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Joe Grabowski

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June 16, 2021
Of course it was just another example of tokenism and hucksterism by a corporation seeking to align itself with a faddish cause célèbre. Of course the media’s and the Twitterati’s response demonstrates that for all our demographic stagnation and declining fertility, the relative rate of birth of suckers has not slowed since P. T. Barnum
June 02, 2021
I think I’ve finally wrapped my mind around Fr James Martin SJ’s method for undermining sound doctrine and leading souls astray without ever actually committing heresy. Others have described him as “going right up to the line, and never crossing it.” This is a fair metaphor, but not completely accurate. Martin frames his arguments in
April 29, 2021
Joe Biden's Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, was in the news again in recent days, after a relatively quiet time in office after his confirmation by the Senate. He was again taking up again a hobby for which he was famous in his former role as Attorney General of California: bullying Catholic nuns.
March 21, 2021
Jobert E. Abueva left the Church when the Vatican said (again) that the Church can't bless same-sex relationships. “The church slams the door right at our faces.” But what if he never quite understood the Church he's left?
February 26, 2021
Cooler, saner heads might have found Greene's initial behavior "uncalled for," perhaps downright "inappropriate" or even "extreme" — except that her colleagues and the media went out of their way to make it very hard for any sane person to end up saying so in retrospect.
February 13, 2021
Publisher of some of the vilest pornography, Larry Flynt died two days ago. People may condemn his work, but he sold what our culture wanted to buy.
December 13, 2020
It is not what we expected, and not what most of us want. This year’s Vatican creche has been laughed at and ridiculed for looking like a science fiction story or children’s toys. One figure was often described as looking like Darth Vader, though to me he looks more like a Sontaran from Doctor Who.
November 22, 2020
Recently, a very well regarded prelate of the Church — whom I happen really to believe to be a very good and holy man — tweeted about the Moderna coronavirus vaccine. He wrote that vaccine “is not morally produced,” owing to the use in some phases of its production of biological specimens obtained originally through