A reader writes from Arlington I’ve decided not to opine on this situation anymore– share your concern. As whenever kids fight, it takes two and there’s mud on everyone and sin everywhere. However, I will pass along a few facts — they tend to get muddied in the media: Fr. Haley addressed three particular situations [Read More...]


A reader writes something which seems rather appropriate for Advent It takes the threat of immediate annihilation to get anybody’s attention, and even then there’s an habituation effect. Armageddon again? What’s on TV? It’s even more marked (excuse the expression) when you have a slow-developing, silent Armageddon, like genetic modification of the human germ line. [Read More...]


Religious Grima Wormtongue Sells Soul God have mercy on him. [Read more...]


England is Dead It’s all just the UK now. [Read more...]


The Great Catholic Both/And Cdl. Ratzinger gives an interview which includes this bit: Q: This past year has been difficult for Catholics, given the space dedicated by the media to scandals attributed to priests. There is talk of a campaign against the Church. What do you think? Cardinal Ratzinger: In the Church, priests also are [Read More...]


No. You haven’t been banned from my comments boxes …unless you are one of a tiny minority of shrieking and shrill rudebys who were given fair warning and then booted for persisting in being shrieking and shrill rudesbys. If you are not among these, and are still getting the message you’ve been banned, it’s because [Read More...]


I sincerely hope that members of the Boston Hierarchy go to Jail for this I wonder if Caesar can find a way to make it happen. I simply can’t believe that none of this is “technically illegal.” [Read more...]


St. Blog’s Continues its Nefarious Plot to Dissolve National Review Online It began with Amy’s and my cunning trick of luring Rod Dreher into writing large portions of our blogs without his realizing it. Now it continues with HMS Blog’s recruitment of Kathryn Jean Lopez (K Lo to her fans) as a sometime contributor, sparkling [Read More...]


Information on my Kalamazoo gig this Saturday, December 7 December 7 Diocese of Kalamazoo “Discipleship Formation” program. Place: Lawrence Education Center, Kalamazoo, MI. 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Cost: $20. Topic: Making Senses Out of Scripture: Reading the Bible as the First Christians Did. For more information, contact Kurt Lucas by email or at 616-349-8714, [Read More...]


I just saved $53,000!!! We decided to refinance the house to a 15 year mortgage. It’ll cost the same as our current monthly payments and shave off 5 years of payments. What a wonderful thing major economic downturns are! Oh, and if you live in the Seattle area and are looking to do the same [Read More...]


A reader responds You wrote: Radical Islam and the Left have a secret thread in common: at bottom, both worship power. Leftism’s fealty to Radical Islam starts to make sense when you recognize that the Left has always adored those who seek power ruthlessly. I think you’re on to something. Voegelin believed the central motivating [Read More...]


Meanwhile, in Arlington… Stories here and here on the protests greeting Bp. Loverde for his handling of the business with Fr. Haley. Just wait till he gets some letter from the ADL about Robert Sungenis, “Catholic apologist”, applauder of Holocaust deniers, and endorser of loony anti-semitic twaddle! [Read more...]