Today’s update on Al Kresta Just got this: Al suffered from Necrotizing Fasciitis. This is a strep Group A Bacteria. It is very aggressive. It attacks the soft tissue. It can infect as much as an inch an hour. Amputation is the common reaction to this bacteria. We do not know specifically the source of [Read More...]

Peace in Middle Earth in Our Time [Read more...]

To All you Writers of Fiction… Give it up. Nothing is weirder than the news. [Read more...]

By the way, Prolife Guy is a mensch. Pay his blog a visit [Read more...]

Robert Gotcher attempts to think with the Tradition about the War [Read more...]

The University of Oklahoma’s Society of the Gospel is on the air! Another hopeful sign of Spring from the youth of the Church. By the way, to all moaners and groaners and proclaimers that the Springtime of Evangelization is a failure: Are you aware that there are 200,000 converts to the Church every year in [Read More...]

Okay, it’s true. My mind makes odd connections I passed on an oral tradition to my kids today. Great big gobs of greasy grimy gopher guts, Mangled up in monkey meat, Little piggies dirty feet! French-fried eyeballs rollin’ in a bowl of soup! And me without a spoon! (I’ve got a strawwwwwww!) One of the [Read More...]

I’m with Dom. So far, I’m not seeing a terribly solid case against this guy [Read more...]

Wind Storm One of the great things about living in Seattle is that we get these delicious wind storms. I live in a place that is basically built on a long sloping hillside (hills begin about fifty feet from the shore of Puget Sound and continue getting higher until you’ve reached Stevens Pass in the [Read More...]

Kucinich: Another Whore for the Sacrament of Abortion For Catholics, the Eucharist, the celebration of the living Christ, is the sacrament of unity, the ultimate binding power that holds the mystical body of Christ together. For the mystical body of Satan, the sacrament of abortion, the celebration of the death of innocents, is the parody, [Read More...]

A chance to hold another episcopacy’s feet to the fire (Warning: this link has a rather graphic photo attached of a gay priest advertising his endowments.) Steve Brady of Roman Catholic Faithful continue to make life very uncomfortable for episcopal eunuchs. In case, you are wondering, here’s the contact info for the guy who, though [Read More...]

Padre Capodanno: A Catholic Hero Something to lift your spirits for the AM. A verray parfit gentil knight. [Read more...]

Another Chance to Unleash the Power of the Blog Over at the Corner, Rod Dreher talks about a Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Dinner that will honor Eliot Spitzer, the second most powerful proabort in New York State. The dias will be shared by Cdl. Egan. Why not write his eminence and suggest this is [Read More...]

I’m getting tired So many of the people critical of the Pope seem to think that if they can just argue me into the ground about how wrong the Pope is to leave bad bishops in office it will somehow change things. Even when I agree with them, they go on. A classic example of [Read More...]

Mobile arguments for war When somebody says Saddam poses less of a threat to us than North Korea, it’s quite common to say, “What about his brutality to his own people!” Aside from the fact that that North Korea is also brutal to their own people, there the uncomfortable reality that Saddam appears to be [Read More...]

More unhelpful rhetoric Mark Steyn on the idiotic dribble of the Left against the war. I suppose what I’m looking for are the best arguments both for and against the war from a Catholic perspective. So much of the rhetoric of both sides is infected with purely secular inanities, both conservative and liberal. [Read more...]

Unhelpful rhetoric War is one of those things that tends to make people raise their voices. And, as has been famously said, the first casualty is truth. I wrote below that the thing I find most difficult to understand are those who simply cannot see any merit to the position they do not hold, whether [Read More...]

North Korea is wondering what it has to do to attract American military attention [Read more...]

Another Conflicted Reader writes: I share very much your opinion on the current “war” situation (as I do on many other topics): I see no alternative to dislodging Saddam by force, but I hate the idea of waging a war and I am challenged by the official statements coming from Rome. But the more I [Read More...]

Lest we forget This is the man who is one of the major forces in the Democratic party. Mr. Truman, you must be rolling in your grave. [Read more...]

Amy Welborn is blegging for good Lenten reading for a webpage she’s preparing Help her out if you can! [Read more...]