Hey Tacoma! I’m speaking at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish

…tomorrow, June 25 at 10 AM. See you there! [Read more…]

Check out Elias Crim’s Dorothy’s Place podcast

Personalism, common good, Catholic Social Teaching, community building and other dangerous notions! First episode is a chat with Matthew Loftus (of Mere Orthodoxy) and the second with Liz Bruenig (now with WashPo): Check thou it out! [Read more…]

Had an interesting conversation with Jon Sweeney

…the author of The Saint vs. the Scholar, about the quarrel between St. Bernard of Clairvaux and Peter Abelard: [Read more…]

About Half of Births are Financed by Medicaid

The bloody-handed GOP “health care” plan will end that, rob the middle class and the poor, and give that money to the super-rich. Guess what happens when people cannot afford a pregnancy.  The abortion rate goes up. But “prolife” Christians don’t care about actual real world results.  They’ve been bought off by a promise to [Read More…]

Bishops say Senate Health Care Plan…

will “wreak havoc” on families. This has nothing to do with health. It is a transparent act of class warfare and theft from the poor and the middle class by the rich. The incredible thing is watching the people who are going to suffer from it cheer for it because it is more important to [Read More…]

Who Am I to Argue with Dr. Mary Healy?

She makes an excellent book recommendation at the 16:15 mark, which I can happily help you with purchasing (along with numerous other fine books and media materials) if you go here. Thanks for your kind words, Dr. Healy! [Read more…]

Abortion: From Controversy to Civility

Stephanie Gray gave this talk at Google headquarters and it was a hit: [Read more…]

Ed Psych, Libertarianism, and the NRA

I once took an Ed Psych class back in the day I was thinking about becoming a teacher.  One of the things the class pointed out was that our brains tend to function in such a way that we process new information according to how it fits in with what we already know (or think [Read More…]

Prayer Request and a Work of Mercy

A reader writes: Please pray for my father who has been diagnosed with cancer. Father, hear our prayer for his complete healing in body, soul, and spirit.  Give his caregivers grace, compassion, wisdom, counsel, knowledge, understanding, skill, creativity, insight, and the proper technology to assist in that healing, as well as the providing the funding [Read More…]

A somewhat rambly discussion of my sins

So the other day I’m at Mass and doing my thinkpray stumblebum through the liturgy. As has been my custom for some time now, I dragged my big heavy pile of sins, frustration, anger, faults and complaint to God. Some of that anger I direct at me, primarily about the sin of Anger.  Ironic, no? [Read More…]