Monday, October 24th, 2016

I always took the breakup of the Whig Party personally for some reason. (We’ll pause to let the Trump voters catch up.) Over the past few months I’ve made references to the Know-Nothing Party, a brief but interesting part of American history that is often forgotten. In Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball report, indispensable weekly reading […]

Marquette University has named a new president, current UW-Milwaukee chancellor Michael Lovell. “As a devout Catholic, my faith has always served as the cornerstone of my life,” said Lovell. “Having the ability to openly share my faith in my professional career is something that I have always wanted to do. I am truly humbled and […]

Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin has a new book out and is out on the publicity tour. Good luck to her, and I hope she sells lots of books. However, I don’t expect it to be a favorite of Catholic Books and Gifts if she persists on trying to judge the Pope’s politics. “He’s had […]

Darn Jesuits. As you may have heard by now, there won’t be a Pope Wiggy. Some guy named Francis. I had such plans for the heretics… One of the advantages of being Catholic is that, instead of offering an opinion on who should be Pope, we’re more or less left to accept and offer prayers […]

The following is from Vatican Radio: No pope has resigned in almost 600 years. But Pope Benedict’s surprise announcement is not entirely unprecedented. More than 260 men have reigned as Pope since Saint Peter was martyred in Rome in the third decade after the death of Christ, and at least four of them have resigned. […]

Statement of Cardinal Timothy Dolan Responding to Feb. 1 Proposal from HHS For almost a century, the Catholic bishops of the United States have worked hard to support the right of every person to affordable, accessible, comprehensive, life-affirming healthcare.As we continue to do so, our changeless values remain the same.We promote the protection of the […]

I think some law students should request a refund. A Georgetown Law School professor has actually suggested in an op-ed in the New York Times that we should just abandon following the Constitution: Our obsession with the Constitution has saddled us with a dysfunctional political system, kept us from debating the merits of divisive issues […]

Dave Brubeck, the great jazz musician and composer, died today. He would have been 92 on Thursday. Brubeck was best known for “Take Five.” Here he is performing it with the Dave Brubeck Quartet in Belgium. Brubeck was an opponent of racial segregation and his integrated band would not perform in venues that would have […]

Make sure you send a Tweet on Twitter everyday if you want to get more followers. …unless you’re the Pope. Print this entry

The only thing we’re certainly not prepared to do is give in.  We’re not violating our consciences.  I would say no door is closed except for the door to capitulation. – Cardinal Timothy Dolan Print this entry