Deacon Steve Greydanus is Right

Sez he: Happy St Patrick’s Day! If you’re Catholic, and you have a Saint Patrick’s Day dispensation from your bishop to eat corned beef on a Friday in Lent, it’s no big deal. Enjoy. If six (or five) meatless Fridays and two days of “fasting” and abstinence a year is the extent of ascesis in [Read More…]

“Humans invent deities, so God does not exist”…

said the atheist. “My grand-daughter invents dragons, so dinosaurs do not exist,” said I. “But I would bet that you would have no problem calling the God/s of other religions “invented”…so what makes yours any different…. other than you have the faith in yours and not theirs?” said another atheist. To which I replied: It’s [Read More…]

Black is White, Freedom is Slavery, War is Peace

Sexual assault is locker room talk, microwaves are cameras, and sending hungry kids and old people away is compassion: Crooks and liars, the lot of them. And this is what “faithful prolife” Catholics are now, in overwhelming numbers, committed to defending and eager to be remembered for. It will take a generation for the Church’s [Read More…]

Yesterday, Rod Bennett and I talked about everything…

from the sun to structures of sin on Connecting the Dots: [Read more…]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: Could I also ask for prayers? My husband is still out of work and not doing well. Thank you. Father, swiftly give this man a good job at a living wage through your Son Jesus Christ. ¬†Mother Mary and St. Joseph, pray for him and his family. [Read more…]

On the air with Rod Bennett at 5 PM Eastern…

…on Connecting the Dots. ¬†Give us a call at 1-573-4BREAD4. [Read more…]

Lovely story from about a month ago…

…about Christians and Muslims getting together to share a meal reminds me of something that happened to us about a week ago. So we are sitting here watching a movie and there’s a knock at the door. We open it and there is a family on our doorstep. It’s a man in wheelchair, his wife, [Read More…]

It takes a sinner to understand this Pope

Daniel Schwindt offers a beautiful biographical reflection on why this pope speaks to him so deeply. People ask me in bafflement what Francis is up to. I am baffled at their bafflement. Everything you need to know about this man is summed up in the words “He has preached good news to the poor.” And [Read More…]

A reader sends along information on immigration

She writes: I wanted to send two resources along regarding immigration law that square with my (limited) experience. People don’t really understand immigration patterns or the procedures involved for people to get here legally or what motivates people to come here without legal status and perhaps they’ll find these illuminating. I had a lot of [Read More…]

Just ran across a lovely little book for children

It’s called Jesus Played Marbles by my friend Robert Haddad and Joshua Charadia. It tells a simple story of love for the least of these, as well as giving some interesting catechesis about the “brothers of the Lord”. It even filled in a hole in my knowledge base I had not thought about before. Highly [Read More…]