Why Christ Commands Us to Forgive Because if you don’t, you are in prison forever, eternally bound by the person who victimized you, longer after he’s dead. Exhibit A: Those who can’t let go even when their victimizer “escaped justice” by being stomped to death by a Nazi. Mitchell Garabedian, who represents many of Geoghan’s [Read More...]


Tom Shales and Big Think Tom Shales suffers from one of the most ancient prejudices of the human race: the notion that God is primarily interested in Important People… “So let’s get our bearings. We are living here on a planet in shambles, terrorists running murderously amok, the Mideast on the verge of exploding, humanity [Read More...]


Iraq bishop says media distorts coverage to discredit US-led war One aspect of modernity that frustrates me greatly is that we are *totally* dependent on the press for our picture of everything that is going on in any field beyond our immediate experience. Whenever the press actually talks about something I know something about, they [Read More...]


The New Season for the Seattle G.K. Chesterton Society is about to Debut Our first offering: Oct. 15, 7:30, Casey Commons, Seattle University. Todd Rendleman, Ph.D., Department of Communication, Seattle Pacific University. “The Action of Mercy: A Flannery O’Connor Performance Hour.” Co-sponsored by the Washington Commission for the Humanities. If you live in the area, [Read More...]


Good Morning! It’s Day 7 of the Quarterly Catholic and Enjoying It! Pledge Week It’s the Sabbath. I’m resting. However, Scripture clearly says it’s lawful to do good works on the Sabbath. Supporting yer emphatically lower middle class scribe as he tries to do his apostolic thang is a good work. So make this pledge [Read More...]


Grief So long Donald O’Connor. One of the most underrated performers in the history of the movies has died with the same class wit and charm that made him great: In a brief statement, the family said that among O’Connor’s last words was the following quip: “I’d like to thank the Academy for my lifetime [Read More...]


Good Morning! It’s Day 6 of the Quarterly Catholic and Enjoying It! Pledge Week We’re in the Home Stretch of the Great Autumn Drive. You’ve done a phenomenal job so far and my dentist, exterminator, plumber, IRS collector, kids and mortgage really appreciate it–though not as much as I do. However, we have two more [Read More...]


Vote for McClintock! But he’ll make the Stupid Party lose in California! [Evil grin]. Yep. Sure will! You see, the leadership of the Stupid Party has traditionally held prolife conservatives at arms distance, but still firmly by the family jewels, saying, “Hey! If you don’t support us, the Evil Party will win. You wouldn’t want [Read More...]


Have I mentioned lately how worthless and unreliable Haloscan is? [Read more...]


A bit early, but still majorly cool What’s most impressive is that they kept the meaning, meter and the rhyme: Rudolphus, naso rubro, naso nitidissimo, si umquam eum spectes, dicas eum fulgere. Reliqui tum renones deridebant ludentes, semper vetabant eum apud ludos ludere. Deinde ante natalem Santa venit, et “Tu, Rudolphe nitide, traham meam duc [Read More...]


Mark Adams writes with a favor to ask youse guys: I just learned that I will be traveling on press junket to Jordan sponsored by the Catholic Near East Welfare Association. Could I be so bold as to ask you to ask your readers for good resources to learn about Jordan; its history, government, current [Read More...]


This… reminds me of my favorite apocryphal nun story about the sign on the convent grounds that read: “Trespassers will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law” and was undersigned, “The Sisters of Mercy”. [Read more...]