Trent Beattie, a Seattle local, points out that Seahawk Luke Wilson addition to being a Cleat of Justice who will tread down the New England Cheaters like grass, drive them before us, hear the lamentation of their women, and dragoon their children into serving as janissaries to give our dirty feet tonguebaths as we sip Starbuck lattes lightly seasoned with the futile blood, sweat, and tears of our also a living saint whom the Church should just go ahead and canonize now (I'm quoting somewhat freely here). That's just how Seattle rolls.   … [Read More...]

“Connecting the Dots” is coming up at 5 PM Eastern…

on Real Life Radio!Today, I'll be on the air for an hour with my Friday co-host, Steven Greydanus, well-known Catholic film critic, National Catholic Register writer, deacon in training, and all-around swell guy.We'll be talking film and pop culture stuff and are liable at any moment to peal forth in praise of The Emperor's New Groove.You can listen in on line here.Steve is endlessly interesting.  I'm just endless.  Join the conversation! The number is 855-949-1380.See you the … [Read More...]

“The Principle” Gets a Tepid Review in Variety

Outside the hothouse of St. Blog's, the normal world looks at a boutique film about quack science made by a super-fringe Catholic apologist, shrugs, says "Weird", and gets on with its day.  True believers (led by producer Rick DeLano himself) show up in the combox to shriek stuff about the Liberal Conspiracy and pose for their pictures as strangely preening St. Stephens celebrating the Feast of the ASCII Martyrs--as if the Fifteen Minutes of Fame and the Diocletian Persecution are somehow one and … [Read More...]

Faith on the Ferry!

A nifty apostolate on the wave of Puget Sound! … [Read More...]

Can human cloning really be wrong…

...when nice stormtroopers do such thoughtful things as give a little boy a 3-D printed arm? … [Read More...]

“Connecting the Dots” is coming up at 5 PM Eastern

on Real Life Radio!Today, I'll be on the air for an hour with Jason Stellman, Drunk Ex-Pastor.You can listen in on line here.And if want to call in and talk, the number is 855-949-1380.Be there!  Aloha! … [Read More...]

Prayer Requests and Works of Mercy

A reader writes: OUR MOMS NEED PRE-NATAL VITAMINS IN THE MISSION DO A PRENATAL VITAMIN DRIVE AT YOUR CHURCH. ONLY ONE WEEKEND ONE CHURCH NEEDED. There are serious nutritional issues in the mission for nursing moms and the St. Francis Emmaus Pregnancy Hostel is a good distribution point for … [Read More...]

Always Lovely to Hear Voices of Sanity

Thanks Fr. Ted Martin: … [Read More...]

There Really is No Wiggle Room for Torture Sophists

A reader writes: I just wanted to share something that I think is significant as an extremely recent magisterial statement from Pope Francis--may be the most clear prohibition of torture "under any circumstances" from the magisterium. It occurred this past October 23, in Francis's address to the … [Read More...]

Bottom 99% of World’s Population are Lazy and Shiftless

Only the top 1% are hard-working go-getters whom God has favored. If you question this, you are a commie, like the Pope.The 80 richest people on the planet have the same wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion people, the report says."The scale of global inequality is quite simply staggering; and … [Read More...]

Millions of Genetically Modified Mosquitos…

...could be released in the Florida Keys.Attention:  You are now entering the "What could it possibly hurt?" phase of history.The "How were we supposed to know?" phase comes a bit later. … [Read More...]

Happy Feast of St. Thomas!

You're welcome! … [Read More...]

Not-At-All Crazy Revenge of the Francis Haters

Maureen Mullarkey, fresh from embarrassing the editorial staff of First Things with a ridiculous rant against Pope Francis now moves her cottage industry of spreading fear and loathing of the Holy Father to the much more promising pastures of The Federalist.  In her latest screed against the pope, sh … [Read More...]

Pearls Before Swine is a Gift to All Mankind

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Ladies and Gents, the Inimitable Oscar Peterson

One of my faves, playing the "Gravy Waltz", which is also one of my faves: … [Read More...]

Lefty Francis Hangover

After bingeing on the hallucinatory drug that made them imagine the pope was just just about to make pot a sacrament, officiate at Michael Sam's wedding, sprinkle holy water on Rome's Planned Parenthood clinic, canonize Karl Marx, and call the Third Vatican Council to declare all … [Read More...]

10 Quotes from Nobel Prize Winning Scientists

...on the compatibility of faith and science. … [Read More...]

A Chance to Do a Work of Mercy

A friend writes: I hate to bother you and I really wouldn't ask ya'll to share this if it wasn't important to me. This is a cousin of a friend of mine and she was killed by her husband this past weekend. She has 4 small children and the family has no money for her funeral expenses. They are fallen … [Read More...]

Steve Greydanus has some interesting thoughts…

...on the curious relationship between Fantasia and the Sistine Chapel.If you go here and click on the January 23 "Connecting the Dots" show Steve and I did on Real Life Radio, you can hear our discussion of this piece. … [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

A reader writes:May I ask you to share a prayer request? I have been unemployed for 6 months and have almost run out of unemployment funds and savings. I am a single mom (not by choice) and do not receive the support I need from my ex-husband. We need financial provision and spiritual … [Read More...]

One of the Real Non-Negotiables for the Anti-Abortion-but-Not-Prolife Sect

For Catholics, commitment to the dignity of human life is a core value. Full stop. The emphasis is always on saving life (even guilty human life) wherever possible. So the question is not "When do we *get* to torture and kill?" but "How can we strive to save even the sinner?"  For the Faith, this is … [Read More...]

Chance to Do a Work of Mercy

A friend writes: My friend Lynn Crutcher, is a wonderful and caring woman.  She is raising two teenagers, and is married to a great guy.  Last month she was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer. The cost of her medical care will be insurmountable, with insurance already refusing to pay for s … [Read More...]