Amy Welborn’s Books for Lent is on the air! [Read more...]

Mike Dubruiel on Fr. Groeschel I pretty much agree with him. I think Fr. Groeschel’s worst failing has been his tendency toward over-the-top “blame the press” rhetoric. If it weren’t for the press, the Scandal would not have come to light. Period. He needs to quit talking as though this is primarily the press’ fault. [Read More...]

Huh? Bush’s hand-picked solicitor general to the Supreme Court — the one who represents the opinion of the White House to the Supreme Court — argued vehemently that sit-ins constitute extortion and that therefore Operation Rescue and Joseph Scheidler were guilty under RICO provisions intended for organized crime. What’s up with this? [Read more...]

Evan Donovan has a blog! E I E I O! [Read more...]

Lileks Points the Way! The solution to the Scandal has been found. If you are a priest given to proclivities for the underaged, just become a screenwriter and you’ll be lionized as a genius who does careful and realistic research! And if you are bishop, just become a director and you can overlook whatever your [Read More...]

A friend near the Beltway writes: This book was listed on the religion page of the WaPo this morning. You might find food for thought in it– Adventures in Missing the Point: How the Culture-Controlled Church Neutered the Gospel It is not yet available on Amazon or B&N.; Did get an e-mail saying it should [Read More...]

A cautionary tale for us all [Read more...]

And now a few words from a fan of the Old South A reader writes: I like Yankees. I really do. In fact, I consider myself a Yankee, having lived in Michigan virtually all my life (I was born in Canada). Nevertheless, I find Yankee sanctimony not merely annoying but historically unfounded, at least as [Read More...]

Dom Bettinelli does an interesting fisk of attempted hatchet job on Fr. Groeschel I saw this over the weekend and had my doubts about the article. Dom confirms them. Also, some good questions about what’s going on in Chicago and a quick glimpse of the slithery slippery eel-like behavior of the utterly disingenuous Cdl. Mahony, [Read More...]

Pete Vere expresses his misgivings about war [Read more...]

Bp. Adamec has a long history of gagging people It’s making me gag right now. [Read more...]

When the Right Embraces the Ring features this chilling little paragraph: Torture Time? The weekend apprehension of al Qaeda next-to-Mr. Biggest Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was good cause for international high-fives. It seems, at the last minute, money talked and his neighbors turned him in. His capture sent TV producers scrambling for anyone around on [Read More...]

This is disturbing. If it’s accurate it raises some pretty big questions about the legitimacy of this proposed war. Anybody have any background on it? [Read more...]

A friend in the reserves writes: I agree with you that trying to read the tea leaves regarding how the impending war will go is tough at best. I have this gut sense — OK, mostly just a hope — that all the Iraqi saber rattling will come to naught once the troops start surrendering. [Read More...]

The Latest on Al Kresta 1. Al remains in GOOD condition. 2. Al has been moved from the Step Down Unit to a General Surgical Room. 3. Al appreciated all the callers, well wishers etc, to the program yesterday. Alexis brought the CD to his room and played it for AL and Sally. We had [Read More...]

The Christian Conscience on the Latest Assault on the Pledge of Allegiance …and with some background on human toothache, Mr. Newdow. [Read more...]

A petition to ban partial birth abortion Since we are going to war to get rid of a barbaric murderer, it might be kinda nice if we did something about our own barbarism. Future generations might be less inclined to laugh at us: the ones who survive our own culture of death, I mean. [Read more...]

Goodbye Charlie Harvey. I’ll miss you. Envoy’s blog reports that Charlie Harvey, the author of their hilarious inQUIZition feature, has died. I never knew Charlie personally, but I loved that feature and thought that the guy who wrote it must be a stitch. I mourn his passing. May God welcome his droll son into heaven [Read More...]

My Latest on Catholic Exchange Just in case you were wondering about the basic difference between paganism and Christianity. [Read more...]

NY’s Attorney General pulls out of Irish dinner Whaddaya know! [Read more...]

Christianity Today writes back Dear Mark, I’m the key editor on the survey article. Here’s my blogable response to your comments: You seem to be making the assumption that the CT survey was closed to Catholic workplaces. It wasn’t. It was a self-selected survey. As we said in the article, in order to participate in [Read More...]