Vinnie and the Burglar A friend of mine knew a guy named Vinnie when he lived in New York. One day, he overheard Vinnie say to his roomate on the phone, “Don’t forget to feed the burglar.” When he inquired of Vinnie what those mysterious words might mean, he was informed that Vinnie and his [Read More...]

Clinton in a Mitre [Read more...]

Proposition (with a tip of the hat to Disputations): “The fully human person is divine.” If you don’t find that shocking, you aren’t awake. If you find it repugnant, you aren’t a Bible-believin’ Christian. Discuss, class. [Read more...]

And now there will never be PC bias at the Times again A couple of resignations and the systemic problem is totally fixed. [Read more...]

The blog below does not, contra some people’s opinions, mean I’ve “joined the antiwar crowd” It merely means that I object to woolly thinking, of which the antiwar crowd has plenty as well. Just yesterday, somebody sent me a note saying that Christians were being roughed up by Muslims in Iraq, so how could I [Read More...]

Al, the Esoteric Comments Box Writer, Makes a Good Point The latest strategic rhetorical maneuver from war supporters embarrassed by the lack of WMDs is to say, “So, shall we put Saddam back in power?” Nobody’s advocating that, of course, but this desperate attempt at diversion from the subject points to a rather problematic fact [Read More...]

In the interest of interblog dialogue I’ll answer conclusively: It’s just you, Robert. I’m the pert and perky effervescent Sparkle Guy I always was. You’re just getting old and grumpy. [Read more...]

The Most Profound and Moving Thing I’ve Ever Seen on the Web Kudos to Fr. Bryce Sibley for finding this life-changing site. [Read more...]

More Solid Catechetical Materials Courtesy of the Web [Read more...]

Available Only On Catholic and Enjoying It! Where else can you find a thread of conversation between one reader trying to prove that JPII “worships strange gods” and another trying to argue that the Quran is basically a Catholic book? Of course, they’re both wrong, but at least my readers are utterly original. If you [Read More...]

A reader sends a complaint, but I don’t agree Wolfowitz admits: Iraq war was about oil Oil was the main reason for military action against Iraq, according to U.S. deputy defense secretary Paul Wolfowitz, confirming the worst fears of those opposed to the US-led war. Pretty blunt about it, too. Asked why a nuclear power [Read More...]

A reader sends along this review of Philip Jenkins’ book “The New Anti-Catholicism” and remarks: Commonweal editor Paul Baumann argues that the Church’s denial of religious freedom was the principal source of Protestant enmity toward Catholics in this country, claiming “‘Error has no rights’ was the Catholic position until the Second Vatican Council”. I find [Read More...]