Now: Imagine a sports headline that says “Wolverines Gas and Incinerate Brandeis” Anti-Catholicism: the Last Acceptable Bigotry [Read more...]

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Nutty priest lionizes Paul Hill “Abortion doctors commit premeditated, cold-blooded murder 10 or 20 times a day,” said the Rev. David Trosch, a Catholic priest from Mobile, Ala. “What Paul Hill did was absolutely justified. It was not murder. It was taking the life of a murderer who intended to commit further murders.” Where’s this [Read More...]

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Moral: Don’t return long distance phone calls from total strangers [Read more...]

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Episcopal Spine Alert! Another bishop with a backbone. Nice to see. [Read more...]

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This should be interesting One of the members of the Majoring in Minors Brigade has a “Nixon in ’62″ moment of sour grapes over head scarves and writes, “So anyway, along with Al I congratulate the pluralists on yet another successful purge. We’ll all see what sort of world you leave behind for our kids, [Read More...]

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“Chucky”? Africa, the wealthiest continent on the planet, continues its noble quest to share the riches of their vastly advanced economy with random people in the West. SEEKING YOUR ASSISTANCE IN THE INVESTMENT OF $ 8,200,000.00 SIR, I AM CHUCKY TAYLOR THE ELDEST SON OF FORMAL PRESIDENT OF LIBERIA MR CHARLES TAYLOR.MY FATHER WAS FORCED [Read More...]

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Gay Brownshirts on the March! ‘The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement is asking David Blunkett, the home secretary, to bar [Archbishop of Nigeria Peter] Akinola from entering Britain in October on the grounds that he might incite hatred of gay people.’ Refresh my memory. Wasn’t it gay stormtroopers who beat up an African cleric for [Read More...]

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Er, oooookay What cracks me up the most is the peculiar alloy of superstition (“Yes, the icon is killing people’) with scientific materialist insouciance (“Quite explainable. Energy fields, don’t you know. All very scientific. Nothing supernatural here.”) It all reminds me of Screwtape’s fondest hope: “If once we can produce our perfect work–the Materialist Magician, [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/26087.html

Press finally begins to notice that Dan Brown is full of it Our own Boadicea of the Blogosphere, Sandra Miesel, figures prominently in the piece. By the way, Sandra will be interviewed by Al Kresta about the DA VINCI CODE on Monday at 4 pm Chicago time. Go here for a streaming link. By the [Read More...]

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Reactions to “The Wonderful and Wlatsome” begin here I can see how people sick of being the subject of “Peter, try experiments on my rats” liturgical experiments would want to have some help in navigating their way past the St. Ridiculous parish to St. Sane. At the same time, there is also the opposite danger [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/26089.html

Fr. Wilson sends this along Episcopalians have the wickedest humor. This is from an Episcopal Priest, but I thought in light of the new GIRM and the Cincinnati norms it deserved wide distribution. From the Rector: Communion Rules Clarified I have noticed with growing alarm a growing state of confusion surrounding the distribution of Communion. [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/26090.html

In other news… The American Tobacco Growers Association have partnered with the American Lung Association in a new “At Least Use a Filter!” ad campaign aimed at American teens. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/26091.html

When I was younger… I always thought the passage in Revelation about the devil being furious, because he knows his time is short, was weird. Isn’t that sort of…. stupid? I thought the devil was smart. What I failed to grasp is that the thorough-going embrace of evil means the rejection of all goods, including [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/26092.html

Eco-Brownshirts on the March Shea’s Law #443: The political movement most swift to charge its opponents with being fascists on the flimsiest grounds is also the movement most likely to attract people who *act* like fascists. Oddly, it’s virtually always the Left which fulfills this law in current culture. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/26093.html

Did you know that a lot of priests think celibacy is a great thing? Here’s another story the New York Times deems it best you poor fragile dears not know about. This is in direct response to the recent petition signed by 160 Milwaukee priests asking for optional clerical celibacy [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/26094.html

Remember Rosa Parks? Of course you do. And you doubtless remember, as I do, that the Woman Who Did One Thing Once Long Ago spent the rest of her life periodically being interviewed, profiled and retrospected as a Great Historical Hero. That process does not seem to happen with either “Roe” or “Doe”. Why? Because [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/26095.html

Jeremy Lott on the Geek Invasion I begin to see it all at last…. I’m…. a…. geek! I know who I am at last! I’ve found myself! [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/26096.html

Caesar Loses a Round Always nice to see. [Read more...]

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New Blog! [Read more...]

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Another Bleat in the Ear of an Out of Touch Ecclesiat Lots more of these please. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/26099.html

While sitting at your desk …lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles. Now, while doing this, draw the number “6″ in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction. [Read more...]

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