Why the Church is Not Doomed Will captures exactly the experience of a convert. Amid so many wonders, the wonder of human sin and evil is not enough by a long shot to keep anybody who has seen the Church from entering Her. It’s been a rough year for the Church, but at the end [Read More...]

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A reader writes… I came to your website with no small amount of fear and trepidation, but I must admit, I enjoyed some of your articles. Very well written & thought provoking. (Ref., especially, to Apollos, Priscilla, Aquila and the Glory of Epocrisy) We seemed to have a parallel but opposing path of faith: I [Read More...]

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AmChurch Inspirational Homilies A friend of mine was at Sunday Mass at the Cathedral in Seattle. The deacon who gave the homily said something to the effect of, “Well, you were here last Sunday, then back for Christmas. Now you’re here again today and you’ll be back for New Year’s. Why do we keep dragging [Read More...]

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Japanese learning to say “oink” [Read more...]

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If the Lord of the Rings had been written by…. [Read more...]

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The ever-helpful James Akin tells me… Pigs do say “oink” in Italian. They also say “gronf”. The proof is here and here (second link requires Adobe Reader). [Read more...]

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And now… Back to my slumber. Coronation wears a guy out. I’ve got a bit of a bug today and am still on vacation, so I think I’ll goof off some more. Judging from the reader stats, “goof off” seem to be the consensus among us all. I’ll blog in earnest after the New Year. [Read more...]

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A reader writes Hey, I just happened to visit the Student Health Center website at John Carroll University, and I see that they have *removed* the listing of Planned Parenthood as a recommended “Counseling Site”. Instead, the JCU website now recommends WomanKind, which is a Pro-Life counseling and assistance center (approved and funded by the [Read More...]

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When People Stop Believing in God, They Don’t Believe in Nothing… they believe in anything. [Read more...]

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Like a dotcom startup Voice of the Fuddled is urgently marketing itself, yet still not particularly clear on who they are or what they are trying to do. It’s an organization ripe for “mission creep.” Full of well-intentioned, vague people, driven by a strong engine of Purpose (REFORM!) but with nobody in particular at the [Read More...]

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Heavy Duty Research from the Canadian Medical Association can be found here, here, and here. Undoubtedly, this is all due to socialized medicine. [Read more...]

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Mark Cameron has an interesting piece on Catholic-Jewish relations with some interesting observations for that small group of Lidless Eyes still pining for the day when Jews can be shoved back into a ghetto (all with the love of Christ, of course). By the way, did you ever notice how often Christians who love to [Read More...]

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Knowing Steve Greydanus and His Wife…. I found the anecdote introducing his review of “Catch Me If you Can” a complete surprise and absolutely hilarious. [Read more...]

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Almost Like Being in Love Part of your blog author’s continuing quest to do as little as possible during the Christmas season. [Read more...]

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New Blog! [Read more...]

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“The cellphones aren’t enough and the televisions aren’t enough,” she said. “It’s a little selfish.” What’s Italian for “oink”? [Read more...]

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Philip Seymour Hoffman is my Evil Twin [Read more...]

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New blog! [Read more...]

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I had a wonderful visit! from David Alexander, the Man in the Black Hat! It’s fun to meet members of St. Blog’s. David came by around 9:45 AM and hung with the fambly for an hour or two. He brought his cool little Homeland Security-approved-so-you-can-get-it-on-a-plane guitar and played some Christmas carols (including an elegant one [Read More...]

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Show me a culture that despises virginity and I’ll show you a culture that hates children And, as if to oblige me, St. Mark’s in Cleveland, OH (aka Future Church, dedicated to the demolition of Catholic sexual morality as well as other trendinesses) offers the following bulletin announcement for Christmas: ************************************ CHRISTMAS MASSES: 4 pm. [Read More...]

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Russians Struggling to Catch up With Western Reading Incomprehension Rates [Read more...]

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