Learning to Behold

Tony Esolen on the art of watching old movies. [Read more...]

Who Would Jesus Torture?

Guy tries to wrap his mind around this: Sixty-eight percent of white evangelicals believe “torture of suspected terrorists” can be “often” or “somewhat” justified. This is in line with mainline Protestants (63 percent) and white Catholics (68 percent). Together, these are America’s three largest religious groups, comprising 26 percent, 18 percent, and 15 percent of [Read More...]

GOP to Prolifers…

Thanks for your support, suckers! [Read more...]

Why We Fight

The right to life remains the fundamental issue contested in our culture. God defend children from the scourge of abortion and God forgive us for enshrining a right to murder at the heart of our civilization. May Roe v. Wade and all its evils be blotted out someday and this tragic choice to find happiness [Read More...]

Does Everything Happen for a Reason?

Over at Strange Notions, Yr. Obdt. Svt takes a look at this old metaphysical chestnut. [Read more...]

Christian Democracy on the Tortured Logic of Torture Logic

…here and here. [Read more...]

Hey, Western Washington! Mark your Calendars!

I will be speaking on Incarnational Evangelism on January 24 at 6:00 PM at Prince of Peace Parish, Jackson Park Chapel, 90 Olding Road, Bremerton, Washington. See you there! [Read more...]

Pope Emeritus Benedict on Papal Interviews

The Concept of Preventive Clarifications is Not in the Catechism. I love Eye of the Tiber so much! [Read more...]

Today’s Francis-Bashing Right Wing Noise Machine Panic

There goes that arch-heretic Francis, talking about responsible parenting with his rabbits comment. The Church has nev– 2368 A particular aspect of this responsibility concerns the regulation of procreation. For just reasons, spouses may wish to space the births of their children. It is their duty to make certain that their desire is not motivated by [Read More...]

Clay Christensen on Religious Liberty

I agree and disagree with this. He is perfectly right that, in the words of Chesterton, when you get rid of the Big Laws, you don’t get freedom and you don’t even get anarchy. You get the small laws. And so as we slide toward paganism, we inevitably slide toward a police/security state devoted to [Read More...]