I’m just funnin’ Emily And, for what it’s worth, Rod Dreher is a puny testosterone based life form. I’ll crush him too. After all, what does a major metropolitan journalist whose site gets 50 geewillion hits a second have that I don’t have? Besides, as Vatican Radio–the Voice of Peter Himself–says, Competition: good. Vote selling: [Read More...]


Amy’s Cruel and Catty Jibes at My Charming Absent-Mindedness… only show how unworthy she is of a Vatican Archive Recording and how patiently I suffer wrongs. I cut such a noble figure it makes even me weep. [Read more...]


A New Guy on the Blog John Mallon has a brand new blog! Check it out! [Read more...]


Just a Reminder on the Welborn Rules of Engagement Email sent to me is fair game for publication on the Blog. [Read more...]


D’oh! The Unknown Mystery Guest (and competitor for Vatican Radio Archive recordings) is Rod Dreher at National Review. Y’see, there’s this little feature in email called the cc function. If you look at it, you can see who else was copied on the email, Mark. Well, anyway, my Cause remains Just. Who do you want [Read More...]


Anthemania! [Read more...]


Must. Win. Must. Win! Just got a note from Charles Collins at Vatican Radio, sent to me, Amy, Emily, Kathy Shaidle and Some Unknown Mystery Guest: The story on Catholic-blogging will appear tomorrow (Friday) on 105Live here in Rome. It will go out at (Rome time) 11:10 am, 5:10 pm, and 9:50 pm. Rome is [Read More...]


Also, A Lawyer Speaks! I agree wholeheartedly with your take on the lawyers’ First Amendment “defense” — assuming the lawyers are serious about it. However, I would like to think that they are asserting that defense as a formality without seriously intending to pursue it. Lawyers do this pretty often — they will assert a [Read More...]


Not Too Much Time. Finishing Beeg Prawject But wanted to tip hat to the inimitable Martin Farkus of Zounds! [Read more...]


I’m not a Lawyer… And so my “uh-oh” may spring from deep wells of ignorance here. But when Law’s attorney invokes the First Amendment thusly: “Well, first of all, let me take the first issue, the First Amendment. I suggest that we agree that I can have a continuing objection as to the First Amendment. [Read More...]


Spiderman for Bishop! Saw Spidey last night. Lotsa fun. Tobey Maguire was born to play him. And (you’ll be relieved to know) it is not rooted in the Paschal Mystery in any discernible way (though it did surprisingly have a sympathetic Aunt May praying the Lord’s Prayer and not being either a hypocrite, a dunce, [Read More...]


Steve Greydanus of Decent Films.com saw the new Star Wars Advance word: “It rocks!” Watch for his full review on his site when the movies debuts. [Read more...]