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A reader writes: I’m asking for prayers to help me resolve a difficult financial problem, prayers to find the funds to pay bills and prayers for the strength to never find myself in this position again. Thank you. Father, hear our prayer for your complete provision through Jesus Christ our Lord. Mother Mary and St. [Read More...]

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In order to fight Radical Islam…

…it will be necessary to understand Islam, since making common cause with the enemies of Radical Islam within the Islamic tradition will be an absolutely essential part of that fight. This piece in First Things on the conflicting understandings of the use of violence within Islam is the best thing I have ever read on [Read More...]

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Proposed Constitutional Amendment: Repeal Roe and the Second Amendment Together

I propose that an amendment be made to the Constitution requiring that Roe v. Wade *and* the Second Amendment be repealed together and forbidding the repeal of one without the other. Neither action will “outlaw” anything, of course. Abortion will simply revert to being a matter of state law, as will gun ownership. But it [Read More...]

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If You are Looking for Expert Relationship Advice…

Clickhole is the place for you. Let me simply add that, while it may seem to be an attention-getter, setting yourself or anybody else on fire is not actually what most women see as a “romantic gesture” (though there are some Goths in Capitol Hill in Seattle who actually may find it a turn on). [Read more...]

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Hey, La Conner, Washington!

I’m coming your way December 7! After 5:00 PM Mass and a Soup Supper, I’ll be speaking at 7:00 PM at Sacred Heart Parish (413 Douglas St, La Conner, WA 98257. Phone:(360) 466-3967). We’re talking about Mary, the Mother of the Son. Come and hear how Mary is the icon of the Church, the First [Read More...]

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It’s true, when you think about it–mentally, I mean

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The Anointing of the Sick…

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

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A Reader asks about Patristic References to Theosis

She writes: Could you please comment on the theology presented to us in the Office on Fri., Nov. 6th, where St. Gregory Nazianzen proclaims, “I am to be buried with Christ and to rise again with him, to become a co-heir with him, a son of God, and indeed God himself.” (pg. 493 in the [Read More...]

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God is Unscrupulous–and Odd

He will use anything even a video game to extend grace to us. [Read more...]

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A Reader Has a Question About How God Can be “in Heaven”

He writes: I have enjoyed your writing, and I like its clarity. Recently I have been pondering something that puzzles me. How can the Father by “in” Heaven? Whatever Heaven is, it does not exist before the Father. The Father does not have a body which could be within some created space. What can this [Read More...]

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When you feel guilty about spitting in the faces of desperate people…

…you tell yourself anything to rationalize your behavior: [Read more...]

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A reader writes about Universal Basic Income

This is pretty much outside of my wheelhouse but I thought I’d pass it along for our argument du jour. He writes: I wanted to pass this along to you because it deals with a topic that I find fascinating and have only recently encountered for the first time: universal basic income. It strikes me [Read More...]

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After her intended cancelled the wedding…

Sacramento woman donates banquet to homeless What a beautiful way to turn sorrow into joy! [Read more...]

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A Reader has a Question about the Compatibility of Evangelical and Catholic Theology

He writes: Mr. Shea, Good morning! I have a question regarding a view I’ve read on what exactly the gospel is by some Protestant thinkers and I’m wondering what the Catholic perspective is. The Catholic perspective is the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed. Scot McKnight (author of The Jesus Creed) has argued that most Christians are getting the [Read More...]

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The Leader of the GOP Field Calls for the Cold-Blooded Murder of Women and Children

This man is the most popular candidate in the GOP: “And the other thing is with the terrorists,” he continued, “you have to take out their families. When you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families. They care about their lives, don’t kid yourselves. They say they don’t care about their lives. [Read More...]

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Krampus, Vatican II, and Senior Moments

pretty much sums up the show yesterday.  Tom McDonald talks about it here. You can listen here: You can listen in at 5 PM Eastern this evening when Rod Bennett and I chat live at Breadbox Media. Give us a call at 1-573-4BREAD4! [Read more...]

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Ever Wonder Why I’m So Damned Handsome?

Wonder no longer: [Read more...]

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Mankind Need Fear Nothing…

…till chimpanzees learn to fashion crude little paper umbrellas.  Then it’s time to take away the car keys. [Read more...]

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How to Go to Space

XKCD continues to be a gift to all mankind: [Read more...]

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Why Are There So Many Catholics in Science Fiction?

Just a guess, but because the faith encourages you to think about moral challenges, philosophical ambiguities, other worlds, higher things, and generally outside the box? [Read more...]

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How to Craft a Page-Turning Plot

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