A reader sez: You ought to get a discussion going about the new Terminator movie. I saw it yesterday and it was actually quite good. I had this opinion formed before I read the review on Decent Films or the Bishops movie page. I must say that I think Steve’s review was right on. I [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27237.html

We’ve heard lots of brilliant ideas for reforming the Church Destroy the hierarchy! Term limits for bishops! Let’s all gather round the altar and let laity preside! Now, I know these are tempting ideas for all thoughtful Catholics. But they’re just not ignorant enough of both Scripture and Tradition. They’re just not mindlessly reactive enough. [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27240.html

If poor children like these are allowed to reach birth, some will ask “Do such poor creatures have souls?” I will ask, “Do the monsters who manipulated them have souls?” [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27242.html

If poor children like these are allowed to reach birth, some will ask “Do such poor creatures have souls?” I will ask, “Do the monsters who manipulated them have souls?” [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27241.html

Another reason to support the Church’s opposition to the death penalty Something tells me that the sentencing system in some states needs a little tweaking. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27243.html

One of the marks that something is BS… …is when the disconnect between words and deeds is a complete contradiction. So, for instance, when a bunch of aging Woodstockized nuns get together and say, “Let us let go of the limitations we frequently use to identify ourselves and the Congregation” you know that this almost [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27245.html

One of the marks that something is BS… …is when the disconnect between words and deeds is a complete contradiction. So, for instance, when a bunch of aging Woodstockized nuns get together and say, “Let us let go of the limitations we frequently use to identify ourselves and the Congregation” you know that this almost [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27244.html

Can’t… resist…joke You might say they boiled the hell out of it. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27246.html

I don’t wonder. I know. [Read more...]

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I don’t wonder. I know. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27247.html

So *that’s* the trouble! [Read more...]

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So *that’s* the trouble! [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27249.html

David Morrison asks: Could it be too great a hope that maybe there might even be consensus building that the Lawrence decision was really overreaching and silly? Jeffrey Rosen, legal affairs editor at the New Republic, is no dyed in the wool conservative but even he can find little good in the decision, and has [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27252.html

David Morrison asks: Could it be too great a hope that maybe there might even be consensus building that the Lawrence decision was really overreaching and silly? Jeffrey Rosen, legal affairs editor at the New Republic, is no dyed in the wool conservative but even he can find little good in the decision, and has [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27251.html

Stuart Buck on “apatheism” The rumors of Christianity’s death are greatly exaggerated. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27253.html

“So why am I in prison?” ask priests who had consensual sex with adolescents Mutually consenting sex with the person of your choice in the privacy of your own home is now a basic right of American citizenship under the Constitution. The Supreme Court: working to put pervert priests back on the streets again. And [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27255.html

“So why am I in prison?” ask priests who had consensual sex with adolescents Mutually consenting sex with the person of your choice in the privacy of your own home is now a basic right of American citizenship under the Constitution. The Supreme Court: working to put pervert priests back on the streets again. And [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27254.html

A friend writes about Mel’s “Passion” film: It’s bizarre to see a film dedicated to the Passion of our Lord so roundly condemned by the bishops (I hold them each accountable for every nut-case statement by the USCCB, because they’re supposed to be in charge of the darn thing) who are presently going about the [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27256.html

More from the “What Could it Hurt?/How Was I Supposed to Know?” Dept. He says that it may even be technically possible one day to transplant a womb into a man, and use hormone injections to allow a pregnancy to succeed. Children are the little factors that are constantly left out of western individualist moral [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27258.html

More from the “What Could it Hurt?/How Was I Supposed to Know?” Dept. He says that it may even be technically possible one day to transplant a womb into a man, and use hormone injections to allow a pregnancy to succeed. Children are the little factors that are constantly left out of western individualist moral [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27257.html

More Weird Rad Trad Paranoia about the Jews Eek! They’re tunnelling under your house! They’re smoking joints with Masonic members of the Trilateral Commission and the Skull and Bones club as they plot with the Illuminati to hunt down True Catholics from their Black Helicopters! An especially cunning people, those Jews. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27259.html


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