A Tragic Death

David Ritcheson was 18. He was the victim of a vicious attack by a pair of racist thugs last year. They stripped him, beat him, poured bleach on him, burned him with cigarettes, shoved a PVC pipe up his rectum and kicked it in, and then left him for dead. He was in the hospital…

Ecumenism, Interfaith Dialogue, and the MP

The matter of the forthcoming motu proprio liberalizing use of the so-called Tridentine Mass raises other questions regarding the Catholic Church’s commitment to ecumenism and interfaith dialogue. If one “brings back” that mass (I put it in quotes because it never left), does one also bring back pre-conciliar views on other Christians and Jews? A…

“Ten Martin Luther Myths”

James Swan does some deconstructing. On the “snow on dung” canard, see comments I made in 2003 that were picked up by Chris Burgwald. No Lutherans ever use the term, and no one has ever given a source. I did find something once where he talks about dung being covered up by debris–but in that…