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Can’t Get No Respect

May 14, 2011 Diogenes 0

Let me hear you say it: Abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Abortion is a blessing and our work is not […]

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Right from the Beginning

May 13, 2011 Diogenes 0

In March the National Catholic Reporter made available some correspondence of Father Gerald Fitzgerald, founder of the Servants of the Paraclete, who was able to call a spade a spade even without the benefit of […]

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Thin Skin

May 12, 2011 Diogenes 0

Going into the June meeting of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Father Tom Reese was not happy. The American bishops had not been listening to him. At their June meeting the US bishops […]

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Dueling Excommunications?

May 11, 2011 Diogenes 0

Roy Bourgeois doesn’t want to be a member of the Catholic Church— at least, not the Church as we know it. “I will never be at peace being in any organization that would exclude others,” […]

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Wet Hankies in Tomorrowland

May 11, 2011 Diogenes 0

Even before the Pope’s apostolic constitution erecting ordinariates for Anglican converts was released, there was no question but that it had the right people pouting. Across the board, among Catholics, Anglicans, and neutral spectators, hostility […]

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Pledge to Heal, Promise to Protect

May 10, 2011 Diogenes 0

Canadian collector of kiddie-porn and retired bishop of Antigonish Raymond Lahey had another court date in November. This was Chapter Four of…twenty?…twenty-five? in Lahey’s serialized tumbling act of painful legal slapstick. Before the jester took […]

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The Posture Imposture

May 10, 2011 Diogenes 0

Now here’s a head-shaking story from the Chicago Sun-Times. A number of Chicago-area women report that, in a period from the 1940s until the 1960s while they were in public high schools, they were required […]

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That’s So Gay!

May 9, 2011 Diogenes 0

The website bears an aptly unwieldy name: “Think before you speak. Don’t say ‘That’s so gay.’” A project of the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network, the campaign employs posters, print ads, and videos with the […]

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Lights Out

May 7, 2011 Diogenes 0

For Lent, Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley announced an initiative to bring Catholics back to the sacrament of reconciliation. He asked all pastors of the archdiocese to arrange for confessions every Wednesday evening between 6:30 and […]