More on the Zero Tolerance Machine A reader sez: I have been heartened to read your stand against zero tolerance. I have been equally amazed by how many people attack you for it. Any lawyer in the crowd should understand that zero tolerance is just a variation of an automatic sentencing system. We have had [Read More...]

Continuing our Conversation on Sin, Redemption and Restoration… Fr. Rob Johansen has some remarks on his blog. (By the way, Blogger, in an ongoing effort to terrorize customers into upgrading to “Expensive Blogger” seems to have shot the inidividual blog links to pieces, so I can only link to the blog site and tell you [Read More...]

Brian Amend (and with a name like that, he’s born to write parodies of hymns) writes: Hello, I’ve vented my spleen creatively, and I hoped you might appreciate it. I hope it will provide consolation for you should you have to cross that barren desert. (For the record and full disclosure, I should say that [Read More...]

A special communion hymn for Rod Dreher I’d like to teach the world to share Their barley loaves and fish. To get my friends to love and care Is my one greatest wish. This and other insights on the dumbness of the miwacwe of the woaves and fishies (as distinct from the Miracle of the [Read More...]

If you buy only one Scandal-related book this year… buy George Weigel’s. [Read more...]

More arguments on HMS Blog about Zero Tolerance (and a terrific Screwtape Letter about the Lidless Eye Critics of World Youth Day) [Read more...]

The Twue Miwacwe of the Woaves and Fishes was Cawing and Shawing This year it was Rod Dreher’s turn to endure that perennial favorite homily of aging Woodstock priests explaining “Jesus didn’t really multiply loaves and fishes, he was just such a splendid voice of social justice that the people turned, gazed longingly into one [Read More...]

New Blog! [Read more...]

Chesterton Once Observed… …that newspapers are the playthings of a few rich men. Now TV, radio and other media empires are likewise the playthings of a few rich men (and women). But thanks to the Internet, blogs are now the playthings of a growing number of poor men and women–like me! In that spirit of [Read More...]

Bishop Spong Continues to Make Good on his Threat to Keep Writing Books if Christianity Does not Capitulate to His Demands For example, “A New Christianity for a New World” is a religion book that made the secular bestseller lists, but not CBA’s. In it, Episcopalian Bishop John Shelby Spong denies the Trinity, the deity [Read More...]

No. Really! I appreciate your comments! My comments feature apparently went kaflooey this weekend (and again today) and I got at least one panicked reader’s apology for clogging up my comments box with… comments…and begging me to please restore the feature and forgive him for writing stuff in the box. Rest assured, gentle commenters: I [Read More...]

Happily, My Friend has Gotten Used to This but… still, it’s important to point out. It’s altogether commendable to be solicitous for those who have suffered sexual abuse. And it’s understandable to suppose that in those (probably rare. I don’t have statistics and have never suffer much sexual abuse myself*) folks who say they have [Read More...]