This is very heartening to see Blessings on Archbishop Dolan. [Read more...]

Look at it this way… Someday Muslims, Christians and Jews, Republicans and Democrats, Barbara Streisand and Rush Limbaugh, Queensryche fans and Bach aficianados, smokers and non-smokers, PETA and the owners of Ruth’s Chris Steak House will all be a lot closer to each other. Togetherness is a beautiful thing. [Read more...]

A reader sez We watched CSI Miami last night. My wife loves it, but I’m not a big fan. It was a pro life program! I could not believe it! The detective finds a dead prego woman. They have to do some fetal cell research or some thing and he says something like,’its not a [Read More...]

If this is real… Then the James ossuary is small beer. And we have the absolute earliest documentation of Jesus of Nazareth, not to mention a major archeological treasure and a holy relic of our Lord’s passion. I don’t find it as knee jerk incredible as some people do to think that the early Church [Read More...]

A sane Michigan priest answers the Ecclesial Whores for Granholm Here’s Fr. Rob Johansen’s pro life homily from this past Sunday: Repay to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and repay to God what is God’s. In his Letter to the Ephesians, St. Paul thanked God that the Thessalonians had “shown their faith in action, worked for [Read More...]

So…. how did this guy get to be Vocation Director for KC, Kansas? And what criteria was he looking for in men applying for the priesthood? And who put him there? And who is his successor? And does he have a boyfriend too? And if so, how “emotionally weak” will he be when they break [Read More...]

Catholic Answers weighs in on the James ossuary [Read more...]

Unleash the power of the blog! A reader asks: I am looking for information on St. Bonaventure. I know St. Bonaventure is the patron saint of bowel disorders, my question is why is this patronage ascribed to him? I would imagine it has something to do with his death. I seem to remember reading that [Read More...]

Portrait of arguably the worst bishop in the US The man who just didn’t notice it when people tried to alert him to Paul Shanley’s deeply lived beliefs and speeches about the glories of sex with minors. [Read more...]

Interesting stuff about the mandatum dispute Here’s the basic story line: Weaselly academics who don’t want to teach the Catholic faith but still want to suck from the Catholic teat (shielded by the bishops who love them) vs. scholars with integrity and the Holy Father and some American bishops [Read more...]

An example of what I mean Here’s an example of the odd fury that anything Marian seems to provoke in the breast of some Protestants (who often seem to speak as though they were thereby anointed the oracle of all Protestants): locdog writes: protestants go to the mat over perpetual virginity because like 99% of [Read More...]

Peter Kreeft on the Weight of Glory I love this guy to pieces. If you’ve never read him, you should. What a joy! [Read more...]