By the way, one advantage of this blog… is that I am so sports-disinterested and illiterate that you’ve been able to go for days without ever reading the words “Say it ain’t Sosa” here. Not many blogs can make that claim. One more reason to stay tuned. [Read more...]

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Some Pro-War Folks Appear to be Moving from “We’ll find ‘em! Just you wait, you antiwar idiots!” to… “[T]here could have been misstatements made, I think in good faith.” Does this mean they are giving up on ever finding WMDs? Isn’t that a bit premature? If they don’t find them, I think it’s certain *possible* [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27603.html

Bright Lights! Big City! The magic and dazzle of Steubenville, Ohio! Start spreadin’ the news! I’m leaving today! I want to be a part of it! Steeeuuuubenville! (Superior upscale big city Seattleite sneer inspired by HMS blog.) [Read more...]

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Is that all? What a piker! I put it at 100%! But then, I have inside information (Matthew 24… the book of Revelation…). Does he know that “apocalypse” was used by Greek-speaking Jews of the first century to refer, not to nuclear war, but to the moment at which the bride and groom disrobed before [Read More...]

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Well, Haloscan is working again I expect a few small hiccups more and then smooth sailing. Sorry for the hassle! I’m going to keep it cuz it loads way faster than YACCS. But if there’s another explosion, I will use YACCS as my emergency backup. [Read more...]

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Fr. Rob Johansen puts the “God” in Robert Goddard …and muses about how sin makes you stupid, especially if you are a pro-choice Hillary worshipper. (Kudos to Fr. Brian Stanley for that great pun.) [Read more...]

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People, people! Why is it that any attempt to point out that our culture is a huge factor in the Situation is always met with defensive stuff like “This doesn’t let the hierarchy off the hook, you know! Why do you keep blaming the laity? It’s the Pope who made these appointments! It’s the bishops [Read More...]

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Greg Popcak Obligingly Points out Two Things I’ve Been Saying First, Bill O’Reilly is a bullying semi-Catholic gasbag. Second, O’Reilly, supposedly a conservative Catholic, nicely illustrates my point: which is that Catholics from his vaunted “90%” don’t *want* faithful bishops. They want bishops who will leave them alone and not bother them about their sex [Read More...]

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There are two basic responses to this sort of thing One response is to gripe and moan and complain. And to be sure, there’s much to complain about. The wretched catechesis is inexcusable and another fine fruit of the brilliant pastoral care of Bp. O’Brien. But if you just sit there moaning and complaining while [Read More...]

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Two Editorials One from the Dallas Morning News and one from the Grey Lady on Bp. O’Brien’s unbelievably irresponsible butt-saving machinations. I’m personally hoping the DA just says “The hell with this stupid attempt to monkey with running the Church. Here, take it back, Phoenix Catholics. It’s yours, not Caesar’s.” and then just does his [Read More...]

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We’re building these nukes because our beliefs strictly forbid it Humans appear to have an infinite capacity for doubletalk. [Read more...]

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Another Portrait of that Hero of Christendom The man who inspires massive cheering throngs of Christians to mob football stadiums in his honor. The spark behind the swelling conflagration of “Christian terrorism” that threatens to engulf the world. Forget about Islamic terror and the destruction of the World Trade Center. According to the Boston Globe, [Read More...]

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