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Sharing a Holiday Tradition of Krampus at Elementary School

This year, my daughter’s third-grade class was asked to bring in parents to share family holiday traditions. One of the things my extended family has enjoyed doing over the past four years is singing this “Here Comes Krampus” song when we get together between the solstice and the new year. And so with posterboard in [...]

Consubstantial Friday

In 22 states, if two spirits are consubstantial for 7 years, they become legally married. If you doubt me, I can consubstantiate that with some hard evidence. [...]

#25 Way to Exasperate a Liberal: Establish a New Standard in Pastoral Care

Sister Margaret McBride, a member of the ethics board of the Catholic St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, gave her approval for an abortion of an 11-week old fetus with no cerebral cortex when doctors made it clear to her that the very sick young woman carrying the pregnancy would die without it. It should [...]

Courtyard Of The Gentiles? What’s the Point?

The Pope might as well attend a debate in which he’s expected to discuss his relationship to the Wiccan rites of Beltane. [...]

Traditional Values Coalition Comes Out in Opposition to Catholic Schools and the Pope

I mean, come on. If the clothes really mattered…

Think about it.

Maybe if the pontiff started wearing tights it would be OK. Some nice lederhosen…

Memo to the Catholic Church: When You Insert Your Religion Into Politics, You Open Your Religion to Questions

Anti-Catholic! Outbursts! Hatred!

Writers for the Catholic Church in America have been waving their hands in dismay at “attacks” on their religion. In their minds, criticisms over the activities of the Catholic Church are “attacks” that are inappropriate in American society and to be squelched. But criticism of the Catholic Church doesn’t occur in a [...]