Prayer Requests and a Work of Mercy

A reader writes: Please pray for my friend’s dad. He was taken to the hospital a few weeks ago with pneumonia, while there the doctors discovered stomach cancer. He is probably going to die within the next few days. He is a lapsed Catholic. Father, hear our prayer for this man’s complete healing in body, [Read More...]

The Glory and Peril of Music

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


Because some Christians have waaaaaay too much time on their hands. [Read more...]

Lizzie Scalia on Pope Francis

Chemist.  Yep.  The man is not afraid to make a mess.  One of the many reasons I love the guy. [Read more...]

Some Things to Bear in Mind

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Steve Greydanus and I had a great chat

on “Catholic and Enjoying It Live” the other day. All about the movies, art, and faith. You can listen to it here. I’ll be interviewing Tom McDonald, World’s Tallest Gamer/Tarot Expert/Patheos blogger this Wednesday at 6:00 PM Eastern. You can listen in live here and, if you likem call in with question/comments at 1-866-333-6279. See [Read More...]

Caesar to Church: Knuckle Under to Abortion and Gay “Marriage” or Else

Combine this with the story out of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho where Christian churches — not merely the for-profit marriage chapel that was initially warned — are being told that they*must* perform same-sex wedding ceremonies or face stiff civil penalties, and it seems the Left is taking off the gloves much sooner than most expected. California Orders [Read More...]

Bravo, Officer! Bravo!

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It is incredible–and embarrassing–that Catholics are wasting their time promoting geocentrism

The latest spectacle demonstration of the conservative cafeteria’s spectacular charism of imprudential judgment and visible-from-space Wrongness is on parade as poor Jimmy Akin is forced to watch The Principle so we don’t have to. He discusses it here and here. I’m told he will have a third installment soon. Meanwhile, Dave Palm over at Geocentrism [Read More...]

“Convinced” Indiegogo Drive is Ending this Weekend

Here’s the trailer: If you want to help bring this film to the public eye and help do a work of evangelization, go here! In case you are wondering: No, I don’t make a nickel off this. Just happy to help in a worthwhile project. [Read more...]

Prayer Requests

A reader writes: We have Christmas celebration for inner-city people. It is 12.22.2014. We ask that you pray that God saves, heals and renews a lot of people and that all go well. Father, hear our prayer that your word will be proclaimed and heard and that you work and will be done through Christ [Read More...]

What if Pope Francis’ Translators…

…translated other stuff in history?  Pretty funny. You’d think that a polyglot Church would get only the best translators.  But then you remember John XXIII’s reply to the question “How many people work at the Vatican?” A: “About half”. But the Vatican has untold riches at its disposal! Funny, funny Americans.  We are, at heart, [Read More...]

Why We’re Called the Catholic Church

Some reflections on the “Here Comes Everybody” nature of the Church over at the Register. [Read more...]

If we don’t accept the Gospel of Thomas, why accept the Shroud of Turin

A reader writes: I enjoyed your talk today about what was in the bible and why i.e. Churches were using some documents like Luke but not Thomas etc. Those “new” documents found in the second century that were “secretly” taught were rejected. I was wondering your thought on the shroud of Turin since it is [Read More...]

Br. Guy Consolmagno, Vatican Astronomy, Wins Carl Sagan Medal

…because Catholics like Albert the Great, Copernicus, Louis Pasteur, Gregor Mendel and Fr. George Lemaitre hate and fear Science. [Read more...]

You Shall Not Do Evil That Good May Come of It

Medill Innocence Project railroaded Alstory Simon into prison for 15 years with lies and deception in their zeal to end the death penalty. The ray of light in this story is Bob Braun, the prolife activist who stuck with Simon through thick and thin. That is being fully prolife. [Read more...]

All Dressed Up for Mars and Nowhere to Go

A devastating essay on the Mars One project and why we  are never getting off the earth. [Read more...]

The Coolest Christmas Present You Can Give to the Bible or Theology Geek in Your Life

is Verbum 6.0. I got me a copy the other day and it is so amazingly, ridiculously, rich in features that I could fill the blog discussing it.  It’s user friendly and intuitive and it just expanded my library by a thousand+ books.  It gives you a wide variety of Bibles with all sort of [Read More...]

In nothing is the gospel so evident…

…as in the contrast between the way Christ and the world treat the least of these. Pope Francis commissions showers for the homeless under St. Peter’s colonnades vs. [Read more...]

Good news on Mary, Mother of the Son

The conversion of the book into e-book format is complete and Marytown Press is now in the process of readying it for availability on line.  As soon as it’s up, I will let you know. Meantime, dead tree version is available here along with all my other books. [Read more...]

Hey Western Washington! Hope to See You!

Here’s where I’ll be tonight and Saturday: November 13 7:00 PM St. Mark Parish, Shoreline, WA.  Topic: Exploring the Our Father. November 15 11:00 AM Booksigning @ Alleluia Catholic Store, Kent, WA, 2:00 PM Booksigning @ Alleluia Catholic Store, Tacoma, WA [Read more...]