It’s not that Ann Coulter says vile things to get attention

(No.  I’m not linking to the latest vile thing she’s said. If you have a burning need to know, you can find it easily enough).  It’s that, unlike other people who make a living being vile, such as Jerry Springer or Opie and Anthony, she is still, at this hour, feted as a “thinker” by Fox, Talk [Read More...]

We absolutely owe it to Iraq’s refugees, Christian and non-Christian

…to organize an evacuation and give them asylum. [Read more...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: My sister has just given birth to a very healthy boy, so prayers for her and child would be appreciated, as well as praise to God for no complications in the delivery. Thanks be to God our Father through our Lord Jesus Christ! [Read more...]

This is just about as Meta as it gets

So I’m fond of impressionists, and particularly fond of Jim Meskimen, who you may remember from this Anyway, some time back I wrote him about something or other and wound up on him mailing list, which is fun because I get things like this from him: You may have seen the video that went viral [Read More...]

Mike Flynn on Stupid Atheist Tricks

I had never noticed this particular contradiction in the atheist arsenal of argument-padding in the struggle against You Know Who.  But now that he names it, I find myself going, “Oh yeah!  They do do that a lot, don’t they?”: The usual suspects are at work where the Statistician to the Stars is manfully working [Read More...]

Pope Denounces Usury as “Inhuman”

Whaddaya know.  Turns out it’s still a sin.  That’s more Traditional than most of us bargain for. I love this guy so much! For a related perspective from Distributists… [Read more...]

Stop blaming the powerless

Memes like this: …are calculated to gin up anger against the most powerless people in a triad consisting of our rich and powerful Ruling Class, neglected troops, and powerless and desperate immigrants–thousands of them children.  The fault for this situation lies not with desperate poor immigrants, but with our Ruling Class, who treat our troops like [Read More...]

The Drama of Faith

The Church and the Stage is the first in a little series by Yr Obdt Svt over at Catholic World Report exploring the relationship between drama and the Catholic Tradition. [Read more...]

Eyeroll of the Day

Julian Bond sez right to abortion same as right to eat at lunch counter. I’m thinking Alveda King doesn’t buy that bushwah. [Read more...]

Today is a Global Day of Prayer…

…for the Church in Iraq. The prayer of a righteous person availeth much.  Do your bit! Father, hear our prayer for the deliverance of the Church in Iraq from all her enemies and their flourishing and fruition in the Holy Spirit through Christ our Lord.  Mother Mary and St. Michael, pray for them and protect [Read More...]

Five Steps to Becoming an Intentional Disciple

Yr. Obdt. Svt doing a bit of applied Weddellian theology over at OSV. Also, a beautiful encomium to the beautiful life of Sarah Harkins, an intentional disciple of Jesus Christ.  May she find eternal rest in Christ our Lord.  Amen. [Read more...]

On This Feast of Holy Consequentialism

…here is my essay on the most popular moral heresy in the world. [Read more...]

J.K. Rowling…

…is a class act. She also has given away a bazillion bucks to various charities. And years ago, when she was still writing Harry Potter, she would call an American fangirl who was dying of cancer and read her chapters as she was drafting them. She also helped her family out financially. I have enormous [Read More...]

The Left is the natural home for hatred of the first amendment

Whether in the form of no free speech bubbles at abortion clinics, or attempts to crush all criticism of homosex, or the deadly silence about persecution of Christians across the globe, or ridiculous campus speech codes, nearly all the cries for crushing freedom of speech come from the Left. [Read more...]

The Gospel According to Murka

You have heard that it was said, “Love your enemies”. But I say to you “Blow your enemy’s head off“. If someone slaps you on the right cheek, Stand Your Ground and blow his head off. If someone compels you go one mile, that’s kidnapping. Blow his head off. If you refuse to let somebody [Read More...]

I…. um…. wow

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By the time Hitler was my age…

…he had ignited a world war that destroyed Europe, brought Germany to ruin, and killed millions. I just don’t feel like I’ve accomplished all that much. On the bright side, another 10 days and I will have outlived him. [Read more...]

Boys Who Cry Wolf Are Constantly Yelling at Me…

…that Obama is a Nazi Muslim Communist Socialist Jihadi who is bent on taking all our guns, marching us into concentration camps and plotting to destroy America by having a vast force of heavily armed plague children fanning out to spread disease and terror while batting huge brown bambi eyes in order to make conservatives [Read More...]

Reader John Herried writes …

Welp, we’re likely to be treated to the annual round of defenses of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Interesting factoid I found out last year when reading Russell Shaw’s book American Church was that the leading American theologian condemning the bombings was also influential in defending the Church’s position on artificial birth control. An [Read More...]

In America, decadent Westerners hail summer

In Russia, summer hail you! [Read more...]

For my birthday, I am liveblogging “Sharknado”

I can’t wait to find out what this film is about. I’m live blogging the experience. So far, I’ve learned that the pretty waitress has a mysterious scar and hatred of sharks. I’m trying figure out the deep psychological connection. Also, villainous Mexicans and Asians are earth rapists who get eaten by whirling sharks in [Read More...]