08 Nov 2010

Fun with FRC

The Family Research Council is conducting a survey, seeking feedback on their policies, issues and operations.  It’s here: http://resonateresearch.com/fr…   You know what to do.  Have fun, Blenders!

29 Jul 2010

Catholic diocese sued over suicide of abuse victim

A lawsuit was filed today against the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese as a result of the suicide of 39 year old Michael Unglo.   Unglo, according to a story on WPXI, had experienced a lifetime of post-traumatic stress disorder after being molested by Fr. Richard Dorsch.  Dorsch was convicted in 1994

24 Jul 2010

(Still) Another Gay Priest Scandal

The Italian magazine Panorama (which is owned by Silvio Berlusconi, no less), has published an expose of the huge number of gay priests in the Vatican–and of (some of) their activities. Using hidden cameras, the weekly Panorama, owned by Italy’s prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, captured priests visiting gay clubs and

05 Apr 2010

Arrest the pope!

The Independent reports that there is a nascent movement in the UK to arrest His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI when he visits there this fall.  http://www.independent.ie/worl… Any arrest would take place under the "principle of universal jurisdiction," an established principle under international law.   Universal jurisdiction — a concept in

12 Mar 2010

The child-rape scandal has closed in on Pope Benedict XVI

It was probably only a matter of time before this happened, given that Benedict, aka Cardinal Ratzinger, was the author of the Vatican instruction to bishops to hush up the cases.  Now scores of abuse charges have surfaced Germany and Austria, including the diocese where he used to preside as

10 Feb 2010

Peter Tatchell becoming disabled

Peter Tatchell, the UK’s best known gay activist (and arguably the best known gay activist in the world) has had to withdraw as a Green Party candidate for Parliament, due to the cumulative effects of the repeated beatings he has suffered. He told the Guardian:   I have problems with

10 Nov 2009

The Pope in Space

Not content to make the lives of people on this planet miserable, the Vatican has a newfound interest in extraterrestrial life. According to a story in today's AP News in Brief: “The questions of life’s origins and of whether life exists elsewhere in the universe are very suitable and deserve

05 Nov 2009

Where’s the love? Where’s the love?

A lot of ink has been expended over the last few years on the sorry state of contemporary American film.  From Peter Biskind’s book on the industry, Down and Dirty Pictures, to Frank Rich’s commentaries in the Sunday Times, people have complained that even so-called “indie” movies have become predictable

06 Sep 2009

Book Report: St. Dymphna

St. Dymphna: Patron of the Nervous and Emotionally Disturbed by Father Lawrence G. Lovasik Privately published in Tarentum, PA; available in Catholic book stores; $1.00 I have a confession to make.  This isn’t easy for me, and it’s made harder by the fact that a lot of you must already

03 Aug 2009

The pope goes on record

Take heart, Blenders, your Christmas shopping problems have been solved in one swoop. Pope Benedict XVI has signed a record deal, for an album to be released this November. He will be singing lead vocals. http://www.cinemablend.com/celebrity/Pope-Signs-Record-Deal-For-Popular-Chant-Album-18972.html Raymond Arroyo, “news” anchor of the Catholic cable channel EWTN, has been touting this