My children are splashing and playing in the little plastic wading pool outside my window Life, despite its vicissitudes, is very good. [Read more...]

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Mike Hardy, struggling to pretend that there is not a media-imposed blackout on the fact that the Situation is all about homosexual abuse, writes: The fact that the media aren’t unanimous in forcing your conclusions about this fact down America’s throat doesn’t mean they aren’t reporting it – or that they aren’t reporting that many [Read More...]

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Here’s a sign of hope! [Read more...]

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Rob Johansen has a Blog! EIEIO! [Read more...]

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New blog! [Read more...]

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C.S. Lewis says somewhere… If you will not obey the higher law, you will be compelled to obey lower ones. If you don’t obey the higher law of prudence by watching your step on an icy day, you will be compelled to obey the lower law of gravity. The bishops have failed to obey the [Read More...]

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Amazing passages from an amazing article The Rev. Cliff Garner, 36, associate priest at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Dallas, openly expressed his sexual appetite for Hispanic men in one message posted in the chat room Web site, called “St. Sebastian’s Angels,” on Nov. 22, 1999. “I’ve been away for the week attending the [Read More...]

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We’re not fighting “terror”, we’re fighting Radical Islam [Read more...]

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One more and then (hopefully) I’m done Homosexual abuse is but the most extreme manifestation of a much bigger problem. It is the larger problem that must be dealt with. My suggestion of not ordaining any homosexuals in future is simply a particular way of approach to the “presenting symptom”. It is not at all [Read More...]

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Egad! Gribbles in the Seawall! [Read more...]

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A response I can respect One fun aspect of the “comments” feature is watching my readers duke it out about various things. It saves me the trouble of having to answer everything myself, for which I am grateful since I have a life. One reader makes the amazing allegation that the “entire” purpose of my [Read More...]

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More “hate” bunkum A reader comments below: While no one here may consider themselves advocating hatred against gays, the end result of agreeing with statements and positions marking gays as “objectively disordered,” that argue for a restriction on their rights “in order to protect the common good” and beliefs that, if gay people are open [Read More...]

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But then again, Kathy Shaidle makes so much of what I have to say superfluous If I had any confidence at all that the gay community was not even more intensely interested in obfuscation, denial and cover up than the bishops, I would stop making such a loud clamor. But the fact is, I don’t [Read More...]

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John McGuiness offers his views on the “hate” claim that Veni Sancte Spiritus levels against those who think ordaining homosexuals is probably unwise. He basically praises it with faint damns. He writes: Shea has helped create an environment people feel free to express and state the worst stereotypes about gays. and adds Shea would say [Read More...]

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St. Blog’s parishioners in the News! [Read more...]

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New Contest! In answer to the bishop’s question below (“What other reason could somebody have for being Catholic than me?”) I propose a new contest on HMS Blog. [Read more...]

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Talked to Doug Sirman He’s doing very well. The pain is gone and they are doing medical stuff (including the Irish treatment from Dr. Angie O’Plasty) but he should be out in five days and sounds like he’s slated for a good recovery. Thanks be to God! [Read more...]

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On the other hand, there are some dolts in Dallas too The News’ review found that at least 111 of the nation’s 178 mainstream, or Roman rite, Catholic dioceses are headed by men who have protected accused priests or other church figures, such as brothers in religious orders, candidates for the priesthood, teachers and youth-group [Read More...]

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Homosexuals Urge Bishops to Pay no Attention to Man Behind Lavender Curtain The open question is whether the bishops will grow the spine to ignore this sort of lobbying and face the reality of the Elephant in the Sacristy. [Read more...]

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Catholic Light is unhappy with “The Situation” Not the scandal (though they are unhappy about that too), the name “The Situation”. Not a vibrant enough descriptor for them. They are looking for a new title. I suggest “The Great Enema of 2002″, but my friends think that is too optimistic. Still, it has a certain [Read More...]

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Lane Core sez: “We need a saintly bishop who will stand up (publicly or privately) and give the too-worldly, too-wealthy, too-pampered, too-powerful, too-American bishops what they deserve and need. We need a saintly bishop who will deliver to his brother bishops the wrath of God and the mercy of God, at once: they sorely need [Read More...]

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