Amazing. Simply Amazing A reader sez: The Oregonian reports today that Father Schwab’s resignation was accepted by AB Vlazny. Father Schwab is quoted as saying that he “messed up” but is looking forward to going to a new parish. Another parishioner is quoted as saying that he wants Father Schwab to stay because FS was [Read More...]

New Blog! [Read more...]

People Actually Go to These Things! One of our liturgical musicians at Blessed S. (a very fine one) went to one of these things–once. She was astounded to hear brow-furrowed Deep Thinkers asking, “What…. [thoughtful pause to indicate 'I'm a Deep Thinker'] is the theme of Advent? What are we trying to say?” “Theme of [Read More...]

The NY Times tries to reassure braying and nervous latte drinkers on the Upper West Side “This is not a victory for the religious right.” Right. Sounds like Gorbachev assuring everybody that Communism was as strong as ever in 1989. Memo to the Upper West Side: This was a victory for the Religious Right. It [Read More...]

American Judicial System Diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorder After a week in which the American Judicial System simultaneously struck down the Pledge of Allegiance for containing the word “God” and then upheld school vouchers allowing parents to use public monies for religious education, authorities from the Institute for Mental Health diagnosed the American Judicial System [Read More...]

Boy, this could sure get hairy [Read more...]

“Pllllllpppppppthththth!” I explained Pete Vere continues to use a lot of words to be wrong about the merits of the Water Buffalo song vs. The Song of the Cebu. As to jurisdiction, we don’t go in for four-syllable words here, which is why I am right (and let’s not have a lot of logic-chopping about [Read More...]

Veggie arguments rage throughout the blogosphere! Tim Drake provides the Full Meal Deal roundup. [Read more...]

David Alexander recognizes the Things That Really Matter [Read more...]

Rod Dreher on the simplicity of Thinking All The Media Are Out to Get the Church Isn’t blogging great? People can have arguments about stuff they never get to argue about anywhere else! Rod Dreher writes: I can think of several cases right now, sitting here at my computer, of newspapers and other media outlets [Read More...]

New Catholic CD! [Read more...]

Oh, for dumb! Apologies to Tom Hoopes. I completely misread the line I quoted from his piece. Therefore I deleted my blog on his article that was below. Here is a letter from Tom: Yipes! “I swear … if I didn’t know that this crisis wasn’t the product of media manipulation, I’d be tempted to [Read More...]

More abuse that has nothing whatever to do with homosexuality This time from lesbian nuns. But the homosexual subculture is the paragon of health. No. Really. [Read more...]

On the other hand… I gotta hand it to the National Catholic Register for this, yet another bit of evidence that all is not well with the book Goodbye, Good Men. Yes, I know it would be wonderful thing to just accept without question all the damning charges in the book and fling it over [Read More...]

Thanks 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals! This is just the sort of stupid exasperating judgment that could get people galvanized enough to support Bush judicial nominees and unclog the blockages that guys like Daschle have tried to create while we were all paying attention to other stuff. I sincerely hope our Robed Masters find [Read More...]

And Tim Drake is all wet [Read more...]

Pete Vere is a heretic [Read more...]

From Tedious Bowdlerizers to Cash Cows to Impotent Shadows Fr. Rob Johansen on the happy news of the downfall of ICEL (with excursuses on the translation of Latin and other nifty side notes). [Read more...]

Anti-Semitic Drivel Alert Somebody comments below : The killing of Christ by the Jews continues – every day in every way. Nothing has changed in 2000 years. Don’t you get it? No, I don’t get it. My friend, Rabbi Daniel Lapin put me on his radio show several times so I can hold forth on [Read More...]

A reader thinks there is a “biblical admonition”… “separate from this sin-rent world. (By removing their children from the public schools, getting rid of their TVs, breaking off all ecumenical garbage with abortion and sodomy loving “churches”, etc.)”. He also concludes that “Reagan was wrong — America is the focus of evil in the modern [Read More...]

Josh Claybourn has some End Times musings … and asks for my commentary. None to give really. You can put my eschatological theorizing in a thimble if you are asking “What happens next?” I’m no seer and so have nothing to offer on the headlines, the future of Israel, red heifers, Temple rebuilding, One World [Read More...]