Pay Grade?

Why did the media allow a Presidential candidate to squirm out of an awkward, but crucial question by saying, “That’s above my pay grade.” but a Vice Presidential candidate is mocked, berated and scorned for being slightly confused over the ‘Bush Doctrine’ (something many Americans have never heard of) which has four or five different [Read More...]

Palin the Disney Princess?

In a smart article over at Inside Catholic Mark Shea points out how dumb the Democrats will be if they continue to attack Sarah Palin’s ‘ordinariness.’ Is her winning narrative something out of a ‘bad Disney movie’ as actor Matt Damon has protested? Yes it is. As a matter of fact, it is this same [Read More...]

Palin Interview

I didn’t see the Palin interview, but from the reports I read she sailed through it with flying colors, despite the fact that the interviewer was condescending, tried to trip her up and kept interrupting and quibbling. Here are some of the perceived results: 1. Global Warming – she doesn’t take an extreme view. She [Read More...]

Caption Competition

“Remember dear friends, it is impossible to have both hair and brains…” [Read more...]

Feminism and Paganism

“Are women priests necessarily pagans?” asks a reader. Yes and no.  No, of course they’re not necessarily conscious pagans. Many of the women priests I knew in the Anglican Church were just nice, good, pious Christian ladies who wanted to serve Jesus and his church. They were not all bra burning feminists, men haters or wacky eco-femi-nazis. Their [Read More...]

Dinosaurs and Pyramids

In the combox someone has commented that creationists are loonies who believe that dinosaurs helped build the pyramids 3,000 years ago. I guess nothing gets my goat more than a person who first creates a straw man characature of the beliefs of someone they disagree with, and then knocks it down with disdain. This tendency [Read More...]

Episcopaganism

Read this article from the Daily Telegraph to learn how Wicca is not only attracting more and more women, but how feminism in the ‘Christian’ Protestant Churches is gradually changing the theology from Christianity to open paganism. Those of us who were opposed to women priests in the Anglican church years ago predicted that it [Read More...]

Bogged Blog

Sometimes the blog gets bogged down. I’m a pretty busy guy and don’t always do the number of blog posts I’d like. However, yesterday I got some encouragement. I went to my mailbox at school and saw a package from Amazon. I hadn’t ordered anything. It turned out to be a beautifully gift wrapped book [Read More...]

Attack of the Killer Bishops

Gerald Warner of London’s Daily Telegraph has this robust article about the US bishops attack on Joe Biden. It’s about time the bishops correct the Kennedy-Pelosi-Biden type of Catholics. Three cheers! [Read more...]

I’ll Ask ‘er

Here’s a nice photo gallery of Sarah and Todd Palin arriving back in Alaska. Reminds me of an old joke,  “Your wife ever been to Fairbanks?”  “Alaska?” “You mean you don’t know?” [Read more...]

Roe v Wade

Some pro-abortion Americans think that the only thing the pro-life cause cares about is the repeal of the Roe v. Wade decision and the criminalization of abortion. They imagine that pro-life advocates will try to lock up every woman who has an abortion and every doctor who performs one. There are two points to be [Read More...]

Hick or Slick?

This article from London’s Daily Telegraph shakes up the image of Sarah Palin as a goofy know-nothing redneck, and shows that she is a not a hick, but a slick and shrewd politician with ten years experience in the corridors of Alaskan power. Read it for another view. [Read more...]

Red Door

Sixteen years ago St Joseph’s School started with $800.00 in the bank and thirteen students in a little house loaned by the local Lutheran Church. Last year they demolished the house, but they gave us the red door at the front of the house. This year we have 539 students in grades 6-12. The red [Read More...]

Palin Hiding?

What’s all the fuss about Sarah Palin ‘hiding’ from reporters? Why should she want to give anything at all to the pirahnas who have, for the first week of her being on the national stage done nothing but throw dirt, attack her personal life, attack her children and spread vicious rumors and lies about her? [Read More...]

Comment

Picked up on a news combox: “Will somebody please remind Sarah Palin that Jesus Christ was a community organizer and Pontius Pilate was a governor?” Nice. [Read more...]

War and Abortion

There’s some fuzzy thinking among Catholics on the issue of abortion and war. The argument goes like this: “Vote Democrat and innocent babies get killed through abortion. Vote Republican and innocent people get killed in an unjust war. Since you’re going to end up with killing either way, let’s ignore those issues and focus on [Read More...]

Biden and Pelosi Tag Team

I’m picking up some new arguments from Pelosi and Biden that abortion is immoral, but it shouldn’t be criminalized. Is this really the argument they’re making at this time?  It is true that there are a few things, like sex outside marriage, that are immoral, but are not crimes in civil law, but do we [Read More...]

Sarah Palin Cartoon

[Read more...]

The View from London

The Times of London has one of the most perceptive articles about Palin and the future of politics in the USA. So often it is the British journalists who reveal us to ourselves more than our own writers. Read it here. [Read more...]

Experience and Integrity

Much has been spouted about Sarah Palin’s lack of experience, but do you know what? You can buy experience. You can buy brains. You can buy advice, and every President has the best that money can buy. What you can’t buy is integrity, guts, brains, passion and chutzpah. Sarah Palin seems to have all that [Read More...]

Podcast Sermons?

I’m thinking of putting my sermons from St Mary’s up on a podcast slot on my website. Would any of you out there use this facility? If so, please vote in the combox. It’s going to cost me some money, so I don’t want to do it if no one is going to take advantage [Read More...]

The Centrality of Sacrifice

If you’ve seen Mel Gibson’s film Apocolypto you’ll remember the pretty graphic scenes of human sacrifice. Most primitive religions featured human sacrifice and ritualistic cannibalism in some form or other at some point. The logic was pretty simple: to appease the gods you gave them something valuable. What would they like? Life. How do you give [Read More...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X