As I say, laity ain’t powerless A respectful stating of the case from concerned Catholics in Dallas. For more info on their organization, go here. [Read more...]

More on Small Groups for the Self-Educationally Minded A reader writes: What you are doing (see here and here) is done by several movements in the Church already. These include Marriage Encounter, Couples for Christ and Teams of Our Lady. I’m from the West Indies and belong to the last “movement”. If lay people in [Read More...]

Me vs. We (or is that “Me and We”?) A reader writes: I remember that you once said you liked it when folks wrote your blog for you. Perhaps you’d be willing to share your soapbox with me for a bit. Y’see, I’ve got this burning issue. But the doctor prescribed some antibiotics and it’s [Read More...]

If Only We Could Figure Out What the Pope is Thinking With Regard to our Bishops! It turns out that he’s writing a book on the subject. So we’ll soon know. By the way, allow me to state for, oh, the thousandth time, I suppose, that when I give my opinion about what the Pope [Read More...]

Judicial Watch Wakes Out of Year Long Rip Van Winkle-like Slumber and Notices Something…. “Hey! Leon Panetta and Robert Bennett are on the National Review Board!” Excellent work, Sherlock! Your powers of observation are undiminished! [Read more...]

“The Passion is high art. It is the greatest movie about Jesus ever made.” So says Barbara Nicolosi, whose critical judgment in such matters is not to be sneezed at. I’m definitely gonna go see this now. [Read more...]

Of course, on the other hand, we keep hitting paydirt and then this happens [Read more...]

Looks like paydirt to me [Read more...]

Coincidence or Smear Campaign? Phil Lawler of Catholic World Report sends this along: The new issue of Inside the Vatican carries a letter which has been described to me (I haven’t seen it yet) as an “anti-papal rant, Lefebvrite in tone.” It’s signed by Michael Rose. This letter was NOT written by the Michael Rose [Read More...]

Mark, I’m so sick of you harping about the culture! Kate Kendall, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights stated that the decision marked “a cultural change as much as a legal change.” So sue me. [Read more...]

Good Morning! It’s Day 4 of the Quarterly Catholic and Enjoying It! Pledge Week Yesterday, you got to tell me I’m all wet about our morally deranged culture, hear me argue back, watch conservatives argue about Church social teaching, see the coolest ad you will see all year, ponder the balance between Fortress Catholicism that [Read More...]

Another “This Made Me Laugh, So It’s a Good Comedy”: UHF, starring the highly peculiar Weird Al Yankovic. Not big budget. Not great acting. Not memorable direction. Just really funny. [Read more...]

Has any previous generation ever worked so hard to prove that it could be just as immature as its kids? There’s something extremely weird about the Boomers and the Pepsi Generation shrine they worship at. Previous generations back till the dawn of time thought childish immaturity was, well, immature and should be endured at best. [Read More...]

Article slightly amended for the morally comatose Researchers ponder best use of 400,000 stored Jews “Adoption” is offered as an option for reducing frozen Jew inventory, but some find the term troublesome. ——————————————————————————– For the first time, it’s now known how many frozen Jews created for infertility treatments are being stored in the United States [Read More...]

Have I mentioned lately that I don’t own a television? [Read more...]

Conception Abbey: Victims Carry the Cross Only the cross can sustain you through things like this. Everything else is psychobabble. [Read more...]

From our bulging “It’s the Culture, Stupid” files Say it with me, people. We have the bishops we want. Moral incompetents who reflect our moral incompetence. And if God’s word is any measure, we shall get better bishops when we seriously ask Him for some. “Seriously” will include some “lifestyle adjustments” on our part that [Read More...]

This is the coolest ad you will see this year All shot in one take. Of course, it took 606 takes for it to work. Flash 6 required. [Read more...]

Planned Parenthood: Champion of Women [Read more...]

And so (mostly) Farewell I’ve decided to largely knock off the blog for Lent. I have a book I’ve known I need to write for nearly a year now, as well as numerous other projects I have to focus on. Something’s gotta give and I’ve decided it’s this blog. This is aided and abetted by [Read More...]

When Worlds Collide In one corner you have Fortress Catholics who just want to live in 1956 Cleveland forever and ever. In the other corner, you have New Age flakes, loyal only to Vatican III, who eagerly await the day that the Catholic Church says, “Oh what the hell! Believe whatever you like and God [Read More...]