It’s Day 2 of the CAEI Tin Cup Rattle

This is one of the moments where I ask for some small support for my efforts to provide you with the sort of Catholic content, newsiness, fun, and so forth that is this blog. We Sheas live in narrow financial straits. For those who have joined the blog since last quarter, I am a writer [Read More...]

Why Do I Love Peter Kreeft?

Well, in addition to his quirky sense of humor, Thomist common sense, way with words, giant purple hippo anecdotes, gracious help to me and Sherry Weddell as we were finding our way into the Church, and willingness to let me give him bunny ears …Dr. Kreeft is the only philosopher  I know who has written a [Read More...]

Why Tithe?

A look at the Church’s teaching on this touchy subject. [Read more...]

A question about body, soul, and spirit

A reader writes: i like your articles… a quick question. how do we distinguish soul from spirit? is “and with your spirit” the same as “and with your soul?” idk, i don’t think so, but idk. thanks for any explanations. Paul writes: “May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit [Read More...]

End Human Sacrifice

Here’s a petition to stop one pointless exercise in vengeful bloodlust scheduled for this evening. Is there any greater stupidity than the argument than “the death penalty helps the criminal focus on repentance” followed by “Kill her anyway!” when the criminal repents? A reading from the gospel of Christians for the Death Penalty: Jesus looked [Read More...]

Day 1 of the Tin Cup Rattle

If you like my work, please help keep an emphatically lower middle class writer with a dead 98 Ford Escort, a dying computer, an imminent income, self-employment, property, and quarterly tax bill, two kids in college and a savings account on fumes remain solvent so he can keep bringing you the weird combination of offbeat [Read More...]

Pewsitter Insults Pope and Jesus

There is a story told about St. Lawrence: At the beginning of August 258, the emperor Valerian issued an edict that all bishops, priests, and deacons should immediately be put to death. Sixtus was captured on 6 August 258, at the cemetery of St. Callixtus while celebrating the liturgy and executed forthwith. After the death [Read More...]

Beautiful Music from Some Wonderful Nuns

If you want to know more, go to DeMontfort Music [Read more...]

Prayer Requests and Works of Mercy

A loving mother asks that I pass this along: B, Our Beloved 2nd son of six children is 27yrs old (12/16/1987) he checked himself into a rehab to begin once again his journey of sobriety. We moved to Atlanta in 1996, from Angola, SW Africa. We began going to St Catherine’s daily MASS, and he began [Read More...]

Steve Greydanus noodles the DC/Marvel movie universes

He writes: So Warner/DC is planning to introduce a veteran, established Batman in the DC cinematic universe established in MAN OF STEEL. Meanwhile, Disney/Marvel, which just closed a deal with Sony to allow Spider-Man to appear in Marvel Cinematic Universe movies (though Sony will still retain film rights to Spider-Man), is planning on introducing the [Read More...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X