Gonna do an interesting interview today

…with Jon Sweeney, the author of The Saint vs. the Scholar, about the fight between Bernard of Clairvaux and Peter Abelard, on Connecting the Dots.  I’ll post it when it’s ready to go! [Read more…]

How to tell actual Christianity from Americhristianism, Left or Right

“Love of enemy is the nucleus of the Christian revolution.” – Benedict XVI [Read more…]

My friend Patrick Coffin interviewed my friend Marcus Daly

…on Mercy and the Denial of Death: [Read more…]

When the Libertarian Mask Slips and the Eugenicist is Revealed

Had a typical conversation with a Libertarian about the question of health care as a right.  He was a typical Catholic dissenter from the Church’s teaching on this point, offering the typical Libertarian falsehoods like:  The reason this is a lie is that health care is not charity.  It is, as the Church teaches, a [Read More…]

I love that Elizabeth Anscombe has finally become a super-hero

“Scientism” is the position that Science can solve all problems, or that all problems are empirical. Philosophically, it is mostly associated with the strongest statements made by the logical positivism movement, which mostly died out in the mid 20th century. Culturally, however, it is stronger than ever, and is closely tied to movements like the [Read More…]

Reader Jenn Morson Frederick Calls for a Work of Mercy

…for parent’s enduring a tragedy: Ann and Gareth are dear friends from college who are currently living every parents worst nightmare. They have lost their precious girl, Evie, and they need our help. FUS friends, please share and help if you are able. [Read more…]

Trust the Church’s Prudence over Man’s

Particularly when the men in question have been so wrong about so much so many times for so long that only a fool would trust their prudence over that of a cocker spaniel’s, much less the Church’s. The last of my series on the Death Penalty at The Catholic Weekly. [Read more…]

We now live in a country where the President of the United States…

…forbids media from recording answers to questions directed at the Press Secretary. This is Soviet tyranny. And the lunatics most vocal about supporting this lying, corrupt, incompetent crook are Good Prolife Conservative Christian Trump supporters, who will happily burn the Constitution and destroy the foundation of Republic in their fanatical belief that everything–including annihilating freedom [Read More…]

Take a Band Name and Make it Catholic

Examples: The Beatitudeles, Gladys Knight and the Pyx, Ignatius Pop People on Facebook lost their minds with this came up with hundreds of brilliant names.  Knock yerselves out. [Read more…]

Prolife Judge Deports Pregnant Illegal Immigrant…

Allows Fetus to Stay Eye of the Tiber does Swift proud: Prolife judge Anthony Gabel ordered Fairuz Naoum, a pregnant illegal immigrant, to be deported back to Iraq last week, just moments before giving her unborn baby permission to stay in the United States. Gabel told EOTT this morning that 27-year-old Naoum, a Christian living [Read More…]

Dear Criminal Element

If you decide to pull of a $30,000 tech heist, be sure the tech you steal is not GPS tracking devices: This Way, Gang! A burglary of a Silicon Valley tech company netted $30,000 worth of equipment, including computers. The thief was easy to track down, but not because he was injured in the break-in, [Read More…]

YouCat Releases YouRose

…the new fidget spinner rosary. I love Eye of the Tiber. [Read more…]

In your face, Scott Eric Alt!

A reader writes: Maggie Gallagher posted an article saying that perhaps Pope Francis shouldn’t be dismissed as a liberal, and people are posting in the comments accusing her of “Mark Shea-ism” Hah!  It’s not “Scott Eric Alt-ism”!  You suck! [Read more…]

An Aussie Reader with a Cryptic Sense of Humor…

…writes to inform me: The state border between Western Australia and the rest of the great continent of Australia is the last surviving line of the Papal Line of Demarcation established by Pope Alexander VI in 1493 dividing the known world between the Spanish and the Portuguese. No Trump supporters will know how to respond. [Read More…]

I’ve been getting questions about my views…

…on Fr. James Martin’s new book, Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter Into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity. As I have mentioned in the past, my habit with regard to temptations I do not experience myself is to refrain from handing out free advice.  In this, I [Read More…]

There’s a new biography out about Irena Sendler…

…who saved 2500 Jewish children from death during the Holocaust.  She personifies the truth that grace is dark matter, hidden, quiet, unnoticed by the whole world, and yet constituting the force that hold the universe together.  How many Irena Sendlers are there that go utterly unnoticed in this life and yet who are, in fact, [Read More…]

Bishop Robert Barron offers a typically generous assessment…

…of Martin Luther–and manages to work Dylan into the conversation too. I think here of a distant spiritual descendent of Martin Luther, the Nobel laureate Bob Dylan. After his conversion to evangelical Christianity, Dylan wrote a lovely song called Saving Grace, which includes the lines, “I look around this old world/ And all that I’m [Read More…]

This killed me

There’s no humor like British humor: [Read more…]

People are asking me what I think…

…about the appointment of Nigel Biggar to the Pontifical Academy for Life. It’s a question that, for many of my readers, has the quality of a moral litmus test (I get a lot of those from combox Inquisitors).  The “correct” answer, of course, is “I STRONGLY DENOUNCE THIS MONSTROUS ACT AND BELIEVE AND PROFESS THAT [Read More…]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: First off, thank you for the work you do in the vineyard. I enjoy your blog and your posts on FB.  I don’t always agree; but I appreciate that, with the Church, you call me to think even and especially when I don’t want to because I *think* I’m right. Thank you [Read More…]

Every day for the next four years

Each day Trump provides his Christian supporters with a chance to repent their inexcusable defenses of all the lies, corruption, and incompetence and every day, instead of defending the unborn or the gospel they say is the #1 priority, they defend him instead.  And their only defense is “But Hillary!” Hillary lost.  Move on.  You [Read More…]