February 1, 2020

I post them together for three reasons. First, because I enjoy bragging about the fact that Albert Shea, the tenor (second from left) in the Buffalo Bills was my cousin and bears an uncanny resemblance to my Dad that still freaks me out. I like to watch The Music Man now and then because it’s like seeing my Dad alive again. Also, it’s a fun musical. Second, I post The Music Man clip to introduce the second two clips, which… Read more

January 31, 2020

As the Christian Right metamorphoses into a Christian Nationalist cult of lies, they are proceeding to sell this blasphemous lie to the ethnonationalist weirdos and authoritarians here and abroad: A National Conservatism conference will take place in Rome with Viktor Orban, Newt Gingrich, Matteo Salvino & more. — Christopher White (@cwwhite212) January 16, 2020 The thing is, they can only get away with it by ignoring and torturing the memory of Pope St. John Paul II, who explicitly denies… Read more

January 30, 2020

This is being done to human beings in Yemen: The people doing this to the Yemeni human beings are Saudis, with the help of the Most Prolife President in History, who is selling them arms and bragging that he will sell them the use of our troops and turn a tidy profit.  His MAGA Court prophets in the “prolife” movement overlook this act of genocide because power, not the fear of God, dominates their thoughts. Meanwhile, here is where we… Read more

January 29, 2020

We are now up to Email #7, in which my readers shifts again, this time to the Brown Menace: Caravan organizers are putting the lives of Women and children in danger Sweden is losing its country due to mass migration. Will the United States fall the same way that is happened in Sweden? Thanks for making clear that race, not the Church’s teaching, is what matters here. Why, I can remember a decade or so ago when… Read more

January 28, 2020

We continue from yesterday with Email #4, in which my reader simply lies to deny that Trump has raised funding for Planned Parenthood–because lies are all the Cult has: You claim President Trump is doing nothing about planned parenthood. That you link Pravda is charming.  But the fact remains that Trump is giving PP $550 Million in this next budget–and that he and his Crime Syndicate Party raised PP funding by 8% last year.  The “prolife” movement… Read more

January 27, 2020

A reader writes: Hey Mark: I Am a cradle to grave devout Roman Catholic.  I agree 100% with everything that the Catholic church teaches. I assist at R.C.I.A. at my Parish.  I also agree with everything President Trump is doing to protect us at the border. The Democrats want open borders and free health care for illegals. You don’t agree with everything the Church teaches if you support Trump’s sadistic cruelty to people seeking asylum at the border, his policies… Read more

January 25, 2020

So there is a film on Amazon Prime that… well… here: I, for one, cannot wait to see this. I initially approached guy Deacon Steven Greydanus with a completely sober and rational request for a review of this fine film over on the Book of Face: I worry about Steven D. Greydanus’s bona fides as a Christian film reviewer when he does not devote even a single review to this important work of art. Why the silence? What is… Read more

January 24, 2020

Here is a genuine Not the Onion piece of catechesis for the Truly True Righteous MAGA Catholic: The Impeachment of Christ the King: What’s Really Behind the Sham Impeachment of Donald Trump Don’t forget to check out the awesome hagiographical picture at the top. Scripture tells us that antichrist is not some huge green ragemonster spewing pea soup.  In fact, it tells us that antichrists are a dime a dozen: Children, it is the last hour;** and as you have… Read more

January 23, 2020

Found this interesting quote: While awaiting execution, Bonhoeffer recorded a number of his thoughts in a work we now know as Letters and Papers from Prison. One of these essays, entitled On Stupidity, records some of the problems which Bonhoeffer likely saw at work in Hitler’s rise to power: “Upon closer observation, it becomes apparent that every strong upsurge of power in the public sphere, be it of a political or a religious nature, infects a large part of humankind with stupidity. … The… Read more

January 22, 2020

Deacon Steven Greydanus notes a new bit of argument in the scientific community: A pro-choice doctor and a pro-life doctor have jointly authored a paper for a leading bioethics journal challenging the claim (which they say was never really a consensus) that fetal pain is impossible before 24 weeks. Among other things, they argue that the experience of pain is distinct from a fully conscious self-awareness of being in pain, and the idea that pain depends on the cerebral cortex may… Read more

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