You will be a happier person if you buy this book

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Today I’m interviewing Devin Rose on “Connecting the Dots”…

…at 5 PM Eastern on Breadbox Media. Devin grew up atheist and converted to Evangelical Protestantism during college after suffering from a social anxiety disorder, panic attacks, and depression. Through researching the roots of his Protestant beliefs he discovered Catholicism and entered the Church in 2001. Working as a full-time software developer, Devin nonetheless found [Read More…]

Atheist Dave Rubin chats with Bp. Barron…

on the Pelvic Issues and Just War: He does a good job of engaging people where they’re at and trying to move people along toward the kingdom. Interesting discussion of the Aquinas Principle too. And of Jesus as the leader held up before the eyes of the world as a mocked leader. Rubin seems to [Read More…]

Fr. Matthew Schneider takes a look at Amoria Laetitia

…using the hermeneutic of continuity.  Worth a look. [Read more…]

Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees! Hypocrites!

because you shut the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither enter yourselves, nor allow those who would enter to go in. (Mt 23:13). Tom Kreitzberg use to remark that any religious tradition that practices infant baptism is one without rigorous membership requirement. There’s something incredibly perverse about making Jesus into a sock puppet for [Read More…]

Yesterday, Sherry Antonetti and I talked about…

Chesterton, epistemic closure bubbles, and the cheap trick of pitting homeless vets against refugees. [Read more…]

Just for perspective…

while we’ve been panicked about the death toll being inflicted by refugees and terrorists on our soil (currently standing at a whopping 0), there are 1553 dead and 2900 wounded since January 1st of 2017, thanks to our annual harvest of 33,000 dead from guns. But of course, any thought of attempting any changes whatsoever [Read More…]

A reader struggles with fear of hell

He writes: Confession or Holy Communion for a couple of years because I am worried about making a sacrilege. People tell me, “Don’t worry, you have scruples/neo-Jansenism/OCD” but yet there are a number of Catholic saints and even Doctors of the Church who thought that almost everyone will be damned. There are hundreds of quotes [Read More…]

Kevin O’Brien is back on the air!

With a brand new blog! [Read more…]

Trump goes to war against the judicial branch

Declares entire “court system” a threat to national security. #impeachmentnow [Read more…]

CatholicTV Airs Special Refugee Episode of The Lens

Good! WATERTOWN, MASS. (February 3, 2017) – On Monday, February 6 at 9pm ET, CatholicTV will broadcast a special episode of The Lens focused on refugees.  The Lens, hosted by Matt Weber, is an interactive, socially engaging series that looks at what’s trending through a faith-based lens. This week, in light of recent events, Weber [Read More…]

Two prayer requests

A reader writes: Today I must approach you to humbly ask for prayers. My father will need to undergo two medical operations, but due to some miscommunication and failure on my part, he has not been listed this year as a dependent in the health insurance provided by the company I work for. I ask [Read More…]

This Administration is a Comedy Gold Mine

Just give Melissa McCarthy the Emmy now. “It’s funny cuz it’s true.” – Homer Simpson [Read more…]

On the air with the lively and glamorous Sherry Antonetti at 5 PM Eastern

on Connecting the Dots.  Last week, people went nuts downloading the show, so we’re back today to talk about the current sleight of hand running around that says if you support refugees you have to abandon homeless vets or the unborn.  Rubbish, say we! Listen in and give us a call at 1/573-4BREAD4. [Read more…]

On Friday, Deacon Steve Greydanus and I…

…discussed the need to learn how to tell the Great Story of Jesus. We also talke about Oscar picks: [Read more…]

Steve Bannon’s Shadow Government

This is ForeignPolicy.com, not InfoWars: If there was any question about who is largely in charge of national security behind the scenes at the White House, the answer is becoming increasingly clear: Steve Bannon, the former head of Breitbart News, a far-right media outlet, and now White House advisor. Even before he was given a [Read More…]

How to defend the primacy of the battle against abortion…

…*without* turning the unborn into human shields for every disgusting right wing culture of death priority at war with the Church. It’s not hard.  Just have a consistent life ethic and not a grossly hypocritical one. [Read more…]

Vetting the Executive Order

A look at the folly of Trump’s assault on refugees by Robert George and Angela Wu Howard. [Read more…]

Japan: World’s Leading Exporter…

of weird. [Read more…]

God Turns Human Trash…

…into a thing of beauty. [Read more…]

Reader Robert Hunt has a new blog!

He writes: I have started a blog! The name of the blog is Thoughts and Prayers for the Faithful. I will, of course, be sharing my thoughts on various subjects. Mostly, though, I want the blog to be a ministry of prayer. My hope is that readers will feel free to share their needs and [Read More…]