Thursday, September 05, 2002

In a straight party line vote, Dummycrats reject nomination of Prescilla Owen to the federal judiciary. This probably would have never happened, of course, if "Jumpin'" Jim Jeffords hadn't switched parties and given the Dummys a one person majority in the Senate, and thus a majority on the Judiciary Committee.
Unsurprisingly, there is a severe shortage of priests in the Sacramento diocese. There are lots of reasons for this, but it certainly doesn't help that the diocese draws most of its priests from questionable and uninspiring seminaries like St. Patrick's in Menlo Park and Mount Angel in Oregon.

"St. Patrick's had as its academic dean, Father Carl Schipper, who was arrested for soliciting sex with minors and distributing child porn over the internet in 2000. San Francisco archbishop William Levada invited Father Gerald Coleman to take his place. Coleman is well known as a supporter of what he calls "chaste" homosexual unions and publicly opposed Proposition 22, the defense of marriage initiative. Michael Rose interviewed seminarians at Mount Angel seminary in Oregon for Goodbye, Good Men, who said their superiors persecuted them for praying the rosary."

Wednesday, September 04, 2002

Arrgh... No time to really blog , so here's something to ponder: To assert that God knows the future wrongly assumes that God has a past and a future. In other words, because God is outside the bounds of time and space, God does not know the future, but "only" knows.