“Masses are Terrible, because Most Priests are Terrible!”

Okay, heinous language and a general sensitivity warning. If you are heinous language sensitive, or super-sensitive in general, don't watch this. You're warned. If you watch it anyway, and find yourself offended, please don't complain to me about it, because you've been warned.This brilliantly Irish rant of a routine was sent to me from a priest friend. I almost had a spasm from laughing. I'm not sure what sort of spasm, but I almost had one. Although I must say, our lovely Nigerian priests … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Chesterton & Lewis warn against tyranny

G. K. Chesterton's helpful assessment of fundamental liberty. By his measure, our liberty is indeed threatened."The free man owns himself. He can damage himself with either eating or drinking; he can ruin himself with gambling. If he does he is certainly a damn fool, and he might possibly be a damned soul; but if he may not, he is not a free man any more than a dog." - Broadcast talk 6-11-35Emphasis mine. Jay at STACLU has a great quote on a similar theme:“Of all tyrannies, a t … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Stupid men, Stupid Parents, Stupid Madison Avenue

My son Buster's pet peeve is the way fathers and young men are portrayed on television either by advertisers or in sitcoms. Overall it seems to Buster that in sitcoms men are fat, sloppy, stupid, lazy, sex-obsessed and unable to function without the help of the fit, very together, stylish, driven, educated and sex-sensible woman. In ads, young men are brain-dead, game-playing couch-potato louts or stupid, monosyllabic Jeff Spicoli knock-offs, and in ads fathers are routinely portrayed as … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Labias Up! Vagina-gazing season is open!

Or something. (H/T Tongue-tied.) No, REALLY. :-)Calling all women of color.“The Vagina Monologues” wants you.That’s the message students have heard in the past weeks, as the annual show has opted to bring women of color center stage, while planning to leave many white women behind the curtains. ... But many other students who participated in previous shows said women of color have stayed away from the play because they believe the script portrays minorities negatively. ... “We ca … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

DNC uses Bush’s PHYSICAL for fodder?

Really...this is pathetic. When you have to use the report on the president's annual physical to give a shrill yell, throw hate darts and play politics, then you might as well just give it up, get back into the sandbox and stop even pretending that you are grown-ups.ATTENTION DEMOCRATS: If you want to be taken seriously - at all - in the next two elections, then you must learn appropriate responses. In this case, the appropriate response to good news about the president's health is … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

It’s called hating the sin and loving the sinner

To some folks - even a few of my readers, from whom I would expect better - it all seems very mysterious - like the height of hypocrisy: Senator Rick Santorum speaks out (a little too forcefully for my taste, but he's not my senator) about the homosexual lifestyle and agenda, and so - somehow - that makes him a hypocrite for defending his gay spokesman, whom some of the left have "outed."“I think it squares very clearly with my public positions on every other issue, which is that I treat p … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Anchoress in rare bad mood. Ranting and mean.

I love that. The doc's office calls and says "your bloodwork is off, can't discuss it on the phone; the doctor would like to see you, would you like an appointment? We have nothing open until Tuesday!"You can just imagine the way I am muttering through my teeth right now.They'll call me if they get a cancellation tomorrow. Grrrrrr.I'm in a bad mood today and have decided to just stew over this for a while. Then I'll probably pray. But first, I'm stewing.And because I am in a bad … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

My Vagina and Me: Politically Incorrect and Lovin’ it!

Every year, in preparation for Valentine's Day (V-day, or Vagina Day in politically correct, whack-a-doo feminist enclaves) various college campuses, community centers and umm, Unitarian churches prepare to use the occasion not to celebrate an early Christian Martyr, but to suggest that every woman is a martyr of sorts, a lone upholder of vaginal integrity, thrown into a tarpit of bubbling male lust and violence.Right on schedule, comes this story re the University of Oregon, which is undergoing … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Christmas and the Holy Name.

It seems some Christians are feeling full of beans and vinegar, this Christmas, and they're takin' it to the business streets and basically saying, "Pony up wit' da "Merry Christmases", or we're shoppin' at the Wal-Mart!" (Hattip to Polipundit.Now, I've mentioned that we have a little bit of this brewing in our own household as younger son Buster takes a stand. But I do think this whole issue of hotheaded insistance on saying the words "Merry Christmas" needs some looking at.I do understand some … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Stop Talking Nonsense!

I have never responded to a comment made in a thread with a whole new posting, but one visitor to this site, Joseph Marshall (with whom I share a common love of farce and Ella Fitzgerald) posted that he really couldn't understand why some Democrats and former Democrats are pleading for a healthy, sane Democrat party. Since I respect Marshall as a fellow Wodehousian, I've decided to respond here, and bring his comments to the fore.Sez Joe:  The only thing WORTH opposing in Republican … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK