Novak Makes His Case for War [Read more...]

I wonder how many will follow these people when Islam is not enforced with sword On the other hand, it’s necessary to realize that Islam is gaining tons of converts in places where it is not enforced by the sword. Christians should ask themselves why that is and what demand of the heart it is [Read More...]

Sigh. More Monday morning blues A reader sends the following: The editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s and St. Mary’s College official student newspaper today weighed in favoring the funding of four student’s attendance at a pro-abortion function. A couple of my favorite lines from this editorial are: “Education should be open-minded [Read More...]

Check Out Life for! [Read more...]

A reader sez concerning… this blog entry: As the comment from Alias Clio pointed out, you misread Paglia. Paglia is not a superstitious believer in omens. She was saying that Bush, unlike the ancients, has no sense of how a catastrophe in the skies could have so much consequence outside of America for symbolic interpretation. [Read More...]

Speaking of which… ….here’s a profile of Willie McCool, the Catholic astronaut. [Read more...]

Seven Heroes, Seven Faiths Interesting piece on the religious backgrounds of the Columbia astronauts. [Read more...]

You get the most amazing stuff emailed to you when you run this blog A reader sends along the following (Advance warning: R rated material): Found the following (presumably excerpted) document on the Vatican website. An interesting consequence of the Holy Father’s desire to make use of the arts as an instrument of reclaiming secular [Read More...]

Info on the priest shortage [Read more...]

Sandra Miesel’s Portrait of the Lidless Eye Brigade [Read more...]

However, before I go… A reader writes: I’m writing to vent, so feel free to stop reading here. I’ve made a few posts on the war discussion referencing the Catechism. It appeared to me that some specific provisions of the Catechism were, as we lawyers like to say, “directly on point.” The responses and other [Read More...]

Outta here till Monday My in-laws are having their 50th Anniversary. A bittersweet occasion since Mama H is suffering from Alzheimer’s and Papa H is struggling to take care of her. But all the kids and grandkids will be there and we want to make sure they know how much we love them. Prayers appreciated [Read More...]

C’mon. Admit it. Doesn’t This Give You the Willies? Especially when the people pushing for these sweeping powers actually think that these are soothing artistic renderings of what they want to achieve? [Read more...]

The Latest from Rome on War I still don’t know what was “vague” about Powell’s presentation. [Read more...]

Rights and Gifts My latest at Catholic Exchange. [Read more...]

“The Cardinal believes, however, that making a case of this invitation at this time would be a futile gesture and a waste of effort.” Another spinectomy perfomed on an American bishop. How long, O Lord? [Read more...]

By the way, I think Camille Paglia and JPII are on the same wavelength “There may be an apparent immediate victory in Iraq, but we’ll be winning the battle and losing the war. The real war is for the hearts and minds of the Islamic world.” Camille Paglia in today’s Salon interview. But that’s not [Read More...]

Another example of the talent post-Christian modernity has for drawing the exact wrong lesson from experience Problem: Brutal Islamofascist regimes mercilessly slaughtering gays? Solution: Form International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and issue statement condemning War on Radical Islamic Terror. [Read more...]

Over on HMS Blog I linked to a story about those zany Russian Orthodox. Some of them want to canonize Rasputin and Ivan the Terrible. And you thought Catholic reactionaries were weird! [Read more...]

One of the advantages of not writing for the Corner… …is that I can post the following from a reader without K Lo nixing it due to Trekkiness: I’m normally a big Star Trek fan, but yesterday’s episode of Enterprise was one of those “morality” plays which is supposed to convince us that homosexuality is [Read More...]

Paglia suggests consulting goat entrails about War with Iraq? The Brilliant Madwoman develops pagan jitters over war with Iraq. [M]any times in antiquity, the emperors of Persia or other proud empires went to the oracles to ask for advice about going to war. Roman generals summoned soothsayers to read the entrails before a battle. If [Read More...]