Bear Growls: Truth

  Jesus saith to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me. John 14:6     Our bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear is in an ironic mood:

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Bear Growls: Continuum

    Our Bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear has listed what he sees as the range of opinions about Pope Francis by Catholics on the net:   Pope Francis is the respected successor to St. Peter, and, as such,

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Bear Growls: No Love From This Teddy

    Our bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear does not think much of the Pope’s TED talk:   Everybody loves to hate TED talks. It is an official entry on the “Stuff White People Like” website. Comedian Sam Hyde was

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Bear Growls: Predictions

    Our bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear gazes into his ursine crystal ball:   The Vatican may be a rhumba of rattlesnakes, but too few of them are motivated by aberrant ideology to risk a repeat of Sampson’s

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Bear Growls: More of the Same

    Our bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear points out that the Pope never misses an opportunity to disappoint:   The whole idea of blogging is that somebody does something and the blogger offers insightful commentary. But Pope Francis

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Bear Growls: That’s the Way It Is?

    Our bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear gives us a Bear’s view of current events as gleaned from the mainstream press:   Here is a recap of world news based on the Bear’s cursory reading of stories the

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Bear Growls: What is the Common Denominator?

I was afraid that our bruin friend was in hibernation at Saint Corbinian’s Bear, but he just posted a barnburner: This is why I love this country. The vaudeville acts. True, they’re amateurish and predictable, but the old “Searching for a Reason”

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Bear Growls: Green Acres World

    I can’t tell you how many hours I wasted as a child watching the sitcom Green Acres.  Even in retrospect the show still strikes me as one of the funniest series broadcast by a national network (CBS).  I

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September 20: Talk Like a Bear Day

    Our bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear advised us yesterday that today is talk like a bear day.  The above video is my contribution.

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Bear Growls: USCCB

    In his latest post our bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear reveal some of the puppet masters behind the USCCB: Catholic News Service: USCCB’s Pravda The Catholic News Service is the house organ of the U.S. Conference of

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Bear Growls: Indigenous Blondes

  Our bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear likes the latest video of Pope Francis:   The new Pope Video is out, and the Bear has to hand it to Pope Francis this time. The theme is something about indigenous people.

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Bear Growls: Game of Popes

  OK, this is simply too brilliant.  From our bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear:   King John Paul Arryn, Second of His Name The death of the Mad King occurred some time after the Council, and a war for

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Bear Growls: The Caine Mutiny

    Our bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear takes a look at one of my favorite movies:   Surely one of the greatest movies of all time is the 1954 naval drama The Caine Mutiny, based on Herman Wouk’s

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Bear Growls: Fighting Back

  Hmmm, apparently our bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear is fighting back against the takeover of his blog by the sinister Rabbit.  Here is a cryptic post: HACKED BY B34R TOP SECRET UMBRA//SI-GAMMA 4478-MANSION/TALENT KEYHOLE-LANTERN//NOFORN 164303MAY28 SECTOR PETER VICTOR

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Bear Growls: What Happened to the Bear?

      I suspect that our bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear is being held captive by sinister forces.  Some impostor Rabbit has proclaimed this at his website:   Hi. I’m St. Corbinian’s Bunny Rabbit. (And not that kind

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Bear Growls: Father Rosica

  Our bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear sets his sights upon the recent charitable musings of Father Tom Rosica.  Go here and here to read about this credit to the priesthood.  Here are the comments of our bruin friend:

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Bear Growls: Of Bears and Bibles

    Our bruin friend over at Saint Corbinian’s Bear gives a useful overview of Catholic Bibles: Recently, the Bear joined a Facebook Group called something like “Douay-Rheims Bible.” His first contribution was to note that St. Jerome started by

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Bear Growls: Saint Skank?

    Our bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear has a bone to pick with the Pope and his use of a famous passage in scripture:   Fortified by a cheap-vodka martini and ten milligrams of diazepam (note to self:

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Bear Growls: Mortality

He had been to touch the great death, and found that, after all, it was but the great death. Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage     Our bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear had a recent reminder that

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Bear Growls: Pope and Bears

    Our bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear looks at papal interaction with a “bear”:   According to this report from Eye of the Tiber, Pope Francis granted a private audience with the celebrity Bear from the motion picture,

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PopeWatch: Bear Growls: Sorry Saint Paul

    One of the more pernicious pathologies within the Church today is an ecumenism that neuters the command of Christ to the Church to “make ye disciples of all the nations”.  Our bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear takes

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Bear Growls: Someday This Pontificate Will End

  It is an old maxim among historians that times of peace make for boring reading while times of war make for rattling, gripping reading.  Our Bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear applies a variant of that maxim to the current

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Bear Growls: What Can a Few Refugees Hurt?

    Our bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear has unearthed an obscure historical document: Scene: Canaanite Hebrew Refugee Welcoming Commission Headquarters. Dramatis Personae: Bazar, a minor functionary; Tukal-Baal, vice chairman. Bazar — Vice Chairmen Tukal-Baal, there’s something I feel

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PopeWatch: Bear Growls: Martin Luther

  Our bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear asks an interesting question.  Who is the better insult slinger:  Pope Francis or the Mouth from Wittenberg:  Martin Luther?   Champion of Insults: Pope Francis or Martin Luther?   Background and Fighters

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Bear Growls: Voris to Bloggers: Drop Dead

    Our bruin friend over at Saint Corbinian’s Bear has been on a roll lately:   Michael Voris is once again under the Bear’s scrutiny, because once again he has done something noteworthy. Since the Bear is not a

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Bear Growls: Egg Gate

    Our bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear analyzes the context of the Pope’s seeming endorsement of gay themed kid books: More on Egg-Gate: The Gay Storybook and the Pope   In the interests of good journalism, the Bear

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Bear Growls: Theology: The Art of the Possible

I suspect that our Bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear is also a fan of Evita:   This scene from Evita takes a grimly comical look at Argentine politics. The name of the piece is a quote by Otto von

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Bear Growls: Dear Reinhard

As I have often said of some of my offspring, my bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear is “scary smart” and this piece of all too true satire will leave a mark on Reinhard Cardinal Marx:     Dear Reinhard: Is

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PopeWatch: Bear Growls: Helping the Poor

Our Bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear notes a troubling trend for the Church in this pontificate; The Poor and the Costly Oil   Now when Jesus was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came

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PopeWatch: Bear Growls: Francis Fatigue

  Our Bruin friend at Saint Corbinian’s Bear is weary of Pope Francis:   So, woodland creatures and visitors. The Bear must confess that he is just tired of Pope Francis. The Bear can’t even muster the creativity to deal

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Bear Growls: Her Hotness

  Saint Corbinian’s Bear brings us this:   In what Vatican watchers say is an attempt to rekindle flagging interest in Pope Francis’ “Green Encyclical,” the Vatican unveiled a new symbol for the initiative. A Vatican spokesman explained that “we

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Bear Growls: Pope Francis the Angry

A succinct, and, on the whole, accurate assessment of Pope Francis, at least so far, by Saint Corbinian’s Bear:   Pope Francis — this is his. There are no surprises to the man. We can all sit back and stop obsessing

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