This should be interesting… Vatican Weighs in on New Age Movement Haven’t seen the document yet, but the news report describes more or less what I’d expect (and agree with). Black helicopter types will no doubt see something ominous in Rome’s affirmation that New Agers have their good points, but that’s to be expected. As [Read More...]

If Christ Has Not Been Raised… The cover story from the latest issue of Crisis. Details my basic agreement with C.S. Lewis that the only thing more incredible than the Christian claims are the attempts to explain those claims away. [Read more...]

Goodbye to NY Exorcists I’m told by sources that Cdl. Egan is shutting down the ministry of exorcism in New York. Dunno why. It does sort of seem to me like getting rid of all the fire extinguishers in a burning building in order to cut costs. I suspect bureaucrats with little pastoral experience (like [Read More...]

Robert Sungenis Perfects His Captain Queeg Impression Concludes ringing defense against claims that he is anti-semitic by babbling accusatory questions about Roosevelt’s Jewish blood. I can practically envisage him rolling the little steel balls in his left hand as he was drafting this screed in its original crayon. Time to quit while you’re behind, Bob. [Read more...]

Wow! Proof of the Evil Conspiracy! [Read more...]

A friend writes, movingly: When the space shuttle disintegrated yesterday, they made it sound as if came apart over Lubbock or Dallas. I was hoping that the debris wouldn’t get as far as my grandmother’s ranch in southeast Texas.(My 84 year old grandmother singlehandedly runs a cattle ranch just outside a town called Broaddus.) However, [Read More...]

Justin Katz on the Columbia Disaster I felt bad for the astronauts and their families, of course. But it was strange how differently this affected me than the Challenger did. I’m not sure why. Anybody else notice a difference? It wasn’t, for me, nearly as traumatic. Odd. [Read more...]

One snippet from the ongoing bishop-induced trauma of the American Church The fact is, as Fr. Wilson has noted, the Church is bleeding from many wounds, large and small. But because of One Particular Wound which has received a great deal of notice, any attempt to deal with any other wound in the Body of [Read More...]

Nanotechnology Experts Worry about Things Most of Us Haven’t Even Thought About Yet [Read more...]

USF Jesuits: Hard at work Promoting the Radical Gay Agenda Now that that pesky Fr. Fessio is out of the way, the Stalinists at USF can settle down to the hard work of destroying the Church. [Read more...]

Incoming! Egads! All the mail and weblinks Amy used to get are starting pile up in my box! Glub! [Read more...]

Gasp! And yet… I know what she means. These things are giant energy siphons and I’ve got bible studies, articles, and a book to write as well as a fambly to raise. And bills to pay, which is not much helped by the $.02/day wage the average blogger makes. But more than that, there’s something [Read More...]

We Sheas are off to float down the Skagit River today! Back Monday! [Read more...]

So sad May God have mercy on their souls and grant them eternal rest through Christ. [Read more...]

Precisely Dreher nails Sullivan’s hypocrisy. [Read more...]

A website dedicated to William Topaz McGonagall … Victorian-era Scot and the writer of the worst poetry in the English language. This *is* a find! Savor this: The Tay Bridge Disaster: “…As soon as the catastrophe came to be known The alarm from mouth to mouth was blown, And the cry rang out all o’er [Read More...]

Of Closed Communion and Japanese Restaurants My latest on Catholic Exchange. [Read more...]

Andrew Sullivan Demonstrates “Flexibility” When It Comes to the Pole Star Around Which His Life Turns Turns out there’s no problem at all with a US Court dictating to Catholics on theological matters and suspending the law to do so, just so long as the Court is declaring that gays can do whatever they like. [Read More...]

A great piece by David Morrison [Read more...]

Amy has a terrific contribution to the ongoing discussion here In particular, her cogent analysis of the Dark Side of Wick Allison’s confrontation with Grahmann is well taken. There *is* a note of “We made you and we can break you” which can just as easily be seen as a number of Rich Men seeking [Read More...]

Fr. Rob Johansen’s Hat is “ThrownBack” in to St. Blog’s Ring After four months off the air, he’s back. Now all we need is Fr. Bryce Sibley’s Saintly Salmagundi to return to the air and St. Blog’s will have its clerical staff back. [Read more...]