The West: We’re Superior and We Know What’s Good for You! Only the Islamosphere is implicated in the culture of death. We’re Good Guys! One of the most hilarious bits of Pope-bashing I’ve seen lately has been the attempt to downplay the West’s avid pursuit of the culture of death because it shows how”free” we [Read More...]

Jesuits: Helping to Keep my Blog “R” Rated Fr. McNally appears to be working out some “issues” in his art. I think I’ll keep my adolescent boys away from priests whose visual imagination runs along these lines. [Read more...]

More Noise about a Possible Plenary Council We’ll see. It’s still the Spirit’s Church, so we’ll see what He does. [Read more...]

A reader writes: Your reader asks: “We are living at a time when we all have direct access to papal encyclicals, right here on our desktops courtesy of But where can one go to chat with other lay people who actually read any part of such things?” One suggestion is to look for a [Read More...]

A Compendium of Christian POTter Heads [Read more...]

NY Times on the Bishops’ Conference The hopeful thing here is that Bp. Wuerl, who is one of the good guys, sees progress. [Read more...]

The more I see things like this… The more I think John Granger is right and that Christian Harry-haters are going to have a *lot* of crow to eat. What a beautiful, thoughtful woman J. K. Rowling is. [Read more...]

St. GKC: Ora pro nobis! A reader asks: My problem is more a question of where to go to interact with people who are wading through the same texts at the same time, to get the benefit one would get with well-guided classroom discussion. Think of it! We are living at a time when we [Read More...]

Get out your scorecards! Just got this from author John Granger (The Hidden Key to Harry Potter): Dear friend, Your prayers. It is the day before the day before ‘Harry Day’ and I write to you to give you a scorecard to have at hand as you read ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the [Read More...]

Just because you have a strong maternal instinct doesn’t mean you’re a good mother Use comments for punchline. [Read more...]

Commotion in Dallas Point Counterpoint [Read more...]

Ecumenical Dialogue with a Kick to it It’s the 21st century. Catholics have been praying in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for, oh, 21 centuries. They’ve been saying the Creed for a little less time. Idolatry and paganism have been eschewed by the teaching of the Church for, well gosh, look [Read More...]