Now, I must unbury myself from several days of neglected work But before I do, let me stick something in this space that seems to have done a fine job of provoking discussion over at Amy’s blog. There’s been much discussion recently concerning my old contention that the Pope’s choice to leave bishops at their [Read More...]

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Lidless Eyes Sometimes Peer Through Rifle Scopes A reader sends the link above and notes, “I notice that Kopp was being lionized in a series of issues of “Catholic Family News” available at its web site as “A Traditionalist’s Tale”. (Editor’s note: Go here, here and here.) Wonder what they’ll do now that he has [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/12/28634.html

A reader asks I am wondering if you know whether or not the NY Post ever printed a retraction to its article charging John Paul II as, essentially, a co-conspirator with Cardinal Law in the scandal cover-up? This is deeply troubling for me, since I have heard it unhesitatingly quoted as fact on AM radio. [Read More...]

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Interesting piece on War and Moral Reasoning by Philip Blosser Betcha didn’t know there was a Cardinal Ratzinger Fan Club, didja? [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/12/28636.html

Why Abortion is not Important Read before making outraged comments. [Read more...]

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The War of the Rose (Episode MMCLXVIII) [Read more...]

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Remember the Flying Monkeys! And with that I’m outta here till sometime late in the day on Monday. Ciao! [Read more...]

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Dreher and Novak on Law’s Resignation [Read more...]

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From the “Toldja So” Department Only the pope can request a cardinal’s resignation, and John Paul II’s personal bias undoubtedly leans against doing so. The pope himself, it should be remembered, has faced calls for resignation, albeit for very different reasons — on the grounds that he is too old and weak to govern. He [Read More...]

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Now if Trent Lott would just follow in Law’s footsteps Peg Noonan, brilliant as ever. [Read more...]

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Memo to the Boston Press Corps (and others) Beware of being right. There is no more spiritually dangerous place in the world than that of Courageous Hero who Has Fought the Good Fight Against Corruption. It leaves you blind to your own capacity for evil. One of the most bittersweet pieces of literature in the [Read More...]

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Why now? One of my readers want to know “Why now? Why not back in April?” Others were confidently announcing yesterday that Law was going to be kept in Rome by JPII to avoid subpoenas and other unpleasantness. WaPo says otherwise. If my priest-friend’s analysis is right, this all fits the pattern necessary to grasp [Read More...]

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