Lileks on Letterman on Palin – UPDATED

If you have missed it, the old rule that you don't go after a politicians kids (which has been strongly, and correctly, in place under all Democrat presidents, and was even sometimes practiced about the Bush-twins) does not apply to Sarah Palin, and has never applied to Sarah Palin. You may get nagged at for observing that Michelle Obama looks like she is angry, but it's "funny pop-culture-coolness" to suggest that Sarah Palin (who is a stoopit hick, afterall) looks "like a slutty flight … [Read more...]

The Ancient of Days…

Do not be afraid of this piece, and don't email me with a wagging finger, admonishing me for posting something written by someone who has the phrase "new age" in her general vicinity.Just read this and marvel at the truth of it, a truth you will feel acknowledged in the surge of your own marrow.Marvel at the way the Most Ancient of Days has gotten all up inside this writer's head, and completely overwhelmed all of the "new" and "modern" ideas she has held on to for so long; how she discovers … [Read more...]

Prejean; cautionary tale for Christians – UPDATED

Good for her. In America, we should not be watching a person endure character assassination and the possible loss of livelihood because she has committed the sin of daring to hold a "politically incorrect" position. Carrie Prejean was asked a question and she answered it. In America, once upon a time, the people who referred to themselves as "liberal" believed that one was entitled to one's opinion and to full respect for it. Currently in America, every diversity is celebrated except the … [Read more...]

From Vagina to Vitae

Regular readers are aware that I once wrote a post entitled Labia's Up; Vagina Gazing Season is Open.It is evidence of my own naivete that I created that title without ever once considering the shock-effect it would have on people using google to search for something very different than a rant about The Vagina Monologues.As I have written, I have loud issues with that insipid play and so my warrior vagina and I have done battle against it, when we were not quasi-sneering at Vagina Health … [Read more...]

Feast of the Annunciation

"The Angel of the Lord appeared unto Mary," R: And she conceived by the Holy Spirit -- The AngelusA nearby parish rings the Angelus bells twice a day, and I love it. Sometimes in Manhattan, you can hear a church ringing the Angelus. People hurry by; possibly few of them even hear the bells, and those who do may think they are simply tolling 6PM, or noon.The Angelus is a devotion of the Church. At the tolling of the bells, signifying mid-day or evening prayer, a leader will intone, "The … [Read more...]

Anchoress writes at 'First Things' – UPDATED

Oh, isn't that awful? My header, I mean. It's all about me, me, me!But I am very pleased to have a piece running as a Daily Article over at First Things, the invaluable ecumenical journal (founded by one of my rosary partners, Richard John Neuhaus) that gathers us together at the corner where faith and politics meet. It's a happy day!In the piece - which you can read here, I am responding to Sr. Sandra M. Schneiders' recent hootenanny of hubris published over at the National Catholic … [Read more...]

"Jesus the reformed racist…"

That would be the finding of the very ummm...let me be kind here...intellectually incurious, so-saturated- with -political correctness that they can no longer think, or view anything but through their narrow, narrow prism - Anglican Church of Canada:The Anglican Church of Canada (ACoC) has published a Lenten reflection that portrays Jesus as a racist who saw the error of his ways after being challenged by the Canaanite woman in Matthew's Gospel. The ACoC was long ago taken over by politically … [Read more...]

Obama: Your conscience means nothing to me…UPDATED

I've been waiting for this story and knew it would come - dropped on a Friday night, of course:Taking another step into the abortion debate, the Obama administration today will move to rescind a controversial rule that allows healthcare workers to deny abortion counseling or other family planning services if doing so would violate their moral beliefs, according to administration officials.The rollback of the so-called conscience rule comes just two months after the Bush administration … [Read more...]

Pope Punks Pelosi Pic

In my piece for Pajamas Media, I said that basically, the meeting between The Pope and The Pelosi would produce no fireworks, and that "...the impact of this meeting may not be felt until it has been forgotten."Well. Not quite. The Vatican - clearly as aware as Pelosi of the power of an image - made a point of releasing no photo, as "the encounter was private" and the pope "briefly greeted" Pelosi and did not mention any other subject they may have discussed.:Benedict spoke of the church's … [Read more...]

Virginity, Chastity, Nunstuff

Got an email from someone today wondering why I did not write about Candlemas.Feb 2 is actually one of my very favorite feast days, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, (if I'd ever become a nun I'd have been Sr. Mary Whatever of the Presentation of the Christ) and I would write something about it, but Kansas Catholic has such beautiful pictures, and this priest has the info, so I'll just send you over there.Meanwhile, some young women are advancing in their spiritual journeys within … [Read more...]


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