If Allen Ginsberg had been a Gen X Catholic Who Suffered Through 70s Religious Ed Brilliant. [Read more...]


Euroweenies to God: We have no king but Caesar! The really impressive thing about the post-Christian world is its almost infallible knack for deriving exactly the wrong lesson from its experience. Problem: Unorthodox gay priests raping kids? Solution: Tell Rome to go to hell when it suggests you not ordain more gay priests with contempt [Read More...]


Catholic Colleges: A Great Place to Go to Lose your Faith I wonder how long they can continue to get money from dumb alums. [Read more...]


Apologies to commenters for Haloscan wigginess It appears all your hard work for the past few weeks has vanished in puff of electrons. Dunno if they’ll restore it or not. Blame Haloscan, not me please. [Read more...]


A Biracial Catholic Just Wants to be Catholic but the Compassion Police Insist on Obsessing Over Her Skin Color Sounds like a sensible woman to me. She also sounds off sensibly on the liberal racism at work in the public school system. [Read more...]


Japanese Working on Invisibility Cloak This is cool, but I’m disappointed that it doesn’t make you go mad. Where’s the fun in that? [Read more...]


This is fabulous. Funniest thing I’ve read in weeks I wish I knew who wrote it. Note to the faint of heart: contains lots of asterisked profanity. The Episcopal bishops of Massachusetts, in a rare public challenge to the Catholic Church, are warning that a steady stream of comments by Vatican officials critical of gays [Read More...]


With Law out of the way and Lennon in place, we’ve heard the last of troubles in Boston! Oh. Wait. ”. . . Opening such an investigation runs the real risk of negative fall-out both for Father Picardi and for the Church,” Lennon wrote. As a friend says, the American Church needs an enema. [Read more...]


Haloscan is down So comments are offline for the nonce. It’s all probably part of a coordinated plan for attacking Iraq. [Read more...]


The Nature of the Network News Very often Big Stories happen in a brief amount of time and can be summed up in relatively few words: “President Kennedy Assassinated”, “Challenger Explodes”, “World Trade Center Destroyed”. But then you still have the other 23:59:30 of broadcast time to fill up. So you have to endlessly repeat [Read More...]


Here’s a site for the Stuart Smalleys of the world Get ready for Affirmapalooza! http://www.mark.shea.youaremyfriend.com The link I used has my name in it as an example, but try inserting your own name, or “Farqhuar Muckenfussen” or “Fishface Brujbop” or that Special Someone with *serious* needs for gooey affirmation. Warning: could induce diabetic coma. [Read more...]


Should the Troll be Fed or Axed? You decide I actually passed the 2000 hit per day mark today without a link from the Corner. Partly that’s because desperate Welborn refugees have turned to my blog for succor in a time of horrific trauma. But it’s also because I’ve gotten a troll lodged in my [Read More...]


Myth, Mystery and the Cosmos Kevin Miller on the Vatican’s New Age document. If you want to get my thorough take on the Church’s relationship to paganism, see Chapter 4 of Making Senses Out of Scripture: Reading the Bible as the First Christians Did. Or, better still, go read Chesterton’s great work The Everlasting Man. [Read more...]


Unborn women do not have equal right to life Another achievement for Abortion-Is-a-Sacrament Feminism. Lots more males than females are born. Gee, I bet societies crammed with males who have *no* hope of ever marrying will produce lots of well-balanced, testosterone-marinated young turks who are eager to find some sort of… outlet. Yep. A real [Read More...]


Hitchens Turns Up Everywhere The last Lefty I can respect on Bush, Clinton, war and half a dozen other things. Fascinating to watch him simply dissolve into a mass of pre-rational prejudices when ever God comes within hailing distance. I hold out hope for the guy’s soul since it’s just a matter of time before [Read More...]


Damning with faint praise Minute Particulars on the Raving Atheist site: “RA occasionally swerves into interesting and even coherent thoughts.” I hear you, Mark. [Read more...]


A quick note to arguers in my comments box Per Thomas Aquinas: No point of revelation can be proven by reason alone. If it could be, revelation would be unnecessary. All arguments against a revealed truth can be rebutted. So far, Jon’s arguments against the resurrection boil down to “Miracles are impossible because they’re really [Read More...]


Did I mention that we saw 64 Bald Eagles the other day? I love living in Washington! Our float down the Skagit was so beautiful and fun! 21.3 miles (thanks GPS!) and every foot of it beautiful. Slept like babies that night. [Read more...]


And Catholics Fund this Whorehouse Why? A reader sez: St. Mary’s College (Notre Dame, IN – Notre Dame’s sister school) funded a trip for four students to attent a pro-abortion leadership conference. (Those students who went to the pro-life rally in DC had to fund it themselves and did not have an excused absence from [Read More...]


A reader writes: My father has a long history of writing letters to our bishop. While not one of the weaselly variety who would be in the running for your “Worst Bishop Still Serving” award, he has often been disappointingly silent on our Christian duty to vote pro-life, even going so far as to say [Read More...]


Doublethink This article, in translation, seems to say, “The US is hell bent for leather to go to war against a country that has not violated UN Resolution 1441 and they’ll be sorry because Iraq will use all those WMD they don’t have.” [Read more...]