America: Where a free and educated populace determines its destiny by the measured consideration of weighty matters pertaining to the common good Favorite quote: “”I suspect that Kerry was thinking about provolone cheese but became distracted by thinking of the more than 3 million jobs that have slipped through the holes of George W. Bush’s [Read More...]

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Baer called the program instructors at the 800-student school accomplished and “as competent as any you’d see at a similar-sized school. The difference is, at a larger school, you’d be exposed to a wider array of different perspectives.” Translation: We’re an ideological boot camp for future brownshirts whose task is to indoctrinate, not to inculcate [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26529.html

Baer called the program instructors at the 800-student school accomplished and “as competent as any you’d see at a similar-sized school. The difference is, at a larger school, you’d be exposed to a wider array of different perspectives.” Translation: We’re an ideological boot camp for future brownshirts whose task is to indoctrinate, not to inculcate [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26528.html

The very sensible David Morrison of Sed Contra writes A big part of the problem is one of identity. Frankly, there has not generally been any room for folks who 1) experience same sex attractions but 2) do not want to define or label themselves by them but 3) do not want to necessarily worry [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26531.html

The very sensible David Morrison of Sed Contra writes A big part of the problem is one of identity. Frankly, there has not generally been any room for folks who 1) experience same sex attractions but 2) do not want to define or label themselves by them but 3) do not want to necessarily worry [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26530.html

Pete Vere Wrings His Hands about the Wave of Anti-Italianism Being Sparked by Mel Gibson’s Passion [Read more...]

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Pete Vere Wrings His Hands about the Wave of Anti-Italianism Being Sparked by Mel Gibson’s Passion [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26532.html

General rule of thumb People who routinely employ the words “tolerance”, “diversity”, “mean-spirited” and “compassion” in an endless babble of jargon used to justify actions directly contrary to apostolic teaching are typically going to be brownshirts bent on crushing disagreement with them by any means necessary. Simply get used to that fact right off the [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26535.html

General rule of thumb People who routinely employ the words “tolerance”, “diversity”, “mean-spirited” and “compassion” in an endless babble of jargon used to justify actions directly contrary to apostolic teaching are typically going to be brownshirts bent on crushing disagreement with them by any means necessary. Simply get used to that fact right off the [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26534.html

Haloscan Phoned in This Morning It mumbled something about “the colors! the colors! I’m a butterfly!” and hung up. No idea when it will report for work. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26536.html

A reader complains that I am trying to “impose the closet” on gays Saying I don’t think active homosexuals should be a) married, b) ordained, and c) consecrated as bishops is not “imposing the closet” on anybody. I am not interested in what gays do in their own homes and on their spare time. Unlike [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26537.html

One difference between Christianityand Islam Christianity can endure 150 years of unremitting assault on its sacred Scriptures and still be standing. Moreover, it can do so without issuing fatwas against scholars who routinely reduce the Bible to a pastische of “sources”. I doubt Islam will be able to resist the urge to kill Muslim scholars [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26538.html

My Latest at Catholic Exchange It’s all well and good for secularists to *talk* about equality. But it’s rather hard for them to make a coherent case for it that doesn’t steal from revelation. And, at the end of the day, I doubt they will hold on to the pretence of believing in it since [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26539.html

Completely Headless Ted I’ve been a hopelessly devoted member of Red Sox Nation since the “Impossible Dream” year of 1967, and this is the worst thing ever to befall us. Worse than Bucky Dent’s home run in ’78. Worse than the ball through Buckner’s legs in the ’86 World Series. Worse, even, than Boggs and [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26540.html

Other institutions are held responsible for the crimes of those who concur with their program; the Church is blameworthy for the crimes committed in defiance of her teaching. The Ministry of Gay Agitprop has a difficult task: excoriate the Church for sins committed by its priests against boys, boys, boys, boys, boys and boys (in [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26541.html

Abortion Brownshirt Urge to Muzzle Free Speech Leads to Banning of Flag Abortion: helping to corrode social bonds everywhere it touches. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26542.html

It was just a matter of time In the great pendulum swing of things, I’ve gone from being called too friendly to Jews (by some of the RadTrad Lidless Eye Crowd who see Jewish conspiracies everywhere) to being called “horribly ignorant” for not taking seriously the professional handwringing of people with a vested interest in [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26544.html

It was just a matter of time In the great pendulum swing of things, I’ve gone from being called too friendly to Jews (by some of the RadTrad Lidless Eye Crowd who see Jewish conspiracies everywhere) to being called “horribly ignorant” for not taking seriously the professional handwringing of people with a vested interest in [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26543.html

Sure looks to me like Law perjured himself Question is: if Reilly’s so outraged, why doesn’t he bust him for it? That’s Caesar’s job after all. Why all the sound and fury, signifying nothing? [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26546.html

Sure looks to me like Law perjured himself Question is: if Reilly’s so outraged, why doesn’t he bust him for it? That’s Caesar’s job after all. Why all the sound and fury, signifying nothing? [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26545.html

This is Mel Gibson’s fault too [Read more...]

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