What Happened at the Secret Synod Planning Session?

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Edward Pentin has done some first rate reporting on the factions forming to push through radical change in the Church’s unchangeable moral teaching. He has a new story in the National Catholic Register* about a secret meeting that took place at the Pontifical Gregorian University on Monday with “the aim of urging ‘pastoral innovations’ at the upcoming Synod of [Read More...]

The Media Hate All Religions: An Example

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One thing Christians need to remember about the media and our self-styled elites: they don’t just hate Christianity. They hate all religion. However, their progressive reflexes prevent them from attacking faiths they consider the province of “minorities.” This includes Muslims (1.5 billion practitioners, roughly 23% of the planet), Hindus (1 billion, 15%), Buddhists (500 million, [Read More...]

“Only $5 Per Hour”

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This was the future in ye olden days of 1982, kiddies. Let Grandpa Tom tell you about it… [Read more...]

Social Media Summarized in One Screen Capture

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Recycled Disney

It’s not unusual for cartoonists and animators to reuse previous work as a shortcut. Here are two compilations of scenes from classic Disney films showed how detailed movement animations were redrawn with new characters. The great comic book artist Wally Wood (Mad Magazine, Two-Fisted Tales, Daredevil, etc) had this written over his drawing table: “Never [Read More...]

Joanne McPortland on the Call to Self-Destruction

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I don’t think I’ve ever seen a spring quite like this. It’s not unusual for depression to come in cycles, and for it to hit harder as we emerge from winter. But this season, everywhere I look, I see people more people crushed under this burden than I ever recall seeing before. Are we just [Read More...]

Everyday Prayer

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Prayer can be hard. Many of us follow the forms laid out by the Church because they are a good foundation upon which to build a prayer life. Whether it’s the Liturgy of the Hours or the Rosary, we drink from a deep and pure well that can nourish our spiritual life with the wisdom [Read More...]

DC Fanboy Nerdvana

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These just dropped today: When Rory from Doctor Who showed up as a Time Master in this trailer, my Whovian daughter said “I have to sit down.” She was verklempt. And I thought this trailer looked like a pretty respectable take on Supergirl. Certainly better than the Helen Slater movie. As I’ve said before, I’m a [Read More...]


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