Pakistan’s Bible Ban


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The climate for terrorized Christians becomes increasingly toxic.

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Why Don’t Christians Help…Christians?


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A curious observation of the Christian world.

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My first clue? The ‘newspaper’ was called ‘The Hillbilly’


 
 
For years now, I assumed the ignorant, tone deaf and often vicious reporting on religion you see in the mainstream media was the predictable result of creeping secularism. By all accounts, there are more “un-churched” individuals around than ever before, and such people tend to cluster into “educated,” “liberal” professions like journalism.
The time is long [...]

Attacking the Church and Double Standards


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Why the media attacks Catholic crimes of 20 years ago but turns a blind eye to present-day Muslim crimes against children.

Maureen Dowd’s Insanity: Being Catholic Woman The Same As Living Under Sharia Law


Maureen Dowd, columnist for The New York Times, has finally lost that last tenuous grip she had on her sanity. I thought she was already taking a long walk off the short pier of her sanity when she started hearing non-existent words, such as “boy” after Joe Wilson’s “You Lie” comment. That was nothing compared [...]

Should I Stay or Should I Go?


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As a former Master of the Dominicans, I’ve decided the Church
is stuck with me, whatever happens.

In Defense of the Pope


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Thou shalt not stereotype.

Mea culpa: MSNBC apologizes for implying Pope was child molester


I’ll leave it to others more patient (and frankly, more interested) than I am to debunk the media malpractice coverage of the latest Vatican/sex abuse stories.
And “malpractice” isn’t too strong a word:
The Associated Press ran a story about how the mentally unstable man who shot Pope John Paul II believes that Benedict should resign.
Anyhow. I’ve [...]

Dear Media Matters: Catholics call them ’sins of omission’


Media Matters‘ latest “gotcha” goes like this:
National Catholic Reporter Endorses Health Care Bill
With some pro-lifers trying to make the health care debate an argument over abortion, it was interesting to see the National Catholic Reporter, which knows a thing or two about anti-abortion views, come out in favor of the Obama health care plan.
And then [...]

Fighting Irish In the Trenches: Kathy Shaidle’s St. Patrick’s Day Toast to the Irish – Slantie! All Your Ancestors Were Ignorant Drunks!


In an uncharacteristically acidic post, NRB Kathy Shaidle turns her normally elegant and erudite pen to a gratuitous, baffling attack on the Irish. In response to NRB Blogger Michelle Horstman’s post celebrating the rise of Irish Immigrants from abject poverty and prejudice to complete integration and participation in American society, Kathy felt it was a [...]