Pope Francis Condemns Torture as Mortal Sin

One more reason for the Greatest Catholics of All Time to complain and pettifog. [Read more...]

Tortured Theology

Here’s a little piece I just wrote for Intercollegiate Review on “Tortured Theology“, exhorting conservatives (and particularly conservative Christians) to at long last give up their rationalizations for what the Church clearly teaches is gravely and intrinsically immoral. It’s not only the right thing to do, but the smart thing. Win/win. Speaking of which, had [Read More...]

Sarah Palin, Sacrilege, and Catholic Support for Torture

In which Yr. Obdt. Svt has the unenviable task of pointing out that 2+2=4, evil is not good, black is not white, and that if it is stupid to do evil that good may come of it, it is far stupider still to do evil when evil documentably comes of it. I become increasingly convinced [Read More...]

Scratch Virgil Goode

He’s another member of the Rubber Hose Right, eager to restore America to her former glory as a torture state (see the second question from the bottom). What is it with the Thing that Used to be Conservatism and its fascination with brutality (always, of course, done by ordering somebody else to do it) as [Read More...]

Excellent News!

Zippy Catholic has put the archives of his (alas) late (but still great) blog up here. This is the guy who did (among other things) the most thorough dismantling and evisceration of the dreadful and shameful “arguments” and excuses for enhanced interrogation torture of anybody I know. All those arguments will come roaring back should [Read More...]