Your Creepy, Post Gosnell Verdict, Quote of the Week, Courtesy of NARAL…

“Now, let’s make sure these women are vindicated by delivering what all women deserve: Access to the full range of health services including safe, high-quality and legal abortion care.”

–Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America [Read more...]

Sorry Forbes, But You Can’t Fool Papa Francis…

Knows bloat when he sees it, cuts costs at the Vatican Bank.

Pope Francis sent out a tweet I missed the other day. The howls of opprobrium started up immediately. [Read more...]

We Live On An Unusual Planet In An Unusual Solar System. That’s Two “Unusuals.”

Or so we thought…
Image Credit: Robert Krulwich/NPR

Yesterday, I was going on about the Sun. Today, Robert Krulwich, of NPR’s science desk, has a very interesting piece up today on a blog that is written and illustrated by him.

It’s called, Our Very Normal Solar System Isn’t Normal Anymore. [Read more...]

What’s The Sun Got To Do With That Weird Weather We’ve Been Having?

I don’t know, but it’s completely out of our hands. Maddening, isn’t it? [Read more...]

Bishop O’Connell Accepts Resignations of Youth Ministers Who Enabled Fr. Fugee, And Of Parish Pastor UPDATED

Fr. Michael Fugee, center, with his longtime friends Michael and Amy Lenehan.

The tremors out of the Archdiocese of Newark can still be felt. The latest news concerns the termination of lay youth ministers, Michael and Amy Lenehan, longtime friends of Fr. Fugee

Below is a copy of Bishop O’Connell’s e-mail to priests dated yesterday afternoon announcing the above developments. [Read more...]

Archbishop Myers Accepts Resignation of Fr. Michael Fugee…

Archdiocese of Newark spokesman Jim Goodness
Photo Credit: The Star-Ledger

Effective immediately. The news came earlier this evening, via The Star-Ledger’s Mark Mueller,

The Roman Catholic priest at the center of a public furor enveloping Newark Archbishop John J. Myers has resigned from ministry, a spokesman for the archdiocese said tonight. [Read more...]

The Emergency Birth Control Pill Available to Minors? The Justice Department Is Appealing That Decision

In case you missed the news that Plan-B type contraceptive pills were set to be available without a prescription for minors aged 15 years of age, the New York Times reports that the Department of Justice is appealing that decision. Take a look, [Read more...]

Has Archbishop Meyers Lifted the Lifetime Ban From Ministering to Youth For Fr. Michael Fugee? UPDATED

Archbishop John J. Myers. Image Credit: Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger

It appears that this might be the case, if I’m reading the letter that Archbishop Meyers wrote to the priests of the Archdiocese of Newark back in February correctly. Of course, he may not have known that Fr. Fugee was violating the agreement with the local Prosecutors Office, though there seems to be plenty of evidence pointing in that direction. [Read more...]

If This Happened In My Diocese, The Bishop Would Know My Eye Color Down to the Flecks…UPDATED

Me and my lifetime ban, hangin’ with the kids…

He would see them up close and personal when I asked questions like, “Isn’t there an abbot in a remote monastery who needs a permanent dishwasher in the scullery for work while said dishwasher is not praying the Divine Office? Why is this man not sent there?”

Who is Father Michael Fugee, and why should you care? Folks in New Jersey are pretty familiar with him and his story. His handling, or mishandling, by Archbishop John J. Myers is pretty much the thing of which legends are made. Legendary ineptness, I mean. [Read more...]

Why Does Fox News Hate the U.S. Constitution?

This would be one of those rare times when I thank God for lawyers. Because if the whiz kids at Fox News is where “conservatives” are getting their fix of “right thinking,” then they are doing it from the wrong end of the sewer pipe.

I’ll let court jester Jon Stewart show you what I mean. [Read more...]


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