And with that, I’m off again for the third and last of my weekend jaunts to teach This Saturday (9/28) I’m in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, teaching a class on Making Senses Out of Scripture at Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Barling, Arkansas, (just east of Ft. Smith, AR) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 [Read More...]

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Cooling off… a bit I’m finally cooling off after one of the angriest days I’ve had in quite a while. Just when I think our shepherds have exhausted my capacity for outrage, something like today happens. I continue to see absolutely no justification for the Cardinal’s action (unless looking good for the camera counts). “But [Read More...]

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Gerard corrects me Note that, Gerard corrects me and asks me to blog it. Gerard writes to tell me I’ve misread his statement on his blog as a flat denial of any wrongdoing, saying “The indiscretion on the website and in the paper is “correct” but there are circumstances that change it as well – [Read More...]

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Shimei and the dangers of kicking a man when he’s down King David’s son Absalom attempted a coup against him. King David had to leave Jerusalem because Absalom got the upper hand. As he and little band of dispirited supporters were fleeing Jerusalem, 2 Samuel reports the following: When King David came to Bahurim, there [Read More...]

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Pete Vere Summarizes Cardinal Keeler’s act of Human Sacrifice and the Bishops’ Cowardice [Read more...]

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In Praise of Gerard Serafin And in disgusted condemnation of the despicable, cowardly act of Cardinal Keeler. I’ve known Gerard Serafin for a number of years, virtually speaking. We’ve been on lists together and I have always seen him to be a gracious, intensely prayerful and loving man. We’ve had our differences, even on this [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29208.html

Oh, well, this will really change hearts and minds What baffles me is what sort of beauxeau thinks he’s doing the Church or the Holy Father a favor or honoring Jesus Christ in any remote way by such chuckle-headed antics. There’s not a drop of Christian charity in it. It’s utterly and completely self-absorbed Beavis [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29209.html

I’ve always believed the Shroud of Turin was the Real McCoy [Read more...]

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One of my readers is criticizing C.S. Lewis for not having an “orthodox” view of Scripture …by which he means “a view of Scripture that maps exactly with the view espoused by very conservative Protestants like me.” Of course, from a Catholic perspective, the average Protestant view of Scripture is unorthodox too, since it is [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29211.html

Ohioans inexplicably conspire against former priest A vast conspiracy of former altar boys, former students, police officers, priests and psychiatric specialists who have nothing in common are ganging up on the former Fr. Dennis Gray and charging him with abuse–out of a clear blue sky and for no reason whatever! Fr. Denny denies the complaints [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29212.html

Kevin Miller (a frequent and excellent contributor to my comments boxes) has a blog of his very own! [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29213.html

And while we are discussing disgusting toads, here’s Mike Kelly’s take on Al Gore, the man who makes Clinton look like a paragon of integrity The only thing Gore did in the past ten years that had a glimmer of grace to it was (finally) bowing out of his failed bid for the presidency when [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29215.html

And while we are discussing disgusting toads, here’s Mike Kelly’s take on Al Gore, the man who makes Clinton look like a paragon of integrity The only thing Gore did in the past ten years that had a glimmer of grace to it was (finally) bowing out of his failed bid for the presidency when [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29214.html

The small bad news is that Jesse Jackson is still a disgusting toad The huge good news is that a film like this could be made and, though Jackson can’t admit it, heralds a death knell for the sort of exploitation of Black America that creatures like Jackson specialize in. Jackson’s fighting a rear-guard action [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29217.html

The small bad news is that Jesse Jackson is still a disgusting toad The huge good news is that a film like this could be made and, though Jackson can’t admit it, heralds a death knell for the sort of exploitation of Black America that creatures like Jackson specialize in. Jackson’s fighting a rear-guard action [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29216.html

Whaddaya mean Sungenis isn’t anti-semitic? I mean he’s not anti-semitic. He’s anti-Judaism. His disagreements are based on a bad understanding of theology, not on some sort of racial theory of semitic inferiority to the Caucasian or Teutonic race. Anti-semitism is a quack mid-19th century attempt to scientize bigotry against Jews with dopey ideas about racial [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29218.html

Godwin’s Law One rule of Internet discourse is Godwin’s Law which states (as a rule of thumb, not an inflexible edict from Sinai) that when one party is reduced to comparing the other party to Hitler, Nazis or Nazi sympathizers, they have nothing intelligent to say. This is a rule of thumb, not an iron [Read More...]

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Seven people were butchered at a Christian Charity in Pakistan by spokespersons for the Religion of Peace Oh, and Fox aired some unkind (but not altogether untrue–Mohammed *was* a killer. He was a General, after all) opinions about the Religion of Peace. Guess which news item upsets CAIR? Guess which news item is not even [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29220.html

One of my readers… who is still suffering from “failure to grasp the concept” when it comes to my earlier remarks about comporting yourself like a guest in my living room if you are going to use my comments boxes writes with warm Christian charity concerning this blog: great post, shea. boy, you really stuck [Read More...]

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A reader writes: Help me here. What do you do (how do you call yourself) when you can’t support the Pope’s own support of Arafat? It’s the same with about the pending war with Iraq; referring to the recent statement put out by the president of the American bishops. The questions are right. The catechism [Read More...]

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Scam artists for the brow-furrowed wine-and-cheese-eating chattering classes are suing each other Brainless intelligentsia think this stuff matters. But as C.S. Lewis noted long ago in the Pilgrim’s Regress, the Clevers are all wage slaves to Mr. Mammon. The only truly avante garde people in our culture are orthodox Christians who live what they believe. [Read More...]

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