Those rich Nigerians! Just got a fabulous offer. Oddly, it’s the same fabulous offer I’ve gotten several times (one of them was addressed “Dear Julie Andrews” because of this link on my site) Other times they’ve been Islamic converts to Christianity who just liked the cut of my jib. Once, it was a Nigerian general. [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/06/29914.html

I kinda thought this might happen A source sez that “the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith will order the American bishops to halt its policy of removing abusive priests until Rome can rule on the measures. That means the Vatican is going to order an immediate halt to the removal from ministry of [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/06/29915.html

If you have a burning need to know about arcane issues in canon law, here’s the place to go [Read more...]

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2% of the general population is homosexual but 30% of all abusers are homosexual “Although homosexuals constitute only about two percent of the population, they represent one-third of child molesters. “The Gay Report,” the 1979 work of homosexual researchers Jay and Young revealed that 73 percent of homosexuals surveyed admitted to having had sexual relations [Read More...]

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Elephant? What Elephant? A reader sez: Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions strikes again! A defrocked priest serves executive director of FDLC for 10 years, and they claim they “didn’t know.” [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/06/29918.html

Some movement on the Scranton Front [Read more...]

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More on the Higher and Lower Laws A day or two ago, I remarked on C.S. Lewis’ observation that those who do not obey the Higher Law find themselves compelled to obey lower ones. Had a conversation with somebody recently which prompted some more thought in that department, particularly about our episcopate’s relationship with the [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/06/29920.html

Amy has blogged this but it’s worth noting the timing This story in the NY Times about the (surprise!) gay pastor who sucked tons of money out of his parish to lavish on his 18 year old gay lover, oppressed those who tried to stop him, and got boocoo help from his bishop in trying [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/06/29921.html

Anne Wilson, who agrees with me about The Matrix …also agrees with me about The Truman Show, that it is a “fiercely incarnational movie”. For my review of Truman, go here. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/06/29922.html

Networking Blogger Discovers Solution to Scandal! A reader writes: Interesting. Believe it or not: I also consider my parish, which happens to be called Blessed Sacrament Parish as well, to be an wonderful. The web page is terrible but other than that it is an great place to attend mass. We have instituted a perpetual [Read More...]

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Let us now praise great priests and great parishes! Enough kvetching. Here’s Rod Dreher on a really great priest and a really great parish: St. Joan’s is the anti-Blessed Sacrament parish! Here is the link to Blessed Sacrament’s website: This is the Dallas parish I wrote you about before, the one with the terrific pastor, [Read More...]

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New blog! [Read more...]

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He just wants to help people Rev. Schwab is, wouldnchaknowit, a Catholic pastor. The greatest terror, for a certain sort of person, is the terror of being thought “conservative” even when the person who berates you for this is mad as a March Hare. To his credit, the pastor offered to resign. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/06/29926.html

Stockholm Syndrome Here’s a parish in the thrall of the Stockholm Syndrome. See the Happy Pastor being profiled by an adoring parishioner. He’s a courageous rebel (“loves the cutting edge”. Quotable quote: “He talked about loving Rome and his repeated visits to Italy – I asked him, “Could you say, all roads lead to Rome? [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/06/29927.html

Hmmm… could we see a rehash of the investiture controversy? The investiture controversy was part of a long duel between the Church and the State in the Middle Ages concerning who, exactly, got to appoint bishops: the Pope or the Prince? The Situation is rife with opportunities for Caesar to grab more control of the [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/06/29928.html

Some hopeful news from John Mallon [Read more...]

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My head hurts… A reader queries: With Padre Pio now a saint, what are we to call him? Saint Pio, San Pio, San Pio di Pietrelcina, Saint Pius of Pietrelcina? What’s up with the names. We do not refer to John the Baptist as [Hebrew Saint] Jonah the Baptist. We do not call Francis of [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/06/29930.html

And Johansen replies to Rose and Co. [Read more...]

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“An institute run with such knavish imbecility that if it were not the work of God it would not last a fortnight.” – The Church, as described by Hilaire Belloc Thanks to Ad Orientem. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/06/29932.html

The imminent danger of discussing a problem with women is… They will probably start doing something about it where men are content to just bitch. Amy Welborn has some excellent ideas about what can be done to strengthen the Church in this time which are worth more than all my kvetching. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/06/29933.html

Greg Popcak sez I suffer from Catholic Bipolar Disorder and I’m so happy about it, I could just kill myself! [Read more...]

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