Lidless Eyes Gaze Pitilessly at this Woman’s Face… …and see only the face of Satan. Then again, these guys pretty much *only* see the face of Satan in pretty much everything. A most unhappy little nucleus of embittered malcontents, the RadTrads. Their site is well-name though: “Tradition Inaction”. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26459.html

Lidless Eyes Gaze Pitilessly at this Woman’s Face… …and see only the face of Satan. Then again, these guys pretty much *only* see the face of Satan in pretty much everything. A most unhappy little nucleus of embittered malcontents, the RadTrads. Their site is well-name though: “Tradition Inaction”. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26458.html

Why a dogma of the Assumption? The Church’s Marian dogmas are always a comment on Christ and/or the nature of the Church. There are lots of facts about Mary that are true, but have not been made dogmas of the Church. So, for instance, Mary almost without doubt had dark hair. If the Church dogmatically [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26460.html

A reader sez: I know Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P., personally. He has been my confessor for several years. He was the novice master of the Dominican Order’s Western Province for a number of years and is now chaplain and an apologist for Catholic Answers. He is absolutely devoted to the Church and to his vocation [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26461.html

Redefining the Family to Suit Gay Brownshirts Won’t Produce a Culture of Narcissism that Views Children as Tourist Memorabilia or Anything The selfishness is breathtaking. [Read more...]

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There’s a patron saint for everything [Read more...]

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Please sign here and hand your baby over for medical experimentation and dismemberment I miss the old days when barbarians just ate their young and didn’t swath their cannibalism in fancy scientific jargon. Oh. Wait. Barbarians were never that barbaric. Next on Fox: American Jingo: explaining why we are infinitely morally superior to Foaming Bronze [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26464.html

Somebody asks what I make of this snippet of discussion from some board: To believe, or not to believe in the catechism? That, is the burning question ————————————————————————– Greg, we get the things that we are saying from real FAITH. Its not faith in a book written by men, its faith in a relationship that [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26466.html

Somebody asks what I make of this snippet of discussion from some board: To believe, or not to believe in the catechism? That, is the burning question ————————————————————————– Greg, we get the things that we are saying from real FAITH. Its not faith in a book written by men, its faith in a relationship that [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26465.html

A reader writes: Interesting piece, perhaps blogworthy. His last parag is a reasonable observation on US (and Aust) “Christian culture” but DB seems not to have read much of the New Testament, especially the last few pages. Yep. I tend to cut Jews (especially observant ones) a lot of slack when they get stuff wrong [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26468.html

A reader writes: Interesting piece, perhaps blogworthy. His last parag is a reasonable observation on US (and Aust) “Christian culture” but DB seems not to have read much of the New Testament, especially the last few pages. Yep. I tend to cut Jews (especially observant ones) a lot of slack when they get stuff wrong [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26467.html

I love my readers! Just got this from one of them: Dear Mr. Kristof: Allow me to express my dissatisfaction with your column on the Virgin Birth this morning. You state that belief in the Virgin Birth “pretty much has to be a leap of faith.” Yes, it does, though it’s a rather small leap [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26470.html

I love my readers! Just got this from one of them: Dear Mr. Kristof: Allow me to express my dissatisfaction with your column on the Virgin Birth this morning. You state that belief in the Virgin Birth “pretty much has to be a leap of faith.” Yes, it does, though it’s a rather small leap [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26469.html

Orestes Brownson and Homosexual Bishops …from the ever-lucid mind of Secret Agent Man. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26471.html

Tacoma, Washington: Pompeii by Puget Sound My wife’s family lives in Orting, a beautiful little town built right smack on top of the last pyroclastic flow. It’s as doomed as Herculaneum. The town’s death warrant is already signed. Just gotta wait for God to fill in the date. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26472.html

Gay Brownshirts on the March! [Read more...]

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“The elite media had hated the Clintons even before the first inauguration and …” Sometimes I wonder what planet Greeley is from. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26474.html

A reader sez: Yesterday, less than an hour after hearing about the blackout, I was in my state’s Motor Vehicles Administration waiting on a bench when a lady sat down and asked me if I’d heard about the power outage. I nodded and she immediately went into a rant about how it was all Bush’s [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26475.html

It’s a small world after all… A reader sez: For some reason, I can’t access your comment boxes, so I thought I would commuicate this through your web page: I know Rev. Swank personally, and he is the furthest thing from a blueblood. He is a humble pastor of a tiny church that meets in [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26476.html

I’d just like to mention to all my Northeast Corridor Readers… Your fly’s open! You’ve got something green between your teeth! Wipe your nose! What? Can’t read that cuz you are living at the Stone Age level at present? Har har! Here in rainy Seattle–you know, rainy Seattle that everybody makes fun of cuz it’s [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26477.html

Jeremy Lott’s Paean of Praise for a Great Northwest Bookstore [Read more...]

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