Is Protestantism just a negation of Catholicism? Protestant*ism*? Yes. But Protestants? No. Not usually. Protestant*ism* insofar as it is protesting is, indeed, a negation of some aspect(s) of Catholic Faith. Drop that negation and there’s no reason not to be Catholic. But, of course, Protestantism also borrows a great deal from Catholic faith and, insofar [Read More...]

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A reader asks: I am asking your opinion on a point I use to defend the Immaculate Conception. It is common for Protestants to appeal to Rom 3:23– “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”. Therefore, they say, Mary has sinned too and come short of the glory of God. [Read More...]

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Don’t Really See What Good it will do but… Ad campaign IDs Catholic lawmakers who support abortion Is there anybody who *doesn’t* know these guys are enthusiastic pro-aborts? [Read more...]

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Chattering Classes Continue to Pretend to Care about Anti-Semitism Artsy fart types continue bravely kick the corpse of Pius XII (who saved 80,000 Jews and was lionized by Jews after WWII) while completely ignoring (or sympathizing with) Radical Islamic Jew-hatred today. [Read more...]

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French Surrender to Radical Islam Early Look on the bright side, Euroweenies may stop blaspheming Jesus Christ in order to stop offending Muslims. [Read more...]

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Deceivers for Jesus A friend went to type in the URL of this site but inadvertently entered “blogpsot” in the title. Some guy named Aaron has routed all such typos to his “End Times” Bible study site. I find such tactics extremely tiresome. Reminded me of “Dr.” Bill Jackson’s little “bible study” offer I got [Read More...]

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Worst Still-Serving AmChurch Bishop Gets Bad News from the Flock Sheep making life hell for Bp. John “I didn’t notice Paul Shanley was advocating pederasty” McCormack. Turns out they think him untrustworthy and unable to shepherd them out of a paper bag. Good. I think this man needs a large dose of misery till he [Read More...]

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Tell the truth. Then you don’t have to remember what you said. – Mark Twain [Read more...]

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Welcome to St. Blog’s, Long Islander! [Read more...]

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Show me a culture that despises virginity and I’ll show you a culture that despises children: Exhibit C [Read more...]

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Celtic Music Alert A reader writes: i really like your website and your blog. i visit your blog almost everyday and i think your articles are really good. anyway, i wanted to recommend some celtic worship music from the prairie bible college fine arts department. i discovered it a few months ago and i can’t [Read More...]

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Josh Claybourn mulls Just War and Iraq [Read more...]

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The Spectator on Philip Pullman The more I see of him, the more he strikes me as a highly educated, very articulate, extremely bright fool–the sort that the English intelligentsia excels at creating. (The author of this piece, by the way, is Christopher Hitchens’ brother, a living proof that genetics is not destiny.) [Read more...]

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It’s essays like this that make me wonder whether it’s a slam dunk that America “deserves’ to win her wars I still hope we do, of course. But has Saddam killed 40 million babies? A world in which our present culture has *nothing* on earth to stop it, nothing to drive us to our knees [Read More...]

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I’m glad I’m not the only one to find the disconnect between our policies toward Iraq and N. Korea mysterious [Read more...]

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Massive New Harry Potter Novel (“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”) Finished It’s so much bigger than the last one that one wag on Amy’s comments box suggest it be titled, “Harry Potter and the Order of Magnitude”. [Read more...]

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“It felt like I was in the Roman Colosseum.” Good for Heaton. [Read more...]

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People for Whom Politics is Everything… will be baffled that the same Pope who kissed a Koran also beatifies this guy. Since we know for a fact that everything is about politics, they reason, then everything the Pope does is about politics too. So when he honored the Koran, that was simply and solely a [Read More...]

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A plug for Touchstone Magazine HereĀ¹s a brief look inside the January/February edition of Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity, a special double issue of the magazine published on the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and devoted to reflection on what John Paul II has called the “culture of death.” The issue contains ten [Read More...]

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Prediction Time The ongoing march to cultural degradation that this story depicts reminds me: Assuming I live a normal lifespan, I think we will see the return of gladiatorial combat to the death broadcast on TV and/or shows where human beings are hunted like deer and have to outwit and kill their predators. All it [Read More...]

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To get a much needed and healthy perspective on the gigantic importance of the lay office… Check out the Catherine of Siena Institute and get them to come to your parish for a magnificent “Called and Gifted” workshop. [Read more...]

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