Our Culture Sucks

Our sexually-liberated culture is a joke. That is to say, it is "a thing that someone says to cause amusement or laughter, especially a story with a funny punchline" (Merriam-Webster). Yep, there's a punchline at the end of The Sexual Revolution, if ever a punchline made you sob, throw up, and hate yourself for the rest of the week. It is this: We're all Puritans! Again!Not in our actions, mind you, but in our reaction to the fact of the human body. Sure, the Sixties revolted away from … [Read more...]

Why Twilight Sucks

I'm annoyed with moral relativism. This emotion wells up within me not simply because relativism is a ridiculously boring worldview, designed for the sole purpose of justifying petty immorality without the balls to justify heavy immorality. No, I am annoyed because it lied to us. Its advocates said -- with remarkably straight faces -- that if we would only realize that our quaint conceptions of good and evil were personal and not universal, and if right and wrong could be treated as a matter of … [Read more...]

Why Gay Marriage Is a Bad Idea

Now first off it is worth pointing out that, unlike most bad ideas, gay marriage is charged with positive emotion. This makes absolute sense, for marriage is -- to the most extent -- recognized as a beautiful good. One can understand why this video was so popular:But we all need to take a deep breath and look at the issue with a little more boredom in our hearts. The answer to this cannot be a slogan yelled to the other side. It takes some thought. In fact, if you are incapable of … [Read more...]

Catholicism: Making Rockstars Since 36 A.D.

"When people have told me that because I am a Catholic, I cannot be an artist, I have had to reply, ruefully, that because I am a Catholic, I cannot afford to be less than an artist."The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cExclusive - 2011: A Rock Odyssey Featuring Jack White - Catholic Throwdownwww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video ArchiveSo said our dear Flannery O'Connor, and … [Read more...]

How Not To Reach Kids

As a teenager often evangelized to, I would like to point out some mistakes people make in regards to 'selling' Catholicism. The first is that it needs to be sold.The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cPope's Baseball Cap & CatholicTVwww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video ArchiveIt doesn't work. And anyways, it's a stupid thought that drives a lot of youth ministry; that "we … [Read more...]

A Reader Writes…

I am currently ill, and am happy to say a certain Paul Fahey has taken up the task of actually writing something. It is reasoned, wonderful and far more structured than anything I've managed to put down. Enjoy the second guest post BadCatholic has seen, and remember I'm always willing to put up anything reader's write, unless they are advocating liturgical dancing.Martin Luther King Jr. famously said, “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of i … [Read more...]