D’ja ever notice that, if you only got your news from secular media… you’d think the Vatican was constantly “cracking down” on this and that? It’s like buses. They’re forever “plunging”. Orthodox people are always “rigidly” so. Anybody advocating the latest freakish departure from sanity, health, and common sense is “controversial”. And Bush lacks “gravitas”. [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25830.html

Rabbi Daniel Lapin on the Passion or, “Why the professional handwringing from the ADL, the NY Times and other Usual Suspects sounds so French.” [Read more...]

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Good Morning! It’s Day 2 of the Quarterly Catholic and Enjoying It! Pledge Week This is the one week each quarter where I ask for some small remuneration for my efforts to provide you with the sort of Catholic content, newsiness, fun, and so forth that is this blog. I’ll be honest. We (that is, [Read More...]

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Interesting thread over at Amy’s One of the readers over there is arguing that the condemnation of Jesus was “ALL about collaboration, and not even a little about Jewish theology.” The argument appears to be that the “anti-Judaic” New Testament authors blamed the Jews for the rejection of Jesus because they didn’t dare blame the [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25833.html

Portly Porkers Protest Promotion Problems Look, I’m as fat as any of these people (300 lbs. +) and I find the idea of a “National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance” a laugh-milk-out-the-nose idea. I’m fat. With that comes the fact that people look at you with that, “Man, he’s fat!” look on their face. Kids [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25834.html

Orwell’s Metaphor for the Middle Class [Read more...]

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Anti-religious Brownshirts on the March! I think somebody should fry their circuits by handing out condoms with Bible verses on them. “Command or forbid? Command or forbid? Norman! Coordinate!” [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25836.html

A reader tells me “It can’t be so bad if the Vatican is open to joining.” If I’m walking down a street late at night and hear a rock whistle past my ear and feel a stick hit me in the back, and I turn around to discover a small gang of young men armed [Read More...]

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Times Against Humanity has Some Strong Words [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25838.html

Well, that’s one way of doing Purgatory Curious that the video footage skips right at the crucial moment. I guess that proves ghosts know how to do trick photography. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25839.html

Sleep well… [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25840.html

Martin Sheen Campaigns for Prime Minister of North Wing [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25841.html

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

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25842.html

“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...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25843.html

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

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25844.html

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...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25845.html

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...]

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

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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...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25848.html

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...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25849.html

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...]

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