Bp. Kelly of Louisville: The People’s Choice Some background on good Bp. Kelly is here. Resisting the impulse to dub him the “Louisville Sluggard” for his spectacularly negligent and costly oversight of his diocese, I wish to enlist none other than Rod Dreher, with whom I have had a long and friendly disagreement, concerning the [Read More...]


Science! Researchers have identified a pattern in the molestation crisis afflicting the Roman Catholic Church: most of the victims are older boys. In other news, scientists have noticed a definite alternating light/dark pattern in the rhythm of day and night. Noting this trend [!], some high-ranking Catholics have concluded that many abusive clergy are gay, [Read More...]


Sure hope this doesn’t suck The guy playing “Luther” looks awfully dewy and ‘N Syncish. He should be beefier, like Kenneth Branagh. I hope it’s a human portrayal, neither hagiography nor demonization. A fascinating, tragic, courageous, hateful, brilliant, deeply disturbed, intensely pious, tender, sentimental, sensitive, brutal, and (near the end of his life) quasi-deranged man. [Read More...]


Horrid Red Things, Vitamin Theories, and Intelligent Design A reader gripes: [N]on-disprovable philosophies … such as “Intelligent design” only serve to make Christians look ignorant. I assure you that if the Catholic Church maintained such nonsense as articles of faith, no scientist with personal integrity could be Catholic. It would appear to me that the [Read More...]


Dave Pawlak Asks a Question [Read more...]


Feds Create Special Department to Ban Death and Repeal the Second Law of Thermodynamics or at any rate, they might as well do it, since they’ve created a department which promises to achieve the quixotic goal of making sure “we never become complacent again”. Someone in the Homeland Security Department needs to learn the meaning [Read More...]


Pulitzer Takes Prompt Action Toward NY Times Journalist’s Fraud and Lies Jayson Blair was a piker compared to Walter Duranty and his apologias for Stalinist mass murder. The New York Times: The Journal with a Record [Read more...]


Another step toward defending the culture of sexual depravity Toldja so. Show me a culture the despises virginity and I’ll show you a culture that despises children. In a few decades, the Church will be condemned for opposing what evil clergy are now condemned for doing. It’s almost inevitable. If any form of sexual license [Read More...]


I’m no Young Earth Creationist… …and I don’t have a problem with evolution playing some role in the creation of the human person. However, I do find it fascinating when little tidbits from science fly over the transom and dovetail so suggestively with the story in Genesis. The biggest dovetail in the last century was, [Read More...]


Baloney Anti-semitism is a problem in Europe and the Islamosphere. It’s not a problem here (except on Enlightened College Campuses[TM]). As one Jewish wit has said, “[American] Christians don’t wan’t to kill us. They want to marry us!” By the way, read the body of the text and then try to figure out how they [Read More...]


Fascinating and Beautiful Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. [Read more...]


Louisville Slugged for Big Bucks …and yet, there’s not enough money in the world that can pay for this evil. Blood of Christ, take away our sins! [Read more...]