Bishop Robert Barron Argues for a Return to Argument

Whether it’s the Safe Spacers on university campuses or the orcs at Trump rallies or Uruk-Hai at anti-Trump rallies or the ninnies on The View or professional liars on Fox, American demonstrate everyday that we are losing our capacity to argue (that is, to *clarify) and abandoning ourselves to mere quarreling.  Bishop Barron makes the [Read More…]

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Aides Hurriedly Teaching Trump Bible Stories via Flannelgraph

Ahead of Meeting with Evangelicals I seriously loves me some Babylon Bee! The appalling thing is not Trump’s transparent lies to Christians. The appalling thing is the transparent willingness to believe transparent lies by the Christians he lies to. [Read more…]

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The death penalty fosters revenge, not justice

…says Pope Francis. He’s perfectly right of course. When the pope speaks from his years of experience as a pastor about such matters, he tends to be met by laptop theoreticians who much prefer diagrams about “retributive justice” derived from years of reading abstractions in manuals somewhere. It reminds me of a conversation I once [Read More…]

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Yesterday was the “Connecting the Dots” Bad Joke Show!

Today at 5PM Eastern will be the “Hard Passages of the Bible” show with Tom McDonald. Listen in live here. And call or text us at 1-573-4BREAD4! Also, you can tweet us @breadboxmedia! [Read more…]

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The Swedish Tourist Association is doing something curious

They have set up a number you can call and talk to a random Swede. That’s what I call a high degree of confidence in the friendliness of your citizens! [Read more…]

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Hank Green on all the terrifying things about space

I love the Vlog Brothers so much! [Read more…]

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So this just happened in our back yard…

…as the full moon rose on this Midsummer Night: I love Seattle in the summer! [Read more…]

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The Amazing and Wonderful Small World of the Catholic Internet

Was plowing through my email today and found a note from a man responding to one of my Mary pieces over at the Register. it was a very sweet note with an accompanying essay the reader had written about Our Lady, but what really got me was his biosketch. He was born to an Orthodox [Read More…]

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You’d think that prolifers would celebrate Democrats for Life

But no. Dems for Life endanger the entire phony GOP shell game. They show that opposition to abortion is related to, not the opposite of, all the culture of death priorities of the Right. They *have* to be shouted down by the shills of the GOP. So instead of being celebrate as allies in the [Read More…]

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State Trooper Gets Six Months for Raping Car Accident Victim

I am not making this up: ‘McHenry will also be permitted to serve his sentence “in increments at his own discretion,” WSFA reported. The 182 days must be served within the next year.’ You have to admit that car accident victims really have it coming though. Foul temptresses! [Read more…]

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GOP Makes Sure Terror Suspects Have Plenty of Access to Guns

Smart. Now we can get back to sane and practical ideas like deporting 11 million people, building a fantasy wall, and burning the first amendment for all Muslims. [Read more…]

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Did a piece on the world of Catholic podcasting for OSV

You can read about it here, starting on page 9. [Read more…]

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Crisis Magazine Exists…

…to serve Movement Conservatism’s war on every point of Catholic teaching in conflict with its ideological demands. Its purpose is not to catechize Catholics but to turn them into good soldiers to battle the Magisterium whenever it threatens the Right. Exhibit A: this piece which begins with the author’s confession of his ignorance of Islam [Read More…]

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SCOTUS Reverses Death Penalty Decision

Another prolife victory! Excellent! [Read more…]

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Sacred Tradition is the Mother of the Bible

…and we’re talking about it over at the Register. [Read more…]

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SCOTUS Rules that States Have Right to Ban Assault Weapons

Excellent! This is a prolife win! [Read more…]

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Ego and Superego walk into a bar…

The bartender says, “I’m gonna need to see some ID.” [Read more…]

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On Friday, Steven Greydanus and I Found Dory

and you can hear the podcast here: Today, who knows *what* Simcha Fisher and I will find on Connecting the Dots? Listen live at 5 PM to find out! Call or text us at 1-573-4BREAD4 or tweet us @breadboxmedia! [Read more…]

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Fewer abortions and less contraception…

…means stronger families, according to study. [Read more…]

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Prayer Request…

…for the repose of the soul of my friend Chris Herman, who died on Saturday after a year-plus long battle with cancer. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among [Read More…]

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Four Brides…

Lovely story of four Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal taking final vows by my pal Kelly Scott Franklin. [Read more…]

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