What Conservatism Without Christ Will Look Like

This offering from “Britain First” has 206,057 shares on FB and over 10,000 likes: It’s so comforting to see the post-Christian Left and Right agree that there are lebensunwertes leben, whether fetal or adult, whom we can comfortably exile from humanity and treat as experimental meat. 133 Behold, how evil and wicked it is when monsters dwell in [Read More...]

Steve Ray Struggles…

with the question, “Who are the poor I’m supposed to care for?” It’s a question I struggle with too, simply because the need overwhelms my meager resources. On the one hand, I am coming to agree with Dorothy Day’s pithy remark that “The Gospel takes away our right forever, to discriminate between the deserving and the undeserving poor.”  I note [Read More...]

More on Walid Shoebat

Jerusalem Post on his sketchy claims.  Also, Debbie Schlussel (who has absolutely no motivation to attack an ardent Muslim-bashing Zionist) has denounced the guy as a “fake“. Reminds me of Mike Warnke’s and Fr. Corapi’s tall tales. Not buying his yarns.  You shouldn’t either. [Read more...]

Mary Did You Know FAQ

Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy would one day walk on water? A: No. Mary is not omniscient and could not foresee every particular act of her Son. See the story of the Finding in the Temple in Luke 2:41-51. Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy would save our sons and daughters? [Read More...]

Today’s Advent Act of Penance

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And that’s what Advent is All About, Charlie Brown!

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Celebrating Advent in a Culture of Fear

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Yet Another Folk Hero Who Is Obviously Dodgy

Walid Shoebat has been around for several years, announcing himself as a former Muslim terrorist who became a devout Christian and telling conservative Christians exactly what they want to hear. Lately, he has taken to making demented pronunciations about the glories of Putin’s Russia as the last bastion against anti-Christ. CNN did a little digging [Read More...]

LA Schools Blame Girl for Sex with Teacher

What is remarkable to me is how all institutions, regardless of whether they are secular or Church, seem to manifest the same kinds of butt-covering responses which aim to deny, deflect, and detract the victim instead of forthrightly deal with the issue. Defenders of the Church love to point to stories like this and say, [Read More...]

A few gratitudes

A bit late, but thanks never goes out of style. [Read more...]

Today’s Chance to Do a Work of Evangelization

via film: My name is Matthew Herbertz and I am a second year graduate student at Ohio University gearing up to shoot my next film entitled “The Priest”. I’ve been contacting bloggers, newspapers, media, etc to let them know and possibly help spread the news about my next film and my Kickstarter campaign found here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1196779885/the-priest [Read More...]

Beauty’s Place in the Christian Vision

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Archdiocese of San Francisco Needs a Director of Communications

Here’s the scoop: DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS  The Archdiocese of San Francisco seeks a well-qualified Director of Communications.  The Director develops and executes a pro-active media strategy for the Archdiocese.  This strategy is nuanced to embrace three spheres of influence: the Archdiocese, covering the three counties of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin; a national audience; [Read More...]

It amazes me that people fall for this stuff

A reader writes: Someone sent me this on Facebook. A lot of people are following this guy now. Claims we will be in a worldwide civil war, the economy will totally collapse, and we’ll also be at war with China. All in the next three years. Then we’ll be miraculously rescued by Mary by Oct [Read More...]

The Franciscans offer us a little musical something…

for the Feast of Christ the King. [Read more...]

Love this

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One group are braindead slaves of appetite…

whose mindless urges drive them on to destroy all that is good. The other are zombies. [Read more...]

Abp. Chaput Gets It

“It isn’t possible to be prolife and simultaneously forget the cries of the poor.” We can no longer afford to be merely anti-abortion. We have to be fully prolife. The Preferential Option for the Poor and the Preferential Option for Life are not opposites but inextricably bound up with one another. The term for those [Read More...]

The Key to Saving Money on Black Friday!

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What Degrading Slavery Looks Like

Seattle Bus Drivers Forced to Wear Diapers King County Metro had to replace 60(!) urine-soaked drivers seats in a year because drivers did not have time to use the restroom. Seattle has one of those progressive governments that deeply believes in making somebody else be socially responsible. [Read more...]

Don’t Shop on Thanksgiving

Chintzy retailers who treat their employees like garbage and pay them poverty wages lie to you and tell you that you are harming their employees livelihood by not rushing out to be buy their shiny crap for Thanksgiving and feeding the Xmas Machine.  In reality, they are harming their employees by refusing to pay them [Read More...]