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Have I ever mentioned that “Reality TV” is a term like “Jumbo Shrimp”? There’s hardly anything more unrealistic. [Read more...]


The Ends of Sex Andy asks a common question (with the normal larding of flippant rhetoric): “If a married couple has intercourse during the woman’s non-fertile period (which is the bulk of the month, for those not in the know), there is no chance for procreation. No future Popes will be popping out of the [Read More...]


Weigel… on the Pope’s World Day of Peace message. [Read more...]


A reader writes: In some areas of life you really don’t want a lot of creativity, originality, and all that: you just want integrity. This is particularly true where you’re touching upon the Image and Likeness of God, which is both human and divine, which is sacred. Two examples related to the human Imago Dei: [Read More...]


From the “Hell Yes, I’m Ambivalent About This War” Dept. Got this from a friend: MORE TROOPS ARRIVE IN GULF by Our Defense Correspondent Col. Lateral-Damage THE PROSPECT of war in the Middle East became more likely yesterday with the arrival of a detachment of cavalry who are planning to set up base in the [Read More...]


Appropriately Named Columnist Responds to Catholics who Thought Bishop Should Actually Teach and Live Catholic Faith Lotsa people wrote to tell Pete Goering his last column was idiotic. Some of you guys are named and quoted in his response, so you might want to check it out. The Senator in the last paragraph has apparently [Read More...]


From the “I’ve Heard That Song Before” Dept. Show me a culture with contempt for virginity and I’ll show you a culture with contempt for children. [Read more...]


A reader writes Read this story and had a thought: why do all leftist groups sound like the People’s Front of Judea? Every time I read a press release from a leftist organization, I am reminded of the best scenes in Monty Python’s “Life of Brian”, the one’s that show the PFJ conducting their daily [Read More...]


I’m afraid you don’t understand my objection, Andy Again, the “scratch an atheist, find a fundamentalist” syndrome is at work. I don’t think sex is dirty. I think sex is sacred. Interestingly (and rather typically for postmodernity), both he and Jo speak of sex as a medium of power and self-assertion, rather than as a [Read More...]


Scratch an atheist, find a fundamentalist Instapundit links this little grenade with approval. Well! So that little misunderstanding is cleared up! Raelians are absolutely no different than Christians. Mencken was right. Faith is the irrational belief in the impossible. Next. Of course, there *is* the nagging fact that most Christians don’t believe in six day [Read More...]


Workload increasing and blogging decreasing. Just so’s you’ll know. [Read more...]