Defending Benedict Against Theatricals

There is a plot afoot to arrest the Pope when he goes to England in September. As it seems Her Majesty, the Queen had apparently expressed an interest in putting Benedict up at Buckingham Palace, I am intrigued to imagine the Defender of the Faith and the head of the Church of England, giving sanctuary and protection to the Bishop of Rome.But then Christ in the fullness of time will restore all things to himself!The basis for the plot is a single document being lauded as a smoking gun … [Read more...]

The Celibacy Lecture

My husband was working with the Scouts this weekend and the church scandals came up. One woman said, "if the Catholics did not insist on a celibate priesthood..."My husband, a quiet sort, answered as he worked, "the Scouts have had their share of sex-abuser scoutmasters; none of them were celibate priests."I have my own response to the "if only priests were not celibate" lecture but because it is a rather mean answer, I only use it if the lecturer has been rude about it. I ask them: was … [Read more...]


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