I'm chewing this over and I wonder how much I do this: “The faith passes, so to speak, through a distiller and becomes ideology. And ideology does not beckon [people]. In ideologies there is not Jesus: in his tenderness, his love, his meekness. And ideologies are rigid, always. Of every sign: rigid. And when a Christian becomes a disciple of the ideology, he has lost the faith: he is no longer a disciple of Jesus, he is a disciple of this attitude of thought… For this reason Jesus said to them: … [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: I would appreciate your readers' prayers on behalf of a classmate of mine who was just diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.  He has a wife and young daughter. Father, hear our prayer for this man's complete healing in body, soul, mind, and spirit, and for provision for his care and for his family.  Give his caregivers grace, compassion, wisdom, counsel, knowledge, skill, creativity, insight, understanding and the proper technology to assist in his healing and give him and a … [Read More...]

Civil Forfeiture: Theft by any other name

John Oliver continues his NSFW mission of educating a nation sliding into banana republicanism: … [Read More...]

The amazing geography of Eastern Washington the result of periodic epic catastrophes like the eruption of the hotspot that is now under Yellowstone but used to be under Idaho, as well as (millions of years later) multiple stupendous floods from Lake Missoula. Imagine a volume of water equal to Lake Michigan suddenly being disgorged into eastern Washington in the space of two days--and imagine it happening from time to time roughly 100 times.Had a chance to take a geology tour of eastern Washington a few years ago with my buddy … [Read More...]

The Family Missions Podcast is on the Air!

Reader Matthew Spizale writes:Hello friends!I wanted to let you know about a new ministry of Family Missions Company: The FMC Podcast."Are missionaries just crazy?" "What goes on in these FMC people's heads?" Well, here's a look into the minds of two of them. The FMC Podcast with … [Read More...]

May I Gently Suggest…

...that when your grasp of Christianity is now reduced to "Give us power or the least of these get it!" you are doing it wrong. God so loved the world, that he issued an extortion note. - Rand 3:16 … [Read More...]

The Reason the Shroud of Turin Bears All the Evidence of being the Burial Cloth of Jesus Christ… that it is the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. … [Read More...]

Common Sense

You can go here to find out more about (and support) the American Solidarity Party. … [Read More...]

What? You still haven’t registered for the 36th Annual Chesterton Conference, which…

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...]

Using Charlie Gard as a Human Shield

With supreme cynicism, the anti-abortion-but-not-prolife Congress of Trump takes a step to grant Charlie residency for a sketchy experiment that holds extremely little promise of hope--by attaching it to a bill funding Trump's idiotic border wall designed to maximize waste for the taxpayer and … [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: I am very ill with stage 4 ovarian cancer. I have been told that there is no more treatments available because my body is giving out. The reason it is giving out is that I fought and won breast cancer a few years ago. That didn't leave me many options to fight against ovarian … [Read More...]

“This is an epic fail” – Charles Krauthammer

This is a major story in two ways.First, and most obvious, is the fact that it establishes that the GOP is the Party of Nihilist Incompetents in a massive way.  The Number One and Only Priority of these  life-denying crooks and liars has, for seven long years, been to destroy Obamacare and they h … [Read More...]

Benedict’s Personal Secretary Is Not Happy

with the "Benedict Attacks Evil Pope Francis, Capsizer of the Church" narrative that is being promoted by the Francis-Haters at Lifesite and elsewhere: Responding to interpretations of a recent reference by emeritus Pope Benedict XVI to the Church being near “capsizing,” the retired pontiff’s close … [Read More...]

New Text Message Mass…

...all the rage at Gonzaga University.I love Eye of the Tiber. … [Read More...]

I lost my parents

Dad in 1983 and Mom in 2014.If your Mom and/or Dad are still with you, tell them you love them today.PS. Anna Faris is from Edmonds, Washington. She grew up a good stretch of the legs from my house. Her husband, Chris Pratt, is from Lake Stevens, right up the road. Washingtonians … [Read More...]

State Department to Shutter Office…

...that focuses on investigation of war crimes.Just planning ahead:ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos … [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...]

GOPirates who can’t shoot straight… in their effort to loot the poor and despoil them of health care on behalf of the ultra-hyper-super rich.So this pack of crooks, liars, and vandals, having failed at their bogus repeal and replace Obamacare make clear that, vindictive enemies of the poor that they are, they will attempt … [Read More...]

Reflect on how wonderful your life is…

...if the biggest problem you face right now is that the 13th Doctor is a woman. Then, enjoy this hilarious video:If that video makes you angry, consider cutting back on the caffeine. It's just a show. … [Read More...]

I feel affirmed in my okayness…

...Jonah Goldberg at the hard Left National Review re-says what I've been saying for months: that shouting "But Hillary!" has become the sole brain-dead response of the Trump defender and it is a lie and an intellectually vacuous rationale for supporting this transparent crook and liar.Also, … [Read More...]

What Pope Benedict XVI Actually Said

A word of greeting from Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus, on the occasion of the funeral Mass of Cardinal Joachim Meisner, on 15th July 2017 In this hour, when the Church of Cologne and believers further afield take their leave of Cardinal Joachim Meissner, I am with them in my heart and thoughts and am … [Read More...]

The Great Contradiction of the Prolife Right

A consistent life ethic simply has to mean support for a social safety net for poor mothers.  But the great commitment of the prolife right to a libertarian economic vision that is guaranteed to actively punish poor women makes certain that abortion rates will climb if it is enacted.  Because L … [Read More...]