It turns out there is only one paragraph in the whole Catechism about Islam

…and we are talking about it over at the Register. [Read more...]

Help Iraq’s Christians…

…while we still can.  This is especially on us–us Catholics who supported the war that destroyed their country and has resulted in what the Iraqi bishops are describing as a “doomsday scenario” for the Chaldean Church. We can support Aid to the Church in Need here. [Read more...]

“We Must Open Our Hearts”

Kudos to Glenn Beck.  May his tribe increase.  The issue of children pouring across our border is not about political advantage.  This is about raw human need. Here’s a place to help. [Read more...]

Satanic Ecumenism

In one of the stranger ironies of history Radical Muslims and ignorant Reactionary Catholics now totally agree–against the Catholic Church–that Allah is not the God Christians worship. So Arabic-speaking Malaysian Catholics are about to face persecution from Muslims for calling God “Allah” as they have done for centuries. Meanwhile, my mailbox is full of ignorant [Read More...]

Zillionaire Nick Hanauer to his Fellow Zillionaires

Re: Pitchforks Let’s speak frankly to each other. I’m not the smartest guy you’ve ever met, or the hardest-working. I was a mediocre student. I’m not technical at all—I can’t write a word of code. What sets me apart, I think, is a tolerance for risk and an intuition about what will happen in the [Read More...]

Reader Jason Hall writes…

I am at the USCCB’s National Migration Conference this week. Today I heard several stories about these children. In Honduras, which would be declared a failed state at this point if it wasn’t in the Western Hemisphere, a gang came to a woman’s house to tell her her two young daughters had been selected to be [Read More...]

It’s all in Darwin

Millions of years ago, the first airplane fuselages crawled out of the water and on to land. There, they eventually evolved wings and became the modern airplanes we know. [Read more...]

Dear Sirius XM

Never leave a job half finished. [Read more...]

Pithy

“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...]


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