Join me and Kevin O’Brien today on the radio!

Kevin O’Brien is the founder and artistic director of the Theater of the Word Incorporated, a Catholic theater company which tours the country evangelizing through drama. Kevin hosts the television series The Theater of the Word on EWTN and can also be seen on episodes of EWTN’s The Apostle of Common Sense, The Quest for [Read More...]

Two of the central lies of Torture Apologetics are now buried with stakes through their hearts

The beloved lies that “only three high value targets” were tortured and that the torture amounted to nothing more than a “dunking“: 1. The CIA used previously unreported tactics, including “rectal feeding” of detainees (p. 100, footnote 584): 2. CIA officers threatened the children of detainees (p. 4): 3. Over 20 percent of CIA detainees were [Read More...]

The USCCB writes about the Torture Report

I know you may have seen the news about the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report, but I want to flag for you one element of this story that does not always receive significant attention – the role that the American faith community, including many prominent Catholic leaders, has played in demanding the [Read More...]

The Torture Report and Fear of Retaliation

Artur Rosman discusses the fears (and lies) behind the argument that release of the Torture Report could result in blowback. For the Thing that Used to be Conservatism, torture is a core value springing from its nihilistic cynicism.  It has never repented it and still loves it, though it buries it in lies and euphemism. [Read More...]

The Torture Report

This is what “conservatives”, including *especially* anti-abortion-but-not-prolife “faithful conservative Catholics” have fought to defend for years. It is a disgusting stain on the American Catholic Church and a scandal which draws both the Faith and the prolife movement into disrepute. Penance is the only proper response to it.   And it is all the more [Read More...]

Prayer for Marriage Today

A reader writes: Today, December 9th is the National Day of Prayer for families and against pornography.240+ leaders came together just 5 months later and the movement has been forever changed. Sign the petition to pray for marriages today! Sign up and share!! Father, hear our prayer through your Son Jesus Christ. [Read more...]

The Theology of the Booty

Protestant Fundamentalists out in deep space advocate husbands spanking their wives to correct their disobedience. And yes, it’s not just Protestant Fundamentalists who are into this. Some not-at-all-creepy Reactionary Catholics think this is cool beans too.  (You really need to scroll through a couple pages of the discussion to get a full sense of the [Read More...]

Horus Ruins Christmas

The credulity of the “It May Interest You to Know…” anti-Christia skeptic knows no bounds. [Read more...]

The Latest Animated Coolness from Luke Shea, Eldest Son

He’s also an illustrator for the book. And that’s his voice narrating the vid he made. If you are looking for a gifted animator/graphic artist/editor/all around cool visuals guy, check him out. He’s been a busy bee here in the local industry, but is always looking for the next opportunity. Go here to check out [Read More...]

The Parable of the Good Libertarian

Then Jesus told a parable to Democrats who were sure of their righteousness and looked down on Libertarians as sinners who mistreat the poor: Once a man was traveling through life when he was beset by bandits who robbed him, beat him, and left him homeless. A Democrat named Tom Brower came along and did [Read More...]