by | Jan 29, 2019

Sunday The weather here in LA is perfect. Low humidity. No wind. No clouds. Seventy-two degrees. I lay in bed for hours, then went swimming and I thought, as I endlessly do, how grateful I am. I am a Jew….

by | Jan 27, 2019

Pope Francis spends much more time talking about this life than the next one. He is given to statements such as “Another world is possible,” but he isn’t referring to heaven. He is referring to a revolutionized political order. The…

by | Jan 26, 2019

There is a church in Rome called the Church of Domine Quo Vadis (Latin for “Lord, where are You going?”). It is situated on the spot where the apocryphal Acts of Peter described a meeting occurred between St. Peter and Jesus….

by | Jan 22, 2019

As the luminous Texas writer John Graves observed a few years back: The Unco Guid and the Rigidly Righteous, in one or another not necessarily religious hue, dominate our time as shrilly as they ever dominated [Robbie] Burns’ Scotland. The…

by | Jan 20, 2019

It seems that for Pope Francis no priority is greater than patching up every religion except his own. As the Catholic Church in 2019 reels from the abuse scandal, where do his travels take him? To the Islamic world, notes…

by | Jan 18, 2019

1:10 Update Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director addressed the March, speaking on her experiences that led to her shift to the pro-life cause. Johnson has a film titled Unplanned that will tell her story, see it March 29th….

by | Jan 17, 2019

Some are invoking the Biblical verse “Thou shalt not afflict the stranger” as justification for awarding illegal immigrants a full basket of on-going social services. California’s newly elected governor, Gavin Newsom, as well as NYC’s mayor Bill de Blasio will…

by | Jan 13, 2019

In the latest revelation about Donald Wuerl — that, contrary to his claims of ignorance, he knew about McCarrick’s misconduct for at least 14 years — he emerges as the amoral but self-protective bureaucrat, undone by his own pass-the-buck-style record-keeping,…

by | Jan 9, 2019

“Web time” slanders anything more than a week old. By that measure, August 2017 might be ancient history. But I found on revisiting a takedown by a blogging friend that a meandering essay that had drawn fire on her blog back then…

by | Jan 9, 2019

“Web time” slanders anything more than a week old. By that measure, August 2017 might be ancient history. But I found on revisiting a takedown by a blogging friend that a meandering essay that had drawn fire on her blog back then…

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