Stan Freberg, RIP

One of the titans of comedy from the 50s and 60s has passed.  I shall miss him.  He played a big role in my own formation as a human being.  God grant him eternal rest through Christ our Lord. In his honor: [Read more...]

On Disordered Appetites, “Hoosier Hysteria” and Original Sin

A reader writes: I liked your thoughtful post and its many excellent points about both the left and the right. However, when I got to this part, I had to stop and reread it several times: “But no real justice will have been done. The people who do not and never will be able to [Read More...]

“The world will never starve for want of wonders…

…but only for want of wonder.” – G.K. Chesterton Wonder is the fountainhead of religion, science, art, and philosophy. [Read more...]

Peter, put up thy sword

…for all who live by the sword shall perish by the sword. [Read more...]

Biblemetrics vs. the Gospel

Tom Kreitzberg writes about the strangely Protestant sola scriptura approach even many Catholics take to trying to “prove” the Magisterium wrong about the death penalty: As others have pointed out, the Bible has examples of both severity — someone commits a capital crime, and is then executed — and clemency – someone commits a capital [Read More...]

Support Joshua Hughes in the Battle of Autism

Reader Sheila Hughes, Joshua’s mom, writes This is the last week until the Panhandle Autism Society Walk for Autism awareness and I was informed that Joshua’s fundraising team is only $342 shy of our $1000 goal to help kids through the various programs and resources the Panhandle Autism provides.  If you haven’t already donated, please [Read More...]

Death and Laughter

…are under discussion over at the Register this fine Easter Monday morning! [Read more...]

A Plea to Rome: Unplug the Medjugorje Fraud Machine

Te Deum Laudamus on the latest in visible-from-space fraudulence of the grifting hucksters known as the Medjugorje “visionaries”. Dear Rome:  This thing stinks like a week old fish.  Shut it down, I implore you, before more people are hurt by this stunningly, blindingly, obvious fraud. [Read more...]

Congratulations to John C. Wright and Mike Flynn…

Hugo Award nominees!!! By the way, I interviewed both of them on my show recently. You can listen to the shows here. A Happy Easter indeed! [Read more...]

The St. Louis Mass Mob is Coming!

Inaugural St. Louis “Mass Mob” In North City Special Event Aims to Draw Attention to Historic Urban Churches What: Inaugural St. Louis “Mass Mob” Event Who: Mass is open to the public; Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, celebrant Where: Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church (3519 N. 14th Street, St. Louis, MO) When: Sunday, April 12, 9:30 [Read More...]