In Belated Homage to the Demise of the X Files I offer this piece, written a few years ago. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/05/30120.html

“If you neglect the Big Laws… … you do not get freedom. You do not even get anarchy. You get the small laws.” – GK Chesterton Nowhere is this pattern seen more clearly than in the Priest Scandals (though it was seen pretty clearly after Columbine). Here’s a letter from a reader: Here’s a snapshot [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/05/30121.html

Why Islam is in Such Deep Doo Doo “Masked gunmen assassinated a leading Kashmiri peace advocate during a ceremony marking the murder of another independence leader 12 years ago. The shooting of Abdul Ghani Lone, a moderate, soft-spoken Muslim separatist leader who sought dialogue with India to bring self-determination for Kashmiris, comes at a time [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/05/30122.html

A Bit More on Gould A reader sez: He is the only writer who ever noted that “how many angels can dance on the head of pin?” is in fact a good question. From “Wide Hats and Narrow Minds” in _The Panda’s Thumb_: “Even the standard example of ancient nonsense — the debate about angels [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/05/30123.html

Good News for the Day Evangelicals and Catholics are working together to do good. Check out Emmaus Ministries and help ‘em out if you can. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/05/30124.html

Dave Pawlak has a blog! Let’s give it up for another sensible Catholic blogger! [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/05/30125.html

A quick take on weird cloning questions by Yours Truly [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/05/30126.html

Somebody writes: The article you posted today stated that Baker “confessed” to Mahony. Was this a Sacramental Confession? I doubt it, since the piece goes on to say that Mahony talked about it in a letter to diocesan priests in 1986. In another case, have you heard about the Oklahoma Diocese? It seems AB Beltran [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/05/30127.html

Here’s a gutsy priest in training. May God raise up a million like him. We’ll need them when Caesar makes war on the Church’s legitimate rights using the opening our idiot and irresponsible bishops have so obligingly handed him. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/05/30128.html

Does This Strike You as Rather Disturbing? I hate to seem like I’m on Bob Sungenis’ case, but doesn’t it seem rather strange to have a feature on your site called “In the Crosshairs of Love“? Does this not send a message something like “Stalked by A Friend” or “Crushing a Skull for Compassion” or [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/05/30129.html

When Worlds Collide Somebody contact this guy and tell him he can win an easy $1000 from Robert Sungenis. A couple of lessons learned from the piece. 1. Learning science does not make one any less a PC Jesuit: “‘The God who wanted that kind of universe is one who wanted us to participate in [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/05/30130.html

Fr. Coelacanth Corrects the Mass A reader writes: One of those linguistic fossils is my pastor. During Mass, he says “May the Lord accept this sacrifice at our hands. For the praise and glory of God’s name. For our good and the good of all God’s Church.” So, in other words, he goes out of [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/05/30131.html

The Glory of Capitalism For all those trying to buy my books and tapes, the glitch on my website is now fixed and you should be able to spend with abandon using the awesome (and secure server) power of PayPal. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and ECheck are all gratefully accepted. No. Really. You need [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/05/30132.html

Cardinal Roger “Richard McBrien Says I’m the True Voice of Reform” Mahony is now in the running for the coveted Heartless Prelate Award! Last week it was a horse race between Weakland and Curtiss, who were duking it out with conflicting claims to superior callousness and arrogance. But this week, Cardinal Mahony adds a whole [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/05/30133.html

TV to American Children: You’re Getting Stoooooopid I had fun with this. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/05/30134.html

Stephen Jay Gould, RIP I always had a soft spot for the man. He was, if memory serves, an atheist like so many of his trade. But there was a willingness to at least attempt fairness toward religionists that was woefully lacking in tiresome and shallow dogmatists like Richard Dawkins. I shall miss him. God [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/05/30135.html

More on the War on the Seal A fellow named Todd Reitmeyer is a seminarian with his own blog. He writes concerning the danger to the Seal our bishop’s stupidity and wickedness has caused: I wanted you to know I have been telling people for about two months that this is going to happen and [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/05/30136.html

Sure it’s way funny. But imagine how much funnier your attempts to say something in Japanese would be. Reminds me of one of Mark Twain’s favorite books: English As She is Spoke, a phrasebook written by the enterprising Portuguese Pedro Carolino in 1883. Carolino did not know English but, nothing daunted, he used an English/French [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/05/30137.html

The Lidless Eye of the Reactionary is Watching Scott Hahn too! Gotta love it when EWTN is too far out for the Truly Catholic[TM] Pharisees. For the record, some of the sweetest, most-docile-to-the-Holy-Spirit-and-teaching-of-the-Church Catholics I have ever known are Charismatics. I’d take their company over the Grand Inquisitor who wrote and published the piece linked [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/05/30138.html

Father Paul Weinberger Speaks! This is the pastor of Blessed Sacrament in Oak Cliff, TX that Rod Dreher was raving about. If you are a pastor, here’s a role model for you! [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/05/30139.html

A Very Good and Thoughtful Letter A reader tells me she read “an article that I like very much written by a Palestinian Christian who is engaged in peace efforts with Israelis and his perspective on the politics of victimhood, which I have seen as operative both in the current scandal, in the mideast and [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/05/30140.html


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