Homosexuals Urge Bishops to Pay no Attention to Man Behind Lavender Curtain The open question is whether the bishops will grow the spine to ignore this sort of lobbying and face the reality of the Elephant in the Sacristy. [Read more...]

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Catholic Light is unhappy with “The Situation” Not the scandal (though they are unhappy about that too), the name “The Situation”. Not a vibrant enough descriptor for them. They are looking for a new title. I suggest “The Great Enema of 2002″, but my friends think that is too optimistic. Still, it has a certain [Read More...]

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Lane Core sez: “We need a saintly bishop who will stand up (publicly or privately) and give the too-worldly, too-wealthy, too-pampered, too-powerful, too-American bishops what they deserve and need. We need a saintly bishop who will deliver to his brother bishops the wrath of God and the mercy of God, at once: they sorely need [Read More...]

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L’eglise, c’est moi! I can’t get over this comment from a bishop in Rod Dreher’s fine piece this AM: “To suggest that they [bishops] protect their resources before they protect their people is not just insulting, but unjust and wrong,” the bishop wrote. “If you really believe that, why would you remain Catholic?” This is [Read More...]

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Here’s the way to kick off the Dallas Confab Before anything else happens, these guys need to stand up and say in a clear voice: “We were grossly sinful and negligent in our office as bishop. We thought more of protecting the priestly guild than of the good of victims, even when the victims were [Read More...]

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Please Pray! Doug Sirman, owner of Sirman on the Mount (and a good friend), has had a heart attack and is in ICU. Father God, please grant that your son Doug be given swift healing in body, soul, and spirit so that he might return to his family and to your service, that the doctors [Read More...]

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Wow! I’m feeling hopeful! Tucked away on the TIME site, near Andrew “Anguished Catholic Argues for Getting Rid of Catholic Teaching” Sullivan’s most recent bloviation and the laudatory piece on Catholics Suffering from Stockholm Syndrome is the big news: Bp. Wilton Gregory gives an interview in which he appears to be a bishop who actually [Read More...]

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Veni Sancte Spiritus trots out the reliable charge of “hate” Unfortunately, it’s not as useful as it used to be for completely shutting down discussion and returning equilibrium to a completely pro-homosexual hegemony. At any rate, I don’t feel much intimidated by it. I merely reply that my reason for thinking it unwise to ordain [Read More...]

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See that little bluish PayPal collection plate button there on the left side of the screen down at the bottom? It works, and it even takes several major credit cards! Donations to this site’s sole writer/editor/oilchanger/janitor/freelance whatchamacallit are really appreciated since this is a labor of love, not lucre, but lucre is still what puts [Read More...]

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The mystery of non-resigning bishops The pattern appears to be consistent. More bishops resign when it is shown that they directly violated the law or their oath of celibacy (yesterday, the Kentucky guy, today McCarthy). What mystifies me is why these guys stay until the last dog dies and they are exposed and humiliated in [Read More...]

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Another bishop goes Auxiliary Bishop James F. McCarthy of the NY Archdiocese resigned today after admitting to multiple affairs with women. It’s official. He was Cardinal O’Connor’s private secretary, and currently served as vicar for parts of Westchester and Putnam counties. [Read more...]

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What Zero Tolerance should mean, and what it actually means Zero Tolerance should mean no tolerance of real abuse. One strike, yer out. All that. However, in real life “zero tolerance” has tended to metastasize into no tolerance of imaginary abuse, including “point a chicken McNugget at a school mate in a threatening manner” and [Read More...]

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