New Jersey is God-Fearing, Not So Much Devil-Fearing

You know what they say about New Jersey. No, not that thing. The other thing: Only the strong survive. If this is so, basic science literacy is just barely surviving, though starving, abused, and neglected. Though I make my home in Maine and have spent years in Virginia and DC, I am a native New [Read More…]

Holy Popsicles, Batman!

Chilean artist Sebastian Errazuriz will be handing out popsicles at his art opening this weekend at Gallery R’Pure in Manhattan’s Flatiron District… but these aren’t just any frozen treat. These popsicles are made from holy wine AND have cross-shaped tongue depressors with the Anointed One stamped on them. I think they’re just perfect for the summer, [Read More…]

Norway Abolishes National Church

In an unprecedented move this week, the Norwegian Parliament voted unanimously to abolish the national Church. Considering that 72% of the population (3.6 million people) are non-believers, it may not be a very surprising move, but it’s still noteworthy. Before the parade starts, though, it turns out that this isn’t a complete separation of the [Read More…]

Catholic Organizations Sue Government Over Healthcare

On Monday, the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington D.C. joined other Catholic organizations to sue the U.S. Government over a new healthcare law mandating them to provide employees with access to contraception as part of their health insurance. The lawsuit cites the First Amendment guaranteeing protection of religion. There are already provisions in the law which [Read More…]

Bill Donohue is So Mad at The Daily Show

I am a massive fan of Jon Stewart‘s The Daily Show.  I try to catch every episode, and I think Stewart is consistently on point and relevant.   Shockingly, the Catholic League and I do not agree on this. On April 16th, The Daily Show featured an amazing send-up of Fox News Channel’s protest of the term “War [Read More…]


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