Teenage Mothers and Polygamy

The Global Challenges the Pope Faces Sherry Weddell remarks: A timely reminder from Andrea Tornielli that the west is not the world. The west isn’t even the majority of the Christian world anymore: “More than half (106 bishops) of the almost two hundred individuals participating in the Extraordinary Synod on the Family which opened today [Read More...]

Francis is preparing an encyclical on Ecology for 2015

Yet another reason for the Greatest Catholics of All Time to wet themselves. He won’t say anything new, of course.  Though he may well say something old in a new way that will surprise us.  But he’s damned from the outset by the Arugula Principle of Heretic-Burning “Conservatism”. Permit me to explain. Long ago, when [Read More...]

Prayer Requests and Works of Mercy

A reader writes: Some of you have already chipped in, but in case you didn’t see it- one of my husband’s college students needs a laptop. 10-15 of us could make this happen easy. Can you help? Lord, hear our prayer and provide the funding for this person through Christ our Lord.  Amen! Another reader [Read More...]

Tom McDonald has been doing a series on ghosts

over at God and the Machine. The series is here. His latest post is here. I’ve always found the topic interesting since I have great respect for human traditions that are universally attested throughout all of human history, as ghosts are. At the same time, I find it fascinating that the Church is, in its [Read More...]

In the Breaking of the Bread

We are not ghosts in machines. We are ensouled bodies and embodied souls. More at the Register. [Read more...]

This man showed such promise to the highly discerning Thing that Used to be Conservatism

…that it promoted him to Executive Director of the South Carolina GOP: Oh, but that’s not all: A number of media outlets detailed a range of inflammatory messages he posted to his Twitter account[11][12] in 2013, which include mocking Florida shooting victim Trayvon Martin[13] and saying that transgendered people should be placed in a concentration-style camp.[2][14][15] He also posted to his [Read More...]

Part 2 of the Interview with Yr. Obdt. Svt…

Over at Solidarity Hall: [Read more...]

Scott Stantis Should Get a Pulitzer

for this powerful cartoon essay on surviving abuse. WaPo interviews him here. [Read more...]

Mushtaq Gill seems to be doing the work of the angels

…defending victims of Islamic oppression. God bless him. [Read more...]

TolkienCatholic is On the Air!

He writes: Long time reader of your blog here. I recently launched a new site/blog/”imperial headquarters of universal domination” called Tolkien Catholic. As you might surmise, it is dedicated to exploring and expounding the richness of Tolkien’s creative and spiritual vision, which I spent the last year and a half studying in the process of [Read More...]

Today’s Freaking Insane Conservative News

You can’t get me far enough away from this lunacy fast enough: “The former general counsel and executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party is coming under fire for the novel solutions to the Ebola epidemic he is posting on Twitter. The vehemently pro-life Todd Kincannon began by arguing that anyone who contracts Ebola [Read More...]

Want to win a Douay-Rheims Haydock Catholic Bible?

Here’s your shot. [Read more...]