Reader Brian Visaggio writes…

I was wondering if you might be able to post a link to my kickstarter campaign for my new comic, Andrew Jackson in Space? It seems like the sort of quixotic idea you’d be into. It’s not explicitly Catholic-related excepting insofar as I’m Catholic; it’s mostly just a fun adventure story starring one of America’s [Read More...]

We are a land of laws…

…until torture is sanctioned by the government. In the period when the abuses were going on, the Senate Intelligence Committee failed to subpoena documents, interview CIA officials, or ask to visit sites where torture was being conducted. As early as January 2002, National Security Council principals, aware of “potential charges of torture,” began debating whether [Read More...]

Heidi McKenna of the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology writes

Our annual Convocation of the College of Fellows will be held at DSPT on January 31st at 1:30 pm with a reception to follow. Three DSPT Fellows – Dana Gioia (poet), Bob Flint (lawyer) and Mary Hirschfeld (economist-theologian) will present on how they view contemporary culture in their respective fields through the prism of their [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: Two people close to me have suddenly died in the span of a few weeks. One of them was in my high school and passed in his sleep shortly before New Years of unknown cause. The other is a family friend who committed suicide due to depression that was undetected. Please pray [Read More...]

My Pal Bill Dodds has some freebie books!

He writes: Free books today and tomorrow (Thursday, Friday) New novel by Bill Dodds “Mildred Nudge: A Widower’s Tale” And some of my other books. Get ‘em while they’re free! [Read more...]

Prayer request

A reader writes: I lost my job on Monday and I’m going to try and make a go of cobbling together an income to support my wife and myself freelancing. Prayers deeply appreciated.) Father, grant this man a good job at a living wage and help him support his family. We ask this through your [Read More...]

Francis vs. Victor Davis Hanson

Over at National Review, Victor Davis Hanson, one of the avatars of conservatism’s epic anti-charism of discernment, noted for disastrous promotion of a disastrous war that two popes and all the world’s bishops warned would be a disaster, is now instructing us that the very survival of Western Civilization depends on the unfettered right to disseminate religious [Read More...]

Hey Western Washington, Mark Your Calendars!

I’m coming to St. Joseph parish, Issaquah, WA. on January 17 at 7:00 PM  to discuss Padding the Case for the New Atheism.  Hope to see you then! [Read more...]

The Most Excellent Fr. Phil Bloom writes from Peru with a Chance for a Work of Mercy

Thanks to your support and prayers we have begun laying the foundation for the new house for Felipe, Maria and their four children. We have a budget of $1,628 for this project and so far have received a donation of $220. If you are able to help with a donation $20, 50, 100, 200 or [Read More...]

Things I Really Don’t Want to Hear

“The bread in your cupboard belongs to the hungry; the coat unused in your closet belongs to the one who needs it; the shoes rotting in your closet belong to the one who has no shoes; the money which you hoard up belongs to the poor” (St. Basil the Great). “The rich exist for the [Read More...]