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How to Act Like a Christian
In his work On the Eternal in Man, the philosopher Max Scheler...
Why Millennials Want to Change the World
The older, business generation criticizes my generation for a vague, object-less idealism....
What Photography Does to Unborn Children
You cannot take a picture of a general “mother” or “child.” You...
Towards a Pro-life Iconoclasm
Every image is a selection, and every selection hides. In the case...
The Illiberal Bathroom Experience
There are those who would argue, with some justification, that LGBTQA movement...
Curb Your Patriotism
Over at Those Catholic Men, I write: Budweiser beer cans are called...
Those Horribly Sappy Saints
Belief in the Saints, properly understood, is a shocked assent to the...
Why "Getting Along" Isn't Working
These violent, extremist, and racist days need to try the discussion of...
An Idiotic Hierarchy
I needed to make restitution for my sins. So I exposed my...
17 Things Only Humans Will Understand
Inspired by those nifty BuzzFeed articles (“10 Things Only 90’s Kids Will...
The Real World
Human people are the creators of other-worlds, minor-league gods who daily exercises...
The Spirit of Rebellion
One of my larger worries, considering that daily question of whether to...
Eyeball the Enemy
Eye-contact is a fascinating phenomenon. With our beloved, it is a delight....
Is Female Purity Bullshit?
Yerp, says the wonderful Lindy West of Jezebel. Her critique comes from...
Why the Church Would be so Ridiculous as...
We have a godawful habit of seeing children as things so small, cute...
Death as Orgasm
Love sucks. To love is to desire communion with the beloved, to...
The Difficulty With Engaging Gay Marriage
UPDATE: This post may make more sense with this post as its...
On not being allowed to watch the Conclave
I love being Catholic, not only for the vast horizons the Church...
A Reflection on the Abdication of Pope Benedict...
An unusual post for an unusual day. I'm transcribing my notebook because...
Life is Probably a Gift
Christians ruin mind-blowing concepts by hollowing them into a phrase, titling their...
Money, Death of Culture
“In the end, therefore, money will be the one thing people will...
Is Man No More Than An Ape?
Man is a self-glorified ape. He occupies no special place in the...
6 Reasons Why Men Can Speak on Abortion
The injustice of abortion is the free choice of a woman who...
You Are Immensely Powerful
Human beings suck. We've murdered, raped, belittled, ignored and otherwise objectified each...
Concerning the Zombie Apocalypse
If we were decent, self-respecting animals, we would naturally prefer good environments...
Scientism's Aching Need to Make Suicide Inevitable
Evolution is not, contrary to the Internet, an idea spontaneously generated from...
Selfing Others Right in the Face
To "love your neighbor as yourself" is not a restating of "do...
An Imperfect God
An excellent New York Times opinion piece is making its dutiful trudge...
Better Than Nothing
All things come from and tend towards Nothing. The Big Bang Theory...
Does Contraception Reduce the Abortion Rate? (Rebuttal Part...
The Holy Internet demands writers present the truth in 500 words or...
All Banning Abortion Does Is Make It Unsafe...
We move swiftly to Libby Anne's second claim in her wonderful post...
How I Lost Faith In The Pro-life Movement:...
Libby Anne, author of the blog Love, Joy, and Feminism, recently wrote...
Why Hurricane Sandy Made Us Happy
"The hurricane blew away the sad, noxious particles which befoul the sorrowful...
Why No One Shuts Up
Silence is that terrifying state in which man is present to himself...
In Defense of Nice Churches
Every Catholic is at some point obliged to defend the flair his Church...
The Authority of the Superhuman Truth
What is Truth? It seems that a good way to begin answering...
A Pagan Prophecy
Pagan prophecy is sweet. Take Virgil's Fourth Eclogue, a poem written a...
The Furious Prophecy of Titus Andronicus
In my last two posts we established the following: Prophecy is the...
Converting to Paganism
Christians like to believe that our age is a frightening one, an...
Why Christianity Is Far More Sensible Than Whatever...
There are two ways to end small talk: 1. Stop mid-sentence, flap...
Why I Believe In God
I believe in God because the Jews terrify me. The atheistic explanation...
The Crowning of Thorns
Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the praetorium, and...
The Scourging at the Pillar
So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that...
The Agony in the Garden
He said to them, 'My soul is sorrowful to the point of death....
Why Modern Man Wouldn't Like Heaven (If He...
"The joys of heaven are for most of us, in our present condition,...
Priests and Pokemon
(Warning: May be entirely incomprehensible to those born before the 90's.) I am...
An Open Invitation To David Crowder To Join...
Dear Mr. Crowder, Thanks to your fine work, I find myself in...
The Only Rule Christians Must Obey
Contrary to popular belief, the problem with moral relativism is not that...
On Playing Pretend
Go read something else, I don't know if this makes any sense....
How To Pray Badly
If you look at a thing 999 times, you are perfectly safe;...
Serial Killers Are Boring
Our world is in the pitifully awkward position of informing us that...
Live Like a Martyr
The one real key ideological difference between a Muslim and a Christian is that...
Coffee When It Is Black
The whole problem with our culture can be summed up by the...
Snow When It is White
Chesterton tirelessly noted that we could look at a thing a millions...
Wine When It Is Red
It was truthfully said that if Catholicism had not elevated wine to...
First of all, many apologies for my prolonged vacation. I wanted to...
Peace, Love AND A SWORD.
Happy Sabbath! Peace be with you! Christ - that crazy rabbi -...
All Praise To God the Forgetful
There's a great story about St. Margaret Mary Alacoque who, when she first...
Sitting Where We Sat
A squirrel in the woods - doing whatever it is that squirrels...
About two weeks ago, sitting on my front porch and deep-talkin', a...
I have an enormous respect for the way humanity has chosen to...
How To Love a Girl
There are two ways not to love a girl. The first is...
Towards a New Argument Against Pornography
Call me morally optimistic, but I think that most people have a...
The Communist That Lives With Me Responds: "Your...
Since this discussion of identity politics began in dialogue with the Leftists,...
Identity Politics: Our Appetite For Destruction
Where does the genuine capacity for revolution come from? What wood fuels...
Identity Politics: The New Polytheism
In the perfectly penned article “Safety Pins and Swastikas,” picked up by...
Gender Identity is for Everyone, Part II
The trans/non-binary movements cannot simply be working for the extension of civil...
Gender Identity is for Everyone
Transgenderism, postgenderism and any other non-binary systems of understanding gender tend to...
How to Ethnically Spice Your Bland Ideology
A few years ago I found out that the pro-choice group, Catholics...
What Will Save You
The idea that our love can be bad makes us uncomfortable. Sure, we'll enjoy a leering...
Christian Voting in a Time Near the Apocalypse
The worst part about Trump is that, by being so obviously an...
How to Know That You Are Beautiful
You cannot see your face. You can look into a mirror, but...
Onward, Affectionate Scientist!
Whenever I have the grace and good fortune to call a woman...
The Weekly Pulp and Platter
Start a tradition with me. Every week I'd like to recommend a...
Making Bombs Out Of Friends
I wrote a piece arguing against the use of "real-life stories" as...
How To Get Your Human To Drop Morality
Dear Rothoof, I see from your admission form that you have a...
How Benedict XVI Predicted Brexit
The idea of Europe has fallen into a strange twilight today...Boundaries appear...
The Difference Between a Narrative and an Argument...
Warning: This post is Part 2 of this post. ISIS have busied...
The Difference Between a Narrative and an Argument
There's something fishy about The Way We Talk About Right and Wrong....
How to Become a Cliche
Peace can show itself in a trillion ways, like beekeeping or re-reading...
On Good Guilt and Bad Guilt
Dear Rothoof, I see you’ve been reassigned to another human. Officially speaking,...
You may be wondering why I am writing this from the floor,...
The Radical Reverse Engineering of Pope Francis
"Foolery, sir, does walk about the orb like the sun. It shines...
The Joy of Love
You ever get that thing where you're asked to review Pope Francis'...
Virtual Reality Sucks
NSFW The Internet is weird. It is home, not just to the...
I experienced something and that something was nothing
I'm not trying to be butt about other people's near-death experiences. When...
The Case for Complicating Sex
My generation’s sitcoms still refer to sex as a fun, healthy, and...
The Humor of Salvation
The Catholic Church is criticized for sneaking an attitude of "merit" into...
Can a Catholic Feel the Bern?
The question I've been asking myself, watching the 2-year, extra-masturbatory edition of...
How Paul Simon Reminded Me That Hey, Jesus...
I have the misfortune of trying to love philosophy and God at...
A Brief Aside On the Broadness of the...
Look, gosh-heckity-darnit, I get the critique: Christianity, by introducing the fear of...
That Good Ol', Life-Affirming, Self-Inflicted Violence
I’ve found that, for all the glories of the Church, there are...
Lent in the Age of the Smartphone
I have been listening to NPR segments on the coming revolution in...
Faking It in the Age of Identity
In his article, "The Year We Obsessed About Identity", Wesley Morris predicted...
Why The Saints Speak of Sex
In his essay, “The Church Effeminate,” the late John W. Robbins (who...
Catholicity and Cultural Appropriation
There is no worse cultural appropriator than the Catholic. It’s as if...
How to Speak About Hell
The logic of the Inferno has always seemed simple enough. It arrives...
Who Said It About Sexuality, Slavoj Žižek or...
You might think your Catholic mother has nothing in common with the...
Language of Love, Language of Rights
For all the warm feelings that squelch up into consciousness whenever we...
Please: Don't Respect My Beliefs
Respect for other beliefs, tolerance of other religions, acceptance of other cultures...
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