Tag Archives: iraq

Another splendid little war.

They will receive justice without mercy who have shown no mercy. James 2:13 Her nobles within her are like wolves that tear prey, shedding blood and destroying lives to get unjust gain. Ezekiel 22:27 So we have another splendid little … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Collapse, international issues, Middle East, Peace, War and Peace | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Solitary Episcopal Witness — to the protection of all human life, including those in the way of the US imperial juggernaut.

Below is the text of an email I received from Fr. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy, an Eastern Rite Catholic priest who is a leading advocate for peace and like me, a critic of the poor response of the US Catholic Bishops … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, international issues, Middle East, Peace, Peak Oil, Social Justice, War and Peace | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Catholic bishops have no one to blame but themselves.

On the first Sunday of Lent, the opinion pages of the New York Times carry a biting editorial comment by Russ Douthat – The End of a Catholic Moment : The collapse in the church’s reputation has coincided with a … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Social Justice, War and Peace | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A note to Archbishop Dolan as he receives the cardinal’s hat.

Dear Archbishop Dolan, Whispers in the Loggia reports today an extract from your speech on receiving the honor of becoming a cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church.  Among other things, you said — For my part, I have to ask … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Social Justice, War and Peace | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A Catholic Worker reflection on the remarks of Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C. at the Southwest Liturgical Conference Study Week, in Dallas, Texas, January 24, 2012

On the evening of the first day of the SWLC Study Week, Cardinal Wuerl gave the keynote presentation – “The Word of God and the New Evangelization.” His presentation was urbane and literate, dogmatic and spiritual. I can’t say that … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Social Justice, War and Peace | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

On the Fourth Day of Christmas. . .

On this the Fourth Day of Christmas, I give you Enya and Silent Night, in Gaelic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUthEE_gR_w. This is also the Feast of the Holy Innocents, which remembers the children slaughtered by Herod in Bethlehem and the surrounding area. This … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Peak Oil, Social Justice, War and Peace | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Shame of Notre Dame

If there was any doubt that the leadership of Notre Dame University is confused about its Catholic identity, we need look no further than the presentation this week by Secretary of Defense Bob Gates to their annual commencement. Actually, the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Osama is dead.

Twitter is a-twitter, Facebook status changes are coming in. . . the commentariat is firing away. The best statement I’ve seen thus far is that of Fr. Shane Tharp, who wrote. . . “Do not think that courage and strength … Continue reading

Posted in Social Justice, War and Peace | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Obama and Romero

Sometimes something comes along that I want to write about, but I just can’t at that moment say anything.  Maybe I am too busy. . . but sometimes it is because I am just too infuriated for words.  The latter … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Social Justice, War and Peace | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

US Catholic Bishops and the Iraqi Christians

The November 7, 2010 edition of the Sooner Catholic, published by the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, carries a Catholic News Service article datelined Washington, D.C. – “US Bishops Grieve Iraqi Massacre Victims.” And so the disinformation campaign continues from the US … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, War and Peace | Tagged , | Leave a comment