Spadaro, Straw Men and Scapegoats

When will these people learn that not all conservatives are Wal-Mart shoppers with a gun rack in their pick up? [Read more…]

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From My Side of the Screen

Hearing confessions is not easy. Its actually hard, often tiresome work. [Read more…]

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On European Ignorance and Arrogance

There are few things more frustrating than ignorance and arrogance combined. I lived in England for twenty five years, and I’ve lived in America for about thirty. I can tell you from experience that an awful lot of Americans are pretty darned ignorant. This is not to say they are stupid. Its to observe that [Read More…]

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Falling Short of God’s Glory

Some time ago I got an anonymous email which said something like, “Get over the idea that there is such a thing as sin. Sin is a stupid idea made up by religious people like you to fleece people of their money and scare them about hell. People like you are evil and wicked and [Read More…]

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We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder

Today’s first reading at Mass was the story of Jacob’s Ladder. You remember the one–where he is traveling and he camps out by a shrine and take a rock from the shrine as a pillow? He dreams of a stairway to heaven with angels going up and down. He wakes up and calls the place [Read More…]

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Is All Sin the Same?

Any kid in a half decent confirmation class will be able to tell you that all sin is not the same. [Read more…]

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