Lord Jesus, Save me from your followers! Always a pleasure to rise bright and early to find the latest crop of comments from the Lidless Eye crowd, calling me an idiot and the Pope a purveyor of pseudo-intellectual gibberish for the consumption of sycophants. Such winning ways the Lidless Eye folks have! What was the [Read More...]

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We adore you O Christ and bless you, because by your cross and resurrection, you have redeemed the world [Read more...]

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Light blogging today But I do wish to offer this wholly inadequate token in remembrance of the greatness revealed in my countrymen on that day: Light and Darkness God bless America. [Read more...]

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Iraqi Newspapers Echo Bishop Gettlefinger’s Comforting Words to Americans [Read more...]

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From the “How to Make Yourself a Completely Ignored Bishop” file Bishop Gerald Gettlefinger of the Diocese of Evansville IN graces a grieving nation with these comforting words for the first anniversary of 9/11 (in the Evansville diocesan paper): September 11, 2002: A year later “I worry! Have those in our hall of government moved [Read More...]

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Speaking of Whom… A reader writes: I lifted this from ZENIT. It appears the Holy Father has found the key for GWB to attack Iraq. As Sept. 11 approaches, John Paul II appealed to world leaders to combat terrorism by fighting its roots, especially injustice and oppression. To respond to terrorism means “to undertake new [Read More...]

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How to be a Universal Pastor The Holy Father strikes just the right note here, I think. Some will object that in addition to praying for the victims he also prayed for mercy for the authors of 9/11, but surely this is in keeping with the example of Christ and St. Stephen. They obviously did [Read More...]

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Why the Sacrifice of Christ was Necessary I’ve said before that we don’t really believe in sin. “Sinners” are charming rogues, we think. Oh sure, I’m sinner. But I’m alright as is our charming, roguish little species. We get into a little trouble sometimes. We’re only human after all. But at bottom, we’re okay and [Read More...]

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Arrrrrr! A beautiful way to bring humankind together, mateys [Read more...]

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Iraq Calls for Suicide Squads to Strike American Targets & Interests No need to be concerned though. They haven’t actually done anything yet, so self-defense is out of the question. [Read more...]

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Like Bill Clinton in the 8th year of his administration… Jim Post of Voice of the Fuddled continues to try to figure out what the hell their core beliefs are and assure everybody that it’s all under control and the critics are evil people conspiring against reform, not intelligent Catholics who agree that the Church [Read More...]

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Apropos recent discussions of Jew-hatred among Christians Marvin Olasky, who was raised in Judaism and is now an Evangelical, has some rather sensible things to say on what Christians can learn from Judaism. The piece reminds me again of how close the Jewish and Catholic worldviews are in so many ways. I hope Olasky becomes [Read More...]

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