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Nov 1, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
A Halloween thread about my Halloween threads:

Every Halloween that I dress up, I dress as Nico. When I was younger, I dressed as young Nico. Now I dress as old Nico. She died at 49, but (luckily for my Halloween needs) looked older. That's her on the left. (1 of 3) And yes, I made videos, because it was fun! Here I lip-sync a bit of Nico's version of a Jackson Browne tune. Trying for a 1982 feel. (2 of 3)
Oct 17, 2022 5 tweets 4 min read
This past weekend, #CatholicTwitter learned ...

... that @GKCdaily gleefully selects Chesterton's most anti-Semitic quotes--drawing even from unreprinted writings--to disseminate them to its 145K followers;

1/5 ... that not only does @chestertonsoc refuse to disavow @GKCdaily's anti-Semitism, but its prez Dale Ahlquist even wrote a rave review in its magazine of an anti-Semitic book by E. Michael Jones under the Jewish-sounding pseudonym Bradley Rothstein;

Oct 16, 2022 8 tweets 3 min read
Public-service announcement:

Recently @fredlbarr, who has followed me & tweeted at me supportively for years, DMed me after I asked if anyone in Boston was interested in having me speak there. He offered to assist me & said he was in fact Father Fred Barr of @bostoncatholic. 1/6 Father Fred added that he was retired from the priesthood and asked me not to tell anyone he was a priest.

I then Googled him and found articles such as this: findingchristinastory.com/ancientfaithne…. When I asked Fr. Fred about them, he expressed offense that I had put his name into Google. 2/6
Oct 15, 2022 6 tweets 4 min read
As I said in my address to @chestertonsoc (see ), we must distinguish between those things he said that are worthy of praise and those things he said that are unacceptable.

The statement in @GKCdaily's tweet below is absolutely unacceptable. 1/2 And it's not the first time that the account has tweeted such anti-Jewish hatred to its 144K followers.

Worse still, the quote has never been reprinted in any Chesterton collection. You have to be _looking_ for anti-Semitic quotes to find it.

For shame!

Oct 12, 2022 29 tweets 16 min read
I shared earlier about Buddy Harrison, my fellow St. Joseph's Capitol Hill (@GoodNewsDC) parishioner. He was an ex-con who found Jesus, became a daily Mass-goer, and spent nearly every day of his life serving Christ's poor until he was gunned down outside his home Sept. 25. 1/x Here's a good obit of Buddy (but it mistakenly says he had pancreatic rather than prostate cancer): eastoftheriverdcnews.com/2022/10/10/in-…
Today I was at his funeral Mass. I've never seen one like it. About 300 folks were there, most of them non-Catholic, many if not most Black or Hispanic. 2/x
Oct 11, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Dear @katie4louisiana:
Having watched your @CNN interview, including the remarkable ad in which you give birth, I have a question: You say when Roe was overturned, you considered moving out of state, as you feared you might be denied proper care for your high-risk pregnancy. 1/4 I myself am concerned at reports that some doctors post-Dobbs have hesitated to give women miscarriage care prior to fetal viability (nytimes.com/2022/07/20/us/…).
But here's the thing: You told CNN that when you considered moving, you were already _seven_months_ pregnant. 2/4
Sep 4, 2022 29 tweets 13 min read
I am pro-life. That includes being anti-abortion save for cases where it is necessary to save the mother's life.

So the following thread is not a dispute between a "pro-life" and "pro-choice" person, or vice versa.

It's about a threat to every human life, born & unborn,
🧵 1/x namely, the threat to democracy that I detailed in the thread to which @cantdon responded: . It's the threat posed by a GOP that refuses to reject Trump's election lies. It's the threat of the US falling under a "pro-life" strongman as did Nicaragua. 2/x
Sep 2, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
I recently requested prayers, as I had a meeting at a diocese that I hoped might lead to a job.

Well, your prayers & mine were answered: I *wasn't* hired, but I trust that means the Lord has something better.

Now I have two more prayer requests + an offer to pray for you:

1) Please keep praying the Lord will lead me to a position that will engage at least some of my abilities as a Catholic theologian/canon lawyer/writer/editor/sparkplug/etc.

2) Tonight, the vigil of my birthday, I renew my annual dedication of my celibacy. ...

Sep 2, 2022 14 tweets 4 min read
In light of Biden's speech last night, some pro-life reflections upon @saletan's insight that the GOP's strategy, which Trump has taken to a new level, is based on "inserting lies into conventional moral appeals":

I and my fellow US pro-lifers made a deal with the devil. 1/x The GOP said, "We'll save the unborn if you let us promote the death penalty."

The US pro-life movement said, "Sure."

The GOP said, "We'll save the unborn if you let us defund programs that help poor families raise and educate healthy children."

Pro-lifers said, "Sweet!"

Sep 1, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
This week @OrbisBooks confirmed to me that my biography of Fr Ed Dowling SJ (bookshop.org/books/father-e…) will be in stores Dec. 1. So I'm thrilled to be able finally to plan my book tour! Thus far I've confirmed dates in DC & MD, & am working to confirm ones in OH, TN, & MO. 1/x But here's the deal: I want to speak about Fr Ed EVERYWHERE--every state, every country, every place that'll have me. The advance response to my bio of him (see @amazon for more endorsements: amazon.com/Father-Ed-Stor…) bears witness that his story has great power to inspire. 2/x Image
Aug 27, 2022 28 tweets 9 min read
As a theologian (STD), I read @SFDiocese Bishop DeGrood’s pastoral letter on transgender ideology (s3.documentcloud.org/documents/2213…) with approval. But as a @CUACanonLaw student (finishing my thesis), I read some of its accompanying policies (s3.documentcloud.org/documents/2213…) with alarm.
Certainly, per canon law, Bishop DeGrood has a responsibility to teach the Catholic faith, & as a shepherd he has the right to make particular law for his diocese. And most of his new policies are in line with accepted canonical practice. But a few are dangerously ambiguous. 2/x
Aug 11, 2022 8 tweets 5 min read
The latest CatholicVote video makes the seemingly innocuous point that churches should do marriage ministry. However, it features JP De Gance of Communio (not the journal), which harvests data under the guise of helping churches minister to couples. (1/x)
De Gance appears in a documentary available on @YouTube, "People You May Know," by @charleskriel, which details how Communio got its database from the Steve Bannon-linked Cambridge Analytica--see @C_Stroop's article: religiondispatches.org/people-you-may…. (2/x)
Jun 12, 2022 7 tweets 3 min read
The award for today's pettiest controversy goes to the heresy hunters who are all atwitter over @JamesMartinSJ's referring to Jesus as a "human being." Father Martin's accusers fail to note that he is using the term "human _being_," which is not the same as "human person." 1/x Father Martin well knows that Jesus is a divine Person. But Jesus also has a human operation--what John of Damascus calls his human "energy"--that enables him to act in a human manner.

Granted, Thomas Aquinas, centuries after John, will distinguish "operation" from "being." 2/x
Apr 21, 2022 6 tweets 4 min read
Since posting this thread, I've found more possible Russian Viganò connections:

In December 2014, _after_ oligarchs Konstantin Malofeev and Vladimir Yakunin (a close personal friend of Putin) were sanctioned by @StateDept, Viganò hosted their proxies at the Vatican embassy. 1/x The occasion was the 1st annual dinner & retreat of Inside the Vatican editor Robert Moynihan's Urbi et Orbi Foundation. Guests included Alexey Komov, who runs oligarch Malofeev's charity, and Leonid Sevastianov, who runs oligarch Yakunin's charity. insidethevatican.com/magazine/cultu… 2/x
Apr 20, 2022 11 tweets 7 min read
I wrote earlier on how oligarchs have been exploiting the good faith of pro-life Catholics for their own ends. Today, as @USTreasury announces new sanctions vs. Malofeev (home.treasury.gov/news/press-rel…), I have new info to share on possible Russian connections to Viganò's "testimony."🧵 Where I see a possible Viganò/Russia connection is via CitizenGo. It's an online petitioning platform partly funded by sanctioned oligarch Malofeev. Alejandro Bermudez, executive director of EWTN partner @cnalive, sits on its board. 2/x

Mar 30, 2022 8 tweets 9 min read
The dean of @TheBuschSchool at @CatholicUniv, where I attend @CUACanonLaw, just launched an anti-"woke" video for Trumpist PAC @CatholicVote. In it, he explicitly identifies himself by his CUA title. So he's appearing in a partisan video as a CUA rep. 1/4
CUA Busch School Dean Abela slams #DEI, #BLM, and, of course, the rainbow flag. He puts scare quotes around "racist" & rags "progressives" for boycotting Georgia over its voting law.

As a pro-life, pro-chastity, pro-marriage Catholic and a grad student at CUA, I'm appalled. 2/4
Mar 28, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
Just to let y'all know. the person I replied to in these tweets has blocked me. I tried to verify his claim to be a priest & found he'd attempted marriage. It's an identical situation to this: catholicworldreport.com/2018/07/12/onc…. So he was automatically suspended from exercising priesthood. ImageImage I mention this as a reminder that not everyone on Twitter who presents himself as having the authority of the Catholic priesthood truly has that authority.

#Grateful for the real priests on Twitter who share the truth in charity. @caseyofm @frjoshjohnson @DavidPaternostr
Mar 21, 2022 17 tweets 9 min read
Sohrab Ahmari, Adrian Vermeule, Rod Dreher, Patrick Deneen--what do these have in common?

Besides boosting Tucker Carlson & demonizing those who are anti-Putin, all are tied to the pro-Putin Ordo Iuris.

See this prescient January article from @Reset_Oby:
resetobywatelski.pl/ordo-iuris-and… "What does the Kremlin need [Ordo Iuris] for? To take over governments in Europe, or at least to lead the West to the verge of a religious and ideological war." -- @KSuchanow. The article shows how Putin's pal Vladimir Yakunin is a major Ordo Iuris funder.
Mar 20, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
Best seats in the house for @GilbertOSull_! My friend Ron and I are #excited! The first set by @GilbertOSull_ at @CityWineryDC was wonderful! #Excited now for his second set!
Nov 25, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
As a @CatholicUniv @CUACanonLaw student, I have questions for @CatholicPres:

1) Since the icon was at a chapel entrance, why do you call the theft mere "bullying"? Why not call it what it is--blasphemy?
2) Is the theft being investigated as a possible hate crime? (It should be.) I'm also puzzled, @CatholicPres, at your writing, "our Law School has always seen the figure as Jesus," by which you apparently mean that the figure can't represent _both_ Jesus _and_ George Floyd (i.e., inviting us to see Jesus in Floyd). (2 of 4)
Aug 21, 2021 9 tweets 5 min read
After I posted my talk confronting G.K. Chesterton's anti-Semitism, a commenter asked if there were other comments from Chesterton on Jews that were worse than the ones I cited.

I'm sorry to say that the answer's yes. 1/9

In my talk, I used only examples of GKC's anti-Semitism for which I had pics of original sources. I'd read worse examples in @mayerssd's book Chesterton's Jews but didn't have photos. I feared if I cited them without photos, folks wouldn't believe me. 2/9