Conflicted About War I think it’s no secret that I’m conflicted about war with Iraq. I plump, tentatively, in favor of it, but respect deeply some of my friends who oppose it. (I don’t respect all who oppose it since a great many of them seem like ninnies or cads. On the other hand, some [Read More...]

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Globs of Chemicals Called “Atheists” Flounder Around Trying to Explain Why Their Pointless Little Lives Matter When They Just Finished Explaining that Nothing Matters Theist points out that this is dumb. Makes obvious point that our lives only matter in relation to God. [Read more...]

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Interesting New Apostolate for Men Check it out. I bet Lee Podles will be interested in this. [Read more...]

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Lidless Eyes at the Remnant Publish Pontifical Ecclesia Dei Commission Letter with Inconveniences “Abbreviated” Clean Out of It All Reactionary Dissenters care about is The Truth. And it doesn’t matter how many “abbreviated” documents they have to publish to find it! [Read more...]

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Meanwhile in Canada… NON-CATHOLIC PRO-ABORT CANADIAN GOVERNOR-GENERAL RECEIVES COMMUNION FROM BISHOP Reason: Archbishop Gervais did not want to “make a scene.” Now that’s the kind of episcopal courage we’re used to here in the Americas! [Read more...]

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Kudos to Emily Stimpson for this Stupid Headline Alert “Vatican to Reinforce Catholic Orthodoxy” In other news, the BBC reports that Thermometers are Being Used to Tell Temperature, The Sky is Blue, Boeing Plans to Design and Build Airplanes, and the BBC has added a department devoted to reporting Really Obvious Things. [Read more...]

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Battle Lines in California Catholicism It wasn’t hard to foresee that Bp. Weigand will be opposed by Catholic Whores for Baby-Killing. By the way, I think it highly unlikely Weigand will win this battle, but that does not make it one unworthy of fighting. I shall be very surprised if the good Cardinal of LA [Read More...]

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Peter Bronson’s Take on Sidewalk Saints [Read more...]

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Remember back in 2000? …when American politicians and lay Catholics slavishly followed everything the American bishops had to say. Boy, those were the days. All a bishop had to do was say, “Jump!” and American Catholics reflexively responded, “How high?” Yessirree! In the good old days, before the Scandal, American Catholics *respected* their bishops and [Read More...]

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Looks like somebody mistakenly thinks I’m a trendsetter I think I’ll pull a Steve Jobs and sue the pants off Kathy Shaidle for infringing on the “look and feel” of my blog template. Oh sure, nitpickers will cavil that she was using the template first (as if *that* has anything to do with it). [Read more...]

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The trouble, you see, is with a few bishops It’s not the whole of American culture that’s seriously deranged about sex or anything. No. Just snip off a few bishops at the top and that will fix it. We don’t need no stinking theology of the cross. We’re all right, jack. [Read more...]

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From the “Getting More Than You Bargained For” Dept. This is delicious. Planned Parenthood kvetched about South Carolina’s “Choose Life” license plates. So one canny lawmaker has proposed to answer PP’s complaint by making available “Choose Death” plates. PP is backpedaling, since they don’t want their real message to be all *that* clear. [Read more...]

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