The Secret About Morality

It's been a while since I grappled with the idea that Catholicism is 'too focused on rules, on taking away my freedom', simply because I'd forgotten people still think that. (Seriously, you spend enough time absorbed in Catholicism and the phrase, "Catholics are too strict" starts to sound like an ironic joke told in subtle tones by a bucketful of hipsters.) No, it's the Church who offers true freedom. The world is too damn strict. Like most things worth thinking, this takes a little more than … [Read more...]

The Inherent Awkardness Of Being Pro-Choice

There I was, being normal, testing the murky waters of a potential romance, when a particular girl told me she was a vegetarian.Me: Bummer.Her: Do you eat veal?Me: Uh, well, no, because it's not often offered to me-Her: I never eat veal. Do you know what veal is?Me: Baby cow-Her: It's baby cow!Me: Yes. Yes it is.Her (tearing up): Do know that they sometimes kill the baby cows within months of them being born, just so they'll taste nice and tender?Me (lying): Yeah, it's terrible. I heard that … [Read more...]

Looking Up

There are two ways to look up. The first is done while screaming.If the world has no value outside of being spewed up by Chance, we cannot aspire to anything but a fear beyond fear; terror in sight of the poker face that is the vastness of space. If the atheists are right, then we are nothing. If Earth truly is an insignificant dust mote swept into an insignificant galaxy by monumental and purposeless brooms, contained in a universe that is one of many, inexplicably and forever cycling, or … [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...]

Y’all Suck At Sinning

It was the common belief 40 years ago, and still for some living today, that the beautiful liberation the modern world now experiences - in its freedom from sexual taboos, freedom of 'choice', redefinition of love and marriage, denial of basic moral principles, etc. - was all very bold, very brave, very rad, man. If the movement could be personified, it would have been a tall, lusty woman who spoke confidently and sweetly, with dark eyes and flowers adorning her naked body. One doesn't have to r … [Read more...]

How To Love a Girl

There are two ways not to love a girl. The first is the most obvious, and hardly needs mention, but for totality's sake, I put before you the Secular Humanist Model. This model, from every angle and direction it's looked at, sucks. You've all heard it before, its maxim - anything goes between two consenting adults - and its one and only commandment - unless otherwise specified, no cheating. This relationship is interesting because it is simultaneously greater and worse than the relationships of … [Read more...]

How To Report On the Catholic Church

Now between the Pope not approving the use of condoms, the Bishops not saying that gay marriage is cool, World Youth Day and everything else, I've been reading a good deal of media coverage on the Catholic Church. Being an intuitive human being, I couldn't help but notice some patterns in this coverage. Thus, in an effort to help the new journalist about to concoct his first article about the Church, I have developed a template for the perfect article to report on any Catholic event. It's … [Read more...]

We Are Catholic – My World Youth Day Documentary

So there you have it. Share with all you friends, post on Facebook, or use it to bring your youth groups to Rio! Much love from room 228 in Louis dorm. … [Read more...]

The Pope Arrives!

...and we meet girls from Texas!I think this is the last video before I make a legit one that I need you all to share. There's so much more to write about, but know time, we have a flight in something like 5 hours. … [Read more...]

Indian Music and Catechesis

“Having a clear faith, based on the creed of the church, is often labeled today as a fundamentalism. ... Whereas relativism, which is letting oneself be tossed and 'swept along by every wind of teaching,' looks like the only attitude acceptable to today's standards.” B16I still actually write! Check it out at: VirtuousPla.netAlso, these videos are easy to make, and a lot of fun, but I'm making a legit one, full of interviews from around the world, for the purpose of embracing the entire uni … [Read more...]


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