The Mary and Martha Balance

A new piece with a new (for me) magazine: St. Anthony Messenger. Looking at the struggle to balance the contemplative and active, faith and works. [Read more…]

What is the Story on Angels?

My latest over at Our Sunday Visitor: Calling angels “relations” of devils is a bit of a misnomer — and for a curious reason. Angels are, like devils, created, noncorporeal spirits: intelligences that possess will, power and an ability (in the providence of God) to affect the created order and to communicate messages (as, for [Read More…]

Seth Meyers Continues Doing Valuable Public Service

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Come to the 36th Annual Chesterton Conference, which

is coming to Colorado Springs, Colorado July 27 – 29 on the campus of the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. Speakers include (among others) Joseph Pearce, Fr. James Schall, David Mills (former editor of First Things), Christopher Check (President of Catholic Answers), author Regina Doman, Dale Ahlquist and Yr. Obdt. Svt. If you don’t come, you [Read More…]

Trump Turns Scout Jamboree…

…into Trumpenjugend Rally and soft porn storytelling roundtable. The bottomless narcissism and neediness of this pathetic little man can only conceive of human relationships the way a spider sees prey. All others must be made an extension of the Self, instruments of his need and demand for praise. So, naturally, Trump ignored the boys he [Read More…]

Upside Down

My latest bit of pondering for the Catholic Weekly way Down Under in Sydney. [Read more…]

How Crisis Pregnancy Center Clients…

…rely on Medicaid. That would be the Medicaid that millions of “prolife” conservative Christians eagerly and passionately want to destroy in obedience to their Republican Thought Controller because as they incoherently declare, the existence of Crisis Pregnancy Centers proves that private charity is totally able to take care of women in crisis pregnancy situations and [Read More…]

Did you know there is a real life Sword in the Stone?

Pretty cool. [Read more…]

Prayer Requests and a Work of Mercy

A reader writes: Thank you for posting the request about my classmate. Here’s a crowdfunding page that’s been set up to help with his medical expenses. If you could share the link, I’d appreciate it. Father, hear our prayer for provision and healing for Josh through your Son Jesus Christ. Another reader writes: I just [Read More…]

I pray nothing but grace, mercy, peace, love, and healing…

…for Chris Gard and Connie Yates and their baby Charlie, and for all those who have sought to provide care for him. And may God our Father grant Charlie the grace of a happy death and eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord, and profound consolation to his parents who have loved him so deeply. [Read More…]