Christians Doing Good

...to the stranger.If you are looking for Catholic ways to resist, here is a piece on it. … [Read More...]

A good take on George MacDonald’s The Wise Woman

over at Crisis.MacDonald is a fascinating man.  C.S. Lewis said he never wrote a book that was not influenced by him.  He was raised in the Scottish Calvinist tradition, but deeply rejected it in favor of, well, Jesus.  He was never a Catholic, but was so deeply holy and good a man that an awful lot of the Holy Spirit filled him with an awful lot of Catholic imagination.  Most interesting to me is the way in which a curious Marian piety filled his heart though his mind never articulated it as … [Read More...]

Hey Olympia, Washington!

I'm speaking about marriage at St. Michael parish this evening at 7PM! Hope I'll see you there! … [Read More...]

Talking with Deacon Steven Greydanus at 5 PM Eastern…

...about "The Great Wall" and other bijou-related topics on Connecting the Dots.Listen live at the link and give us a call at 1-573-4BREAD4! … [Read More...]

Yesterday Doug O’Brien and I chewed the fat…

...about our crazy political culture on Connecting the Dots: … [Read More...]

Two Prayer Requests

A reader writes:Hi Mark, I just wanted to ask for some prayers. I'm waiting in a medical office to have tests done to find out if I have cancer, and I'm moderately scared out of my wits. I haven't told anyone because I don't want them to worry needlessly if it should prove to be nothing. … [Read More...]

The Tragedy of our Time…

...is that when a Democrat urges his fellow Democrats to learn from the Catholic Church and the teaching of the Holy Father, the Greatest Catholics of All Time now reflexively see that, not as a sign of hope for Democrats, but as an indictment of the Holy Father and the Church.That's because the … [Read More...]

Undocumented woman with brain tumor removed from hospital

"She told us they tied her hands and ankles in her condition."Today's filth for "prolife" Trump defenders to defend instead of the gospel or the unborn.Or, you could just repent, stop defending this filth, and get back to your ostensible commitment to the dignity of human life from … [Read More...]

Sherry Weddell Passes on a Story to the Glory of God

Writeth she: Okay... so I have to share a cool story with you. A friend sent me this: I am currently living in South Africa as my husband is US Air Force working at the US Embassy in Pretoria. A couple of months ago, A friend contacted me to tell me that a Catholic missionary she knows was being … [Read More...]

On the air with Doug O’Brien today at 5 PM EST

...on Connecting the Dots.  Give us a call at 1-573-4BREAD4. … [Read More...]

Yesterday, Rod Bennett and I talked about mad scientists…

the Manhattan Project, the curious history of Los Alamos and related sites, William Tecumseh Sherman, and consequentialism. … [Read More...]

Pope suggests it is better to be an atheist…

...than a hypocritical Catholic.Given that Jesus asked, "If the salt has lost its savor, wherewith shall it be salted again?" and it was of his traitorous disciple, not Pilate or Caiaphas, that he warned it was better that he had never been born, there is precedent in the Tradition for such a … [Read More...]

Muslim Refugee Hails Pope Francis

How both care for the least of these and evangelism is done. … [Read More...]

How Evangelical Leaders Whored for Milo Yiannopolous

The repulsive story is here: If Yiannopoulos is a cultural leader for what remains of the conservative movement, then conservatism does not represent millions of people who once claimed it as their philosophical home. But it remains to be seen how the throngs of Trump-supporting Milo fans react to … [Read More...]

The Dementia Continues

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Today, Rod Bennett and I chew the fat on at 5 PM EST…

...on Connecting the Dots. Give us a call at 1-573-4BREAD4 and join the conversation! … [Read More...]

Yesterday, Scott Eric Alt told the painful and beautiful story… hi

of his conversion: … [Read More...]

The Religion of Donald Trump

Garrison Keillor is in fine fettle today. … [Read More...]

The Mutation of the Religious Right

It's curious how American conservative Christianity has such a knack for becoming and doing everything it hates and fears. "The Religious Right are the people the Religious Right warned you about twenty years ago." - Russell Moore … [Read More...]

Sherry Antonetti on the Mystery…

...of Sweden and the grave super-serious unfake threat of Us. … [Read More...]

Rod Bennett, Sherry Antonetti and I…

had a lot of fun talking about the Writing Life yesterday: … [Read More...]

Sherry Antonetti’s friends the Branhams…

...had a house fire.  Please help them rebuild. And pray for them! … [Read More...]