St. Patrick, Pope Francis, Obama envy and cabbage

    Can the poor afford corned beef, Irish whiskey and the gasoline to go get it on food stamps? After all, they had to give up green Le Sueur brand peas for generic many Saint Patrick Days ago. As delightful a world without snakes and other reptiles may be, Patrick has been honored as the patron saint of Ireland since at least the seventh century for | Read More »

    Pope Francis: A Simple Man For A Complex Time

    “Preach the gospel and when necessary use words.” – St. Francis of Assisi

    I am bad. I am sinful. I am utter, degraded moral filth*. I also exaggerate when I blog and haven’t been to confession lately. I am a living, breathing part of what could be termed as Christianity’s massive free rider problem. I have benefitted tremendously from everything that Christianity has given to the world and not given back even a tithing in return.

    To make wretched matters worse; I’m not even Catholic but intend to blog about the new Pontifex Maximus anyhow. To mitigate this somewhat, I intend to accentuate the positive. My initial impression is that he is the absolutely perfect choice to deliver a critical tandem of moral messages. Simple does not equal stupid, complex and modern do not automatically equal good.

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    Habemus Papam: What to Expect From Pope Francis

    On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Michael Brendan Dougherty to discuss the election of Pope Francis, his background serving the poor, and what can can expect from his papacy.

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    We Have a Pope

    We Have a Pope

    I’m a Presbyterian, but I’d like to congratulate my Catholic friends on their new Pope Francis. He’s from Argentina and chose a whole new name for Pope.He’s already being attacked by lefties for allegedly handing over commies to the right wing junta back in the day. If you think this attack on him makes him more awesome, I’ve learned today that it means you are | Read More »

    Death Squad Delusions on the Left

    Death Squad Delusions on the Left

    That lefties are accusing the new pope of handing over lefties to the right wing junta for execution makes me adore the new pope. — Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) March 13, 2013 I put that tweet up earlier today. Suddenly I’m being accused of supporting death squads, dropping people from helicopters to kill them, and many people who support killing kids in the womb are accusing | Read More »


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