Thanks, Y’all

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I’ve never been one of those folks who, come Thanksgiving, likes to make lists of all the things for which I’m thankful. I just kind of think of them and rhetorically wave in their general direction and give a thumbs up.  See, there are all kinds of things I like, such as good food, beer, and [Read More...]

Piskie-Roman Dustup in San Francisco

On October 1st, Episcopalian bishop Marc Andrus published an obnoxious letter “welcoming” Salvatore Cordileone as the new Archbishop of San Francisco … by implying that he’s just a knuckle-dragging Iron Age bigot and decent Catholics should join the rapidly-draining Piskie Pond to get away from such a horrible person. (Why did he have to write a letter to his entire diocese [Read More...]

Mark Shea: Worst. Person. Ever.

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One thing about blogging at Patheos: you can’t choose your neighbors. It was a pretty quiet place around here when the Right Kind of Catholics made up most of the blogroll, but then they started letting anybody in. I knew things were really going to hell when Mark Shea first showed up. As an author, [Read More...]

Cardinal Dolan on “True Freedom”

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In his new ebook, published this morning, Cardinal Dolan makes a quick and bracing call for a return of natural law against the utilitarianism and moral relativism that currently define modern law and public policy. Adapted from his speech for the Law and the Gospel of Life Series given at Fordham Law School’s Institute on [Read More...]

“Saying stupid stuff in Latin doesn’t make it smart”

Fr. Powell does a fine Fisking of the most notorious quote from LCWR keynote speaker Barbara Marx Hubbard, in which she spouts raw heresy about the resurrection. Although we may never know what really happened [So, "what really happened" is not recorded in the Gospels?], we do know that the story told in the Gospels [Read More...]

“The beliefs of the church are not going to change by poll”

Preach it, brother.  David Quinn has this to say in the Irish Independent: The findings of the survey commissioned by the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) are not even in the tiniest bit surprising. We have known for years that on issue after issue many or most Catholics, even weekly Mass-going Catholics, do not believe [Read More...]


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