Showing posts from February, 2021

A Recommended Covid-Post by Professor John Paul Meenan

  Please read Professor John Paul Meenan's post over at Catholic Insight regarding the short and long-term effects of Covid. Find it HERE. A brief sample: "But many – including physicians and health-care workers of all stripes – have been skeptical of the universal masking mandates, as well as the curfews and ‘stay at home’ orders, and their prophylactic efficacy: What do layers of fabric do to stop a virus that is so small it almost obeys the rules of the quantum world? People speak of ‘particularates’ and ‘expectoration’ with solemn and grave tones, as though viruses could vector no other way, when in fact there are any number of ‘other ways’. Anthony Fauci was doubtful of the masks at first – in fact, with all his decades in virology, he claimed masks ineffective, as did just about everyone else, but you could wear them if you want, if doing so made you feel better. Then, he changed his tune, claiming that he only said that because there weren’t enough masks to go around, a

On (Not) Going to Every Mass, and Responding to the Absurd

  One of the biggest learning curves I've experienced from writing at OnePeterFive has been dealing with absurd, non-human, inane comments from a very small section of readers. Perhaps you know the types. They comment on Catholic blogs, postings, and videos with shocking "insight" into every subject. Like an ultramontanist-of-self, such a person can never err on the subject of faith, morals, prophecy, politics, history, science, child-rearing, chess, Chesterton, and which way a toilet paper roll should be placed in one’s bathroom. Often these people are called trolls. This is an apt term, because it seems impossible to engage in an ordinary, human discussion with such a person. Meme-makers can't spell Here are a couple of examples. I once wrote that, until the Church declares otherwise, I believed Francis was the pope. I was labelled, among other things, a "snoot", "prophet of despair", and "Freemason". When I once stated that I bought a