Dawn Eden Notes a Vital Point about Magisterial Guidance When It Comes to Thinking About Israel’s Right to Exist*Remembering the Vatican’s ‘total rejection’ of anti-Zionism*As a Jewish convert to Catholicism who desires ardently that everyone, especially my loved ones, should find the salvation granted through Jesus Christ, I am distressed to see, following Israel’s attempt to stop Hamas’s violence against its citizens, some Catholics claim the true villain in the conflict is Zionism itself.It is true that the Catholic Church,… Read more

Dawn Eden Notes a Vital Point about Magisterial Guidance When It Comes to Thinking About Israel’s Right to Exist*Remembering the Vatican’s ‘total rejection’ of anti-Zionism*As a Jewish convert to Catholicism who desires ardently that everyone, especially my loved ones, should find the salvation granted through Jesus Christ, I am distressed to see, following Israel’s attempt to stop Hamas’s violence against its citizens, some Catholics claim the true villain in the conflict is Zionism itself.It is true that the Catholic Church,… Read more

Daniel Larison in Minimum Daily Adult Requirement Christianity…as it applies to War:There are, broadly speaking, two camps who appeal to the just war tradition: those looking for loopholes that permit the use of force as often as possible, and those looking for barriers to prevent the use of force as often as practicable. The loophole crowd seems to start from the assumption that every use of force, particularly when employed by governments with whom they sympathize, is licit and just… Read more

I’m Totally Sold Read more

Golly. My Heart Just Bleeds. Read more

Fr. Neuhaus has Received Last Rites[Fr. Neuhaus’s] friends and family are keeping vigil and he wasadministered last rites shortly after midnight. Fr. George Rutler, whogave him the Catholic Sacrament, says that ‘he is not expected to livelong’ and suggests ‘that it is appropriate that prayers be offered fora holy death.’Father, grant your servant and son the grace of a happy death and eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Mother Mary, pray for him that he may live forever in… Read more

Fr. Robert Barron Does a Fine Job of Sifting the Wheat from the Chaff in Tolle’s New Age Thinking Read more

Art is the signature of man. – G.K. ChestertonNo creature in the world would dream of doing this except that strange and wonderful freak of nature, the son of Adam.Thus it is written in the book of the Prophet Chesterton:It is not contended here that these primitive men did wear clothes any more than they did weave rushes; but merely that we have not enough evidence to know whether they did or not. But it may be worthwhile to look… Read more

DocilityMy rather lengthy exegesis of that frightening and repellent word is now up at Inside Catholic. Read more

No He Can’t: Anne Wortham Throws a Big Bucket of Cold Water on Her Fellow Black Americans in the Midst of Their Obama Coronation BacchanalsThe fun thing about libertarianism is that it attracts, well, individualists who glory in their contrarianism. It’s a great medicine for whatever manias the herd is enthused about as they stampede toward the cliff.It’s just that it’s *only* medicine. Not food. Read more

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