ChurchPOP is on the air!

Their battle cry: Make holy ALL the things! [Read more...]

When Standard and Poors is Warning about Income Inequality…

…it‘s okay to ignore the prattle about “class envy” from the usual apologists for Class Warfare against the poor and acknowledge that we are facing a very serious problem. Catholics would do well to consider the possibility that Pope Francis, speaking out of the same Tradition as his predecessors, knows what he’s talking about. So, [Read More...]

Jackie Parkes is blogging from Ireland now

County Cavan, Ireland where she moved to a few months ago–where she loves it. A great voice from the Anglo-Irish blogosphere. [Read more...]

Destroy the Legion of Christ

The Legion needs to be destroyed bolt by bolt, piece by piece, until there is nothing left of this Maciel-glorifying robot. Machines don’t do what you want them to do. They do what they are designed to do. The Legion is a machine built by a monster of demonic evil to a) facilitate his crimes [Read More...]

The Unsanitized-for-Your-Protection Therese of Lisieux

I like the real Therese much better than the de-humanized one presented by her editors and improvers. [Read more...]

Prayer Request from a Returning Catholic

He writes: I’ll try to keep what is a long story for me a short one for you.  I was baptized, had first confession, first communion, confirmation and was raised Catholic in that weddings, funerals, Christmas and Easter sort of way many people are.  Over the years I began questioning everything and I converted to [Read More...]

If it’s bad for the family, it’s bad

This truism, that almost sums up everything you need to know about Catholic Social Teaching, is grasped by The Quartermaster of the Barque, and gives me an excuse posting this essay by Chesterton (and I need little excuse for posting Chesterton): THE DRIFT FROM DOMESTICITY IN the matter of reforming things, as distinct from deforming [Read More...]

Make Some Noise About Iraqi Christians

A reader writes: Hi!  I hope that you are well and that you had a very nice birthday.  As you have been consistently covering on your blog, the situation for Iraqi’s religious minorities and refugees is getting worse, and it seems like nothing is being done about it There is a very good reason why [Read More...]

The Inimitable Fr. Bryce Sibley is blogging again

You may remember his blog, A Saintly Salmagundi.  Now he’s got a brand new groove. [Read more...]

Kevin O’Brien was Almost Murdered…

…and it taught him something about love. [Read more...]

A Sad Day in Washington History

Vandals attack the famous Bicycle Tree on Vashon Island Some kid left his bike on the tree in 1954 and it became one with the plant as the years rolled on. Yr Obdt Svt and the Bicycle in happier times: [Read more...]

Pamela Geller Looks Longingly at Communist China

In the ongoing metamorphoses of the Thing that Used to be Conservatism into a social movement that manages to get almost everything wrong, here is one of its Shapers of “Thought” hoping against hope that America would just grab the One Ring, and transform itself into a mass-murdering Communist despotism (and the one with more blood [Read More...]

Prayer Request and a Chance to Do a Work of Mercy

A reader writes: I am a 44 year old woman with many health problems who is trying to get on permanent disability. In the meantime, I am not able to pay my rent on the pittance given to me by unemployment ( was laid off end of April).  I have few friends who are in [Read More...]

A reader asks about a pregnant neighbor

He writes: I have a question I thought you might be able to help me with. An acquaintance of mine — someone I see regularly but don’t know intimately enough to consider a friend — recently announced that she is pregnant. She is not, however, married nor has she given any indication that she intends [Read More...]

Behold the Spam of God!

Funny stuff is happening over at the Register. [Read more...]

Shatner on the Mike Douglas Show. You’re welcome!

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Student Says “Bless you” After Sneeze

Get suspended from school by ridiculous tyrannical teacher. I hope every kid in that school makes a point of saying “Bless you” on every flimsy pretense. It’s this kind of authoritarian idiocy that begs for hilarious civil disobedience. [Read more...]

The Myth of the Morally Neutral Tool

One of the favorite myths of gun culture is the myth of the Morally Neutral Tool.  As the legend goes, “A gun is just a tool, it’s what you choose to do with it that matters”. But as the police in Ferguson, MO recently demonstrated, the notion that our tools do not exert enormous pressure [Read More...]

When you make excuses for evil while pretending you aren’t

…you eventually just go ahead, drop the pretense, and embrace evil with both arms: Money quote: “All life is not equal. That’s a difficult thing for liberals like me to talk about, lest we wind up looking like death-panel-loving, kill-your-grandma-and-your-precious-baby storm troopers.” Well…. yes?   [Read more...]

Urgent Prayer Request

Our dear friend Kim Carroll and her family urgently need your prayers. I write with a two-fold request: (1) pray for Kim Carroll (details below) for her brain surgery tomorrow, and (2) intercede to Servant of God Vincent Capodanno (he needs a miracle to advance his cause). One of Kim’s sisters wrote the following today [Read More...]

Kevin O’Brien on the Divine Drama and Showbiz

Something he knows rather a lot about! [Read more...]


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