About Moving The Vatican City Legation…(Stuff I Refuse To Be Upset About)

Current location (left) vs. new location (right). I vote for the new location.

Recently a firestorm of fake dudgeon was released into the Catholic blogosphere when news came that the U.S. Embassy to Vatican City was, horror of horrors, going to be moved to a space that was available where the U.S. Embassy to Italy was located in Rome. The hue and cry from some quarters was loud and long.

Former ambassadors to the Holy See lined up to whine about the perceived slight they were enduring. Meanwhile, the current Ambassador to the Holy See was fine with the idea, and the Vatican was cool with it too. But that didn’t placate folks, and you know what? Neither will this blog post. [Read more...]

About That “Unprecendented” Poll Asking Catholic’s Opinions On Church Teachings…UPDATED

They thought what? Seriously?!

Two things.

A) It is a survey, not a poll and, B) it was sent to the bishops, not to every member of His Majesty’s ship’s company.  EWTN News has the gouge. [Read more...]

Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Texas Abortion Restrictions

Before today’s news broke…

I’m of the mind that this is good news. Cecile Richards, on the other hand, probably doesn’t think so. [Read more...]

In The News: Alabama Joins EWTN In Suit Against The HHS Mandate, and Benghazi-Gate Gets New Life…

As the HHS takes it on the chin for the failures in allowing folks to sign up for Obamacare, another blow is landed on them. [Read more...]

Lou Reed, Requiescat In Pace

I just heard the news that Lou Reed passed away. Rolling Stone has an obituary up, as does every other wire service on the planet.

If he was anything like me, he was probably a big time sinner. So I said a prayer for his soul, and the souls of everyone else who have passed on to eternity with him today. [Read more...]

Sanity Check: Is Gendercide De Facto Law in Great Britain?

It would seem so. By gendercide, I mean sex-selection abortion, as generally the feminine sex comes out on the short end of the stick. [Read more...]

Because You Never Know When Pope Francis Might Send You An E-Mail

Didn’t know I could do that, did you?

First it was phone calls, then it was letters and interviews. And now il Papa just might e-mail you like he did Menachem Rosensaft. [Read more...]

IRS Dirty Tricks And The HHS Mandate

Who put the “eye” in IRS?

Just in case you’ve forgotten, the Washington Examiner‘s Joel Gehrke shot out a little bulletin with the details. [Read more...]

Joe Six-Pack Unpacks Pope Francis’s Interview (Part I) UPDATED

Pope Francis knows who really pays our bills…

“I do not know what might be the most fitting description….I am a sinner. This is the most accurate definition. It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner.”

Pope Francis’s candid answer to the first question of the interview read ’round the world set the tone for all that would follow. [Read more...]

Just Because The Church Is A Mother, Doesn’t Mean You Won’t Get Punished

Worth a thousand words. Photo credit: Angela Wylie

Fresh off Pope Francis’s remarks about the Church being a Mother, priests being like shepherdesses, kind and gentle, hugging the flock with tenderness etc., folks seem to have forgotten one thing. Just because Mom is a woman doesn’t mean she’s a pushover. [Read more...]


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