“I Can Tolerate Anything Except the Outgroup”

A very perceptive essay that, inter alia, mentions Chesterton’s Father Brown while talking shrewdly about the difference between actually forgiving and merely excusing things we don’t really think are sins. Real forgiveness is hard because it addresses people who, you know, sinned, dammit!  They don’t deserve forgiveness. Correctamundo.  People who have sinned do not deserve [Read More...]

Bill Doino, Jr. on La Popessa…

…over at First Things. [Read more...]

Of Hard Heads and Soft Hearts

A discussion of creeds over at the Register. [Read more...]

Dear Lefties: The solution to every problem you face

When addressing the right about any social, political, environmental, or financial problem you want to address, just link it to Teh Terrorists[TM]: Note:  Be careful how you phrase the appeal.  Don’t say things like “Global Warming Helped Create  ISIS” because, you know, there’s an Eyeroll Factor involved in such a claim and the subtext is not [Read More...]

Houston Mayor Backs Down

Good. Now she should be voted out for so much as attempting to subpoena sermons. [Read more...]

Interesting Move of the Spirit in Ireland

An Irish reader writes: A BBC top political correspondent here in Northern Ireland – Martina Purdy – is taking tentative steps towards religious life with the Sisters of Adoration & Reparation. Originally from West Belfast (predominantly a Nationalist/Republican area- not like ‘your’ Republicans…) but reared in Canada she had a high reputation among politicians across [Read More...]

Arrogant Cardinal is Arrogant

Kasper disses African bishops (cuz, you know, it’s all about about being a global, non-Eurocentric Church ‘n all). Tries to deny he did it. Journalist posts recording. Cardinal learns valuable lesson about how modern media and technology work. I’m just shocked that a German could ever be arrogant. [Read more...]

Good Interview with Mark Brumley of Ignatius Press

Mark’s one of my favorite peeps. [Read more...]

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

…was yesterday. And because I am a dork, I missed posting this on time. But it’s still relevant: In honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness day today (October 15) we are spreading the word about our new info site: CatholicMiscarriageSupport.com. If you know someone who might find this information valuable, please pass this on! [Read More...]

More Church History video from Paul Cat!

The Iconoclast Controversy [Read more...]

Mackerel Snapper is Back on the Air!

…writing about being a living parable. Check thou it out! [Read more...]

Fr. Kevin Mohan writes about Grace Before Full Plates

…over at his blog. [Read more...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: Jimmy is thirteen-years old. His dad is an alcoholic who abandoned his wife and Jimmy long ago, and Jimmy’s mom has been incarcerated for much of his young life. She’s been released from prison, but has since disappeared. Jimmy’s grandparents, Joe and Karen, have been raising him since he was a baby. [Read More...]

He Dared Speak the Truth

A documentary on Dietrich von Hildebrand vs. Adolf Hitler premiered on EWTN this evening and will run 13 weeks. Check it out! [Read more...]

How long, O Lord?

What is the *matter* with these idiots? Details of child sexual abuse that led to charges against a Roman Catholic priest on Thursday were reported to his Pennsylvania diocese nearly five years ago, court records show, but the church authorities did not remove him as a pastor. The priest, the Rev. Joseph D. Maurizio Jr., [Read More...]

Another Church History vid from Paul Cat!

Fall of Rome, Rise of Monks (which totally sounds like a video game title) [Read more...]

On Secularity

A reader writes: Does it seem to you that many liberals arguing the loudest for the separation of church and state are really arguing that the state adopt their religion, secular humanism? Religion is not a closed category.  A “religion” is any system or scheme of morality.  Anytime someone advocates something as “the right thing [Read More...]

City of Houston subpoenas pastors’ sermons to see if they are critical of lesbian mayor

No. Really. Dear Synod Fathers:  Do be aware that the other side of the question you are deliberating with regard to homosexuality is that not a few members of the gay movement are intolerant draconian persecuting tyrants bent on crushing religious liberty, free speech and free thought. The pastors of Houston should firmly, politely, and [Read More...]

St. James, Damned Modernist

Here he is spouting damned post-Vatican II heresy about valuing temptation: My brethren, count it all joy, when you shall fall into divers temptations: Knowing that the trying of your faith worketh patience And patience hath a perfect work: that you may be perfect and entire, failing in nothing. (Jas 1:2–4). I’m told that the [Read More...]

Francis Awaiting Approval of Internet Troll…

…Before Promulgating Encyclical. First, he must give me a pony and this cool thing that automatically folds and shoots paper airplanes. Then I’ll think about it. [Read more...]

Prayer Requests and Praise Reports

A reader invites us to pray a novena for Brittany, the woman with cancer who intends to kill herself on November 1. Lord, hear our prayer that she choose life through your Son Jesus Christ. Mother Mary, St. Luke, St. Peregrine, and St John Paul II, pray for her and all who love her. A [Read More...]