A commenter asks: Imagine Bush had come before the world and the American people and said: “Look, this S.O.B. is torturing children, raping, murdering and oppressing at a rate that should shock any civilized person. He’s not just a thug, he’s a state of the art totalitarian dictator with a whole machinery of secret police [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27168.html

A commenter asks: Imagine Bush had come before the world and the American people and said: “Look, this S.O.B. is torturing children, raping, murdering and oppressing at a rate that should shock any civilized person. He’s not just a thug, he’s a state of the art totalitarian dictator with a whole machinery of secret police [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27167.html

A commenter asks: Imagine Bush had come before the world and the American people and said: “Look, this S.O.B. is torturing children, raping, murdering and oppressing at a rate that should shock any civilized person. He’s not just a thug, he’s a state of the art totalitarian dictator with a whole machinery of secret police [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27166.html

Corrections from yesterday After several commenters set me straight, I think I was hasty to jump on Lee Podles speculations about the delays in Shanley’s trial. Mea culpa. Kyrie eleison. After several commenters set me straight, I think I was merciless in presuming to speak ill of poor Madalyn Murray O’Hair, who appears to have [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27170.html

Corrections from yesterday After several commenters set me straight, I think I was hasty to jump on Lee Podles speculations about the delays in Shanley’s trial. Mea culpa. Kyrie eleison. After several commenters set me straight, I think I was merciless in presuming to speak ill of poor Madalyn Murray O’Hair, who appears to have [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27169.html

Happy News Indeed! My good friend Secret Agent Man is on the air. He’s a fabulous writer, a fine Catholic and a great guy. Add him to your daily blogs. You won’t be sorry. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27171.html

St. Thomas More to the Teenage American Church “Nevertheless, such is God’s kindness that even when we are negligent and slumbering on the pillow of our sins, He disturbs us from time to time, shakes us, strikes us, and does His best to wake us up by means of tribulations. But still, even though He [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27172.html

I feel like Columbo “Ah. There’s just dese little things botherin’ me.” [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27173.html

We Have the Bishops We Want Thousands back Dallas bishop, countering drive to oust him DALLAS (CNS) — More than 5,000 Catholics in the Diocese of Dallas indicated their support for Dallas Bishop Charles V. Grahmann June 29 by signing petitions at three parishes. Father Cliff Smith, pastor, and lay leaders at St. Michael the [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27174.html

Nostalgia Isn’t What It Used to Be My latest Culture of Life column for Catholic Parent. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27175.html

Lawrence and Iraq Rod has rightly lamented that the SCOTUS, in going after the dumb, unenforcable Texas Sodomy Law, has “cut down all the laws in England“. For those of you who aren’t up on your theatrical references, permit me to elucidate with this snatch from “A Man for All Seasons”: WILLIAM ROPER: So now [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27177.html

Lawrence and Iraq Rod has rightly lamented that the SCOTUS, in going after the dumb, unenforcable Texas Sodomy Law, has “cut down all the laws in England“. For those of you who aren’t up on your theatrical references, permit me to elucidate with this snatch from “A Man for All Seasons”: WILLIAM ROPER: So now [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27176.html

Somebody’s Working too Hard to Find Sinister Things in Harry Potter [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27178.html

A reader writes: I just glanced through the newsletter of the St. Antoninus Institute for Catholic Education in Business. I believe their website (which I’ve never visited) is www.StAntoninus.net. The newsletter reported that the Mars Company fairly recently (2002) donated to Planned Parenthood, its first such reported gift. The newsletter notes how surprising this is, [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27180.html

A reader writes: I just glanced through the newsletter of the St. Antoninus Institute for Catholic Education in Business. I believe their website (which I’ve never visited) is www.StAntoninus.net. The newsletter reported that the Mars Company fairly recently (2002) donated to Planned Parenthood, its first such reported gift. The newsletter notes how surprising this is, [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27179.html

Remember when our troops liberated those children from Saddam’s prison? It was an orphanage. Not a particularly nice orphanage. But not the dungeon where, we were instantly assured, children had been held for crimes against the regime for years. Not to worry though, the war brought definite changes for them: their orphanage has been looted. [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27181.html

Brutal Neanderthal Loses Show Boo freakin hoo. The popularity of this angry thug has been a mystery to me since I first heard of the guy. He’s the anti-Medved. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27183.html

Brutal Neanderthal Loses Show Boo freakin hoo. The popularity of this angry thug has been a mystery to me since I first heard of the guy. He’s the anti-Medved. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27182.html

Hate me if you will but…. I’m really wondering if this is going to pan out [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27186.html

Hate me if you will but…. I’m really wondering if this is going to pan out [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27185.html

Hate me if you will but…. I’m really wondering if this is going to pan out [Read more...]

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