Rod Dreher replies to Fr. Rob Johansen [Read more...]

More Machiavellian Intrigue over on HMS Blog [Read more...]

What would be fitting justice, I wonder? Having sex on the desk of the Chairman of the Board of Sam Adams during a board meeting? No. That would be contrary to Catholic moral teaching. Flooding their offices with, uh, used beer? Again, vandalism is a sin. Can’t do it. How about just burying them in [Read More...]

I Matter Again! Nihil Obstat has criteecked my grammer again! Its grate to have you back N.O.! You’re droll wit is not unappreeshiated by every body. [Read more...]

Fr. Rob Johansen weighs in on the Rod’s piece and the vigorous debate over here on C&EI.; [Read more...]

Just a note on Rod’s piece Rod tells me it won’t be free online till Sunday. Then you’ll be able to read it at Just FYI. [Read more...]

I Don’t Buy the “Armchair Quarterback” view of Rod’s Complaint A reader objects that “What’s most troubling to me is the attitude of those who, from their armchairs, think themselves able to outdo the Pope, a man of known brilliance and sanctity, on matters of prudential judgment.” I reply that the Persians debated every matter [Read More...]

When He’s right, He’s Right Gerard Serafin took me to task for a cheap shot against the American Bishops. He’s right. I’m wrong. The cheap shot is gone from my blog. My apologies. [Read more...]

On the other hand… here’s something you can do VOTF is making noises about having a balanced roster of speakers invited to their shindigs. In keeping with Pete Vere’s letter below, Dave Pawlak suggests the following people be added to that roster: Fr. George Rutler Fr. Frank Pavone James and Helen Hull Hitchcock Jesse Romero [Read More...]

Battle is joined The Kairos Guy is miffed… just cuz I sentenced him to death on HMS Blog. Some people are soooooo touchy. [Read more...]

“It takes three to make a quarrel. The full potentialities of human fury cannot be fully realized until a friend tactfully intervenes.” – GK Chesterton I’m working under a double disadvantage in that I’ve not yet read Rod’s piece (I don’t get WSJ and it’s not online that I know of) and I’m very short [Read More...]

Express Party! Here’s something different for summer. Today, my family (including a wacky uncle and aunt) will have an “Express Party” supper. What’s that? We get lots of messy food and eat out on the lawn. When somebody asks you to pass something, you send it their way–express (i.e. you throw it). We will not [Read More...]