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...]

Well, you see, Bp. Gregory it’s like this… I’m appreciative of the steps dioceses have *said* they are taking to respond. But there are still zillions of chancery rats like Maurice Healy, who ordinary people have to deal with in vain attempts to get bishops from talking to *doing*. The fact that a man like [Read More...]

How weird! How creepy! How sad! The NY Times runs a poll on 9/11 Turn out, according to James Taranto over at WSJ’s Best of the Web that, to the mystification and pity of the NY Times, “There continues to be a minority of people who avoid the subway, stay away from skyscrapers, sleep fitfully, [Read More...]

I knew this was going to happen [Read more...]

Maurice Healy is, if you can believe it, the guy in charge of *communications* for the Archdiocese of San Francisco A reader, impressed as I was by the pure arrogance of Mr. Healy’s response to a request for some sort of action concerning a priest marching in a Gay Pride Parade, also wrote him: Mr. [Read More...]

The Awesome Influence of My Blog Continues to Expand Now the Kentucky Police bend the knee to your favorite Holy Roman Emperor. [Read more...]

Haloscan Suddenly Falls into Interdimensional Void Who can explain this software? Speaking of software, can anybody guide me to a good, cheap (or free) pop up killer software? In the words of Wayne Newton, “Danke Schoen!” [Read more...]

More open and honest dialogue from an accountable and available ecclesiat A reader writes: Dear Mr. Shea, After reading your squib, following the link, and reading the article regarding Fr. Phelan’s participation in the SF Gay Pride parade, I sent the below attached email to Mr. Healy, having found his email address on the diocesan [Read More...]

Deal Hudson on the Big Bishop Meeting Today Dear Friend, Today’s the big day. I’m on my way to the meeting with the bishops that I’ve been telling you about, and in just a few minutes we’ll begin discussing some of those issues and points you sent in. (And thank you for your wonderful feedback.) [Read More...]

An Argument for Monarchy Bill Clinton Would Approve of [Read more...]

“He’s a foreigner!” The Dems continue to bring out All That is Best and Brightest in American Civil Life. [Read more...]

Britain: Land of Opportunity Where people who wear tin foil hats can rise to the some of the highest positions of power in government. [Read more...]

NY Times Sweats over a Lawrence Backlash As well it should. The in your face arrogance of the decision, coupled with the brownshirt tactics so common in the Tolerance Gestapo has, I think, made mainstream culture heartily sick of the Homosexualist Movement. The average reaction of most people I know has been, “Look. You’ve always [Read More...]

Another sign of the Turn of the Tide The more I think about Sherry’s note below, the more I think she’s right. I’m hopeful. [Read more...]

The extremely sensible George Weigel on the Prophet Gene “Just simply to say that it goes against tradition and the teaching of the Church and Scripture does not necessarily make it wrong.” – Mr. Gene Robinson [Read more...]

Fr. Robert Sirico on the Pryor Nomination Catholics Need Not Apply [Read more...]

Amen and Amen My pal Sherry Weddell, writes over on Amy’s blog: I’ve read so much kvetching and lamenting of late on both Amy’s and Mark Shea’s blogs, so much despair about the Church, that I just have to put in my two cents worth. In the course of my job, I have taught in [Read More...]

You know, for all the gripes about the entirely transitory problems the Church faces… I would just like to say Amen to something one of my readers wrote: I am eternally, eternally grateful to the Church for preserving steadfast throughout two crazy millenia the fullness of unadulterated Truth concerning God and the human person. I [Read More...]