Lovely to see!

Woman bags her high tech job and opens a restaurant that hires refugees. [Read more...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: My father-in-law is having brain surgery today to remove a tumor in his brain. Can you round up the troops to pray for him and the whole family today? Father, hear our prayer for this man’s complete healing in body, soul, and spirit.  Give his caregivers grace, compassion, wisdom, counsel, knowledge, understanding, [Read More...]

Gonna Start Another Radio Show January 5!

Click on the image to see more about the show and Real Life Radio. [Read more...]

Fr. Barron on the new Exodus movie

I was kinda sorta thinking about seeing this, but now I may not bother: [Read more...]

Whatever you’ve done is probably not as interesting as my brother’s life

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Pork Roasts, Shadow Traditions, and the New Year

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

The Gospel According to Steve Martin

In which we discuss the preposterous claim that Luke thinks you can put a non-existent global census over on the entire world. [Read more...]

I’m on the air with Leah Libresco in a minute or so

Listen here and call in at 1-866-333-6279! [Read more...]

What actor did Frank Capra work with more than any other?

Jimmy Stewart?  Gary Cooper?  Lionel Barrymore? Nope. Jimmy the Raven! Something to ponder as you snuggle in with your hot chocolate to watch the greatest American Christmas story of all time, It’s a Wonderful Life (starring Jimmy the Raven). [Read more...]

Phil Lawler Wrestles with a Mysteriously Popular Desperate Lie from Catholic Torture Defenders

The man has written wisely and well on the this beloved-by-far-too-many-conservative-Catholics mortal sin and, as a result, heard the same foolish lies in defense of it as I get on a daily basis. He writes: Since you’ve been so persistent on the question of torture, I’m curious whether you’ve been hearing the same odd argument [Read More...]

Courtney Lenaburg RIP

May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.  And may all who love her find grace, consolation, peace, strength, faith, hope, and love through our Lord Jesus Christ and the prayers Our Lady of Sorrows. [Read more...]

Pious Fantasy and the Liberty of the Believer

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

A reader has a brilliant idea

He writes: I am grateful that you mentioned that a book of yours was on Kindle. He means This is My Body. Though I also have By What Authority?, The Heart of Catholic Prayer, Salt and Light, Disorientation, and The Work of Mercy available on Kindle as well.  And of course, they and many others [Read More...]

Something for the Feast of Stephen

The difference between the values exalted by a Christian civilization: And those of a post-Christian Civilization: Largest Homeless Camp in US Evicted to Make Way for Tech Billionaires Oh, and on a completely unrelated note: French Homeless Forced to Wear ‘Yellow Triangles’ Christian civilization, grappling with the problem of the poor we have with us [Read More...]

Tolkien for Christmas

The blunder of Evangelical Atheism is not that it thinks Christmas is a fairy tale, but that it thinks fairy tales are untrue. Mythopoeia by J.R.R. Tolkien To one [C.S. Lewis] who said that myths were lies and therefore worthless, even though ‘breathed through silver’. Philomythus to Misomythus You look at trees and label them just so, (for [Read More...]

God rest the souls of the two police murdered in NYC

…and God bless their brave and wounded families who have called for calm. May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. [Read more...]

Join me and Simcha Fisher & Co. on the radio today!

Fellow Patheosi and National Catholic Register blogger and all around Catholic pants expert Simcha Fisher and her rambunctious crew will be on the radio with me today at 6 PM Eastern talking about all things Christmassy (and maybe Hannukkahy too). To listen to Catholic and Enjoying Live! on line go here at 6:00 PM EDT. The show is live, [Read More...]

Here’s an easy work of mercy for a little kid fighting cancer

Local boy fighting cancer gets Christmas cards Send the cards to Drew Beiter 6963 Lockwood Lane Lockport, NY 14094 [Read more...]

Chris Lansdown has another book

The author of a book about prieeeeeests innnnnnnn spaaaaaaaace also has a story called Ordinary Superheroes set in a Christian universe and exploring ideas of good and evil, not impulse and gratification. It’s a story of superheroes going on a quest to save the world because he loves adventure stories about people on quests to [Read More...]

The Seahawks and the Triumph of the Blessed Virgin

Colin Leadbetter lays out his awesome 33 point vision for the cosmic vindication of the greatest football team in all of time, space, and eternity.  The greatest thing you will read today, and that includes all you losers and your loser teams who are not from Seattle. [Read more...]