Urgent Prayers for our Youngest Son, Sean

He’s in the hospital with severe abdominal pain.  Docs think it might be gallstones.  Please pray.  Thanks all. Update:  He’s home and sleeping.  Pain meds have helped.  Still not clear idea what is wrong.  Not appendix.  Not gallstones.  But he’s doing better for now.  Thanks so much for your prayers, you guys!  Kinda tired today. [Read more...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: I’m asking prayers for a friend’s daughter who, after suffering four miscarriages, is 20 weeks into a new pregnancy but has just been diagnosed with cervical cancer. If she can hold on for at least another month, the baby can be delivered before her treatment starts and both may survive. Father, hear [Read More...]

ChurchPOP is on the air!

Their battle cry: Make holy ALL the things! [Read more...]

When Standard and Poors is Warning about Income Inequality…

…it‘s okay to ignore the prattle about “class envy” from the usual apologists for Class Warfare against the poor and acknowledge that we are facing a very serious problem. Catholics would do well to consider the possibility that Pope Francis, speaking out of the same Tradition as his predecessors, knows what he’s talking about. So, [Read More...]

Jackie Parkes is blogging from Ireland now

County Cavan, Ireland where she moved to a few months ago–where she loves it. A great voice from the Anglo-Irish blogosphere. [Read more...]

Destroy the Legion of Christ

The Legion needs to be destroyed bolt by bolt, piece by piece, until there is nothing left of this Maciel-glorifying robot. Machines don’t do what you want them to do. They do what they are designed to do. The Legion is a machine built by a monster of demonic evil to a) facilitate his crimes [Read More...]

The Unsanitized-for-Your-Protection Therese of Lisieux

I like the real Therese much better than the de-humanized one presented by her editors and improvers. [Read more...]

Prayer Request from a Returning Catholic

He writes: I’ll try to keep what is a long story for me a short one for you.  I was baptized, had first confession, first communion, confirmation and was raised Catholic in that weddings, funerals, Christmas and Easter sort of way many people are.  Over the years I began questioning everything and I converted to [Read More...]

If it’s bad for the family, it’s bad

This truism, that almost sums up everything you need to know about Catholic Social Teaching, is grasped by The Quartermaster of the Barque, and gives me an excuse posting this essay by Chesterton (and I need little excuse for posting Chesterton): THE DRIFT FROM DOMESTICITY IN the matter of reforming things, as distinct from deforming [Read More...]

Make Some Noise About Iraqi Christians

A reader writes: Hi!  I hope that you are well and that you had a very nice birthday.  As you have been consistently covering on your blog, the situation for Iraqi’s religious minorities and refugees is getting worse, and it seems like nothing is being done about it There is a very good reason why [Read More...]

The Inimitable Fr. Bryce Sibley is blogging again

You may remember his blog, A Saintly Salmagundi.  Now he’s got a brand new groove. [Read more...]

Kevin O’Brien was Almost Murdered…

…and it taught him something about love. [Read more...]


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