Category Archives: Religion

WHITHER TURKSON

Fr. Hamilton requested that I give some rationale for my support of Cdl. Appiah Turkson of Ghana. First, he’s young. Younger even than John Paul the Great was when he was elected. I reject as silly this notion that we … Continue reading

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JUST FOR THE RECORD

When and if the College of Cardinals call to ask my opinion, or if they happen to be checking in on Catholic Ragemonkey and somehow hit the link for this blog, this is who I want for the next Pope.

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THE LAST SANE MAN

With the passing of the Pope, I fear, we’ve lost the last sane man. By that I mean we no longer have a public figure who we can count on to be a beacon of reasonableness in what can only … Continue reading

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NOT EVEN CLOSE

Virginia Postrel is a very intelligent writer and commentator, but she completely missed the mark just now on MSNBC. She said anyone who believes in individual liberty and federalism and separation of powers must side with Michael Schiavo and the … Continue reading

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I CAN’T STAND THIS

I just heard a Democrat legislator from Florida, on MSNBC, have the GALL to say that he was concerned about Big Government interfering with Terri Schiavo’s life. Democrats in this country want Big Government to do EVERYTHING for EVERYBODY. They … Continue reading

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TERRI SCHIAVO MOVE BY CONGRESS

This is from Drudge: **Exclusive Fri Mar 18 2005 00:50:07 ET** The Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pension (HELP) Committee, Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming) has requested Terri Schiavo to testify before his congressional committee, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. … Continue reading

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What If He Promised A Flat Tax?

Fr. Sibley reports on a pressing and relevant question concerning the intersection of faith and politics: Could a Catholic vote for the antichrist?

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Today’s Lesson, Kids

Today’s lesson: Don’t Mess With Father! Snip: (CBS 2) CHICAGO Two men who allegedly tried to rob a West Side Catholic Church late Wednesday afternoon are in police custody after a priest chased them down. The collection box at St. … Continue reading

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Yes, Actually, It Is A Person

This is an absolutely fascinating story, with astonishing pictures, about research into the incredible range of motion and activity found in fetuses as young as 8 weeks. Tip o’ the metaphorical hat to Feddie at Southern Appeal for the link.

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Tolle, Lege

Rod Dreher Hits The Nail On The Head

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HBP!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAPA

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Killing Terri

Attempts to have the courts kill Terri Schiavo are gaining momentum again. It sounds as if both Judge Baird’s ruling and this article were written by Micahel Schiavo’s lawyer. Go here for the other side of the story. Go here … Continue reading

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AP Blunder

Victor L. Simpson, writing for the Associated Press about new Vatican statements concerning celebration of the Mass, makes the following statement: “Roman Catholics believe that they symbolically receive the body and blood of Christ when they take communion.” Odd. I … Continue reading

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Brilliant

STUDIO SCRIPT NOTES ON ‘THE PASSION’

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Interesting

Somehow I think Thomas Merton approves: Monks In Wisconsin Go High-Tech With Business

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Bloggage

I like this blog. Very helpful post about the meaning of contemplation.

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Lent

I tried to come up with some deep thoughts about the Lenten season, but I came up blank. Then I tried to find a spiffy quote from St. Thomas about Lent, but if you search for Aquinas + Lent on … Continue reading

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Movie Review

This is the best piece I’ve read on the Catholic roots of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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Bravo

Fr. Tucker Hits One Out Of The Park If liturgical issues in modern Catholicism do not interest you, skip the link. But you may be interested in the the quote from St. Ignatius of Loyola which Fr. Tucker alludes to, … Continue reading

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Fr. John Petuskey, RIP

A great man passed away today. He didn’t write books, he wasn’t on TV, and as far as I know, he never cut an album. All he ever did for his entire adult life was serve the Church in the … Continue reading

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