“Some prominent Massachusetts Catholics have begun to wonder aloud when the 70-year-old cardinal, who became Boston’s archbishop in 1984, will resign.” “Begun”? [Read more...]


I particularly enjoyed what it did to my book titles [Read more...]


Some of you may remember the California Jesuits When they weren’t celebrating Gay Pride in the seminary, some of them were raping mentally retarded people or kicking Fr. Fessio out of the University of San Francisco and sentencing him to Siberia in power plays worthy of Joseph Stalin. Now they are offering helpful abortion referrals. [Read More...]


Lehigh Braces for the Attack of the Taliban Baptists A reader writes: I am a senior at Lehigh University in Bethlehem Pennsylvania. This Friday the Westboro Baptist Church (of www.godhatesfags.com fame) is going to protest at Lehigh, and the nazis might even join them. Following are the e-mails sent out to all Lehigh students: ********************************** [Read More...]


Is there a lawyer in the house? Rod Dreher writes: I just taped a radio interview with morning drive in Dublin, Ireland, re: the Boston bankruptcy possibility. In doing research on it tonight, I was startled to discover that if the Archdiocese goes into receivership, the bankruptcy judge would be making the financial decisions for [Read More...]


Andrew Sullivan can be so sensible sometimes Radical Islam and the Left have a secret thread in common: at bottom, both worship power. Leftism’s fealty to Radical Islam starts to make sense when you recognize that the Left has always adored those who seek power ruthlessly. When you don’t believe in God, all there is [Read More...]


More on chimeras A reader sez: What concerns me is that work with chimeras involving human cells constitutes potential exploitation of or manipulation of the human germ line. ( Animal breeders have been working with chimeras for years, for example in sheep-goat hybrids). Some years ago, during a question and answer session with Francis Collins, [Read More...]


I wonder if he’ll go David Morrison sends the following to Eric, who has so much certainty about the sinister nature of Courage: Eric, before you come to next to Washington DC, drop me a line and let me know you are coming and try to be here over a Monday night. I would like [Read More...]


A reader sez: This weekend I saw the French Film “Brotherhood of the Wolf” which takes place 30 years before the French Revolution. I do not know if you ever reviewed this as you comment on other movies but it contains what I think you refer to as a “Lidless Eye” plot which is foiled [Read More...]


What is it about the FBI? I didn’t really think al-Quaeda was targeting Disney cruise ships till the Feds rushed to assure me that al-Quaeda isn’t targeting Disney cruise ships. Then, I get to thinking about all the other times they have stupidly assured me that people who shoot up El Al counters and paper [Read More...]


Crazy Bernie Says “Everything Must Go!” [Read more...]


After the Festival of Homophobic Stigmatization in my comments boxes below… it’s good to see the sane and sensible David Morrison is back on the air again. One remark from him is worth 10,000 pieces of helpful advice from certain readers whose only word of charity to faithful Christians struggling to live chastely with SSA [Read More...]


Some people have lived 30 years since 1972… George McGovern, like so many liberals, has lived 1972 thirty times. [Read more...]


Leftist Brownshirts on the March at Yale [Read more...]


Comment box Frequenter Sandra Miesel in the December issue of Crisis “Swinging at Windmills: A Close Look at Catholic Conspiracy Theories” Have Freemasons infiltrated the Vatican? Is there a secret Jewish plot to destroy the Church? Are communists preparing for a worldwide resurgence? Sandra Miesel investigates the dubious claims of popular Catholic conspiracy theories. This [Read More...]


By the way, it looks like the OBL tape is a fake I think I’ll go back to presuming him dead. [Read more...]


Mark Cameron quotes Chesterton on Islam I would simply note that Chesterton elsewhere writes rather voluminously on the ability of the Catholic faith to affirm and “digest” what is good in non-Christian traditions. One tendency (particularly during wartime) is to paint the Enemy as wholly black and to see any attempts at affirming what is [Read More...]


Point/Counterpoint A reader sends along these two links. One from a member of the Lidless Eye Faction, indulging in loony prophetic interpretation not wildly dissimilar from something Dispensationalists would appreciate. The other is from Stephen Hand, with whom I’ve had my disagreements in the past, but who makes the rather sensible point (also made by [Read More...]


For those who have already bought my books and tapes… And still have to buy for people who already own all my books and tapes, there’s the Dave Barry Gift Guide. [Read more...]


Grumpy writer complains that C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity is flawed and imperfect Yes. And Moses had a crappy grasp of Trinitarian theology too. So? I think Sheldon Vanauken had it right. Lewis was a sort of second Moses, leading a huge number of people to the Promised Land of the Catholic communion while never quite [Read More...]


Well, let’s hope so! [Read more...]