All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God

Dear Torture Defending members of the Party of Personal Responsibility:  Your beloved blameshifting lie that nobody is criticizing Obama  and the Dems is false: It is true that the brunt of the blame still falls on those who ordered and still actively defend mortal sin and war crimes.  But that’s because some of us still [Read More...]

Getting Ready for Judgment

…is our topic of discussion over at the Register today. [Read more...]

10 Things Not to Say to a Convert

A pretty funny piece from Abby Johnson. I like the graphics. The only thing she left out was “You just did it to get rich and turn the Church Protestant.” [Read more...]

God Won’t Let Fat People into Heaven…

…according to New Puritans who think Chesterton was too portly to be a saint. It’s moments like this that the influence of American Puritanism on American Catholicism makes me just want to roll my eyes. It’s an odd thing. One of the constant refrains I run into from both uber-Trads *and* Total Pelvic Liberty Progressives [Read More...]

Zippy Catholic is Back in the Saddle, Talking about Usury

Sez he: Given the Pope’s relatively recent strong public denouncement of usury, I thought your readers might be interested in my recently published (and even more recently polished) Usury FAQ. Reminds me of a piece I wrote one time after reading Dante on the surprising connection medievals made between the sins of sodomy and usury. [Read more...]

Since Charles Krauthammer is in the News Defending Torture

…and various manly readers from Pewsitter have busied themselves in my comboxes with the standard “Real Men Torture in Order to Stop Evil, You Pantywaist Moral Idiot” rhetoric, as well as reciting the routine Ticking Time Bomb Scenarios, and resuscitating Fr. Brian Harrison’s long-repudiated-by-Fr-Harrison tormented attempt to claim that torture in pursuit of life-saving information [Read More...]

Colbert’s Greatest Interview: Smaug

The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive [Read more...]

Yay! This is My Body is now available on Kindle!

[Read more...]

Tom Kreitzberg is a wise and honest man

He writes: Here are the 20 findings and conclusions of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Committee Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program: The CIA’s use of its enhanced interrogation techniques was not an effective means of acquiring intelligence or gaining cooperation from detainees. The CIA’s justification for the use of its enhanced interrogation [Read More...]

Remember when Conservative Catholics Opposed the HHS on the Basis of Religious Conscience?

Rod Dreher reports: Michael Peppard pulls something particularly horrifying out of the Senate torture report: The Senate committee was supposed to believe that a cruelly tortured man had thanked his torturer for breaking his religious faith. It goes without saying that the Senate committee found, after scrutinizing over 6 million pages of documents, “no CIA records to [Read More...]