Just to be clear where we are today…

The President of the United States, with full access to all the intel of the mightiest intel-gathering network in the world, chose to believe (or at least promote) a moronic story from a quack right wing website that said Obama tapped his phones. Too stupid and incurious to even find out what that would entail [Read More…]

David Mills Urges us to Give up the Church (really Church Politics)…

for Lent: Your feelings about the goings on in the Knights of Malta, or Cardinal Burke’s assignments, or the famous footnote in Amoris Laetitia and the Dubia, or the pope’s addresses, or the American bishops’ declarations on immigration, or Fr. James Martin, or whose feet are washed on Holy Thursday, or the extraordinary form, or [Read More…]

Servais Pinckaers, OP

is your go to guy if you are trying to get a bead on the Catholic approach to morality. Check him out! Great reading for Lent! [Read more…]

Yes, the Holy Family…

…really were refugees. [Read more…]

On the air today with Sherry Antonetti at 5 PM Eastern…

…on Connecting the Dots. Give us a call at 1-573-4BREAD4 and join the conversation! [Read more…]

On Friday, Deacon Steven Greydanus and I talked…

…about beefing up fasting, as well as The Shack, and Logan: [Read more…]

But undocumented immigrants don’t pay taxes!

Yes they do. [Read more…]

Before you get your hopes up about the overturn of Roe…

… that is surely gonna happen now that Trump is here, note this interview with Neil Gorsuch, his SCOTUS nominee: “She said they had an extended discussion about precedent and that Mr. Gorsuch said he believed that “it is not sufficient to overturn a long-established precedent for five current judges to believe a previous decision [Read More…]

A reader has a question about artificial contraception

He writes: Thanks for all your writing. I really enjoy it and find it uplifting when I’m feeling exhausted with the world. I have found your critique of Catholics who are overly focused on abortion at the expense of other Life issues to be compelling and personally convicting. So thanks for that! On that note, [Read More…]

Today’s crazy for the Christian Trump defender to defend…

…instead of the unborn or the gospel. Without citing evidence, Trump accuses Obama of wiretapping him during the race More classic Orwellian tactics from this authoritarian liar. I wonder how many suckers will buy this? Of course, all this means more chaos at the White House and in our intel community: Was there a classified [Read More…]

Update on Sky, the little baby we were praying for

Her Mom writes: Sky was moved out of the icu last night. Doctors and nurses were thrilled with her progress. Sky was pretty “drugged” for a while but quickly started getting back to herself. She began grabbing for her toys, smiling and then progressed to drinking water from a straw to eating jello. From last [Read More…]

The Bishop of Mostar-Duvno could not be clearer

Quoth he: “The Virgin Mary has not appeared in Medjugorje,” said Bishop Ratko Peric of Mostar-Duvno, the diocese in Bosnia-Herzegovina, which includes Medjugorje. There is no apparition of Mary at Medjugorje. Account for it how you will (I think “fraud” is the obvious explanation), the only important takeaway is that the machine must be unplugged, [Read More…]

Hey Olympia and Lake Stevens, Washington!

I’m coming to speak at St Michael parish in Olympia tomorrow, March 5, at 11 AM on “The Roots of Catholic Social Teaching”. Then, tomorrow evening at 6:30 PM, I will be speaking at Holy Cross parish in Lake Stevens on Mary, Mother of the Son. I look forward to seeing you! [Read more…]

A lovely Lenten gift in the Sincere Searching of Another

…is what happened to me earlier this week.  I wrote about it over at Catholic Weekly. [Read more…]

“Because God has taken all of human reality, except sin. There is no God without Christ…

A God without Christ, ‘disincarnate,’ is a god that is not real” – Pope Francis This is why the Church can’t avoid getting down in the muck with every ordinary person. It’s where God is found. [Read more…]

Maria Steen Battles for Life

in Ireland. [Read more…]

Trump Administration Wants to Separate Mothers from their Children at the Border

Tell me, Christian, “Prolife”, “Pro-family” Trump Defender: How do you look yourself in the mirror in the morning and cheer for this? How do you sleep at night? This is not complex. Stop tearing families apart. [Read more…]

Today Deacon Steve Greydanus is on at 5 PM Eastern…

…on Connecting the Dots.  I will be chatting with him about the movies, as well as about his very strong views on fasting and related Lenten practices, just because I love it when he gets worked up about things. Give us a call at 1-573-4BREAD4 and see if you can also trigger a Catholic deacon. [Read More…]

Kerygma

A reader writes: You might have kids old enough to join us but regardless, I hope you would disseminate the information. Are you ready to step into the waters of unity? Well we are ready for you! Kerygma is now taking applications for a DTS starting Aug. 30, 2017 and we would love to have [Read More…]

Yesterday, Doug O’Brien and I talked SOTU on Connecting the Dots

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I like stories of adorable old couples…

…with successful marriages because they give hope to young married couples. Plus, they are just adorable. Here’s one such story. [Read more…]