First world problems

#Bendgate: Apple fans say their skinny jeans are bending the iPhone 6 Plus [Read more...]

PEOPLE OF EARTH!: I can do this all day and not even get tired

Surrender! [Read more...]

Elton John greatly admires Pope Francis

He joins a growing list of people (who represent millions more), hitherto disaffected from the Church, who find they trust and admire him and are revisiting what the gospel has to say because of him. Meanwhile, it is the mark of the madness of our age that the Greatest Catholics of All Time see this [Read More...]

Wow! Mars Hill Church to Dissolve

Sad, but undoubtedly for the best. The wreckage left behind by Marc Driscoll was utterly predictable. I hope he grows from this. There’s always the mercy of God. [Read more...]

Everybody knows that Halloween is a warmed-over pagan holiday

Guess what? Everybody is wrong. Yr. Obdt. Svt. details the actual history of Halloween, which is much more interesting, very Catholic and, in the end, as American as apple pie. [Read more...]

HellCo’s Corporate Propaganda

…is examined by Yr Obdt. Svt over at the Register. [Read more...]

Nik Wallenda’s “Skyscraper Live” Event…

…demonstrates a guy who is willing to risk everything for Christ. He writes: Dear Friends, In less than 2 weeks, I will be walking on a wire between skyscrapers 50 stories above the Windy City of Chicago … blindfolded. The question I get asked most often is “Why?” The source of my determination and inspiration [Read More...]

Don’t Play Around with the Occult

Yr. Obdt. Svt’s Halloween Offering at Our Sunday Visitor [Read more...]

I want this to be real….

Is this Crabzilla? Giant crab spotted off British coast …and I want to name it “Harryhausen”. [Read more...]

People of Earth!

Surrender, or I will continue to post one William Shatner video every day! [Read more...]

Yay! Issue #2 of SciPhi Journal is Out!

Lots of tasty goodness, including a tale from reader Peter Sean Bradley and more work from John C. Wright, co-founder of the extremely exclusive Shea/Wright Mutual Admiration Society that, no, you cannot join because of contractual obligations too complex to explain here. [Read more...]

Oh. So. True.

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Anti-Abortion-But-Not-Prolife Catholic at Work

Kansas Governor Is Forcing Disabled People Off Medicaid God’s name is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you. – Romans 2:24 Not a few conservative Catholics will argue “But this is a prudential judgment! Abortion is not a prudential judgment”. True. So think about it. Why is it that “prudential judgment” is always invoked in [Read More...]

Hopeful News About Brittany Maynard

It appears she may be rethinking her decision to commit suicide. Please do, dear. There are all sorts of people who love you and are praying for you. One of the really lovely things to come out of this crisis has been the compassionate love of fellow sufferers who have sought to come alongside Ms. [Read More...]

Not living in TX, I have not followed Wendy Davis very closely

However, after reading this, she looks like a thoroughly odious piece of work and a more-than-usually-cynical pol. Ick. [Read more...]

Washington State Bishops Support I-594 and oppose I-591

Washington Catholics interested in thinking with Church and in working to prevent sort of slaughter we just witnessed at Marysville-Pilchuck High School would do well to ignore the threadbare lies and sophistries of the gun cult and listen to Holy Church instead. The Washington State Catholic Conference (WSCC) represents the Catholic Bishops of Washington State: [Read More...]

OK Go is an astonishing gift to the human race

Astounding, and all done in one take: [Read more...]

America: Home of the Brave

The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive One of the more perceptive things Leviticus has to say is that a faithless people is going to be a deeply fearful people: “And as for those of you that are left, I will send faintness into their hearts in [Read More...]

Beautiful and Heroic Sacrifice

Marine Corps mom sacrifices her own cancer treatment so that her child can live. God grant her a speedy and full recovery and long years of joy with her family through our Lord Jesus Christ. [Read more...]

“God is not a divine being”

There’s the latest panic attack source for Reactionaries filled with the dread that, say what Pollyanna fools like me will, the pope is a heretic. The remark (not sure how accurately translated, since the Italian is “demiurgo” and looks to me like “demiurge” is meant) comes from his comments on evolution the other day: “God is [Read More...]

The Itch to Scapegoat

As the Ebola epidemic unspools, one of the phenomena that reliably rears its head among humans terrified for their own skins is scapegoating. Whether it is foolish Liberian bishops blaming the plague on homosexuals or demagogic FOX news talking hairdos seeking to drive all victims from our soil in mindless panic, the pattern is the [Read More...]