The Parable of the Kosher Deli: Bishop Lori’s Statement to the House Committee on Oversight regarding Religious Freedom

I anticipate the bishop's analogy in my October 14, 2011 Catholic Thing essay, "President Obama: Ex-Liberal." Here is the text of Bishop Lori's statement: … [Read more...]

Apple Doesn’t Like the Tridentine Mass?


I just ordered a new iPod Touch. I took the engraving option, and asked for this to be inscribed on the back: et cum spiritu tuo But Apple refused to honor my request. Here's the message I received: "Inappropriate message text." So, instead I ordered this to be engraved on the back: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner It does have the advantage of being a bit more ecumenical than my first choice. … [Read more...]