We’ve heard lots of brilliant ideas for reforming the Church Destroy the hierarchy! Term limits for bishops! Let’s all gather round the altar and let laity preside! Now, I know these are tempting ideas for all thoughtful Catholics. But they’re just not ignorant enough of both Scripture and Tradition. They’re just not mindlessly reactive enough. [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27240.html

If poor children like these are allowed to reach birth, some will ask “Do such poor creatures have souls?” I will ask, “Do the monsters who manipulated them have souls?” [Read more...]

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If poor children like these are allowed to reach birth, some will ask “Do such poor creatures have souls?” I will ask, “Do the monsters who manipulated them have souls?” [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27242.html

Another reason to support the Church’s opposition to the death penalty Something tells me that the sentencing system in some states needs a little tweaking. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27243.html

One of the marks that something is BS… …is when the disconnect between words and deeds is a complete contradiction. So, for instance, when a bunch of aging Woodstockized nuns get together and say, “Let us let go of the limitations we frequently use to identify ourselves and the Congregation” you know that this almost [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27244.html

One of the marks that something is BS… …is when the disconnect between words and deeds is a complete contradiction. So, for instance, when a bunch of aging Woodstockized nuns get together and say, “Let us let go of the limitations we frequently use to identify ourselves and the Congregation” you know that this almost [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27245.html

Can’t… resist…joke You might say they boiled the hell out of it. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27246.html

I don’t wonder. I know. [Read more...]

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I don’t wonder. I know. [Read more...]

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So *that’s* the trouble! [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27249.html

So *that’s* the trouble! [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27250.html

David Morrison asks: Could it be too great a hope that maybe there might even be consensus building that the Lawrence decision was really overreaching and silly? Jeffrey Rosen, legal affairs editor at the New Republic, is no dyed in the wool conservative but even he can find little good in the decision, and has [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27251.html


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