The Death Penalty as Assisted Suicide

We are told that the death penalty (which we celebrate by conducting in total secrecy) is supposed to be a deterrent.  We are also told that as prolife Christians, we are supposed to be opposed to assisted suicide. So what do “prolife” death penalty advocates make of a case where the reason a man killed [Read More...]

A Novena Proposal For a Consistent Ethic of Life

Mark Gordon writes: Most disappointing are those Catholics who pair their acceptance of torture – which in the case of the CIA’s operation resulted in the death of at least one innocent man – with an assertion of their impeccable pro-life credentials, as if their condemnation of one intrinsically evil act cancels their embrace of another intrinsically [Read More...]

The CIA didn’t just torture…

…they experimented on human beings. Torture Defenders: Why die on this hill? Why go on defending this? Repent. Receive the mercy of God, and move on. [Read more...]

The Ten Least Successful Holiday Specials of All Time

A Canadian Christmas with David Cronenberg (1986) A Muppet Christmas with Zbigniew Brzezinski (1978) An Algonquin Round Table Christmas (1927) Ayn Rand’s A Selfish Christmas (1951) Bob & Carol & Ted & Santa (1973) Christmas with the Nuge (2002) Noam Chomsky: Deconstructing Christmas (1998) The Lost Star Trek Christmas Episode: “A Most Illogical Holiday” (1968) [Read More...]

Wow!

Benjamin Harff (interviewed here) does an illuminated version of The Silmarillion. [Read more...]

Welfare Queens are Fleecing You Blind

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New Atheism, Old Empire

Guy nails it. The New Atheists provide cover for western imperialism. Christianity has its sins, for damn sure. But if the problem has been that Christians were so cocksure of themselves that they trampled indigenous cultures at times, how in blazes is that fixed by embracing an ideology that is absolutely sure that virtually the [Read More...]

Rick Warren Calls for Protestants to Unite with Catholics and the “Holy Father”

There are only two classes of people who regard this as a threat. Anti-Catholic Protestants like James White and anti-Catholic Reactionary Catholics who always construe kind words said about Francis as an indictment of Francis and not as the obvious evangelical opportunity they are. Weird to be living in a time when professional anti-Catholics are [Read More...]

Bravo OSV!

…for restating the ancient teaching of the Church that the ends do not justify the means. [Read more...]

Today’s Desperate Lie from a Torture Defender

Just as though I have not recommended How to Break a Terrorist (by an actual interrogator) a thousand times to laptop bombardiers and Torture Lovers, a combox torture zealot with no actual knowledge of interrogation or of elementary human decency, much less Catholic teaching or American civil law, writes: Hey moralizers! How would you extract [Read More...]


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