Stupid Papal Headline Contender for 2014

Pope, in nod to conservatives, calls abortion ‘horrific’ I hear he affirmed the existence of God as a nod to theists and opposes oppression of the poor as a nod to Marxists. I look forward to his Marian devotion as a nod to women and his bold affirmation of gravity as a nod to scientists. [Read More...]

CNN Struggles to Figure out How the Pope…

…can still possibly be Catholic. Turns out he still teaches all that weird old stuff the Church has always taught. Who knew? There’s something childlike about the media’s complete innocence of any actual knowledge of the Faith. [Read more...]

Get Religion on the Use of the Word “Devout”

They, like me, thinks it’s a word the press beats to death on the flimsiest provocation. Which gives me a chance to run a little piece I wrote some time ago called “Vatican Cracks Down on Devout Catholic Bus Plunges“–a title I am far too smugly pleased about. [Read more...]

Absolutely Clueless Media…

My two fave moments so far.  An AP headline that reads “Pope Comes Out Against Abortion” (duh) and this piece of complete bafflement from the Country that Used to be England: Pope Francis encouraged Catholic doctors to refuse to perform abortions today in a bizarre U-turn … Seriously.  A college-educated person spoke of the Pope [Read More...]

Just Did an Interview with NBC

…over the phone. We’ll see how it comes out. Tracy Connor from NBC wanted to know what I thought about the practical impact of allowing priests in the Latin Rite to marry. Basically, I said I’m fine if the Church decides to change the discipline, however the logistical impact should be considered, particularly by lay [Read More...]

Zombie Boswell Stalks the Earth Once More

Old lies tend to recycle. Whether it’s The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, or Mein Kampf, or Worlds in Collision or The Awful Revelations of Maria Monk or Holocaust Denial or Moon Landing Hoax junk or 9/11 Conspiracy Theories, what tends to happen is that somebody makes a huge and outrageous claim. People [Read More...]

Pope Francis Makes Homosexuality Obligatory for All Catholics, NY Times Reports

Eye of the Tiber kills me. [Read more...]

Some guy with a vendetta says there’s a gay pedophile ring of Satanists in the Vatican

…so, of course, the more tabloidesque press runs with it and a number of Catholics write me in panic about it this weekend, particularly since one of those tabloids was a Conservative Catholic Folk Hero. I was, however, off swimming with my adorable grandddaughter Lucy the Cuteness, who astonished us all by donning an approved [Read More...]

Always Take Off 50 IQ Points When the MSM Reports on the Church

CBS tries to divine the sinister curtain-gliding nefarious purposes as Benedict moves back to the Vatican.  What Svengali-like control is trying to exert over Francis?  What is his true (and, it goes without saying, sinister) purpose? Of course, it could just be that he’s old and sick and wants to be closer to people he [Read More...]

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...]


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