world religions

Where to even begin?

Sign in front of Ponderosa Steakhouse, Amsterdam, NY: COME JOIN USASH WENDS. (alas, no camera handy)

The Golden Compass

Here is a random news story about The Golden Compass, echoing what’s been in the paper here. There is a consistent pattern whereby none of the protesters seem to know exactly what they are protesting: HOLLY TWP. – A retired grandmother is leading a group that plans to protest the nation’s No. 1 movie – […]

Drop-kick me, Jesus

The following text has been tacked to my office bulletin board for a very, very long time, right next to the microwave: The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats […]

Mike Huckabee

He suggested that Mormons believe Jesus and Satan are brothers, and there’s been a big flap. Amid all the outcry, one thing I’m still not quite clear on: do Mormons believe Jesus and Satan are brothers?

Trash Talk

The complete set of comics, coloring books, and posters on how to be safe around clergy can be accessed here: http://www.archny.org/pastoral/safe-environment-program/training/ (God doesn’t like bad language; neither does He like misspelling. Can you spot the error?)

they’re coming after him in waves

From KNX 1070 News: Restraining Order in Mahony Attack CaseLOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys have requested a temporary restraining order against a man they claim threatened Cardinal Roger Mahony and other church officials after he was kicked out of church for allegedly using drugs. Now I know what you’re thinking. Didn’t Cardinal Mahony just suggest […]

Becoming more Christ-like by the minute…

Mahony speaks to police! From today’s Los Angeles Daily News: “A man approached him and said: `You’re the cardinal, aren’t you?”‘ Vernon said Mahony told him. “The man shouted at him. It happened very quickly and the man just went off on him – shoved him, knocked him to the ground and kicked him a […]

Never walk alone

Tangentially related to the Cardinal Mahony story, the Catholic Church released this personal-safety comic book yesterday.

I’m telling you, this is a weird story

Headline from a news report out of San Diego: Police Investigate Priests’ Claims Mahony Was Assaulted The police seem to be treating the priests’ claims with the same healthy skepticism the church brought to claims against the priests. Some interesting details in the article. What we learn is that Mahony took his beating beautifully: The […]