Converting WMA to MP3

Anybody know any freeware for that?  Something that will make my music (recorded on Windows Media Player) visible to the music software in Windows 8?  And without a lot of crappy malware and other programs attached? Please let me know in the combox.  Thanks! [Read more...]

Secularity Often Reproduces Old Theological Quarrels in a Different Key

The Spirit-led believer with the Precious Revelation of the Divinely inspired Word of the Anti-Vax website is sufficient unto himself to Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Make Him Free. The human wisdom of people who have studied man-made “sciences” like “epidemiology”, “pediatrics” and “obstetrics” and “medicine” is the dry and lifeless wisdom of [Read More...]

Is Sacramental Grace Magic?

Find out from Yr. Obdt. Svt. over at the Register. [Read more...]

Beverly Hills Cops Bust Guy for Walking While Black

Wow. WHEN YOU “FIT THE DESCRIPTION”! It’s one of those things that you hear about, but never think it would happen to you. On Friday afternoon, August 22nd around 5:20pm, while innocently walking by myself from a restaurant on Wilshire Blvd, to my car up LaCienega Blvd my freedom was taken from me by the [Read More...]

Liberal Dhimmi Pope plays footsies with Muslims instead of calling a Crusade like a real man

Pope St. Gregory VII thanks the emir an-Nasir for his good will towards his Christian subjects and commends to him the messengers of Alberic and Cencius, associates of the papal household (Rome: 1076) Gregory, bishop, servant of the servants of God, to an-Nasir, king of the province of Mauretania Sitifensis in Africa. , Your highness has this year [Read More...]

America, Then and Now

Then: “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: Hi Mark, the new grandson (Hugh) of very good friends of ours arrived two days ago – he was full term & weighed 10 lbs but the little boy is not in good shape. Little Hugh is in Intensive Care and is suffering constant seizures. Last night the seizures came once per [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: Some prayers are in order for this child, as the state and corporate medical system have deemed her life not worth saving. Father, deliver this child from the hand of the enemy who seeks to destroy her. Grant her health, love, care, and sainthood through your Son Jesus Christ. Mother Mary, St. [Read More...]

Are Sacraments Narrow?

Yr Obdt Svt ponders the question over at the Register. [Read more...]

Erick Erickson and St. Peter

Erick Erickson Declares Minimum Wage Workers are “Mostly People Who Failed At Life” No.  Really. And then he doubles down here. Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig remarks: Remember when it used to be good enough for conservatives that people were doing honest work? Not anymore. You have now “failed at life” if you work for minimum wage [Read More...]

Life is hard; it’s harder when you’re stupid. – John Wayne

What amazes me even more than the dumbness of doing this is the dumberousness of then posting it to YouTube. [Read more...]

Catholic Apologetics Tip

When a Fundamentalist tells you you are a pagan because some Catholic feast falls in a pagan sacred day, ask them what day of the week it is. [Read more...]

Blessed are the Peacemakers

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Giving the homeless a home is often cheaper …

than leaving them on the streets. If your response is “Well then the obvious thing to do is give them a home and help them get on their feet!” you are both sensible and thinking like a Christian.  If your response is “I don’t care.  The homeless need to be forced to live on the [Read More...]

Sonnet 18 set to lovely music

I wonder why somebody hasn’t attempted to set all the sonnets to music? Seems like a natural. [Read more...]

Grace is Dark Matter

Newfoundland woman offers free room for sick travellers.  One of the millions of tiny acts of unheralded love that made the world go round. Also, in other glad news: Indonesian girl feared killed in 2004 tsunami found alive Girl found nearly 128 km south of her home, where she was raised by an elderly woman [Read more...]

The Cuteness on her First Day of Kindergarten!

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Fr. Robert Barron’s Invisible Friend

…is Love and lovable. The whole “God is your invisible friend” jeer is another example of padding the case for atheism. It substitutes a sneering tone of voice for an idea and is a classic example of worshipping instead of using the intellect. [Read more...]

Quartermaster of the Barque groks my needs, wants, and desires

He speaks to me at a deep visceral level: How can any human being be happy, having this presented to his senses and yet denied to his possession? [Read more...]

Think about this long and hard

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Liturgical Dancer Tests Positive for Performance-Enhancing Drugs

I love Eye of the Tiber. [Read more...]