Prolifers, Charlie Brown, and the Football

He also said, “”Once a case is settled, that adds to the determinacy of the law. What was once a hotly contested issue is no longer a hotly contested issue. We move forward.” The eternal gullibility of the prolife conservative Christian Trump supporter is breathtaking.  For *this* they have prostituted themselves to defend every lie [Read More…]

Blind Spots

Had a conversation with an angry Fundamentalist atheist the other day. He was a former Fundy who went to Liberty College and made the sensible choice to reject the ugly god of Fundamentalism–a god I don’t believe in either. Unfortunately, he then did what many ex-Fundamentalists do and rejected the real God as well. But [Read More…]

Who is the thief?

Gregory the Great tells us what’s wrong with Libertarianism: “Vainly, then, do those suppose themselves innocent, who claim to their own private use the common gift of God; those who, in not imparting what they have received, walk in the midst of the slaughter of their neighbours; since they almost daily slay so many persons [Read More…]

Yesterday, Sherry Antonetti and I talked about…

the Sunday Mass readings and the Samaritan Woman at the Well: [Read more…]

Papal academies: Biggest threat to planet is greed…

…not population growth. What’s curious is that it used to be conservative prolife people who banged away at that point. But as racists like Trump, Bannon, and Steve King have taken over, that narrative is falling to pieces. We used to hear about demographic winter and how we US Christians needed to have more kids [Read More…]

Brandon Vogt’s Claritas U is on the air–and on my show today!

I’m gonna have him on Connecting the Dots today with Michael Lichens at 5 PM Eastern. Here is a video series he did to introduce Claritas U: [Read more…]

The Function of the Magisterium

As a former Protestant who, in part, discovered the Catholic Church out of frustration at the chaos of Evangelicalism, I entered the Church with gratitude for the Magisterium.  And for a long time, I used to think the primary function of the Magisterium was to keep people from thinking wrongly about the Faith. That’s certainly [Read More…]

Tomi Lahren has carved out a little niche for herself

…as a conservative (and therefore conservative Christian) folk hero.  She’s said all the usual thing about contempt for and cruelty to the least of these that now constitute the gospel for the Republichristians and, of course, has received cheers from that demographic as a truth-telling babe, etc. Now she has come out as pro-choice. There [Read More…]

On Friday, Doug O’Brien joined me to talk about…

…the dogmas that “Outside the Church there is no salvation” and that “it is absolutely necessary for the salvation of every human creature to be subject to the Roman Pontiff.” [Read more…]

Gov. Rick Scott, Good Christian Member of the Right Wing Culture of Death…

removes state attorney for failing to be sufficiently full of bloodlust. He’s “prolife”, doncha know. I know. I know. “Abortion is intrinsically immoral and the death penalty isn’t.” So what? The teaching of the Church is that unless you absolutely have to kill somebody, don’t do it. It is not, “If you can possibly find [Read More…]