I pray nothing but grace, mercy, peace, love, and healing…

...for Chris Gard and Connie Yates and their baby Charlie, and for all those who have sought to provide care for him. And may God our Father grant Charlie the grace of a happy death and eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord, and profound consolation to his parents who have loved him so deeply. Mother Mary and St. Luke, pray for them all.The comboxes are open for prayer *only*. Please respect that. … [Read More...]

Maronite Catholic Convent

...holds interfaith meeting of Iraqi youth. Muslims and Christians come together in peace.This give me hope. … [Read More...]

Jonah Goldberg tries in vain…

...to reason with Ever Trumpers, the 33% of the electorate who yesterday made clear in the polls that they would, in fact, still worship and adore Donald Trump if he went on a shooting spree on 5th Avenue.Goldberg tries to deny that this is a cult of personality. But the cult of personality in his comboxes instantly screams him down for daring to blaspheme our Just and Wise Dear Leader. They do indeed love him for his puny spites and little hatreds--especially against the press and their … [Read More...]

Son Cow Shea records the following conversation

Seraphim was struggling to understand why I call Grandma and Grandpa "Mom and Dad" sometimes. Me: They're your Grandma and Grandpa, but when I was a kid, I lived with them and they were my mom and dad! Seraphim: You were a kid?! Me: Yeah, I was a little baby and then I was as old as you are and th- Seraphim: Were you teeny and cute?! *holds fingers apart an inch*  Me: I was pretty cute, yeah! *finds a picture of baby me* Seraphim: That's you? This cute baby was you?! *looks up into my … [Read More...]

Had a jolly time talking with Rod Bennett

...about the fascinating career of one of the great heretics in the Church's history, Marcion: … [Read More...]

Hey! You! The 36th Annual Chesterton 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...]


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: r … [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 … [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

...is 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 … [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…

...is 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...]