Why Exactly is this “News”? I’m waiting for the headline that says, “High School Students Find Summer Vacation Preferable to School” or “Poll Finds Prosperity Preferable to Starvation”. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/26078.html

The Desert Camouflage Hat! Worn by our troops in Iraq! Does this photo of Partay Aneemal Ninnies juxtaposed with real heroes strike anybody else as nincompoopish in the extreme! Like an ad for “Napalm Barbecue Starter!” or “Cool Prosthetic Limbs! Worn by Real Veterans!” No. I won’t give the link. I don’t want to direct [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/26079.html

Now: Imagine a sports headline that says “Wolverines Gas and Incinerate Brandeis” Anti-Catholicism: the Last Acceptable Bigotry [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/26080.html

Nutty priest lionizes Paul Hill “Abortion doctors commit premeditated, cold-blooded murder 10 or 20 times a day,” said the Rev. David Trosch, a Catholic priest from Mobile, Ala. “What Paul Hill did was absolutely justified. It was not murder. It was taking the life of a murderer who intended to commit further murders.” Where’s this [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/26081.html

Moral: Don’t return long distance phone calls from total strangers [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/26082.html

Episcopal Spine Alert! Another bishop with a backbone. Nice to see. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/26083.html

This should be interesting One of the members of the Majoring in Minors Brigade has a “Nixon in ’62″ moment of sour grapes over head scarves and writes, “So anyway, along with Al I congratulate the pluralists on yet another successful purge. We’ll all see what sort of world you leave behind for our kids, [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/26084.html

“Chucky”? Africa, the wealthiest continent on the planet, continues its noble quest to share the riches of their vastly advanced economy with random people in the West. SEEKING YOUR ASSISTANCE IN THE INVESTMENT OF $ 8,200,000.00 SIR, I AM CHUCKY TAYLOR THE ELDEST SON OF FORMAL PRESIDENT OF LIBERIA MR CHARLES TAYLOR.MY FATHER WAS FORCED [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/26085.html

Gay Brownshirts on the March! ‘The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement is asking David Blunkett, the home secretary, to bar [Archbishop of Nigeria Peter] Akinola from entering Britain in October on the grounds that he might incite hatred of gay people.’ Refresh my memory. Wasn’t it gay stormtroopers who beat up an African cleric for [Read More...]

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Er, oooookay What cracks me up the most is the peculiar alloy of superstition (“Yes, the icon is killing people’) with scientific materialist insouciance (“Quite explainable. Energy fields, don’t you know. All very scientific. Nothing supernatural here.”) It all reminds me of Screwtape’s fondest hope: “If once we can produce our perfect work–the Materialist Magician, [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/26087.html

Press finally begins to notice that Dan Brown is full of it Our own Boadicea of the Blogosphere, Sandra Miesel, figures prominently in the piece. By the way, Sandra will be interviewed by Al Kresta about the DA VINCI CODE on Monday at 4 pm Chicago time. Go here for a streaming link. By the [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/26088.html

Reactions to “The Wonderful and Wlatsome” begin here I can see how people sick of being the subject of “Peter, try experiments on my rats” liturgical experiments would want to have some help in navigating their way past the St. Ridiculous parish to St. Sane. At the same time, there is also the opposite danger [Read More...]

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