Watched King Kong tonight with the little ones What I love most about the film is the sense of boyish *wonder* in it. “It’s adventure, fame and money! It’s the thrill of a lifetime and a long sea voyage!” says Carl Denham to Anne Darrow and something in the heart leaps up. Yes! I’d be [Read More...]

Crisis has such great readers This is from the latest issue: SPARE THE MEAT, SPOIL THE GOSPEL I was delighted to read the Manichaean ramblings of Danel Paden, director of the Catholic Vegetarian Society (“Letters,” June 2003). It confirmed my theory that fanaticism in Western society alternates between nudism and vegetarianism, both of which contradict [Read More...]

Dennis Kucinich Running for Captain of Spaceship America Interview shows definitively that Kucinich’s mind is an incomprehensible goulashe of eco-spirituality, deracinated post-Catholic drivel, room temperature universalism, and spiritualized policy wonkism. The only glue that holds it all together is commitment to the Sacrament of Abortion. [Read more...]

Back in 1999… the black helicopter crowd was filling Art Bell’s airwaves with nutty conspiracy theories about how Clinton was going to declare Martial Law when the Y2K bug struck and erect a Nazi dictatorship with him as President for Life. You had to be waaaaaaay out on the nutso fringe of the Right to [Read More...]

The FLA Supreme Court Just Really Likes Putting People to Death I’m one of those hopeless weenies who thinks, as the Pope does, that even guilty human life should be preserved unless it is an ongoing danger to the community. “It’s a pity Bilbo didn’t kill him when he had the chance.” “Pity? It was [Read More...]

Ghosts What are they? What do you make of them? This, like most “paranormal” stuff is one of those topics about which Catholic theology has very little to say other than “Don’t try to contact dead people” and “It’s a stranger world than we know.” The basic rule of thumb for Catholics is, “Don’t seek [Read More...]

On the bright side… We have some good priests here in Seattle. [Read more...]

Speaking of that Strong Tower of Episcopal Courage in Los Angeles I’m sure we will be seeing oodles of spirited leadership from the Cardinal of Hollywood as the Gov mulls a bill to force foster parents to knuckle under to gay brownshirtism at its finest. [Read more...]

With Thomas “Windshield” O’Brien, Thomas Daily, Rembert Weakland, and Cdl. Law out of the running… the competition is getting more intense for the “Worst Still-Serving Bishop” Award. Bp. Adamec may be pulling into the lead. But there is still the inimitable John McCormack of New Hampshire, who just didn’t notice anything odd about Paul Shanley [Read More...]

JRR TOLKIEN – LORD OF THE RINGS CONFERENCE with JOSEPH PEARCE SEATTLE UNIVERSITY – PIGOTT AUDITORIUM Saturday, October 4, 2003 – All day 9:00 AM Registration Students: $15.00 Adults: $20.00 info: (425) 743-8821 Think I’ll go. I had dinner with Joe when I was in Michigan a while back. Lovely man. [Read more...]

John Gibson is a Disturbed Person [Read more...]

Genetically Modified Food Fight Rome recently said, “Sounds fine to us.” Green Kiwis are upset by this. Some people think the Church has no business involving itself in such matters. I think the Church *must* involve itself in such questions. Certainly the questions of “How do we feed starving people?” vs. “What are our responsibilities [Read More...]