Thursday, April 22, 2010

From the "Glad You Did Your Research" Department

Once again, the Associated Press demonstrates its nonpareil grasp of detail with its reportage on Msgr. Luiz Marques Barbosa, a Brazilian priest caught on video molesting young men and now facing criminal charges.

(By the way, Bp. Valerio Breda of Penedo has suspended Barbosa and two other priests of the diocese; the diocese is cooperating with the police as well as conducting its own investigation. Doubtless the New York Times will still wonder why Cardinal Ratzinger didn't defrock Barbosa in 1985. (If you don't get why that remark is sarcastic, let me know and I'll tell you.))

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A simple question

Would somebody please tell me what kind of insane logic the mainstream media are using? We Catholics are defending the Pope against unjust, insupportable charges of sheltering pedophiles, not defending the pedophiles themselves.

Oh, wait a minute ... too many words. This is what gets read: "We Catholics are garble garble garble garble garble garble garble defending pedophiles." Go figure.

(The garble garble garble sound is all that comes through when you're singing very loudly while holding your fingers in your ears.)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Resurrexit sicut dixit, Alleluia!

Despite my blatant Catholicism, I've always loved Georg Friderich Händel's Messiah, especially No. 44—Chorus: "Hallelujah!" However, I could never figure out why it got associated with Christmas, since it's so clearly a song of Easter, just as I can't figure out why my page has difficulty showing the frame for my YouTube links: