Jesus said unto them, “Who do you say I am?” And Peter answered him, saying, “You are the eschatological manifestation of the ground of our being, the kerygma in which we find the ultimate meaning of our interpersonal relationships.” And Jesus said, “Huh?” [Read more...]

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Wick Allison Continues to Allege Bp. Grahmann’s Deceitfulness (registration required) Though one of my correspondents now tells me that two of his witnesses say that Grahmann made no promise to resign. So I think I was too swift to judge. (Adobe reader required for link). [Read more...]

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The only remedy for facing a fanatical spirituality… …is a healthy spirituality. The long-standing American compromise of a watery secularism will not serve. It goes to pieces in the face of real danger and sounds like Maureen Dowd having hysterics. Fix it in your minds right now: secular media and its drunken panic-mongering will not [Read More...]

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One of those “Circle of Life” Kind of Things [Read more...]

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A very hopeful sign in Quebec! [Read more...]

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News on our intrepid Mr. Blix [Read more...]

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As a matter of fact… Purgatory is quite biblical. And commonsensical. Which is why the very commonsensical C.S. Lewis believed in it too: “I believe in Purgatory. . . . Our souls demand Purgatory, don’t they? Would it not beak the heart if God said to us, ‘It is true, my son, that your breath [Read More...]

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Speaking of repenting… Bill Cork sez: “the bishop remains vicar of Christ for his local Church. And that demands our respect.” He criticizes bloggers who mock prelates of the Catholic Church. What can I say? Guilty as charged. And I apologize. It’s a difficult thing to distinguish the sinful acts of the occupant of the [Read More...]

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And now a Word from the Sponsor of the Universe I’m seeing a lot of stories like this and, of course, the duct tape panic, and I can’t help but be reminded of this: I will send faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; the sound of a driven leaf shall put [Read More...]

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Bread? Naaaaaah. Have a stone or a snake instead. David Morrison is one of my heroes. [Read more...]

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From our “Niggardly! Niggardly! Niggardly!” Dept. Eenie, meenie, minie, moe! The Sawyer Sisters are ridiculous schmoes! The biggest problem facing some members of the black community is not the color of their skin, but the thinness of it. Such people will never find happiness in this life or the next as long as their lives [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/02/28169.html

Greg Krehbiel with Today’s Example of Post-Modernity’s Knack for Learning Exactly the Wrong Thing from Experience Teacher: “Suzy, please use the word ‘airplane’ in a sentence.” Suzy: “The bad terrorist brought a gun onto the airplane and threatened the passengers.” Teacher [shocked and angry): “Suzy! We don’t use that word in this school, and we [Read More...]

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