Saturday, May 07, 2005

I Love You Mom. Kill Me.

That would seem to be the message of this bracelet that NOW is selling and suggesting as a Mother's Day gift.

What a bunch of sick lunatics.
We're Just as Left-Wing as Any Other "Catholic" Law School!!

Via the Mirror of Justice blog, the St. Thomas University Law School is up in arms at being labled a a "conservative" institution by National Public Radio (whose opinion is apparently much valued by STU Law). According to the dean, STU Law's (alleged) seriousness about its' Catholic identity does not equate with pursuing a "conservative" political agenda. In any event, notes the dean, "There is nothing politically 'conservative' about our mission, and the people we have attracted prove this. The vast majority of our faculty and student body are left-of-center politically. Our faculty includes individuals who are openly gay, who support abortion rights, who oppose the death penalty, and who have worked on behalf of other 'liberal' causes. We have chapters of the National Lawyers Guild and Out!law on campus, but we do not have a chapter of the American Center for Law & Justice. We are one of the few law schools in the country to require all of our students to do public service as a condition of graduation, and the American Bar Association recently singled out for praise the high number of our graduates who have taken Legal Aid and other public service jobs."

Gee, with those kind of credentials, how could NPR have been so dumb as to call STU Law a "conservative" school? And, as strongly suggested by the Mirror of Justice bloggers, to call STU Law "liberal" simply lacks "nuance." What a load of highfalutin crap. Although I would agree that one cannot catergorize orthodox Catholicism into an ideological classification, I find it incredibly difficult to believe that any objectively orthodox Catholic could be a left-wing liberal. As such, it seems clear to me that STU Law, through its lauding and admitted recruitment of faculty members and students who hold and promote viewpoints that are decidedly anti-Catholic, is pretty far to the left of the political spectrum. In this sense, I would question whether it is even accurate for STU Law to claim that it is serious about its Catholic identity.

Update: Although it's not specifically the law school, here's more evidence supporting STU Law's claim that it is not "conservative" (as if it's a bad thing to be).

Friday, May 06, 2005

Bad News for Folks in Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Beast is apparently residing within your telephone area code. (via RelapsedCatholic)

Satanists, apocalypse watchers and heavy metal guitarists may have to adjust their demonic numerology after a recently deciphered ancient biblical text revealed that 666 is not the fabled Number of the Beast after all.

A fragment from the oldest surviving copy of the New Testament, dating to the Third century, gives the more mundane 616 as the mark of the Antichrist.

Ellen Aitken, a professor of early Christian history at McGill University, said the discovery appears to spell the end of 666 as the devil's prime number.

"This is a very nice piece to find," Dr. Aitken said. "Scholars have argued for a long time over this, and it now seems that 616 was the original number of the beast."

Curiously enough, there is a small town in Michigan called Hell. It's not in the 616 area code, though.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Maybe It's Just Too Obvious

Out of curiosity, I did a Google search to see if there were any law schools in this country named after St. Thomas More, the most well known patron saint for lawyers. To my surprise, I couldn't find one.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

University of Sacramento

This is a new university started by the Legionaires of Christ. Not much publicity about it, possibly because the university doesn't yet have a full blown campus or an undergraduate degree program. (The school currently only offers Master's degrees in Education and Liberal Arts).

Given the founders of the school, the positive references to Ex Corde Ecclesiae in the Mission section of the website, and the fact that folks like Mary Ann Glendon and Russell Hittinger are on the Academic Advisory Council, the University of Sacramento looks to be a solidly orthodox Catholic institution. Or at least let's hope it is.

Monday, May 02, 2005

It Would Have Been Deadly if I Had Eaten It

Talk about overreaction. Police in New Mexico lockdown a middle school over a 911 report of a possible weapon that turns out to be a big carne asada burrito wrapped in tin foil. (via Drudge)
In Re: Anti-American Billboard

In response to this garbage, talk radio station KFI 640 is putting this up throughout the Southern California region.

I love it.