Physics and Metaphysics Carrie Tomko and I are having an argument about the Gaia Hypothesis. She insists it’s intrinsically a New Age religious belief. I think the garbage metaphysics are separable from the basic schema. The basic schema of the Gaia Hypothesis is that the earth is a giant system of interacting biosystems (and non-living [Read More...]

Apparently the bishops are going to look at liturgical dance I’m seeing a fair amount of buzz about this in the blogosphere and somebody wrote asking my opinion. Basically, I don’t have one. I don’t know what the bishops are going to be looking at, much less their agenda. I know Rome says there shouldn’t [Read More...]

Animated Holy Cards from Victor Lams [Read more...]

USA Gain could be NYC’s loss A reader sez: Clinton for Mayor of NYC is being reported on radio stations in NYC. They predict he will run against Bloomberg in 2005 and I think he’ll win (sadly). I thought this may be of interest. There’s one born every minute, I guess. [Read more...]

I believe we are starting to see a little trend in the press develop A couple of days ago the APA announces it’s rethinking this. Today we get another cloud no bigger than a man’s hand: “Pedophiles seek societal acceptance” From my April 29 2002 blog: “And, When People Keep Connecting the Dots The final [Read More...]

Fr. Rob “Rocket Man” Johansen’s Critique of American Seminaries is now online at Crisis [Read more...]

Cdl. Mahony sez, “I was just kidding when I said I was serious about clerical abuse” The coast is clear, Cardinal. The PR scheme worked. You can get back to business as usual. Your flock won’t mind so long as you don’t challenge them with the Faith. Perhaps you should get back to the real [Read More...]

A reader writes: one of the great losses I see from the current wars about homosexuality and their apparent results is that no area of society will be left unsexualized. That is, there will finally be no place, no gathering of men or women or children where the tension of potential sexual activity can be [Read More...]

Bunk! A reader asks what I think of this Commonweal article. It’s bunk on the face of it. Fidelity is *not* the answer to the Church’s ills? Faithfulness to the gospel of Christ is *not* the remedy for sin? Yes, yes, the structural issues will have to be dealt with. But the piece reminds me [Read More...]

Thanks for your gifts to us, Mr. Peck You’ll be missed–sorely. May God grant you eternal rest through Jesus Christ. [Read more...]

New blog! [Read more...]

Ooooooo-kay. News of the Weird. [Read more...]

Yes. It’s really true. Dick Morris (and Sen Sam Brownback) are both recent converts I especially pleased with Brownback. By the way, when you search for “Dick Morris” + “Catholic” you also find this grimly funny piece. I get the feeling the Cdl. Mahony has pored over it and taken its lessons to heart. [Read more...]

Brie eaters do the pop psych smear of Christian missionaries to Islam Varenius does the take down. Fascinating how, as the hubbub finally dies down in the south end of Manhattan, the Christian haters uptown fall back into their mental ruts of talking as though the gravest danger facing the world right now is Evangelical [Read More...]

Six Day Creationism and Gay Parenting If some six day creationist were to stage a protest against evolution and say, “We believe in the Bible and feel it’s a little sad that nature doesn’t support our six day creation hermaneutic. We demand changes in Nature to conform it to our reading of Scripture” they’d be [Read More...]

I would like to borrow a cup of miles I have a US Airways dividend miles account which is 6000 miles short of what I need to get the last ticket for a family vacation this summer to Colorado. I have heaps and gobs of miles which will be credited to my account soon…. but [Read More...]

Will those who protested JPII’s “moral idiocy” in opposing war in Iraq… …be protesting W’s moral idiocy in not launching a few well-placed cruise missiles in response to this plea? After all, if the *real* purpose of the war was to destroy tyranny, why should we not destroy other destroyable tyrannies? And if we refuse, [Read More...]

Least Competent Criminals [Read more...]

My Visual Media Recommendations Just updated ‘em. Check ‘em out. Buy a bunch of them! I get a few cents on the purchase, which will enable me to get The Two Towers DVD when it comes out. [Read more...]

He Must Have *Really* Loved Juanita Broadderick What an amazingly incestuous bunch of slimeballs. And Morris doesn’t impress me for going back to work for the Big He. I hope his new Catholic faith is making a dent and not just affirming him in his okayness. There’s something demonic about the Clintons hold over people. [Read More...]

All of the Above A reader asks: Question: who looks more absurd here – the Lutheran priest who doesn’t believe in God; the female bishop who wants to fire him but can’t; the government that is so secular it employs all the priests, including the atheistic ones; or the theology professor who thinks it’s refreshing [Read More...]