Good Morning! It’s Day 5 of the Quarterly Catholic and Enjoying It! Pledge Week Has this blog been a source of good for you that you can’t find anywhere else? Then please consider a gift to and click on the PayPal button to the left so that C&EI; can stay on the air and our [Read More...]

In Honor of the Greatest President of My Lifetime I am not holding the Pledge Drive today and will not be blogging after this entry. Both Pledge Week and blogging will resume tomorrow. Today, I want to observe the National Day of Mourning. President Ronald Reagan: I salute you and pray God that he will [Read More...]

Attention Western Washingtonians! I’m speaking in West Seattle Tomorrow! On June 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. I will be speaking at Holy Family Parish, 9622 – 20th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106. I will be giving my workshop on Making Senses Out of Scripture: Reading the Bible as the First Christians Did. For [Read More...]

From our “Did I mention we homeschool?” file A reader sends along this link : I taught “Merchant of Venice” to seniors one year; in it there’s a line where one character is insulting another, by saying something along the lines of “He damns the ears of all who hear him, by calling him ‘fool.’” [Read More...]

The Pope, the President, and America’s Legacy [Read more...]

Ramesh Ponnuru on Bp. Sheridan’s Second Letter That letter seems pretty sensible (unlike the previous one, which was at best too loosely worded), but I wasn’t sure what to make of one remark: “How, in fact, could I deny anyone Holy Communion since I would not know the condition of the communicant’s soul?” If he [Read More...]

Democracy+Islam as State Religion=Trouble So Iraqi Christians, like canaries in coal mines, are desperately trying to flee what they know is coming. I wish I could say I see a way this will end well, but I’m very skeptical it will. [Read more...]

Luke has granulated! Our eldest is officially a high school graduate. To celebrate, he got his hair cut in a mullet. Odd child. Now to begin the “work” phase of his existence… [Read more...]

Okey doke. I’m outta here Remember: Pledge Week is happening now! [Read more...]

I’m not opposed to definitions There are two basic reasons people ask questions. Some ask questions to find things out. Others ask questions to keep from finding things out. When Socrates asked “What is truth?” he did so because he wanted to know. When Pilate asked “What is truth?” he did so because he didn’t [Read More...]