The Guttmacher Institute Gets Gutshot by the Kid

Remember the bratpack cowboy flick Young Guns? Emilio Estevez played the part of Billy “the Kid.” That’s how I’ve always pictured Marc Barnes, since he was knee-high to a grasshopper. And that’s what I call him too.

“The Kid” is a straight shooter, and one hell of a marksman to boot. Check out what happens when the Guttmacher Institute, you know, the respectable scientific research arm of Planned Parenthood, crossed his path. [Read more...]

The Tragic Death of Savita Halappanavar UPDATED

The news of the tragic passing of Savita Halappanavar is burning up the wires and stirring hate and discontent among folks both in Ireland and elsewhere.

I suggest we pause and say a prayer for her and her family as they sort through their loss. This is not the time to be playing armchair surgeon, nor is it time to grab pitchforks and torches and come after the Catholic Church either. The Halappanavar family has enough grief to sort through without us turning them into political footballs and kicking them hither and yon.

Human Life International has put out a press release which makes a lot of sense to me. [Read more...]

Do People Really Like Pictures Of Puppies Rather Than Posts about Saints?

Cody, bane of package deliverers

That’s one of the observations Thomas L. McDonald had regarding blogging. [Read more...]

The Bloggers Meet The Bishops, On Tape, Via YouTube


You may recognize a few of the bloggers here. Take a look, [Read more...]

On the Commemoration of Veteran’s Day…


Back to back secular feast days Frank? What gives? Not what, but who.

I’ve been reading the Catechism, see, and this is what the Church says, [Read more...]

The Whole World Says the Vatican is GaGa over James Bond UPDATED

Really. According to every news organ on the planet, the movie is blessed by His Holiness Himself. NPR said the Vatican loves the film, so the Pope must be alerting his staff to stock up on Orville Redenbacher Popcorn and extra cases of Fanta Orange. The truth? [Read more...]

Happy Halloween…

…from me and Johann Sebastian Bach. Bela Lugosi says have a safe one too. [Read more...]

Does Your Parish Have A Columbarium Yet?

The “Skull” Chapel in Czermna, Poland

If it doesn’t, it probably will soon. Five parishes in the Diocese of Knoxville have them now.

What is a columbarium? It’s a consecrated resting place for the ashes of cremated parishioners.

But Frank, isn’t cremation not allowed by the Catholic Church? Evidently that’s not the case, dear reader. [Read more...]

Work of Mercy: Why Not Give Alms to Syrian Refugees?

 

Father Dwight Longenecker has a little post up about rich folk, giving, and something Jesus said about being saved.  Fr. Dwight titled it, and you should really go read it. Check the combox too, for further reading.

You realize, of course, that in terms of material wealth, the Rich Young Man is a pauper compared to us, right? So is Louis XIV, except the Sun King had gobs of power. But he didn’t have hot and cold running water, toilets, electricity, etc., etc. [Read more...]

Argo, See It! And Other Movie Stuff…

Or should I say ARGOSEEIT! You’ll “get” that after you do.

I know I’m way out of my depth here, recommending movies and such, but my wife and I went and saw Ben Affleck in Argo last night and I recommend that you do too.

Boldly going on Facebook and telling the world to go see a film is something I rarely do. The last time I did something as foolhardy as this, it was to recommend Moonrise Kingdom, which is Wes Anderson’s best film ever. Joe Six-Pack knows. [Read more...]


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