Antisemitism and the Catholic Right, continued

Catholic Voice (UK) is one of the more extreme antisemitic “Traditionalist” sites I’ve seen.The heading of the website reads, “Combating the antichristic conspiracy of the Khazar ‘Jew’ supremacists in honour of the Sacred Head of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Seat of Divine Wisdom.” And the link to the recent SPLC report on Traditionalist antisemitism…

Built on a Rock

The title of this blog comes from a hymn by the great Danish Lutheran hymn writer, Nikolai Grundtvig. Two stanzas are posted on the header, and the whole hymn is below (in a slightly different translation than I’ve used above). The quaint town of Solvang, CA, owes its existence to him, indirectly. The Danish original…

On footwashing …

Tis the season for foot-washing fights. Let’s just all take a breather and reflect on the Scripture that inspired this rite: John 13. “If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet.” Is that so difficult? Is it so complicated? “You ought to wash one another’s…

Dan Brown

Dan Brown cleared of copyright infringement. Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh have lost their appeal, and owe big bucks in court costs. It seems silly to deny that Brown got his ideas from them; indeed, he named one of his main characters, Leigh Teabing, after them (Teabing is an anagram of Baigent). But taking wacky…