Everything You Need to Know About HBOs “The Young Pope”

What’s more, he’s a tyrant. He has a priest break the seal of confession to share his cardinals’ secrets, the better to blackmail and rule by fear. (It’s not a sin if the pope does it, he assures the confessor.)  – NYTimes review So, it’s a piece of anti-Catholic crap with all the sophistication of Jack [Read More…]

Bill Doino, Jr. on the Beeb’s Apology for Sliming Pius XII

He writes: Please note link below– progress on the Pius XII front—the BBC has, to its credit, acknowledged and corrected its own report, which badly misrepresented Pius XII’s actions and the wartime Catholic Church during the Holocaust. —many of us had documented this widespread bias 15 years ago, around the time John Cornwell’s (now) discredited [Read More…]

When you want to debunk anti-Catholic historical rubbish

…send a Lutheran on faculty at a Baptist University like sociologist Rodney Stark to get the job done! [Read more…]

The 19th Century American Know Nothing Myth…

…of the inexhaustible dragon’s hoard of wealth in the dungeons of the Vatican is deathless. Compare and contrast (courtesy of John Allen, Jr.): Operating Budget:  (Vatican) $300 million  Harvard ($3.7 billion) Endowment/Patrimony: (Vatican) $1 billion; Harvard ($30.7 billion) Americans remain country yokels at heart when it comes to Catholic stuff.  We still believe all that [Read More…]

The Shameless Jeff Miller…

…on the even more shameless Louisiana court trying to force a priest to violate the seal of the confessional: Dear Lousiana:  Permit to quote Marcel Marceau: [Read more…]

Single Mothers were Forcibly Sterilized in Sweden

…but there’s no ginned up moral panic about that in the UK media. [Read more…]

Monstrous

Harvard is sponsoring a Black Mass using a consecrated Host. Demonstrating once again the back-handed compliment that the devil always pays to Jesus Christ, the blasphemy is directed, not toward Zeus, Quetzelcoatl or Mars, but toward the one true God. In turn, blasphemy always destroys, not God, who cannot be harmed, but the blasphemer, who [Read More…]

Gotta love Chuck Norris

The guy more or less made a career of defending defenseless people when thugs try to beat them up and take their stuff.  So now he naturally goes to bat for the Little Sisters of the Poor as Obama tries to stick a gun in their ribs and force them to pay for abortion and [Read More…]

Now It’s the Progressives’ Turn to Go Off on Simcha Fisher

So a couple of weeks ago, Simcha Fisher made the commonsense observation that if you deny or make excuses for the murder of millions of Jews by the Nazis (you know, “It never happened and besides they deserved it”, that sort of thing), then you have parted company with all decency and sanity. Naturally, this [Read More…]

David Mills and Rod Dreher…

…both comment (Mills here and Dreher here) on The Testament of Mary and on my review thereof. What is absolutely consistent in this form of literature and in the critical applause it always garners from the Usual Suspects is the sick-making combination of gutless cowardice with immense self-regard for “courage”. [Read more…]