But Mark! The Weakland Article Doesn’t Prove Anything Recall Advanced Probability Theory, otherwise known as the Duck Test. The Great Man was willing to crush an abused family in court and even countersue them when the statute of limitations ran out on the fittingly named Fr. Effinger after he boffed their son. Now he’s willing [Read More...]


Lane Core on Zero Tolerance and Intellectual Sloth [Read more...]


In case you are tongue-tied… Here’s what I just sent to the Contact us link for the Milwaukee Archdiocese: “You promise a phony “listening session” now, Abp Weakland. Why not listen to the Holy Spirit instead of your own colossal ego and resign? You promise a “zero tolerance” policy for abusive priests. Why not show [Read More...]


On the other hand… “Last month, with sex abuse scandals battering dioceses across the country, [Weakland] said the Milwaukee Archdiocese would adopt a zero tolerance policy toward molestation by priests.” Physician, heal thyself. If you are going to adopt a “zero tolerance” policy, start by applying it to yourself, Abp Weakland. Don’t let the door [Read More...]


The Further Adventures of the Great Man Who Thinks Outside the Box Another Authentic Voice of Reform Who Can Talk Down to JPII heard from. The pattern I noted appears to continue. If a bishop is an actual abuser himself, he comes from the cutting edge faction of the Church that, until quite recently adored [Read More...]


Zero Tolerance Zero Intelligence [Read more...]


My burning question How can somebody be smart enough to have made hundreds of thousands of dollars and yet stupid enough to lose it to a transparent scam like this? [Read more...]


A reader objects… to my post about prayer for S.J. Gould: You state: “However, neither you nor I know that he or anyone else has ever died in mortal sin.” If your position is that we don’t know the destiny of any particular person, I agree. However, if your position is that we don’t know [Read More...]


Another Stupid Bishop and his Neglect Let’s get ‘em all out into the open so their flock can keep an eye on ‘em. [Read more...]


John Mallon is On to Something These are not the darkest days in our Church. Six months or a year ago it was far darker. Because then the cancer that is now open and exposed on the operating table was silent and unseen and doing its deadly work as it had been for decades. Yes, [Read More...]


Next to “Anthem”… the most irritating phenomenon in AmChurch is the dumb habit congregations have fallen into of applauding after the liturgical musicians have finished playing “Anthem” or “Aren’t We Fabulous” or whatever else it is they thump out on their washboards and zithers to cheerlead. Mass is prayer, not performance. Let’s stop going to [Read More...]


Farewell, Fr. Shawn! You do good work in the Vineyard. Men such as you are worthy of double honor! Thanks! [Read more...]