Wanna know what one culture is learning from another culture? Watch what words get borrowed. [Read more...]

Pope John Paul II, Art Bell, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Gates, Hillary Clinton, Jeffrey Katzenberg, JK Rowling, Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, Jonah Goldberg and Dell Dude Taken in for questioning after lightning raid Everything you’ve ever suspected is true! [Read more...]

Lunatics always think they are sane They don’t know what’s killing them. [Read more...]

Faithful Lay Catholic John Kerry Promises to Filibuster on Behalf of Abortion Fascist Alliance Kerry: “I swear on my Planned Parenthood button that I will block confirmation of any judge who is not rigidly committed to the sacrament of abortion by reading over and over and over again from Mark Shea’s blog that we American [Read More...]

I’m always a little suspicious of stories like this, but still… Chariot Wheels Found Under Red Sea? I dunno. We’ll see. Right now I class this with the “Aerial Photos Reveal Noah’s Ark!” stories you hear from time to time. There’s a particular sort of Fundamentalist who has a strange love/hate relationship with “SCIENCE!”. They [Read More...]

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My mistake I’ve been saying “We Catholics have the bishops we want”. I should have said “We Christians have the pastors we want.” [Read more...]

Another Defeat for the Gay Fascist Alliance Brownshirts stamp tiny feet in impotent rage. Swear “You haven’t heard the last of us!” Drinks all round for good guys. [Read more...]

Dear Lord! The Evil is Spreading! Tunnelling under the Very Foundations of the Offices of NRO!!!! Congrats to John Granger for the good review! [Read more...]

You can’t make this stuff up There’s something so Euro about this. Another reason to love Dubya. [Read more...]

Since I’ve already alienated people by defending Rowling from the Inquisitors (see comments boxes below)… I might as well finish the job by reiterating another unpopular opinion which I think is simply a fact: You will never understand JPII if you try to analyze him in political categories. Look. Here’s the deal: People continue to [Read More...]

The West: We’re Superior and We Know What’s Good for You! Only the Islamosphere is implicated in the culture of death. We’re Good Guys! One of the most hilarious bits of Pope-bashing I’ve seen lately has been the attempt to downplay the West’s avid pursuit of the culture of death because it shows how”free” we [Read More...]

Jesuits: Helping to Keep my Blog “R” Rated Fr. McNally appears to be working out some “issues” in his art. I think I’ll keep my adolescent boys away from priests whose visual imagination runs along these lines. [Read more...]

More Noise about a Possible Plenary Council We’ll see. It’s still the Spirit’s Church, so we’ll see what He does. [Read more...]

A reader writes: Your reader asks: “We are living at a time when we all have direct access to papal encyclicals, right here on our desktops courtesy of www.vatican.va But where can one go to chat with other lay people who actually read any part of such things?” One suggestion is to look for a [Read More...]

A Compendium of Christian POTter Heads [Read more...]

NY Times on the Bishops’ Conference The hopeful thing here is that Bp. Wuerl, who is one of the good guys, sees progress. [Read more...]

The more I see things like this… The more I think John Granger is right and that Christian Harry-haters are going to have a *lot* of crow to eat. What a beautiful, thoughtful woman J. K. Rowling is. [Read more...]

St. GKC: Ora pro nobis! A reader asks: My problem is more a question of where to go to interact with people who are wading through the same texts at the same time, to get the benefit one would get with well-guided classroom discussion. Think of it! We are living at a time when we [Read More...]

Get out your scorecards! Just got this from author John Granger (The Hidden Key to Harry Potter): Dear friend, Your prayers. It is the day before the day before ‘Harry Day’ and I write to you to give you a scorecard to have at hand as you read ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the [Read More...]

Just because you have a strong maternal instinct doesn’t mean you’re a good mother Use comments for punchline. [Read more...]