More Sungenis Weirdness Bill Cork runs a letter from Bob Sungenis in which Bob helpfully explains that it is Cork’s Jewish “roots” that makes him a Zionist and therefore naturally pits him against Bob’s perfectly legitimate claims that Judaism approves of infant rape. I’m gonna have to retract my initial opinion that Bob is not [Read More...]

A reader of my Village Atheist’s blog writes me: I ran across your web site through the Naked Writing web site. Since I couldn’t find your email address, I sent a comment (below) to him. He sent me your address, so I’m sending you the comment directly. I have to admit, I’m amazed at the [Read More...]

Those Darn Episcopalians Showing once again the august solemnity that has made the Episcopal Church the driving force in world history that it has become. [Read more...]

Sungenis continues the downward spiral Today CAI posts an apparently ameliorative defense of the Catholic faith (ameliorative to the Catholics who have been decrying Sungenis bizarre turn toward Pope-bashing and Jew-bashing) by one Albert Cipriani. The purpose of the piece appears to be “See! We’re Catholic! You should support us!” The weirdness of it is: [Read More...]

Jonah Goldberg, as usual, makes a lot of sense An orthodox rabbi I know who thinks highly of Evangelicals says rather sensibly that he doesn’t particularly care if Evangelicals don’t think he’s going to heaven since it’s not up to them to decide the matter. He’s more concerned about whether they think he should be [Read More...]

The further adventures of the Treason Party On one front, we have our own local wahoo here in Seattle, Congressoid Jim McDermott, fresh from removing his lips from Saddam’s posterior, now declaring that W wants to make himself emperor. Internationally, we have the Grand Exemplar and High Priest of the Treason Party holding court with [Read More...]

Condolences to Kairos and his family May God receive this little soul into his eternal joy and delight. And may he comfort you until the day you meet again in the Kingdom of Heaven. [Read more...]

Clues for the Clueless Memo to Bp. McCormack: You could start by taking some responsibility, dammit, and ceasing to call your sins “mistakes”. Then you could explain why a priest is bringing a defamation suit against you, why you chose to replace him with yet another priest who has contempt for his vows, and why [Read More...]

A reader reflects on the “Reflections” document Here’s what I think the theological error in Reflections is. It isn’t the word “targetted”, or the term “irrevocable”. Most of us agree that the Jewish covenant is irrevocable, and that “targetting” proselytization to a specific group is a bad idea. It’s the word “salvific”. This word is [Read More...]

Todd Reitmeyer is musing about things [Read more...]

While my Village Atheist Preens over the Alleged Dehumanization of Being Called a Sinner… (…. a condition he shares with the rest of the human race), Prolife Guy sends me a link to the real language of dehumanization, which is being employed with full force against the truly dehumanized members of our race: the unborn. [Read More...]

Stop the Presses! Theologian Advocates the Same Old Exhausted and Boring Dissent from Ordinatio Sacerdotalis and Media Still Finds it Newsworthy! Yes. What we need is more rejection of the Tradition, just like Paul Shanley told us to do. That’ll fix it. Stockholm Syndrome: a perennial favorite for clueless media types. [Read more...]

A reader writes… I just attended a program called “Act One:Writing for Hollywood” this past June and am moving to LA in a few weeks to try and be a screenwriter working inside the Hollywood film industry. You may or may not have seen the movie “Changing Lanes” which came out this past spring starring [Read More...]

Mallon’s Media Watch… …is back online after “a very mysterious and scary crash”. Blogger: better living through technology. [Read more...]

Yeah, I remember this A reader says: I don’t know if this story ever hit your radar screen, but about a year and a half ago a story came up about a girl who could not receive communion under the species of bread, because of a condition – celiac disease -in which the gluten in [Read More...]

Blogger: Yesterday’s Technology Tomorrow! Blogger is glitchy. My blog has not been erased. Keep trying. [Read more...]

This is why Keeleresque dereliction of responsibility angers me so Bishops go from neglecting their responsibility to the victims to neglecting their responsibility to their priests. Result: Priests are bloody well aware they will be thrown to the wolves as Keeler and Cardinal “Priest are Independent Contractors” Egan have both attempted to do. Meanwhile, outraged [Read More...]

Dueling Reviews! Rod Dreher’s take on Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie is here. My take is here. Golden Rule for Comedy: Be as morally uplifting as you like, just so you are funny. Jonah is very funny. Go see it. Take your kids. You’ll all laugh. [Read more...]

One of my readers hyperventilates… about my “homophobia” (ah that useful word!): Mark can’t see the difference between (1) the claim that the words of religious homophobes can lead to violence against gays, and (2) the claim that Mel White’s statements might lead to “homosexual rape of children.” The first is arguable (either way), but [Read More...]

Sungenis Circles the Wagons CAI is no longer about the defense of the Catholic faith and is instead about the defense of CAI and its loony ideas. Most recent developments: another “staff member” has ditched them in protest, and Petersnet has dropped their greenlight rating and changed the site description to this: CAI is self-described [Read More...]

Hooray for Fr. Lamb! Nice little piece on the responsibility the Groovy Bell-Bottom Trousered Theologians Guild bears for the Church’s present difficulties. [Read more...]