Speaking of which… ….here’s a profile of Willie McCool, the Catholic astronaut. [Read more...]


Seven Heroes, Seven Faiths Interesting piece on the religious backgrounds of the Columbia astronauts. [Read more...]


You get the most amazing stuff emailed to you when you run this blog A reader sends along the following (Advance warning: R rated material): Found the following (presumably excerpted) document on the Vatican website. An interesting consequence of the Holy Father’s desire to make use of the arts as an instrument of reclaiming secular [Read More...]


Info on the priest shortage [Read more...]


Sandra Miesel’s Portrait of the Lidless Eye Brigade [Read more...]


However, before I go… A reader writes: I’m writing to vent, so feel free to stop reading here. I’ve made a few posts on the war discussion referencing the Catechism. It appeared to me that some specific provisions of the Catechism were, as we lawyers like to say, “directly on point.” The responses and other [Read More...]


Outta here till Monday My in-laws are having their 50th Anniversary. A bittersweet occasion since Mama H is suffering from Alzheimer’s and Papa H is struggling to take care of her. But all the kids and grandkids will be there and we want to make sure they know how much we love them. Prayers appreciated [Read More...]


C’mon. Admit it. Doesn’t This Give You the Willies? Especially when the people pushing for these sweeping powers actually think that these are soothing artistic renderings of what they want to achieve? [Read more...]


The Latest from Rome on War I still don’t know what was “vague” about Powell’s presentation. [Read more...]


Rights and Gifts My latest at Catholic Exchange. [Read more...]


“The Cardinal believes, however, that making a case of this invitation at this time would be a futile gesture and a waste of effort.” Another spinectomy perfomed on an American bishop. How long, O Lord? [Read more...]


By the way, I think Camille Paglia and JPII are on the same wavelength “There may be an apparent immediate victory in Iraq, but we’ll be winning the battle and losing the war. The real war is for the hearts and minds of the Islamic world.” Camille Paglia in today’s Salon interview. But that’s not [Read More...]