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Jail Escapee Killed by Hostages

Rafael Arnez McLoud won’t be raping, killing or taking any more hostages: According to CNN: Rafael Arnez McCloud allegedly had killed once before. More than eight months later — and days after escaping a Mississippi jail — he appeared poised to kill again. Show More Summary

The Decision Desk is up over at Ace of Spades

The trend of Trump triumphs in Open primaries continues

“They are Protestant fundamentalists wearing traditionalist Catholic clothes.”

Father Dwight Longenecker has written a piece that is resonating across the Catholic blogosphere…  I’ll do my part to disseminate it further: Within Catholic ultra traditionalist circles a new wave of ugliness has arisen. Numerous traditionalist blogs, websites and publications spew disrespectful hatred towards the Catholic church. Show More Summary

Weekend Caption Contest™ Winners March 4, 2016

This week’s Weekend Caption Contest™ was YUGE! Over 300 captions! Everyone certainly rose to the challenge which means…DOUBLE WINNERS FOR EACH PLACE! There were way too many fantastic captions to honor, so make sure you read through all of them. Show More Summary

Nancy Reagan (ne Davis), RIP of the most high-profile and influential first ladies of the 20th century...

Evangelicals vs. Christians

The title of a Salon article makes a bold accusation. “The racist history of evangelicals proves they’re a perfect match with Trump: Why the religious right’s love for The Donald makes sense”. That Salon article is one of several recent articles that talk about so-called “evangelicals”. Show More Summary

And Then There Were Three (and some other guy on stage)

Last night’s eleventh GOP Debate was entertaining, but not terribly informative.  Matt Drudge summed it up thus:   The next two weeks will be interesting, as most of the Delegates will be decided in Closed Primaries and Closed Caucuses (where Trump has fared poorly to date). Show More Summary

16 killed, including 4 Catholic Nuns, in Yemen

While the country focuses on the size of Presidential candidates’ hands and other body parts, the news coming out of Yemen is simply horrific: Gunmen in southern Yemen on Friday stormed a retirement home run by a charity established by Mother Teresa, killing 16 people, including four Catholic nuns, officials and witnesses said. Show More Summary

“… it is not ‘hypocrisy’ to simply be a struggling sinner”

A validating, and at the same time challenging, piece posted by Fr. Denis Lemieux: Hypocrisy is the great charge levelled by those who are not religious against religious people. It is perhaps a bit over-done sometimes; after all, hardly...Show More Summary

Oh No! Not Another Church Sex Scandal!

From CBS News: “Two Roman Catholic bishops who led a central Pennsylvania diocese helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children by over 50 priests or religious leaders over a 40-year period, according to a grand jury report issued Tuesday. Show More Summary

Have you?

I have just done my part to thwart the Trumpfoonery clutching at the throat of my beloved country. Have you? Crossposted at Brutally Honest.

Weekend Caption Contest™ Winners February 26, 2016

This week’s Weekend Caption Contest™ brought back fond memories of happy-go-lucky, unity themed Super Bowl halftime shows for me. I wasn’t the only one who had something to say-this one brought on another tsunami of captions. The assignment...Show More Summary

Pinhead College Professor Fired

From the Columbia Daily Tribune: University of Missouri curators vote to fire Melissa Click Upon learning this news, this writer responded like this:

The indecency of Catholic support for Donald Trump

I bring you two recent pieces I find troubling. The first is from The Daily News referencing a series of polls conducted by Monmouth University: To date, Trump has actually enjoyed more support from Catholic voters than Protestants.Show More Summary

Obama to nominate Catholic to Supreme Court? Open Thread

Washington Post: Brian Sandoval, the centrist Republican governor of Nevada, is being vetted by the White House for a possible nomination to the Supreme Court, according to two people familiar with the process. Sandoval is increasingly...Show More Summary

Can the Trump Train be Stopped?

From Politico: Donald Trump trounced his rivals in the Nevada caucuses on Tuesday, notching his third consecutive victory and giving the Manhattan mogul even more momentum heading into Super Tuesday next week, when voters in a dozen states will cast their ballots. Show More Summary

Catholicism and Politics: Then and Now

Every year on July 12th, the Roman Catholics in Northern Ireland are reminded of how anti-Catholic terrorism wasn’t just a thing in their distant past. Here is an excerpt from the Wikipedia entry about Orangemen’s Day (a.k.a. The Twelfth):...Show More Summary

“Catholics who imagine that they have the authority to set the canonical standard by which the teaching of this or any papacy can be judged are simply…”

Randall Smith at The Catholic Thing writes about infallibility, impeccability and the responsibility Catholics are to uphold when it comes to Papal criticism: Is it ever licit for a faithful Catholic to disagree with an authoritative, non-infallible teaching of a pope? Yes. Show More Summary

Weekend Caption Contest™ Winners February 19, 2016

Holy Political Backlash, Batman, this week’s Weekend Caption Contest™ was a big success. The assignment this week was to caption the following picture: Here are the winning entries: 1) (fustian24) – “Let he who is without walls castShow More Summary

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