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Mary Valle, communicating while munching on communion, reports the news in verse.

Most Holy Rosary.

The Desiccated Finger of Fate

I reported to the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center yesterday for an appointment in the Avon Foundation Breast Center(!). The first thing I saw as I exited the parking structure was…

Chance Card

Shine On, You Crazy Diamonds

In a recent Guardian article about Italian Bishop Domenico Mogavero’s flash new Armani-designed liturgical duds, mention was also made of the Pope’s rumored penchant for Prada footwear. “The Vatican daily…

Serve Man

The Most Dangerous Game

David Holthouse, in Alternet, reports on the twice yearly Machine Gun Shoot in West Point, Kentucky, where he found lots of Nazi t-shirts and books and anti-Muslim paraphernalia for sale, along…

A lady's switch.

The Fault, Fault, Fault Line

The new “closer to Latin” translation of the Roman Missal seems to be another salvo in the “smaller, purer” campaign being currently mounted by Ratzinger and Co. in the Mother…

Sad quaker hat drawing by author.

A Quaker’s Lament

This just in from Baltimore, Wednesday—question, KtB! Why do people tell me such sad things all the time??? Why are old men constantly looking away and almost breaking down in…

Killing the Buddha

It’s Personal, LePage

In another salvo by government against organized labor, Governor Paul LePage of Maine has recently seen fit to singlehandedly (and quite possibly illegally) take down a mural in Maine’s Department…

God's Recycling

Possible Future Child-Slavery Plans

“… minutes after witnessing the marriage of his 15-year-old daughter in Nevada, the 41-year-old Oler collected a 15-year-old bride of his own and took her home to Bountiful.” (source) Warren…

Mary in the Stocks.

A Crime Against Fertility

Dearest Daughter, I can only hope this message reaches you safely. After the Government tossed me into an Unmarked Van I was taken to this Place. I know not where…

Mark Almlie, 37, Petaluma, CA.

coughRome!cough

He wants to shepherd a flock of God’s people but can’t, ’cause he’s single. *Ahem.* “Those collars are kind of cool.”

Der Wachsblock

Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Rudolf

A truly magical mystery tour is about to leave Cologne, travel through Croatia, and end up in Vienna. It’s a train journey celebrating the 150th birthday of Rudolf Steiner, who…

Confession Bot

Whither Thou, Reconciliation?

Maureen Dowd and NPR report on a new iPhone app which is supposed to provide a “cheat sheet” for confession. Ideally, this app will get Catholics back in the box.…

Sister Corita.

Marian Apparition Research Trip

Dear Buddha-Killers in Charge, I need a ticket to Wisconsin to investigate the first validated Marian apparitions in the United States, at Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, WI.…

SSND Sign

Communicant’s Friday Roundup

10:15 am, Charles Street Marian blue is so pretty in the snow 2 pm, Roland Avenue Two young priests leave Starbucks I hope they are discussing Evil 6:15, Greenspring Avenue…

The Real Winner

Steelers/Ravens Playoff Religion Update

This weekend’s Steelers/Ravens playoff game in Pittsburgh will feature more than the two teams, bitter rivals, representing formerly glorious postindustrial American cities. We will also witness the athletic feats of…

The Communicant and her brother Tom suited up for another day of Catholic education.

Mother/Daughter Chat: Catholic School

“What was that kind of school you went to, Mom?” asked my seven-year-old daughter, Margaret, the other day. “Catholic, honey.” “And what were those things—those outfits?” “Uniforms?” “I’m glad I…

Cobain Country

Doing Good Made Easy

I have this thing about “helping” other people, but it doesn’t always work out the way I imagine it will. For example, I read that Courtney Love had taken up…

All Priests Show

Schedule Change

From the Desk of the Principal The Very Special School 11 Leafy Lane East Coast, USA Dear Parents, As you all know, our middle school Divinity Club has worked really…

"For that first stop in moralization!"

Condoms in the Vatican?

The pope recently said that condoms were not “a real or moral solution” to the AIDS epidemic, adding, “That can really lie only in a humanization of sexuality.” But he also…