A reader writes concerning the distinction between the Church of Mary and the Church of Peter: Given this distinction, when people say that “no matter what, the Church will survive” or “God’s hand is on the Church” etc., WHICH church is that…the Church of Mary or the Church of Peter? Answer: Yes. [Read more...]

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Kudos to Domenico Bettinelli’s friend for this exquisite fillet of Bp. Galante’s mendacity and the “Working-to-Rape-You-Less” efforts of what Bp. Bruskewitz calls “this hapless bench of bishops” Favorite quote: “To say the archdiocese [of Boston] “pioneered” zero-tolerance is like saying Louis XVI pioneered the guillotine as a device for detaching oneself from the cares of [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/07/29727.html

Yay! Let the Enema Continue! Another miscreant bishop has gone. Bp. Reginald “St. Sebastian’s Angels/I hope JPII dies” Cawcutt’s career has bitten the ecclesial dust. May this death lead him to repentance and eternal life. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/07/29728.html

More from Rod Dreher on Earthy Crunchy Conservatism He writes: Amazed by the nerve this has struck in people! I’m thinking about the negative reaction of some who have said this kind of lifestyle is only possible if you have the money to afford it. In terms of housing, I’d say that’s true in most [Read More...]

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“Diversity” Di*ver”si*ty, n. A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship. A political philosophy or movement based on or advocating such a system of government. Oppressive, dictatorial control. [Read more...]

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Church of Peter [Read more...]

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Church of Mary [Read more...]

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A reader writes: Thank you for taking the time to read this. I just read your article “It didn’t go out with Vatican II”. It was very timely for me because of something I have been struggling with in my faith. I hope you can address it in your blog. I have just finished reading [Read More...]

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The Death Penalty, Scalia, and the Holy Father A reader asks: A quick question for you…well, I hope it’s quick. I’m sure by now you’ve read Scalia’s article in First Things called “God’s Justice and Ours“. My question, specifically, is on these sentences: > It will come as no surprise from what I have said [Read More...]

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Caesar to Pope: You shall have no other gods before me Read this story, particularly paragraphs 4 and 14. Nice choice the bishops of Boston have faced us with by their incompetence and sin: Behind Door #1: Semi-serious attempts at protecting children and bringing clerical miscreants to justice. Behind Door #2: Caesar taking over management [Read More...]

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New Blog! [Read more...]

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O Frabjous Day! This year’s Bulwer-Lytton Bad Writing Contest results are in! [Read more...]

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