Greg Popcak Obligingly Points out Two Things I’ve Been Saying First, Bill O’Reilly is a bullying semi-Catholic gasbag. Second, O’Reilly, supposedly a conservative Catholic, nicely illustrates my point: which is that Catholics from his vaunted “90%” don’t *want* faithful bishops. They want bishops who will leave them alone and not bother them about their sex [Read More...]

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There are two basic responses to this sort of thing One response is to gripe and moan and complain. And to be sure, there’s much to complain about. The wretched catechesis is inexcusable and another fine fruit of the brilliant pastoral care of Bp. O’Brien. But if you just sit there moaning and complaining while [Read More...]

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Two Editorials One from the Dallas Morning News and one from the Grey Lady on Bp. O’Brien’s unbelievably irresponsible butt-saving machinations. I’m personally hoping the DA just says “The hell with this stupid attempt to monkey with running the Church. Here, take it back, Phoenix Catholics. It’s yours, not Caesar’s.” and then just does his [Read More...]

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We’re building these nukes because our beliefs strictly forbid it Humans appear to have an infinite capacity for doubletalk. [Read more...]

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Another Portrait of that Hero of Christendom The man who inspires massive cheering throngs of Christians to mob football stadiums in his honor. The spark behind the swelling conflagration of “Christian terrorism” that threatens to engulf the world. Forget about Islamic terror and the destruction of the World Trade Center. According to the Boston Globe, [Read More...]

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Interesting debate… …between John Pacheco (who used to work for CAI before it imploded) and Bob Sungenis. Bob, applying the theological prowess that makes him an expert on why the earth doesn’t rotate and why Jews think it’s okay to rape little girls, has joined the crowd of people freaking out over the Pope’s meetings [Read More...]

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And so it’s back to the old comments boxes! If Haloscan regains its sanity, I’ll go back to ‘em. Meantime, this’ll have to do. [Read more...]

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I’ve just about had it with Haloscan Any other comments box features out there? [Read more...]

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The Old Moral Equivalence Strategem Now and then some screwball like Eric Rudolph does some evil thing in the name of Christianity. And when that happens, we all know what to expect from the great mass of Christians: huge demonstrations all around the world in favor of Rudolph, with live images of these cheering throngs [Read More...]

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Lady Macbeth Hawks Her Book Argument No. 120938234098 for killing your TV. Hillary, I so don’t care. [Read more...]

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Meanwhile, on the WMD trail… [Read more...]

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I strongly doubt Bush was lying However, the fact that articles like this are being written could mean trouble on the horizon. Suppose, however, for the sake of argument, that he lied. He’s still got some things going for him that Nixon didn’t. First, he’s likeable. Second, we are still locked in mortal combat with [Read More...]

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