Strange Doings in Gallup

From Rocco Palmo, a strange series of links. The Most Rev. Donald E. Pelotte, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico, fell down the stairs on or about July 23. According to police and diocese statements, that night Pelotte suffered massive wounds to almost every part of his body. This includes heavy bruising…

Americanism as a World Religion

Rod Dreher reviews David Gelernter, Americanism: The Fourth Great Western Religion. The Amazon blurb describes the thesis thus: David Gelernter argues that America is not secular at all, but a powerful religious idea—indeed, a religion in its own right. Gelernter argues that what we have come to call “Americanism” is in fact a secular version…

“Contraception and Homosexuality”

Raymond Dennehy argues at Ignatius Insight that if you accept contraception you can’t hold out against homosexuality. Sexual intercourse between homosexuals and between heterosexuals using contraceptives is identical in this, they are both by their very nature sterile. The increasing legislative and judicial pressure for the right of same-sex couples to marry is simply the…