The Ten Least Successful Holiday Specials of All Time

A Canadian Christmas with David Cronenberg (1986) A Muppet Christmas with Zbigniew Brzezinski (1978) An Algonquin Round Table Christmas (1927) Ayn Rand’s A Selfish Christmas (1951) Bob & Carol & Ted & Santa (1973) Christmas with the Nuge (2002) Noam Chomsky: Deconstructing Christmas (1998) The Lost Star Trek Christmas Episode: “A Most Illogical Holiday” (1968) [Read More...]

Wow!

Benjamin Harff (interviewed here) does an illuminated version of The Silmarillion. [Read more...]

Welfare Queens are Fleecing You Blind

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New Atheism, Old Empire

Guy nails it. The New Atheists provide cover for western imperialism. Christianity has its sins, for damn sure. But if the problem has been that Christians were so cocksure of themselves that they trampled indigenous cultures at times, how in blazes is that fixed by embracing an ideology that is absolutely sure that virtually the [Read More...]

Rick Warren Calls for Protestants to Unite with Catholics and the “Holy Father”

There are only two classes of people who regard this as a threat. Anti-Catholic Protestants like James White and anti-Catholic Reactionary Catholics who always construe kind words said about Francis as an indictment of Francis and not as the obvious evangelical opportunity they are. Weird to be living in a time when professional anti-Catholics are [Read More...]

Bravo OSV!

…for restating the ancient teaching of the Church that the ends do not justify the means. [Read more...]

Today’s Desperate Lie from a Torture Defender

Just as though I have not recommended How to Break a Terrorist (by an actual interrogator) a thousand times to laptop bombardiers and Torture Lovers, a combox torture zealot with no actual knowledge of interrogation or of elementary human decency, much less Catholic teaching or American civil law, writes: Hey moralizers! How would you extract [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

Many of my readers know or know of the Lenaburgs.  Their daughter Courtney is dying. Of your charity, please pray for her and for them. Father, thank you for Courtney’s life and for the grace and love you have poured out on her through her beautiful family. Grant her the grace of a happy death, [Read More...]

Simcha Fisher and Mark Shea: Learn to Spot the Subtle but Telltale Differences

It has been brought to my attention that some readers are having trouble telling the difference between me and Simcha Fisher.  Here are some tools for making that distinction. First, study these photos carefully: As you can plainly see, the top photo highlights my trademark rich luxuriant hair, as well as my much-discussed crazed rage over [Read More...]

I’M NOT SORRY! I’M NOT SORRY!

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