Libertarianism: Another Word for Juvenile Anarchism

1897 “Human society can be neither well-ordered nor prosperous unless it has some people invested with legitimate authority to preserve its institutions and to devote themselves as far as is necessary to work and care for the good of all.”15 By “authority” one means the quality by virtue of which persons or institutions make laws and [Read More...]

Gay Woman Donates $20 to Pizzeria

…that this has to be described as a “bold stand” says all you need to know about the intolerance of the mob that tried to destroy the owners of that business. Her explanation is common sense itself: “My girlfriend and I are small business owners, and we think there is a difference between operating in [Read More...]

I’ve Wasted my Life

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Prayer Requests and Works of Mercy

A reader writes: Please pray for a friend whose son has severe mental issues. She’s a woman of strong Catholic faith, but it’s difficult for her. Father, hear our prayer for his complete healing in body, soul, and spirit. Give his caregivers grace, compassion, wisdom, counsel, knowledge, creativity, insight, and the proper technology to assist [Read More...]

The Perspicuity of Scripture and Other Creation Myths

…are under discussion over at the Register. [Read more...]

Warren Buffett and Other Rich Predators on the Poor

Billionaire philanthropist Warren Buffett controls a mobile-home empire that promises low-income borrowers affordable houses. But all too often, it traps those owners in high-interest loans and rapidly depreciating homes. 4 Hear this, you who trample upon the needy, and bring the poor of the land to an end, 5 saying, “When will the new moon be over, [Read More...]

John Cleese on Doctor Who

Extra bonus points if you can spot the connection with the Beatles. [Read more...]

Support Austin Our Hero

It is beautiful that his family and so many friends and strangers care for him. It is barbarous that he lives in an advanced technological civilization yet he has to busk on the internet in order to pay for what a Christian civilization should cover as a matter of simple human decency. [Read more...]

Just one of many reasons I love Victor Lams

“LITTLE BOY is a powerful and moving film about a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive.’ If ‘whatever it takes’ doesn’t involve the titular little boy freely giving up his human body in order to become a sentient atomic bomb (with a [Read More...]

Science and the Works of Mercy

There’s a new technique using silver nanoparticles to render water drinkable. It could save millions of lives. I love it when science is harnessed to the common good. This is every inch the command of Genesis to tend the garden. [Read more...]

What I Saw in Noo Yawk

April 17: Arrived Newark on Alaska Flight 8 at 4:25 PM bearing two extremely heavy bags and one light one.  Erin Raymond, a wonderful Army wife and mom (and human dynamo of organization) I met some years back when she invited me out to Leavenworth to speak there promises to meet me at the Newark airport [Read More...]

Hillary Clinton: Totally, totally trustworthy and stuff

Here’s what Lady Macbeth has been doing with her power and how she will serve the American people when elected President: In September 2005, Bill Clinton traveled to Kazakhstan and met his friend Frank Giustra (pronounced joo-strah), who wanted to buy uranium mines there. Clinton gave a press conference with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, in which [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: Please pray for MN’s soul, for her sisters, for her surviving grandparents, and for everyone who knew and loved her, as well as everyone suffering from mental illness, especially those for whom MN advocated. Amen. Father, hear our prayer for MN, that she may see the light of your Face. Hear our [Read More...]

The Semi-Permeable Membranes of the Various Protestantisms

…are under discussion over at the Register. [Read more...]

Profiles in Courage

“Armenian genocide is not an allegation, a personal opinion, or a point of view, but rather a widely documented fact supported by an overwhelming body of historical evidence. The facts are undeniable. An official policy that calls on diplomats to distort the historical facts is an untenable policy.” – Barack Obama, 2008 Barack Obama, April 24, [Read More...]

What Do I Say to Matt Walsh’s Declaration that Obama is Not a Christian?

A reader writes: So recently I got into an argument with some conservative Christians (Catholic and Protestant) about Matt Walsh’s claim (you can probably see where this is going) that Obama is not a Christian. I basically tried to argue two things: 1) As long as Obama professes belief in Jesus as God and Savior [Read More...]

ISIS and Taliban Declare Jihad Against Each Other

Go Teams! [Read more...]

Isis and the Cross

Perfect. [Read more...]

Hey! Western Washington! Mark Your Calendars!

I will be speaking April 26 at 10:30 AM at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Seattle, WA for the Adult Ed class on “The Drama of Faith”.  Hope to see you there for 9:00 AM Mass and the talk afterwards! [Read more...]

Some Trust the Trinity and Some in Jesus…

…but we will trust in the aim of the gun our god.  Gobs of “faithful” Catholics all over St. Blogs were cheering for a Catholic priest when they thought he was going to blow off all that stuff about not living by the sword and train his flock to pack heat.  In a hyper-typical combox comment, one [Read More...]

God Bless This Heroic Cop

An armed double murderer who had just killed his wife and best friend attempts to commit suicide by cop, rushing a rookie officer shouting “Shoot me, shoot me!” But New Richmond officer Jesse Kidder — a former Marine who later said “I wanted to be absolutely sure before I used deadly force” — didn’t shoot. [Read More...]