Monday, December 22, 2008
From the "You Can't Make This Up" file...
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?
Posted by Paul Nichols at 3:46 PM 13 comments:
Labels: Church of England, idiocy, political correctness
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The Holiday That Dares Not Speak It's Name...
It's good to be back!
Christmas - the ONLY Holiday where it's okay to reference in code, but you'd better not say it outright!
Christmas - the ONLY Holiday where it's okay to reference in code, but you'd better not say it outright!
Posted by Paul Nichols at 12:58 PM 8 comments:
Labels: Christmas, JMJ, political correctness
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I'll be back....
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!
Posted by Paul Nichols at 10:37 AM 4 comments:
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...
Posted by Paul Nichols at 9:27 AM 3 comments:
Labels: Blogs, Premio Dardos
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Let the Shakedown Begin!
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.
Posted by Paul Nichols at 9:53 AM 6 comments:
Labels: Catholics for Obama, Welfare
Monday, October 27, 2008
Up on Obama Mountain
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:
Posted by Paul Nichols at 3:22 PM 11 comments:
Labels: Catholics for Obama, Satan
Friday, October 24, 2008
Heaven - Obama Style
Posted by Paul Nichols at 8:47 AM 11 comments:
Labels: Catholics for Obama, Heaven
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Confession with Fr. Obama
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.
Posted by Paul Nichols at 8:34 AM 6 comments:
Labels: Catholics for Obama, Joe the Plumber, Socialism
Thursday, October 2, 2008
I find it awfully ironic that they feel the need to weigh in at all...
Read about it here:
Posted by Paul Nichols at 4:18 PM 3 comments:
Friday, September 12, 2008
"Don't push me, 'cause I'm close to the edge..."
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...
Posted by Paul Nichols at 1:15 PM 6 comments:
Labels: Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Niederauer
Friday, September 5, 2008
Obama vs. Pro-Life
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.
Posted by Paul Nichols at 2:21 PM 8 comments:
Labels: Abortion, Catholics for Obama
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Archbishop Wuerl defends the Faith
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"...
Posted by Paul Nichols at 10:04 AM 4 comments:
Labels: Archbishop Wuerl, Nancy Pelosi
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Obama's Blind Spot
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.
Posted by Paul Nichols at 3:50 PM 12 comments:
Labels: Catholics for Obama, Rick Warren
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! )
Posted by Paul Nichols at 1:47 PM 9 comments:
Labels: Pain and Agony
Monday, August 4, 2008
Error in Translation
As the Traditional Faith gets dusted off in so many places, I suppose there might be a few instances where the Traditional Dictionary will need to be referenced also...
Posted by Paul Nichols at 2:04 PM 3 comments:
Labels: Monstrance, Traditional Catholicism
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Unemployment for Hippies on the Rise?
Posted by Paul Nichols at 3:22 PM 11 comments:
Labels: Catholic Hippies, Liberals
Monday, July 14, 2008
Obama is the Messiah?
Some people out there actually think he is. Which I'm sure would make Jim Jones green with envy, if he wasn't so charred from that whole eternal burning thing.
Posted by Paul Nichols at 2:29 PM 14 comments:
Labels: Jim Jones, Obama Cartoon
Friday, July 11, 2008
Checking their Catholicism at the Voting Booth
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.
Posted by Paul Nichols at 1:03 PM 8 comments:
Labels: Catholics for Obama
Thursday, July 10, 2008
3 Days in a row!
Wow, three days in a row - must be a record or something. Or I'm front-loading for when I leave to hit the beach! Yea baby!
Posted by Paul Nichols at 1:55 PM No comments:
Labels: Ad Orientem, Latin Mass
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Holy Liturgical Loonies, Batman!
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.
Posted by Paul Nichols at 3:38 PM 3 comments:
Labels: Batman, Dark Knight, Liturgical Dancing
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
USCCB's CRAPP committee
[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...
Posted by Paul Nichols at 11:26 AM 3 comments:
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Not surviving the first cut...
Posted by Paul Nichols at 10:43 AM 14 comments:
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Cardinal George at Fr. Pfleger
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:
Posted by Paul Nichols at 9:11 AM 6 comments:
Labels: Cardinal George, Fr. Pfleger
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
There's a new fly in the ointment.
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 12 comments:
Friday, May 23, 2008
Posted by Paul Nichols at 12:28 PM 3 comments:
Labels: Memorial Day
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
The fight against Latin continues...
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:
Posted by Paul Nichols at 9:07 AM 5 comments:
Labels: Pope Benedict, Summorum Pontificum
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Piero Marini keeps trying...
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:
Posted by Paul Nichols at 4:04 PM 3 comments:
Labels: Abp. Marini, Vatican II
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I know I shouldn't, but...
By now, I think we've all heard of that poor Priest who disappeared down in Brazil due to those balloons. God be with him, for sure.
But the comic in me just couldn't help but wonder...
Posted by Paul Nichols at 1:39 PM 13 comments:
Labels: Cardinal Mahony
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
SSPX ain't jumping on board yet...
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:
Posted by Paul Nichols at 12:37 PM 13 comments:
Friday, April 18, 2008
Pelosi meets the Pope ( ! )
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:
Posted by Paul Nichols at 2:30 PM 1 comment:
Labels: CINO, Nancy Pelosi, Pope Benedict
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Dissenting Geek at it again...
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:
Posted by Paul Nichols at 3:25 PM 12 comments:
Labels: Catholic World News, Fr. Reese
The Pope heads to the USA!
While most of the crowds will be ridiculously happy, I'm sure the MSM will find a couple of discontented former hippies to interview.
Posted by Paul Nichols at 12:14 PM 2 comments:
Labels: Pope Benedict
Friday, March 28, 2008
Divine Mercy Sunday & Opening Day
Since it won't happen again for probably a long time, and since the Washington Nationals open up on Sunday Night, maybe they should ask for a little help...
Posted by Paul Nichols at 8:11 AM 2 comments:
Labels: Baseball, Divine Mercy Sunday, Washington Nationals
Thursday, March 27, 2008
What Does Cardinal Kasper have against Conversion?
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 :
Posted by Paul Nichols at 3:14 PM 7 comments:
Labels: Cardinal Kasper
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Homeschoolers on Alert
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:
Posted by Paul Nichols at 2:49 PM 7 comments:
Labels: California, Homeschooling
Monday, March 10, 2008
Send (out) the clowns...
Posted by Paul Nichols at 3:47 PM 4 comments:
Labels: Mass, Pope Benedict
Monday, March 3, 2008
Whatsoever you do to the least of these...
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:
Posted by Paul Nichols at 2:06 PM 5 comments:
Labels: Abortion, Montana Bishops
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Buckley arrives at the Gates...
Posted by Paul Nichols at 12:35 PM 5 comments:
Labels: Jr., William F. Buckely
William F. Buckley, Jr. 1925 - 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.
Posted by Paul Nichols at 8:18 AM No comments:
Labels: Jr., William F. Buckley
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
Posted by Paul Nichols at 9:38 AM 6 comments:
Labels: Vatican II
Friday, February 15, 2008
Abe Foxman can't be satisfied
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?
Posted by Paul Nichols at 9:06 AM 2 comments:
Labels: Foxman, Good Friday, Pope Benedict
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Posted by Paul Nichols at 12:28 PM 3 comments:
Labels: Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Oldie but goodie...
Since "Catholic" Ted has come out and endorsed fellow socialist Barack Obama, I thought it might be fitting to pull out and dust off an old Ted Kennedy cartoon from a while back.
Posted by Paul Nichols at 4:08 PM 2 comments:
Labels: Chappaquiddick, Ted Kennedy
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:
Posted by Paul Nichols at 1:08 PM 2 comments:
Labels: Abortion, Abp Wilton Gregory, Georgia
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Good Friday prayer
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/
Posted by Paul Nichols at 2:53 PM 1 comment:
Labels: Good Friday, Jews, WDTPRS
Friday, January 18, 2008
Prayer for Christian Unity
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.
Posted by Paul Nichols at 10:53 AM 8 comments:
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Where's Your Bishop?
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.
Posted by Paul Nichols at 1:58 PM 2 comments:
Labels: Bishop Rhoades, Harrisburg
President Hoover didn't live up to his promise back in '28, but you can be sure that a President Hillary (gag) will do all she can to make hers come true.
Do what you can ----> www.stophernow.com
Posted by Paul Nichols at 11:16 AM 3 comments:
Friday, January 11, 2008
Bishop envy at the IRS?
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/
Posted by Paul Nichols at 3:28 PM 3 comments:
Labels: Latin Mass
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Send this to your choir director
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.
Posted by Paul Nichols at 2:45 PM 9 comments:
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