Dear Jamie Stiehm & US News: Leave Jefferson Out of Your Know-Nothing Screed

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Image sourceIn a US News op-ed this morning, columnist Jamie Stiehm has put forth some of the most brazenly bigoted anti-Catholic crapola in this country's example-studded history of the stuff. Reactions have been immediate and pointed, with Elizabeth Scalia's "Fisking Stiehm's Bigotry at US News" the most cogent and damning.The nouveau Know Nothings have been stirring for a couple of years, but this marks a new low. It's not really surprising; the media's love affair with Pope Francis, … [Read more...]

Anti-Catholic Presidential Remarks of the Month: And the Award Goes To . . .

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. . . not Barack Obama---though of course there are 5 more days in June, so there's still room for him to prompt a recount. No, despite the boffo traffic engendered by various Catholic bloggers and commenters reading the President's remarks in Belfast last week as a call for The End of Catholic EducationĀ in Ireland and Possibly Everywhere, Mr Obama (who can generally be counted on to be a frontrunner in this sweepstakes) scratched at the gate. On the basis of those remarks, at least, he wasn't … [Read more...]

In St Patrick’s Purgatory

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Rocco posted a moving story last night on the opening of the Dublin Eucharistic Congress, and how---at the request of the Holy Father---the papal legate Cardinal Mark Ouellet spent last night in St Patrick's Purgatory, fasting and keeping barefoot vigil in prayer for reconciliation and healing of the grievous wounds dealt by Ireland's clergy abuse scandals.The ancient pilgrimage site known as St Patrick's Purgatory is on an island in Lough Derg near Dublin. According to legend, Christ … [Read more...]


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