Some Perspective

St. Paul to US Christians who shriek that Obama is the Antichrist: I knew Nero. Nero was a Caesar of mine. And Obama is no Nero. If I can pray for Nero. You can pray for Obama. [Read more...]

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“Connecting the Dots” is coming up at 5 PM Eastern

on Real Life Radio! Today, I chat with my Friday co-host, Steven Greydanus, about all manner of movie, culture, and theological stuff. You can listen in on line here. And all the shows are now available in podcast form here. Give us a call at 1-855-949-1380, tweet us @realliferadio or text us at 518-REAL-JOY to [Read More...]

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Pakistani Take 5 by Dave Brubeck

Very Cool! [Read more...]

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Shatner on the Mountain

Think about this. That is all: [Read more...]

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My beautiful, precious wife just called from the hospital

She is having trouble seeing out of her left eye and is scared.  Please pray for her.  Thank you!  Her name is Janet. [Read more...]

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Two Moments of Zen

1. Rachel Dolezal called for boycott of ‘Exodus’ for using white actors for black roles 2. Noted Catholic geocentrists are condemning Laudato Si as “junk science”. [Read more...]

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The Prophet Chesterton on Laudato Si

“We do not really want a religion that is right where we are right. What we want is a religion that is right where we are wrong. In these current fashions it is not really a question of the religion allowing us liberty; but (at the best) of the liberty allowing us a religion. These [Read More...]

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John Allen, Jr. Gives Fascinating Background on Laudato Si

One of the things that often puzzles people about developments in Church teaching is that they cannot see how the Church gets from where it was to where it is. Because of this, many imagine that the developments of doctrine are just sudden eruptions in which a Pope or Council just capriciously changes its mind. [Read More...]

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The Pearl of Great Price

I have been told for years that the Five Non-Negotiables are the things to focus on in Catholic social teaching. So the pope has now written an encyclical which, yet again, affirms these non-negotiables quite clearly. And yet FOX is declaring him the most dangerous man on the planet and a Malthusian. Limbaugh and Gateway [Read More...]

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The Encyclical…

…is here. And the Right Wing Noise Machine is coming completely unglued. Greg Gutfeld lies to the consumers of Fox agitprop that the Pope is “in bed with Malthus” (um, no. He praises Humanae Vitae and condemns “neo-Malthusianism”) and declares him the Most Dangerous Man on the Planet. Meanwhile, Michael Savage, the Right’s Monster from [Read More...]

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Mike Flynn Relates his Adventures with the Sidewalk

In which we learn such useful phrases as “facio-cementitious interaction” and discover the utility of the word “YAAAAAAAGH!”, as well as learning why Hindenburg hands and the Writing Life do not mix.   A sobering cautionary tale for us all. [Read more...]

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As a Hirsute Flabmeister…

I want to thank Bishop Tobin for singing the song of my people. A musician friend says she wants to start a band called “Hirsute Flabmeister”.  I think “Spreading Out in the Pew” could be a bigger hit single than “You All Everybody” by Driveshaft. And don’t forget!  Barbatus Beard Balm for the Hirsute Flabmeister [Read More...]

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Movie Night on the Titanic

Rachel Dolezal in talks for Reality TV show Only in the delusional cultural wasteland of Millennial America does being photographed with a hand held camera as you go through life lying to yourself and everybody around you equal “reality”. Perhaps they can title it “The Amazing Race”. Or just “The Minstrel Show”. What appalls me [Read More...]

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New Blogger Kyle Harris…

…on being the best he can be. [Read more...]

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Prayer Request

A reader writes: My next door neighbor has Rectal Cancer. She started her second round of Radiation on Wednesday having barely just had the operation. I’m not sure if she is a follower of Christ or not but she needs prayer. If you can help with that, God Bless You. A 70 year old man [Read More...]

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Today’s Tina Fey Eyeroll Award Winner

Booby says that rickrolling is highly problematic, especially in its dependence upon the semiotics of cisgendered discourse.  Here. Have some Insensitivity Training: You’re welcome. [Read more...]

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Victorian Style Star Trek Uniforms

…for the Steampunk Temporal Cold Warrior in your life. So, so awesome! [Read more...]

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Forget “Lucifer”

If you *really* want to risk the everlasting fires of hell, become a fan of a “reality” show that celebrates making poor people grovel and fight each other for things they need. [Read more...]

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My Take on the “Declining Religion in America” poll results

We are all Seattleites now. If you think that Americans should go on being conventionally and culturally “Christian” while cannibalizing the Faith in order to buttress their *real* political and cultural agendas that are often the polar opposites of the Faith, then you will see the poll as a disaster. If you think that it’s [Read More...]

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A few speculations about the encyclical

“Preservation of the environment, promotion of sustainable development and particular attention to climate change are matters of grave concern for the entire human family.” (Pope Francis Benedict XVI, Letter to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople on the Occasion of the Seventh Symposium of the Religion, Science and the Environment Movement, September 1, 2007) I haven’t [Read More...]

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The Imaginative Conservative has Its Head Screwed on Straight

Exhibits A and B: A good piece on C.S. Lewis by Brad Birzer A good piece warning against Leo Strauss, the false prophet of the Right     [Read more...]

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