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“To protest against environmentalists and the Obama administration, conservative truck owners are tricking-out diesel pickups with coal stacks that belch out puffs of black smoke in a new campaign in the political culture war.” Liberals are assholes because many of the things they stand for are wrong, and even some of the good things they [Read More...]

NOW Hits Bottom, Keeps Digging

Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a>Dear Patricia Ireland: What you are doing is very very very smart and you should keep doing it. [Read more...]

Seraphim the Beauteous Was 3 Months Old Yesterday

Here she is: one smilin’ gob of chub: [Read more...]

A reader asks about Eucharistic gluten and celiac sufferers

A reader writes: Could you address the recent increase in gluten free hosts for those who are “gluten sensitive” or have celiac. If we truly believe the host is transformed into the body of Christ how could we then believe that the gluten could ever harm us? The woman who touched the hem or tassel of Jesus’ [Read More...]

Give Thou Me a Break

Puhleeze: When the American Atheists first filed their lawsuit in state court seeking to have the [Ground Zero] cross torn down and removed from the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum, they actually asserted in their complaint that their members were experiencing “dyspepsia [upset stomach], symptoms of depression, headaches, anxiety, and mental pain and anguish” as a “direct [Read More...]

Remember When?

…a few years back when the big panic was all about how Teh Muslims[TM] were out-breeding us and we needed more Christian children. Also how Teh Gummint[TM] was robbing us of the chance to be charitable with its damned social safety nets for the poor and vulnerable (cuz us Christians who put a dollar in [Read More...]

Barney Fife Meets Delta Force

Historians looking back at this period in America’s development will consider it to be profoundly odd that at the exact moment when violent crime hit a 50-year low, the nation’s police departments began to gear up as if the country were expecting invasion — and, on occasion, to behave as if one were underway. The [Read More...]

NOW puts Little Sisters of the Poor on their “Dirty 100″ Enemies List

This is what dealers in image call “bad optics”–and not for the Little Sisters of the Poor. The spectacle of NOW beating up these sweet little nuns while screaming about a “War on Women” is like watching Brutus stomp the living daylights out of Sweet Pea and whine that he’s the real victim. May it [Read More...]

If We Oppose Abortion *and* Social Safety Nets

…we don’t really oppose abortion: Women with incomes at less than 100 percent of the federal poverty level accounted for 42.4 percent of abortions between 2000 and 2008, while only roughly 15 percent of people total live under the federal poverty line. It is challenging to say how many of these women would not have elected to have abortions [Read More...]

Love Leah Libresco

Here she is in Ireland, doing her math geek Catholic thing. [Read more...]

NPR has that urban civilized vibe…

…that is perfect for marketing horrible ideas as though you are a backward swamp-dwelling ape if you disagree: Case in point, an urbane, civilized apologia for how suicide can really strengthen families. Another bulletin from the Land Where Consent is the Sole Criterion of the Good. [Read more...]

When I get letters like this…

…I am always reminded of this passage from the gospels: Then the Pharisees went and took counsel how to entangle him in his talk. And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodi-ans, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are true, and teach the way of God truthfully, and care for no man; [Read More...]

A Reader Wonders about Some of the Marriagey passages in the NT

He writes: How does the Church interpret the following scriptural passages pertaining to men as head of their families? Do you know of a good book or article that explains what the Magisterium says about how to construe them? Eph 5.21-28 “21 Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ. 22 Wives, be [Read More...]

I love this guy so much!

Francis meets with abuse victims at Vatican. [Read more...]

Oh. So. True.

How all sports interviews sound to me. [Read more...]

Freedom Abused is Prelude to Slavery

A fact we are discussing over at the Register. [Read more...]

The Indomitable and Many-Splendored Brandon Vogt writes…

…that he “has a lengthy interview with Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, about marriage, divorce, communion, and other pressing issues related to the family. He’s a breath of clarity in a confusing world.” [Read more...]

It is so important to punish the poor

Especially poor mothers and children.  A nation awash in porn, but let a mother breastfeed her child and suddenly the League of Puritanical Purity is out in force to grind their faces in the dirt. [Read more...]

Pope Francis Condemns Torture as Mortal Sin

One more reason for the Greatest Catholics of All Time to complain and pettifog. [Read more...]

The Core of Catholic Education…

…is ably explained by Stratford Caldecott. [Read more...]

The New St. Thomas Institute is in the Saddle

A reader writes You may remember the fiasco surrounding Fisher More College – the traditionalist catholic college in Ft Worth, TX which imploded – and one of its former professors who was the target of a fair amount of nutty criticism when he resigned after the sede vacantist contingent reared its ugly head. Dr. Taylor [Read More...]


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