Here’s the Vatican thingie on the New Age Movement Warning to American readers: Read twice and put the *most charitable* construction on it before you begin looking for your pet conspiracy. Use only under adult supervision. [Read more...]

St. Francis, Revised Blogging Version “Keep writing always, and if possible, get paid!” By the way, the PayPal button is still fully functional. (Thanks to Amy, who is currently undergoing treatment for withdrawal in my Methadone Comments Boxes.) [Read more...]

Now here’s an idea! Wouldn’t it be fascinating to see an episode on some TV drama where the hero or heroine is given vital moral support, information, inspiration and instruction by faceless people around the world who are members of, oh what should be we call it? “St. Blog’s parish?” I think it could be [Read More...]

This should be interesting… Vatican Weighs in on New Age Movement Haven’t seen the document yet, but the news report describes more or less what I’d expect (and agree with). Black helicopter types will no doubt see something ominous in Rome’s affirmation that New Agers have their good points, but that’s to be expected. As [Read More...]

If Christ Has Not Been Raised… The cover story from the latest issue of Crisis. Details my basic agreement with C.S. Lewis that the only thing more incredible than the Christian claims are the attempts to explain those claims away. [Read more...]

Goodbye to NY Exorcists I’m told by sources that Cdl. Egan is shutting down the ministry of exorcism in New York. Dunno why. It does sort of seem to me like getting rid of all the fire extinguishers in a burning building in order to cut costs. I suspect bureaucrats with little pastoral experience (like [Read More...]

Robert Sungenis Perfects His Captain Queeg Impression Concludes ringing defense against claims that he is anti-semitic by babbling accusatory questions about Roosevelt’s Jewish blood. I can practically envisage him rolling the little steel balls in his left hand as he was drafting this screed in its original crayon. Time to quit while you’re behind, Bob. [Read more...]

Wow! Proof of the Evil Conspiracy! [Read more...]

A friend writes, movingly: When the space shuttle disintegrated yesterday, they made it sound as if came apart over Lubbock or Dallas. I was hoping that the debris wouldn’t get as far as my grandmother’s ranch in southeast Texas.(My 84 year old grandmother singlehandedly runs a cattle ranch just outside a town called Broaddus.) However, [Read More...]

Justin Katz on the Columbia Disaster I felt bad for the astronauts and their families, of course. But it was strange how differently this affected me than the Challenger did. I’m not sure why. Anybody else notice a difference? It wasn’t, for me, nearly as traumatic. Odd. [Read more...]

One snippet from the ongoing bishop-induced trauma of the American Church The fact is, as Fr. Wilson has noted, the Church is bleeding from many wounds, large and small. But because of One Particular Wound which has received a great deal of notice, any attempt to deal with any other wound in the Body of [Read More...]

Nanotechnology Experts Worry about Things Most of Us Haven’t Even Thought About Yet [Read more...]