Had an interesting conversation about the development of doctrine on FB

It started with Rebeccan Bratten Weiss remarking that she was happy about the Church changing its teaching on the approach to Jews which, you know, it did.  That’s why we no longer pray for the “perfidious Jews” in the Good Friday liturgy and why, you know, we don’t try to defending putting Jews in ghettoes. [Read More…]

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Beware Political Epiphanies

Here’s a bulletin from Trump’s Amerikkka: Beware political epiphanies: Once, as I was strolling through the Inner City, I suddenly encountered an apparition in a black caftan and black hair locks. Is this a Jew? was my first thought. For, to be sure, they had not looked like that in Linz. I observed the man [Read More…]

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I love the passive aggression of Life Site News

Here’s the headline, pretending to “just ask questions”: Is the $91 million Obama refugee grant to the USCCB tied to bishops’ silence on Hillary? And here’s the URL, making the naked accusation: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/follow-the-usccb-money-trail-to-understand-bishops-silence-on-hillary This is what happens when you forget to change the URL after you’ve edited the headline to avoid libel charges. By the way, [Read More…]

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On the Air with Deacon Steven Greydanus at 5 PM

on Connecting the Dots. Today I’m going challenge Steve’s pollyanna review of Sully with the TRVTH Peter Rosenthal brings in his take on this shocking whitewash of history: Buckle up, Spanky, and tune in for the fireworks! Also, we’ll be talking about the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek because we are massive nerds. Give us [Read More…]

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There’s a Hobbit Musical

I believe Larry D speaks for all mankind when he says, “STAHP!” [Read more…]

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Arguments that prove too much

From the comboxes of Crisis: At last! Much thanks should go to Mssrs Feser and Bessette for a cogent defense of the oldest teaching in the Catholic tradition on the powers of the state. It bears commenting further on Luke23:41 that one of the first saints to enter heaven—indeed, within moments after the crucifixion— was [Read More…]

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Just because something is not a binding dogma…

…does not mean it is a good idea, including the death penalty. So yeah the Church cannot reverse its teaching on the death penalty and say that what is not intrinsically immoral is intrinsically immoral. So what? It can still say that it is unnecessary and need not be done. And it does, in fact, [Read More…]

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All I can think of as I read Clapton’s Autobiography

is the visceral prayer of the tax collector in Jesus’ parable, crying “Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.” That, that alone, is all it takes for the compassion and mercy of God to rush with a speed faster than light to his side. He doesn’t know from nothing about theology. He just knows the [Read More…]

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Warrior cops vs. Guardian Cops

Warrior cops who see themselves as centurions tasked with crushing a defeated population of subjects need to be systematically fired and prevented from joining the force. Guardian cops who see themselves as protectors of the community need to be fostered and hired. Otherwise you get obscenities like this stupid reckless bully who let an attack [Read More…]

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Mom, Daughter Charged with Incest After Marrying in Oklahoma

…and at the end of the day, a libertarian American culture that has rejected any belief in the common good and which believes that consent is the sole criterion of the good can muster no argument beyond “Ew!” to give a coherent account of why they are wrong and why there can be any law [Read More…]

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On the death of Phyllis Schlafly

A reader writes: We are waiting for your hateful celebratory diatribe on the death of Phyllis Schlafly. When I was in fourth grade, I was watching the Twilight Zone one evening.  It was the episode where the plane flies back in time to Jurassic period and the pilot has to figure out how to return [Read More…]

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Rod Bennett and I had a jolly time yesterday

with a wide-ranging discussion of superstition, Magi, private revelation and the mysterious shadowland of odd human experience and legend. [Read more…]

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On the air today with Doug O’Brien at 5 PM Eastern

…talking about subsidiarity and the funhouse mirror version of it known as “libertarianism” (the defects of which are summarized here): Give us a call or text us at 1-573-4BREAD4 or tweet us @breadboxmedia. [Read more…]

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Okay. One more Star Trek post

About the rocky beginnings of the legendary show. [Read more…]

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And while we are nerding out about

Star Trek, there is this: [Read more…]

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In other Star Trek news…

Here’s a little discussion of what the famous Star Trek battle music owes to Stravinsky: Compare and contrast: And here’s an interview with the composer, Gerald Fried (skip to 13:39 for the Star Trek-related stuff): [Read more…]

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Props to Facebook

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the debut of Star Trek, they did this: [Read more…]

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US to Nigeria: Screw you and your Boko Haram victims

…until you believe and profess homosex and birth control are the source and summit of all that is good, noble, righteous, and glorious. So glad colonialism is a thing of the past. [Read more…]

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You will never make me apologize for this!

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On the Air with Rod Bennett at 5 PM Eastern

on Connecting the Dots.  Today we will be talking about Superstition. Give us a call or text us at 1-573-4BREAD4 or tweet us @breadboxmedia. [Read more…]

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Why Progressives Should Oppose Abortion

Interesting piece at CNN: Progressives believe that society must continually extend its embrace to all persons, no matter who they are. And make no mistake, the child in the womb is indeed a human. This isn’t a religious or metaphysical claim, but a scientific assertion that is verifiable at the moment of conception. The child [Read More…]

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