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

More on Al Kresta FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEWS FROM THE AVE MARIA FOUNDATION For Additional Information Contact: BILL KOSHELNYK – 734-930-3646 Radio Talk Show Host, Al Kresta In Critical Condition After Surgery “ANN ARBOR, MI, WED., 2/19/03 – Al Kresta, host of the syndicated Catholic radio talk show, “Kresta in the Afternoon,” was listed [Read More...]

My readers are brilliant! Re: the Sisters of Mercy “Give our pro-abort ‘Catholic’ governor a photo op!” lunch date, one of my readers has the following ingenious suggestion: “The best thing would be for a pro-life family or group of families to give the highest bid for this auction item. That would be an ideal [Read More...]

Dom: I have the same misgivings He lets the Churches stay open, so a little genocide is okay? I kinda think the bar has to be a little higher than that from the standpoint of a Catholic analysis of the justice of war against Iraq. [Read more...]

Pigs fly! Donna Brazile and I agree completely: the Dems need to listen to Al Sharpton. Listen *carefully*. Let *him* be your guiding light! You’re getting sleeeeeeepy! Make Al your candidate! Sleeeeeepy! [Read more...]

Ambivalence! Get Your Fresh Hot Ambivalence Right Here! Cameron, Morrison, Katz, and Miller all express baffled reservations about both pro-and anti-war arguments. Miller and Cameron appear to come down about where I do: tentatively Pro. Morrison is still up in the air. Katz definitely plumps for war. Miller’s is especially interesting because it is a [Read More...]

Another Successful Spinectomy Performed! Maida ran away!/He bravely ran away!/When danger reared its ugly head/he bravely turned his tail and fled!/Brave, brave, brave Sir Maida!. Read all about it on HMS Blog. For background on how such things happen, go here. So depressing. [Read more...]

Al Kresta urgently needs our prayers Al Kresta is known to many of you. He works for Ave Maria Radio in Michigan and is a fine convert. He has one of those rapidly growing, flesh-eating bacteria, and the condition is extremely life-threatening. They have already amputated one of his legs and may have to take [Read More...]

Comments boxes are functional again! Have at it, kids! [Read more...]

If Hans Blix worked for Microsoft… [Read more...]

The Usual Suspects Hyperventilate about Bush’s Public Piety Where were these guys when Clinton made use of various Evangelical stooges like Tony Campolo to feign soul-searching? Get used to it guys. Religious and biblical language has always suffused American political discourse. [Read more...]

Things that give me pause If we had been around in 70 AD, I wonder how many Catholic conservatives would have bitched about the cowardice of the hierarchy and their cozying up with dictators when they fled Jerusalem rather than engage in a hopeless war against the Roman powers who destroyed the city? No, I’m [Read More...]

Ask and you shall receive Somebody offers a rebuttal to Novak’s earlier piece. [Read more...]

Meanwhile, here’s something to ponder All of creation exists, according to Catholic teaching, for the sake of the Church, since the Church is one with its Lord and all things exist for his sake (Colossians 1:15-20). What happens if we really order our lives and our politics as though that is a statement about reality [Read More...]

Don’t Stand So Close To Me Just a thought: do proponents of war really *want* the leader of the Christian world saying “Go for it!” to the Bushies? Doncha kinda think that would corroborate everything the Foaming Bronze Age Fanatic Advertising department has been saying about “Crusaders”? I wonder if the Bushies aren’t secretly rather [Read More...]

Another rather sensible argument from Novak Any point-by-point rebuttals out there? I really wanna know. [Read more...]

Meditation on the Passion of Christ [Read more...]

Paradoxes Abound Neumayr describes people who defend Saddam and oppose Bush as victims of Stockholm Syndrome. I use the same term to describe people who think the way to heal the Church is to jettison even more of the Apostolic Tradition. Yet, paradoxically, the Pope (a custodian of the Tradition) opposes Bush and defends Iraq. [Read More...]

Another Lay Catholic Trying to do Moral Navigation in a Time of Puzzling Messages from Rome Yes, I know *that* Rome disapproves of war. Everybody knows that. What I don’t fully grasp is why. The arguments for war seem rather persuasive and simply replying “Yes, but Rome disagrees” is not much help. I’m willing to [Read More...]

Everybody Gets to Meet with the Pope But Me And, of course, as we all know whenever the Pope meets with somebody it means he endorses whatever they think 100%. That’s why I want to meet with him. It will mean I have the divine stamp of approval on everything I think and do. [Read more...]

Hey! All you fans of Celtic Rock n Roll on the Eastern Seaboard Once you get dug out from the snow, you¹re gonna need a Ceili Rain show!! FEBRUARY Thurs 20- Worcester, MA- Holy Cross College- Kimball Theatre (508)793-3487 Fri 21- Ocean City, NJ- Philadelphia Diocesan Youth Rally Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk Moorlyn Terrace [Read More...]