Various & Sundry

Did you know the new Jane Austen movie will have a special treacly ending --because Americans can't handle the more subtle ending the rest of the world will see? I'm with ninme, who asks,
I don’t suppose it’s too much to ask that either one actually correspond to the end of the book?
I also curtsy to ninme for these two Mark Steyn columns about the collapse of Europe. In comparison with Fiji. And in how big government makes small citizens.
Get thee to Insight Scoop. Everything on the whole page is interesting. Bishops discussing changes in the liturgy at their annual meeting (may post something on that later); two posts on Charles de Foucauld, who was just beatified; B16 on the creation v. evolution argument; and the redoubtable Fr. Schall on "The Brighter Side of Hell." Plus more.