Now They Think the “Jesus Box” is a Fake Not that it matters much. But thought you’d like to know. [Read more...]

And so it’s done I figured he’d be gone with this. May God help Bp. O’Brien, the people of Phoenix, and our poor Church. And may he grant eternal rest to Jim Reed and comfort and hope to his family. It’s hard to even feel relief. All I feel is sad and tired. Here’s the [Read More...]

It appears to be blegging week for a bunch of sites, so what the heck…. Have you made your donation to “Catholic and Enjoying it” lately? Your conscience will stop nagging you if you do. Plus, my family (pictured below, hard at work making simple cotton garments we hope to sell at market in order [Read More...]

Stuff you Never Knew About How Films Get Distributed Scroll down to “More Passion” [Read more...]

All of human history can be summarized in two sentences “What could it hurt?” followed sometime later by “How was I supposed to know?” [Read more...]

The Latest on St. Joan’s, The Iconic Parish of Suburban AmChurch Smugness [Read more...]

I still hear this question at times: “Why do you call your priests ‘father’ when Jesus explicitly says ‘Call no man “Father”‘?” (Matt. 23:9) What I never hear is “Why do you call your father ‘father’ when Jesus explicitly says ‘Call no man “father”‘?” Usually that’s because the questioner is only worried about who Catholics [Read More...]

My Updated Music Recommendations Only about 20 more shopping days till… uh…. July 4 (yeah, that’s it! That’s the ticket! July 4!) so you better make sure you have all your gifts for your loved ones purchased now. Give the Gift of Music and help me get the new “Two Towers” DVD with my Associates [Read More...]

The animation sucks, the demagoguery is idiotic and the hysteria is ridiculous … but beyond that this cartoon is a real winner and will surely keep the Dems on that track to oblivion they so richly deserve. [Read more...]

Lutherans shout, “Give us Barabbas!” Hosea 4 applies to Protestants too! Like priest, like people. [Read more...]

Can’t help but be glad it was said… “To resist grand jury subpoenas, to suppress the names of offending clerics, to deny, to obfuscate, to explain away; that is the model of a criminal organization, not my church.” Keating was in an impossible job. Heading a pointless board whose only real function was to make [Read More...]

One further point In my blog on the Marxification of the Situation, I quote a Phoenix resident who spoke of “accepting this trial as discipline from our Heavenly Father”. That offended some people. But, of course, all the writer was doing was quoting Hebrews 12, which is itself quoting Proverbs: “And have you forgotten the [Read More...]

Why Prophets Got Stoned to Death Hear the word of the Lord, O people of Israel; for the Lord has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land. There is no faithfulness or kindness, and no knowledge of God in the land; 2 there is swearing, lying, killing, stealing, and committing adultery; they break all [Read More...]

So! He’s French! All is Clear Now! Good to see the warm, nurturing, human side of a mass murderer. [Read more...]

Go Norma! Emily of After Abortion writes: Norma McCorvey [ed. note: "Roe" of "Roe v. Wade"] has standing to file what is known as a Rule 60 Motion. That’s when the prevailing plaintiff him or herself goes back to court and asks that the original decision in their favor be overturned. To file a Rule [Read More...]

Makes me want to laugh, scream, slap him, and flop down bawling with frustration This: On Monday morning, the bishop made phone inquiries about replacing his damaged windshield before police confronted him. When first questioned, O’Brien told officers he was driving the car Saturday and thought he hit a dog or cat or someone threw [Read More...]

Makes you wonder if Lamarck wasn’t on to something after all [Read more...]

That’s *Father* Todd Reitmeyer to you, buster Congrats to newly minted Fr. Todd! (By the way, the bishop mentioned in the article played a big part in bringing my pal Jeff Cavins back into the Church after he’d spent 12 years as a Protestant pastor. If you want to read a terrific story, check out [Read More...]

The Marxification of the Situation The devil always sends sins into the world in pairs in the hope that, avoiding one, we shall embrace its opposite. In class warfare, the old game has been to oppose greed to envy and force us to choose. Similarly, when things get particularly lousy, as they did today with [Read More...]

Interesting think piece on the Church’s relationship with the Jewish people Seems to do a good job of steering the ship between the Scylla of Bob Sungenis’s whacked out Traditionalism and the Charbydis of Cdl. Kasper’s “Who needs the New Covenant?” approach. [Read more...]

“Love does not rejoice in evil…” It’s no secret I’ve been a big critic of Bishop O’Brien. Like most, I think he’s done an atrocious job of misgoverning his diocese and his butt-saving plea bargain last week really took the cake, violating both church and civil law and involving Caesar and the Church in a [Read More...]