Jonah Goldberg is always funny. But he’s really funny when he writes about Al Gore [Read more...]

Kairos’ interesting prescription for the Situation [Read more...]

Boy! Those Saudis look better and better every day. A fetching combination of the worst in First and Third World cultures. [Read more...]

Victims of Stockholm Syndrome Don’t Merely Identify with their Kidnappers they also fight against their rescuers. And funniest of all, they think they are being “open-minded”. VOTF: Voice of the Fuddled [Read more...]

I’m not from a Reformed background And so many things that seem immensely compelling to Reformed people as arguments for or against the Catholic faith simply have no impact on me or else strike me as gigantically inconsequential. Perhaps pre-eminent among these arguments is the issue which a certain species of Protestant seems to think [Read More...]

Some advice for the liturgical musician in your life [Read more...]

Cheeky Brits [Read more...]

A good piece on the Narcotic of Secrecy [Read more...]

A jolting surprise for Fortress Catholics Over at HMS Blog I’m holding forth on the weirdness of monotheists claiming that Muslims or whoever worship “another god” when the reality is, there is no other God. There’s just the One God. He’s it. He’s all. We can have wrong or incomplete ideas about him as Muslims [Read More...]

The historic pattern One of the periodic patterns of the Church is that decapitation tends to bring out lay gifts. In the early Church, decapitation tended to be furnished by the pagan authorities, who knew perfectly well that the Faith is inherently hierarchical and so tended to go after bishops and priests. Then, lay people [Read More...]

Thanks for the cc’s, but no thanks People are cc’ing me on their correspondence to bishops, priests, whoever. I appreciate the thought, but your correspondence is none of my business and I have lots of correspondence of my own to read. Please leave me off the cc list. Thanks! [Read more...]

New Blog! [Read more...]

Catholics Continue to Lead the Way in Good Works and Social Justice HMS Blog has launched a new initiative for the public welfare: St. Blog’s Institute for the Criminally Insane. For news on this and the results of Pete Vere’s psychological surgery, go there. [Read more...]

David Alexander is having a lot of fun over at the VOTF message board. Stuck a link to this blog’s reflections on VOTF and the Stockholm Syndrome many VOTF members are suffering from. Much excitement. I hope we get a large contingent of David Alexanders joining VOTF and using their wit, understanding of the faith, [Read More...]

Oh goody. I was hoping somebody would chronicle the history of the Cheney Presidency. [Read more...]

Poetry written by an Englishman Gerard Manley Hopkins, SJ, to be precise: As king fishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame; As tumbled over rim in roundy wells Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell’s Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name; Each mortal thing does one thing and the [Read More...]

I once wrote a piece about England vs. the UK England is a place that intimidates Americans. We feel like manure-stomping yahoos in cowboy boots next to the manicured, Shakespearean refinement of the English. But I gotta tell ya, Americans feel like Nobel-prize-winning geniuses next to the Benny-Hill-educated, tabloid-informed, soccer-hooligans-are-our-rising-generation stupidity of UK denizens like [Read More...]

Wanna help finally stop partial birth abortion after a decade of wussiness from politicos? Here’s a way to strike a blow. [Read more...]

Modern art is crap Artist: “In a letter to a friend, he explained that his motivation for tinning his faeces was to expose the gullible nature of the art-buying public.” Art-buying fools: “The Manzoni was a very important purchase for an extremely small amount of money (£22,300 or more than the cost of gold per [Read More...]

Bat Ye’or on the Religion of Peace If I do say so myself, this article makes a wonderful complementary piece to my own observations about the Christian roots of the doctrine of human equality in the July issue of Crisis (which you can read here). [Read more...]

Josh Claybourn holds forth on the World Court [Read more...]