“There! That oughtta hold the little b******s!” That remark, famously made by a children’s radio show host who thought he was off the air, came to mind as I discovered my blog, Catholic Light and Extreme Catholic were apparently part of some curious experiment hosted by Raving Atheist to show that atheists could be full [Read More...]
A reader responds to my question… …how we get these eminently practical ideas for reforrm off the pages of a blog and into the hands of people who can do something about them: Here is one way. There are many seminaries in America. Some of these seminaries are also priories or monsteries. So there are [Read More...]
Good Lord! Two “Toldjas” in One Day? Read about it on my blog months ago: From April 29 2002: “And, When People Keep Connecting the Dots The final ploy of the “Defend Dissident Sexuality at All Costs” crowd will be “What’s so bad about sex with children anyway? We need to revisit these irrational taboos, [Read More...]
Apropos “If Something Isn’t Done about Lousy Bishops, I’ll…” a reader sends this along: From St. Francis de Sales, “The Love of God” – a moving piece on anger Self-love often deceives us and leads us away, gratifying its own passions under the name of zeal. Zeal has once made use of anger, and now [Read More...]
NRO Offers One Possible Answer to the “Well? Where are They?” Question I’m willing to give this a bit of credence. Dictators typically cut themselves off from reality because they surround themselves with people who never tell them troubling things. Still, there was that “If you could only see what crosses my desk every day” [Read More...]
End Times Watch: I (partly) agree with Greeley One of the things I had a difficult time impressing on Kiwis was the degree to which 9/11 was *the* watershed moment in American history since Vietnam. Euros (and Kiwis, despite their geographic location, are Euros), just don’t get how traumatizing that event was for a nation [Read More...]
If something isn’t done about these lousy bishops, I’ll…. You’ll what? It’s a question worth asking yourself. You’ll turn your back on Jesus Christ in the Eucharist? You may, but you’ll be sinning to do it. You’ll withhold your tithe? Fine. Just don’t withhold it from the alien, the orphan, and the widow. You’ll get [Read More...]
A reader writes: Mark, with regard to the question about the wholesale canning of bishops, I think there is a common-sense way of proceeding. First, part of the problem certainly seems to be consultation — the current system of promoting bishops is incestuous and perpetuates the problem. I would like to see a group of [Read More...]
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