My pal, Steve Greydanus of Decent Films has a typically thoughtful review of “Attack of the Clones” up [Read more...]

I Can See a Major Controversy is Brewing A reader writes: “Xylophones are actually metal bars mounted on wooden blocks. Glokenspeils are all metal, but Marimbas are made of wood though.” [Read more...]

Today’s Heartless Prelate Award Goes to Archbishop Rembert Weakland of Milwaukee! Garry Wills, a remarkable font of lucid idiocy and idiotic lucidity about the Church writes a piece for the NY Review of Books which performs the now standard idiot savant trick of so many in the American media who accurately report clerical outrages and [Read More...]

Cultures, Like Organisms, Attempt to Reproduce Themselves and Minimize Threats to Their Existence Among the concerns of American prelates are reports that an aggressive gay ethos has arisen on campus, manifesting in unwelcoming cliques and ecclesiastic flamboyance—a tendency to embrace the stagier elements of the liturgy, for instance. Witnessing this, some may conclude that the [Read More...]

Marty tells me xylophones are made of wood So maybe Luke’s teeth are more like a glockenspiel? Anyway, it’s good to have Marty keeping me posted on these vital matters. [Read more...]

The Christian Conscience disagrees …and with such a lot of preliminary salving of my feelings and generous words of tribute that I was expecting a really terrific blast to follow. But alas. No blast. Just a good solid disagreement that I can hardly fault. Okay Thomas. I see your point. The Jezzie memo wasn’t that [Read More...]

Looks like I’m Dumb Completely misread Progressive Catholic’s thingie on the economics of celibacy. D’oh!. Need more chocolate. Not awake. As to the other business about the intrinsic disorder of homosexual orientation, PC writes: “What bothers me is the likening to homosexuality to criminal behavior and disease. The CDF documents talk of the homosexual orientation [Read More...]

Gerard Serafin is a beautiful guy with a beautiful site. [Read more...]

My Son Luke Can Produce Musical Notes by Clicking His Teeth with His Fingernails Think of it as a kind of dental xylophone. I just hope he uses his God-given gifts for good and not for evil. [Read more...]

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...]