Blessed with a Sad Sack Face and a Convincing Story to Match? You could be Big Media’s “Go To Gal” for the next carefully polished Tale O’Woe. Auditions will be held next Tuesday! The lucky winner will earn a coveted place in the Rolodexes of every major network! You’ll be featured again and again as [Read More...]

Scratch an atheist… find a Fundamentalist. So much ingenuity and cleverness for such stupid and uncomprehending results. It takes years of rigorous training to make yourself this dumb. [Read more...]

I mostly disagree, Rod Rod writes: This week, I spoke with a faithful young orthodox priest of my acquaintance, and he said, “I’ve decided I can’t pay attention to the bishops anymore. There’s too much work to be done to serve the Lord to worry about those men.” I think this is probably the only [Read More...]

Terrorists Capture, Kill, and Perform Hideous Experiments on 400,000 Americans! Oh, wait. That’s us and we’re the Good Guys. Well, at any rate, thank God the killing and experimentation on defenseless children is being done by freedom-loving Westerners and not those awful Islamicists who are the whole problem with the world. I’m glad it’s *us* [Read More...]

Attn: Fresno Area Self-Educators! Go here. Network. [Read more...]

I don’t especially need inspiring bishops I didn’t become a Catholic because I said, “Wow! Look at those bishops! Cool!” Indeed, as much as I love and admire the Holy Father, he mostly wasn’t on the mental radar when I became convinced the Church was the Church Christ founded. (Actually, other, lesser occupants of the [Read More...]

Waste Not, Want Not Those recipes are certainly tempting. [Read more...]

Ohio “Breast-Feeding While Driving” Case Just Got Weirder … as such cases are wont to do. Family has screwy “Bible-based” beliefs, natch. Something about resisting the encroachment of the Beast and a husband’s absolute and sole authority over his wife, blah blah blah. Translation: My wife and kid aren’t the property of the State! They’re [Read More...]

Quaker Noli Irritare Leones (“Don’t Bug the Lions”) Defends Catholics from Dumb Bashing Interesting conversation ensues… [Read more...]

Disputations Makes an Observation that Had Not Really Occurred to Me Not exactly a comfort, since it basically confirms that our bishops seem to primarily see themselves as administrators and bureaucratic functionaries, not shepherds. But at least it makes clear why we’re always hearing about these position papers on farm subsidies from the USCCB and [Read More...]

Well, y’see, Mr. Dean, it’s like this… When you pack your party with every disgruntled grievance monger in the country and teach them to be hypersensitive to ever nuance, and then send them out to seek race, class, and gender conflicts in every American word and deed, it’s just a matter of time before that [Read More...]

Good Morning! It’s Day 2 of the Quarterly Catholic and Enjoying It! Pledge Week If you like what you read here, please help keep an emphatically lower middle class writer solvent so he can keep bringing you the weird combination of offbeat humor, theological ramblings, ecclesial and civil politics, and various cultural ephemera that you’ve [Read More...]