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“Truths turn into dogmas the instant that they are disputed. Thus every man who utters a doubt defines a religion. And the scepticism of our time does not really destroy the beliefs, rather it creates them; gives them their limits and their plain and defiant shape. We who are Liberals once held Liberalism lightly as a truism. Now it has been disputed, and we hold it fiercely as a faith. We who believe in patriotism once thought patriotism to be reasonable, and thought little more about it. Now w … [Read More...]

The *Real* Message of “The Principle”

I'm not saying I needed to lose weight, but it is true that  since I dropped weight the tides have been measurably altered. … [Read More...]

This killed me

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Question About Suicide

A reader writes: Please help me understand more about suicide.  I do understand that those who don't know any better will be judged differently, but what about Catholics?  If committed with clear mind, would it be one sin for which there's no forgiveness? Hope that makes sense. Thank you. Mortal sin requires three things: grave matter (like killing somebody); sufficient understanding of the sin, and sufficient freedom.  So a 2 year old may fire a gun he finds and kill his sister, but he is not … [Read More...]

Question about OT Text on Adultery

A reader: I've been reading through the Bible, and I came across this passage in Wisdom which really bugged me, and I was wondering if you could help me make sense of it? It's from Wisdom 3:11-19:  For whoever despises wisdom and instruction is miserable. Their hope is vain, their labors are u … [Read More...]

The Principle: Bad Science, Worse Anthropology, Worstestest Theology

A Catholic scientist looks at the embarrassment that is this movie. It has its premiere this Friday at one theatre in a strip mall miles outside of Chicago, where it will be seen by the filmakers' family and friends, perhaps some investors wanting to see where all the money they flushed down the … [Read More...]

Join me and Sherry Weddell today on the radio!

I will be interviewing her on Catholic and Enjoying Live about Forming Intentional Disciples, as well as the upcoming sequels, Bride of Intentional Disciples, Son of Intentional Disciples, Beneath the Planet of the Intentional Disciples and Revenge of the Intentional Disciples. For details on how … [Read More...]

Well done, Michael Voris

He apologizes for his "Pope Harming the Church" video: … [Read More...]

Fr. Robert Barron on Shepherding People

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SciPhi Journal is on the Air!

A reader writes: Hope all is well. There's a new journal that your readers might find interesting, as it treats both science fiction and philosophy (and Christianity!) seriously, called the Sci Phi Journal. Its first issue is just out on Amazon and elsewhere.While not expressly Christian in … [Read More...]

A Musical Work of Mercy

A reader writes:Might you be able to post on our latest project out of the Diocese of Boston? It's coming out this week and makes a great Christmas present- and supports a great school! It is very sweet. Here is the video:To purchase and for more information, go here. … [Read More...]

One Wonders What Actually Occurs in the Pro-Abort Brain

"I would have died for my aborted daughter's right to choose".But instead she killed her and made sure she never got to exercise that right.This is what postmoderns regard as "self-sacrifice" these days. Insane. … [Read More...]

Iraqi Christian to ISIS

"I am ready to die here and now."God bless him! The blood of the martyrs is the seed of Christians. … [Read More...]

Your Church is Changing

As an unexpected fruit of the Synod, I have been appointed Pope.  As my first act, I have sought to reconcile Traditionalists and gay marriage advocates by instituting the Darling Papal Tiara.  So far, all the focus group results seem positive.  Also, my liturgical dance moves have been termed "g … [Read More...]

I’m launching two radio shows!

The first will fire up the jets tomorrow, October 22, on Radio Maria at 6 PM Eastern and airing every Wednesday at the same bat time and same bat place.  The show will be called, creatively enough, Catholic and Enjoying It Live! and will be a lively look at life, the universe, and everything from … [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: Mark, please say a prayer, My partner's brother was shot last night. While, apparently, he only got shot in the shoulder, my partner is still out of his mind. Father, hear our prayer for this man's complete healing in body, soul, and spirit.  Grant his caregivers grace, … [Read More...]

Bergoglio’s List is out today

One of the funniest misfires in the wake of the election of Francis was the instantaneous attempt of the hardcore atheist and Catholic hater crowd on the Left to accuse him of being a tool of the military dictator nasties in Argentina who disappeared political enemies, etc during the Dirty War. It … [Read More...]

Fr. Robert Barron Revisits the Argument from Motion

I love his Thomism for Joe SixPak stuff: Revisiting the Argument from MotionBy Very Rev. Robert BarronFather Robert Barron is the founder of the global ministry, Word on Fire, and the Rector/President of Mundelein Seminary. He is the creator of the award winning documentary series, … [Read More...]

Baltimore Cops Beat up Innocent Old Lady

...discover that she's tougher than they realized.Baltimore is hemorrhaging money from suits against cops.  Naturally, the bureaucrats don't think of hiring better cops, they think of screwing the victims out of money.  Smart. … [Read More...]

Abolish…

...the death penalty. … [Read More...]

Visiting the Sick

Yr. Obdt. Svt. on a Work of Mercy that has suddenly taken on especially Christ-like significance as panicked people freak out about a handful of cases of ebola.If you want to know more about the Catholic tradition of the works of mercy, click on this lovely cover: … [Read More...]

It Didn’t Go Out with Vatican II

In which we discuss the bizarre unity of Reactionaries and Progressives when it comes to the peculiar belief that the Church split into two Churches--pre- and post-Vatican II, some 50 years ago. For the rest of us, it's still just the one, holy, Catholic and apostolic Church--even when Francis is … [Read More...]


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