Monday, December 22, 2008
In case you missed it, the Geniuses over in England are watering down the Christmas Hymns now to the point where I don't even know why they should even try singing them.
We're all aware of the subtle (and not so subtle) changes that have been made, especially by the Faith Haters over at Oregon Catholic Press, but here we have (supposed) the hierarchy of the Church of England doing it!
If you water these things down to ensure that nobody, or no species is offended, I suppose all you'd have left is to just open your mouth a just say "Aaaaah". But heck, then you'd offend the mute people in the world.
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" would become "God (egads!) Rest Ye Merry Gentlepersons". But even that would offend those who aren't very merry. Along with all those who aren't technically "persons". And the "Rest" part? Wouldn't that offend workaholics?
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
After Christmas card season is done. I didn't want anyone to think I've been slacking, or lazy, or dead or anything. Since I should post a picture, here's a pic of my son's room. I finished it last year. When he grows up I suppose I'll have to paint over it all!
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I would like to take this time to thank Anita Moore over at V for Victory Blog for this award. It's quite a hoot to hear from people who get a kick out of these cartoons.
Of course, the reception of such a prestigious award comes with certain responsibilities:
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person that has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to other 15 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment.
3) Remember to contact each of them to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
I don't know that I follow 15 blogs, especially at this time of year, as I'm kept hopping with my Christmas Card company, but I would like to present this award to the following:
The Crescat - http://thecrescat.blogspot.com/
The ol' Carolina Cannonball - she's just too much!
Fallible Blogma - http://www.fallibleblogma.com/
Matthew Warner has some interesting insight and some good discussion, too!
Teen Catholic Girl - http://www.teencatholicgirl.blogspot.com/
Who proves that not all teenagers are dopes! And she has nice background music!
A Thorn in the Pew - http://athorninthepew.blogspot.com/
She's always a good read. Plus she likes my cartoons, so she can't be all bad...
Paramedic Golden Girl - http://paramedicgoldengirl.blogspot.com/
I don't know if she's a paramedic, or if she's golden, but I'll take her word for it, because her blog is good reading!
A Traditional Catholic - http://atraditionalcatholic.blogspot.com/
Marilena - she's good people!
Roman Catholic Blog - http://romancatholicblog.typepad.com/
Good news and insight thereon...
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Well, the class warfare will soon heat up, as Dear Leader will set his sights on those of us who work for a living, ensuring that we're working to provide even MORE welfare for those who'd rather live on the dole.
In the midwest they have tornado shelters - pretty soon the working stiffs of this country will need Obama Shelters.
Special thanks to all those "cultural catholics", especially those in my home state of Pennsylvania, who long ago traded in their Faith in favor of a Democrat controlled welfare/abortion state.
The only hope is that maybe, just maybe, as we move farther away from Vatican II and its' "Springtime Generation", the Catholic Vote will actually be (egads!) CATHOLIC.
Monday, October 27, 2008
LifeNews has an interesting article on Doug Kmeic, that flaky "catholic" who has endorsed Barack Obama, with some good points by Fr. Frank Pavone.
For me, I think they've basically sold their souls.
Read about it here:
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I know it's quite a scandal to even jokingly put "Fr." in front of "Obama", but what the hey...
Obama's comments to "Joe the Plumber" about taking Joe's money and giving it to those who didn't work for it is quite telling about how much of a socialist he really is.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Well, Archbishop Niederauer has invited Mrs. Pelosi in for a chat. Somehow, I don't envision Mrs. Pelosi leaving that meeting proclaiming "I've seen the light!". Seems to me that there would be some highly nuanced and carefully worded statement regarding "dialogue" - that favorite word of the Enemies of the Church.
Of course, the National Catholic Distorter weighs in on it, complete the required liberal opinion of a couple of dissenters ( Reese and O'Brien ).
Here's what David J. O’Brien, professor emeritus of Catholic studies at Holy Cross College had to say : “It shows some willingness to have dialogue,” O’Brien said. “There’s been movement to make the bishops’ role primarily one of teacher, his job is to proclaim. This shows a willingness to listen, I hope. Bishops should be having a conversation with their church.”
Link to the article : http://ncronline3.org/drupal/?q=node/1784
Gee, and I thought their primary job WAS to teach. Maybe I didn't pay attention in my late-70's "theology" class at Bishop Liberal High School...
Friday, September 5, 2008
Obama finally gets specific on something and guess what it is? McCain's pro-life stand.
Well, you know what Obama considers important - making sure that every child that *can* be aborted actually gets aborted.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Kudos to Archbishop Wuerl of Washington for issuing a gentle correction to Nancy Pelosi's outright lie regarding the Church Fathers and Church Teaching on abortion. Pelosi and her fellow lying "catholics" need to stop twisting the Faith and misrepresenting the Church with their verbal gymnastics on Life issues.
See the Archbishops' response here:
Sorry for some of the squiggly lines - the ol' arm is still quite a pain.
And yes, I have "offered it up"...
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
The Annointed One made a comment Saturday night at Rick Warren's quasi-debate about how selfish we Americans are and that our greatest moral failing is along the lines of "Whatsover you do to the least...".
Apparently he has a tin ear for irony.
Also, Jay Ambrose makes mincemeat of Obama's "selfish America" notion.
Give it a read if you get a chance.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
The Monstrance cartoon might not be one of my better ones, but I have an excuse. During my frolicking in the ocean two weeks ago, I aggravated an old neck problem, which has compressed enough to pinch all the doggone nerves on my right side. My arm is killing me. I can't write or draw anything extensive, hence this crude representation of my current agony.
Prayers are appreciated, although I don't know whether there's a patron saint to cover neck compression and associated nerve problems.
Any cartoon I can muster in the near future might look a bit like I did it with my left hand...( some might say it would be an improvement! )
Monday, August 4, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Comparable to the Running of the Bulls in Spain, we're getting accustomed to the Running of the Idiots every 4 years here in America. I'm referring to the group of nominal "catholics" who somehow convince themselves that voting for a radical supporter of abortion is a good thing.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Jeff over at the Curt Jester has an neat way to get rid of Liturgical Epilep- I mean Dancing.
Check it out. http://www.splendoroftruth.com/curtjester/archives/2008/07/pride-of-place.php
I'd prefer the whole "Cleansing of the Temple" approach, but that's just me.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
[From Fr. Z's blog:
Stalled again: USCCB fails to pass draft translation of Proper of Seasons
— Fr. John Zuhlsdorf @ 5:28 pm
The USCCB says the draft translation for the Missale Romanum texts for the "Proper of Seasons" failed to obtain a 2/3 majority of favorable votes. Back to the drawing board.]
Read Fr. Z's take on it at:
What Does The Prayer Really Say?
They probably DO have a committee like this...
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Kudos to Cardinal George to doing something about Fr. Pfleger. This guy is unhinged. Probably just needs a distemper shot or something.
Anyway, Thomas Peters over at the American Papist has a pretty good post on this whole affair:
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Time Magazine had a recent article entitled "Is Liberal Catholicism Dead?".
I think just asking the question gives one the answer. Here's what one says:
"For a couple of generations, progressivism was an [important] way to be Catholic."
Then he adds, "But I think the end of an era is here."
We can only hope.
Link to the article:
Posted by Paul Nichols at 2:27 PM
Friday, May 23, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Some dioceses actually care about rebuilding Catholic identity. Some, like San Diego, look to erect more and more roadblocks to this restoration. Read all about San Diego's shenanigans over at Father Z's blog:
Thursday, May 8, 2008
He just can't accept that the "great renewal" has been a complete bust. But he'll keep up the facade as long as there are people who'll listen.
Read more about it over at the Roman Catholic Blog:
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Rorate-Caeli has a post on the SSPX's recent letter stating that an agreement won't be forthcoming with Rome. This cartoon shows their perspective, which I can appreciate, but if they'd just get on, it would help kick the hippies off the bus.
Tradition is making a comeback, and the hippies are on the run. Whatever one wants to argue about their "status", it would be a big help if they were on the bus with the rest of us.
Hop on over to Rorate-Caeli for more:
Friday, April 18, 2008
I haven't been able to keep up with everything going on this week, but A Thorn In The Pew has, and she expresses amazement that Pelosi, of all people, met the Pope this week. That's about as odd as David Duke meeting Louis Farrakhan.
h/t to the Thorn:
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Catholic World News points to an article in the USA Today about Pope Benedict, and naturally they (USA Today) have to make sure they put some dissenting views in about the Pope, so who do they call? None other than Fr. Thomas Reese, noted dissenter and boo-hoo boy for all things Liberal. I came up with this "advertisement", since it seems there's no shortage of dissenters out there ready to rain on any Catholic parade that goes by.
Read the article here:
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
I missed this news from December, but it falls into line with Kasper's crying over the Good Friday prayer. Sure glad I didn't meet with someone like him when I returned to the Church back in '98.
From the Remnant:
The “breakaway group” of Anglicans now seeking union with Rome is composed of 60 Anglican parishes and 60 Anglican bishops who can no longer tolerate the lunacy abounding in the “Anglican Communion,” including the ordination of women and homosexuals. All told this group of disaffected Anglicans is said to comprise some 400,000 souls. Confronted with the prospect of a mass return to Rome, Kasper told the Catholic Herald “It’s not our policy to bring that many Anglicans to Rome.”
Read all of it here :
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
In light of the Kalifornia Kourt ruling against a homeschooler, Eric Pavlat has an interesting take on this decision as it relates to that ridiculous "United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child" and why we must be on guard against these totalitarians.
Read his article here:
Monday, March 10, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
Well, they're at it again. When given a chance to support an anti-abortion measure, they cave, hiding behind the usual excuses. This time it's the guys in Montana - probably afraid that supporting the measure won't get them invited to the next Democratic fund-raiser.
Read all about it:
Thursday, February 28, 2008
In honor of WFB's passing, I present an old cartoon from 1987. My political outlook owes much to the influence of Bill Buckley and National Review. As anyone who'd watched "Firing Line" way back in the day can attest, Buckley was always leaning over in his chair and his ties were usually loose. I knew that he received occasional ribbing from others regarding these poor habits, so I drew a cartoon and sent it to him. The top part is the beginning of my letter to him. He printed it, along with the cartoon, in December 1987.
Rest in peace, Bill.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
A Cardinal (at the Vatican) talks about priests being too "worldly". Gee ya think? Not that they're all that way, of course. But generally speaking, he's on to something. Maybe it can be traced back to that "embracing of the world" stuff from Vatican II?
Read more about over at the Cafeteria: http://closedcafeteria.blogspot.com/2008/02/priests-too-worldly.html
Friday, February 15, 2008
Well, we went and changed the Good Friday prayer, in a spirit of [appeasement] and what happens? They're still not happy. How dare we actually pray for someone not of our own faith. How dare we hope they see what we see.
It ain't enough. Read his statement here:
I find it interesting that at the bottom of the page of this statement, the ADL says they were "founded in 1913, (and) is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry."
Gee, I wonder if they have a program to counteract their own hatred against Christ and all of His followers?
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Sometimes they talk a good talk, but when the chips are down...they go home.
Head over to St. John Valdosta's blog to get the lowdown on two more Bishops not supporting the Culture of Life:
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
It appears that some changes might be made to the Good Friday prayer for the Jews from the '62 Missal. I don't really see the point, but I'm just a layman. But I wonder why we (Catholics) wring our hands over what OTHERS think about our Liturgy and why, frankly, we even listen to them. I don't see Catholics knocking the Jews over whatever they happen to pray for, or sticking our noses in anyone else's liturgical business, demanding that they change things to suit us.
But Fr Z covers more and better ground than I can ever hope to, so take a jump over there: http://wdtprs.com/blog/2008/01/benedict-xvi-to-change-the-good-friday-prayer-for-jews-in-the-1962-missal/
Friday, January 18, 2008
Today is the 100th anniversary of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Here's how I'd compose my prayer:
Dear Lord, I believe in Your Word,
Would that all might believe and come Home.
Though the Protestant thinks it absurd,
He'll truly find You when he gets to Rome.
I know, I know - it's "Religiously Incorrect". But if we're to pray for "unity", what exactly does "unity" mean? To me, it means that all unite in the Ark of Salvation. Which means everyone in the water has to get in the boat.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
I know I've posted this picture before, but I have to toot the horn for the Bishop of Harrisburg, a Diocese of which I'm proudly a member. In an age when so many of them seem embarrassed by their Catholicity, Bishop Rhoades walks tall in his. He'll be at the March for Life in D.C. again this year.
What: Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg will take part in activities in the diocese as well as in Washington, D.C. to demonstrate support for the sanctity and protection of all human life. Many local people will travel to the National observance via buses from Shamokin, Danville, Middletown, Hershey, Lancaster, York, Carlisle, New Cumberland, Waynesboro and other local areas. Schedule: Sunday, January 20, 2008 - Millersville, PA 11:30 a.m. Diocesan Pro-Life Mass, Saint Philip the Apostle Church, 2111 Millersville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603. A vase of 35 flowers symbolizing the years since the Roe v. Wade decision will be on display.
Monday, January 21 - Washington, D.C. 7:00 p.m. Bishop Rhoades will concelebrate at the Vigil Mass for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine, 400 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC.
Friday, January 11, 2008
What with all the rules and regulations, and in some cases downright roadblocks, that some Bishops are employing to circumvent the Summorum Pontificum, I'll bet they're generating some envy from those cretins over at the IRS.
Read about some of it over at Fr. Z's (an older article, but indicative of the hatred that some have for the Latin Mass): http://wdtprs.com/blog/2007/08/bishop-of-pensacola-tallahassee-issues-his-own-norms-for-summorum-pontificum/
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
I couldn't help myself. I can just see someone wearing this to a rehearsal and some hippie having a stroke over it. Now that Christmas is done, I have time to work on some more t-shirt designs.