I’ve been reading P.G. Wodehouse lately Hands down the funniest writer of English prose ever. Saw this and immediately thought, “Prince Bertie Wooster.” If you are looking for great hilarity in sparkling prose, try Wodehouse’s Code of the Woosters or one of the hundred other brilliant books he managed to confect out of sheer farcical [Read More...]

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It’s amazing, the Svengali-like power these people have over the Dems Somehow, Dems go on believing that the Clintons care about somebody besides the Clintons and are continually surprised to discover that they don’t. Like the weird allegiance of devils in Milton. Not based on love but on something else: the lust for power [Read more...]

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So fun to torment humorless liberal fascists Q: How many feminists does it take to change a light bulb? A: THAT’S NOT FUNNY! I AM OUTRAGED! OUTRAGED!!!!! [Read more...]

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Well *that’s* a relief! We’ve found 2000 tons of WMDs at last! Oh. Wait. [Read more...]

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Speaking of the whole “The problem is that Catholics are too docile to Authority” thing… Chris K. responds to a stupid post in one of Amy’s comments boxes: After all the discussion over this past year and all the background articles about parishioners defending an offending priest pastor I was kind of amazed by this [Read More...]

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This article helpfully kills two birds with one stone It makes the case for homeschooling better than a thousand blogs from me and… It demonstrates once again that there just might be a problem in the culture of heavily Catholic Massachusetts that extends beyond a corrupt nucleus of ecclesiats. Naw! Nothing here that suggests that [Read More...]

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Latest research from the best moral theologian money can buy! Heresy once again begins in the groin… and the wallet. Maybe the guy will do another paper on Matthew 6:24 and 1 Timothy 6:10. [Read more...]

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“Whew! The Times Shot Itself in the Foot. So We Don’t Look Like Stonewalling Screwups as Much” It’s not *that* complex Monsignor. Bishops lied to parents and victims and protected abusers for years. They should have the decency to volunteer to take an early retirement and go away (if the Pope is willing to let [Read More...]

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Very good interview with Fr. Paul Shaughnessy He’s the guy who wrote the “The Gay Priest Problem” for Catholic World Report, prophesying our present Troubles a year before the Scandal. [Read more...]

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A reader writes: I agree with your assessment of the Iraq war and its aftermath. We went to war because conservatives decided that “the ends justify the means” — the very same thing that liberals are typically accused of doing. A very good article is on this page: In my opinion, we have no one [Read More...]

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Glad we Have Modern Science to Figure These Things Out In other news, Modern Science has figured out that the sky is blue and grass is green. [Read more...]

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“Although it looks premeditated, it doesn’t look like it was an act of terrorism.” Uh-huh. Like the guy who shot up an El Al ticket counter on July 4th, and whose room was plastered with Quran verses wasn’t a terrorist. When they instantly say that, my first thought is, for some reason, “The guy was [Read More...]

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Clerics Fill Void With De Facto Courts, While Moving Against Western Influences Um, are those “western influences” they are moving against things like pluralism, the dignity of the human person (especially women), and freedom or are they things like “democracy, whiskey, sexy”? In Islamic countries, it’s often hard for them to distinguish the one group [Read More...]

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I hope Congress responds to his suggestion by saying “You better put some ice on that.” [Read more...]

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Icons are cool If you want to know more about the Art and Spirituality of Icons, check out Fr. Brendan McAnerny’s work and have him to your parish to give a workshop. He’s a fabulous teacher and his icons are gorgeous. [Read more...]

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If you live in the Seattle area and are looking for a great Young Adult Catholic group… Please join us this Wednesday May 28th at 7:30pm in at Blessed Sacrament Church for an evening of Taize Prayer in front of the Blessed Sacrament; where our voices lifted together in beautiful and simple communal melody and [Read More...]

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What’s with the celeb fascination with outre forms of Judaism? First, Madonna’s little kaballah fashion craze, now Whitney Houston? Do any celebs ever convert to just workaday Judaism or Christianity, or does it always have to be unbelievably esoteric stuff that nobody’s ever heard of? Is there some celeb handbook that advises celebs in choosing [Read More...]

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Saw “Dune” the other day Got it on DVD from the library. I’m a sucker for sci-fi, even (sometimes especially) bad sci-fi. I loved, f’rinstance, the Queen of Outer Space, which should be part of every film lover’s library of deliciously dreadful movies. But Dune is one of those films the falls through the cracks. [Read More...]

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Lay vs. Clergy Perceptions of the Scandal I’ve been arguing for several days that one of the things Catholics are going to have to face is that we pretty much have the bishops that we’ve been content to settle for. I’m not saying that to excuse the bishops who have lied to and betrayed their [Read More...]

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Hey! Good news! Scott Hahn Named to Cardinal Pio Laghi Chair at the Josephinum I’m tickled to hear it! There’s an interview with him at Zenit too. [Read more...]

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When Scripture says… “Thou art my King and my God, who ordainest victories for Jacob. Through thee we push down our foes; through thy name we tread down our assailants. For not in my bow do I trust, nor can my sword save me. But thou hast saved us from our foes, and hast put [Read More...]

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