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/2003/06/27365.html

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...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27367.html

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...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27369.html

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...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27368.html

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...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27370.html

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

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27371.html

Some final points I think the Texas Sodomy Law was dumb and unenforceable. If it had been put to a vote I would have voted it down. However, it can no longer be put to a vote because the Supreme Court has once again decided to take away the fundamental American right to order our [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27373.html

Some final points I think the Texas Sodomy Law was dumb and unenforceable. If it had been put to a vote I would have voted it down. However, it can no longer be put to a vote because the Supreme Court has once again decided to take away the fundamental American right to order our [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27372.html

Good Morning! It’s Day 5 of the Quarterly Catholic and Enjoying It! Pledge Week You’ve grown accustomed to my blog It always makes your day begin You’ve grown accustomed to the links the comments and hijinx My smiles, my frowns My ups, my downs Are second nature to you now Like breathing out and breathing [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27376.html

Good Morning! It’s Day 5 of the Quarterly Catholic and Enjoying It! Pledge Week You’ve grown accustomed to my blog It always makes your day begin You’ve grown accustomed to the links the comments and hijinx My smiles, my frowns My ups, my downs Are second nature to you now Like breathing out and breathing [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27375.html

Good Morning! It’s Day 5 of the Quarterly Catholic and Enjoying It! Pledge Week You’ve grown accustomed to my blog It always makes your day begin You’ve grown accustomed to the links the comments and hijinx My smiles, my frowns My ups, my downs Are second nature to you now Like breathing out and breathing [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27374.html

John Granger to argue Pro-Harry vs. Some Anti-Harry Talking Head Today, Friday, June 27 on Jeff Cavins “Morning Air” show between 7 and 9 AM Central Time. You can listen on-line here . [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27378.html

John Granger to argue Pro-Harry vs. Some Anti-Harry Talking Head Today, Friday, June 27 on Jeff Cavins “Morning Air” show between 7 and 9 AM Central Time. You can listen on-line here . [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27377.html

A reader sez, in light of today’s mischievous bit of “Hey! What could it hurt?” from the SCOTUS: “We absolutely have to unite now around a Federal marriage amendment. If we don’t pass it now, we never will.” Very true. Like I say, if we act soon, then analysis of the Court’s actions has the [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27380.html

A reader sez, in light of today’s mischievous bit of “Hey! What could it hurt?” from the SCOTUS: “We absolutely have to unite now around a Federal marriage amendment. If we don’t pass it now, we never will.” Very true. Like I say, if we act soon, then analysis of the Court’s actions has the [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27379.html

Here, for your reading pleasure, is a bit of Scalia’s Dissent Today‚Äôs opinion is the product of a Court, which is the product of a law-profession culture, that has largely signed on to the so-called homosexual agenda, by which I mean the agenda promoted by some homosexual activists directed at eliminating the moral opprobrium that [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27381.html

Doubtless Some People Will Think it Ridiculous to Say that the SCOTUS Just Declared Our Pervert Priests Out of Bounds for Prosecution That’s only because they have not thought about the philosophy that underpins the decision. If every consenting act is ipso facto beyond the reach of the law, then it is only a quaint [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27382.html

Speaking of which… I couldn’t decide whether to title this blog “Supreme Court Anoints Sen. Santorum a Prophet”, “John Geoghan Expresses Gratitude to SCOTUS, Requests Immediate Release” or simply “It’s the Culture, Stupid”. Anyhow, I think my reader is simply right when he says: Anybody pointed out yet how completely today’s Supreme Court decision vindicates [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27383.html

There’s been much buzz about Conquest’s 3 Laws Lately… …and of Derbyshire’s Corollary: Any organization that admits frank and open homosexuals into its higher levels will sooner or later abandon its original purpose and give itself over to propagating and celebrating the homosexualist ethos, and to excluding heterosexuals and denigrating heterosexuality. I think this is [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27388.html

As I say, laity ain’t powerless A respectful stating of the case from concerned Catholics in Dallas. For more info on their organization, go here. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27389.html

More on Small Groups for the Self-Educationally Minded A reader writes: What you are doing (see here and here) is done by several movements in the Church already. These include Marriage Encounter, Couples for Christ and Teams of Our Lady. I’m from the West Indies and belong to the last “movement”. If lay people in [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27390.html


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