My dear good bishop…

…Abp. Peter Sartain has had the thankless task of investigating the New Age kooks who have taken over and are running the asylum that is the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.  For his troubles he and the sane people in the Church have naturally been rewarded by the Know Nothings at 60 Minutes with the [Read More...]

It’s like there’s a macro for these pieces on MSM computers

Just hit the button and all the usual tropes spill out without a movement of the gray matter. [Read more...]

Somebody Named Richard French Stoops Down to Instruct the Church

Richard French, the host of Richard French Live, penned an open letter to Pope Francis. In it, he suggests that the Catholic Church should refocus on feeding the poor and clothing the naked. “The laity,” he said, “needs to hear less about abortion on Sundays and more about how we…can do more for others.” Watch [Read More...]

John Zmirak Kills Me Sometimes (Warning: Contains Naughty Word)

Sez he on his Facebook page: NY Times: “Despite Calls for Change, Bears Continue to Shit in the Woods.” Bwahahahahahaha! Also very funny, in that provincial way that New York’s local paper specializes in, is this quickie summary of the article: He vigorously backs Vatican positions on abortion, gay marriage, the ordination of women and [Read More...]

More Francis Love

This will cause the normal exploding heads at the Reporter and MSNBC.  No “Progress” for you! In the Aparecida Document, a joint statement of the bishops of Latin America, Cardinal Bergoglio commented on the worthiness of individuals to receive the Eucharist. The text states in paragraph 436 that, “We should commit ourselves to ‘eucharistic coherence’, [Read More...]

Here’s what to expect from the MSM

When they run across this quote from Pope Francis: “Not only are they violated (human rights) by terrorism, repression and assassinations, but also with the existence of conditions of extreme poverty and unjust economic structures which cause great inequalities.” There will be cheers. Jesuit+Latin American+this quote = “Liberation theologian bent on reforming a retrograde Church, [Read More...]

Hans Kung Seems to Be Under the Impression That Jesus, Not Benedict, Resigned

Here’s the thing: it is Jesus, not Benedict, and not even the toweringly humble Hans Kung (author of the upcoming book “Can the Church Still Be Saved?”) who is the savior of the Church. So much as I am sure God appreciates old Hans’ suggestions on how to save the Church, it turns out the [Read More...]

It Turns Out Andrew Sullivan is a “leading Catholic blogger”

…and it turns out this Leading Catholic Blogger thinks, on the basis of his own obsessions, that Benedict is gay.  And it turns out the MSM thinks this speculation is newsworthy and not ridiculous. Calling Sullivan a “Catholic blogger” is about as sensible as calling a celibate man “gay”.  Sullivan is “Catholic” in the sense that [Read More...]

Next Time You Go to Confession…

…just explain that you aren’t a sinner, you’re just “vernacular“. Then explain that the next Pope needs to be faithful to the Third Vatican Council which will, we are assured, remake the Church in the image and likeness of CNN and the faculty lounge at Hofstra. [Read more...]

Oh dear. Please. Just. Don’t.

Bill O’Reilly threatens to write Killing Jesus as follow up to Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy. My head hurts. [Read more...]

Always Take Off 50 IQ Points When the Media Covers the Church

This is true whether the organ is the NY Times featuring Garry Wills complaining that the Pope is Catholic or some brain dead Tea Party rag hyperventilating that some papabile “Promotes Marxist For Sainthood“. The “Marxist” they mean is Servant of God Dorothy Day who, you know, stopped being a Marxist and became a Catholic.  [Read More...]

Attention World Media and All Catholics Loyal to the Third Vatican Council

The Catholic Faith is not the personal property of the Pope nor his plaything.  Therefore, there is precious little the new pope can change about it.  He cannot, for instance, alter the matter of the sacraments (that is, the stuff the used to celebrate sacraments) in order to make the sacraments more “relevant”.  The Church’s [Read More...]