It’s like some sort of rule.  The more wrong a thing is that people want to do, the meaner and madder they get when you tell them they can’t do it.  The truth is, everybody’s got somebody they feel righteous about hating, and a lot of people have whole groups of people that they feel righteous about killing. One group that falls into this category quite frequently is prisoners of any sort, but those convicted of heinous crimes most particularly. … Read more

  Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, Lord, Lord did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out many demons, and in your name perform many miracles? Then I will tell them plainly, I never knew you. Away from me you evildoers. Jesus Christ   Facts are stubborn… Read more

Mark Shea has the story.  S0 does Deacon Greg.  The Catechism of the Catholic Church nows teaches that the death penalty is “inadmissible” under any circumstance. This changes the centuries old teaching that the death penalty was admissible after a fair trial. The reasons given for the change are that “new systems of detention have been developed” that allow governments to provide for the public safety without imposing the death penalty, and that the Church itself has developed in its… Read more

This is a first. For the first time in my life, I’ve been called to task for not being angry enough about rape, sexual assault and child molesting. After all the decades of being kicked around for being too obsessed with these things, it’s a new experience for me, and I must say, I kind of like it. It feels good to see Godly people, holy people who love Jesus finally get riled up about these crimes. In fact, I… Read more

The blame game is alive and well in the Catholic Church today.  The clergy sex abuse scandal is a case in point. We’re 20 years in with this scandal, and it’s still rolling. Insofar as their dealings with sexual predator clergy are concerned, the Catholic bishops look like a bunch of drug addicts who promise to get clean and then start using as soon as we turn our backs.  They tell us they’ve finally seen the light. We believe them… Read more

A simple run-down of the numbers shows that we need a few Democratic senators to vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh.  I say that on the assumption that Mr Kavanaugh would, if he was on the United States Supreme Court, vote to overturn Roe v Wade and Casey. There is, however, no proof that he would do this.  I also say it with the proviso that I’m beginning to feel more than a little restless about the damage that the court-packing… Read more

It’s not just a Catholic bishop problem.  It’s not just a Catholic priest problem. It’s not just a problem with men. It’s not a homosexual problem. It’s not a baby boomer problem. It’s not a Democrat problem. It’s not a Republican problem. It’s a human problem. And it began at the Fall.  The woman caused me to eat, said the man. The serpent told me to eat, answered the woman. And the blame game entered into us and has not… Read more

  America Magazine recently published an article about the sexual abuse of nuns by priests. In a way that’s similar to the McCarrick scandal, this story has been rattling around for quite some time. There are also stories bishops abusing nuns and cover-ups. I’m going to write more about the scope of this scandal tomorrow. But for now, here’s an excerpt of the America article: VATICAN CITY (AP) — The nun no longer goes to confession regularly, after an Italian… Read more

I had planned to write a rather scathing column today.  I’ve been on my last nerve regarding Christian clergy of every denomination ever since so many of them came out to attack the victims and back the child molester in last year’s election to replace Attorney General Sessions in the United States Senate. That repudiation of the Gospels on the part of so many religious leaders and their weak-headed followers sent me off in a crisis of faith that rivaled… Read more

I haven’t finished what I need to say about the priest sexual abuse crisis. But I need a bit of time to formulate the next installments. I’m thinking about what I want to say and how to say it. I’ll post the next column on Monday. Until then, have a wonderful weekend, mis amigos. God loves you, each and every one. Read more

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