Laudato Si on the Libertarian Myth that Individualism Will Take Care of Everything

219. Nevertheless, self-improvement on the part of individuals will not by itself remedy the extremely complex situation facing our world today. Isolated individuals can lose their ability and freedom to escape the utilitarian mindset, and end up prey to an unethical consumerism bereft of social or ecological awareness. Social problems must be addressed by community [Read More...]

Laudato Si Summarized

217. “The external deserts in the world are growing, because the internal deserts have become so vast”.[152] For this reason, the ecological crisis is also a summons to profound interior conversion. It must be said that some committed and prayerful Christians, with the excuse of realism and pragmatism, tend to ridicule expressions of concern for the [Read More...]

Laudato Si on the Inadequacy of our Devolution into STEM Education

215. In this regard, “the relationship between a good aesthetic education and the maintenance of a healthy environment cannot be overlooked”.[150]By learning to see and appreciate beauty, we learn to reject self-interested pragmatism. If someone has not learned to stop and admire something beautiful, we should not be surprised if he or she treats everything [Read More...]

Rising Tide Car Wash

…employs only people with autism: You can check out their website here. [Read more...]

On Drew Mariani right now

here. [Read more...]

Venerator of Controversial Flag…

…makes outrageous racist remarks. [Read more...]

Today’s Work of Mercy: Help an Army Family Bury Their Child

A reader writes: I wanted to share my friend’s story and ask your readers for prayers and donations. He and I served in Iraq together as Army officers. A few months ago, he and his wife tragically lost their daughter, Catherine, when at 21 weeks and 5 days, she was stillborn. They returned home to [Read More...]

One of the Strategies for Making War on the Sacrament of Marriage

…is to weirdly contradictory three pronged attack of: a) claiming that the Church has always hated gays and denied them the right to marry even though Jesus “said nothing” against gay marriage. This depends on what I call the Semi-Permeable Membrane of Sola Scriptura. It works as follows: If a thing is condemned by the [Read More...]

Somehow, when the Holy Father says to bear a more authentic witness

…lots of Christians hear that as “Scream harder at little girls.” The worst thing that happened to the Church in these United States was Christians forgetting the gospel and becoming convinced that the goal was to win political power in the Culture War.  It was only a matter of time till it became clear that [Read More...]

Slate Instructs John Roberts that Polygamy will Never Happen

Perfectly logical consequences never happen. That’s why acceptance of abortion never led to acceptance of euthanasia. [Read more...]