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Ted Cruz’s Father Preaches That His Son Is An “Anointed King” Who Will Bring The “End Time Transfer Of Wealth” It’s working so far. He’s managed to transfer the wealth of a bunch of suckers to himself by standing on a giant heap of Middle Eastern Christian corpses and denouncing them as anti-semites. The Thing [Read More...]

I’ll be interviewing the indomitable Brandon Vogt today at 6 PM Eastern

…on Catholic and Enjoying It Live! You can stream it here. Feel free to call in and join the conversation at 1–866–333–6279. [Read more...]

Tin Cup Rattle, Day 3

Here at CAEI, you get to discuss just about anything, ponder the Elton John’s relationship to Forming Intentional Disciples, help a mom and her kids, find out about Tom McDonald’s view of ghosts, watch Richard Dawkins go stark staring mad now and then, argue about the synod and gab about lotsa other stuff. And, of [Read More...]

Baltimore Parish guards dignity of city’s homeless, poor

Christian charity lived right. [Read more...]

The Top 100 Star Trek episodes of all time

They are right about “Balance of Terror” as the best episode though.  And “Best of Both Worlds” is a fitting #2. And I also agree with “City at the Edge of Forever” as #3. [Read more...]

When Did We Become Such a Nation of Cowards and Fraidy Cats?

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The GOP: Playing Prolife Suckers for over 30 Years

From Mark Steyn: Yesterday, one of the last of this season’s election flyers arrived at my Post Office from the GOP. It read: SCOTT BROWN HAS A STRONG RECORD OF FIGHTING FOR WHAT IS RIGHT. SCOTT IS PRO-CHOICE & SUPPORTS ISSUES IMPORTANT TO WOMEN. Now Scott Brown is certainly “pro-choice”, as is his right. It [Read More...]

None Are Welcome on Their Own Terms

This is the flip side of the Elton John discussion and is also, paradoxically, perfectly biblical. The way Jesus puts it is this: Now great multitudes accompanied him; and he turned and said to them, “If any one comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: Mark, please pray for my husband.  He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s last year and things are getting more difficult.  I’ve had to take a few weeks off work because he was recently hospitalized and I need to find some caretakers to help me periodically at home now as I can’t leave him alone. [Read More...]

Interesting and Beautiful Follow-up to our Five Stages of Intentional Discipleship Discussion

A reader writes: In light of all the flak you’ve been getting with all this Elton John craziness, I thought you might like to hear my experiences as someone who identified as an out-and-proud bisexual member of my college’s gay community before my conversion and am now fully docile to Church teaching on sexuality despite [Read More...]

It’s Day 2 of the Semi-Annual Tin Cup Rattle!

This is one of those increasingly rare moments where I ask for some small remuneration for my efforts to provide you with the sort of Catholic content, newsiness, fun, and so forth that is this blog. We Sheas live in narrow financial straits. For those who have joined the blog since last time, I am [Read More...]

Kevin O’Brien writes…

To answer a reader’s cry, “I ask this seriously with all my lonely, despairing heart: how do I make myself kiss him? (And, more importantly, enjoy his companionship when I just don’t?)” – I end up telling the story of my life. [Read more...]

Conor Friedersdorf Nails it

“But here’s what I find alarming: Confronted with a president who 1) spied on every American; 2) covered up torture; 3) continued a War on Drugs ruinous to minorities and whole foreign nations; 4) killed hundreds of innocents in drone strikes; 5) waged war illegally and killed an American citizen without due process (while suppressing [Read More...]

Pope to Host Conference on Why Marriage is Man-Woman

Turns out the guy is Catholic!  Who knew? [Read more...]


One party’s platform is “VOTE OR YOUR PUNY PLANET WILL BE INCINERATED!”  The other party’s platform is “VOTE AND YOUR PUNY PLANET WILL BE INCINERATED!” CHOOSE! [Read more...]

Cognitive Dissonance in a Culture of Life

Yr. Obdt. Svt. on how it would sound if prolife leadership talked after a Gosnellian slaughterhouse is revealed the way the NRA talks after every gun massacre. Dedicated to the dead and wounded of Marysville-Pilchuck High, and to the other 30,000+ other Americans dead from gun violence each year. [Read more...]

When the Powerful Screw Up, the Weak Pay for it

…and lefties should stop deluding themselves that it makes on iota of difference whether one of their own or a Righty is the powerful making the weak pay. One Day in an Elevator With Obama, Then Out of a Job The Obama White House has a remarkable talent for petty vengeance on small fry. I [Read More...]

Sad News for Fans of Car Talk

Tom Magliozzi has died. Brother Ray maintains his good humor in this hour of deep sadness: May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.  Mother Mary, pray for him and all who love him.  We ask this through Christ our Lord. [Read more...]

This is as much an assault on religious liberty as the HHS Mandate

The only difference is that it is (for the moment) a local rather than national assault.  Christians should be as ready to defy Caesar about this as we are to defy him about being force to pay for abortion.  Because they are both assaults on the least of these. [Read more...]

Welcome to Corkscrew’s Religion Chat Room

We’re having a devil of a time over at the Register. [Read more...]

Semi-Annual Tin Cup Rattle, Day 1

I’ve managed to put this off for as long as I could, but I’m asking you: if you value what you get here and want to help a lower middle class writer keep his kidlets in food, clothes and shelter while still getting your fill of news, opinion, theological reflection, and stupid 12 year old [Read More...]