A reader writes about climate change stuff

Sez he: Just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate your blog and your sanity amid the rise Trump vis a vis the vitriol targeted to our Holy Father whom I really love. I think you are fighting the good fight against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this [Read More…]

On the air with Jason Stellman and Michael Lichens at 5 PM Eastern…

…on Connecting the Dots. Give us a call at 1-573-4BREAD4 and join the conversation with Jason Stellman, Catholic convert and author of the new book Misfit Faith: [Read more…]

Yesterday, Sherry Antonetti and I talked about the Death Penalty…

…and development of doctrine, in light of Scripture and the Sunday gospel: [Read more…]

A week or so ago, I started a series on the Duties of a Christian Citzen for Catholic Weekly

You can see the first part here if you missed it. Here is the second part. And here is the third. [Read more…]

The Bad Lip Reading…

of Paul Ryan’s Video Diary.  I have a weakness for these things: [Read more…]

Interesting Interview with the Grand-daughter of Dorothy Day

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When Field and Stream reviewed Lady Chatterley’s Lover

This is hilarious: Lady Chatterley’s Lover has just been re-issued by Grove Press, and this fictional account of the day-to-day life of an English game-keeper is still of considerable interest to outdoor-minded readers, as it contains many passages on pheasant raising, the apprehending of poachers, ways to control vermin, and other chores and duties of [Read More…]

Sherry Antonetti and I are on the air at 5 PM Eastern…

on Connecting the Dots.  Give us a call at 1-573-4BREAD4. [Read more…]

To Win Again…

Democrats must stop being the abortion party. This bit of common sense appeared, surprisingly, in the pages of the New York Times. Remember the demographics. Out at the ends of the bell curve, one small minority of Americans want abortion on demand without apology or exception of any kind and another small minority want abortion [Read More…]

Pope Francis Accuses Benedict XVI…

…of wiretapping his confessional. Good old Eye of the Tiber. Don’t forget to get the book! [Read more…]

Everything Wrong with Libertarians in a Single Comment

Children getting food is not “charity”.  It is justice.  That libertarians cannot get this elementary fact through their head is why this poison is a heresy. [Read more…]

On Friday, Doug O’Brien and I talked…

…about the implosion of Trumpcare: [Read more…]

The Jihadi Who Turned to Jesus

Profile of a former terrorist who became a disciple of Jesus Christ. One of the things Sherry Weddell of the Catherine of Siena Institute keeps reminding us of is that right now is the biggest moment in history yet seen for conversion to the Christianity for believers from a Muslim background. Globalization has produced unprecedented [Read More…]

Went to confession today…

…and thought, “I think I need to come to confession here too.” I have been, as you have no doubt noticed, pretty bitter and angry. I was, in particular, surly with Dr. Ed Feser, to whom I owe an apology (though we still disagree about the death penalty and I will try to return to [Read More…]

A Chestertonian reflection on blasphemy and the Annunciation

All that the most terrible blasphemer has to say is tame and timid compared with what we have to say. You may sweep the gutters for foul jokes, but you cannot say anything more frightful than that God was made flesh. Piety has anticipated all profanities. All the profane speakers I have ever heard have [Read More…]

The UN and the World Health Organization are vaccinating…

116 million African children against polio. The complete argument against Libertarianism is that it must be believed with religious faith by Libertarians that this is a major tragedy because it is a “triumph of Big Government”. It must also be believed on pain of heresy that this project could be entirely achieved by plucky individuals [Read More…]

A letter from a French reader seeking help

Hello! I am Alexis, a french national currently expatriate in Manila, Philippines. I am sharing a link to a project currently on-going in Normandy, France. A group of people created an association to preserve and restore a chapel that has been a place of pilgrimage for a thousand years. We are trying to raise funds [Read More…]

Conservative-in-exile David Frum…

describes how the Party of Personal Responsibility authored its own defeat. Ryan, at least, had the stones to admit failure. Trump, of course, blamed everybody but himself and then delusionally declared the Democrats the losers yesterday. The millions of people walking around with smiles and tears of relief that the GOP had failed to harm [Read More…]

Pope Francis Shocks the World!…

…by talking just like his predecessors. [Read more…]

Also on this day in history (and not accidently for the Catholic Tolkien)

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with [Read More…]

On this day in history…

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