“A Queer Calling”: Blog which may be of interest to many of you

“Reflections on the experience of a celibate, LGBT, Christian couple.” [Read more...]

Help an Amazing Catholic Artist, Get Some Amazing Catholic Art

Daniel Mitsui should be familiar to longtime readers. Why not help a family in need WHILE grabbing something like this in your hot little paws: or this awesome bookplate? or this? OR HIS WHOLE GALLERY, WHY NOT. Via Simcha Fisher. [Read more...]

Sickness Is a Land of Contrasts…

No, this post from Rod Dreher has a great Flannery O’Connor quote and terrific reader comments. What more do you need to know? [Read more...]

“Course Evaluations for the Sermon on the Mount”: Millinerd

lol: Way too demanding for Gen Ed requirement. Prof expected us all to exceed best students in the class?! LOL. Not even my major! Best prof ever! Loved it. Changing my major. Told us not to worry about grade, and then told us that most people would fail. What?! Seriously? more [Read more...]

The Further Adventures of Melinda Selmys

I have many friends who loved Melinda Selmys’s 2009 book, Sexual Authenticity: An Intimate Reflection on Homosexuality and Catholicism, in which she explored the philosophical issues arising from her own shift from lesbian atheist to married Catholic mom. It did not work for me at all. I admit that I am probably overly-harsh on Gay [Read More...]

“The Top Five Under-Covered Catholic Stories of 2013″

In effect, Benedict has gone from infallibility to near-invisibility, and entirely by his own choice. If that’s not a “miracle of humility in an era of vanity,” to invoke Elton John’s Vanity Fair tribute to Francis back in June, it’s hard to know what would be. –plus much more [Read more...]

Read This Great Sharp Poem While I Work on My Best-Of Post.

Thank you! [Read more...]

“The Gift of Belly-Button Lint”: Calah Is Great

I suspect many of you have been here: …Simcha wrote a funny post once about how stupid this song is, particularly this version. But this is one of my favorite Christmas songs, especially this version. It reminds me of The Clown of God…you give the Christ child what you have to give, even if it’s [Read More...]

It’s My Feast Day!

And I am not making a “Christmas Eve! Get it? Get it???” pun here. Today is the Feast of Sts Adam and Eve. So there’s hope for us all. [Read more...]

Richard Rodriguez on God of the Desert

Some crankiness, but lots of challenging stuff here: …Well, I think obviously we would have a different experience of nature. And maybe a different notion of what God expects from us; this is said as a believer, I should stress. It seems to me that a God who would reveal himself to Abraham in a [Read More...]