Somebody sent me this… “Should Muslim Quran be USA Top Authority?” and is shocked and sickened to discover that a religious system which has practically no tradition of separation of Church and State thinks the US should be a Muslim state. Me: I’m a lot more shocked that a headline writer used the phrase “Muslim [Read More...]

How Lefties Talk Whenever Things Don’t Go Their Way “Today, I live in an America that makes my stomach hurt and fills me with terror.” Puhleeze. Somebody needs to put her in an arena with Wayne “Bush Might be AntiChrist” Madsen and they can compete to see who can lose the most body fluids via [Read More...] liked…. Holes and X-2. I wanna go see both. [Read more...]

Bob Sungenis Continues to Make a Huge Impression with Serious-Minded People [Read more...]

Different Country, Same Deal Elegy in a Country Churchyard The men that worked for England They have their graves at home: And bees and birds of England About the cross can roam. But they that fought for England, Following a falling star, Alas, alas for England They have their graves afar. And they that rule [Read More...]

Bp. Grahmann’s Spokesoid Fires Back at Dreher, Yet Oddly Fails to Note that He is Bp. Grahmann’s Spokesoid A reader writes: I don’t know if you’re interested but Bronson Havard has an editorial in today’s Dallas Morning News in response to Rod Dreher’s scathing recent piece about Bishop Grahmann not stepping down for Bishop Galante. [Read More...]

What if Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky did the Commentary for the Lord of the Rings DVD? Brilliant. [Read more...]

I don’t have a prenup I don’t want a prenup. I don’t have to have a prenup. Mrs. Kerry, you can put your prenup where the sun don’t shine. Prenups are for a culture that has put ultimate faith, not in love, but in law. It is the mark of our irrational faith that punishment [Read More...]

A reader asks… Do you know of any good resources that I can go to to explain why we don’t ordain women? A friend thinks it is an offense against the dignity of women to say that the male body somehow symbolizes the active activity of the Father more than the female does. Here’s my [Read More...]

A reader asks Im a convert to the church and a history/ philosophy major. Recently I recieved a video concerning the Knights Templar and the Holy Grail. The Knights Templar I knew were historically documented, but the questions raised in video has got me looking into a few historic questions I had never considered, even [Read More...]

Okay. I’m glad the guy’s Catholic and all but… “If it’s truly a beneficial religion or belief system – whether it’s Catholicism or Islam or Judaism – it will hopefully make them a better person,” he says.” ???? I understand we live in a pluralist culture and I affirm the Church’s teaching on religious liberty. [Read More...]

News for People Who Understand High Finance I’m not among them, but I think Ave Maria Catholic Values Fund seems pretty cool. They invest in companies that take seriously Catholic teaching. [Read more...]

Jonah Goldberg Doesn’t Understand Andrew Sullivan, But I Do It’s fairly simple: anything that advances the cause to which Sullivan has dedicated his existence–his homosexuality–is good. Anything that stands in the way of that is to be fought, no matter how inconsistent on other issues Sullivan becomes. So the “privacy rights absolutist” trashes his principles [Read More...]

POCHWALA KLEPANIA MODLITW or “In Praise of Parrot Prayer“. Another translation of a Sheaving into Polish, courtesy of the indefatigable Jan Franczak. My goal: An email with a “.va” address reading, “Thanks, Mark. I learned a lot! All the best, Karol Woytila” Well, I can dream, can’t I? [Read more...]

Extreme Catholic is starting to agree with me …that abortion is the sacrament of the godless Left. Think about it: a sacrifice of an innocent victim that is the source and summit of unity among the godless Left–the only thing that holds the Left together. A perfect satanic parody. I will not be surprised if [Read More...]

“Did Indians Own Cats?” My six year old, Sean, wants to know. I think they were a European import. Anybody know? [Read more...]

Meanwhile, Liberals Continue to Show They are Jerks Conservatives have their foibles, as my Revised Conservative Version of the Bible shows. But for sheer intellectual vacuity, narcissism, cultural rot, and in many cases, celebration of evil, liberalism is the best game in town. Catholic faith is, as usual, at cross-purposes both with liberal and conservative [Read More...]

Rumors Galore The recently resurrected Fr. Rob Johansen’s “Thrownback” blog reports that there’s talk afoot of the Pope granting “a “universal indult” by the end of the year to permit all priests to choose freely between the celebration of Mass in the so-called Tridentine rite used up to 1962 before the disciplinary reforms of the [Read More...]

John 8:2-16 – Revised Conservative Translation Early in the morning he came again to the temple; all the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. 3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst 4 they said to him, [Read More...]

Wrap up on NZ On Thursday, I drove with my hosts, the Jensens, out to Matamata. There, we took the “Frodo” van out to the site of Hobbiton, a beautiful sheep farm out in the middle of the North Island. Great rolling hills and the archeological remains of hobbit holes. I got to sit on [Read More...]

Anybody fluent in Italian in the house? An Italian reader wants to translate Catholic Exchange’s Words of Encouragement into…well… Italian. We’d love that. My problem: I don’t know any Italian and so don’t know if his translation skills are any good. Here’s today’s Word of Encouragement and here’s his translation: —————————————— La Verita’ Mistica dell’Uguaglianza [Read More...]