Monday Morning Chicken

ChickenDiamond

Close-up of Diamond, the Silver-Laced Wyandotte: our best looking chicken. My daugher was going to show her at the county fair this year, but she (the chicken, not my daughter) is too young by a few weeks. Isn’t it interesting that 4H has higher standards for displaying farm animals than child beauty pageants have for [Read More...]

The Nastiest LCWR Reaction Yet

This interview with Sister Brigid McDonald (no relation) of The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet is a perfect snapshot of everything wrong with a certain strain of American religious life. The woman is alternately nasty, ignorant, arrogant, and contemptible. She’s a dissident, pro-abortion, pro-Occupy Wall Street shrew who spits venom at the Pope and [Read More...]

Saturday Song: “Where We’ll Never Grow Old”

Two versions of this old hymn by James C. Moore. The first is the classic rendering by The Carter Family: And the second is one of those powerful performances made by Johnny Cash in his final years. (Johnny, of course, married June Carter.) His final recordings of various hymns–found in My Mother’s Hymn Book in [Read More...]

BREAKING: Bishop Chaput Announces Results of 8 Child Abuse Investigations

This is the press release from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as received. Short version: investigations in 8 cases concluded, 3 men exonerated, 5 found “unfit”, 6 still being examined by law enforcement, and the rest still under review. [Read more...]

Caves of Refuge Discovered

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A survey of caves in Israel has turned up 500 “caves of refuge”: places where Jews hid during the The First Jewish-Roman War (66-73AD). Most astonishing has been the discovery of 5 mikva’ot (ritual baths) in absurdly inaccessible caves on the Galilean cliffs of Arbel. The presence of mikva’ot indicate that members of the priestly class (kohanim) were [Read More...]

Aquinas & More on Boycotting Chinese Products

In a post on the shameful betrayal of Chen Guangcheng at the hands of the US government, the Catholic retailer Aquinas & More reiterates why they don’t carry products made in China: Since Aquinas and More opened we have had a policy that we don’t buy or sell any products from China. We have posted [Read More...]

10 Bullets [A Week of Time Wasters]

10bullets

This week I’m posting five days worth of insidious browser-based time-wasters: little games that will make that coffee break vanish faster than a bottle of whiskey at an Irish wake. 10 Bullets doesn’t need a whole lot of setup. Your have rows of ships passing by overhead, a fixed gun battery firing straight up, and [Read More...]

The Very Creepy “Life of Julia”

Julia

Pssst: hey, Catholics, see that screen capture above? Yeah, I think he’s talking about us again. The picture is from the Obama campaign’s new “War on Women”-themed site, called “The Life of Julia.” I guess the “Conservatives hate women and want to implement The Handmaid’s Tale as social policy” meme is polling well with the uninformed, so the campaign [Read More...]


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