Meanwhile in Canada… NON-CATHOLIC PRO-ABORT CANADIAN GOVERNOR-GENERAL RECEIVES COMMUNION FROM BISHOP Reason: Archbishop Gervais did not want to “make a scene.” Now that’s the kind of episcopal courage we’re used to here in the Americas! [Read more...]

Kudos to Emily Stimpson for this Stupid Headline Alert “Vatican to Reinforce Catholic Orthodoxy” In other news, the BBC reports that Thermometers are Being Used to Tell Temperature, The Sky is Blue, Boeing Plans to Design and Build Airplanes, and the BBC has added a department devoted to reporting Really Obvious Things. [Read more...]

Battle Lines in California Catholicism It wasn’t hard to foresee that Bp. Weigand will be opposed by Catholic Whores for Baby-Killing. By the way, I think it highly unlikely Weigand will win this battle, but that does not make it one unworthy of fighting. I shall be very surprised if the good Cardinal of LA [Read More...]

Peter Bronson’s Take on Sidewalk Saints [Read more...]

Remember back in 2000? …when American politicians and lay Catholics slavishly followed everything the American bishops had to say. Boy, those were the days. All a bishop had to do was say, “Jump!” and American Catholics reflexively responded, “How high?” Yessirree! In the good old days, before the Scandal, American Catholics *respected* their bishops and [Read More...]

Looks like somebody mistakenly thinks I’m a trendsetter I think I’ll pull a Steve Jobs and sue the pants off Kathy Shaidle for infringing on the “look and feel” of my blog template. Oh sure, nitpickers will cavil that she was using the template first (as if *that* has anything to do with it). [Read more...]

The trouble, you see, is with a few bishops It’s not the whole of American culture that’s seriously deranged about sex or anything. No. Just snip off a few bishops at the top and that will fix it. We don’t need no stinking theology of the cross. We’re all right, jack. [Read more...]

From the “Getting More Than You Bargained For” Dept. This is delicious. Planned Parenthood kvetched about South Carolina’s “Choose Life” license plates. So one canny lawmaker has proposed to answer PP’s complaint by making available “Choose Death” plates. PP is backpedaling, since they don’t want their real message to be all *that* clear. [Read more...]

More on Good Bishop Weigand A reader sez: I think bishop Weigand’s decision to deny Gray Davis access to the Eucharist is a very significant move. Joseph Graham ‘Gray’ Davis has a serious dilemma. Being a California Democrat, he can’t afford to be anything but a pro-choice radical, on the other hand, he relies on [Read More...]

A friend from my parish writes: Aquinas walked miles to get a copy of a book by Chrysostom. I just summoned up hundreds of pages of text by pressing a few buttons. And they claim modernism isn’t unalloyed goodness! Here is a fairly detailed summary of the 2000 GIRM (being implemented now after three years): [Read More...]

I am now about to reveal how truly out of touch I am I not only don’t know who won the Super Bowl yesterday, I don’t even know who played. Cyberspace: keeping people from being stoned to death by angry mobs for over a decade. [Read more...]

Another reason to hate modern art [Read more...]

Prayers of the faithful from the Land of Teddy Kennedy [Read more...]

Evangelicalese as She is Spoke A century ago, the immortal Pedro Carolino, an enterprising Portuguese, created the delightful work “English as She is Spoke”. It was an English/Portuguese phrasebook to help the Portuguese holidaymaker communicate with power and eloquence to his English-speaking hosts in America and England. As you might guess from the title, Carolino’s [Read More...]

Excellent! Bp. Grahmann feels the heat Bp. Grahmann, a close running contender for the coveted Worst Still-Serving American Bishop prize, is discovering you can’t jerk your flock around forever. Other bishops will be learning this important lesson too. [Read more...]

Julianne Wiley writes Dear Catholic friends, A wonder of wonders, something to be truly thankful for! Bishop William Weigand of the Diocese of Sacramento has confronted Gov. Gray Davis and other pro-abortion “Catholic” politicians: “As your bishop, I have to say clearly that anyone — politician or otherwise — who thinks it is acceptable for [Read More...]

Snow Day A belated link to my latest on Catholic Exchange. Dedicated to all you folks who are sick of snow. You live in a world of wonders and have forgotten it. [Read more...]

A much bigger threat to human life than Korea or Iraq in the long run and Congress dithers. [Read more...]

I’m outta here Off to Canada, home of Kathy Shaidle, Back Bacon, William Shatner, and my Mom, to hang around with the students at Redeemer Pacific. Then, on Saturday, it’s “A Day with Mark Shea”. Where: St. Nicholas Parish, 20675 87th Avenue, Langley, BC, Canada. When: 10am-4pm. Sponsor: Redeemer Pacific College, Langley, BC. Phone: 604-888-7727. [Read More...]

Russ Lopez, Spokesman for Gray Davis (and AmChurch) sez… Bishops should stop “telling the faithful how to practice their faith.” And the job of a bishop is….? [Read more...]

Wow! Bp. William Weigand to Gov. Gray Davis of California: Renounce your support of abortion rights or stop taking Holy Communion! Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! Bishop Weigand! Please donate your spine chromosomes to the rest of the American episcopacy! [Read more...]