Saw “Matrix Reloaded” Last Night Now *that* was gnostic. I’ll stick around for #3, but this one was pretty clearly arguing that the whole “Christ-myth” of the first movie was a lie planted by the Architect in order to [insert technobafflegab here]. Bottom line: Everything is about power and knowledge, not love. Of course, Neo [Read More...]

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Speaking of Western Barbarism Here’s a chance to do something about Partial Birth Abortion. But you have to act today. U.S. House to Vote on Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act Help defeat the Hoyer-Greenwood “Phony Ban,” and help defeat media myths about Partial-Birth abortion! The House of Representatives will vote on the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act [Read More...]

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Ireland: Isle of Saints and Scholars …oh, and of support for cloning. Ireland makes another move toward pissing away its Catholic heritage. Secularism: doing what Cromwell was powerless to do. Oh well, at least they are embracing healthy, normal western and American forms of barbarism, not Islamic barbarism. So that makes it okay. [Read more...]

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Make your own Bollywood Movie Moment [Read more...]

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Phoenix Phog Okay. Here’s the plea Bp. O’Brien copped. And here’s the deal he signed. Now here’s what he’s saying today. Can anybody make head or tail of this Clintonian parsing? As near as I can tell, he’s saying, “I reshuffled abusers and lied about it. I’ll admit that if you won’t send me to [Read More...]

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Wick-ed! For more cartooning brilliance, check out Chris Muir’s “Day By Day“. [Read more...]

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This priest must not have been reading the experts in my comments boxes who assure me that the Pope is in favor of this sort of thing Come to think of it, the Pope must not have read these experts either. [Read more...]

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Reporting from the Trenches: The New Catholic Media My latest piece for Crisis Magazine. [Read more...]

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One big point of confusion for me… …is the relationship of Rome to O’Brien. Rod remarks in a comment down below: I find it astonishing that Rome would not want O’Brien to go, for fear of appearing to give in to civil authority, but then turn around and let this disgraceful bishop sign away what [Read More...]

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Victor Lams unveils The Next Big Thing! I foresee something like Homestarrunner in Victor’s future. [Read more...]

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I’m beginning to think there should be a 3 day moratorium on all commentary on Church news …so that people can stop and figure out what happened *before* they vent their spleens about it. (Yes, I’m guilty too.) Case in point: this increasingly mystifying “agreement” that Bp. O’Brien of Phoenix signed. What is it? What [Read More...]

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From Fr. Joseph Wilson This is my editorial from The Wanderer of a year ago. Someone wrote asking for it. I re-read it, and it still says what I want to say. And the end had me laughing. And today, in light of Phoenix and the risible Bishop O’Brien, is a good day to blast [Read More...]

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Battlin’ Gasbags! Two vain infotainment performers empty their prodigious lungs at each other for the amusement of spectators. Some people think this matters. Aren’t you glad I’m here to summarize the news? [Read more...]

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Toldja Salam Pax was the Real McCoy [Read more...]

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A reader asks: I have been enjoying the intelligent discussions on your Blog site concerning the “Just War” principal and its relation to the War against Iraq, Weapons of Mass Destruction, etc. In light of these discussions, I wonder how you would apply the “Just War” principles in this case. How you think Israel (and [Read More...]

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Children’s Crusade for Priests Seems like a practical thing to do. [Read more...]

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Justin Katz on By What Authority? … which you can [shameless plug mode on] purchase here[shameless plug mode off]. [Read more...]

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My heart swells with pride for the bishop of Phoenix A reader writes: My wife grew up in the Phoenix Diocese, and I lived there for some time, too; it has been a Catholic wasteland for years. While not as widely known and notorious as a Law, Weakland, or Mahoney, O’Brien is an ecclesiastical poster [Read More...]

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The message was plain: Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction made war unavoidable. So where are they? Yes. The question does continue to nag. [Read more...]

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Order in the Bronze Age Fanatic Court! Islamofascist barbarians dispense “justice” from the Pleistocene. [Read more...]

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A reader writes: As soon as I heard that the US was withdrawing from Saudi Arabia, I immediately wrote a friend to say that this was the real reason for the war. (Osama bin Laden bombed us because there were US troops in Saudi Arabia. Not wanting another attack, the White House wanted to get [Read More...]

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