The Post-Christian Right and the Coming Eugenics

As the Thing That Used to Be Conservatism becomes more post-Christian, expect this kind of naked eugenicist filth to float up from the id with increased bravado (hear this editorial read in that tone of voice Limbaugh uses whenever he sneers out the words “compassion” or “poor” or, as he puts it “poo-er”). You have [Read More...]

The Two Shall Become One Flesh

Interesting insight from the sciences on how long-married couples supplement and augment each other’s memories, so that they “remember together”. It certainly does reflect my experience. [Read more...]

“I” “wonder” “what” “these” “guys” “actually” “offer”

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The Synod on the Family is Shaping Up Nicely

For months, I’ve been seeing bed-wetting panic from the Greatest Catholics of All Time about the Synod on the Family, and the horrible, terrible, no good, very bad “liberal agenda” Francis is allegedly about to impose on the Church.  The usual screamers in the Reactionary camp have been warning of the apocalypse to come from [Read More...]

Laugh. Giggle. Snicker. Guffaw. Chuckle.

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Scenes of Domestic Bliss

Had muffins for dinner the other night. Somebody asked what kind they were. Jan replied, “Banana nut” and I was irresistibly compelled to add, “DOO DOO DIH DO DO!” Peter then said, “Banana nut?” And I replied “DOO DOO DIH DO!” Luke answered, “Banana nut.” And I erupted with: “DOO DOO DIH DO DO, DIH [Read More...]

You stay classy, Pewsitter

Latest headline for the news aggregator for Taliban Catholics: “Sainthood cause of ‘martyred’ Oscar Romero technically reached the final stage” Yeah, he wasn’t *really* martyred.  Cuz he was in a Central American country defending the poor from a regime in bed with Murka, so that makes him a damn librul (as members of Opus Dei so [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

A reader writes: Can you please ask your readers to pray for a friend’s mother who is going in for surgery this morning (she may even be in as I write this) in an attempt to remove cancer from her lungs. They are all faithful, so far as I know. This is her third bout [Read More...]

Orthodox Weirdness and the Uniqueness of Different Forms of Goodness and Corruption

Orthodox Radical Ponders Putin’s Divinity One of the things I’ve noticed about religious traditions is that, just as the tend to produce their own unique sort of saints also, when they go bad, give off their own unique smell. Protestant saints don’t look or sound like Catholic saints who don’t look or sound like Orthodox [Read More...]

Francis wants to avoid war

Pope Francis says war is senseless slaughter, can always be avoided The pope’s message was presented Sept. 7 to people taking part in the International Meeting of People and Religions, organized by the Rome-based lay Community of Sant’Egidio and hosted by the Diocese of Antwerp, Belgium. So much for “Pope calls for US to Launch [Read More...]

Same Samefulness is Much of a Muchness

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This killed me

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