Bravo to Crisis!

...for taking the now-controversial-among-Trumpkinized-conservatives position that you should always obey your conscience. … [Read More...]

Fasting always feels weird to me as a spiritual exercise

"Dear God.  Here is a thing I am not doing.  I'm not doing it for this person and for your glory.  I will not do it until dinner time.  Please accept this thing I am not doing."I do it because the Church, which is smarter than me, recommends it and Jesus, who is way smarter than me, told the Church to recommend it.  But it always feels like I'm not doing anything. I know you are combine it with prayer and I do, but the prayer part is the part that feels like I'm doing something.  The fasting … [Read More...]

BBC to Broadcast Lost Tolkien recordings

Goody! … [Read More...]

Looks like Kaine still supports the Hyde Amendment

So that's good news.  It will be interesting to see what they do now that the work of appealing to the gung ho pro-aborts in the base is over and they have to tack back to the center which a) doesn't like abortion and b) doesn't want to do anything about it.Remember 2008, when Obama was pledging to sign FOCA on his first day in office?  And the way all that evaporated the instant he actually took office and we never heard about it again?  I think that's what we have here.Repealing Hyde wi … [Read More...]

Please pray for a friend who is struggling with severe suicidal depression

Father, hear our prayer for her complete healing and deliverance through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Mother Mary and St. Dymphna, pray for her! … [Read More...]

Timothy O’Malley hit his breaking point with the Dems

and left. A political party with a sense of human dignity, that doesn’t cheer for abortion or mass deportation of women and children into dangerous situations – that doesn’t throw people away so easily. Is that too much to ask? Had a long conversation yesterday with a lefty who has suffered enorm … [Read More...]

Fr. Paul Scalia on how fighting for the Church…

...can destroy your charity--a topic remarkably addressed to my condition in this stressful time. … [Read More...]

Lewis, Tolkien, and the Found Generation

An interesting piece in Forbes on how the Inklings managed to transform the trauma they suffered in WWI into something redemptive, healing, and sustaining for the generations following them: The lost generation dragged high culture down into nihilism and low culture into decadence, but the Found … [Read More...]

Bravo to First Things!

A good article urging Catholics to resist ethno-nationalism! … [Read More...]

On the air with Kristine Franklin at 5 PM Eastern

on Connecting the Dots!  Give us a call or text us at 1-573-4BREAD4!  Tweet us @breadboxmedia! … [Read More...]

Social Justice includes Prolife

The Editors of America on why Tim Kaine should defend the Hyde Amendment. … [Read More...]

Dave Brubeck regarded this as the most interesting cover of “Take 5” ever recorded

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Yet another death in this crappy year of death

Farewell to Jerry Doyle, who played Michael Garibaldi on Babylon 5.JMS offers a fond and generous tribute, like friends do.Maybe when we all are hurt enough, we will stop fighting and just bawl together for what we've all lost. … [Read More...]

Pray for All the Kids in Krakow!

Such a blessing this idea way. Thanks JPII! … [Read More...]

There’ll Always Be an England

Duck wearing bowtie walks into pub, drinks pint, fights dog, loses.This makes me feel things I've never felt before. … [Read More...]

Wisdom from Reader Michelle Arnold

She writes: St. Paul, in opening his speech to the Athenians, did not say, "Men of Athens, you're not going to fool me with that fake religiosity and superstitious tribute to a god you don't even know! I know who you heathens really worship and I'm here to tell you you'll all go to hell if you … [Read More...]

Snow White is a Lord of the Rings Sequel

...according to Cracked.Their ideas intrigue me and I wish to subscribe to their newsletter. … [Read More...]

Schrodinger’s Voting Booth

Where a single third party vote is, in addition to being for your candidate, is also both for and against two other candidates in a quantum state of flux that adds up to five votes in the multiverse. … [Read More...]

Small acts of unheralded grace…

...are what make the world go.  This is where God spends the vast majority of his time. … [Read More...]

Proverbs 26:18-19

Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death, is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I am only joking!” … [Read More...]

Why I’m not Voting for Hillary a single story.But you have said you would vote for her if you lived in a swing state.Correct. Because, as I have said a thousand times, I agree with Cardinal Ratzinger that, "When a Catholic does not share a candidate’s stand in favour of abortion and/or euthanasia, but votes for t … [Read More...]

The Crown Stools

In which we learn about the Lloyd's Bank Turd, a thousand year old piece of excrement valued at $39,000."The world will never starve for want of wonders; but only for want of wonder." - G.K. Chesterton … [Read More...]