NPR is calling it a “seismic change”.  Hysterical Reactionaries like Christopher Ferrara in my email box are calling it a “catastrophe” while declaring that the Pope worships an “invented deity”.  (Remind me again: the difference between Reactionary Catholics and Fundamentalist Protestants is what now?)  And the Catholics in the middle are just trying to figure out what’s… Read More


I miss his predecessor John the Baptist.He has *got* to stop these casual interviews with the press. With dangerously confusing messages like “Why do you call me good? There is none good but God.” and “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” and “The Father is greater than I” and Jesus calling the Holy… Read More


Various people are writing me to denounce my passionate partisanship concerning the FFI cuz I posted a link to Fr. Angelo Mary Geiger’s discussion of the fracas and committed the mortal sin of calling him “sane”. Dear People Inside the Reactionary Bubble:   It’s not all about you. Please understand something. I. Don’t. Care. About. the. FFI. Trads. … Read More