My Type of Brainwashed Morons

Bishop Folliot:  Do you think you can carry this off indefinitely you fool? Archbishop Thomas Becket:  We are all God’s fools, My Lord. From the play Becket     Hattip to Matt Archbold at Creative Minority Report. From the only

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01/03/1962: Pope John XXIII excommunicated Fidel Castro

  On this day in 1962, Blessed John XXIII excommunicated Cuba’s “maximum leader,” supposedly on the basis of a 1949 decree by Pope Pius XII forbidding Catholics from supporting communist governments. A couple of years back, Andrea Torinella of Vatican Insider wrote

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PopeWatch: Islam

  In all the furor over the economic passages of Evangelii Gaudium, other sections of that lengthy document have received short shrift.  Sandro Magister at his blog Chiesa has the comments of Father Samir Khalil Samir, an Egyptian Jesuit, on these passages:

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January 3, 1864: Death of Dagger John

“Bury me in the sunshine”, were the last words of the Archbishop of New York, John Hughes, as he departed this Vale of Tears on January 3, 1864.  Hughes was looked upon by his contemporaries as a force of nature rather

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