“Billy Jean” on beer bottles

All of civilization has been leading up to this moment: [Read more...]

Francis inspires rising tide of exorcists and exorcisms

Francis’ respect for and practical belief in the reality of the demonic has allowed people who were hitherto shy about discussing the devil and similar facts to come out of the woodwork and ask for the graces and helps the Church provides in confronting Old Scratch. This includes exorcisms and there has been a corresponding [Read More...]

How Not to Win Hearts and Minds on Abortion

60% of Americans are ambivalent about abortion. They don’t like it, but they don’t want to tell desperate women what they can and cannot do. They are open to persuasion many times, but they are nervous about it. Calm, reasoned argument is your best bet with such folk. It is therefore generally not a good [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

Please pray for a friend of mine who is grappling with depression. Also, a reader writes: Friends, I have a very desperate guest, she is heroin addicted prostitute that is very sick with an infected hand and I am trying to get her to a hospital and she is begging for a rehab. Please pray [Read More...]

Rich First World Narcissists receive juvenile Ego Accessorization Devices

Fear not! The devices are in mint condition per the purchase and manufacturing agreement. And don’t worry, the Third World Uterine Receptacles have been disposed of. A triumph of the consumer economy! It sure is a good thing that Handmaid’s Tale exploitation of women is only bad with imaginary Christian theocracies do it. Otherwise, somebody [Read More...]

Communion of Saints, Communion of Sinners

The Catholic Church is both, as we discuss over at the Register. [Read more...]

Fascinating to Watch the Left Tell its Base Exactly What the Right Told Us About Romney

Supreme Court! Most Important Election of our Lifetime! Don’t be a fool and vote your conscience! Stick with the Party! A vote for anybody but Hillary is a vote for the enemy! Shut up and vote Hillary! The longer I listen to the base of both Lefties and Righties, the more I think they’d like [Read More...]

Hey Western Washington! Mark Your Calendars!

May 6 7:00 PM Holy Family, Kirkland, WA.  Topic: Incarnational Evangelism Hope to see you then! [Read more...]

Epic Teacher Prank of Epicness!

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The Beatles Wanted to Film “The Lord of the Rings” Starring Themselves

Tolkien, thanks be to God, said no. “Keep alive the memory of the age that is gone. so that people will remember the Great Danger and so love their beloved land all the more.” [Read more...]

A Chance to Do a Work of Mercy and Stick Your Thumb in Caesar’s Eye

From Change.org: My friend Joan Cheever of The Chow Train was recently cited for feeding the homeless in a park in San Antonio, Texas. Joan has been feeding the homeless for the past decade. She feels it is her duty to help those less fortunate than her, and she does so by cooking up hot, [Read More...]

Baltimore Prayer Request

A reader writes: We used to live in Baltimore City, now in the suburbs, about 25 minutes away. I am sure you and your readers are praying for justice and peace. As Catholics, we know that the root of the discontent is so deep: has our society ever treated minorities with the dignity inherent in [Read More...]

Truth or Consequences

… and the mistake of assuming Marian teaching is disposable are under discussion over at the Register. For the full meal deal on Mary and her involvement with the whole warp and woof of the gospel, see Mary, Mother of the Son. [Read more...]

Omaha North High elects special-needs student as its prom queen

— and the vote was unanimous Exaltavit humiles! [Read more...]

Fr. Barron on the Mystery of God

This looks nifty: [Read more...]


According to this web thingie, this blog and my blog at the Register are ranked 39th and 205th in a ranking of 300 blogs by web thingies.  Armed with this knowledge, I can now go on doing exactly what I have been doing and having no idea what to do with this knowledge. As you [Read More...]

Deep Thought for the 70th Anniversary of Gotterdammerung

“Hitler wasn’t all bad.. I mean.. he killed Hitler.” – Dan Shea, Hilarious Nephew I can think of no better way to commemorate such a man than by laughing at him. The satanic deification of the man Tolkien aptly described as an “ignorant little cad” and his exaltation into a figure of mythic proportions is [Read More...]

The Sign of the Cross is Your Pricetag

Altaration has a nifty new video out with this and other riches discussed: [Read more...]


New app tells you where the least crappy homily will be delivered in your area! I love Eye of the Tiber so much! [Read more...]

Prayer Request and Work of Mercy

A reader writes: I would appreciate some prayers. Just some difficult times with the work load and the funding and business environment. Thank you Father, hear our prayer that this person get through this difficult time and accomplish your will in his work. Mother Mary and St. Joseph, pray for him. We ask this through [Read More...]


…seem like a pretty good idea: I’m sure there are people out there who mysteriously and instinctively oppose this. But for the life of me I can’t understand why. [Read more...]