Victor Lams has inspired me Over on his blog he’s been putting captions to Homeland Security artwork. So I thought I’d try a hand Do they *have* to use so much incense at this Mass? This Way to the “Secrets of Roswell, NM” Display In case of emergency, extremely thin red arrows will be allowed [Read More...]

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A reader weighs in on SNAP’s Stockholm Syndrome I found an interesting quote in a Boston Globe article about Bishop Lennon’s planned time of prayer and penance for priests over the scandal: ”There is certainly a role for the spiritual in getting out of this crisis, but it is only a limited role,” said Ann [Read More...]

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“As far as I’m concerned, war always means failure.” – Jacques Chirac Uh, you might want to rephrase that, Monsieur Chirac. More jokes about the French here. By the way, just an observation. It is curious that a nation as *intensely* hypersensitive and phobic about ethnic humor as the United States has this complete open [Read More...]

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If only we would ordain women, things like this would never happen! [Read more...]

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Why didn’t Jesus abolish slavery? One of my readers asks that. In reply I would point out that Christianity is not and never was a “social reform movement” as popularly conceived. It *spawned* zillions of social reform movements (including the abolition of slavery–which not only was but *is* a common feature of the non-Christian world). [Read More...]

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Fasting and Praying for Saddam Hussein This, like fasting and praying for peace, soitanly couldn’t hoit. [Read more...]

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Another Sign of Spring! 19 year old British Catholic Francis Murphy is on the air! [Read more...]

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Steve Ray reports on Al Kresta: It is Sunday evening and Janet and I were able to visit Al and Sally the last two days. Things remain critical but with continued hopeful signs of encouragement. First, Al’s anesthesia is being reduced. He continues to recognize us and squeezes our hand acknowledging his awareness of our [Read More...]

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I disagree, Rod Our Lord, knowing that there was no other way than his death for the redemption of the world *still* prayed three times that, if it were possible, the cup should pass from him. I think those of us who think war necessary should be praying our hearts out for peace. Not for [Read More...]

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Ohio Parents! Is that Punk Kid of Yours Too Intelligent? Send them to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and their highly paid team of professionals will eradicate every last vestige of common sense from their young, moldable minds. They’ll return dumb as rocks and easy to manipulate. American Higher Education: Making your kids stupid and [Read More...]

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Pope and Blair Meet It turns out the Pope still is under this weird otherworldly impression–totally out of touch with history–that a powerful regime founded on blood and iron can be brought down without a shot being fired if we trust in the power of God. I have no idea where he could get such [Read More...]

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The Seattle G. K. Chesterton Society Presents: “The Undiscovered Chesterton” A Lecture by Dale Ahlquist, President, The American Chesterton Society Fireside Room Student Union Building Seattle Pacific University Wednesday, February 26, 7:30 PM This event is co-sponsored by the Discovery Institute All attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments (pizza and pop) after the talk and [Read More...]

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