We made it! We proved some very important things yesterday. 1. You can drive through downtown Seattle at speeds in excess of 75 MPH and not be ticketed. 2. That whole “90 minutes before departure” rule for domestic flights is bunk. We got there 5 minutes before boarding commenced and, with the help of a [Read More...]

I’m outta here! We’re off to sunny Colorado courtesy of a lot of air miles racked up over several years on the Visa and in the air and courtesy of the kindness of some friends. We’ll be back on the 27th. I will try to blog now and then from the Big Square State in [Read More...]

A reader sends along a letter The letter below was inspired by the amazingly contemptuous and snotty reply Fr. Biondi made to C&EI; reader John Hearn, (you can see it in the comments boxes on that blog). I wonder if he will be equally snotty when he knows that several Catholic media will probably get [Read More...]

A reader sends along a letter The letter below was inspired by the amazingly contemptuous and snotty reply Fr. Biondi made to C&EI; reader John Hearn, (you can see it in the comments boxes on that blog). I wonder if he will be equally snotty when he knows that several Catholic media will probably get [Read More...]

The cool and interesting thing about Evangelicalism is… …because, at its best, it is both devoted to Scripture *and* to paying close attention to “what works”, it tends to recapitulate Catholic faith. So, for example, these folks are now discovering the idea of canon law and Church tribunals. Catholic faith isn’t just some human idea. [Read More...]

Deal Hudson correct his note about the Bishop’s confab with the Usual Suspects One quick and important correction, though: In Friday’s e-letter, I mistakenly imply that Peggy Steinfels is pro-choice. She is not. I actually caught the error and corrected it in the draft, but unfortunately, the uncorrected version was sent out. All of us [Read More...]

Deal Hudson correct his note about the Bishop’s confab with the Usual Suspects One quick and important correction, though: In Friday’s e-letter, I mistakenly imply that Peggy Steinfels is pro-choice. She is not. I actually caught the error and corrected it in the draft, but unfortunately, the uncorrected version was sent out. All of us [Read More...]

There are three types of Catholics 1. Those who will look at this lady and say, “Good enough! She’s as Christian as everybody else. Any attempt to educate her further is spiritual imperialist triumphalism!” 2. Those who will look at this lady and say, “She is a liar and a deceiver! A vendor of New [Read More...]

For all those hotheads inclined to panic and say, “Schism? Bring it on!” because of one lousy meeting by a couple of bishops with the Usual Suspects A reader writes about this article: It has some helpful information, in particular: The gathering, billed as a dialogue concerning ”The Church in America: The Way Forward in [Read More...]

For all those hotheads inclined to panic and say, “Schism? Bring it on!” because of one lousy meeting by a couple of bishops with the Usual Suspects A reader writes about this article: It has some helpful information, in particular: The gathering, billed as a dialogue concerning ”The Church in America: The Way Forward in [Read More...]

Our bishops don’t reflect us in the slightest The problem is all with them. It has nothing to do with us. [Read more...]

Australians Live Dramatic Lives The mad beast with one of his helpless victims. [Read more...]

Australians Live Dramatic Lives The mad beast with one of his helpless victims. [Read more...]

Australians Live Dramatic Lives The mad beast with one of his helpless victims. [Read more...]

Santificarnos An interesting new blog for Catholics struggling with divorce. [Read more...]

Plump ungrateful Hollywood swine resume old habits of spitting on people whose boots they are not fit to lick Tommy Atkins I went into a public-’ouse to get a pint o’ beer, The publican ‘e up an’ sez, “We serve no red-coats here.” The girls be’ind the bar they laughed an’ giggled fit to die, [Read More...]

Plump ungrateful Hollywood swine resume old habits of spitting on people whose boots they are not fit to lick Tommy Atkins I went into a public-’ouse to get a pint o’ beer, The publican ‘e up an’ sez, “We serve no red-coats here.” The girls be’ind the bar they laughed an’ giggled fit to die, [Read More...]

God speaks! Says, Read Genesis 3:9-11. [Read more...]

God speaks! Says, Read Genesis 3:9-11. [Read more...]

God speaks! Says, Read Genesis 3:9-11. [Read more...]

The unanimous opinion of our staff and two consulting canonists is that it would be very difficult to argue that a chaste homosexual who accepted the teaching of the Church and led a virtuous life would incur the irregularity as defined by c. 1041, 1°. Only the Pope could change the law so that it [Read More...]


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