Hi! I’m 12. This is funny

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Libertarianism: Another Word for Juvenile Anarchism

1897 "Human society can be neither well-ordered nor prosperous unless it has some people invested with legitimate authority to preserve its institutions and to devote themselves as far as is necessary to work and care for the good of all."15 By "authority" one means the quality by virtue of which persons or institutions make laws and give orders to men and expect obedience from them. 1898 Every human community needs an authority to govern it.16 The foundation of such authority lies in human na … [Read More...]

Gay Woman Donates $20 to Pizzeria

...that this has to be described as a "bold stand" says all you need to know about the intolerance of the mob that tried to destroy the owners of that business.Her explanation is common sense itself:“My girlfriend and I are small business owners, and we think there is a difference between operating in a public market space and then attaching the name of your business to a private event,” she said. “Like, if we were asked to set up at an anti-gay marriage rally, I mean, we would have to de … [Read More...]

I’ve Wasted my Life

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Prayer Requests and Works of Mercy

A reader writes: Please pray for a friend whose son has severe mental issues. She's a woman of strong Catholic faith, but it's difficult for her. Father, hear our prayer for his complete healing in body, soul, and spirit. Give his caregivers grace, compassion, wisdom, counsel, knowledge, … [Read More...]

The Perspicuity of Scripture and Other Creation Myths

...are under discussion over at the Register. … [Read More...]

“Connecting the Dots” on Real Life Radio at 5 PM Eastern

...here. Join me and my Monday co-host Simcha Fisher, to discuss adventures in Catholic family life and all manner of other stuff.Feel free to call in and join the fun at 1-855-949-1380!The shows are now available in podcast form here. … [Read More...]

Warren Buffett and Other Rich Predators on the Poor

Billionaire philanthropist Warren Buffett controls a mobile-home empire that promises low-income borrowers affordable houses. But all too often, it traps those owners in high-interest loans and rapidly depreciating homes. 4 Hear this, you who trample upon the needy, and bring the poor of the land … [Read More...]

John Cleese on Doctor Who

Extra bonus points if you can spot the connection with the Beatles. … [Read More...]

Support Austin Our Hero

It is beautiful that his family and so many friends and strangers care for him. It is barbarous that he lives in an advanced technological civilization yet he has to busk on the internet in order to pay for what a Christian civilization should cover as a matter of simple human decency. … [Read More...]

Just one of many reasons I love Victor Lams

"LITTLE BOY is a powerful and moving film about a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive.' If 'whatever it takes' doesn't involve the titular little boy freely giving up his human body in order to become a sentient atomic bomb (with a sense of … [Read More...]

Science and the Works of Mercy

There's a new technique using silver nanoparticles to render water drinkable. It could save millions of lives. I love it when science is harnessed to the common good. This is every inch the command of Genesis to tend the garden. … [Read More...]

What I Saw in Noo Yawk

April 17: Arrived Newark on Alaska Flight 8 at 4:25 PM bearing two extremely heavy bags and one light one.  Erin Raymond, a wonderful Army wife and mom (and human dynamo of organization) I met some years back when she invited me out to Leavenworth to speak there promises to meet me at the Newark a … [Read More...]

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

on Real Life Radio!Today I'll be chatting with my Friday co-host, Steven Greydanus, who will bring his trademark insights into film, TV, and pop culture analysis from a Catholic perspective. Give us a call at 1-855-949-1380 to join in. You can also tweet us @realliferadio or text us at … [Read More...]

Hillary Clinton: Totally, totally trustworthy and stuff

Here's what Lady Macbeth has been doing with her power and how she will serve the American people when elected President:In September 2005, Bill Clinton traveled to Kazakhstan and met his friend Frank Giustra (pronounced joo-strah), who wanted to buy uranium mines there. Clinton gave a … [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes:Please pray for MN's soul, for her sisters, for her surviving grandparents, and for everyone who knew and loved her, as well as everyone suffering from mental illness, especially those for whom MN advocated. Amen.Father, hear our prayer for MN, that she may see the light of … [Read More...]

The Semi-Permeable Membranes of the Various Protestantisms

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Profiles in Courage

“Armenian genocide is not an allegation, a personal opinion, or a point of view, but rather a widely documented fact supported by an overwhelming body of historical evidence. The facts are undeniable. An official policy that calls on diplomats to distort the historical facts is an untenable policy.” … [Read More...]

What Do I Say to Matt Walsh’s Declaration that Obama is Not a Christian?

A reader writes: So recently I got into an argument with some conservative Christians (Catholic and Protestant) about Matt Walsh's claim (you can probably see where this is going) that Obama is not a Christian. I basically tried to argue two things: 1) As long as Obama professes belief in Jesus as … [Read More...]

ISIS and Taliban Declare Jihad Against Each Other

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Isis and the Cross

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Hey! Western Washington! Mark Your Calendars!

I will be speaking April 26 at 10:30 AM at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Seattle, WA for the Adult Ed class on "The Drama of Faith".  Hope to see you there for 9:00 AM Mass and the talk afterwards! … [Read More...]