Write your own punchline [Read more...]


In a time of crisis, Our Leaders can always be trusted to focus on the Big Issues [Read more...]


The phaomnneil pweor of the hmuan mnid A reader sends this along: Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are wirettn, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteers be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses [Read More...]


Plucky Rebel Alliance Approaches Death Star [Read more...]


Technology: Making it Easier for Large Anonymous Entities to Keep Tabs on You [Read more...]


A reader writes: I, too, initially supported the war, but became more and more skeptical as things progressed (or regressed) in Iraq. While not surprising to me, the below statement by V.P. Cheney is still shocking. “Meet the Press” host Tim Russert gave Cheney a chance to clarify his prewar statement in a return appearance [Read More...]


I don’t get the hostility to Intelligent Design Years ago, I went to the Seattle Aquarium with my nephew to see the Coconut Crab exhibit. The Coconut Crab begins life in the ocean like all crabs–as a bit of plankton. After several molts, but without a lot of parental nurture, it crawls up on shore [Read More...]


More Priest Heros A reader sez: My Spiritual Director, Fr. Robert Levis is a great priest and spiritual father. He took on my poor case and promises to hound me from Heaven if necessary to be sure that I become a saint. He is very strictly orthodox and gives a Latin Mass once a week [Read More...]


As part of my ongoing quest for sainthood… I present to you, O Devoted Reader, this handy link by which you can disable Windows Messenger and kill those stupid pop-up messages urging you to grow certain parts of your anatomy and blackmailing you with the demand to go to “ENDADS” if you ever want these [Read More...]


My Latest on Catholic Exchange [Read more...]


Teen Girl Squad Bible! I’m doing a topical study on whether Mary Magdalene was Cheerleader, Whatsherface, So and So, or the Ugly One. [Read more...]


The Usual Homily The delightful Fr. Phil Bloom synthesizes all the pablum you’ve ever heard dribble from a homilist’s mouth into one gigantic AmChurch cliche. For some samples of what *real* homilies should be, surf around elsewhere on his excellent site. [Read more...]


Steve Taylor on Art vs. Ministry This is an article that tends to resonate more for Evangelicals than for Catholics. However, as more and more lay Catholics begin to see themselves as lay apostles and not merely as recipients of the ministrations of the ordained, Taylor may well be of service to them. [Read more...]


A reader writes: In response to your call for good priests, please consider Fr. Nabil Mouannes, a Maronite priest who also has faculties to celebrate the sacraments in the Latin rite. (Note especially the Curriculum section for his background.) And here is the web site of the Maronite church Fr. Mouannes is the pastor of. [Read More...]


Comment Box Denizen Tom Round Starts Contributing to a Blog! At the link above, he performs the autopsy on Katha Pollitt’s failed attempt to achieve escape velocity from the gravitational pull of leftist stupidity. [Read more...]


“Society evolved” Words worthy of Pontius Pilate. Let us pray that Canada not cross this Rubicon. [Read more...]


There’s still time to save Terri [Read more...]


Good Things are Happening as Well You heard last week about the CTA conference coming up in the Archdiocese of Detroit (no word yet on whether they’ll get the Russian ballerina for that). What you haven’t heard is that there is a Call to Holiness conference the same week. Why not go if you live [Read More...]


American Association for Liturgical Dance in Negotiations with Russian Ballerina Sr. Orbis Rotunda expressed hope that Ms. Volochkova (pictured below) would be available to dance the “Butterfly of the Resurrection” and the “Cosmic Mother Christ Brings Forth Gaia from the Womb of Being” for the next Call to Action presentation before the bishops of the [Read More...]


America the Biblically and Theologically Illiterate [Read more...]


Pleeeeeeze Can We Torture? Everybody Else is Doing it! A member of the chattering class does his bit to snip away at another little piece of our souls. Of course, that’s okay, cuz we’re the Good Guys. Everything we do is made okay by the fact that we do it, cuz we’re Good Guys, so [Read More...]