Pope and Blair Meet It turns out the Pope still is under this weird otherworldly impression–totally out of touch with history–that a powerful regime founded on blood and iron can be brought down without a shot being fired if we trust in the power of God. I have no idea where he could get such [Read More...]


The Seattle G. K. Chesterton Society Presents: “The Undiscovered Chesterton” A Lecture by Dale Ahlquist, President, The American Chesterton Society Fireside Room Student Union Building Seattle Pacific University Wednesday, February 26, 7:30 PM This event is co-sponsored by the Discovery Institute All attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments (pizza and pop) after the talk and [Read More...]


That’s funny. David Brooks uses the phrase “Buchananite Right” to describe a particular sort of conservative who is hostile to Jews Odd how other people have the same impression I do of that crowd. Must be a Zionist conspiracy. [Read more...]


Several readers are writing to complain that Milwaukee is offering RENEW 2000 Dunno much about it myself. My wife and I did a RENEW thingie at our old parish when I first entered the Church. Seemed innocuous enough to me at the time. Mostly an excuse for small group sharing with some low intensity chit [Read More...]


St. Luke Productions is coming out with a film on St. Therese [Read more...]


Bishop Howard Hubbard of Albany NY enters competition for Worst Still-Serving Bishop Award Read it and weep. [Read more...]


After Abortion links an interesting WaPo piece about the high rate of Russian infertility Abortion: the gift that keeps on taking. [Read more...]


A few years back… A bus system in England was suffering from lack of punctuality. They were constantly late picking up passengers so a directive from on high was issued: Punctuality was Goal #1. The bus drivers complied. They raced from stop to stop and kept on schedule by not stopping to pick up passengers. [Read More...]


Martin Farkus’ blog has settled into it’s address and is open for business too [Read more...]


Another Sign of Spring A young Catholic evangelist has a blog open for business! [Read more...]


Dimwits for Peace (requires registration) Some antiwar types in LA decided to support the French peace position, not by laying out their nude perfect California bodies to spell out words, but by laying out croissants to spell out the words of support. They spelled out “Viva la pain” which means “Long live bread” instead of [Read More...]


New blog! [Read more...]


It turns out the GOP *forced* Kucinich to flip-flop on abortion Riiiiiight. [Read more...]


I see that nothing disinfects like daylight Fr. Gera goes to his sudden and well-deserved retirement (thanks to the ministrations of Roman Catholic Faithful, Drudge and the Smoking Gun) and a reader writes: I was thinking about Fr. Francis T. Gera and his meretricious habits, and something occurred to me. It seems to me that [Read More...]


A friend who is a reservist writes: As one who could get whisked away to locations at home and abroad to take part in Iraq-related military efforts, I thought you might be interested in my take on all of this. I see the Iraq issue as one that contains a primary and a secondary component. [Read More...]


Sorry about the Attack of the High School Sophomore Yesterday being the Sabbath, I wasn’t paying attention to the comments boxes. All the grafitti is now gone. One of the curious things about high school sophomores is how deeply they believe in their right to spray paint other people’s property and that any attempt by [Read More...]


I’m outta here for the weekend. Here’s my latest on Catholic Exchange For more detail, read Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship. [Read more...]


Catholic Exchange Unveils New Spanish-Language Channel! If you habla Espanol, check it out! [Read more...]


As a matter of fact, Caesar *is* quite capable of overreaching If there’s anything the 20th Century should have taught us, it’s that. This is why reform of the Church is so vital. Given half a chance, Caesar will stamp out the one serious challenge to his ancient claim to be God. The Church cannot [Read More...]


Another attack on the Seal of the Confessional Thanks to Peony Moss for the heads up. She blogs on this too. [Read more...]


Chris Johnson at Midwest Conservative Journal writes to say: “Houston, we have antichrist! So much for Roman Catholic eschatology.” [Read more...]