How convenient! One of my readers works for spamcop! Note to Zitface Rainbow Fascist Brownshirt: I plan to follow up on this interesting and useful fact. Note to other bloggers. If you think our widdle brownshirt has been posting obscenities in your comments boxes, please be aware that his two IPs (so far) are 24.232.35 [Read More...]

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Nice review of Paul Johnson’s biography of Napoleon I especially like the last paragraph. I tried to make something of the same point, in a different context, in this essay. [Read more...]

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Speaking of ecumenism A reader writes: I really appreciated your post on the difference between true and false ecumenism. I was raised evangelical, and, despite leaving my church a few years ago, I still know my stuff pretty well (my dad is a pastor), but I’ve been drawn to the Catholic Church recently (don’t get [Read More...]

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Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue in a Nutshell Somebody writes and asks: I’m trying to find out what the Catholic Church has to say about Theophostic Ministry. If you don’t know what the church’s official position is, I would prefer you don’t comment. Or if you don’t have the time to research it, can you refer [Read More...]

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Attack of the Troll Mimic! A couple of days ago some high school sophomore flooded my comments boxes with obscenities. Now the little zit face has learned a funny new trick: flooding other people’s comments boxes with obscenities and signing my name and email address to them. If you are a blogger who has had [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27636.html

I’m not alone On Tuesday’s “O’Reilly Factor,” a Catholic professor surmised that the Vatican wanted O’Brien to clean up his own “mess.” Note that saying, “I think this is what Rome is trying to do.” is neither an endorsement nor a condemnation of the policy. It is merely (as I have been trying to say [Read More...]

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Rainbow Brownshirts Set to Blaspheme More Masses Poor timing when the headlines are dominated with predatory gay priests and the boys they like to inflict diversity training on in the sacristy. Gee, unbridled homosexuality has been such a blessing to the Church. Let’s have more of it! [Read more...]

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Andrew Sullivan Pumps his Fist in the Air The blogosphere feels its oats. [Read more...]

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At last, something American Conservatives Can Find to Like About Saudi Arabia I remember many an admiring remark in past years from American Conservatives about how low the crime rate is there because they do this stuff swiftly and efficiently. [Read more...]

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I don’t think this is what Danny Kaye had in mind when I did all that Trick or Treat for UNICEF stuff as a child New York, Jun. 05 (C-fam.org/CWNews.com) – On Tuesday, a high-ranking UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official called for the legalization of prostitution and for UNICEF to make condoms available “for everybody, [Read More...]

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Vinnie and the Burglar A friend of mine knew a guy named Vinnie when he lived in New York. One day, he overheard Vinnie say to his roomate on the phone, “Don’t forget to feed the burglar.” When he inquired of Vinnie what those mysterious words might mean, he was informed that Vinnie and his [Read More...]

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Clinton in a Mitre [Read more...]

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Proposition (with a tip of the hat to Disputations): “The fully human person is divine.” If you don’t find that shocking, you aren’t awake. If you find it repugnant, you aren’t a Bible-believin’ Christian. Discuss, class. [Read more...]

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And now there will never be PC bias at the Times again A couple of resignations and the systemic problem is totally fixed. [Read more...]

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The blog below does not, contra some people’s opinions, mean I’ve “joined the antiwar crowd” It merely means that I object to woolly thinking, of which the antiwar crowd has plenty as well. Just yesterday, somebody sent me a note saying that Christians were being roughed up by Muslims in Iraq, so how could I [Read More...]

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Al, the Esoteric Comments Box Writer, Makes a Good Point The latest strategic rhetorical maneuver from war supporters embarrassed by the lack of WMDs is to say, “So, shall we put Saddam back in power?” Nobody’s advocating that, of course, but this desperate attempt at diversion from the subject points to a rather problematic fact [Read More...]

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In the interest of interblog dialogue I’ll answer conclusively: It’s just you, Robert. I’m the pert and perky effervescent Sparkle Guy I always was. You’re just getting old and grumpy. [Read more...]

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The Most Profound and Moving Thing I’ve Ever Seen on the Web Kudos to Fr. Bryce Sibley for finding this life-changing site. [Read more...]

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More Solid Catechetical Materials Courtesy of the Web [Read more...]

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Available Only On Catholic and Enjoying It! Where else can you find a thread of conversation between one reader trying to prove that JPII “worships strange gods” and another trying to argue that the Quran is basically a Catholic book? Of course, they’re both wrong, but at least my readers are utterly original. If you [Read More...]

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A reader sends a complaint, but I don’t agree Wolfowitz admits: Iraq war was about oil Oil was the main reason for military action against Iraq, according to U.S. deputy defense secretary Paul Wolfowitz, confirming the worst fears of those opposed to the US-led war. Pretty blunt about it, too. Asked why a nuclear power [Read More...]

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