John Oliver Brings Us Up to NSFW Speed

Of course, left unmentioned is that absurdity of Trump sucking up to the Saudis (whom he once attacked for “pushing gays off buildings“). After giving a speech designed to make his base of believers think he was talking tough about Radical Islamic terrorism (but which has failed to do the job for many of them) [Read More…]

Good for Mayor Landrieu

Here’s part of the transcript: The historic record is clear: the Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and P.G.T. Beauregard statues were not erected just to honor these men, but as part of the movement which became known as The Cult of the Lost Cause. This ‘cult’ had one goal — through monuments and through other [Read More…]

Somebody gave a computer the job…

of coming up with new paint color names. The results killed me: [Read more…]

Why are Medieval Manuscripts filled…

with raging armed rabbits? Anya was troubled by this question too: [Read more…]

Joshua Svaty is a prolife Democrat running for Governor of Kansas

The state of Kansas has been reduced to smoking ruin by the Republican ideologues who have doggedly insisted that, though their catastrophic policies do not work in reality, still they work in theory, and that’s all that matters. So now a Democrat who is prolife, but not an insane libertarian, is running for Governor. Kansans [Read More…]

A reader from Across the Pond…

…writes an impassioned pro-life plea to his fellow Brits. Plus, he calls himself “Ronan the Contrarian” so I automatically like him. [Read more…]

Drug Addiction and the Impoverished Soul

My friend John Barnes on the emptiness that some try to numb with drugs. [Read more…]

It is the doom of the Party of Trump

To do everything they accuse their culture war enemies of: [Read more…]

Pence: Pope of the Church of Liars for Jesus

Richard Cohen speaks the truth: the problem has never been Trump.  It is the deeply cynical Liars for Jesus and gaggle of self-serving crooks who enabled a clown that would otherwise still be starring in a stupid reality show to endanger the US and the whole world.  It is the low-information dolts they catechized to [Read More…]

37 Years Ago

I was sound asleep while this was happening about 180 miles south of me: Sixty some people died that day. Eternal memory. [Read more…]

Massively Ignorant Bigot and Garrulous Buffoon-in-Chief…

…will give a major speech on Islam in Saudi Arabia. And it’s going to be written by the unbelievably creepy Steve Miller, author of the “American Carnage” inaugural address and a massive Muslim-baiting, police state thug. What could possibly go wrong? [Read more…]

Fatima and a theological reading of history

Bishop Robert Barron on the historic nature of the Christian faith and the insistence that history is ultimately His story: the outworking of the purposes of God in the vast drama and tangle of human history. It is a particularly challenging thing to believe, particularly in an era of history in which Christians, who are [Read More…]

Conservative Christianity is Now Everything it Once Hated

Post-modern, morally relative, and post-truth. That is the development I never anticipated in the 90s when I blithely assumed that conservative Christians were the antidote to the postmodern, relativist and post-truth stuff I was hear from the Left in the academy. Instead, what has happened is that the Right has, to a radical degree, embraced [Read More…]

Bob Mueller in as Special Prosecutor

Everything seems to indicate this guy is the genuine article and the Trump White House has every reason to tremble with fear. Good. [Read more…]

So Here’s Something Fun for the Comboxes!

I sit in a room, staring into space. Periodically, I type things to strangers and hope they don’t hate me for doing that. What do you do? [Read more…]

New U.S. Leader Appointed for World’s Largest Prayer Network

This is a hopeful sign: For Immediate Release (Washington, D.C., May 15, 2017) — The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (PWPN) has announced that Jesuit Father William Blazek will become its U.S. national director next month, succeeding current director Jesuit Father James Kubicki. Founded as the Apostleship of Prayer and recently renamed by Pope Francis, the [Read More…]

My friend Pete Beaulieu goes to my parish we occasionally have breakfast together

He is a sweet, thoughtful soul and has written a book called Beyond Secularism and Jihad?: A Triangular Inquiry into the Mosque, the Manger, and Modernity and Carl Olson recently did an interview with him in Catholic World Report. [Read more…]

Ross Douthat Calls for using the 25th Amendment

…to remove Trump. [Read more…]

This seems like it’s worth supporting

Hammond eBike Technologies announce Hammond electric bike collection for Indiegogo campaign also The Ride 4 Breast Cancer Campaign First ever fully loaded, folding, electric smart bike in a custom bag is now LIVE on Indiegogo   We are finally happy to announce Hammond e-Bike Technology campaign is now live on Indiegogo. Today, Hammond eBike Technology [Read More…]

Mohamed Bezek takes in dying foster children

…because nobody should have to die alone. A beautiful story of a man devoted to the care of the least of these. My assumption is that he would identify as a Muslim. But it is obvious that he is, at some level, empowered by the Holy Spirit. People like this are the reason that attempts [Read More…]

Israel is not happy with the Traitor-in-Chief

“Boiling mad”. But the super duperest, most discerningest, prudentest, smarter-than-the-popest Greatest Christians of All Time say “Stay the course.  All is well!” Because since when have the geniuses who acclaimed Corapi a living saint and fought to defend torture ever made a bad call? Update:  Israel was likely the source Trump betrayed. How very very [Read More…]