Dear Catholic Torture Defender: Here is what you are struggling to defend

BRET BAIER, FOX NEWS: Sir, did the ends justify the means? FORMER VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY: Absolutely. BRET BAIER: No doubt in your mind? DICK CHENEY: No doubt in my mind, I’m totally comfortable with it. Meanwhile, back in the Church: 1789 Some rules apply in every case: – One may never do evil so that good may result [Read More...]

Today’s Act of Lying Desperation in Defense of Torture

Cowardly draft dodger defends anal rape.  He uses two lies to do this.  One is the vague suggestion that it was medical care because it was done in response to a hunger strike (you know, like refusing to treat bullet wounds, neglecting injuries until a prisoner lost an eye, and freezing prisoners to death was [Read More...]

Hey Western Washington! Here’s Where I’m Speaking This Week

December 15 7:00 PM St. Bernadette Parish, Burien, WA.  Topic: Mary, Mother of the Son. December 16 7:00 PM Visitation Parish, Tacoma, WA.  Topic: Where are You with God? December 20 Prince of Peace, Bangor Trident Base, Silverdale, WA. 7:00 PM Talk: Incarnational Evangelism Hope to see you tonight at St. Bernadette parish!   [Read more...]

“Prolife” Hero Dick Cheney doesn’t care that we tortured an innocent prisoner to death

On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Cheney said he would use the questionable interrogation methods “again in a minute.” Host Chuck Todd asked Cheney to respond to the Senate Intelligence Committee report’s account that one detainee was “chained to the wall of a cell, doused with water, froze to death in CIA custody.” “And it turned [Read More...]

All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God

Dear Torture Defending members of the Party of Personal Responsibility:  Your beloved blameshifting lie that nobody is criticizing Obama  and the Dems is false: It is true that the brunt of the blame still falls on those who ordered and still actively defend mortal sin and war crimes.  But that’s because some of us still [Read More...]

Getting Ready for Judgment

…is our topic of discussion over at the Register today. [Read more...]

10 Things Not to Say to a Convert

A pretty funny piece from Abby Johnson. I like the graphics. The only thing she left out was “You just did it to get rich and turn the Church Protestant.” [Read more...]

God Won’t Let Fat People into Heaven…

…according to New Puritans who think Chesterton was too portly to be a saint. It’s moments like this that the influence of American Puritanism on American Catholicism makes me just want to roll my eyes. It’s an odd thing. One of the constant refrains I run into from both uber-Trads *and* Total Pelvic Liberty Progressives [Read More...]

Zippy Catholic is Back in the Saddle, Talking about Usury

Sez he: Given the Pope’s relatively recent strong public denouncement of usury, I thought your readers might be interested in my recently published (and even more recently polished) Usury FAQ. Reminds me of a piece I wrote one time after reading Dante on the surprising connection medievals made between the sins of sodomy and usury. [Read more...]

Since Charles Krauthammer is in the News Defending Torture

…and various manly readers from Pewsitter have busied themselves in my comboxes with the standard “Real Men Torture in Order to Stop Evil, You Pantywaist Moral Idiot” rhetoric, as well as reciting the routine Ticking Time Bomb Scenarios, and resuscitating Fr. Brian Harrison’s long-repudiated-by-Fr-Harrison tormented attempt to claim that torture in pursuit of life-saving information [Read More...]