“I Am Dog!”

This is Ivy.

An Analysis of the Cognitive Patterns of the Common House Ivy IVY: Oh please dad, I have to go out! I have to go out SO BAD! I have to pee! Pleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease! [kind-hearted human lets dog out in the backyard] IVY. Oh my! GRASS! When did this get here?! I love to roll in it! [Read More...]

Trigger Warnings Are Offensive

Rembrandt, Rape of Prosperina

Elizabeth Scalia directed me to a story about Columbia University students who are offended by Ovid’s The Metamorphoses, because Generation Participation Trophy never gets tired of tryIng to slap a bike helmet and elbow pads on civilization. The poor little snowflakes are claiming that ancient classics like Ovid’s retelling of The Rape of Persephone triggered a rape [Read More...]

Are You A Welcome Light?

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There’s a prayer in the Divine Office that asks Teach us to work for the good of all, whether the time is right or not; make your Church a welcome light for the whole human family. Am I a welcoming light? When I speak and write and teach about the Church, do I draw people [Read More...]

The Future Church According to Benedict

I’ve run these poetic and prophetic words from Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger’s Faith and the Future before, but today yet another survey has people fretting about the future of the faith. Don’t. We’ve known this future was coming for decades. Now we just have to do the work of sustaining vibrant faith communities to see us through the coming trials [Read More...]

BeingLiberal.org Brings the Stupid

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Let’s see what kind of memes our lefty friends are spreading today: Let’s take the points one at a time: Why is “Christian” in scare quotes? Christians of conscience who don’t want to participate in the absurd and sinful farce of gay “marriage” are not really Christian? So now non-believers are reading us out of our [Read More...]

Blasphemy and Desecration: Keeping the Peace in a Pluralistic World

Wikimedia Commons: Mohammed depicted with hands covered and face left blank.

Some people seem to be misunderstanding this post. I can defend Geller’s right to say whatever she wants and still criticize the way she does it without being some kind of apologist for jihad. This is something the libertarian secularists don’t seem to get because they don’t understand religion. I don’t think Geller does either. [Read More...]

I Wasn’t Charlie, and I’m Not Pamela

The winning cartoon from Pamela Geller's contest.

You don’t get to choose the guy in the trench next to you. The nasty miscreants of Charlie Hebdo would not be my choice for allies, nor would the objectivist idiot Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs. Unfortunately, they seem to be the only people placing themselves in the line of fire in the cultural war [Read More...]

You Have No Right to Pray

Gerard Dou: The Prayer of the Spinner

“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep for words.” Romans 8:26 “It is very important to for us to realize that we do not know how to pray. If we think of [Read More...]


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