Interesting new site on “Evangelical Catholicism” [Read more...]

Fr. Rob Johansen on the Big Meeting Also, here a piece by the good padre on The Bishop’s Disciplinary Options [Read more...]

Common Sense from Wendy McElroy And, at the far opposite end of the common sense scale, there’s this loony scheme for color coding air travelers. How about we start by just exempting all the blue-haired old Lutheran ladies from Minnesota right now. We could then ease on to exempting six-year old Presbyterian girls from Kansas. [Read More...]

Lawyers Declare End of Period of National Mourning and Unity Now it’s back to vampirism as usual. [Read more...]

Another proud moment for the prolife movement [Read more...]

These bishops showed “no resistance,” Mr. George said, to conservatives’ pleas to “call the evil by name” in terms of the clergy’s sexual-abuse crisis. Well, yes. Showing “no resistance” is what jelly usually does. The question is, will they move from showing “no resistance” to what was said to *doing* anything about it, particularly when [Read More...]

Nice piece on Ave Maria College [Read more...]

The Curt Jester Kills Me [Read more...]

Greg Popcak files his first report on the Big Meeting with the bishops Not as negative as Leon Podles take, but not glowing either. Oh, and it turns out George Weigel and Fr. Neuhaus were invited, but couldn’t make it. One wonders if they intuited that it would not be time well-spent. [Read more...]

Jeremy Lott on Reptile Republican Money Whores Who Don’t Give a Rip About Human Life AKA “fiscally conservative/socially liberal” Their only saving grace is that they are passive about abortion rather than active zealots for the Sacrament of Abortion. Some comfort. [Read more...]

More News You Will Never See in the NY Times [Read more...]

A reader writes concerning this piece on Mary as Co-Redemptrix Mark, would you please address this concept in your blog? This subject terrifies me, because as a convert I just CAN’T go there – it smacks too much of deifying Mary and making her equal to Jesus. Please get some discussion going for those of [Read More...]

Finally, a believable spam Dear Sir / Madam, I am Mr. Bib Fortuna, secretary to the late Desilijic family boss,Jabba the Hutt who died on Tatooine while still on active duty for our family. When my boss was alive I used to move funds running into millions of Galactic Credits to Nar Shaddaa and Ord [Read More...]

Here’s the Touchstone blog people having conniptions about The extremely unedifying combination of the episcopal gutlessness on display in DC and the bureaucratic contempt for the flock on display here has a number of people livid. I’m not among them. And that, in turn, confuses people. Indeed, much of my approach to the reform of [Read More...]

This is why I moved out of Seattle proper My dislike of coffee and espresso violated numerous zoning codes in Seattle, so I had to leave the city where I could indulge my milk habit in peace. [Read more...]

If only priests were allowed to marry, this would never happen [Read more...]

More from Maurice Healy Mr. Healy asks me to post the following: Mark Shea’s own description of his blog — a place where he can publish any thing he says no matter how stupid it may be — is absolutely apt and accurate. There was no bullying on my part and Shea should know this [Read More...]

Maurice Healy writes and asks me to publish this: Mr. Shea, Fr. Phelan did not ask permission nor did he receive permission to participate in the gay pride parade. The Archdiocese had no knowlwdge that he planned to participate. Fr. Phelan is administrator of Most Holy Redeemer parish, which is located in the Castro area [Read More...]

Gay Brownshirts on the March! Homosexualistische Einsatzgruppen takes “special action” by issuing bomb threat against school with Incorrect Ideas. Mainstream press, of course, ignores it. Meanwhile, the Texas pastor whose church got torched isn’t sure it was done over gay politics. [Read more...]

It’s a small world! Well, it turns out there’s no anti-Catholicism in the US at all! Proof: this article, dripping with condescension from somebody named Tim Cavanaugh. Now the hilarious part of this piece is that it begins by citing a sermon by Father Edward Phelan, pastor of Most Holy Redeemer Parish in San Francisco. [Read More...]

Got the Google Toolbar Blocks pop ups (but not my comments windows) and does other cool stuff. I’m stickin’ with this one. Thanks for the help y’all! [Read more...]