It will be really fascinating… to see how the “America: Messiah Nation” folks, who pulled out the stops to bash JPII as a moral dwarf and promised oceans of gratitude from Iraqis will deal with the situation that appears to be rapidly developing. It’s been, what?, three weeks since the statue came down in Baghdad? [Read More...]

Then again, maybe I’m wrong Got an email from a reader who’s spent some time in New Hampshire. Reader tells me that Bp. McCormack appears, to those close to him, to be going through a rather wrenching period of repentance. I ask myself: If Peter were alive today, would I be so loud and insistent [Read More...]

Josh Claybourn Confirms His Coolness Josh writes a rave review of Nickel Creek, a terrific trio of young acoustic whiz kids who you should get to know. Here’s a link to their first album, ingeniously titled “Nickel Creek“. Josh makes a point that’s long troubled me as well. Music, like so many other things in [Read More...]

Check this out! A reader tells me that she and a friend have started a site dedicated to reviewing Sci-Fi and fantasy novels from both a Christian and literary perspective. Orson Scott Card has observed (and he’s dead right, in my opinion), that science fiction and fantasy are the primary arenas in our culture for [Read More...]

Greetings from New Zealand! Thanks to the miracle of the Internet, I’m writing you from the bacon-scented environs of a fashionable hotel in Auckland, New Zealand. You may be asking yourself, “Mark!” (well, except you wouldn’t say, “Mark!” if your name is something else. But you get the idea.) Anyway, you may be asking yourself, [Read More...]

Hello! I must be going! I came to say I cannot stay I muuuuuust be going! “Catholic and Enjoying It!” will today be embarking on “CAEI!: The International Good Will Tour!” Yes, in a few hours I will be leaving for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport where I will catch a flight to Los Angeles and, this [Read More...]

It’s Earth Day Today! Oddly, only one species is celebrating. It’s as if that species is… oh, I don’t know… naturally superior to the rest of Creation in their ability to care about the fate of the Earth. Like they’re made in the image of God or something. [Read more...]

All I Can Say is… It was an exquisitely timed hurricane. I don’t have a problem with naturalistic explanations for miracles, as long as they are not too tortured or based on a philosophy which is, at bottom, the adamantine will to deny the supernatural at all costs. I have no problems with idea of [Read More...]

An “Atta boy” to All Youse Guys for Helping a New Convert and a Request Sean Roberts of “Swimming the Tiber” writes: St. Blog’s was a tremendous aid to me as I came into the Church.” He then adds: My brother has expressed interest in coming into the Church. We’ve been talking about it for [Read More...]

It’s hoping to be able to carry on in Madonna’s shoes after she retires [Read more...]

Nice to See the Fr. Bryce Sibley Shares my Estimation of Dare We Hope as an Interesting Book I’ve never quite understood the huge problem that others have with it. [Read more...]

Just When You Think You’ve Seen Everything Hutton Gibson, Mel Gibson’s sedevacantist, Holocaust-denying father, is what I tend to think of as a “kook.” But kookiness is apparently relative, since now he is trying to be the Voice of Reason who brings a wacky Catholic Apologetics International back down to a rotating earth. He tries, [Read More...]


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