Why Believe the Gospel?

Because it’s true. Why else would you believe something? [Read more...]

“Connecting the Dots” is coming up at 5 PM Eastern…

on Real Life Radio! Today, I’ll be on the air for an hour with my Friday co-host, Steven Greydanus, for another hour of fun and insightful film, TV, and pop culture analysis from a Catholic perspective.  We will take a look at the passing of Leonard Nimoy and the colossal impact of Star Trek on our [Read More...]

Leonard Nimoy, RIP

He gave joy to millions of people and created a character who is as close to immortal as anything TV has ever produced.  Eternal rest grant him, God our Father, through Christ our Lord. [Read more...]

Seraphim the Beauteous is soooooo big!

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Not Just Evil, But Stupid Too

Judge Andrew Napolitano breaks with the conservative hivemind at FOX to point out that if you are going to be an “ends justify the means” apologist for mortal sin, you should at least have something besides some old reruns of 24 as your evidence that your Faustian Bargains will not lead to losing your wretched soul [Read More...]

Change the conversation on “Death with Dignity”

A new video is changing the conversation about Death with Dignity. It is beautiful. And it is inspiring. And it is challenging to easy conversations about assisted suicide. There are some really great lines, and some disarming language. It has opened a few new avenues for conversation in Oregon, where it was filmed. Not a [Read More...]

Prayer Request for a Christian family kidnapped by ISIS–and commentary by Fr. Barron

Father, hear our prayer for their safe return.  And if it is their lot to join with your holy martyrs, grant them swift entry into heaven and that their blood may be the seed of the Church, mingled with the blood of Christ and able to convert even the hard and bitters hearts of their [Read More...]

The Temptation of Christ…

…is under discussion over at the Register. [Read more...]


…looks like an interesting new app. [Read more...]

One of the Poisonous Fruits of the Priest Abuse Scandal…

…is that, like the immune system of an AIDS victim, the Church is now vulnerable to parasitic infections.  It’s hard to make the case that the Church should be allowed to hire and fire according to adherence to Catholic moral teaching when the bishops have done such a bangup job of showing that they don’t [Read More...]