All That Emanates From…

...points back to. The ripples point back to the rock, the cosmic radiation to the origins of the universe, children to their parents, the lover to his beloved, the heavens to the glory of their Maker; it seems self-evident. Perhaps this is why the South has always been so Christ-haunted. The great Northern cities that emanated from man and his money can only ever point back to money and man, while the slow, dusty Southern fields can only ever point back to their slow and dusty God. Not that … [Read more...]

Too True…

From over at … [Read more...]

Fantastically Catholic Colbert Clips

Now I know, I know -- he's a satirist. And no, he's not particularly orthodox. But by Hollywood standards, Stephen Colbert is a pretty darn Catholic man. He frequents Mass, he teaches Sunday school, and has a habit of making new-agers and secularists in all their flavors look really, really stupid, even when he is being intentionally simplistic. Without further ado then: My favorite Colbert clips!The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cPhilip Zim … [Read more...]

On the St. Nick Punch

I know this story isn't precisely new to Cathologosphere, but frankly, it's irresistible. During the First Ecumenical Council of Nicea (AD 325) there was a big argument over the divinity of Christ. Arius -- a heretic -- was of the idea that Christ was not divine, but rather a mere creature. The Council gave him leave to speak, to defend his claims, and he did, yammering on -- I have no doubt -- in a relentless flood of sophistry.Jolly Old St. Nicholas -- oh yes, he was a bishop -- wasn't ha … [Read more...]

Bayer Corporation Are Bastards

bastard [bas-terd] 2. Slang. a vicious, despicable, or thoroughly disliked person: Some bastard slashed the tires on my car. Those of you who follow me know I have some beef with the widespread use of oral contraceptives as the answer to all the world's problems. I'm afraid I've come up with another 10 Reasons the Pill Sucks, may the Lord save the Internet. But before that blows up: As a result of some research for a final paper, I've been happily exposed to one of the most evil big-businesse … [Read more...]

One of My Very Favorite Chesterton Essays…

Speaking of drinking...Wine When It Is RedI suppose that there will be some wigs on the green in connection with the recent manifesto signed by a string of very eminent doctors on the subject of what is called "alcohol." "Alcohol" is, to judge by the sound of it, an Arabic word, like "algebra" and "Alhambra," those two other unpleasant things. The Alhambra in Spain I have never seen; I am told that it is a low and rambling building; I allude to the far more dignified erection in … [Read more...]

7 Reasons Why Our Drinking Age Is Nationally Embarrassing/Unconstitutional

1. Because if I can prove it is, maybe some one will take pity on me and send me some Papst-bier.2. Because the only evidence in favor of a higher drinking age is that, upon moving the drinking age to 21, there were less alcohol-related crashes for the age group 18-20. Sweet, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and guess what else? If the drinking age was moved to 25, there'd be less alcohol-related crashes for the age group 18-24! And if you banned knives, there would be -- wait for it -- less … [Read more...]

In Which I Occupy Wall Street

Haters gonna hate. … [Read more...]

Two Lesbians Raised a Baby and This Is What They Got…

"...what's the reason for opposing this again?" says, promoting this video in which gay marriage is defended by Zach Wahls, a man raised by two lesbians:My first reaction is one of happiness. The fact that this individual came out healthier and happier and seemingly much more normal than most human beings deserves some thanksgiving. After all, his family scenario isn't the likely scenario within the gay community. First of all, few gay relationships achieve the longevity of … [Read more...]

Your Weekly Fix of Catholic Art – Audrey Assad

I know a girl who was abused by a boy she was in a relationship with, a boy she truly, truly loved. Needless to say, she struggles daily with the fact. I find that Jesus' command to love your enemy seems embraceable enough until something like this happens. Then you realize to what radical extremes you are actually being called to. Whenever the topic comes up, I revert instantly to the Mosaic Old Law and my head is filled with various methods of execution the man deserves. But in a miracle of … [Read more...]