DC Hero Coming Out as Gay

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DC Comics, in its annual desperate bid for media attention, is promising to out a major character, because no area of culture must remain untouched by teh gay. So who will it be? Superman? Nope: Lois. Batman? [Read more...]

A Pair of Holy Land Discoveries

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It’s amazing that new things are still emerging from Holy Land sites and discoveries. After a hundred years of excavations at Tel Megiddo, archaeologists have just discovered a hidden vessel containing gold and silver jewelry wrapped in cloth.  The objects date from about 1100BC, and include a unique gold earring decorated with either ibex or wild [Read More...]

The Deacon Turns Five

Five years ordained, and now five years blogging. With the exception of his homilies, he usually stands aside and let’s his stories and his readers do the talking, but today he reflects on his time as a blogger and deacon, and posts a must-read homily from the early days. Drop by and give him your [Read More...]

Facebook: The Beginning of the End?

I was late to the Facebook world, and I use it reluctantly and haphazardly. (If you’ve found me there, tried to friend me and gotten no response, it’s probably because I keep my network to about 100 friends, relatives, and colleagues. If I don’t know you, I don’t add you.) I can see its uses [Read More...]

Trading Virginity for 15 Minutes of Fame UPDATED

One of the more nauseating aspects of the modern commodification and debasing of sex is the way virginity is treated like cheap coin to be spent as quickly as possible. Purity is no longer Laertes “chaste treasure,” but is now more like a midway token to be plugged into the first game that comes along. [Read More...]

Monday Morning Chicken

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The awesome Ruby the Rhode Island Red, our favorite chicken. She actually loves to be carried around. [Read more...]

Saturday Song — “I Am Made of You”

We haven’t done any Alice Cooper in a little while, so here’s something from his most recent album, Welcome 2 My Nightmare, produced by Bob Ezrin, the man behind his best early work. (People who remember the original Welcome to My Nightmare will recognize the piano part from Steven.) If there’s any doubt that the “you” in [Read More...]

Blatty v. Georgetown

Best-selling author, screenwriter, director, and Academy Award-winner William Peter Blatty is challenging Georgetown to reclaim its Catholic identity. Blatty is best known as the author of The Exorcist, but he’s also a GU grad (class of 1950) and a devout Catholic who has had enough of Georgetown working against the church while pretending to be a Catholic [Read More...]


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