This is evil The relationship of husband and wife and the bond of the familial unit is of fundamentally greater importance than that of the state. Thats’ from Genesis. Caesar exists to facilitate the family, not the family at the whim of Caesar. To destroy the family for no other reason than the ethnicity of [Read More...]

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Cool! You can pre-order the extended edition Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers at Amazon now and get a nice price break as well as a nifty little “making of” documentary in streaming video. Go ahead. Click the link and order. You know you want these movies and it will get me the little [Read More...]

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Pretty Scarce Tomorrow Much to write. Argue amongst yourselves. Thesis: The Evolution of Man has led to Just War Theory and Pedophilia Among Democratic Priests Who like to Take Iraqi Women Hostage and read Catholic Poetry to Them While Celebrating Meetings at Assisi and Watching Previews of the Passion and Wearing Stars of David. Agree? [Read More...]

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A reader writes I got back on Friday night from a pilgrimage to Canada, including a trip to the Shrine of St. Anne de Beaupre. St. Anne, of course, was Mary’s mother. She was Jewish. There were several prominent Stars of David in the basilica. We can’t have that, now, can we? Damn Jews are [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/26785.html

A reader writes I got back on Friday night from a pilgrimage to Canada, including a trip to the Shrine of St. Anne de Beaupre. St. Anne, of course, was Mary’s mother. She was Jewish. There were several prominent Stars of David in the basilica. We can’t have that, now, can we? Damn Jews are [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/26784.html

A reader asks I’d be curious to know who people’s favorite Catholic poets are. I know Pavel Chichikov, whose work is on my list to read, is frequently mentioned on your site and sometimes comments on things. Who else? Francis Thompson? Gerard Manley Hopkins? Joyce Kilmer? Frederico Garcia Lorca? Living ones? Dead ones? Any thoughts [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/26786.html

Hey! This is my hometown! Born and raised in Everett. Live about a half hour away now. Been by this courthouse a zillion times. Never knew the Ten Commandments thing was a gift of C.B. DeMille. Of course, now some human toothache in need of insensitivity training just can’t help but notice the half-obscured old [Read More...]

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New blog! [Read more...]

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A reader sends along this little laundry list of nettlesome problems with the absolute assurances of WMDs we got Some of them (f’rinstance #15) seem rather petty and dumb to me. But a lot of more them are at least troubling. I’m still willing to believe we were playing connect the dots. But how long [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/26789.html

A reader sez While visiting Acres of Books in Long Beach today, I was happy to find a copy of GK Chesterton’s “St. Francis of Assisi” from the series Doran’s Modern Readers’ Bookshelf, published in 1924. (Acres of Books is a marvelous used bookstore, which you probably guessed but I wanted to make clear.) On [Read More...]

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Secret Agent Man on the Burbling Church [Read more...]

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Former Pagan John Gibson is Now On the Air [Read more...]

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Abp. O’Malley’s Installation Homily I always feel weird speaking of a bishop being “installed”. Sounds like a dishwasher. [Read more...]

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Shea’s Rule: Cocksureness is directly proportional to stupidity The hard thing is that somebody who knows what they are talking about might say, “Documentation please?” as this splendid little display demonstrates. Then you have the choice to become less stupid or more cowardly. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/26794.html

Numerous Anglicans Struggling to Bring About Reign of Antichrist At least, it looks that way to me when I read this piece called “Another Liberal Movement Slowly But Surely Gains Supporters Among Episcopal, Other Anglican Bishops” at the Christian Challenge. Meanwhile, Catholic teaching on efforts to obliterate all distinctions between God and Satan, true and [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/26795.html

RadTrads Hostile to Jews? Perish the thought. Gotta love it when Enlightnment Deist Ben Franklin is hailed as though he is a Church Father as long as he provides a handy Jewish conspiracy quote. Strange bedfellows and all that. Wonder what these guys make of Israel-supporting and Mel Gibson-supporting Orthodox Jew Michael Medved? No doubt [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/26796.html

Sin Makes You Stupid It even makes you politically stupid, as the Dems are increasingly demonstrating as their commitment to the Sacrament of Abortion makes them stupidly alienate a huge block of Catholic Dems who are finding it harder and harder to take the ignorant insults of fellow Dems and the contempt of the party [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/26798.html

Sin Makes You Stupid It even makes you politically stupid, as the Dems are increasingly demonstrating as their commitment to the Sacrament of Abortion makes them stupidly alienate a huge block of Catholic Dems who are finding it harder and harder to take the ignorant insults of fellow Dems and the contempt of the party [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/26797.html

The Excitable People Over at Novus Ordo Watch Find this Horribly Offensive Somebody really needs to alert these people to the fact that our God became man in Jewish flesh. You know, the Jewish flesh that is now glorified and present in that monstrance there? Acknowledging our Jewish roots is hardly “Zionism”. Somebody also needs [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/26801.html

The Excitable People Over at Novus Ordo Watch Find this Horribly Offensive Somebody really needs to alert these people to the fact that our God became man in Jewish flesh. You know, the Jewish flesh that is now glorified and present in that monstrance there? Acknowledging our Jewish roots is hardly “Zionism”. Somebody also needs [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/26800.html

The Excitable People Over at Novus Ordo Watch Find this Horribly Offensive Somebody really needs to alert these people to the fact that our God became man in Jewish flesh. You know, the Jewish flesh that is now glorified and present in that monstrance there? Acknowledging our Jewish roots is hardly “Zionism”. Somebody also needs [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/26799.html


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