Lane Core Demonstrates the Truth of the Old Adage “Scratch an Atheist–even one as sophisticated and intelligent as Christopher Hitchens–find a Fundamentalist” A quick web search would have revealed that vernacular translations (such as these Old English texts) preceded, and were approved by, the Catholic Church centuries before the King James Version. What the Church [Read More...]

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Don’t Mess Wid Da Monk! [Read more...]

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Speaking of Addiction to the Drug of Wrath The Lidless Eyes at Novus Ordo Watch detect EEEEEvil at work in JPII’s allowance of a Latin Mass: Vatican Announces Traditional Mass in St. Mary Major for May 24. And what will the Mass be offered for? True Peace? Conversion of Sinners? End to Abortion? Conversion of [Read More...]

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“We’re powerless! Nothing we do can change anything!” Well, not exactly. Just got this from a reader who was one of the people who actually tried to *do* something about Abp. Flynn’s announced award to a St. Joan of Arc ninny: May 20, 2003 Dear Martin, Thank you for your e-mail of May 20, 2003 [Read More...]

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Each Diocese is Fully Church A bit of theological trivia for you. Just as Jesus is fully present in each host, so the Church is fully present in each diocese in union with a bishop. What this means, practically speaking, is that the full resources necessary to the healthy functioning of each diocese are present [Read More...]

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A Grateful Nation Cries with One Voice “Leave! We’ve got a corrupt crime syndicate government, aspiring network of Foaming Bronze Age Fanatics and vendetta system we need to erect and you Yankees are slowing us down!” [Read more...]

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US Phasing in Bill of Rights Slowly in Iraq Second Amendment still some time from implementation. First amendment subject to veto in case of free exercise of Bronze Age Fanaticism. [Read more...]

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Bp. Grahmann Berates His Stone-Throwing Flock Hey! I’m all for forgiveness and second chances. But there is the little fact that this guy was not only involved in a violation of chastity, but in a credible charge of *rape*. The issue, Bp. Grahmann, is your failure to do a serious background check on the guy. [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/05/27764.html

Thank God for rigid, religiously motivated minorities Though, truth to tell, I miss ol’ Jack Kevorkian. He was the *creepiest* poster boy for euthanasia imaginable: a man who liked to photograph the eyes of people at the instant of death, a man who killed people who weren’t sick and then removed their kidneys for display [Read More...]

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I’m getting correspondence suggesting I’m “anti-Israel” cuz I think Evangelicals are rather over-confident about “third Temples” As I say, I think Jews are entitled to a homeland–not unlike Palestinians. Catholic tradition is rather friendly toward the idea that nations have a right to live someplace. That said, I am highly skeptical of Christian eschatological schemes [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/05/27766.html

“I’m.. a victim… too!” This is not a good article to read the day you find out your employer can’t afford to keep up your dental insurance (four kids, 80-100 teeth, lotsa cavities), you are scrambling to make ends meet and figure out how the hell you will afford 5 different necessities and pay the [Read More...]

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When Evangelicals Mistake Scripture for a Manual on Foreign Policy “We may have disagreements about who [the Messiah] is,” Mr. van de Hoeven said, “but He is not coming back to a mosque but to a third temple.” He is? That’s news to the Catholic eschatological tradition, as far as I know. I know of [Read More...]

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