Bishop Schneider channels Bishop Melchior Cano: Bishop Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary bishop of Astana in Kazakhstan, said in an interview with Michael Matt of The Remnant newspaper that “the true friends of the Pope” are those cardinals bishops and… Continue Reading
The man who raised leftist sanctimony to an art form is out at Minnesota Peoples Public Radio: Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is terminating its contracts with Garrison Keillor and his private media companies after recently learning of allegations of… Continue Reading
In light of a recent post of mine, I wanted to share something from my old blog on the topic of Climate Change, which is fast becoming a religion of sorts. Any denial of it and man’s direct responsibility for… Continue Reading
The usual open thread rules apply: be concise, be charitable and, above all, be amusing!
Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts joins Mark Shea’s noble anti-lying crusade: It’s time the Church take a bold stand against illegal immigration. After all, what is one major way people here illegally are able to carry… Continue Reading
On Novmber 29, 1864, in a stain on American honor, 700 men of the 1st Colorado Cavalry, 3rd Colorado Cavalry and a company of the 1st New Mexico Volunteer Cavalry, under the command of Colonel John M. Chivington, a… Continue Reading
Sandro Magister brings us up to date on the Pope’s trip to Burma: There was only one moment in which Jesus was named and his Gospel proclaimed, in the speeches on the first day of Pope Francis’s visit to… Continue Reading
My bride, our son and I went to Confession today. As always, I felt after Confession as if a ton of weight had just been taken off my shoulders, Here is the formula that I have followed for Confessions since childhood:… Continue Reading
Demetrius: You talked to Peter, didn’t you? What did you tell him about me? Glycon: I don’t discuss your affairs with anyone, sir. You freed me and I am grateful. Demetrius: You must have told him something. Glycon: I asked… Continue Reading
An interesting statement from Cardinal Muller in an interview last week: “There is a front of traditionalist groups, just as there is with the progressivists, that would like to see me as head of a movement against the Pope.… Continue Reading
But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome. Rudyard Kipling, The Gods of the Copybook Headings … Continue Reading
Ah, generation chasms: Of course I recall similar comments about my age cohort, the Baby Boomers. Unfortunately, such criticisms fit for a fair amount of Baby Boomers.
The Pope is doubling down on his policy of putting the Catholic Church on those in the West advocating open borders: Many destination countries have seen the spread of rhetoric decrying the risks posed to national security or the… Continue Reading
Today is the feast day of Christ the King in the Catholic Liturgical Calendar, signaling the ending of the Church year. On this date my thoughts turn to April 30, 1789 when President George Washington commenced the government of the United… Continue Reading
Jesus said to his disciples: “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him. And he will separate… Continue Reading
Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the gate: “To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late. And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds For the ashes of his fathers And the temples… Continue Reading
You may have already seen this on the blogosphere and elsewhere, but it reminds that obsessing about temporal savings can cost you eternal savings…truly penny wise and dollar foolish. Turn Thanksgiving into Thanks-Living and have a blessed Christmas season.
A not bad, albeit simplified, look at how the most unlikely and ill-prepared pilgrims, the Pilgrims, in American history succeeded against the odds in planting a permanent colony.
Thanksgiving wishes from our troops overseas: May God bless and keep them.
Two hundred and twenty-eight years ago today our nation observed its first Thanksgiving under the Constitution. The Father of Our Country’s Thanksgiving Proclamation:
A presidential tradition since Ronald Reagan, the presidential pardon of a Thanksgiving Turkey is part of the daffiness that makes this country a joy to live in. Presidents have received formal Thanksgiving turkeys since Harry Truman. … Continue Reading
My bride pointed this video out to me:
Have you ever heard of some fellows who first came over to this country? You know what they found? They found a howling wilderness, with summers too hot and winters freezing, and they also found some unpleasant little characters who… Continue Reading
Red Skelton rose from poverty to become one of the most popular comedians of his day. A comedic genius, he created a gallery of comedic personas: Clem Kaddidlehopper, the Mean Little Kid, San Fernando Red, Freddie the Freeloader and others,… Continue Reading
Well actually some Turkeys can. Wild Turkeys can fly, albeit clumsily and not more than about 100 yards at a time. Domestic Turkeys, bred for the table, cannot fly, largely due to their overdeveloped chests, home to all that prized… Continue Reading
By the President of the United States of America A ProclamationIt has long been the honored custom of our people to turn in the fruitful autumn of the year in praise and thanksgiving to Almighty God for His many blessings… Continue Reading
Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts gives us Mark Shea’s predictable take on the Roy Moore controversy: Both in and out of the courts. A case study, by Mark Shea. Knowing Mark’s own political loyalties, is wasn’t difficult… Continue Reading
Proof can be a big topic which can easily have you lost in the weeds whether talking about truth with a little “t” or Truth with a big “T”. Whenever I hear skeptics talk about no proof for the existence… Continue Reading
A reminder of evil times past: The man who masterminded one of the most heinous murder sprees in American history — is dead … this according to the sister of his famous victim. Debra Tate tells TMZ she received… Continue Reading
After the American Revolution, former American officers in that struggle created a fraternal organization called the Society of Cinncinatus, named after the Roman consul and dictator, a constitutional office of the Roman Republic in emergencies, who saved Rome through his… Continue Reading
What would Thanksgiving be without Star Trek?
I thought this discourse on the Psalms, taken from St. Augustine of Hippo as the Second Reading of the Office of Readings might be pertinent…I’ll quote most of the whole thing–go to the link for the rest. “All the trees… Continue Reading
Jesus told his disciples this parable: “A man going on a journey called in his servants and entrusted his possessions to them. To one he gave five talents; to another, two; to a third, one– to each according to his… Continue Reading
In retrospect it is difficult to see why the Jay Treaty was so controversial. The US got the removal of various forts in the north and the northwest that the British had refused to relinquish, secured most… Continue Reading
Johnny Sauter thanks the Blessed Mother and the Sacred Heart of Jesus and urgers prayers for the poor souls in purgatory after Nascar win. An excellent example of public testimony by a Catholic. Hattip to my pastor Father Haake,… Continue Reading
From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber: Pope Francis took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon to chastise some in the priesthood and the laity who use their cell phones to… Continue Reading
“I have lately made an Experiment in Electricity that I desire never to repeat. Two nights ago being about to kill a Turkey by the Shock from two large Glass Jarrs containing as much electrical fire as forty common Phials,… Continue Reading
Countess Isabella Von Zeppelin through her attorney and medium Gloria “no spectral ambulance should go unchased” Allred, today accused former President Theodore Roosevelt of groping her. Through unearthly sobs, the spirt of the Countess wailed, “It was while he was… Continue Reading
Yeah, yeah I know, Tu quoque, and I don’t care a red cent. Kennedy was regaled as the Lion of the Senate. At his death he received a virtual canonization mass: My favorite sendoff for Kennedy, to highlight… Continue Reading
The Nixon tragedy: A man of unsurpassed courage and outstanding intelligence but without vision. An opportunist who missed his greatest opportunity. Eric Hoffer Hard to believe that it is forty-four years since the infamous “I am… Continue Reading
It is always distressing to see how factually challenged the Pope tends to be. For example: Indeed, the escalation of the arms race continues unabated and the price of modernizing and developing weaponry, not only nuclear weapons, represents a… Continue Reading
A guest post by commenter Greg Mockeridge: To say that confusion about what the Church really teaches about the death penalty is a real problem in Catholic circles today is an understatement of biblical proportions. This confusion has been… Continue Reading
Inspired by Pope Francis’s latest pronouncements on proper conduct at Holy Mass, I’ve thought of some other things that we might wish to happen. No hymns written after 1905 will be sung at Mass. There will be no drums, wind… Continue Reading
“Slaying infidels is tough!” Not a joke. Go here to read all about it. I eagerly await Eunuch Ken to guard Hijab Barbie, Queen of the Harem!
Some interesting facts came out yesterday in regard to Moore and his accuser of sexual assault Beverly Young Nelson. Apparently Judge Moore, when he was a local trial judge, presided over Ms. Nelson’s divorce case in 1999, a… Continue Reading
Wow, twice in a week where PopeWatch agrees with the Pope: On Wednesday, Pope Francis called out the common habit of chatting with people around you before Mass, stressing that this is a time for silent prayer, when we… Continue Reading
George Metesky, the most disgruntled of all disgruntled workers, planted his first bomb at a Consolidated Edison power plant on Manhattan. A former Marine, Metesky had worked for Consolidated Edison and been injured at a work place accident in 1931. … Continue Reading
On November 15, 1777, two hundred and forty years ago, the Congress approved the Article of Confederation and sends them to the States. The Articles would not go into effect until March 1, 1781, after being ratified by all of… Continue Reading
Edward Pentin interviews Cardinal Burke at the National Catholic Register. PopeWatch was struck by this statement of the Cardinal: Over and above the moral debate, the sense of the ecclesial sacramental practice is increasingly eroding in the Church,… Continue Reading
Here’s an article in the Wall Street Journal (go to Drudge to get the post without a paywall–look for “US Catholic Leaders Signal Resistance to Pope’s Agenda”.) Here are some quotes: “—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops chose a conservative… Continue Reading