Phoenix Phog Okay. Here’s the plea Bp. O’Brien copped. And here’s the deal he signed. Now here’s what he’s saying today. Can anybody make head or tail of this Clintonian parsing? As near as I can tell, he’s saying, “I reshuffled abusers and lied about it. I’ll admit that if you won’t send me to [Read More...]

Wick-ed! For more cartooning brilliance, check out Chris Muir’s “Day By Day“. [Read more...]

This priest must not have been reading the experts in my comments boxes who assure me that the Pope is in favor of this sort of thing Come to think of it, the Pope must not have read these experts either. [Read more...]

Reporting from the Trenches: The New Catholic Media My latest piece for Crisis Magazine. [Read more...]

One big point of confusion for me… …is the relationship of Rome to O’Brien. Rod remarks in a comment down below: I find it astonishing that Rome would not want O’Brien to go, for fear of appearing to give in to civil authority, but then turn around and let this disgraceful bishop sign away what [Read More...]

Victor Lams unveils The Next Big Thing! I foresee something like Homestarrunner in Victor’s future. [Read more...]

I’m beginning to think there should be a 3 day moratorium on all commentary on Church news …so that people can stop and figure out what happened *before* they vent their spleens about it. (Yes, I’m guilty too.) Case in point: this increasingly mystifying “agreement” that Bp. O’Brien of Phoenix signed. What is it? What [Read More...]

From Fr. Joseph Wilson This is my editorial from The Wanderer of a year ago. Someone wrote asking for it. I re-read it, and it still says what I want to say. And the end had me laughing. And today, in light of Phoenix and the risible Bishop O’Brien, is a good day to blast [Read More...]

Battlin’ Gasbags! Two vain infotainment performers empty their prodigious lungs at each other for the amusement of spectators. Some people think this matters. Aren’t you glad I’m here to summarize the news? [Read more...]

Toldja Salam Pax was the Real McCoy [Read more...]

A reader asks: I have been enjoying the intelligent discussions on your Blog site concerning the “Just War” principal and its relation to the War against Iraq, Weapons of Mass Destruction, etc. In light of these discussions, I wonder how you would apply the “Just War” principles in this case. How you think Israel (and [Read More...]

Children’s Crusade for Priests Seems like a practical thing to do. [Read more...]