Stem-Cell Fraud

Scientists admit that the miracle of embryonic stem-cell cures was oversold. James Thomson, the Wisconsin biologist who was the first to isolate embryonic stem cells, admitted that embryonic stem-cell research was oversold. He said cures from this research may not be available for another 10 or 20 years. Gee, imagine that: doctors and scientists lying…

Eat Your Heart Out

This Sunday, God willing, my family will attend a Tridentine High Mass in this beautiful church. On our knees, the priest facing Christ crucified, Latin and chants invoking the Holy Spirit to fill our souls with graces. Does it get any better on this earth? Gloria in excelsis Deo. Et in terra pax hominibus bonae…

Thank Denzel Washington

This is from my friend, Carrie. She asks a salient question about media coverage of conservative actors. Brooks Army Medical Center Don’t know whether you heard about this but Denzel Washington and his family visited the troups at Brook Army Medical Center, in San Antonio,Texas (BAMC) the other day. This is where soldiers that have…

The Death of Cardinal Sin

I may have to take this to confession. When I first read this headline, I was overjoyed. I thought, somehow, the new Pope found a way to abolish serious sin: TELEGRAM FOR DEATH OF CARDINAL SIN Sadly, there was really a Roman Catholic Cardinal, Jaime L. Cardinal Sin, who passed away. He must have been…

Beating Up on Anglicans?

I could be accused of beating up on Anglicans. I am sorry if I am. The Church of England, though, claims to be an episcopal church. It believes in Apostolic succession. Until very recently, the Church of England was more closely united with the Roman Catholic church than any mainstream Protestant church. It is because…

The Greater Danger

I used to think that atheists were the most dangerous creatures on earth. After all, the creature that disavows its creator is a pretty wretched thing. Lately, though, I’ve been thinking down a different path. Is it possible that the most dangerous thing on earth is the believer who doesn’t trust God? Someone who doesn’t…

Liturgical Rants

Thanks to RomanCatholicBlog, I found this essay on abused liturgy by one of my heroes, Fr. James Schall, author of “Another Sort of Learning.” Father’s Day, we attended Mass with my in-laws, including my wife’s grandfather, in Illinois. Instead of a homily, the priest decided to (ab)use that portion of the Holy Sacrifice to conduct…