But then again, Kathy Shaidle makes so much of what I have to say superfluous If I had any confidence at all that the gay community was not even more intensely interested in obfuscation, denial and cover up than the bishops, I would stop making such a loud clamor. But the fact is, I don’t [Read More...]

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John McGuiness offers his views on the “hate” claim that Veni Sancte Spiritus levels against those who think ordaining homosexuals is probably unwise. He basically praises it with faint damns. He writes: Shea has helped create an environment people feel free to express and state the worst stereotypes about gays. and adds Shea would say [Read More...]

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St. Blog’s parishioners in the News! [Read more...]

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New Contest! In answer to the bishop’s question below (“What other reason could somebody have for being Catholic than me?”) I propose a new contest on HMS Blog. [Read more...]

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Talked to Doug Sirman He’s doing very well. The pain is gone and they are doing medical stuff (including the Irish treatment from Dr. Angie O’Plasty) but he should be out in five days and sounds like he’s slated for a good recovery. Thanks be to God! [Read more...]

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On the other hand, there are some dolts in Dallas too The News’ review found that at least 111 of the nation’s 178 mainstream, or Roman rite, Catholic dioceses are headed by men who have protected accused priests or other church figures, such as brothers in religious orders, candidates for the priesthood, teachers and youth-group [Read More...]

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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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