Michael Barone

OBAMA ACTS LIKES SHOP- STEWARD-IN-CHIEF: Would that be President Norma Rae? [Read more...]

Sola Scriptura

FRANCIS BECKWITH: on the journey: “. . .it became obvious to me that every major doctrinal dispute in the first six centuries of the Church could not have been resolved by mere citation of Bible verses. Rather, it required an elegant and rationally defensible interaction between the text of Scripture and certain philosophical categories. [...]But [Read More...]


SENSITIVITY IS EITHER A TWO-WAY STREET or it is wholly an illusion [Read more...]

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Piping Hot Magma!

SPECTACULAR VIDEO FOOTAGE: Mt. Etna erupts at night; lava flows [Read more...]

Political Passive-Aggressive Playbook

CALL MITT ROMNEY WEIRD? Why no, I’ll fire anyone who calls Mitt Romney “weird”. It would be wrong to call a guy “weird” after all. Who would ever suggest that? Not us! [Read more...]

6 Points, No Foul!

SCORED BY BENEDICT XVI: Relentlessly unafraid of ideas, and relentlessly NOT the “scary authoritarian” some wanted to portray: “Religion is not a separate area marked off from society … (but) a natural element within society, constantly recalling the vertical dimension: attentive listening to God as the condition for seeking the common good, for seeking justice [Read More...]

Catholic New Media Awards

VOTING BEGINS!: The lovely Pat Gohn’s Among Women Podcast is among the nominees along with some old and ‘not old’ faves and some fresh voices you may want to get to know! Register and vote if you are so inclined. [Read more...]

If Only…if only…

“IF ONLY WE’D NOMINATED HILLARY!”: If only’s are wastes of time. Especially when the candidate was never serious to begin with. Thompson’s almost-candidacy was the great tease of 2008. And it soured lots of people when it became clear that a tease was all it ever was. [Read more...]

Obamacare Setback

TURNS OUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO EAT THE PEAS!: In fact compulsory pea-eating may be unconstitutional! Court of Appeals finds the individual mandate unconstitutional. Clearly, the appeals will go on, in uproar until the kids are crying and the parents are sleeping apart. [Read more...]