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 [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 [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, Dale Ahlquist and Yr. Obdt. Svt. If you come, all your [Read More…]

Hmmmm….

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: rigid. And when a [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 and for [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 into eastern Washington in the space [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 Jonathan Kiehl and Matthew Spizale [Read More…]