1/3 to 1/2 of Republicans polled reject reality and Church teaching

…when fantasizing about mass murder: Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb… Agrabah? While U.S. airstrikes in Syria continue to dominate foreign-policy headlines, the Republican electorate won’t so easily forget about another Middle Eastern menace. According to a new poll from Public Policy Polling, 30 percent of Republican voters nationally support bombing Agrabah. Just 13 percent are opposed, while the [Read More...]

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Every time a Culture Warrior Rejects Nostra Aetate and CCC 841…

…to argue that “the God of Christianity and the God of Islam are two different Gods” what he is really saying is, “I am a polytheist.” Time for a rethink, guys. [Read more...]

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Schools in Virginia Shut over Anger at Islam Homework

Turns out a World Religions class is doing a unit on a World Religion called “Islam”.  Parents freak out.  God forbid our children learn anything about the world of 1.6 billion of their fellow humans. Dude, if your religious formation for your children is so crappy that you are afraid they will convert due to [Read More...]

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SQUEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, EpicPew! You shouldn’t have!  My very own Dear the Internet Collected List of Christmas Demands! [Read more...]

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Ryan-Led GOP Votes Full Funding for Planned Parenthood

Dear “Prolife” Suckers who told me I had blood on my hands for refusing to vote Romney/Ryan. Dear People who told me that God *commanded* me to vote for Randian corporate slave Paul Ryan because he’s Catholic. I’m not going to ask for an apology since I know the Party of Personal Responsibility doesn’t take [Read More...]

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Do we fast if Christmas is on a Friday?

A reader writes: I hope that you and your beautiful family are well and as always thank you so much for the wonderful work that you do. I do have a quick question though and I am hoping you may know the answer. What is he Church’s teaching on the obligation of abstaining from meat [Read More...]

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Hurt by the Church?

Join the club!  We’re talking about it over at the Register today. [Read more...]

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Why is Kelly Thatcher Worth More than a Thousand St. Blog’s Bloviators on Islam?

Because she actually knows Muslims and is not just spewing bilge she read on some Muslim-bashing site. Listening to most of the claptrap about Muslims and Islam from right wing culture war sites is like listening to “analyses” of the Catholic faith from nobody but James White and Jack Chick or some crazed ex-Catholic like [Read More...]

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A question about private revelation and hell

A reader writes: What do you think about the many, many horrific dreams and visions of Catholics over the years regarding Hell?  When I first really dove into Catholic literature, I remember being really shook up over St. Teresa’s vision of the place she had merited there.  She was shoved into a tiny hole in [Read More...]

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Exquisite Perfection

A funny thing happened in that Joke with the Pope contest … The Joke with the Pope contest is over and the winner is … a rabbi who says of himself he is “the world’s only practicing clergyman doing stand-up comedy … intentionally.” The winning joke is: “My wife and I have been married for [Read More...]

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