Neumayr on Cardinal Godfather If I could have five minutes with the good Cardinal, my only question would be, “Do you not fear God?” [Read more...]

The Sexualization of Everything The excellent Peter Sean Bradley writes concerning this blog: I happen to know empirically that your correspondent is absolutely correct. As an attorney who practices plaintiff’s employment law, I have seen a strange sociological transformation over the last decade. Originally, sexual harassment law was conventionally understood as male on female. A [Read More...]

Episcopal Vertebrate Sighting! Good news! Write Archbishop Flynn and heap warm fuzzies on him. Good bishops need our support even more than bad bishops need our hollers. [Read more...]

Romans 12, Liturgical Dance and the Collision between Liturgy and the Theology of the Laity First things first. I think liturgical dance is a Bad Idea for the basic reasons given by some of my commenters: it’s not part of American culture, it will mostly be ridiculous, it distracts from, rather than adds, to the [Read More...]

A reader asks How are these churches able to get away with liturgical dance when, in fact, it has been banned by the USCCB? It’s like this: when a bishop has protected child rapists, he can, in time, find himself giving in to Dignity Masses. As his weakness is compounded, it can lead to permitting [Read More...]

Physics and Metaphysics Carrie Tomko and I are having an argument about the Gaia Hypothesis. She insists it’s intrinsically a New Age religious belief. I think the garbage metaphysics are separable from the basic schema. The basic schema of the Gaia Hypothesis is that the earth is a giant system of interacting biosystems (and non-living [Read More...]

Apparently the bishops are going to look at liturgical dance I’m seeing a fair amount of buzz about this in the blogosphere and somebody wrote asking my opinion. Basically, I don’t have one. I don’t know what the bishops are going to be looking at, much less their agenda. I know Rome says there shouldn’t [Read More...]

Animated Holy Cards from Victor Lams [Read more...]

USA Gain could be NYC’s loss A reader sez: Clinton for Mayor of NYC is being reported on radio stations in NYC. They predict he will run against Bloomberg in 2005 and I think he’ll win (sadly). I thought this may be of interest. There’s one born every minute, I guess. [Read more...]

I believe we are starting to see a little trend in the press develop A couple of days ago the APA announces it’s rethinking this. Today we get another cloud no bigger than a man’s hand: “Pedophiles seek societal acceptance” From my April 29 2002 blog: “And, When People Keep Connecting the Dots The final [Read More...]

Fr. Rob “Rocket Man” Johansen’s Critique of American Seminaries is now online at Crisis [Read more...]

Cdl. Mahony sez, “I was just kidding when I said I was serious about clerical abuse” The coast is clear, Cardinal. The PR scheme worked. You can get back to business as usual. Your flock won’t mind so long as you don’t challenge them with the Faith. Perhaps you should get back to the real [Read More...]

A reader writes: one of the great losses I see from the current wars about homosexuality and their apparent results is that no area of society will be left unsexualized. That is, there will finally be no place, no gathering of men or women or children where the tension of potential sexual activity can be [Read More...]

Bunk! A reader asks what I think of this Commonweal article. It’s bunk on the face of it. Fidelity is *not* the answer to the Church’s ills? Faithfulness to the gospel of Christ is *not* the remedy for sin? Yes, yes, the structural issues will have to be dealt with. But the piece reminds me [Read More...]

Thanks for your gifts to us, Mr. Peck You’ll be missed–sorely. May God grant you eternal rest through Jesus Christ. [Read more...]

New blog! [Read more...]

Ooooooo-kay. News of the Weird. [Read more...]

Yes. It’s really true. Dick Morris (and Sen Sam Brownback) are both recent converts I especially pleased with Brownback. By the way, when you search for “Dick Morris” + “Catholic” you also find this grimly funny piece. I get the feeling the Cdl. Mahony has pored over it and taken its lessons to heart. [Read more...]

Brie eaters do the pop psych smear of Christian missionaries to Islam Varenius does the take down. Fascinating how, as the hubbub finally dies down in the south end of Manhattan, the Christian haters uptown fall back into their mental ruts of talking as though the gravest danger facing the world right now is Evangelical [Read More...]

Six Day Creationism and Gay Parenting If some six day creationist were to stage a protest against evolution and say, “We believe in the Bible and feel it’s a little sad that nature doesn’t support our six day creation hermaneutic. We demand changes in Nature to conform it to our reading of Scripture” they’d be [Read More...]

I would like to borrow a cup of miles I have a US Airways dividend miles account which is 6000 miles short of what I need to get the last ticket for a family vacation this summer to Colorado. I have heaps and gobs of miles which will be credited to my account soon…. but [Read More...]