Attention New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware Youth!

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The first New Jersey Fan the Fire Youth Rally with be at St. Isaac Jogues in Marlton on Saturday, April 27, from 9:30am to 8:30pm. The day will include speakers, music, adoration, confession, Rosary, and mass. And pizza. Always pizza. Check here for more information. Did you take a group of teens on a mission [Read More...]

A Very Important Reminder: Tweet #Gosnell

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Just a quick post to urge you to Tweet with the #Gosnell tag today. The media has created a deliberate blackout on the story of mass murderer/abortionist Kermit Gosnell because it disrupts their narrative about abortion. I wrote about the story when it first broke, and read the entire Grand Jury Report. It remains the [Read More...]

Benedict is Fading UPDATED Fr. Lombardi Denies

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Damian Thompson writes what we all suspected: our beloved Benedict XVI is fading fast. In the video with Francis, he appeared very frail and, in my opinion, nearly blind. Here’s what Thompson writes: I think all of us were distressed by the fragility of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI when we saw him greet his successor, [Read More...]

“Go and learn what this means…”

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“I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.” For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners. That’s Jesus, quoting Hosea. In my post on the suicide of Matthew Warren, I focused on the mercy of God, as is proper in the wake of a tragedy. There’s more that can be said about the mentally ill, [Read More...]

The Weird New Racism

Before we start, let’s listen to a song. It’s called “Accidental Racist” by Brad Paisley with LL Cool J: In case the video goes away (the official video was already yanked), here are the lyrics: To the man that waited on me at the Starbucks down on Main, I hope you understand When I put [Read More...]

The Mysterious Joy of Matthew Warren

Let us begin with prayer: Heavenly Father, bring healing to the parents, family, friends, and community of your son Matthew in this time of grief. May the light of your Divine Mercy banish the darkness with which he struggled, and may this same mercy see him into your kingdom. We ask all these things through [Read More...]

US Army: “Al Qaeda, Hamas, KKK, Catholicism, Evangelical Christianity, Orthodox Judaism”

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From “Extremism and Extremist Organizations” training for the US Army Reserves. Three of these things are not like the others: Orthodox Jews (Haredim), Evangelical Christians, and Catholics oh my! Also, “Sunni Muslim” is a pretty broad category. And why Sunni and no Shia? And who is this “Morman” you would have us fear? Statement from The [Read More...]

Can The President Launch a Drone Strike on Columbia University?

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Kathy Boudin, like President Obama’s friends Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, is a terrorist. That’s not up for debate. Like Ayers and Dohrn, she plotted bomb attacks on Americans, and participated in the slaughter of three police officers during a robbery to fund her terrorist activities. She spent 20 years in an American jail because that’s [Read More...]

Gate to Hell Discovered

And it’s in New Jersey! (Audio link.) Nah, just kidding. It’s actually in Turkey.  The Plutonium was believed to be the portal to the underworld in the ancient world, and it was known for its lethal properties, provided courtesy of carbon dioxide. It was long believed to be at the Phrygian city of Hierapolis (modern Pamukkale). Strabo wrote [Read More...]

It’s Raining Fundie Atheists Today!

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You know, they’re actually less entertaining than fundie Christians. Judging by the sewage suddenly washing up on my shores, it was pretty obvious that I was linked somewhere evangelical atheists roam. Turns out the always-hateful “Friendly Atheist” was offended by the Happy National Atheist Day post and the comment that atheism is as intellectually credible [Read More...]

Pssst, Michelle: I Think Jesus Is Involved Somehow

Our Nanny-in-Chief has repurposed the most important day on the Christian calender, the celebration of the risen Christ, into some kind of nutritional Nuremberg Rally, calling the White House Easter Egg Roll (mmmm, eggroll) a “celebration of nutrition and health and activity.” Because everything has to be jammed through your little agenda, Shelly. Here’s the whole thing. (Bonus!: See if you can spot the missing word in [Read More...]

Happy National Atheist Day!

“I want atheism to be true and am made uneasy by the fact that some of the most intelligent and well-informed people I know are religious believers.”–Thomas Nagel Go ahead and hug an atheist today. They need it. They live lives of sad desperation caught in a meaningless universe and protest that they’re happy because [Read More...]

Second Nature Journal

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Brantly Millegan, Benjamin Robertson, and Read Mercer Schuchardt are announcing the official launch of Second Nature today. Described as “an online journal for critical thinking about technology and new media in light of the Christian tradition,” it published longer, more thoughtful pieces on the intersection of faith and technology. There’s an appealing McLuhanite sensibility and an impressive roster of contributors [Read More...]

He’s Alive

He really is, you know. I’ll let Dolly (and Peter) tell you how it happened: If that doesn’t give you chills, you should probably check your pulse. God bless you all, and have a very blessed Easter. Let the risen Jesus enter your life, welcome him as a friend, with trust: he is life! If [Read More...]

All Depart In Silence

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Last night was the most striking moment in the Church year for me: the sanctuary lit only by candles, the priest processing with humeral veil and monstrance to the altar of repose, the Pange Lingua echoing in the church, the altars being stripped, and then the final instruction of the missal: “all depart in silence.” And so [Read More...]


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