Case in point This guy would benefit much more from the way the Pope interacts with human beings than from having his Mom called a “towelhead.” Without a lot of pushing, many Muslims in the Mushy Middle would like to draw closer to the West (and some are even very curious about Christ. I’ve corresponded [Read More...]

So Am I Saying Bronze Age Thugs Shouldn’t be Challenged? No. I’m saying that there are smart and stupid ways of challenging the Bronze Age Thugs at the darkest end of the Islamic spectrum. The stupid way is for the leaders of the Catholic Church to do as faux valiant comment box writers demand and [Read More...]

St. Wayne Newton, ora pro nobis Actually, this sounds kinda fun. The Lidless Eyes over at Novus Ordo Watch are, of course, in high dudgeon (“The perversity and wickedness and absurdity of the Novus Ordo Religion knows no bounds!”). But then all forms of human merriment cause their sphincters to slam shut. [Read more...]

NY Times Management: Like American Catholic Bishops Except Without the Sense of Responsibility For all their slowness to criticize themselves in any meaningful way, at least the American bishops were capable of mustering this back in Dallas: The Penance that is necessary here is not the obligation of the Church at large in the United [Read More...]

Read it here on May 8 Read it on on May 13: The Larger Question: The editor-in-chief of the New York Times, one Howell Raines, now famously has said that no paper can protect itself against a liar. This would indicate that the filters, checks and balances that Big Media spoke so high-mindedly about [Read More...]

“We’ve got to say how peaceful they are, or they’ll kill us” Both Evangelical missionaries in Islamic lands and the Vatican tend to take the same tack toward Foaming Bronze Age Fanatics: try not to piss them off unnecessarily since they tend to kill innocent people with little provocation. Plump, comfortable suburban people with absolutely [Read More...]

Madonna Gets Religion I certainly hope Madonna internalizes something besides the worship of Madonna from this latest fad in the ever-changing kaleidoscope of new identities and personas. It would be a step, however meager, from her almost total self-absorption if she did. But one gets the impression that this is simply the latest fashion accessory, [Read More...]

“That’s FRONKenstein, not Frankenstein!” [Read more...]

A reader asks I wonder if you could help me. I am presently preparing a talk on the theological virtue of hope for young people. I have read widely and listened to talks on this virtue in preparation for this talk, and I am confused! From my reading of the writings of people from Cardinal [Read More...]

A reader writes… I would love to see some input about guardian angels, angels, or demons. I just finished reading Angels by Peter Kreeft and am fascinated by it. I would enjoy input by some of the people who read your blog. I believe in both angels and devils (including guardian angels). Angels have fallen [Read More...]

Fr. Rob Johansen on the Ecclesiastical Potemkin Village Yeah, the Church is a mess. Pretty much always has been. It was because the Church was all screwed up that the New Testament had to be written (“Don’t worship angels! Don’t sleep with your stepmother! Stop getting drunk at Mass!”) and it was because it was [Read More...]

I swear, I don’t write my blogs to coincide with new items like this I didn’t know about this when I wrote my Tom Clancy blogs. [Read more...]