Various and Sundry, 3/5/15

– Jay Anderson has indicated he has written his final blog post, so I will provide him one last link. It seems that the heads of the four families – excuse, me the big four Catholic publications have joined forces

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How To Write For the National Catholic Reporter

        Christopher Johnson, a non-Catholic, demonstrates yet again why I long ago designated him Defender of the Faith:   A continuing series Thank you for your interest in writing for the National Catholic Reporter.  Although we welcome

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Schadenfreude, Sweet Schadenfreude

  Go here to read the often hysterical, and frequently unintentionally humorous, comments on the Hobby Lobby decision at the National Catholic Reporter.   One of my personal favorites: No, Pete, this decision is not good and it is not

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Those Christers Had It Coming

    Now that Dale Price is back to blogging at Dyspeptic Mutterings, he makes my job so much easier.  I was going to comment on The National Catholic Reporter’s new found respect for the Taliban in the wake of the

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Schadenfreude

Occasionally I take a glance at the website of the National Catholic Distorter Fishwrap Reporter for the purpose of amusement.  Yesterday I wandered over there to see their reaction to the Vatican’s attempt to reform The Leadership Conference of Women

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Brother Dan Doesn’t Like the March for Life

Most Catholic pro-lifers know the truth, and lament it, that if all Catholics in this country fought against abortion, the days of legalized abortion in these United States could be measured in months.  Alas, that is not the case.  Half

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National Catholic Reporter in Full Melt Down Mode

Having sat through some pretty dreadful masses since Vatican II, I guess I have a wee bit of schadenfreude right now.  The National Catholic Reporter has an editorial that has to be seen to be believed.  This is a choice

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Christ Died For Your Sins? Don’t Be Silly!

Who was delivered up for our sins, and rose again for our justification. Saint Paul, Romans 4:25 Jamie Manson of the National Catholic Fishwrap Reporter doesn’t think much of the dogma of the Catholic Church that Christ died for our sins,

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On Media and Mosques at Ground Zero

One of the interesting (by which I mean dull, predictable and repetitive) aspects of the 24 hour news cycle is that all forms of media have incentives to magnify and actively seek out controversy. Not only does this increase ratings/page

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Does the Devil Exist?

Does the devil exist? — That’s the question posed by Fr. N. Schwizer (Vivicat, August 3, 2010): In the Gospel, we often hear of Jesus expelling demons. Perhaps this fact seems somewhat strange to us because being possessed by a

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