Hey Orange, NJ! I’m coming your way April 20!

Hope to see all youse guys from Noo Yawk and Noo Joisey (and, what heck, Philadelphia too!) at St. John’s in Orange, NJ (7:00 PM) to talk about “101 Reasons Not to be Catholic“. Steve Greydanus will be there too, as well as fellow Patheosi Tom McDonald. It’s gonna be fun! [Read more...]

16 Year Old Rebecca Dominick has published her first novel

Support young writers! [Read more...]

The Holy See Reaffirms its Opposition to the Death Penalty

Holy Church is speaking.  Let us listen not merely when it accessorizes our ideology, but as a matter of habit and especially when it challenges our ideology. We do not really want a religion that is right where we are right. What we want is a religion that is right where we are wrong. – [Read More...]

An Extremely Fun-Looking Homeschool Family

Reader Susan Langenkamp writes: I enjoy your blog and appreciate your support for Catholic families. Our third son is creating a comic book series loosely based on our family. The entire family is involved in the production with Stephen as lead artist, the younger children doing backgrounds and coloring, and all of us contributing story ideas. [Read More...]

Turks resent plain speech

Pope Francis calls Turkish genocide of Armenians “genocide”. Turks are miffed at use of plain language. Euphemism is the language of Satan. [Read more...]

Prayer Requests and Works of Mercy

A reader writes: Please pray for this young man who was struck by lightning. Father, grant him complete healing in body, soul, and spirit. Give his caregivers grace, compassion, wisdom, counsel, knowledge, understanding, creativity, insight, skill, and the proper technology to assist in that healing. Give him and all who love him grace, peace, consolation, [Read More...]

Asking Questions…

…is under discussion over at the Register. [Read more...]

Brad Birzer on Tolkien’s Hope for the Modern World

A fine little essay over at the Imaginative Conservative. [Read more...]

Fr. Dwight Longenecker on Pewsitter’s Contempt for the Poor

Good to see this stuff get called out.  Well done, padre! [Read more...]

The GOP: On the Cutting Edge of the Late 19th Century

In a week when a cop’s lie about cold-blooded murder has been exposed by the courage of a citizen who filmed the whole thing, yet another GOP pol has proposed yet another bit of insanity in the form of a law forbidding citizens from filming cops.  It demonstrates, yet again, that the GOP is not [Read More...]