A Chance to Do a Work of Mercy

Charlie Camosy writes: I have some terrible and heartbreaking news to share about my friend and colleague Beth Haile. Several of you who are on my Facebook feed know her. For those of you who don’t, she is one of the best people around and light to anyone who meets her. In the last few days, some of us have received news that she has an inoperable brain tumor. After several consultations and opinions, she seems likely to have a… Read more

So this is hilarious

Liesite News, in its ongoing quest to make Sean Hannity look like a paragon of rock-ribbed journalistic integrity by comparison, outdoes itself in sheer Francis-hating hysteria with a story titled “‘Eerie and ominous’ sign appears as Pope Francis visits Vatican Nativity”. What horror was revealed from celestial realms to assure us all that Liesite Rulz and Francis Droolz today and God sez so so shaddup? A bunch of seagulls flew away when Francis and a gaggle of pilgrims went to… Read more

Trump: Liar and Authoritarian–and Darling of Christianists

Ezra Klein does the autopsy on Trump NY Times interview from last week.  First, he look at the lying and self-delusion: The president of the United States is not well. That is an uncomfortable thing to say, but it is an even worse thing to ignore. Consider the interview Trump gave to the New York Times on Thursday. It begins with a string of falsehoods that make it difficult to tell whether the leader of the free world is lying or delusional…. Read more

The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Why does the Church bother having dogmas about Mary anyway? Why not just stick to talking about Jesus? To find out way, consider Nestorius. He was a fifth-century bishop and theologian who disliked the way common folk talked about Jesus and his mother because it played havoc with a theory he had concocted. Nestorius’ theory was rooted in a deep discomfort that is as old as the Church: the discomfort with the fact that the Word really and truly became… Read more

Thanks, Jacob Atkins!

A guy goes out and finds a bunch of good news to recap 2017: You can access his Twitter feed here. Read more

And that’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown

“It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree, helping each other to one or other… Read more

Point/Counterpoint

Christianist liars cut the Flight to Egypt out of their Bibles because peasants fleeing death squads give them a squirmy feeling of discomfort in their seared consciences. Mary and Joseph weren't refugees, you illiterate. They were going to Bethlehem TO REGISTER WITH THE GOVERNMENT. https://t.co/3kGMYvE3DD— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) December 26, 2017 In contrast, Christians try to welcome refugees fleeing death, especially when they are fleeing American client states that we helped to turn into the basket cases they are today…. Read more

St. Peter Chrysologus on the Miracle of the Incarnation

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Rose Marie, RIP

Eternal memory to a classy dame: Read more

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