Because Catholics Say Stuff Like This…And Mean It

You know, like soon after their city has been devastated by a nuclear bomb. Catholics, being fallen human beings, say other stuff that is less encouraging too. But thoughts like the ones above are timeless, beautiful, and true.

I have faith that I will meet Takashi Nagai in person one day.

Which reminds me! My friends Ian and Dominic Higgins are busting their buns trying to squeeze the film version of Nagai’s life into the can before the next anniversary of the Nagasaki bombing rolls around (August 9). I’m talking about All That Remains. [Read more...]

Groucho Marx on Politics…

H/T Gentle Mint

These Kids Are Alright…

They are the College Students Against HHS. Go like them on their Facebook page at once. Captain’s orders. Here’s there mission statement:

We are the College Students of America.
We are the youth of the nation.
We come from all different faiths, backgrounds, heritages, and schools of thought. [Read more...]

Fr. Leo Gives the POTUS the Finger on the HHS Mandate?

It’s Presidents Day here in the U.S., and I’m on holiday. That means I get to do “honey-do’s” while the rest of the family goes and watches a matinee. But before I light into the list of chores I’ve been given, I wanted to share this gem I uncovered on the HHS Mandate.

I’m a history buff, see? The photograph above is of the crew of the USS Pueblo. Remember the Pueblo Incident? She was boarded by the North Koreans in 1968 in “international waters” and her crew was hauled off and imprisoned for 10 months. During their internment, the crew figured a way to let folks know that they were resisting. Guess what that way was? [Read more...]

Hugh Hewitt was at Ground Zero on the HHS Mandate the Other Day

Where? Thomas Aquinas College in California. When? You guessed it: on the feast of Saint Paul of the Shipwreck. Isn’t that a beautiful campus? As Mr. Hewitt notes,

I arranged this date last year after a quick visit to the campus on Memorial Day Weekend 2011.  It is a beautiful place with a unique “Great Books” curriculum, and it is a thoroughly tradition Roman Catholic institution. [Read more...]

Because Blaise Pascal Spoke Truth to Power Like this

I love Blaise Pascal. I’ve said that before a number of times. The guy accomplished more in the thirty-nine short years of his life than I ever will, and I look forward to sharing a beer with him in Heaven. And if he doesn’t like beer, I’ll share a glass of wine with him instead.

He is a mathematical genius who can also write well. His Pensées are easy to read, easy to understand, and he gets right to the point. And as unlikely as our friendship may seem to you (dead guy genius befriends knuckle-headed, and still living, Marine), the Holy Spirit brought us together. So go figure.

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Buzz Lightyear and Coogan & Brydon With a Few Words For Those Who Fear Signing the Petition…

because they have to set up an “account” and give the White House their e-mail address. First up, Buzz explains it to Woody, [Read more...]

Max Lindenman Ponders the Question: After the HHS Mandate, Are We Family?

Or is this just a political “flash in the pan?” I think it’s the former, at least for a little while, but Max has different thoughts in his post, Here Comes Everybody? Don’t Bet On It. I’d comment further, but I’m kinda busy trying to get into orbit right now. The good ship Freedom of Conscience just cleared through 16,000 signatures. Folks must be taking this scripture passage to heart on this issue. You know me, “Mr. Pamchenko.[Read more...]

About The White House Petition Website…

Keep this in mind.

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Heh! Maintain an even strain.

The Theme Song From The South Carolina Debate

You know, the one they didn’t play, and the one they hoped you had forgotten, or hopefully, had never heard. The one that 4 out of 5 of these candidates, and the Incumbent, don’t want me to play. The one for the Road to Tehran. Sing it along with me, won’t you? I’ll even include the lyrics below the video. [Read more...]


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