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True Religion Falls on Weak Earnings, Downgrade

At first glance, I thought this headline referred to the One True Faith Guess that serves them right for trying to boonswoggle people about the nature of  $300 cotton pants…

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The Boston Archdiocese Flu Protocol

Good news, Bostonians! No more limp handshakes and mumbled greetings of peace— you shall also be spared the embarrassing holding of strangers’ sweaty hands through an interminable singing of the…

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Bring Back Catholic Horror (Especially Dashing Jesuits Like Fr. Karras, am I Right, Ladies?)

House of the Devil might be promising— but I wish they’d bring back horror movies with heroic, Satan- banishing priests @

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Some Advice from Your Auntie Anchoress

Caleb Wickersham, 17-year-old atheist speaking of constitutional rights in the midst of a glorious Georgian explosion of football for Jesus! cheerleaders for Jesus! and fans for Jesus! Go to Brown…

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Just Toss the Used Ones on the Floor

“They said they went after girls with low self-esteem, prior sexual experience and a lack of options.” America: land of the free home of the brave mass incubator of potential…

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Islam and the LDS are Closer Than We’d Like

We want to protect you, especially certain parts of you Please don’t throw yourself down stairs or drink Cytotec to kill your babies. Your wombs want life, Ms. Judillas of…

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Thoughts detected above Ratzinger’s HQ

That damned American Sister Formation Movement was surely the work of Satan— Only Lucifer could possibly think that sisters needed higher education For what? Teaching brats? Cleaning bedpans? Polishing chalices?…

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Better No Father than a “Father” Father

When a handsome, mustachioed Franciscan offers you his own special brand of “marriage counseling” Run as fast as your little Catholic legs can carry you @news

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Whispering, Throatily, in the Ear of the “Communion”

O Anglicans Come a little closer, babies we’ve got a very, very special snack we think you all might like It’s called the Body of Christ (verus unus) @news

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James Agee’s Aperture of Awe

When a friend told me (late Thursday) it was National Punctuation Day I got upset.  I wished I’d known earlier; I would have done something.  When the knee-jerk regret wore…

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Plath and a Surgeon’s Knife and Pen

Part of our KtB retreat last week up at Blue Mountain Center involved leaping once again into the great conundrum — how to define Killing the Buddha? In ten words…

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“I Only Desire”: Poet Monks

Running into a monk at a hostess bar in Kyoto was as jarring to me as bumping into a rowdy rabbi or Baptist minister at a strip club.  Though all…

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Triptych

The 12-year Chafe Polyester-blend uniforms are hairshirts for children The first time (I confessed) I made sure I would get Father Riordan, the dreamboat Irish priest. Face-to-face? Definitely. First confession,…

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When God Created Pigeons

When God created pigeons he probably thought: Man needs a flying crap vacuum as he reached down into his big bag of rocks and took his Bubbalicious bubblegum out of…

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Margaret Speaks Her Mind

I don’t believe in God, she says. I think it’s make-believe. Then she whispers But I won’t say that around people who believe in God so I don’t hurt their…

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We Knew Nothing Then

We knew nothing but that we must do as told, that no harm would come to us. We knew we were working towards peace, and we moved everyone off the…

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Bread of life à la James Beard

The body of Christ is best enjoyed with great lashings of butter and thinly sliced onions (More at Instant Poetry)