Prayer Request and a Work of Mercy

A reader writes: I have realized that for the longest time, I have not been enjoying life, rather than merely enduring it. Every day seems like a list of unpleasant experiences, to be rewarded with sleeping and then another day of the same, perhaps worse. What pleasures I do experience I force-feed myself, and what [Read More...]

The Last Message Out of Seattle

“These are just a few of the images we’ve recorded. And you can see, it wasn’t what we thought. There’s been no war here and no seismic event. The environment is stable. It’s the Minimum Wage. The $15/hr minimum wage we started to phase in today. It was supposed to calm the population, offer more [Read More...]

Shea Radiorama Today!

First, “Connecting the Dots” is coming up at 5 PM Eastern on Real Life Radio! Today, I’ll be on the air for an hour with my Wednesday co-host, Dale Ahlquist, Poobah in Chief of the American Chesterton Society! You can listen in on line here. Call in at 1-855-949-1380 and chat! Be there!  Aloha! Also, today is the [Read More...]

Altaration Looks Good!

Jack Maguire at Ascension Press writes: I reached out to you a month ago about our company’s newest vocations video, I Will Follow. That has been a huge success, getting over 170k views over the past two months. What an awesome opportunity to tell the world about the priesthood! I’m following back up because I [Read More...]

Reason to Homeschool #98237987

A reader writes: I apologize if I’m emailing you about something you’re already aware of, but I thought you might be interested to know and make others aware of an ongoing controversy in Oregon, where the Department of Education has for several years been contributing funding to and promoting attendance of an “Adoloscent Sexuality Conference.” [Read More...]

Filling Our Father’s House

…is a fine new book on evangelization from Shaun McAfee.  Check thou it out! [Read more...]

Japan: World’s Leading Manufacturer and Exporter of Weird

Japanese Juice Company Invents Wearable Robot that Feeds You Tomatoes While You Run [Read more...]

A very special announcement!

After considerable thought, I have decided to leave the Catholic Church and pursue studies as a Druid priest.  The holly and the ivy, when they are both full grown, of the all the trees that are in the wood, the holly bears the crown.  I look forward to donning my magical white robes and bid [Read More...]

Rod Dreher on the Law of Merited Impossibility

The Law Of Merited Impossibility is an epistemological construct governing the paradoxical way overclass opinion makers frame the discourse about the clash between religious liberty and gay civil rights. It is best summed up by the phrase, “It’s a complete absurdity to believe that Christians will suffer a single thing from the expansion of gay rights, and [Read More...]

Terri Schiavo and the Weapons of our Warfare

Some thoughts occasioned by the tenth anniversary of the death of Terri Schiavo. [Read more...]

Waikiki Takes a Step in the Right Direction

…with the homeless–helping instead of criminalizing them. [Read more...]

Hysteria about the Indiana RFRA is the Ebola Panic for Lefties

Political parties increasingly function by ginning up panic.  The Right has become a past master of this with weekly hysterias about Lattegate, Benghazi, and, most egregiously last fall, the Great Ebola Panic, which evaporated at exactly the same moment the elections ended, but which saw the most deranged in GOP leadership calling for mass executions of [Read More...]

Activists Running Out of Students

This is hilarious: “Of the approximately 3,000 students at the four Catholic High Schools involved, there were only about 35 students at the event—CBS was forced to pad their coverage with video of students at a similar demonstration that took place on Ash Wednesday. At least a third of those in attendance at the event [Read More...]

The existence of God is, in the end, common sense

It has always seem to me to require far more faith to reject God than to accept the fact of his existence. And attempts to reject him always strike me as exercises in sheer will power, not in superior intellect. HT: Brandon Vogt [Read more...]

Cheating the Oracle…

…is under discussion over at the Register. [Read more...]

Pope Francis Minutes

Reader Garrett Johnson writes: Today, is launching the first episode of the the first digitally animated series on the pontificate of Pope Francis: The Pope Francis Minute. You can find the Press Release at this link: The original publication can be found here: Check it out! [Read more...]

This will make you happy

It will also make you inevitably think of this. [Read more...]

Hey Western Washington! Come hear me speak tonight!

I’ll be at St. Pius X parish in Mountlake Terrace this evening at 7:00 PM to talk about Our Lady of Sorrows.  Join us this Holy Week as we look at Jesus and his Passion through the eyes of the disciple who loved him and suffered with him the most. [Read more...]

Today’s Chance to Do a Work of Mercy

Sheila Hughes, whose son Joshua is autistic, writes: Hey, Everybody!  We have two weeks until the annual Panhandle Autism Society​ Walk for autism awareness! Joshua is working every day to battle this condition, learning how to regulate his emotions, and improve his expressive language.  This week at his Parent/Teacher conference we discussed that his IEP [Read More...]

Can Christians Honor Jewish Customs?

Every year people come into the Church from all sorts of backgrounds and the Church, being Catholic and all, welcomes them into the Big Block Party of Cultures and Ethnicities that is the Church and does all she can to honor the wild mixture of peoples who call themselves “Catholic”.  The Church is big on [Read More...]

Healthcare for Veterans is an “entitlement” we cannot afford…

…according to GOP Senator with health care benefits who sent them into battle. “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him [Read More...]