Capitalism has Something For all your Apocalyptic Needs [Read more...]

Cliff Garner pulls a David Brock Blames everybody else, says he can’t live a lie, then expects that, after a rich full life of keeping people in the dark about his involvement in outfits like St. Sebastian’s, we should now take his word for it that he’s telling the truth. Or rather, that he’s “Living [Read More...]

More on Just War A reader writes: I saw your blog post on the immorality of the obliteration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in light of Just War theory. I am inclined to agree with you, but allow me to play the Devil’s Advocate for a moment. Consider this: how applicable is the demand to distinguish [Read More...]

A reader writes… Here in the archdiocese of Oklahoma City we are especially involved in the statements being made by Gov. Keating that have caused an uproar (to leave our dioceses for Mass, etc.) – especially with our own Archbishop Beltran. But then, we pick up the diocesan newspaper and find that the author of [Read More...]

So why not round these guys up and deport them? It seems rather convenient that they will all be in one place. [Read more...]

Klinghoffer on the Insanity of Liberal Jews Condemning anti-semitic twaddle is not the same as saying Jews are above criticism. David Klinghoffer does a nice job of spotlighting one of the great idiocies of Jewish life in the US: the absolutely crazy rancor directed at Evangelicals by outfits like the ADL and the AJC. As [Read More...]

Science sheds a little more light on the evil of abortion Planned Parenthood spokesman issues the following statement: “LALALALA! We’re not listening!” [Read more...]

“I’m so judgmental” says a reader… Went to the rehearsals for the “Rolling Requiem” concert this week. I’ve sung the Mozart a few times before, and didn’t have anybody particular in mind while singing “Confutatis maledictis, flammis acribus addictis”. The September 11 angle changes that. [Read more...]

Pavel Chichikov… in addition to being a fine poet, is also a good photographer. [Read more...]

Integrity takes Nihil Obstat a lot more seriously than I do Personally, I find N.O. amusing. But then that could be because we’re the same person, according to some rumors by people with way too much tendency to buy into conspiracy theories. The truth is, however, I spend far too much time arguing with Gerard [Read More...]

Bishop Ad Hoc Sex Abuse Panel Gets Re-Configured Happily, Bp. McCormack, the man who didn’t notice anything amiss when people complained that Paul Shanley was publicly advocating sex with children, is out. My question: how did he get on the panel in the first place? Oh well, he’s gone now, so that’s good enough for [Read More...]

Thou art Peter… And upon this rock I will build my new movement within Judaism that is to evolve into Christianity. (Somebody named Rev. Edward Franks, an Episcopalian engaged in (surprise!) “gay” causes (support for “gay marriage”) corrects John Mallon for taking Jesus seriously.) [Read more...]

From our bulging “Relapsed Catholic is Back” file [Read more...]

Memo to Jew Haters: Buh-bye! I’m not a complete libertarian in the realm of ideas. There are conversations I don’t believe it is worth my time to have–or moderate. If somebody wants to fill up my comments boxes on the “question” of whether Hitler got a bad rap, or “Incest: A Sensitive Reappraisal” or “Let’s [Read More...]

It’s the weekend, so I’m mostly outta here However, you can read my piece on The Uncle Walt Fallacy over on Catholic Exchange. Also, if you live in Seattle, why not stop by Blessed Sacrament parish today (just north of 50th on 9th, in the U District) for our annual Greenspire Medieval Faire. We’ll be [Read More...]

When I read stuff like this It reminds me of this: Since the modern world began in the sixteenth century, nobody’s system of philosophy has really corresponded to everybody’s sense of reality: to what, if left to themselves, common men would call common sense. Each started with a paradox: a peculiar point of view demanding [Read More...]

JPII Points out Obvious to AmChurch Types Who are Too Clever and Brilliant to See the Obvious Here, here, and here. In other news, Richard “Set my Superior Chromosomes Free!” McBrien condescendingly explains to aging, unpopular, out-of-touch Pope why superior Americans don’t need the sacrament of reconciliation any more. [Read more...]

Fellow Blogger John Mallon Has an Editorial on VOTF in the Boston Globe [Read more...]

Selections from Sungenis’ Piece on the Jews for People who Don’t have Time to Read Endless Internet Tomes Numerous people have briefly scanned the Sungenis piece and then written me asking, “What’s the big deal? He’s critical of the bishop’s dumb “Reflections” document which wiggle waggle all over the place and can’t seem to make [Read More...]

Then again, there are saintly priests, even in California [Read more...]

Why I find Cardinal Mahony’s behavior so revolting A well-placed source told this digit that Mahony’s minions had these anti-protest protesters brought in to make it appear that the archdiocese’s hugely Hispanic membership supports the cardinal. When one of the protesters was asked in Spanish what the sign he was carrying proclaimed, he said he [Read More...]