Catholic commentary on culture, media, and politics.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Media on the pope: old dog, new tricks, no can do.

Let's call this Exhibit A of the sad, sad media's inability to complete a paragraph on the pope without using the cliche scare terms "purge," "crackdown." And who can forget "watchdog"?

Even in an item about music.

I'm sure there will be protests from some Vaticanistas to the reintroduction of beautiful music to St. Peter's Church. In reference to his Liza Minelli CD collection, one Marty Haugen-loving cleric was heard to exclaim, "You'll have to pry it from my cold dead hands."

This is why Benedict XVI is right.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Lest we forget

I still remember In Flanders' Fields being recited in school to commemorate Remembrance Day, as we call it in Canada.

With a hat tip to Kathy Shaidle, here is a short catalogue of Canadian wartime bravery.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Please, God, not another one

I could be wrong, and I know these are sensitive and personal matters, and I know God works in mysterious ways, and I know people can change, and I know the Red Sox did in fact win two World Series', and I've heard of video footage that shows pigs flying, but come on.

The conversion of Tony Blair to the Catholic Church is far more likely to be a cause of scandal than the wunnnderful event some want to see it as.

Show of hands: who thinks Mr. Blair's pro-abortion, pro-gay adoption/"gay marriage" stands magically vanished since he recently left office?

If they haven't, he's not ready for full communion. We have enough Kerry/Cuomo/Kennedy/Durbin/Harkin/Pelosi/Schwarzenegger/O'Reilly/Giuliani-style Catholics already, thanks, and quite enough bishops willing to turn the other way.

Global warming: gold medalist in the Scam Olympics

The Weather Channel founder says global warming is a big fat hoax.

Ah, I love the smell of nay say in the morning.

When crazy priests stalk celebrities

Is it just me or should someone at the parish have spotted Father's spectacularly obvious insanity before it got this far?

I'm just asking.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Fred Thompson: "pro-life" phony

Fred "charisma wattage so low you can smell it" Thompson was asked in a recent debate about some alleged legal work he did for Planned Parenthood in the early 1990s. His lame answer was basically that his firm was hired by the nation's largest abortion provider, after all, and that he only "made a few phone calls" for them.

Of course, the follow-up question was not asked: "Senator, would you have picked up the phone if your firm had hired, say, the KKK or Christians Who Love Bombing Abortion Clinics, Inc?"

Didn't think so.

Now he tips a bit more of his mitt.

At least Giuliani doesn't BS his way around his devotion to allowing pre-born babies to die violent deaths.