Had a lovely fambly day today Went to Pike Place Market and had a splendid time wandering around the shops, sticking coins in Rachel the Bronze Pig, watching the shopkeepers throw fish around, and checking out all the wonderful diversity of the human race. Ate at a nice little family restaurant, popped into Golden Age [Read More...]


They don’t know what’s killing them Exxxxxcellent! [Read more...]


New Muslim ‘zine promotes interreligious dialogue A True Word was established to provide an authentic Islamic viewpoint on contemporary issues, and to actively engage the non-Muslim world in a constructive and honest dialogue of ideas. We write for both Muslims and non-Muslims. This magazine was born of a dissatisfaction with the level of dialogue in [Read More...]


The Latest Piece is Up on Catholic Exchange Now you know what a Verihydripples is. [Read more...]


I’m outta here for the weekend Many thanks for prayers! If you think if it, remember me to Our Lord. [Read more...]


Andy and Jody Fight a Straw Man … as is the custom with atheists. I wrote that the answer to a diseased spirituality is a healthy one, not the watery mix of Mammon and Hallmark cards that characterizes so much of the West. Jody and Andy, on cue, reply with Straw Man Rebuttal #325: “Maybe [Read More...]


Justin Katz on Commonweal on St. Blog’s Still haven’t seen the piece myself. [Read more...]


On not making the Dem’s mistake One of the things that sank the Dems was obsession with the past. They stopped having anything to say, because they were so obsessed with “overturning 2000″ and other historical grievances. It’s the same mentality that makes the Balkans the happy land you see today. Catholics pissed at our [Read More...]


Comparative Cartooning Scholars announced today that the legendary roots of the “Mouse Event” have been definitively proven. In a shocking revelation, a seven hundred year old fresco bearing an uncanny similarity to Mickey Mouse showed definitively that the long-accepted paradigm held by Disney traditionalists was in profound crisis. According to Disney tradition, Mickey Mouse was [Read More...]


Big Brother on the March in England “People should not have to go through life being subjected to abuse because of who they are or what they believe in,” says the irony-impaired Commander Cressida Dick of the (I’m not making this up) Diversity Directorate, adding, “You there! Stop laughing at my name! That’s it! You’re [Read More...]


Yeah, I understand that there are “personalities” involved here Like the case with the dumb priest who had kids wear nylons as an icebreaker and was subsequently threatened with bodily harm by some parents, you’re looking at a relationship with a History here. Sources tell me that Fr. Haley is Not an Easy Person to [Read More...]


And here’s the Bishops’ Statement of Committment About fraternal correction, they are non-committal. I estimate 40 years before the vast majority of the people they hope to influence takes them seriously as moral guides again. I’ll listen to them, because I’m a gung-ho Catholic fanatic who distinguishes between the person and the Tradition he is [Read More...]


From the “Strange Bedfellows” files Andrew Greeley, of all people, springs to the defense of the revised norms. Unlike Lawler, he’s not focusing in this article on what bishops should do about themselves when they are idiots, but what they are going to do about abuse, lay panels and all. And he mostly likes what [Read More...]


Philip Lawler on our Hapless Bench of Bishops I begin to see why the Israelites wandered for 40 years after refusing to take the Promised Land. Sometimes you just have to wait for the old generation of cowards to die out. Well, like Amy said, what’s done is done. Face reality, soldier on. [Read more...]


Fight Terrorism, Have Babies The Pope continues to prove he read this blog. Rod Dreher was saying this just yesterday in my comments down below. Love ya, Holy Father! [Read more...]


Ann Coulter is just so fun Yes, she’s a bomb thrower. So was Tom Paine. I can’t help but enjoy her anyway. Bomb throwers have their place in the political discourse of a nation. I hope the Dems follow her advice to the letter. I applaud the choice of Pelosi. We need more like her [Read More...]


This is, in fact, rather close to what I think is going on Why is it so far-fetched that somebody could have been recruited to do a bin Laden impression? Modern secular Westerners have got to get over the idea that they are smarter than everybody else, as though nobody in the entire Muslim world [Read More...]


I swear, I knew nothing about this speech when I blogged the previous blog Nice to see the Pope is on my wavelength. I’ve long suspected he reads my blog. This just proves it. [Read more...]


Here’s a passage from the “War of the Gods and the Demons” in the Everlasting Man… that has haunted me since the war began. It’s about the defeat of Carthage by Rome, when it was an absolute slam dunk that Rome was on the ropes and was sure to be destroyed by the overwhelming military [Read More...]


This is hopeful Also extraordinary was the Iranian student who contacted me by email, wishing to know all he could about Jesus and Christianity and eager to take whatever I could refer him to and translate it back into Farsi for his fellow students and teachers, who were also sick of Islam and deeply curious [Read More...]


A reader sez… Check out today’s Goldberg File. I think it makes a very good point. The question he asks is essentially this: How does war against Iraq become moral just because Cameroon and Syria are now on our side? How does war become moral because we bought off France and Russia? This is the [Read More...]