Yay! New Homestarrunner Cartoon!

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In the midst of death is life

There is no more profound Christmas truth than that and Claire Wineland is living it for us: [Read more…]

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Please pray and fast for peace in our world

Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead. [Read more…]

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Two prayers for people with depression

A reader writes: Please pray for me right now. I’m going through a real time of depression and I can’t seem to get out of it. Please pray for me, if you’d be so kind. Meanwhile, another reader who has been through hell with PTSD, a head injury, and a broken marriage.  Christmas is really [Read More…]

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I want a hypothalamus for Christmas!

Only a hypothalamus will do! [Read more…]

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Well, it’s December 19

Perhaps if I confidently predict there is no *way* the Electoral College will actually vote to reflect what the majority of Americans actually voted for, my talent for jinxing elections will result in the EC voting for Hillary and sparing us the catastrophe that is about to unfold. Nah. Ain’t gonna happen. We’re stuck with [Read More…]

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Tom Hoopes Gets Francis

A perceptive take. This whole pontificate can only be understood in light of the words “He has preached good news to the poor.” If you don’t get that and really look at the world from the perspective, you will not get him and you may very well wind up fighting him–and losing. [Read more…]

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UPenn Students Rip Down Shakespeare Portrait

…because tolerance and diversity and stuff. Perhaps they will think of a nice book burning next because uber super duper tolerance and diversity and stuff. [Read more…]

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Yesterday, Doug O’Brien and I talked about unpopular opinions…

…such as “William Shatner is a truly gifted comic actor”. I don’t mean that ironically. He really is a gifted comic actor. Also, Oswald acted alone. Hear the rest here: [Read more…]

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Austen Ivereigh on the Amoris Laetitia Fracas

  This pretty much says it for me too: Let’s remember what happened. At the start of the two-year synod process, there were two groups wanting to resolve the question of access to the Eucharist for the divorced and remarried one way or the other. One group wanted to open up an Orthodox-type pathway back [Read More…]

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It is terribly, terribly wrong to laugh at this

…and if you do you are a bad person like me. I mean it. You really suck and should stop laughing right now. [Read more…]

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Advent is a Penitential Season

Here. Have some suffering: You’re welcome. [Read more…]

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Praise Reports

First, Anne Marie Delaney has been found and returned to her family. Second, a reader whose daughter had gone missing writes: God has answered my prayers in exactly the way I asked. Wow. Our daughter is back in our house. She is taking her meds. She is doing better. Still a lot of stuff to [Read More…]

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Yesterday, Deacon Steve Greydanus and I had great fun…

talking about Rogue One, his sixth homily, and him having to wear “rose” (actually pink) liturgical garb for Gaudete Sunday: [Read more…]

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Bill Doino, Jr. on the Beeb’s Apology for Sliming Pius XII

He writes: Please note link below– progress on the Pius XII front—the BBC has, to its credit, acknowledged and corrected its own report, which badly misrepresented Pius XII’s actions and the wartime Catholic Church during the Holocaust. —many of us had documented this widespread bias 15 years ago, around the time John Cornwell’s (now) discredited [Read More…]

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Because No Christmas is Complete Without It

…and because I have a deep streak of sadistic cruelty, I give you, ladies and gentlemen, the Star Wars Holiday Special as a reminder that franchise is not all Rogue One beer and skittles: [Read more…]

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Yesterday, Rod Bennett and I talked about…

…the Epic Saga of the Shea Home Heating System and “Mary, Did You Know?”  We had fun! [Read more…]

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Lifesite News to Change its Name to “Donald Trump News”

…and abandon the “prolife” mission altogether in favor of full-time Trump propaganda. Today’s exciting news: Trump’s liberating announcement that “We’re gonna start saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again“. Because that has totally been forbidden in America till now: Our long national nightmare is over. [Read more…]

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Original Drummer for the Clash…

…returns to the Church. This is as good an excuse as any to post this again: [Read more…]

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Keen Discernment

But when the CIA warns that Russia interfered the US elections, these hawk-eyed patriots shout it down. I remember when the inviolability of our sacred elections and the need to keep foreigners from  affecting the outcome was a really big deal for “conservatives”. [Read more…]

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Trump Campaign threatens “political reprisal”…

…for defecting GOP electors. Welcome to our new banana republic. [Read more…]

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