The MSM Catechism: Honor Thy Orgasm, And All The Kingdoms of the Earth Will Be Yours UPDATED

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Joe Six-Pack here with a short little post on the worlds’ fascination with the orgasm. Remember my little missive on the subject before? [Read more…]

Smallville Sends a Cardinal Off to the Conclave UPDATED

Justin Francis Cardinal Rigali, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, took wing today from the airport in Knoxville, Tennessee to gather with his peers in Rome for the conclave. [Read more…]

The Papal Twitter Account Will Close? PSYCH!

News like this always makes me go, “Huh?” What part of the simple procedure to hand off the Twitter account to a successor am I missing here?

Turns out, this “news” is more akin to an “off sides,” or a runner leaving the blocks before the pistol fires. [Read more…]

Pope Benedict XVI’s Title After Retirement Revealed…

The speculation is over. [Read more…]

German Bishops: Emergency Contraception in Case of Rape is Licit if the Pill Doesn’t Induce Abortion UPDATED

Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, head of Germany’s bishop’s conference gives a media statement before the German bishop’s annual meeting in Trier, February 18, 2013. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

As best as I can make out between two years of high school German and Google Translate, the bishops in Germany basically said that this decision was made in consultation with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Pontifical Academy for Life.

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Nine U.S. Senators Say Hobby Lobby Is Protected from the HHS Mandate By Law


And a couple of Representatives from the House too. And which law might that be? The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, signed into law way back in 1993 by President Bill Clinton.

The Becket Fund has the details, [Read more…]

Italian Cardinal: Cardinal Mahony Could Be Asked to Skip Conclave

The Cardinal Mahony story just got bigger than the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Here’s what the Washington Post shared earlier today,

VATICAN CITY — The controversy over Cardinal Roger Mahony’s vote in the conclave that will elect a new pope has now reached the Vatican, with at least one cardinal musing aloud that the former archbishop of Los Angeles should consider staying home. [Read more…]

Cardinal Mahony? Before You Head to Rome, We’d Like to Ask You A Few Questions

Image Source: Don Bartletti, Los Angeles Times

Harriet Adams of the Los Angeles Times notes that,

Judge clears way for Mahony deposition in sex abuse case

Before Cardinal Roger Mahony boards a plane for Rome to help elect the next pope, he will be questioned under oath about his handling of clergy sex abuse cases. [Read more…]

If You Love Pope Benedict XVI, Set Him Free

And so we woke up this morning to the news that Pope Benedict XVI is resigning his post as Captain of the Barque of Saint Peter. The best reaction I’ve seen so far comes from Fr. James Martin, SJ, [Read more…]

President of Ave Maria University on What A Workable HHS Mandate Looks Like

 Hint: It’s not the most recent attempt floated last Friday. Writing an op-ed piece in The Hill, Jim Towey, President of Ave Maria University, explains why the college is not impressed with the new version of the Mandate, and what a workable solution for religious liberty would look like.

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