If you haven’t done so lately, go read Dale Price The guy is a precious natural resource. [Read more...]


A Lawyer from Texas writes: Regarding George W. Bush’s intelligence, here’s an e-mail I sent a friend in June: Last night Bob Jordan showed up at the post-Bar None gathering. Bob was in Bar None (the Dallas Bar’s annual “follies” type show I have been in for years) a few years back and is someone [Read More...]


A reader writes: The best news I heard all night watching Fox News was that in Missouri, the exit polls showed that abortion was the 2nd most important issue that caused people to vote (behind the economy), and of those who said abortion was the most important issue 80%(!!) voted for Jim Talent and life! [Read More...]


Y’know, I’d like to empathize but the article seems to me to suffer from the whining self-pity that characterizes so much of the Muslim response to a post-9/11 world. What I’m not seeing here is any acknowledgement whatsoever that radical Islamic violence is applauded by huge numbers in the Islamic world. Everything is the fault [Read More...]


The Chesterbelloc of Catholic Blogdom? I tend to think of myself as the north end of a southbound Pushmeepullyu. Anyway, belated thanks to Rod for the link and belated welcome to all youse NRO folk. Amy: tell Dr. Doolittle it’s time for our feeding. [Read more...]


Somebody needs to write the good father and explain to him that there’s bit more to this story than merely “thinking Jews should be evangelized” The rest of EWTN seems to have gotten the picture, since Sungenis’ materials are nowhere to be seen there now. I presume padre is just out of the loop. I [Read More...]


A reader writes: I guess you could call me a native Bostonian, but there are certain things about living here that cause me to hang my head in shame, (e.g., my senior senator is Ted Kennedy and my congressman is Barney Frank). One of those things is also the Boston Globe, which, while bending over [Read More...]


Daniel Goldhagen is to history… what Bob Sungenis is to theology and astrophysics. Fundamentalism is not a religion, it’s a personality trait marked by the need to flatten out and grossly simplify whatever is under discussion in the impatient rush to define who wears the black hats and who wears the white hats. Goldhagen is [Read More...]


Hey! A Sensible Muslim! These guys should be encouraged. [Read more...]


By the way… Toldja Bush ain’t dumb. [Read more...]


Forces of Truth, Justice and American Way Prevail EEEEEEvil vanquished. George W. Bush heralds Great Rosy Dawn. Human race achieves perfection. Well, the Republicans won big anyway. Now let’s see if they’ll do anything. They can start by abolishing partial birth abortion and putting sane people in the courts who are not David Souter Mini-Me’s. [Read More...]


Microsoft is evil I upgraded to XP and suddenly found that my handy little Front Page Express web authoring tool had vanished. Anybody know where I can find a free or cheap wysiwyg web authoring tool? (My struggles with my computer explain my silence.) [Read more...]


Fr. Thomas Doyle Weighs in on the Latest Revisions to the Dallas Charter THE LATEST REVISIONS TO THE “CHARTER AND NORMS” Thomas Doyle, O.P., J.C.D. November 5, 2002 1. The results of the special mixed committee of U.S. and Vatican bishops have been released to the public. These revised norms will now be placed before [Read More...]


Law is, I think, finally reaching serious contrition which, of course, poses some problems for American Catholics. Most will, I think, be willing to forgive Law. And most will, I think, mean by this that Law should not face legal consequences. They will, I think, be right to forgive, but mistaken to think that Law [Read More...]


Sandra asks: Lots of political figures has turned from a pro-life to a pro-abort postion. Can anyone name a contrary example, of a politician going from pro-abort to pro-life? I know of none. Abortionists may have a change of heart, but never politicians. Ronald Reagan. He signed abortion rights into law while governor of CA. [Read More...]


Amen and amen [Read more...]


I’m reading Peter Kreeft’s Ecumenical Jihad Very fascinating read. And much more challenging after 9/11. One of my readers was very panicky about this book since he thought it provided damning evidence of Kreeft’s involvement in the New Age. Kreeft, you see, claims in chapter six to have had an out of body experience (OBE) [Read More...]


Catholicism Down Under is On the Air! [Read more...]


Why Very Earnest Christians Don’t Get Invited To Parties Very Earnest Scientists sometimes have these outbursts of unconscious hilarity too. I remember watching some TV show on human evolution with a Very Earnest Richard Leakey standing in front of gorgeous 20,000 year old cave painting in France, asking, “Why did they do this. What would [Read More...]


Not All Islam is Radical Islam [Read more...]


Amy asks a question Asking “Why?” of grave evil is always going to get you an unsatisfactory answer because evil is fundamentally absurd. That’s why Paul calls it a mystery. I think Law et al have been trying to give “reasons” for their actions over the months (“Because the lawyers told me to do it. [Read More...]