Monthly Archives: January 2014

Blogging And The Art Of Mustang Maintenance (Or, My “Saint Joseph’s Retreat” Explained)

The first thing you need to know is that I just made up the idea of  taking a blogging break  and calling it a Saint Joseph’s Retreat. Why did I call it that? Because Jesus’s foster father wasn’t very chatty, … Continue reading

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Benedict Cumberbatch Demonstrating The Stanislavsky Method.

But wait. What about Dr. Watson?

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To Celebrate 30 Years Of Diplomatic Relations Between The United States And The Vatican

Yes, while the rest of the world was celebrating the 30th birthday of the Macintosh computer, I was more interested in the amazing fact that before 1984, the United States didn’t have an ambassador to the Vatican. That’s right. China, … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Scuttles Plan That Would Have Forced Nuns To Violate Their Conscience

It’s temporary, so look for the Administration to raise this ship from the bottom again. The Los Angeles Times reports,

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So My Wife Told Me About A Beer Sale I Might Be Interested In…

Over at Cost Plus World Market. And she was right. In fact, I even got a cart, see?

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Secretary John Kerry Gets An Earful From The Vatican SecState Regarding The HHS Mandate

The big headline was all about Pope Francis’s strong words regarding the horror of abortion. Let others be shocked that il Papa stands for the culture of life. The neat thing to me was that the comments were made to … Continue reading

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U.S. News Didn’t Dodge The Bigotry Bullet; They Loaded The Weapon, And Pulled The Trigger

That’s how I read their editor’s statement, written by Brian Kelly. Titled as a “Statement on Controversy About Catholics on the Supreme Court,” Kelly begins with,

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Dodging The Bigotry Bullet, U.S. News and World Report Hosts Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Yesterday, longtime US News & World Report columnist  Jamie Stiehm posted an anti-Catholic screed regarding the controversy stirred up by Justice Sotomayor’s stay protecting the Little Sisters of the Poor from the dictates of the HHS Mandate. Today, in what I reckon … Continue reading

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Bigotry Watch: Chuck Norris, Or U.S. News and World Report? UPDATED

Seriously? I mean you just knew that Chuck Norris was not going to be the bad guy in this post. Right?

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Archbishop Kurtz: “We know that the Constitution and the law protect us from heavy-handed government demands that we violate our consciences…”

Though the present Administration doesn’t see things this way. This thought was from an editorial posted by the Religion News Service written by Archbishop Joseph Kurtz,  President of the USCCB. The title?

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