Another Way to Do Study Groups! Down below, I gave some tips on how to do study groups so as to educate yourself on this whole Catholic and Western Civilization Thang. I forgot one. I’ve also been involved for the past several years in a “Married Couples Group” through my parish. The idea is that [Read More...]

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More Info for Those in the Seattle Area Friends in Christ, We invite you to take a look at what’s happening this summer at Blessed Sacrament Church and the Young Adult Community, and get involved with this blessed parish community! With wonderful Guest Speakers, Special and Edifying Presentations, and joyfilled collaborative and meaningful Fellowship, there [Read More...]

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Amy’s on a roll… Lotsa good stuff, but especially the piece that begins “Our baptismal call is not to “ministry.” (Amy, attempting to cultivate a Garbo-like aura of inaccessibility, still does not have functional links, so you will have to scroll down till you find it.) The piece reminds me of yet another fine piece [Read More...]

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New Blog! [Read more...]

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Movie Recommendation I have a really simple standard of judgment for comedies. If a comedy makes me laugh, it’s a good comedy. I don’t care how well or poorly written it is, what the quality of the cinematography, direction, or acting was. If I don’t laugh, it was a bad comedy. If I do laugh, [Read More...]

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Just what we need: more euphemisms and distortion of language “I used to mourn the loss of gay in (what I still think of as) its true sense.” But that doesn’t stop him from wanting to do the same thing to the word “bright”. In other words, in addition to being dumb as a box [Read More...]

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Black is White, Freedom is Slavery Gay Marriage is traditional and conservative. Hey! If all monogamous sexual relationships are “conservative” then Peter Singer’s sheep is a rock-ribbed Republican. This column is a living illustration of Chesterton’s point that liberals commit new errors and then conservatives strive to make sure we go on committing them. [Read more...]

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Haloscan is apparently upgrading… Word on the street is that they are going to create a comments box feature that allows you to post comments. In boxes. Hard-working scientists in white coats are laboring even as we speak to make it possible for Haloscan to fulfil minimal contractual obligations for more than 1 day without [Read More...]

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Yeah, it is kind of a letdown, ain’t it? A reader writes I find the Protestant understanding of the Eucharist very disappointing and anticlimactic. To say that that Melchizedek and the Passover are prefiguring revelations of the Eucharist is to allow that God’s word speaks once from eternity into time, but to deny His presence [Read More...]

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More on “It’s the Culture, Stupid” or “Having the bishops we want” I’ve been arguing that we pretty much have the bishops we want. Evidence for this is abundant. One obvious argument in reply is “The Pope should give us *leaders* not what the laity want.” One could, of course, observe that it’s hard to [Read More...]

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For Seattleites (or Spokanites, Portlanders, or citizens of British Columbia Who Really Like to Drive) University of Washington Evening Lecture Series: Perry Lorenzo Music of the Spheres: An Exploration of Dante’s Divine Comedy If you think Dante is only about the inferno, think again. Join Seattle Opera’s Education Director for a witty and informative journey [Read More...]

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I am shocked to discover that the letter below *may* be a fraud So, instead, I shall do what numerous readers suggested and announce today as the opening of my quarterly “Donor Drive Week” for Catholic and Enjoying It! My point is simple: If you like this blog and the news/opinions/humor/theology/commentary/whatnot that it provides, please [Read More...]

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