The Unthinkable: To Rome I Go!

Back in July I did one of my loud, obnoxious huff-and-puffs:Honestly, do I have to go to Rome and storm the press office of the Holy See, and sit the curia down and pull their hats off to smack them upside the head?Now, oddly--unimaginably--well...I'm going to Rome and will be visiting the press offices of the Holy See, to boot!And no, you smart-alecks, the picture above is not meant to indicate that my presence in Rome portends a coming darkness. Stop that!What happened is basically … [Read more...]

Anchoress and Benedict on NPR

If any of you happen to be near a radio at about 6:55 ET, turn to NPR and you'll hear me, gassing away, (along with Fr. James Martin, among others) about the pope's new blog. Specifically, I give him a bit of joking "advice," such as: "try to get linked by Instapundit! Gets you more exposure, then you can charge more for blogads!" And, "...if I link to him, he's got to link back to me!"Fr. Martin emails that in the transcripts I got the pull-quote!"He should have some favorite YouTube … [Read more...]

On the Radio over Glendon

I'll be over my blog-father Ed Morrissey's place at 3PM to discuss Mary Ann Glendon's withdrawal from Notre Dame's Commencement.Read her letter to Fr. Jenkins here. Magnificent and classy.First, as a longtime consultant to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, I could not help but be dismayed by the news that Notre Dame also planned to award the president an honorary degree. This, as you must know, was in disregard of the U.S. bishops’ express request of 2004 that Catholic institutions “ … [Read more...]


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