A reader writes: Thank you for taking the time to read this. I just read your article “It didn’t go out with Vatican II”. It was very timely for me because of something I have been struggling with in my faith. I hope you can address it in your blog. I have just finished reading [Read More...]


The Death Penalty, Scalia, and the Holy Father A reader asks: A quick question for you…well, I hope it’s quick. I’m sure by now you’ve read Scalia’s article in First Things called “God’s Justice and Ours“. My question, specifically, is on these sentences: > It will come as no surprise from what I have said [Read More...]


Caesar to Pope: You shall have no other gods before me Read this story, particularly paragraphs 4 and 14. Nice choice the bishops of Boston have faced us with by their incompetence and sin: Behind Door #1: Semi-serious attempts at protecting children and bringing clerical miscreants to justice. Behind Door #2: Caesar taking over management [Read More...]


New Blog! [Read more...]


O Frabjous Day! This year’s Bulwer-Lytton Bad Writing Contest results are in! [Read more...]


Nihil Obstat’s Ship Has Come In! A reader exults: I’ve found an ideal time-sink that Nihil Obstat would probably take to quite readily, if we want to distract her from her mission of scrutinizing the writers of St. Blog’s. The web site zeal.com has volunteers maintaining its web directory, which feeds into search engines at [Read More...]


Blessed are the Cheesemakers! [Read more...]


A Second Reading from the Prophet Chesterton: on the Religion of Peace [Read more...]


A Reading from the Prophet Chesterton on Enron and Worldcom “Too much capitalism does not mean too many capitalists, but too few capitalists.” – The Uses of Diversity, 1921 “From the standpoint of any sane person, the present problem of capitalist concentration is not only a question of law, but of criminal law, not to [Read More...]


It Didn’t Go Out with Vatican II …from the latest issue of This Rock. [Read more...]


Stockholm Syndrome in the News [Read more...]


When Bishops did this sort of thing, it was obstruction of Justice. When Planned Parenthood does it, it’s “heroic”. Police in Buena Vista County, Iowa, believe the local Planned Parenthood clinic may have information that could help investigators identify the mother of a newborn baby who was abandoned at the county recycling center in May. [Read More...]


Church Blamed for AIDS in Africa “The problem is not an out-of-control sexual appetite that doesn’t care who dies so long as it can be satiated. The problem is the Church attempting to restrain that appetite and not allowing us the right to conscience-assuagement in the form of a condom. Next thing you know, they [Read More...]


#@#@@%@#$^&^*(% I have been trying to publish since Friday and everytime I try the Blogger server is down. Posting may be sporadic till Blogger figures out what’s wrong and fixes it. [Read more...]


Spong’s Law of Theophysical Asininity [Read more...]


Strange (but welcome) Bedfellows [Read more...]


The latest article is up on Catholic Exchange [Read more...]


Derbyshire and Goldberg are having an interesting argument I think Goldberg carries the day. [Read more...]


The Ever-Interesting Minute Particulars discusses Atheism … and why Mere Theism, though a huge step up from atheism, is not enough to satisfy the human soul. We need a God who is personal, not one that merely exists. That is why the Word became flesh: to satisfy our intense hunger as persons for him who [Read More...]


The Love that Dare Not Speak its Name is (so Often it Seems) the Abusive Bully that Won’t Shut Up [Read more...]


The Church of Mary in Evangelicalism Here’s a fascinating bunch of links from Family Life, an Evangelical pro-family ministry that has (as Evangelicals do with startling frequency) begun to re-discover Catholic teaching simply by trying to be disciples. In this case, its the biblical (not just “Catholic”) teaching on the unitive and procreative meaning of [Read More...]