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...]

Another crie de coeur from the trenches Oregonian front pages news today – Baker Archdiocese, old charges, dead priest, but everything is documented. 14 men are coming forward. Damning documentation. If I had a blog page I’d call it “Catholic and Bearing With It…For Now.” The scandal at St. Anthony’s is still swirling here…the priest [Read More...]

Peter Shea is seven today! Everything is wonderful and amazing! Swim goggles, snorkel, swim fins, Legos, and Star Wars toys are all revelations of wonder and gifts beyond deserving! Friends coming over are a miraculous blessing! Bedtime stories about Sindbad are glorious! Bibles stories are stupendous! Chasing and wrestling games are the peak of joy! [Read More...]

And while Fr. Jaeger is hung out to dry, Cardinal Mahony asks “How’s my hair?” and positions himself for years more adulation as a Great Reformer The genius of narrowly defined Zero Tolerance: it provides the comforting illusion that something is being done, while excusing principal culprits from facing the music. [Read more...]

A parishioner in the St. Paul Archdiocese objects A reader writes: I read with more than a little interest the comments of the writer who gave a defense of Archbishop Flynn. In particular, I noticed the claim that the Archbishop, in assigning priests, would attempt to reaffirm orthodoxy: “…a parish which lost a truly Catholic [Read More...]

Zero Tolerance absurdities There’s been much argument against my (reluctant) defense of the irritating and evidently clueless Fr. Jaeger, but nothing that really answers the basic questions, “Since when is being stupid a crime?” and “Is it really just to destroy a man’s entire career for something as trivial as his highly ambiguous offense?” Sorry, [Read More...]

Fr. Rob Johansen has some sage things to say about Romanitas, Milwaukee, and Making Haste Slowly Me, I wanna know more about Vox Clara. Is the long hegemony of ICEL (the International Commission on English in the Liturgy) finally to come to an end? It would be nice to know what the Mass actually says [Read More...]

Speaking of Huge Pop Culture Phenomena You’ve Never Heard of Now that TIME has finally gotten around to hearing of the dumb Left Behind books, it could be just a matter of time before they hear about a truly worthwhile Evangelical endeavor, the magnificent work of Phil Vischer and Mike Nawrocki known as Veggie Tales! [Read More...]

The Peoples’ Democratic Republic of Massachusetts or “Why the Church Cannot Afford to Get Weaker” [Read more...]

Zero Tolerance and the Case of Fr. Jaeger Fr. Jaeger is in the news in Seattle still. Gave a rubdown to a some kids at camp a couple of times 24 years ago and ten years later one or two of them decided this was abuse. He’s been eyed by the diocese for a decade [Read More...]

Happy in Milwaukee A reader from the Land of Cheese writes concerning Abp. Timothy Dolan, the guy replacing Rembert Weakland: Just got through listening to the press conference. Dolan is so different from Weakland. I think that there will be change, and that the Church here in Milwaukee will heal (although the medicine is not [Read More...]

A vote of thanks for Peter Singer A friend of mine used to be deeply grateful that Jack Kevorkian was the Face of Euthanasia since he showed so clearly what creepy sinister people are behind it. A reader now writes in the same vein to thank God for Peter Singer and the invaluable work he [Read More...]

New book on the way Servant Books will be releasing a new book next month (edited by Paul Thigpen) called Shaken by Scandals. I contributed an essay. I’ll let you know when it’s out. [Read more...]

US Treasury Hires Nostradamus to design 20 Dollar bills Favorite loony quote: “You have to wonder if the government knew about it,” Sheryl Draper of Brockport, N.Y., a 30-year-old dental assistant [Read more...]

Somehow this makes me think of Flannery O’Connor [Read more...]

Why Peter Singer is a dangerous dipstick (and why the Princeton Establishment who gave him a prestigious chair are fools) [Read more...]

Dale the Lawyer on the “Palestinian Death Cult” Dale sez: The phrase isn’t mine (unfortunately), but the term is the only one that fits the area anymore. What else can you say about an asylum populated by the likes of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade and those who love them? BTW, at [Read More...]

Close Encounters with Fr. David Jaeger Clarification: This David Jaeger lives in Seattle and is not to be confused with the Israeli-born convert to Catholicism, who is now the spokesman for the Holy Land Franciscans. [Read more...]

Clinton: Catholic Abuse Scandal Reminds Him of Him But then, so does everything else in the Universe. Oh, and he lies too. When he doesn’t even need to. Something demonic about that. [Read more...]