Mike Hardy has a question I wrote: Folks like Mike aren’t content with the fact that I don’t think homosexual temptation a sin. They want very much for me to not regard it as temptation. and he asks: I just went through my entire blog after reading this statement. I could not find one place [Read More...]


I’m likin’ this Kairos guy [Read more...]


This didn’t happen in Mississippi or among the denizens of the Vast Right Wing conspiracy. This is not your father’s fascism. This happened at ever-so-tolerant San Francisco State. Queer thing about the demonic: it always delivers exactly the opposite of what it promises. Postmodernist deconstruction fads on campus promised to deliver us into a world [Read More...]


“Boston Cardinal Bernard Law in a deposition on Monday angrily rejected charges he was negligent when he failed to keep a priest accused of sexual abuse away from children” Wasn’t I being was being “responsive”? Wasn’t I listening to the laity? Wasn’t I taking the best advice of lawyers and psychologists? Yes you were Cardinal. [Read More...]


Uh-oh God protect us from vigilantes. The anger of man does not bring about the righeousness of God. God give our bishops a freakin’ clue about the anger their failure to do their office (or even comprehend what their office is) has provoked. Pray, pray, pray for this this June confab that the Holy Spirit [Read More...]


Great Scott! Chesterton escaped his Manchurian Candidate handlers in the dungeon of the Theology Department at Seattle University (Motto: “Pretending to have Something to Do with Catholic Faith Since 1970″) and got himself a blog! [Read more...]


Good Music! If you haven’t yet, check out the fabulous Celtic rock’n’roll of Ceili Rain. Really really great stuff. [Read more...]


This Week’s Report from Dale Happy Talk from Bp. Untener doesn’t seem to be impressing the flock: I was in Alma [Michigan] for the first time since the resignation of Fr. John Hammer. I passed by the Church on Saturday, and saw the first concrete evidence of the scandal: Rev. Hammer’s name had been actually [Read More...]


Anthony over at Progressive Catholic strikes me as a nice guy …but not yet thinking very clearly. For example, as this utterly baffling bit of “satire” demonstrates, he seems to have the idea that Authority Figures are all Rush Limbaugh laissez faire capitalist Republicans and that, since Ratzinger and American ecclesiats are Authority Figures they [Read More...]


Another Hopeful Sign of the Spring that Will Come, Courtesy of Fr. Benedict Groeschel’s Friars of the Renewal [Read more...]


Fr. Wilson speaks the Truth Talking about “the media” indiscriminately in discussing this scandal is dumb. Rod Dreher =/= Bill Keller. The former has done the noble work of a good Catholic journalist who seeks reform and tries to obey the injunction of St. Paul to “Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, [Read More...]


Left thinking will be rewarded. Right thinking will be punished The New York Times proves again that it only prints the news that fits. Happily, blogging is fast making the stranglehold of the NY Times editorial board a quaint relic of the past, like the Index of Forbidden Books. [Read more...]


Mail bag A reader notes that of all the archived shows by Mother A, the only one EWTN does not post is the one where she said that Cdl. Mahony should receive “zero obedience”. That’s a good enough retraction for me. Way to go, Mother. Sean Gallagher takes issue with my dressing down of Cdl. [Read More...]


Lot of Opportunity for Penitential Suffering in AmChurch Masses! This makes me ever more appreciative of how wonderful we have it at Blessed Sacrament parish with the great Nan Holcomb doing the music! She (and our wonderful priests and staff) clearly grasp that the command to Christ was “Feed my sheep” not “Try experiments on [Read More...]


Kathy Shaidle tells us that the South African Catholic Church is refusing to report abuses cases to the cops For those of you with Jesuit educations, that’s called “obstruction of justice”. For those of you who poo-poo the idea that a renegade subculture of homosexual contempt for chastity and orthodoxy would never engage in criminal [Read More...]


A Reader Writes: I entered the Catholic Church, from Orthodoxy, last year. And with joy. With gladness, because it was a given joy, something placed upon my path. Irresistible, a stumbling stone gladly tripped over. What pushed and pulled me in? Too many to recount here. One, significantly, was watching (thank you, Cardinal Ratzinger) how [Read More...]


A Troubled Reader writes: There have to be some good analyses of why such a thing can happen and not destroy the credibility and authenticity of the Church. If you know of any, please post any such writings on your blog, and I (and lots of others, I’ll bet) will check them out. I need [Read More...]


More on “What is JPII thinking?” Spoke this weekend with a wonderful priest friend, the soul of common sense and probably the closest I will ever get to meeting St. Thomas Aquinas. He is habitually cool and sane in his judgments and fully informed by the Tradition. In the course of the conversation, I became [Read More...]


Also, check out the wonderful St. Austin Review edited by my pal Joseph Pearce, who also wrote fun books on Tolkien, Chesterton, and a whole gaggle of Literary Converts. [Read more...]


Hey! Check out the Mars Hill Review! [Read more...]


More Science Stuff A reader writes: Quick question — a spin off from Mr. Sungesis (sp?) blog postings. We homeschool and are in a Christian homeschooling co-op with a lot of creationists, they have given us a lot of material that casts a lot of doubt on evolutionary theory but the literal interpretation of Genesis [Read More...]