Amos to our Justice System

4 Hear this, you who trample upon the needy, and bring the poor of the land to an end, 5 saying, “When will the new moon be over, that we may sell grain? And the sabbath, that we may offer wheat for sale, that we may make the ephah small and the shekel great, and deal deceitfully [Read More...]

Pope Lauds Iran Nuke Deal

When the pope is happy and the guys responsible for the debacle in Iraq are upset, I take that as a win. My rule of thumb for nearly anything beyond abortion and euthanasia and the other three non-negotiables is that, with anything strongly approved or condemned by the right, you will never go wrong heading [Read More...]

Reflections on the Recent Attempted Lynching in Indiana

The recent attempted lynching of the O’Connors and the Great Walkerton Pizzeria Siege are now in our cultural rearview mirror, but I think a little reflection on what happened might be worthwhile. Here are my noodlings, for what they are worth. First, a bit of background.  I have always tended to avoid telling same-sex-attracted people what [Read More...]


They’ve narrowed down the list of finalists for the $20 bill to Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, and Chief Wilma Mankiller. I won’t tell you who I’m rooting for. PS. Well done, US Treasury for not putting crazy racist Margaret Sanger on the bill to replace crazy racist Andrew Jackson. [Read more...]

Enjoy your LOST Moment!

Happy 4/8/15 16:23:42! [Read more...]

Seraphim the Beauteous is One Year Old Today!

Check her out in all her elven princess beauteous majesty! Kid’s already been walking for a month! [Read more...]

“Wolf Hall” looks like a lying piece of anti-Catholic agitprop

My friend Greg Wolfe does the autopsy. Critics have pointed out that the author’s liberties with the historical record demonstrate a clear ideological bias. [Hilary] Mantel was raised Catholic but is now a vocal critic of that church, which she has said “is not an institution for respectable people.” Historians debate over ‘Wolf Hall’ Questions about “Wolf [Read More...]

The Little General Resurrection in Matthew 27

Periodically, this odd little tidbit from Matthew comes up in atheist polemics. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out [Read More...]

John Oliver, GK Chesterton, and Tired Democracy

John Oliver continues his fine work of educating the public in an informative-to-Joe-Sixpak (and Not Safe for Work) video that helps people understand what is at stake as the National Security state attempts to metastasize: Some ask, “Can a free people willingly choose servitude?” The prophet Chesterton replies that it is usually a free people who choose tyranny, [Read More...]