Cardinal Keeler’s Act of Human Sacrifice Reaps Eternal Spiritual Rewards Serves Bauernfiend right for being accused. Just so long as a Cardinal doesn’t have to actually take any responsibility for anything. If an important cleric like Keeler can pass from abandoning his responsibility to victims to abandoning his responsibility to his priests without getting his [Read More...]

“It’s besides the point whether he’s guilty or not.” Poles imitate OJ jurors. Meanwhile, the parish priest where abuse took place blames the victim. However, in a hopeful sign, the bishop does the right thing and tells the pastor he’s a cretin. Judging from the clannish response of the parish, I wonder how much of [Read More...]

Am I the only one who thinks it’s rather suicidal… for Christians in a rapidly de-Christianizing and increasingly anti-Christian culture to urge Caesar to kill as many citizens as he can? It’s not my main reason for thinking the Pope is basically right to want to limit (not “abolish”) capital punishment. But I think it [Read More...]

USS Clueless struggles to figure out how to account for morality in an atheistic worldview As usual, the atheist fails, having to a) declare that Just War theory is outmoded (I would agree that it needs updating, but not scrapping) and b) smuggle in stuff that makes no sense apart from a universe presided over [Read More...]

A plea to James Akin from a fan A reader writes: Perhaps you can convince James to “re-activate” his blog. I’m sure he’s got plenty of disposable time since he’s not that busy anyway His sharp logic would’ve been really helpful these days… James! Your public beckons! [Read more...]

American Conservatives Baffled By Pope Who Prefers Peace to War “After all those years of hailing him as a fellow conservative Reaganite, he betrays us by daring to fear that war with Iraq could have disastrous consequences and by fretting about the fact that the Christians fare far worse under US allies like Saudi Arabia [Read More...]

Really looking forward to that next flight out of Seattle Tacoma International So glad our nation’s security is in the hands of Federales with a pulse and a minimal brainwave reading. [Read more...]

Best Tagline? Reminds me of Garrison Keillor being billed as “America’s Tallest Radio Humorist”. Welcome to Catholic and Enjoying it! Winner of the coveted “Best Tagline” award from Blogs4God! You like me! You really like me! (Gush! Sob!) [Read more...]

In the eternal quest to justify taking more time off… I offer this for the weekend. [Read more...]

Looking for a daily devotional? Try My Daily Visitor. The January 2003 issue is by yours truly. [Read more...]

Well, this should stir the blood among my conservative Catholic readers For those further interested in a conversation between somebody who really has no problem with Evangelium Vitae and somebody who appears to want to execute as many criminals as the law will allow, go here. [Read more...]

Dr. Judith Reisman believes that the Church should sue the so-called “sex experts” for malpractice [Read more...]

I never disappointed God A festive celebration of the amazing career of Archbishop (think of that! Archbishop!) Milingo. [Read more...]

Mother Teresa, War of the Rose (Episode MMMCLXVIII), other news [Read more...]

Today is JRR Tolkien’s Eleventy First Birthday! I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve! But have a piece of cake on me anyway while you work that out to see if it comes to a [Read More...]

If this guy “created” Bigfoot, he sure did get around… …cuz those tracks have been found all over the Cascades and Sierras, as well as body prints in mud and fur samples from an unknown animal. I think Sasquatch is real. The skeptics rule of life: If some sets of tracks was faked, all were [Read More...]

One of the things I don’t get …is people who kvetch at the Pope as though he’s somehow to blame because he’s extremely popular with a lot of people. Yes, wherever he goes, he tends to evoke the typical responses you’d expect in a culture that is suckled on the cult of celebrity. But it [Read More...]

Yesterday, California Opened the Door of Mahony’s Closet and Invited All the Skeletons to Step Out for the Next 365 Days I wonder if Cdl. Slick will ride this one out. Meanwhile, the man who gets my vote as worst still-serving bishop in the American episcopacy–Bp. McCormack of New Hampshire, got more bad news. I [Read More...]

Curious confluence of articles “Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse; for although they knew God they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they [Read More...]

The Kwanzaa Challenge I think Kwanzaa is ridiculous. But I think arguments for its ridiculousness which begin “It’s a holiday that somebody just invented” are even more ridiculous. It’s like when people say, “You just made that word up!” My first response is, “Name a word somebody didn’t make up.” Similarly, all holidays are human [Read More...]

A Golden Treasury of Lidless Eye Quotations I look forward to Carl’s Golden Treasury of Future Progresso Womyn We are McChurch quotations. They will doubtless be as entertaining. Envoy is always saucy and fun. “Opposite evils, so far from balancing, aggravate one another.” – C.S. Lewis [Read more...]