A friend in academe writes: Just a brief note and then I have to get to sleep-the thing to remember here is that one of the main legal basis for our intervention was not necessarily that Iraq had effective, combat ready WMDs but that they were preserving the capability of creating such in spite of [Read More...]


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Fulton Sheen Made the Same Observation A Turkish Muslim who wrote me, wanting to convert to Christianity, also drove the point home. The obvious choice for him was Catholicism, he said, since Catholics honor Mary like Muslims do. Protestantism was out of the question. It will be interesting to see how Mariophobic Evangelicalism fares in [Read More...]


Nobody’s Seen it… …but everybody’s already certain they’re going to hate “The Passion”. I think I’ll go see it before I form an opinion. Crazy, I know. Gotta love it when orthodox Jew David Klinghoffer is saying, “um, Jews did have something to do with the condemnation of Christ, you know” and James Carroll is [Read More...]


Favorite headline of the day “Terror threat lowered to ‘elevated’” [Read more...]


Oops! Fr. Richard John Neuhaus recently wrote a piece on historian Eamon Duffy who, according to news reports published by allegedly reliable vendors of religious journalism, had become an atheist and said all sorts of loopy things. Poor Fr. Neuhaus, thinking that media reliably report facts. Turns out Duffy is no such animal but is [Read More...]


Yesirree. American Catholic Culture is Desperately Hungry for Holy Bishops Our failure to have them is exclusively the fault of the hierarchy itself. We laypeople play no role whatsoever in shouting down expressions of orthodox Catholic faith and morals from our bishops and priests. We want them to challenge our deranged sexual morality! We do [Read More...]


Unfortunately the “Well, where are they?” problem continues to nag Meanwhile, while these issues are being sorted out, we say, “Hey! Let’s move on! We won! Next!” My problem (and the Administration’s): I’m inclined to think Iran’s regime needs to go. But my trust in the justification for the last war is eroding and that [Read More...]


I’ve been reading P.G. Wodehouse lately Hands down the funniest writer of English prose ever. Saw this and immediately thought, “Prince Bertie Wooster.” If you are looking for great hilarity in sparkling prose, try Wodehouse’s Code of the Woosters or one of the hundred other brilliant books he managed to confect out of sheer farcical [Read More...]


It’s amazing, the Svengali-like power these people have over the Dems Somehow, Dems go on believing that the Clintons care about somebody besides the Clintons and are continually surprised to discover that they don’t. Like the weird allegiance of devils in Milton. Not based on love but on something else: the lust for power [Read more...]


So fun to torment humorless liberal fascists Q: How many feminists does it take to change a light bulb? A: THAT’S NOT FUNNY! I AM OUTRAGED! OUTRAGED!!!!! [Read more...]