For all the saints (including all the jerks)

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A few years ago, Max Lindenman asked “What saints can’t you stand?” The responses are pretty interesting: There are some saints that no one likes, because they were unpleasant weirdos. Then there are some that inspire and enchant some people, while repelling and disgusting others. For me, St. John Vianney is one of these repellant types. Every time I hear a saint quote that makes me go, “WHAT?!?!” it turns out to be St. John Vianney. Oh, well—there are plenty of other saints. When John Paul II w … [Read more...]

Brilliant men in dark boxes

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Anybody remember when this happened?   This was back in 2011, when the NAACP hid a prominent statue of George Washington inside a wooden box during a MLK Day rally, offering the terminally lame excuse that the box that shielded the crowd from Washington's face would make a more suitable backdrop for the rally’s speakers.   The NAACP denies any intention of disrespect, but their narrow view of history is no secret:  anyone who owned slaves is a racist, and anyone … [Read more...]

At Synod, Sex-Obsessed Catholic Church Finally Talks About Sex, Finally

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It is stunning that the Bishops are talking about sex! As long as you are the kind of person who wakes up stunned to see the sun rise, stunned to find that you have feet at the end of your legs, stunned to discover that the floor under those feet is still made out of wood, just like it has been for decades and decades. Read the rest at the Register.  … [Read more...]

Gut yontiff, Pontiff!

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That's what the Jewish Daily Forward can say to Pope Francis, because they just named him one of the 50 most influential Jews in the United States.  (Apparently they traditionally choose two non-Jewish candidates who show "respect and an understanding of Jewish culture").Of course, they could just as easily have chosen Benedict XVI or John Paul IIOr Pope Paul VIor Pope John XXIIIand of course Pope Pius XII.So next time you meet the pope and want to wis … [Read more...]

At the Register: Happy Feast Day, JP II!

Did you know the man could sing? … [Read more...]


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