The Westboro Baptists,The Rainbow House, And The Chariot of Orthodoxy

Confessions: I am a Topekan.  It’s a pretty good city, all things considered.  Not the best, by far, but good. I’ve grown up “in the shadow” of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) all of my life. -They’ve picketed my Church (“Sodomite Fag Priests Burn In Hell,” apparently) -They’ve picketed my High School (“Sodomite School News […]

Not FARce From The Truth: 8th-Grade Health Class Squirms Throughout Entire Screening Of ‘Miracle Of Abortion’

The following post from the Onion warranted a re-printing: CANTON, MI—According to sources at Thomas E. Dewey Middle School, all 26 students in Mrs. Flannery’s fifth-period health class squirmed uncomfortably and grimaced in disgust Thursday throughout the screening of a 45-minute educational video titled The Miracle Of Abortion. Sources reported that the film, which uses […]

Pope Benedict XVI is REALLY Setting the Bar High For Giving Up Something For Lent.

A Collection of Thoughts Pope Benedict has shocked the world by announcing that he’ll be abdicating his position as the successor of Peter, the Bishop of Rome and the head of the Catholic Church. Dear Brothers, I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonisations, but also to communicate to you a decision […]

Happy Religious Freedom Day (NOT!)

So Beloved Fearless Leader has issued a proclamation today, January 16th, 2012, that will forever enshrine this day as Religious Freedom Day.  Says the edict from his royal majesty: Foremost among the rights Americans hold sacred is the freedom to worship as we choose.  . . . Because of the protections guaranteed by our Constitution, each of […]

Levity in the Face of Adversity.

Today is the feast of John of the Cross. A mystic, his famous work is called “The Dark Night of the Soul,” and it speaks of that moment we all feel at times, when it feels as if we’re getting nowhere spiritually. If every time we prayed, we got happy feelings, we would begin to […]

Vegans for Food Equality

Here’s a great piece which underscores the very notion of the redefinition of things once commonly held (with a hat tip to Mark Shea). VEGANS FOR FOOD EQUALITY Inspired by the success of Catholics for Marriage Equality, a new group has formed: Vegans for Food Equality. Here is what they say: After generations of silence, […]