Thanks, but no thanks Various people are taking it upon themselves to subscribe me to various newsletters, email thingies and so forth. I just don’t have time to read them. Please don’t subscribe me to anything without first asking me. And unless it’s desperately fascinating, assume my answer will be “No.” I’m buried in stuff [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/02/28136.html

I’m outta here My latest is up at Catholic Exchange. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/02/28137.html

Part of what disturbs me… about what might be called the “Buchananite Traditionalist” faction of Catholics who oppose war with Iraq (as distinct from the Dorothy Day types) is that a none-too-subtle anti-semitism undergirds their thought. Exhibit A: ChristusRex.org. Note that in addition to the various links to Church leaders opposing war, we also get [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/02/28138.html

The sort of pathetic dreck you’d expect from the Netherlands [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/02/28139.html

Just to help increase my reader’s sense of moral paralysis… As I’ve mentioned, I’m conflicted about war, however, I plump for it in the end since I think it’s suicide to let Saddam stand astride the economic carotid artery of the world with nukes and I especially think that a region crawling with people who [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/02/28140.html

Idjit with a keyboard works for Detroit Free Press! Feel free to write him with your opinion of the chemical activity that passes for “thought” in his cranial cavity. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/02/28141.html

More Good News Retired Bp. Paul Dudley is cleared of abuse charges. Everything I’ve heard about the guy is good. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/02/28142.html

Interesting comparison and contrast on the difference between actual obedience to the Tradition and mere slavery to Traditionalism And Then? cites two pieces she saw on the web recently. In the words of the parable of Jesus, “Which of the two sons did what his Father asked?” [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/02/28143.html

Kevin Miller has a very interesting discussion of Just War Theory [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/02/28144.html

Scarce today. Writing more Bible studies Just FYI. [Read more...]

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Why don’t they administer the lie detector test *before* they panic a nation? The scariest thing about this war is that the government that brought you the NTSA is in charge of prosecuting it. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/02/28146.html

About How I Thought it Would Go JPII refuses to cheerlead for war, tells Iraq to be serious about compliance with 1441. Aziz insists he works for a harmless fuzzball. Smiles and pictures. Everybody goes home. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/02/28147.html

Interesting but unconvincing attempt to analyze Bush’s religious motivations I was as offput by his “power, power, wonder-working power” reference in the SOTU as I was by Bill Clinton’s promise of a “New Covenant”. But religious language has *always* suffused American political language. As to the rest, precisely what I’ve *not* seen in Bush’s approach [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/02/28148.html

I’ve been thinking exactly the same thing Osama’s been dead for a year, but the mythmakers thought they could keep him alive via audiotape. However, the myth is wearing thin so, like bad screenwriters, they’re looking for a way to bring that plot thread to a close. “I know! Let’s have him martyr himself!” said [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/02/28149.html

Okay. I’m wrong The Pope’s not a pacifist. Which makes his approach to the coming war all the more puzzling to me. I wish he’d return my phone calls. I mean, how busy could he be? [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/02/28150.html

A reader (with a background in Middle Eastern studies and actual familiarity with Christian missions in Muslim lands) writes: Here is a piece that I found on the Christianity Today site about the status of Christian mission in the Muslim world. I thought that you might want to point your readers to this in light [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/02/28151.html

A bit more good news A reader writes: If you’re interested in more good news on Catholic Institutions standing up for Church teaching, here’s an article for you: Essentially, a group of pro-abortionists took out a full page in the local paper on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. (The News-Journal in Wilmington, Delaware.) One [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/02/28152.html

The Jesus Said “Huh?” Thing was Just a Joke …not a life philosophy. Just for balance, allow me to present “In Defense of Theology“. I’m the last person in the world to think that the gospel is simplistic. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/02/28153.html

The Hope for the Future of the American Church It’s delectable for an old fart like me to watch as the tables are turned and serious Catholics become the outnumbered subversives going up against The Man. I think Catholics do some of their best work as outnumbered subversives and there’s a definite gleefulness–what Tolkien called [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/02/28154.html

Nuns with spines! Update: apparently it should read “Laity with Spines”. The nuns sound more and more like they reluctantly complied with parental demands. Still, a small victory for the good guys. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/02/28155.html

Well, I’m embarrassed Down below I ran a big plug for Catholic Scripture Study and kept emphasizing it’s free. Now I go to the site and find this language there: “Catholic Exchange is pleased to begin offering in-depth responses to the questions provided in our Bible studies. Because this much requested feature requires additional development [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/02/28156.html


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