My pastor, the bishop

Two weeks ago, the Pope named two new auxiliary bishops for the Diocese of Brooklyn. Now, we’ve learned, one of them will be the new pastor at my parish. He’s Msgr. Paul Sanchez — shown above, concelebrating Mass with Brooklyn’s Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio. From his biography: The Most Reverend Paul Sanchez was born November 26, [Read More...]

Satan’s address to the graduates

You may remember this post, announcing that the Prince of Darkness would be speaking at a small Jesuit university.  The text of his remarks is below.   DGK +++ Thank you. (loud applause) Thank you all very much. Thank you, Fr. Despereaux. Please, folks (continued applause), please be seated. A little restraint every now & [Read More...]

Christ’s message to bloggers: “Love one another.”

“Love one another,” says Jesus. That means loving people, not judging them. That means bearing with them when we disagree with them, not attacking them at the slightest hint of a difference of opinion on church teaching. That means giving them the benefit of the doubt, not jumping down their throats when you think they’ve [Read More...]

“With each ‘The Blood of Christ’ I spoke, my heart grew more glad…”

Last week, I swapped emails and had a great phone conversation with the husband of Marcia Morrissey — that would be Ed Morrissey, the blogging genius behind Hot Air. Ed wrote me yesterday to share some happy news: he’d just served for the first time as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Great!, I said. [Read More...]

Cardinal Dolan on “The Law of the Gift”

The Catholic University alumnus spoke to its graduating class this weekend: Just six days ago, Pope Benedict XVI, in addressing bishops from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming, spoke warmly of Catholic education here in the United States, and of the need of our Catholic colleges and universities “ . . . to reaffirm their [Read More...]

First TIME, now Newsweek

The weekly newsmagazines have lost their collective minds.  TIME magazine offered us this jaw-dropper last week.  And now, Newsweek ups the ante. Tina Brown, editor of Newsweek, is quoted here as saying “Let the games begin.”  What’s next? [Read more...]

For Mother’s Day: a miracle named Christian

Words can’t do justice to this beautiful, heartbreaking, inspiring video that’s now sweeping the Internet. People ask the mother all the time why she didn’t abort the baby.  Here’s her answer. Take seven minutes and watch.  Kleenex required. [Read more...]

What did you hear?

In the comments on my homily this weekend, someone asked: Just curious, but I wonder how many Masses brought up Obama’s gay marriage declaration this week? Good question.  Did anyone out there hear anything about this from the pulpit this Sunday? If not, what did you hear?  (Amy Welborn asks that question a lot on [Read More...]

Happy Mother’s Day, from Google

In case anyone has missed it, here’s the disarming Mother’s Day doodle on the Google home page — animated.  They also have a posting on their blog about moms and technology. Happy Mother’s Day! [Read more...]

Judge suggests cutting some of the 10 Commandments

That sound you hear is Moses, doing a massive face/palm. Details: Could the Ten Commandments be reduced to six, a federal judge asked Monday. Would that neutralize the religious overtones of a commandments display that has the Giles County School Board in legal hot water? That unorthodox suggestion was made by Judge Michael Urbanski during [Read More...]


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