Rod Dreher Goes to Bat for Steve Brady in the comments box below My reply: I don’t blame Brady et al for their anger. Nor do I fault them for the work they’ve done in exposing the rot. I’d be angry too. Hell, I *am* angry. I think they have played a valuable and necessary [Read More...]

Attn: Cardinal Maida! Here’s a priest who could do with shutting up Fr. Doc Ortman of Our Lady of Good Counsel [!] delivers his ringing tax exempt endorsement of Michigan pro-abort gubernatorial candidate Jennifer Granholm: Father Doc’s Den August 4, 2002 Many people have come to me in the two weeks just past to ask [Read More...]

David Alexander Answers Mike Hardy’s question …about why he’s been involved in Voice of the Faithful. This could be the only time I write a blog that doesn’t elicit an angry reaction from Mike. Don’t know if I can say the same for Dave’s blog. [Read more...]

Does this give you the willies? It should. Good on the protestors. [Read more...]

A reader writes: Several commenters wonder if RCF (Roman Catholic Faithful) might become a national organization by which orthodox Catholics could express their views. I think we’re going to have to look elsewhere. Steve Brady, founder of RCF, is a straight-shooting, hard-working, and gutsy guy. You wouldn’t expect a high-school grad running a pizzeria to [Read More...]

Chris Hart Thinks that I Think that… VOTF is dead. I don’t. I think they will dither around for a while and then will be co-opted by the usual gang of dissenters, but will have a big budget (for a while) since they are “doing it for the children”. I do think the message board [Read More...]

Unleash the Power of the Blog! Okay, all you converts! Here’s a chance to help somebody who is in your shoes! Sean Roberts writes: I’m a Catholic newbie in the RCIA process. I was pretty moved by the email you posted from the Protestant struggling with Catholicism. I’m in a similar boat myself (as I [Read More...]

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...]