Good Morning! It’s Day 7 of the Quarterly Catholic and Enjoying It! Pledge Week Supporting yer emphatically lower middle class scribe as he tries to do his apostolic thang is a good work. So make this pledge week go out with a real bang! Of course, you can still buy my books and tapes too. [Read More...]

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Good Morning! It’s Day 6 of the Quarterly Catholic and Enjoying It! Pledge Week We’re in the Home Stretch of the Great Summer Drive. You’ve done a phenomenal job so far and my dentist, car mechanic, plumber, IRS collector, kids and mortgage really appreciate it–though not as much as I do. However, we have two [Read More...]

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My Latest on Catholic Exchange I’m fond of this piece. [Read more...]

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My Latest on Catholic Exchange I’m fond of this piece. [Read more...]

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The Catholic Church in Latin America Continues to Do a Bang up Job Feeding the Flock It’s our own damn fault when we pastor so badly, catechize so poorly, and expect so little. The apostles started with flocks that were slaves primarily and they did not hesitate to treat them like disciples and write the [Read More...]

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Rabbi Daniel Lapin is Right The religion of most American Jews is liberalism. And here is its sacrament. Not that we Christians are slackers in that department… alas. [Read more...]

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My Doppelganger Contacted Me! Here’s a site by an Australian filmmaker named… Mark Shea! I will be going to Oz in Autumn 2004 if all goes well. I will try to avoid him since I don’t want the antimatter in his body to contact my skin and cause a universe-destroying explosion. [Read more...]

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Hallelujah! “I have spent a lot of years sitting on the sidelines of the Culture War. In fact, until about a year or so ago I was (with the exception of abortion) a confirmed relativist. But I’m changing my mind.” Another culture warrior is born! Welcome aboard, Kyle. “We stand at Armageddon and we battle [Read More...]

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St. Joan’s Continues to Cringe in Powerlessness Before the Almighty Outstretched Hand of Their Bishop Y’see, if these plump smug suburban laity can exercise power for evil, then lay Catholics who are, well, Catholic can also exercise power for good–if they will stop telling themselves they are powerless. [Read more...]

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St. Joan’s Continues to Cringe in Powerlessness Before the Almighty Outstretched Hand of Their Bishop Y’see, if these plump smug suburban laity can exercise power for evil, then lay Catholics who are, well, Catholic can also exercise power for good–if they will stop telling themselves they are powerless. [Read more...]

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Rad Trads Just Seem to *Love* This Sort of Thing The Lidless Eye crowd is terribly fond of talking about those darn “perfidious Jews”. Hey! It’s old, so it must be “tradition”, right? Of course, sin is old too…. [Read more...]

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Thrownback on the SCOTUS’s attempt to enshrine insane individualism as a right For the best analysis of what is happening now and what will certainly follow if we don’t repent, here’s the finest summary of the logic of pagan hedonism ever penned, Wisdom 1:16-2:24. This passage describes precisely where are right now: But ungodly men [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27363.html

Thrownback on the SCOTUS’s attempt to enshrine insane individualism as a right For the best analysis of what is happening now and what will certainly follow if we don’t repent, here’s the finest summary of the logic of pagan hedonism ever penned, Wisdom 1:16-2:24. This passage describes precisely where are right now: But ungodly men [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27362.html

From the “There’s one born every minute” Dept. “BILL Clinton is getting $12 million for his memoirs. His wife Hillary got $8 million for hers. That’s $20 million for memories from two people who for eight years repeatedly testified, under oath, that they couldn’t remember anything. God bless America!” -former City Council candidate Bob Strougo [Read more...]

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George Will on the SCOTUS’ crossing of the Rubicon Once consent — “choice” — supplants marriage as the important interest served by cloaking sexual activities as constitutional rights, by what principle is any consensual adult sexual conduct not a protected right? Bigamy? Polygamy? Prostitution? Incest? Even — if we assume animals can consent, or that [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27366.html

George Will on the SCOTUS’ crossing of the Rubicon Once consent — “choice” — supplants marriage as the important interest served by cloaking sexual activities as constitutional rights, by what principle is any consensual adult sexual conduct not a protected right? Bigamy? Polygamy? Prostitution? Incest? Even — if we assume animals can consent, or that [Read More...]

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Kevin Orlin Johnson: Nice Start, But You’ll Need to Follow it Up with a “hail of libelli” if you want to see some action Hey. these guys are rich lawyers. I’m sure that can be arranged. [Read more...]

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Like watching a train wreck from a balloon Catholics who take their faith seriously will often speak of the demonic because they think the devil (that is, a superhuman angelic spirit who has perverted his will and natural gifts in opposition to God and hatred of his creatures)is real. However, when they do, they will [Read More...]

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Like watching a train wreck from a balloon Catholics who take their faith seriously will often speak of the demonic because they think the devil (that is, a superhuman angelic spirit who has perverted his will and natural gifts in opposition to God and hatred of his creatures)is real. However, when they do, they will [Read More...]

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Mel Gibson Screens “The Passion” for Focus on the Family Folks Interesting the way American culture can bring together a Traditionalist Catholic filmmaker and Evangelicals who, forty years ago, would have shunned both Catholics and Hollywood as incarnations of the devil. I wonder what unthinkable alliances we will see 40 years from now? [Read more...]

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A basically positive take on missionaries to Muslims–from TIME! [Read more...]

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