There’s a new biography out about Irena Sendler…

…who saved 2500 Jewish children from death during the Holocaust.  She personifies the truth that grace is dark matter, hidden, quiet, unnoticed by the whole world, and yet constituting the force that hold the universe together.  How many Irena Sendlers are there that go utterly unnoticed in this life and yet who are, in fact, [Read More…]

Bishop Robert Barron offers a typically generous assessment…

…of Martin Luther–and manages to work Dylan into the conversation too. I think here of a distant spiritual descendent of Martin Luther, the Nobel laureate Bob Dylan. After his conversion to evangelical Christianity, Dylan wrote a lovely song called Saving Grace, which includes the lines, “I look around this old world/ And all that I’m [Read More…]

This killed me

There’s no humor like British humor: [Read more…]

People are asking me what I think…

…about the appointment of Nigel Biggar to the Pontifical Academy for Life. It’s a question that, for many of my readers, has the quality of a moral litmus test (I get a lot of those from combox Inquisitors).  The “correct” answer, of course, is “I STRONGLY DENOUNCE THIS MONSTROUS ACT AND BELIEVE AND PROFESS THAT [Read More…]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: First off, thank you for the work you do in the vineyard. I enjoy your blog and your posts on FB.  I don’t always agree; but I appreciate that, with the Church, you call me to think even and especially when I don’t want to because I *think* I’m right. Thank you [Read More…]

Every day for the next four years

Each day Trump provides his Christian supporters with a chance to repent their inexcusable defenses of all the lies, corruption, and incompetence and every day, instead of defending the unborn or the gospel they say is the #1 priority, they defend him instead.  And their only defense is “But Hillary!” Hillary lost.  Move on.  You [Read More…]

Walk Off the Earth is amazing

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Staggering civilian death toll in Syria…

…thanks to the US and the UK. Today’s thing for “prolife” Christian Trump supporters to defend instead of the unborn or the gospel. These are the civilians we will not allow to escape to safety here, the children Trump bragged he would look in the face and say, “You can’t come here.” We are murdering [Read More…]

Part 8 of my series on the Death Penalty

…over at the Catholic Weekly Wherein we learn that Prudential Judgment does not mean “Feel free to ignore the Church.” [Read more…]

All this is still just as applicable four years later

The nutso Bernie Bro who did this today could not have shot anybody had he not had the same easy access to guns that the NRA fights to make easily accessible to criminals, maniacs, morons, domestic abusers, jihadis, white supremacist race warriors, and convicted stalkers. Since the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. more Americans [Read More…]