A reader writes about the Death Penalty (and I make comments throughout) Just read your comments about Antonin Scalia and the death penalty. As a Catholic who favors the death penalty, I believe you have forgotten several important points: 1. In Genesis 9:6, God expressly commands the imposition of the death penalty for murder on [Read More...]

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A reader observes that the Archbishop of Canterbury provides better and more challenging pastoral guidance for the denizens of Hollywood than their own bishop, Raj “How’s my hair?” Cardinal Mahony. [Read more...]

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More Voice of the Fascists hijinx David Alexander sends along the following: The following information was posted to the VOTF message board: + + + But for now, VOTF does offer victims of clergy abuse some hope of being listened to by the lay Catholics and others in our society. Among the “rays of hope” [Read More...]

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Mr. Sandman My friends Michael and Ivy went to Long Beach, WA to see the sand castle contests there. Ivy ended up as a walk-on on one of the teams, and her team won 1st prize ($1200) in the Master’s Category. Seriously.Ivy’s work is shown in Pictures 4-7. Here is a supreme example of what [Read More...]

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VOTF=Voice of the Fascists This was posted–and immediately removed by the muckety mucks without explanation–of the Voice of the Faithful message board. With each passing day, this movement moves deeper into murk and confusion. They started just couple of months ago as a stab at “letting the laity speak” etc. They’ve been heading full bore [Read More...]

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“Biotechnology is transforming the world around us, far more quickly than we can build a regulatory structure to accommodate it.” In the words of poet Pavel Chichikov, all of human history can be summed up in two sentences. The first is “What could it hurt?” followed sometime later by “How was I supposed to know?” [Read More...]

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The Minneapolis Strib shows once again the stunning cluelessness of journalists about Catholic Faith Antonin Scalia differs from the Pope on a matter of prudential judgment, therefore, says the Strib, Catholic teaching is a wide open cafeteria for Scalia and pretty much everybody. Memo to the Strib: have your people read my essay “Catholic Officialdom [Read More...]

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A reader asks about the difference between a religious culture and holy one Chesterton point out the difference in little poem written to commemorate the demise of an English missionary at the hands of very religious cannibals in the Solomon Islands: It was the Rev. Isaiah Bunting who sailed to world’s end and spread religion [Read More...]

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There are still Canadians who think Marriage is good [Read more...]

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Our funny little sexually obsessed friends [Read more...]

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Okay! Shaken by Scandals: Catholics Speak Out About Priests’ Sexual Abuse is here! Featuring essays by Raymond Arroyo, Rod Dreher, the Editors of Catholic World Report, Kristine Franklin, Al Kresta, Phillip Lawler, Mark Lowery, Michael Novak, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Greg Popcak, Leon Suprenant, Fr. Joseph F. Wilson and yours truly. Email me and you can [Read More...]

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Yet Another Blog on Fortress Homosexuality Sorry, but the comments section says it’s too long. John takes me to task in a comment down below. Here’s my reply: John: a) It’s “Matthew Shepherd”, not Andrew. And I agree his death, while heinous, is used far too much by the “All Critics of Gays are Morally [Read More...]

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