History and Leftist Inconoclasm

He was a foe without hate; a friend without treachery; a soldier without cruelty; a victor without oppression; and a victim without murmuring. He was a public officer without vices; a private citizen without wrong; a neighbor without reproach; a

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About That Apology

  From the thread on the post where Mark Shea announced his apology to Ed Feser:   Trump remains, without any possible comparison, the worst and most dangerous crook to ever live in the White House. The issue is not

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Congratulations Mark!

    I have to hand it to Mark Shea.  He has managed to get into the verbal equivalent of a fist fight with Ed Feser.  Ed is a philosophy professor, and runs a blog where he breaks philosophical concepts

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Mark Shea and the Brownshirt Smear

As Mark Shea continues his sad journey to the looney left, he has developed the habit of calling those who disagree with him Nazis or seeking to associate them with Nazis.  A case in point: Austrian Nazis to attend inauguration…at

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Mark Shea Celebrates March for Life

  While hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers are marching in Washington, Mark Shea delivers this:   Fascist Scapegoating. Jefferson bought the entire Louisiana Purchase for two cents an acre. It was an incredible steal. Smartest decision in American history. Trump

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Breitbart on Abortion

    Mark Shea, fresh from his losing crusade to make pro-abort Hillary Clinton President of the United States, is now attacking pro-lifers who have no problem with President Elect Trump naming former Breitbart CEO Stephen Bannon as his Chief

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Dave Griffey, Rush Limbaugh and Mark Shea

  Dave Griffey at his blog Daffy Thoughts wrote this about the recent comments by Rush Limbaugh regarding sexual morality:   What Rush Limbaugh said is here.  What Rush Limbaugh didn’t appear to say in the least was that rape

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Mark Shea and Intellectual Honesty

Mark Shea, in his full throated conversion to the Left, puts on display his current lack of intellectual honesty: Today’s “Conservatism”: where there’s something weird and silly about having a problem with non-consensual sex. Mr. Limbaugh: the term for that is “rape”.

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Godzilla v. Bambi

    Philosopher Doctor Ed Feser takes on Mark Shea on the death penalty in the biggest mismatch since Godzilla tangled with Bambi:   As Pope St. John XXIII once wrote:   The Catholic Church, of course, leaves many questions

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Jews For Hitler = Pro-lifers for Clinton

  1933:  “Well, sure, Hitler really hates Jews, but he has a great policy of getting everybody back to work!”  2016:  “Yeah, Hillary is an abortion extremist, but she really loves the welfare state!”     Hmmm. the willingness of

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Hilary White and Maureen Mullarkey Send Their Profound Condolences

    A little trip down memory lane.  Go here to see Mark Shea gloating over the axing of Maureen Mullarkey by First Things.  Then we have Simcha Fisher’s reaction, go here to see Paul Zummo’s report on that tempest, to

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Mark Shea Demonstrates Once Again That He Does Not Read What He Writes

      Socrates opined that the unexamined life is a tragedy.  The same goes for blog writing.  Let’s take a look at the lament by Mark Shea over the canning of Simcha Fisher:     Msgr. Charles Pope, has

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Of Mark Shea and Elderly Poodles

    I have described being banned from a site on the internet as being akin to being gummed by an elderly poodle:  it does you no real harm, but it does tell you that it is time to move

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Comments?

  Hattip to Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts.     The latest droppings from the mind of Mark Shea:   This mockery of gooey fake piety… June 18, 2016 by Mark Shea 0 Comments is currently circulating on the web.

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Mark Shea and Donald Trump: Two of a Kind

  Oh, not in regard to having orange hair or in possessing several billion dollars, but rather in their mode of operation in matters of controversy.  Dave Griffey at his blog Daffey Thoughts nailed this back in March, and now that

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Mark Shea Hearts Hillary Clinton

  Well, Mark Shea has restarted his old blog and is giving a big thumbs up to Catholics who want to vote for the complete pro-abort Hillary Clinton in order to stop Donald Trump:   you do not have to say a

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Catholics Who Support Bernie: You Are Idiots

    Either that or you don’t give a damn about fighting abortion: Sanders stated, “I think we should expand funding for Planned Parenthood. And it is no secret, that in states all over this country, in a dozen different

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Only Four Billion and a Bad Toupee Separate Them

    David Griffey at his blog Daffey Thoughts, notes the similarity between Mark Shea and Donald Trump:   By that, I don’t mean Mark supports or likes Donald Trump. Quite the contrary.  Mark routinely takes on Trump and Trump’s

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How to Vote Nazi With a Clear Conscience

    Commenter Guy McClung takes the Shea voting advice in regard to pro-abort Bernie Sanders to its logical conclusion: Germany 1943: Dear Friends in Christ, We encourage all faithful believers to vote in the upcoming elections which are so

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You Know, Hitler Was Pretty Good on the Environment

    Over at National Catholic Register Mark Shea carries water for socialist pro-abort Bernie Sanders:   Sanders?  The pro-abort?  But, but! Cardinal Ratzinger said in 2004: Regarding the grave sin of abortion or euthanasia, when a person’s formal cooperation becomes

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Mark Shea, Do I Have a Candidate For You!

    At the risk of restarting the Catholic torture wars, (No Don, for the love of God, no!)  I would note that there is one Republican candidate running for President who is against torture:   One year after a

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Stalin, Mark Shea and Imprisonment

    “Gene Wilder and I went to do a film at Arizona State Penitentiary. I was up there six weeks. It was strange, because it was 80% black people, and what’s strange about that is there are no black

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Tom McKenna Schools Mark Shea on the Death Penalty

  No Catholic blogger writes better on the traditional teaching of the Church regarding the death penalty than Tom McKenna, my worthy adversary on this blog on many a joust over the Confederacy.  In a post on October 22, 2015

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Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom!

Hattip to commenter Murray who advises us of this mercy filled rant from Saint Blog’s answer to Robespierre: “Likewise, sane conservative Catholics need to stop coddling those twisting themselves in pretzels of hatred and defiance for a pope who has

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Well What Do You Know, I Guess Shea Does Read The American Catholic

  It has long been a pretense of Mark Shea that he does not read The American Catholic.  That pretense slipped today:   So the Pope spoke to Congress yesterday and the righties of St. Blogs are going mad because,

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Himmler, Mark Shea and False Equivalence

False Equivalence-A common way for this fallacy to be perpetuated is one shared trait between two subjects is assumed to show equivalence, especially in order of magnitude, when equivalence is not necessarily the logical result. False equivalence is a common

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Pewsitter v. Eye of the Tiber!

  (Some down time before the family heads off for Indianapolis and GenCon tomorrow morning.  Had a great time in Kenosha visiting the mother-in-law.  Fascinating visit to the Civil War museum in Kenosha.  Details on Sunday.) Well, Pewsitter and Eye

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Mark Shea on Climate Change

  After the issuance of the Green Encyclical today I assume that Catholics will be debating global warming.  I thought we would kick off the debate here on TAC with Mark Shea representing both sides: 2011: As you probably know,

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Daffey Thoughts

  A blog I have been reading lately is Daffey Thoughts, run by David Griffey, a Baptist minister who converted to Catholicism.  The video above is from 2006.  He is a graceful writer as demonstrated by this recent post: This

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Gennarini, Archer and Shea

  Faithful readers of this blog will recall the interview that Stefano Gennarini conducted with Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, go here to read all about it.  The interview has developed into a larger controversy following a First Things article by

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Shea Plays Race Card on Death Penalty

  Mark Shea has been trending left for quite a while and now he is using the favorite tactic of the contemporary left in this country:  race baiting.   …but it’s totally not about race or anything and if you

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Are You Now, Or Have You Ever Been, A Libertarian?

    As faithful readers of this blog know, I have absolutely no use for the late Ayn Rand, a  puerile novelist who got rich on the formula of writing didactic libertarian novels like Atlas Shrugged, and filling them with smut

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If Only All Catholics Thought As Highly of the Church

  In response to President Obama’s ignorant exercise in moral equivalency in invoking the Crusades and the Inquisition, ( as T.Shaw noted fewer people were turned over for execution by the Inquisition, actually Inquisitions, in all of history than die in American abortion

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