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Movie Recommendation I have a really simple standard of judgment for comedies. If a comedy makes me laugh, it’s a good comedy. I don’t care how well or poorly written it is, what the quality of the cinematography, direction, or acting was. If I don’t laugh, it was a bad comedy. If I do laugh, [Read More...]

Just what we need: more euphemisms and distortion of language “I used to mourn the loss of gay in (what I still think of as) its true sense.” But that doesn’t stop him from wanting to do the same thing to the word “bright”. In other words, in addition to being dumb as a box [Read More...]

Black is White, Freedom is Slavery Gay Marriage is traditional and conservative. Hey! If all monogamous sexual relationships are “conservative” then Peter Singer’s sheep is a rock-ribbed Republican. This column is a living illustration of Chesterton’s point that liberals commit new errors and then conservatives strive to make sure we go on committing them. [Read more...]

Haloscan is apparently upgrading… Word on the street is that they are going to create a comments box feature that allows you to post comments. In boxes. Hard-working scientists in white coats are laboring even as we speak to make it possible for Haloscan to fulfil minimal contractual obligations for more than 1 day without [Read More...]

Yeah, it is kind of a letdown, ain’t it? A reader writes I find the Protestant understanding of the Eucharist very disappointing and anticlimactic. To say that that Melchizedek and the Passover are prefiguring revelations of the Eucharist is to allow that God’s word speaks once from eternity into time, but to deny His presence [Read More...]

More on “It’s the Culture, Stupid” or “Having the bishops we want” I’ve been arguing that we pretty much have the bishops we want. Evidence for this is abundant. One obvious argument in reply is “The Pope should give us *leaders* not what the laity want.” One could, of course, observe that it’s hard to [Read More...]

For Seattleites (or Spokanites, Portlanders, or citizens of British Columbia Who Really Like to Drive) University of Washington Evening Lecture Series: Perry Lorenzo Music of the Spheres: An Exploration of Dante’s Divine Comedy If you think Dante is only about the inferno, think again. Join Seattle Opera’s Education Director for a witty and informative journey [Read More...]

I am shocked to discover that the letter below *may* be a fraud So, instead, I shall do what numerous readers suggested and announce today as the opening of my quarterly “Donor Drive Week” for Catholic and Enjoying It! My point is simple: If you like this blog and the news/opinions/humor/theology/commentary/whatnot that it provides, please [Read More...]

Okay. I’m sold. Where do I send my credit card number and bank account info? My Lordship/Friend, Now *that’s* what I call respect! A title suitable for a Holy Roman Emperor such as myself. Calvary greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I am former Mrs Sikiratu Seki Adams, now Mrs Comfort Faith [Read More...]

Supreme Court *Just Barely* Keeps Larry Flynt from Conducting Private Sex Lessons with your Kid It’s the culture, stupid. On the bright side, the good guys won. On the down side, the good guys barely won. [Read more...]

Theologically Boneheaded American Catholics Continue to Think Politically The frustrating thing about this piece is that it gets a lot right and yet gets the central thing so horribly, horribly wrong. Yes, the bishops are still acting like everything will be fine if they just wait out the storm. But what sort of Catholic could [Read More...]

Fr. Rob Johansen on Senator John “Allow Me to Illustrate Mark Shea’s Thesis That We have the Bishops We Want” Kerry [Read more...]

Another Alleged Christian Joins the Vast Conspiracy of Absolute Evil That’s what comes of actually reading these books. Safer to not read them and just declare Rowling a proponent of the occult. Better to break the eighth commandment than the first. [Read more...]

I’m inexorably reminded of the cartoon I saw years ago Caption: Episcopal Church, 2010 AD. Two old guys sitting the back pew as the lesbian priestess and her lover process up the aisle carrying a statue of the Buddha and preceded by mincing muscle men flinging condoms to the congregation. One old guy says to [Read More...]

Pete Vere Creates a Firestorm Writes this… Provokes this discussion. [Read more...]

Satanic Civil Rights, Belgian Style Same deal as Moloch worship: “Sacrifice your children and for you it will be well.” Such sins cry out to heaven. [Read more...]

Wanna know what one culture is learning from another culture? Watch what words get borrowed. [Read more...]

Pope John Paul II, Art Bell, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Gates, Hillary Clinton, Jeffrey Katzenberg, JK Rowling, Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden, Jonah Goldberg and Dell Dude Taken in for questioning after lightning raid Everything you’ve ever suspected is true! [Read more...]

Lunatics always think they are sane They don’t know what’s killing them. [Read more...]

Faithful Lay Catholic John Kerry Promises to Filibuster on Behalf of Abortion Fascist Alliance Kerry: “I swear on my Planned Parenthood button that I will block confirmation of any judge who is not rigidly committed to the sacrament of abortion by reading over and over and over again from Mark Shea’s blog that we American [Read More...]