The Holy Father, Capt Renault and the Irony of Truth

Capt Renault: I'm shocked shocked to find gambling going on here.Coupier: Your winnings sirCapt Renault: Oh thank you very much, now everybody out at once!Casablanca 1942 Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, "The scribes and the Pharisees have taken their seat on the chair of Moses. Therefore, do and observe all … Continue reading The Holy Father, Capt Renault and the Irony of Truth

My Long Form Answer Dreher’s & Henneberger on “Leaving the Church”

Rod Dreher has been on a roll about the church scandals and reports on Melinda Henneberger who has left the church over it: No one can accuse me of being hasty. But after a lifetime of stubborn adherence on my part and criminal behavior on yours, your excellencies, you seem to have finally succeeded in … Continue reading My Long Form Answer Dreher’s & Henneberger on “Leaving the Church”

Under the Fedora: 9/11 Thoughts , Kaepernick and Dems, Trump as Wile E Coyote , Florence and more

Yesterday was 9/11 again and my opinion on hit hasn't changed.   The days we need to be remembering are the fall of Saddam (April 9th); the fall of the Taliban government in Afghanistan and Tora Bora (Dec 17th); and the death of Bin Laden (May 2nd). We should hold those days high, and make … Continue reading Under the Fedora: 9/11 Thoughts , Kaepernick and Dems, Trump as Wile E Coyote , Florence and more

The MSM’s Pope Francis Dilemma

Yesterday I wrote that silence wasn't an option for Pope Francis given the very public written charges by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, that ope Francis not only knew about what Archbishop Theodore McCarrick’s had done, but actually repealed the sanctions on him by Pope Benedict and elevated him to a position of power and influence over … Continue reading The MSM’s Pope Francis Dilemma

Pope Francis’: “You are the Man” Moment

The LORD sent Nathan to David, and when he came to him, he said: "Judge this case for me! In a certain town there were two men, one rich, the other poor. The rich man had flocks and herds in great numbers. But the poor man had nothing at all except one little ewe lamb … Continue reading Pope Francis’: “You are the Man” Moment

Four Stories that make me shake my head

I was having a conversation with a friend recently who told me he was not optimistic about society, while I said we would both live to see things get better. However here are a few stories on the web that support his view: Item, How dare you not want a woman with a penis (via … Continue reading Four Stories that make me shake my head

Anti Catholics & a Familiar Denial

The War Doctor:No More Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor 2013 Capt. Roc Brasiliano: I'm giving you fair warning, Hawke! Brian Hawke: That's very generous of you, Captain. I'll give it the fair attention it deserves. Against All Flags 1952 One of the things that puts a damper on following the #Catholic hashtag on twitter is … Continue reading Anti Catholics & a Familiar Denial

Emptying the Brain on the Tuesday Morning

A series of short thoughts to start this day. Because I've been attending Morning Mass I've been missing Morning Joe lately turned it on this morning and immediately the story of Pope Francis meeting with abuse "survivors". The table commented on him being the first Pope do to so and critiqued Pope Benedict for his … Continue reading Emptying the Brain on the Tuesday Morning

Oh THOSE abuse Stories…

Lately Stacy McCain has been doing a large series on sexual criminals.  Yesterday he focused on Teachers If you pay attention to the news, it’s hard to avoid the conclusion that America’s public schools are staffed by sex-crazed perverts It's not his first dive into these waters but this time Glenn Reynolds linked with the … Continue reading Oh THOSE abuse Stories…

Well here is some Chruch news that didn’t make the national media

But you can read about it here: In a stunning ten-page declaration recently submitted to the Los Angeles County Superior Court, veteran attorney Donald H. Steier stated that his investigations into claims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests have uncovered vast fraud and that his probes have revealed that many accusations are completely false. Counselor … Continue reading Well here is some Chruch news that didn’t make the national media

If you are a catholic blogger this post by Adrienne

is a must read: Just as we Catholics love to accuse protestants of "church shopping", there has never been a time in the Church's history that Catholics haven't "priest shopped." Want to use birth control? Need an annulment? Keep looking and you will find a priest who will lend, perhaps tacitly, a way for you … Continue reading If you are a catholic blogger this post by Adrienne

Mika makes another snide remark about the Pope

...still no comment on that NY law nor the state trying to duck and dodge their own issues in that regard. Mika Mika Mika I expect better from you. Perhaps she needs this quote from Katherine Lopez via Fr. Z While MSNBC waits for the pope’s resignation, he, every day, leads a renewal. In our … Continue reading Mika makes another snide remark about the Pope

Maybe the City of New York should end Celibacy and allow married workers…

...maybe then they wouldn't be so worried about the potential lawsuits as the Anchoress reported on Friday: What began as an effort by legislators to expand judicial accountability for sexual abuse by Catholic clergy has grown to cover people in every walk of life. One bill would temporarily suspend the statute of limitations, and allow … Continue reading Maybe the City of New York should end Celibacy and allow married workers…

A Spectacular idea

The Anchoress informs me of an incredible suggestion: So here is my question for you. What if our bishops chose to do public penance? What if they lay prostrate or knelt in front of their cathedrals as penitents before each Mass on the weekend closest to the feast of St.Peter and Paul or on the … Continue reading A Spectacular idea