Brother Darwin’s Gospel Hour

In which we consider some of the peculiar cultural riptides the Church must navigate between atheistic and Christian Fundamentalism when it comes to evolution. [Read more...]

Michael Flynn on Thomas’ First Way…

…of demonstrating the existence of God.  The man is a walking education, and very fun to read. [Read more...]

Brandon Vogt’s Five Year Old Son, Isaiah, is the cutest priest on planet earth

…be sure to stay for the outtakes. [Read more...]

What’s with those dealies you see floating in your field of vision?

All is revealed! [Read more...]

This killed me

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On the Amazing Malleability of “Private Judgment”

My reader Zippy Catholic used to note that when Progressives want to blow off Church teaching they appeal to “primacy of conscience” as the All-Excusing Catchphrase. Don’t like the Church’s teaching on the Pelvic Issues? Voila! Primacy of Conscience excuses you from obeying or even listening to what the Church says. Meanwhile, he noted, conservative [Read More...]

Do Vaccines Derived from Fetal Cells Cause Autism?

Simcha Fisher does a fine job showing the massive problems with a new study purporting to show this. The problem with bad science like this–and with the immediate tribal response given it by Christians who tell you that if you don’t buy it you are secretly pro-abortion–is that we don’t need to concoct a bogus [Read More...]

The Ultimate Takeaway from 9/11

“Ultimately, the Church—as the only historical entity that transcends nationalisms and ideologies—must use its intellectual strength to combat, attenuate, or destroy that which was loosed from the abyss. “It is, therefore, the duty of those elements in Western Society that still possess a principle of spiritual unity to rally the divided forces of our civilization,” [Read More...]


My friend Nicole DeMille was a friend of Paul’s.  He gave his life on September 11, 2001 to save the lives of others.  May his soul and all the souls of those killed that day–and in all the killing that has flowed from that day–rest in peace through Christ our Lord. Hail Mary, full of [Read More...]

While Chicken Littles Panic about ISIS Taking Over the World….

“What was once a request to live and let live has now become a demand for approval. The ‘ruling class,’ those who shape public opinion in politics, in education, in communications, in entertainment, is using the civil law to impose its own form of morality on everyone. We are told that, even in marriage itself, [Read More...]

Reason #98345928372 I’m glad to be Catholic

I will never have to endure a massively tasteless homily about the power and glory of flying, all-intrusive murderbots as a metaphor for God. I remember 9/10/01, when I lived in a different country. [Read more...]

The Post-Christian Right and the Coming Eugenics

As the Thing That Used to Be Conservatism becomes more post-Christian, expect this kind of naked eugenicist filth to float up from the id with increased bravado (hear this editorial read in that tone of voice Limbaugh uses whenever he sneers out the words “compassion” or “poor” or, as he puts it “poo-er”). You have [Read More...]

The Two Shall Become One Flesh

Interesting insight from the sciences on how long-married couples supplement and augment each other’s memories, so that they “remember together”. It certainly does reflect my experience. [Read more...]

“I” “wonder” “what” “these” “guys” “actually” “offer”

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The Synod on the Family is Shaping Up Nicely

For months, I’ve been seeing bed-wetting panic from the Greatest Catholics of All Time about the Synod on the Family, and the horrible, terrible, no good, very bad “liberal agenda” Francis is allegedly about to impose on the Church.  The usual screamers in the Reactionary camp have been warning of the apocalypse to come from [Read More...]

Laugh. Giggle. Snicker. Guffaw. Chuckle.

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Scenes of Domestic Bliss

Had muffins for dinner the other night. Somebody asked what kind they were. Jan replied, “Banana nut” and I was irresistibly compelled to add, “DOO DOO DIH DO DO!” Peter then said, “Banana nut?” And I replied “DOO DOO DIH DO!” Luke answered, “Banana nut.” And I erupted with: “DOO DOO DIH DO DO, DIH [Read More...]

You stay classy, Pewsitter

Latest headline for the news aggregator for Taliban Catholics: “Sainthood cause of ‘martyred’ Oscar Romero technically reached the final stage” Yeah, he wasn’t *really* martyred.  Cuz he was in a Central American country defending the poor from a regime in bed with Murka, so that makes him a damn librul (as members of Opus Dei so [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

A reader writes: Can you please ask your readers to pray for a friend’s mother who is going in for surgery this morning (she may even be in as I write this) in an attempt to remove cancer from her lungs. They are all faithful, so far as I know. This is her third bout [Read More...]

Orthodox Weirdness and the Uniqueness of Different Forms of Goodness and Corruption

Orthodox Radical Ponders Putin’s Divinity One of the things I’ve noticed about religious traditions is that, just as the tend to produce their own unique sort of saints also, when they go bad, give off their own unique smell. Protestant saints don’t look or sound like Catholic saints who don’t look or sound like Orthodox [Read More...]

Francis wants to avoid war

Pope Francis says war is senseless slaughter, can always be avoided The pope’s message was presented Sept. 7 to people taking part in the International Meeting of People and Religions, organized by the Rome-based lay Community of Sant’Egidio and hosted by the Diocese of Antwerp, Belgium. So much for “Pope calls for US to Launch [Read More...]