Steve Bannon and the Seduction of the Church

Jesus never warned the Church to fear persecution. Indeed, he promises it. What he warns of is seduction: [D]o not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. (Mt 10:28). Steve Bannon is one of the major voices of seduction in [Read More…]

Today, Rod Bennett and I have our customary great time

…gabbing about fun and arcane things on Connecting the Dots at 5 PM Eastern. Tune in and give us a call at 1-573-4BREAD4! [Read more…]

Mary, the Perfect Disciple

…is under discussion over at Our Sunday Visitor in the second of my series on Models of the Church. [Read more…]

A young reader writes about her confusion over Pope Francis

She writes: I’m a teenaged Catholic who tries to follow your blog and very much respects your insight into topics.  Lately I’ve been having a hard time understanding all the news on amoris laetitia, Pope Francis, and the Dubia: What should a Catholic think and say when people ask? I can only speak for myself [Read More…]

Matt Talbot is a sweet guy

…and even when he dramatically disagrees with somebody, he tries his best to be empathetic and charitable.  Respect. [Read more…]

Michael Novak is dying

Of your charity, please pray for him that he will find the grace of a happy death and eternal rest through Christ our Lord. Mother Mary, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. [Read more…]

You will be a happier person if you buy this book

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Today I’m interviewing Devin Rose on “Connecting the Dots”…

…at 5 PM Eastern on Breadbox Media. Devin grew up atheist and converted to Evangelical Protestantism during college after suffering from a social anxiety disorder, panic attacks, and depression. Through researching the roots of his Protestant beliefs he discovered Catholicism and entered the Church in 2001. Working as a full-time software developer, Devin nonetheless found [Read More…]

Atheist Dave Rubin chats with Bp. Barron…

on the Pelvic Issues and Just War: He does a good job of engaging people where they’re at and trying to move people along toward the kingdom. Interesting discussion of the Aquinas Principle too. And of Jesus as the leader held up before the eyes of the world as a mocked leader. Rubin seems to [Read More…]

Fr. Matthew Schneider takes a look at Amoria Laetitia

…using the hermeneutic of continuity.  Worth a look. [Read more…]