End Times Watch: I (partly) agree with Greeley One of the things I had a difficult time impressing on Kiwis was the degree to which 9/11 was *the* watershed moment in American history since Vietnam. Euros (and Kiwis, despite their geographic location, are Euros), just don’t get how traumatizing that event was for a nation [Read More...]


If something isn’t done about these lousy bishops, I’ll…. You’ll what? It’s a question worth asking yourself. You’ll turn your back on Jesus Christ in the Eucharist? You may, but you’ll be sinning to do it. You’ll withhold your tithe? Fine. Just don’t withhold it from the alien, the orphan, and the widow. You’ll get [Read More...]


A reader writes: Mark, with regard to the question about the wholesale canning of bishops, I think there is a common-sense way of proceeding. First, part of the problem certainly seems to be consultation — the current system of promoting bishops is incestuous and perpetuates the problem. I would like to see a group of [Read More...]


Another inspiring story of Bp. Grahmann’s Pastoral Greatness [Read more...]


Different kinds of intelligence It’s a commonplace that actors are dumb bunnies when they start talking about politics. However, I’m fascinated to note that actors (and indeed, artists in general) are often unable to talk very brilliantly even about their own work. I was reminded of this last night as I watched all the fun [Read More...]


When Miracles Happen to Small Groups… …such as the apostles on Easter, congenital skeptics complain that they never happen in front of large crowds. When they happen in front of large crowds, congenital skeptics say it was mass hallucination. Moral: congenital skeptics have a dogma against miracles that is bulletproof against any sort of human [Read More...]


Jeremy Lott Reviewing Yet Another Form of Fiction that Evangelicals Don’t Seem to Be Able to Write It takes a Catholic to give you flying Bible pages, sexually charged juridical parables, and creative swearing along with devout Christian faith. [Read more...]


Bp. Grahmann’s Oddly Selective Vigilance Father a kid by a nun and be accused of rape? No problem! Background checks are optional! Criticize Grahmann’s scandalous leadership: under the microscope you go! [Read more...]


Inside the Vatican on the Latin Indult rumors What will separate serious Traditionalists from the Reaction Lidless Eye crowd will be the reaction to this should it come. Serious Traditionalists will respond with some charity, class and grace. Lidless Eyes will scream that it’s all a ruse perpetrated by the evil modernist Pope for some [Read More...]


Toldja Read about it on my blog months ago. Read about it in the BBC today [Read more...]


Cardinal Maida Does the Right Thing. Aging Dissident Geezer Whines Refreshing! [Read more...]


A reader writes concerning the alleged historical precedent for Popes kicking out bushels of bad bishops… I’m not totally up on my history but I also believe there is little precedent for it. Here is a link for the Cath Encyc art on Theodosius, the Emperor who helped Greg Nazianzen wrap up Arian mess. See [Read More...]