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Thursday, October 17, 2002 On Beyond the Fringe in Northern Va.
Not headed for Arlington
He's St. Blog's favorite anti-Semitic geocentrist foil. And this weekend, Robert Sungenis of Catholic Apologetics International is scheduled to be one of the headliners at the Second International Catholic Conference on Creation, October 18-20 at St. Agnes Parish Center in Arlington, Va.
Other speakers decrying dinosaurs and Darwin at the conference are to include the host Kolbe Center's spiritual advisor, Rev. Robert Ruskamp, chaplain of Christendom College in Front Royal, Va., and Bishop Roman Danylak, who has testified to being present at a miracle in which the Host was changed to living flesh and blood.
Christendom College's theology chairman, William Marshner, also has been billed as a speaker in this invitation to the conference.
A flavor of the proceedings may be gained from this account of last year's conference, which featured presentations on the prevalence of "atheists, the sexually immoral, abortion supporters, social Darwinists, racists, and violators of each of the Commandments" among defenders of evolutionary theory, as well as on the significance of the "historical fact of Eve's creation from Adam's side."
Maybe it's something they put in the water down there, but Catholic creationist mecca Christendom College has come under attack from the Lyndon LaRouche movement for being a hotbed of Carlists, ultra-orthodox Spanish monarchists who supported General Franco.
Where's Fr. Sibley when you need him?
There's a reason diplomats consider the Washington D.C. area a tropical posting. An air remains there of the fever swamp.