Antisemitism on the Catholic Right

The Remnant bookstore is selling one of the most odious examples of 20th century Catholic antisemitism–Maurice Pinay, The Plot against the Church, of which Sandra Miesel has written: In 1962, a singularly vicious specimen of Catholic anti-Semitism was published just before Vatican II, reportedly by a team of twelve clerics—probably Latin Americans and one said…

Catholic School Bans MySpace …

Kids at a Catholic School in a Detroit suburb have been ordered to remove anything that they may have posted at MySpace–or be expelled. The school is threatening this action even if the students have their parents’ permission and supervision. That’s where the school has crossed the line, I think.

Blog templates

Yes, I probably have the record for the most blog name changes, and the design has changed a few times, too. Go ahead. Laugh now. Then again, consider Mark Shea, who has had the same blog name and template since I first started reading his blog nearly five years ago (I looked up and saw…

US Bishops on Daniel Maguire

A reminder from the US Bishops that Catholics don’t believe in abortion or same-sex marriage, regardless of what Dan Maguire may say. Dan Maguire’s response? “They’re simply uninformed,” Mr. Maguire said of the bishops. “There is no one Catholic view on contraception, abortion or same-sex marriage. There’s a diversity of views. And it’s not just…

Anabaptism Gone Wild

Adventist Review looks at the problem of rebaptism. Not rebaptizing as adults those baptized as children (since the latter they don’t regard as an authentic baptism), but the rebaptism of those already baptized as adults, often for emotional reasons at the end of a revival–and frequently those being rebaptized are teens who were just baptized…

“Lutheran Hymns and Espresso”

From Pastor Paul McCain: Lutheran hymns are to Christian hymnody what Espresso is to coffee. When you have y our first cup of really good Espresso you probably aren’t going to like it, but then you realize: wow, this is a lot better than ordinary coffee. And then, once you’ve acquired a taste for espresso,…