Research Proves Water to Be Wet, Sky to be Blue and Sun to Be Bright and Shiny [Read more...]

“If you were from another planet, you’d think all Muslims were terrorists and all Catholics were pedophile priests.” Or, “Newpapers Proud to Announce Hiring of Deaf Music Critic and Blind Film Reviewer”. [Read more...]

Bp. Grahmann Demonstrates Some Spine Bully for him. More please! [Read more...]

A reader writes: I’m glad to see someone else say that we’re unlikely to find extraterrestrial life anytime soon, and connect it to the lack of faith. In the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum, there’s an exhibit on “The Planets” with a kiosk running a video about extraterrestrials. In it, several scientists agree that it’s [Read More...]

Well, the really important thing is that nobody in this photo has their hands raised Fr. Bryce is a kind of genius for finding stuff like this. [Read more...]

Like Cruella DeVille getting a facelift The Hemlock Society want to project the warm and fuzzy side of murdering people. [Read more...]

Because his pulverized corpse is currently making its contribution to the subterranean ecosystem of Tora Bora, that’s why. ‘E’s not hidin’! ‘E’s passed on! This terrorist is no more! He has ceased to be! ‘E’s expired and gone to meet ‘is maker! ‘E’s a stiff! Bereft of life, ‘e rests in peace! If you hadn’t [Read More...]

A reader asks… concerning my various arguments for the validity of the Catholic canon of Scripture in By What Authority? and “Five Myths about Seven Books“: The one thing I don’t recall you discussing in “B.W.A.” is Luke 11:51 and Matt 23:25. Those are the verses where Jesus says “from the blod of Abel to [Read More...]

Delicious! Gotta love an article by the preternaturally stupid Richard Dawkins, attempting to hype the “bright” meme, that begins: Richard Dawkins defends the godless amoung [sic] us. [an error occurred while processing this directive] I tremble in awe before the brightness of it all! [Read more...]

I sure am glad it was us Good Guys who supported the Forced Sterilization of Peruvians… and not those Islamofascists who are under God’s judgement. Since we are not under God’s judgment, we could do things to poor women against their will that, if Muslims did it, would be wrong and evil. But since we [Read More...]

Of course it did A reader writes: I just called the office of Univ. of Detroit-Mercy pres. Sr. Maureen Fay. The Call to Action conf., “Women of Faith/Healthy Dissent” went ahead as planned at the university on Sat., Sept. 13. Changing the habitual deference of bishops to the loudest chancery rat with an ideology is [Read More...]

Answer: Yes, earthly religion will survive such an encounter just fine Finding life on other planets would pose no problem for any of the Great Western religious traditions. It would simply mean “God made life on other rocks.” Finding intelligent life would not post much more trouble. Indeed, Judaism, Christianity and Islam all include among [Read More...]

Good Morning! It’s Day 1 of the Quarterly Catholic and Enjoying It! Pledge Week If you like what you read here, please help keep an emphatically lower middle class writer solvent so he can keep bringing you the weird combination of offbeat humor, theological ramblings, ecclesial and civil politics, and various cultural ephemera that you’ve [Read More...]

David Alexander v. Novus Ordo Watch [Read more...]

Yer blog roundup on Canadian gay agitprop agitations and political stuff Here , here, and here. [Read more...]

A piece on suicide murderers At the start of the Afghan War, bin Laden released a tape saying, “We have thousands of young men who are eager to die!” To which a friend remarked, “That works out well, because we have thousands of young men who are eager to kill you.” [Read more...]

One of the reasons I’m Catholic… is that I so frequently ran into this sentiment in Protestantism: [Jesus] came to set us free from our humanness – our sinful flesh – to a new life, a life full of His Holy Spirit Who enables us to overcome our humanness! The non-denom Evangelicalism that I hail [Read More...]

And now, just cuz I’m happy it’s the weekend and the autumn weather makes me think of one of my favorite places on earth…. ….a rare foray into poetry Rosario Smooth rocks rattle under the wave’s stroking hand. Sand bears the writ of my son’s foot. Put here like giant’s skulls, gull-wreathed islands bulb out [Read More...]

The Lidless Eye Turns its Pitiless Gaze on Christian Music Favorite demonstrations of brainless Phariseeism include their scathing expose of Phil Keaggy (He’s standing next to a band we dispprove of! What’s next? Eating with tax collectors and sinners?). And this thoughtful analysis is completed with damning quotes proving that Phil Keaggy loved his Catholic [Read More...]

Mark Windsor on the Mystical Body of Christ [Read more...]

As another who refuses to observe the pieties… let me simply note that being an active member of the gay community is an excellent way to kill yourself and to take others with you. You aren’t a “victim” when you do the killing or live so irresponsibly that you are an effective accomplice to murder. [Read More...]