Hey Tacoma! I’m speaking at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish

...tomorrow, June 25 at 10 AM. See you there! … [Read More...]

Check out Elias Crim’s Dorothy’s Place podcast

Personalism, common good, Catholic Social Teaching, community building and other dangerous notions!First episode is a chat with Matthew Loftus (of Mere Orthodoxy)and the second with Liz Bruenig (now with WashPo):Check thou it out! … [Read More...]

Had an interesting conversation with Jon Sweeney

...the author of The Saint vs. the Scholar, about the quarrel between St. Bernard of Clairvaux and Peter Abelard: … [Read More...]

About Half of Births are Financed by Medicaid

The bloody-handed GOP "health care" plan will end that, rob the middle class and the poor, and give that money to the super-rich.Guess what happens when people cannot afford a pregnancy.  The abortion rate goes up.But "prolife" Christians don't care about actual real world results.  They've been bought off by a promise to defend Planned Parenthood for a whole year.  It will have no effect on the abortion, but it feels good.  So they blindly support it, without regard for the fact that mor … [Read More...]

Bishops say Senate Health Care Plan…

will "wreak havoc" on families.This has nothing to do with health. It is a transparent act of class warfare and theft from the poor and the middle class by the rich. The incredible thing is watching the people who are going to suffer from it cheer for it because it is more important to them … [Read More...]

Who Am I to Argue with Dr. Mary Healy?

She makes an excellent book recommendation at the 16:15 mark, which I can happily help you with purchasing (along with numerous other fine books and media materials) if you go here.Thanks for your kind words, Dr. Healy! … [Read More...]

Abortion: From Controversy to Civility

Stephanie Gray gave this talk at Google headquarters and it was a hit: … [Read More...]

Ed Psych, Libertarianism, and the NRA

I once took an Ed Psych class back in the day I was thinking about becoming a teacher.  One of the things the class pointed out was that our brains tend to function in such a way that we process new information according to how it fits in with what we already know (or think we know).So, for … [Read More...]

Prayer Request and a Work of Mercy

A reader writes: Please pray for my father who has been diagnosed with cancer. Father, hear our prayer for his complete healing in body, soul, and spirit.  Give his caregivers grace, compassion, wisdom, counsel, knowledge, understanding, skill, creativity, insight, and the proper technology to … [Read More...]

A somewhat rambly discussion of my sins

So the other day I'm at Mass and doing my thinkpray stumblebum through the liturgy.As has been my custom for some time now, I dragged my big heavy pile of sins, frustration, anger, faults and complaint to God. Some of that anger I direct at me, primarily about the sin of Anger.  Ironic, no? A … [Read More...]

The 36th Annual American Chesterton Society Conference

is coming to Colorado Springs, Colorado July 27 – 29 on the campus of the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. Speakers include (among others) Joseph Pearce, Fr. James Schall, David Mills (former editor of First Things), Christopher Check (President of Catholic Answers), author Regina Doman, D … [Read More...]

It turns out death panels were only bad…

...long as Republicans didn't get to chair them:Republican Congressman: People with disabilities are a drain on societyThe term is lebensunwertes leben, Congressman. … [Read More...]

What the Prolife Movement Now Stands for

Remember all that stuff about death panels from allegedly prolife people who allegedly care about the disabled?This disabled person just went to Mitch McConnell's office to beg not to be killed by the GOP. She was told to drop dead and arrested--arrested!--for pleading for her life:This is … [Read More...]

How Prolife Can You Get?

Protestors in wheelchairs are being removed from Mitch McConnell's office. #HealthcareBill pic.twitter.com/oed19mawu9— Holly O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) June 22, 2017 … [Read More...]

Please help my friends Jeremy and Angela Lott

Angela is pregnant with their little girl Cecilia, who suffers from a rare and fatal condition called exencephaly, in which her brain has no skull protecting it.The costs of medical care are astronomical ($20K).Due to the brutalities of our medical system, they have to foot this bill … [Read More...]

If you are a fan of Chant

ChantCD has you covered. … [Read More...]

Fruitful Discipleship by Sherry Weddell is here

Fruitful Discipleship: Living the Mission of Jesus in the Church and the World has landed at Our Sunday Visitor. Shipping begins today!By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples.” — John 15:8How does God’s grace change our individual lives, famil … [Read More...]

Trevor Noah on the Silence of the NRA re: the Cold-Blooded Murder of Philando Castile

Go to 4:08 mark.In case it is still unclear, the NRA is silent because the NRA exists to profit from an arms industry that flourishes by telling white people that darkskins like Trayvon Martin are coming to kill them and they have to be armed to the teeth at all times in order to kill them … [Read More...]

On the heels of my conversation with the Good Catholic Libertarian…

...who wants diabetics to die as punishment for their sins of sloth and gluttony, the Trump Administration makes clear that this will be Administration policy too.It needs to be clearly understood that the American Taliban Christians in the ranks of Trump defenders will support the denial of … [Read More...]

Gonna do an interesting interview today

...with Jon Sweeney, the author of The Saint vs. the Scholar, about the fight between Bernard of Clairvaux and Peter Abelard, on Connecting the Dots.  I'll post it when it's ready to go! … [Read More...]

How to tell actual Christianity from Americhristianism, Left or Right

"Love of enemy is the nucleus of the Christian revolution." - Benedict XVI … [Read More...]

My friend Patrick Coffin interviewed my friend Marcus Daly

...on Mercy and the Denial of Death: … [Read More...]