One of the problems with being an “Insta”pundit is that you tend to cultivate the historical perspective of a fruit fly It takes a lot of arrogance to write this. The jury is still out on the wisdom of the war. Let’s see what happens in Iraq first. Instapundit could be writing in September 1945 [Read More...]

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Uppity Third World Christian Writes to Apostate US Episcopalian Leadership An Episcopalian reader sends along the following: The (Anglican) Archbishop of the West Indies has written a wonderful open letter to the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Frank Griswold. Here is, for me, the money quote: === I hope you can appreciate that American [Read More...]

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Episcopal Spine Alert! According to the article, this sort of thing is getting more common. Don’t forget to write the Baker Diocese and commend them for their guts. Bishops are remarkably like human beings and thrive on encouragement. [Read more...]

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Jesuits. Again. A reader writes: Earlier this week, a friend of mine attended a guest lecture by a Jesuit priest. He’s a bigwig in the Catholic Biblical Association, a writer of reasonably well-known books about scripture, and a former professor at a Jesuit seminary. He recently became the scripture professor at a major East Coast [Read More...]

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The Key to Happiness, You See, is Unfettered Polymorphous Perversity–as This Satisfied Customer Will Attest S/he/it has five years of happiness to look forward to. Meanwhile, the prison system has to look at the contruction of 3 or 4 more types of bathrooms since “Men” and “Women” will no longer do. [Read more...]

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Bittersweet Good News Heroic priests are still out there. Lots more than the Assyrian press would have you realize. One just revealed himself by laying down his life. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. [Read more...]

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Bittersweet Good News Heroic priests are still out there. Lots more than the Assyrian press would have you realize. One just revealed himself by laying down his life. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26772.html

I’ve always taken great comfort in the fact that St. Jerome made it to heaven Here’s a little poem on this great and… er, complex, man: THE THUNDERER Phyllis McGinley God’s angry man, His crotchety scholar Was Saint Jerome, The great name-caller Who cared not a dime For the laws of Libel And in his [Read More...]

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Latest from Deal Hudson at Crisis Dear Friend, Over the past week, we’ve been following up on several recent stories. Right now, I want to get you up to speed on two of them…there have been some fascinating developments… First off, let me tell you what more we’ve learned about the secret meeting between Catholic [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/26775.html

I Wish This Guy Were Pope …just so he could begin an encyclical with the words, “Now listen up, Pilgrim Church!” I’d also love to see him in an ad limina visit with, Bp. McCormack or Cardinal Mahony, saying, “*I* won’t hit ya. *I* won’t hit ya…. The *hell* I won’t!” *Biff*. Kudos to the [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/26777.html

I Wish This Guy Were Pope …just so he could begin an encyclical with the words, “Now listen up, Pilgrim Church!” I’d also love to see him in an ad limina visit with, Bp. McCormack or Cardinal Mahony, saying, “*I* won’t hit ya. *I* won’t hit ya…. The *hell* I won’t!” *Biff*. Kudos to the [Read More...]

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Who Knew David Horowitz was an anti-semite? Since we already know as an disputable fact that The Passion is anti-semitic, the only reasonable explanation for people like Michael Medved and David Horowitz is that they must be anti-semitic Jews. It’s unthinkable that hyperventilating critics of the Passion are simply bound and determined to destroy the [Read More...]

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Honest Lesbian Confirms My Prediction When it becomes obvious that so much of the sexual abuse of children is homosexual, the only way to preserve the “gay lifestyle’s” demand for unlimited sexual license is to teach people to say, “What’s so bad about sex with children? We must move beyond these irrational taboos, blah blah, [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/26780.html

Honest Lesbian Confirms My Prediction When it becomes obvious that so much of the sexual abuse of children is homosexual, the only way to preserve the “gay lifestyle’s” demand for unlimited sexual license is to teach people to say, “What’s so bad about sex with children? We must move beyond these irrational taboos, blah blah, [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/26779.html

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...]

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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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