I can’t resist these A man walked into a doctor’s office with a cucumber up his nose, a carrot in his right ear, and a banana in his left ear. “What’s wrong with me, Doc?” he asked. The doctor took one glance and pronounced, “You’re not eating properly.” b’dum BUM! So this horse walks into [Read More...]


Kairos on, uh, Mawwiage [Read more...]


Helping Others has come on line! Check out Helping Others at their new site! [Read more...]


A reader sez: Just now reading your blogs about VOtF, I wonder why in all the VOtF deception and lying (I got some of it first hand weeks ago in an email exhange with Paul Baier of VOtF), that no one is sitting that organization down in the liar’s seat. (Liar’s seat? Yes, in fact [Read More...]


Lovely piece on John Paul recognizing the obvious He really is John Paul the Great. [Read more...]


That’s my son Luke! He’s the tall blond guy with the “World Youth Day” T-Shirt on. I am delighted that news of the death of World Youth Day appears to have been exaggerated. Luke returns home tonight! [Read more...]


Quintessential Baby Boomer Narcissism No wonder the kids look right over the Boomer’s heads with longing to the generations before them. By the way, bulletin to the Boomers: it was not you guys who passed the Civil Rights Act. It was the WWII generation. Useful rule of thumb: Constructive Civil Rights work: think Martin Luther [Read More...]


More Truth Cancer Watched “Cromwell” last night. A very interesting portrayal of the process of Truth Cancer. Cromwell begins by opposing the tyrannical power of King Charles (who dissolved Parliament and ruled by “divine right”–until he needed money). When he recalls Parliament, Cromwell gives many sincere speeches about the rights of “the people” and winds [Read More...]


Dale the Lawyer provides interesting commentary on the Future Legal Difficulties of Cardinal Mahony [Read more...]


Relapsed Catholic on Intolerance, Hate Speech and Bigotry in Fort Homosexual [Read more...]


More ICEL Translation Entries from readers! Smile and the world smiles with you: Become celebration in a world that celebrates your becoming. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence: Creator of all that is good, help us learn to respect boundaries and gift you with gratefulness for our fair share. [Read More...]


Voice of the Fuddled Sinks Deeper Into Stockholm Syndrome Dom Bettinelli reports: Deborah Hafner was one of the honored guests at the recent “Voice of the Faithful” confab at the Hynes. You know about SIECUS. That’s the group that, back in Y2K, instigated “A Religious Declaration on Sexual Morality, Justice and Healing.” The “declaration” called [Read More...]


This weekend’s piece is up on Catholic Exchange Me, I’m going to see steamer trains with my guys! Till next we meet, toodleoo! Oh, and remember, wouldn’t this be an excellent weekend to learn more about the Eucharist, discover Sacred Tradition, explore the Bible, come to love and appreciate the Blessed Virgin, or educate yourself [Read More...]


Bravo Bishop Robert Vasa, Diocese of Baker, Oregon! “Perhaps our laxity in not more strongly proclaiming and enforcing the teachings of the church about the necessity of chastity before marriage, the sinfulness of contraception within marriage, the evil of adultery, the evil of homosexual acts, the horror of abortion and the necessity of Sunday Mass [Read More...]


Now for Something Completely Different: Black Sabbath tunes in Latin [Read more...]


Nope, Calvinism is not somehow uniquely subject to corruption And I certainly didn’t mean to suggest it is. Indeed, each religious tradition has its peculiar forms of sanctity and corruption. A Calvinist saint (and there are some such as Francis Schaeffer) doesn’t look like a Catholic, Orthodox, or Baptist saint. Indeed, none of them look [Read More...]


I’m having way too much fun on HMS Blog Inspired by a reader on this blog, I’ve proposed a new contest over there. Sadly, HMS Blog has no comments box. But by all means, please offer your translations in the comment box here! [Read more...]


More of that fine-tuned sense of Arab morality Once a man commits the venial sin of mass murder, it’s only a matter of time before he does something serious like embezzle. [Read more...]


Exhibit #4098343598 in the “Why Amy Welborn is a National Treasure” Display Authentic reconciliation is only achieved by fidelity to honesty, not by hitting the snooze button. [Read more...]


An offended Calvinist writes about my cracking wise concerning the “fumes of Calvinism”: Huh? Would you elaborate? Taken at face value it is an utterly fatuous statment. Concepts highly prized by Puritans still exist in debased form in American mass culture. We’re still a city on a hill, though we now use the hill to [Read More...]


The answer is “No.” Zero Tolerance policies are stupid and simply another way of avoiding the task of being a bishop. Rome, I predict, will reject the Policy for this reason. At this point, American bishops will have a choice: 1) deal with the fact that their task is to govern their Churches and begin [Read More...]