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

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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...]

Hurricane McCain

I’ve had my knuckles rapped in the combox for being political. I’m a priest and I’m not supposed to be political. Well, forgive me, but I guess I can comment on what I think about the election. I’m not telling people in sermons, “Go out and vote for Ron Paul” or anything. I wonder if [Read More...]

Woooweee!!!

Earlier in the summer I saw Sarah Palin’s name suggested as a possible GOP veep on Jay Anderson’s blog. She seemed really interesting, but a total long shot. I never thought she’d make it. McCain must have been reading Jay’s blog. Anyway, today I stopped at the bank on the way home from school and [Read More...]

Jigsaw Puzzle Ecumenism

Here’s my latest article  for InsideCatholic. It’s looking at where and why and how Ecumenism with Anglicans might move forward. See what you think. [Read more...]

Check Out

Why no blogs from Father Longenecker? Here’s where I’ve been: Check out the pictures of our beautiful kids coming back to school. [Read more...]

When Does Human Life Begin?

Just look at Speaker of the House,  Nancy Pelosi the ‘loyal and devoted Catholic’ lying through her teeth about what the church teaches. This clip also has Obama’s infantile answer: “The question of when human life begins is beyond my pay grade…” So this is a smart Harvard educated guy?  The other awful thing about [Read More...]

Not folksy

I’m not really that interested in politics, and I’m certainly far from an expert prognosticator, but I think Obama will lose in November, and here’s why: the Democrats have become the party of the elite, and the majority of ordinary Americans have an instinctive dislike for the elite. Check back through most of the recent [Read More...]


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