Author Archives: The Philosopher
This — in the videos, below — is what you’re up against if you wish to maintain just a modicum of Christian standards in a Catholic institution. The Diocese of Columbus, which let a teacher go for living in an openly homosexual relationship is now undergoing threats and intimidation from Anonymous. Go here for news stories on the case.
Reading stories like this, one waits for Rod Serling or M. Night Shyamalan to make a cameo. Only they don’t, because it’s real… (The Blaze) Following a Monday court ruling, Anna and Alex Nikolayev are one step closer to regaining full custody of their infant son. As previously reported by TheBlaze, the Russian couple, currently living in Sacramento, Calif., had their baby “snatched” up by police … More →
Meet Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. With the abdication of Queen Beatrix, her son, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, becomes King of the Netherlands, and his Argentine-born Princess, Máxima, becomes Queen. According to Wikipedia, Máxima “remained a Roman Catholic after her marriage” to the current head of the Protestant House of Orange-Nassau, the same house that gave us William III of England (of William and Mary fame), whose … More →
Father Michael P. Orsi has written an article for Catholic Exchange titled, “Reading the Tea Leaves: Will Pope Francis End Priestly Celibacy?” After correctly saying that there cannot be female priests, and after a bit of speculation on the possibility of married priests for the western Church, Father concludes — not, apparently, happily — that there will be recognition of female deacons: So, how will … More →
Call me a troglodyte, but it was my impression from Catholic moral teaching that nobody has a “right” to do what is contrary to the law of God, whether we consider that portion of the law that is supernaturally revealed, or that which was written on the heart. (NCR/John Allen) Another veteran Vatican figure has signaled openness to civil recognition of same-sex unions in the … More →
Common sense might lead parents to steer clear of this sort of thing intuitively. But common sense is ironically rare. (The Telegraph) Experts have warned that parents who allow babies and toddlers to access tablet computers for several hours a day are in danger of causing “dangerous” long term effects. The youngest known patient being treated in the UK is a four-year-old girl from the … More →
You’ve no doubt heard the expressing “lunatics running the asylum.” Well, The Telegraph reports that a new article, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, says newborn babies are not “actual persons” and do not have a “moral right to life”. The academics also argue that parents should be able to have their baby killed if it turns out to be disabled when it is born. … More →
The twisted logic of those advocating “choice” on the abortion question unravels pretty quickly. Here, a representative of Planned Parenthood, the wealthy abortion giant, advocates for a woman’s “right” to have a baby that survived a botched abortion killed on the spot — after consultation with her health care provider, of course. The same empty rhetoric we’ve heard for years sounds just a bit more … More →
I. Reuters reports on the growing acceptance of, and indifference to, homosexual “marriage” on the part of those who call themselves political conservatives. Of note in the report is the purported change of major proportions in the Mormon view of Homosexuality. Due to the large number of Mormon-sponsored BSA troops, this could bode ill for the Boy Scouts’ continued resistance to allowing homosexual members and … More →
This is more than troubling. It was posted recently (2-3-2013) but I do not know when it was broadcast. As you may know, Rachel Maddow is one of the most liberal sycophants for Obama in existence. She cannot, therefore, be dismissed as a wacky far-right conspiracy theoretician.
Note that the report does not give numbers. This leads us to assume that the demonstrations which took place were not very large. We will change our headline when numbers in the millions are reliably documented. Judging from the one photo in the story, we’re confident this won’t happen. Question: If a feminist protests Catholic doctrine in the woods and there is no reporter to … More →
In the classic American film, Patton, there is a scene near the end during which a reporter asks General Patton a question about futuristic warfare: Correspondent: General, we’re told of wonder weapons the Germans were working on: Long-range rockets, push-button bombing weapons that don’t need soldiers. What’s your take on that? Patton: Wonder weapons? My God, I don’t see the wonder in them. Killing without … More →
Remember when “conspiracy wackos” were wringing their hands about black helicopters? Now you don’t have to be a devotee of conspiracy theories to see the imminent dawn of something worse — not if two recent news stories are accurate: Eric Holder: Drone strikes against Americans on U.S. soil are legal. Attorney General Eric Holder can imagine a scenario in which it would be constitutional to … More →
Of course, the same government that funds large-scale infanticide, murders US citizens in extra-judicial assassinations, has virtually rescinded habeas corpus and posse comitatus, and tells Catholic business owners that they must fund onanism and abortifacient drugs would NEVER use dangerous technology on the American people. It’s only for use on bad guys… right… RIGHT?
Continuing our coverage of miserable journalism and the Catholic Church, we have a fine selection this evening from CBS Los Angeles, reporting about some cranky folks unhappy with Cardinal Mahoney’s voting rights in the next conclave: Mahony will be among 120 men and women called to participate in the College of Cardinals to help pick the next pope following Pope Benedict XVI’s announcement this week … More →