BREAKING: Satanic Temple Walks Back: Do They Mean It? STAY TUNED

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Earlier this morning, I contacted Priya Dua, a spokesperson for The Satanic Temple, and she confirmed for me that the organization's May 12 "Re-enactment of a Satanic Black Mass" would involve the use of a Consecrated Host. Shortly after our conversation, I was put in touch with the perfectly pleasant-sounding Lucien Greaves, who appears to be a lead spokesperson for the group. I had meant to ask him how the Host had been obtained, and why such an effort had been made. He seemed unsure that … [Read more...]

“Yes we will use a Consecrated Host” at Harvard “Black Mass”

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Following up on this post, I have made a couple of phone calls to the The Cambridge Queen’s Head where Madelyn, an events manager, first promised to "research this", saying that her computers were down. During a subsequent conversation, sounding very flustered, she and told me she had no comment to offer at the moment. Confirming that she is the Events manager, she promised a response later today. She did confirm to another caller that the Harvard Cultural Exchange is having an event … [Read more...]

No Confirmation Yet on Harvard Black Mass Story

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I saw this last night at the Women of Grace site, and was skeptical. I remain so today: The Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club is hosting a black mass on May 12 to be staged by The Satanic Temple and which will include a consecrated host. According to a press release from The Satanic Temple, they plan on presenting the black mass at the Queens Head Pub in Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA along with “an academic narration that explores the ritual’s unique history and … [Read more...]

Belying Emily Letts’ “good abortion” Words: Her Face UPDATE

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Kathy Schiffer calls a video of Emily Letts getting an abortion "weird", and if all you take into account is this young woman's words, they are weird; they make almost no sense. “I know that sounds weird, but to me, this was as birth-like as it could be. It will always be a special memory for me. I still have my sonogram, and if my apartment were to catch fire, it would be the first thing I’d grab.” If you let yourself become distracted by what is coming from her mouth, you miss all … [Read more...]

Patheos Celebrates 5 Years: The Best Memory is YOU

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Be on the lookout, for the next couple of days, for horns blowing and confetti flying at random as you open pages here at Patheos, because we're celebrating our Fifth Anniversary online! Woohoo! (#patheos5yrs), and we're making it interesting, too, by giving you a lot to look at and learn about starting with some background on our energetic founding under Leo and Cathie Brunnick, and also a little bit about how we've grown as a 'net presence (the Catholic Channel alone averages over 2 million … [Read more...]

Top Reasons to Admire Jennifer Fulwiler

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By now you've likely seen the book trailer wherein 32 authors and one banana take turns reading from Jennifer Fulwiler's long-awaited book, Something Other than God. I was flattered to be asked to blurb the book (which I read in one sitting, from a pdf, on my iphone, which is really all you need to know about how good it is!) and I wrote: This book could have been called Indiana Fulwiler and the Quest for Truth. This personal conversion story reads like an adventure novel one cannot put … [Read more...]

Palin and Baptism: It’s simple, folks. She’s wrong.

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Sarah Palin is not the same woman in 2014 that she was in 2008. Sarah Palin in 2008 was a governor who had a solid reputation for being able to work across the aisle, with both Republicans and Democrats. She was not yet someone capable of saying, as she does here, "not all intolerant-anti-freedom-leftist-liberals are hypocrites. I'm kidding, yes they are." "If I were in charge..." (Audience cheers on cue...fade to black.) That's nowhere near the quality of her former speech-making; … [Read more...]

MSM Warned: Be Nice or Hillary Won’t Give Us Her Presidency!

Via Sissy Willis, who writes: "Anita Kuntz's 1993 NYT Sunday Mag illustration of "Saint Hillary" graced what Peggy Noonan later called "the first and still definitive Hillary Clinton take-down." Update: Airbrushed from the New York Times online during the 2007-08 primary, ["Saint Hillary"] has apparently been restored": Read "Saint Hillary", by the late Michael Kelly,  here.

I know, I know, I said I would write no more on politics, except where it affects the church, but this isn't really about politics. It's about the media. Truthfully, when I'm griping about politics, it's almost always about the press. In this case I'm more amused than annoyed. The source of my amusement is this politico piece, which I found during one of my increasingly rare surveys of the Drudge Report. Drudge had singled out one line of the piece as provocative: “Look, she hates you. … [Read more...]

Why Peggy and Joan Were So Harsh to Don Draper

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I've gotten into a terrible habit of watching Mad Men with one eye on the twitter thread (#MadMen) partly because -- as a tail-end baby boomer -- it's an easy way to quickly get info on some of the show's references which escape me (this week's opener, with Don in a theater watching The Model Shop, for instance) but also because reading people's reactions to the show is hilarious entertainment. Twitter reactions to that show were particularly passionate -- and often profane -- concerning the … [Read more...]

Bad moments in broadcasting don’t get much worse…

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Yeah...it's that bad. … [Read more...]


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