Progress ReportO Happy Day! Yesterday I finished the draft of the book. What this means in English is that all the heavy lifting is now done. The first six chapters have already been reviewed by my trusty team of editors. I have yet to do edits on Chapter 7 (I hope to start today) and I still need to have the edits done for 8-14. But the manuscript is now basically written (sans Bibliography, Index, Foreword, and various frontispiece materials)…. Read more

Well Done Good and Faithful Servant

As a Father you were to me. Thank you! Enter into the Joy, Pope St. John Paul the Great! “‘How do I feel?’ Samwise cried. ‘Well, I don’t know how to say it. I feel, I feel’ — he waved his arms in the air — ‘I feel like spring after winter, and sun on the leaves; and like trumpets and harps and all the songs I have ever heard!’ ” “All the host laughed and wept, and in the… Read more

Cardinal Roger “Richard McBrien Says I’m the True Voice of Reform” Mahony is now in the running for the coveted Heartless Prelate Award! Last week it was a horse race between Weakland and Curtiss, who were duking it out with conflicting claims to superior callousness and arrogance. But this week, Cardinal Mahony adds a whole new ingredient–mendacity–which radically alters the complexion of the race and makes him a sudden front runner for the hotly contested HPA! Every day he sounds… Read more

TV to American Children: You’re Getting Stoooooopid I had fun with this. Read more

Stephen Jay Gould, RIP I always had a soft spot for the man. He was, if memory serves, an atheist like so many of his trade. But there was a willingness to at least attempt fairness toward religionists that was woefully lacking in tiresome and shallow dogmatists like Richard Dawkins. I shall miss him. God have mercy on his soul and grant him everlasting life through Christ. Read more

More on the War on the Seal A fellow named Todd Reitmeyer is a seminarian with his own blog. He writes concerning the danger to the Seal our bishop’s stupidity and wickedness has caused: I wanted you to know I have been telling people for about two months that this is going to happen and no one has believed me. I am glad you see it as well. As a seminarian getting ordained (God willing) into the firestorm this summer… Read more

Sure it’s way funny. But imagine how much funnier your attempts to say something in Japanese would be. Reminds me of one of Mark Twain’s favorite books: English As She is Spoke, a phrasebook written by the enterprising Portuguese Pedro Carolino in 1883. Carolino did not know English but, nothing daunted, he used an English/French phrasebook and a French/Portuguese phrasebook to produce a classic in… some as yet to be determined language. Read more

The Lidless Eye of the Reactionary is Watching Scott Hahn too! Gotta love it when EWTN is too far out for the Truly Catholic[TM] Pharisees. For the record, some of the sweetest, most-docile-to-the-Holy-Spirit-and-teaching-of-the-Church Catholics I have ever known are Charismatics. I’d take their company over the Grand Inquisitor who wrote and published the piece linked above any day of the week. Read more

Father Paul Weinberger Speaks! This is the pastor of Blessed Sacrament in Oak Cliff, TX that Rod Dreher was raving about. If you are a pastor, here’s a role model for you! Read more

A Very Good and Thoughtful Letter A reader tells me she read “an article that I like very much written by a Palestinian Christian who is engaged in peace efforts with Israelis and his perspective on the politics of victimhood, which I have seen as operative both in the current scandal, in the mideast and in my own life which I am convinced is directly contrary to the commands of Christ and which does not lead to healing and restoration… Read more

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