Remember the priest who wrote to tell Catholics they should be prochoice? Cardinal Maida forced him to apologize. Good work, Cardinal! [Read more...]

One of the perks of being a writer… … is that you sometimes have unexpected opportunities to be a hero to your kids. Case in point: Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie. My pal, Steven Greydanus at Decent Films self-confessedly “doesn’t get vegetables”. I, on the other hand, have a weakness for Veggie Tales (favorite Silly [Read More...]

Josh Claybourn makes things extremely clear [Read more...]

Speaking of GKC…. The Seattle G.K. Chesterton Society kicks off its new year of meetings this October 8. The Chesterton Society is a joint effort of laypeople and academics from Seattle University, the University of Washington, and Seattle Pacific University, devoted to discussing life, the universe and everything from the perspective of the Catholic intellectual [Read More...]

A reader asks: You have posted a few times about the relationship between ancient mythology and folklore and Christianity, mainly along the lines of what C.S. Lewis wrote on the topic. I was wondering if you know of any books that talk about mythology and legends from a Christian standpoint? There are a few books [Read More...]

Greg Krehbiel is feeling tart-tongued today [Read more...]

It turns out I’m not a prophet Just received a very gracious and contrite apology from Bob, which I willingly accept. So I’m going to stop teasing him about that. Now let’s pray he removes the anti-Jewish stuff as well, which is the main thing. [Read more...]

They can’t find him cuz he’s dead, buried under 50 bazillion tons of rubble along with all the (very brief) eyewitnesses to his death The guy should really have been wary of trusting delphic oracles. He said some mystic of his acquaintance told him that when the Twin Towers fell “thousands of people would come [Read More...]

This is just more proof that God loves Seattle more than New Orleans [Read more...]

Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake! Kudos and thanks to Minute Particulars for eloquently saving me the job of writing a bigger and longer blog this mess than the one I’m about to write. I continue to believe the Cardinal was absolutely unjustified in publishing the names of [Read More...]

Interesting interview with Philip Jenkins It turns out the world doesn’t revolve around us. [Read more...]

Jeremy Lott on Andrew Sullivan’s Ongoing Efforts to Square the Circle [Read more...]

The visual language of spirituality in Peter Jackson’s vision of The Lord of the Rings [Read more...]

New blogs! Here, here, and here [Read more...]

And with that, I’m off again for the third and last of my weekend jaunts to teach This Saturday (9/28) I’m in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, teaching a class on Making Senses Out of Scripture at Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Barling, Arkansas, (just east of Ft. Smith, AR) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 [Read More...]

Cooling off… a bit I’m finally cooling off after one of the angriest days I’ve had in quite a while. Just when I think our shepherds have exhausted my capacity for outrage, something like today happens. I continue to see absolutely no justification for the Cardinal’s action (unless looking good for the camera counts). “But [Read More...]

Gerard corrects me Note that, Gerard corrects me and asks me to blog it. Gerard writes to tell me I’ve misread his statement on his blog as a flat denial of any wrongdoing, saying “The indiscretion on the website and in the paper is “correct” but there are circumstances that change it as well – [Read More...]

Shimei and the dangers of kicking a man when he’s down King David’s son Absalom attempted a coup against him. King David had to leave Jerusalem because Absalom got the upper hand. As he and little band of dispirited supporters were fleeing Jerusalem, 2 Samuel reports the following: When King David came to Bahurim, there [Read More...]

Pete Vere Summarizes Cardinal Keeler’s act of Human Sacrifice and the Bishops’ Cowardice [Read more...]

In Praise of Gerard Serafin And in disgusted condemnation of the despicable, cowardly act of Cardinal Keeler. I’ve known Gerard Serafin for a number of years, virtually speaking. We’ve been on lists together and I have always seen him to be a gracious, intensely prayerful and loving man. We’ve had our differences, even on this [Read More...]

Oh, well, this will really change hearts and minds What baffles me is what sort of beauxeau thinks he’s doing the Church or the Holy Father a favor or honoring Jesus Christ in any remote way by such chuckle-headed antics. There’s not a drop of Christian charity in it. It’s utterly and completely self-absorbed Beavis [Read More...]