Category Archives: Politics

Tattoos, Shrimp, and Football

The biblical prohibition against gay men is a keystone citation in the culturewar. I’ve often wondered how non-vertebrate seafood and tattoos figure in the mix for anti-gay activists. Who determines what is abominable and what is simple good public health … Continue reading

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Ratzinger-Approved?

The diocese of Ciudad del Este published a self-defense in the face of Vatican sanctions. This is rich: the report from CatholicCulture said that the scandal-plagued priest, Carlos Urrutigoity, got a thumbs up from a prelate in a very high place: … Continue reading

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Inequalities

Making the case for better science education. 57 equals minus-81.

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Farewell To Open And Free

… and maybe conservative Catholic bloggers, too? A few bloggers, here and here, lament the fading and withdrawal of Catholic blogging over the past year. Their thoughts, as well as those of their commentariats are more illustrative than illuminating. The … Continue reading

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On Some Wisconsin Baptisms

I notice that the Diocese of Madison issued a press release last Friday to inform the general public about its practice of baptizing children of same-sex couples. A priest I know (in another diocese), when he was requested to preside at such … Continue reading

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Open Season or No More Blanket of Protection?

I followed a Catholic Herald link to these Rorate Caeli musings that it now, somehow, open season on conservatives. Whatever that means. Church politics is always complex. I suspect that it might be less a shift and more about a … Continue reading

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What Support?

Jimmy Mac’s archbishop is taking heat for attending a political rally. In turn, he offers a challenge to those who think his participation is imprudent: Cordileone also turned the tables on his critics, claiming that “there is plenty of offensive … Continue reading

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