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...]

Check out the Capuchin Franciscans! They’ve got a nifty new permalink icon rightcheer on my blog over on the left rail. They’re the Province to which Archbishop Sean O’Malley belongs. [Read more...]

The surest sign the Dems really believe their own propaganda about Bush “He’s a brainless sock puppet for powerful interests who only knows what to say because his handlers feed him his lines!” That’s the Dem drill on Bush. The trouble with the Dems is that they really believe this and, because Bush has been [Read More...]

Spunky Michiganders Speak Truth to Power [Read more...]

Steve Greydanus on Luther Steve’s more charitable than I am. The film appears to be a very well-made tissue of lies, hagiography, demonization, and half-truths. Not surprising, but still disappointing. Because the film now appears guaranteed to make its (few) viewers stupider about what Catholics believe than they were before they saw it, I offer [Read More...]