A reader has some rather pointed questions for the inept Cardinal Archbishop of Boston I summarize them as follows: 1. Father Stockholm Syndrome has had this style of ministry consistently for a quarter century; why is it suddenly a big issue? 2. After banning lay groups from using property they paid for, is it really [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/12/28695.html

Spiritual AIDS and How it Works A bishop like Cardinal L (L for, uh, Leukocyte. Yeah, that’s it! That’s the ticket! Leukocyte) is supposed to, among other things see to it that pathogens in the Body of Christ can’t multiply and cause infections, disease and death. However, due to a severe infection of AIDS brought [Read More...]

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Do a good thing and make a year end donation to Mercy Corps 93 cents out of every dollar goes to actual poor people, not bureaucrats. One of the most efficiently run relief agencies there is. I recommend them highly! [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/12/28697.html

More reader PP slogans (I’ve created a monster!) There’s no tomb like a womb! Working to eradicate four-letter words: mama, papa, life, womb, kids No Children On Board–Ever! [Read more...]

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A reader complains below about my characterization of Ratzinger’s remarks as a whine As I mentioned on Amy’s blog, I think the Cardinal’s comments boil down to a truth told in the service of untruth. There is not, as far as it goes, a word he said that is false. As I noted below, it [Read More...]

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Over at HMS blog we had a little Planned Parenthood ad contest I contributed a few slogans. Now they’re starting to pour in: Bringing eugenics into the 21st century Depopulating the world one person at a time. Life without consequences Keeping minorities minorities Reach out and abort someone Betcha can’t kill just one Giving breath [Read More...]

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Having blogged what I did below about Cdl Ratzinger’s remarks… I want to hasten to add that the other side of the coin is, “Just because the press hates the Church is no sign that the problem is overblown.” Case in point: the illustrious career of the impenitent Rev. Robert V. Meffan , who seduced [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/12/28701.html

Is Islam about to implode? David Frum thinks it might, and I think he’s got a point. [Read more...]

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Hey AOLers, I think the comments are fixed now. [Read more...]

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Bp. Loverde on the Haley Fracas I can buy this, though it still doesn’t explain why the Archdiocese gave the betrayed husband the shaft when he needed their help. [Read more...]

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It never happened and besides they deserved it! The Jews were behind it and bin Laden was a genius for pulling it off! Incoherent ravings from our friends in the House of Saud. Once Iraq and Iran are settled, I sincerely hope we will see a regime change with the main engine of Wahoobi Islam: [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/12/28705.html

A word to a Snowbound Nation: Nyah nyah nyah! I live in temperate and beautiful Washington. Many scholars now believe that Seattle was the location of biblical Eden. That’s all your misfortune and none of my own. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/12/28706.html

Taking the Pulse of the Lidless Eye (How’s that for a disgusting image?) A reader writes: Seattle Catholic readers are asked if it is morally justifiable for a civilian to shoot an abortionist. Thirteen percent say yes, 10 percent that it depends on the circumstances. But 77 percent say no. Progress? I s’pose. The question, [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/12/28707.html

A reader writes from Arlington I’ve decided not to opine on this situation anymore– share your concern. As whenever kids fight, it takes two and there’s mud on everyone and sin everywhere. However, I will pass along a few facts — they tend to get muddied in the media: Fr. Haley addressed three particular situations [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/12/28708.html

A reader writes something which seems rather appropriate for Advent It takes the threat of immediate annihilation to get anybody’s attention, and even then there’s an habituation effect. Armageddon again? What’s on TV? It’s even more marked (excuse the expression) when you have a slow-developing, silent Armageddon, like genetic modification of the human germ line. [Read More...]

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Religious Grima Wormtongue Sells Soul God have mercy on him. [Read more...]

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England is Dead It’s all just the UK now. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/12/28711.html

The Great Catholic Both/And Cdl. Ratzinger gives an interview which includes this bit: Q: This past year has been difficult for Catholics, given the space dedicated by the media to scandals attributed to priests. There is talk of a campaign against the Church. What do you think? Cardinal Ratzinger: In the Church, priests also are [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/12/28712.html

No. You haven’t been banned from my comments boxes …unless you are one of a tiny minority of shrieking and shrill rudebys who were given fair warning and then booted for persisting in being shrieking and shrill rudesbys. If you are not among these, and are still getting the message you’ve been banned, it’s because [Read More...]

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I sincerely hope that members of the Boston Hierarchy go to Jail for this I wonder if Caesar can find a way to make it happen. I simply can’t believe that none of this is “technically illegal.” [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/12/28714.html

St. Blog’s Continues its Nefarious Plot to Dissolve National Review Online It began with Amy’s and my cunning trick of luring Rod Dreher into writing large portions of our blogs without his realizing it. Now it continues with HMS Blog’s recruitment of Kathryn Jean Lopez (K Lo to her fans) as a sometime contributor, sparkling [Read More...]

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