Prayer Request

A reader writes: Please ask God to not let me lose my job. I’ve fallen behind and need assistance being lifted up, to excel at my skills, and to do my job well. I pray for help. I don’t want to lose my job. I’m at fault, but ask God not only his pardon, but [Read More...]

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#lovewince: Our Chattering Class and Incest Apologias

NYMag.com get right to work publishing this “daring” apologia for Daddy/Daughter incest. And, given the murky sexual libertarianism of SCOTUS, there is absolutely no argument beyond “EW!” to prevent trampling down this taboo like all the others. When consent is the sole criterion of the good, who the hell are you to burden two (or [Read More...]

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Had a good chat with Steve Greydanus last Friday

…on “Connecting the Dots”.  Check it out: [Read more...]

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A good piece on the Inklings in the Chronicle of Higher Education

here. It is an interest fact that great intellectual and cultural movements often began with bands of people united by the particular form of love called friendship. The Inklings are one such movement. The English Romantics another. Dominic and Francis are another. And the most revolutionary and (at the very least) culture-building band of friends [Read More...]

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The Glory of Kings and the Killing of Cats

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

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Prayer Requests

Wenatchee is on the other side of the Cascades from Seattle, about a hundred miles from here.   It’s a very dry area that, ironically, sits on the Columbia.  We have several dear friends who live there, so please pray that God our Father send rain and turn the winds away from the town through [Read More...]

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My Proposal for Monster Island’s New National Anthem

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#LoveWins

Sore winner makes clear that for an awful lot of the #lovewins crowd, this is not about love. It’s about vengeance. We’ll see how Love plays out in the New Normal. I hope this guy turns out to be an outlier (and note with some hope that, for all his spite, he does not speak [Read More...]

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Thoughts After a Conversation with Dr. Robert P. George

So last week, Dr. Robert George contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in doing an interview/conversation about Laudato Si.  That sounded great to me, so I sat down and read through it slowly (resulting in a ton of live-blogging about it last week, which you may have noticed).  Yesterday we had our conversation [Read More...]

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What Gay “Marriage” Does…

…is clarify yet again that, in the West, it is enshrined in law that the rights of children (that is to say, the weak) are completely unconnected to the rights of adults (that is, the strong).  Roe vs. Wade, of course, made that crystal clear, as did Casey.  And the *real* bullet to the brain [Read More...]

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Looking for Work?

A reader writes: Hoping you might pass along this job description for an energetic person to earn a living part-time wage while helping Delaware Stork Bus kick start a capital campaign. There’s nothing political or “fake pro-life” about this project. We are a boots on the ground, compassionate approach to offering equal respect and care [Read More...]

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Flag Stupidity

We Americans have trouble with prudence.  When we have a good idea, we go bananas until it becomes a bad idea.  Taking down the Confederate flag from state houses was a good idea, for the very simple reason that it implies state endorsement of a nation that was founded for the express purpose of maintaining [Read More...]

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The Prophet GKC on the Culture of Polymorphous Perversity

“THE next great heresy is going to be simply an attack on morality; and especially on sexual morality. And it is coming, not from a few Socialists surviving from the Fabian Society, but from the living exultant energy of the rich resolved to enjoy themselves at last, with neither Popery nor Puritanism nor Socialism to [Read More...]

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The deuille, the prowde spirit

…cannot endure to be mock’d – St. Thomas More Accordingly, a reader sends along some of her mockery of Satan from past Lents here, here, and here. It’s a sad thing that Satan, being an angel, has no mother and therefore cannot be the butt of “Yo Mama” jokes. [Read more...]

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Something for us all to think about

You’re welcome. [Read more...]

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Two a Day

US police have shot and killed two people every day for the past five months. (This was sent me by someone from another country, looking on in amazement at the fact that we lead western democracies in the number of people killed by police.) In Iceland, the first and only fatal police shooting in history [Read More...]

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Promising News

Among Republican Catholics 51 percent stand with Francis on Laudato Si. It still means, of course, that there is a lot of work to do to get people to decouple from the Right Wing Noise Machine and think with the Church instead.  But I would not have guessed that anything like majority of the GOP’s [Read More...]

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Reader Valerie Riggins Fesh is Walking Against Suicide

…and you can help her! [Read more...]

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Roberts’ Dissent

“If you are among the many Americans–of whatever sexual orientation–who favor expanding same-sex marriage, by all means celebrate today’s decision. Celebrate the achievement of a desired goal. Celebrate the opportunity for a new expression of commitment to a partner. Celebrate the availability of new benefits. But do not Celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to [Read More...]

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As Expected, SCOTUS Makes Same Sex “Marriage” Legal

First stage of history complete: What could it hurt? Now we embark on the second stage of history:  How were we supposed to know? Gotta love Scalia’s dissent: If, even as the price to be paid for a fifth vote, I ever joined an opinion for the Court that began: ‘The Constitution promises liberty to [Read More...]

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