An Open Letter to President Barack Obama Concerning Recent Tyranny (With Pictures!)

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The Obama administration has just told the Catholics of the United States, “To Hell with you!" -- Bishop David Zubik of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.Dear Mr. President, I am fully aware that these are days in which the federal government is -- for all practical purposes -- unlimited in its power. As it stands, you -- sir -- can detain any American citizen without due process simply because you suspect him of being a terrorist, you have magically managed to become the Chairman of the UN Se … [Read more...]

Media Stupidity at The March For Life

Dear New York Times,What the hell is wrong with you? Did any one of your number -- at any point in your lives -- manage to pass a Journalism class? Did you ever even take a Journalism class? Ah, but perhaps you are unfamiliar with this strange and monstrous term, this newfangled 'journalism'. Allow me to simplify: Was there ever in your professional existence a single moment when an authority figure sat you down and said, "Alright, thousands of young people protesting: That's what we call … [Read more...]

In Defense of the Unmiraculous

There is a fear that causes Christian legs to tremble, a fear well-exploited by the New Atheism, and -- all things considered  -- a very stupid fear -- that of the unmiraculous.The Christian runs to the atheist, silver cross sailing in the wind, filled with joy, saying "I felt the presence of God!" The atheist looks up from his Macbook and says something along the lines of, "Religious experience is just the result of decreased activity in your right parietal lobe." And he'd hardly be alone … [Read more...]

Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus — The Smackdown

It's worth beginning with this: I agree with this guy on a lot of points. He reminds us Catholics of a striking truth; that without a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, religion is a joke. He speaks the truth that Christ died for our sins, once and for all. I can't help but think, in the midst of all this, that this hating-religion-loving-Jesus thing is the logical consequence of Protestantism. For a 21st-century Protestant looking at a thousand-something churches, I imagine there is an … [Read more...]

How Descartes Ruined Sex

This is a fantastic moment to be a teenage boy. Briefly recalling your freshman year of college, your inability to attract women, and that awkward moment when you realized you had no talents the world would pay you for, you may do well to ask: Why? Because you can be on your parent's health care coverage until you're 26? Because the world is ending, and in a moment of dire emergency a man and a woman are given leave to confirm the sacrament of marriage upon each other, with the hope that a … [Read more...]

How To Win an Argument With a Catholic

In the delightfully crunchy world of debate, it seems apparent to me that the closer you are to the tactics of the Westboro Baptist Church, the closer you are to being entirely stupid, and -- as a shockingly direct result -- entirely wrong. This is a concept towards which I have no doubt the new-atheist-hipsters-who-get-groovy-on-the-internet will nod in earnest. After all, the level of intellectual destruction it takes to reduce one's entire theology to the slogan "God Hates Fags" … [Read more...]

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Why You Should Listen to the Church’s Teaching on Contraception

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Once upon a time, there lived a ten-year-old. He was fat and hungry. One day, as he plodded through the house, he saw a piece of cake on the kitchen counter. He reached, grabbed, and was about to introduce it to the inside of his face, when an old man burst into the kitchen and yelled, "Stop!" The ten-year-old fat boy stopped. "You shouldn't eat that," the old man said, "for if you do your legs will fall off, your hair will turn gray, and you'll become a mean, bitter little boy, cursed to spread … [Read more...]

Like, Relativism, You Know?

Our language is wedded to our culture, in sickness or in health, for better or for worse, till death or illiteracy do them apart. If this is not readily apparent, think about our curses. Back when we had a faith, curses were fabulously blasphemous. ‘Sblood' (Christ's blood), or 'swounds' (Christ's wounds) come immediately to mind when considering the old vulgarities of the English language. Unfortunately for us, when the religious fervour of our culture faded, these marvelous words faded with it … [Read more...]

5 Reasons The Pill Sucks

C'mon maaan, you've already made your big 5 Reasons Contraceptives Suck post! Now everyone knows you're a good Catholic and we can all go on with our lives, right? Wrong. Firstly because it is a general principle that someone must see an advertisement six times before buying the product advertised (OK, admittedly, it has nothing to do with that, don't expect four more posts). Secondly, and more truthfully, I have serious issues with The Pill. With most other contraceptives, individuals can be c … [Read more...]


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