John Betts continues to chronicle the implosion of Bob Sungenis …and calls for a boycott of his “ministry”. Sounds sensible to me. Most recent developments, the entire Canadian arm of Catholic Apologetics International has folded up shop in protest over Bob’s nutty screeds about the Jews. (Please keep them in prayer. They gotta eat and [Read More...]

Prayer to the Saints A reader wrote: I visited your web site and read your piece on Mary (I am an evangelical) I saw nothing that I disagree with. Surely Mary, as the bearer of Christ, was uniquely blessed. That we do not acknowledge that enough, I can allow. But, what does that have to [Read More...]

By the way… Thanks to all you kind folks who respond to my periodic blegging. Much obliged! [Read more...]

On the Road agin… This weekend I’m at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita KS. I’ll be speaking there Friday evening and most of the day on Saturday. Friday evening is my talk “Behold your Mother: An Evangelical Discovers the Blessed Virgin Mary”. Saturday is my “By What Authority?: An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition” class. [Read More...]

I know what you’re saying… “Goodness! Can it really be that I have never left a tip in Mark’s PayPal Collection Plate? And after all the good he’s done the human race! Ah me! What can I do about this shocking oversight?” <—————— [Read more...]

About that French guy on trial A friend observes: If the guy is rating religions based primarily on the literary merits of their sacred books, and he thinks Islam is the dumbest, I can only conclude that the nuances of Book of Mormon haven’t been adequately translated into French. He’s got a point. The book [Read More...]

Explain to me again… Why is it that so many Jews are liberal Democrats? Is it masochism? Why keep backing a party that asks you to bend over and take this? Worse still, why do so many American Blacks put up with creatures like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Cynthia McKinney? Can’t they see these [Read More...]

Relapsed Catholic makes an interesting point Is it not rather myopic for a quadriplegic man to urge the state to deem certain human beings to have lives unworthy of being lived? How long till quadriplegics are deemed a source of valuable body parts for rich people who think their troubles outweigh a disabled person’s right [Read More...]

Catholic bishops have problems with a unilateral attack on Iraq It may soon be a moot point, if the UN continues on its present course. Here’s the text of the bishop’s letter to Bush.. [Read more...]

Bill Cork Continues to Try to Speak Reason to Bob Sungenis He also has a nice analysis of how Bob might have gotten to where he is. As Bill is chronicling, Bob is quietly removing the most egregious passages from his anti-Judaic screeds (always a pleasure to see the Nazi literature go, despite Bob’s earlier [Read More...]

Nature abhors a vacuum Modern secularity’s hostility to Christianity results, not in belief in nothing, but in belief in anything. It also renders the state peculiarly vulnerable to whatever form of spirituality will push the hardest and most militantly in the name of opposition to “religious persecution” (since secularists think “religious persecution” is a uniquely [Read More...]

Joshua Claybourn wants to know my opinion of the recent “Reflections” document As I’ve mentioned before on the blog, the document appears to me to pastorally dumb and confusing, using ultra-nuanced language that was bound to give reporters the basic idea that “the Church teaches Jews can be saved without the grace of Jesus.” For [Read More...]