What Christian Trump Supporters will be remembered for

Today thing for “prolife” Trump supporters to defend instead of the unborn or the gospel. Every day.  For the rest of this Administration–and on into eternity. [Read more…]

Prayer request

A reader writes: Could you please pray for my daughter. She is close to being homeless and has been involved with dark things. She needs a miracle to get her self out of this predicament. I am praying a novena to Our lady undoer of Knots but need more people of prayer to help out. [Read More…]

Bernie Sanders is Wrong

Religious tests are wrong when Democrats perform them too. Sorry, Bernie, but you are way the hell out of line here. This has nothing to do with the guy’s duties in office. As a Catholic, it quite on the cards that he thinks I stand condemned too. Evangelicals often do. My only question is: can [Read More…]

Karl Keating had a moving post on FB

and he graciously gave me permission to re-post it here: I don’t use Facebook Messenger, but somehow today I ended up on a page that listed nearly a hundred old messages to me–messages that I hadn’t been aware of, most of them several years old. One of the newer ones, from January 2016, was from [Read More…]

Ben Butera from Two Catholic Men and a Blog

…has a new book out (complete with Imprimatur and everything!) called Faith with Good Reason: This book is a practical look at faith, reason and problem solving for dealing with the common realities we face, navigating the gaps between what we know and what we don’t—for all things visible and invisible. Thinking means linking ideas. [Read More…]

Hey Meat Lovers!

My friend Lauren writes: Hello fellow food lover, This is Lauren Sheard, co-owner of Farmstead Meatsmith.  Brandon and I have been following your work for sometime now, and have had the chance to be in touch with you with projects, events and publicity of various kinds over the years. We are currently launching a new [Read More…]

Laser tech uncovers 1600 year old Christian frescoes…

…in Rome’s biggest catacombs. Extremely cool! [Read more…]

Reader Bill Lupinacci observes…

Seven individuals were killed in London by radical jihadists on Saturday, an event that has dominated headlines and occupied most of our president’s Twitter feed. BUT, one week before the London incident, EIGHT people in the U.S. were killed by a single shooter who was angry at his estranged wife in Bogue Chitto, Mississippi. Willie [Read More…]

Deacon Steven Greydanus and I had fun on Connecting the Dots

…talking about Wonder Woman, The Mummy, and the Justin Option [Read more…]

Super Abortion Zealots are Nervous…

…as the Democratic Party loses its nerve about doing the stupidest thing it could possibly do and excommunicating a third to a quarter of its base over this one issue. Sin makes you stupid and the stupidest thing the Dems could do is *demand* that the millions of prolife people in its base leave and [Read More…]

The people who constantly sneer at the right to health care and “climate hysteria”…

…never sneer at “terror hysteria”. I’m seeing calls on my Facebook page to be “proactive” and start rounding up all Muslims since the London attack. Likewise, lots of cries for the Brits to adopt a “second amendment” solution and arm themselves.  All this is only ginned up by the disgusting spectacle of our Bully-in-Chief taking [Read More…]

The Power of Conversion Stories

…is under discussion over at Our Sunday Visitor courtesy of Yr Obdt Svt. [Read more…]

Mark your calendars to pray for peace tomorrow at 1 PM

For those who think of prayer as a game of “Simon says” and who think the pope somehow a heretic for asking people of different traditions to pray for peace, consider Aslan’s words to Emeth, a sincere worshipper of the false god Tash in C.S. Lewis’ The Last Battle, who is amazed to find himself [Read More…]

A Reader Who Discerned that She is not Called to Religious Life…

writes: Hello Mark, I’m a long-time reader of your blog, and we’ve exchanged a few emails. You and Simcha are about the only Catholic bloggers I can stand to read these days. Thank you so much for posting that beautiful and perfect poem, The Exodus. It expresses everything I have been feeling and thinking about [Read More…]

Leave morality out of lawmaking…

…and you are left with what? All genuine law (as distinct from arbitrary force or tyranny) is nothing but codified morality. [Read more…]

What about retributive justice?

The latest in my series on the death penalty for Catholic Weekly. [Read more…]

Prayer request

A reader writes: Hi Mark. A dear friend of mine has been unconscious in the ICU for 20+ hours. Please storm Heaven that his earthly life does not end. This is an emergency. Thank you. Father, hear our prayer for this man’s complete healing in body, soul, mind, and spirit. Give his caregivers grace, compassion, [Read More…]

Trump steals from children with cancer

He ripped off St. Jude’s. Today’s filthy disgusting thing for “prolife” Christian liars for Jesus to defend instead of the unborn or the gospel. There is no bottom with this guy. And there is no bottom for his tribe of supporters–including the Super Duper Best Christians of All Time who continue to back him because [Read More…]

The Good News About Trump’s Boorish Insults to the UK

…is that he is too stupid to keep his mouth shut about his Travel Ban and just gives the courts stopping him the ammo they need: Today’s pack of Trumpian lies for “prolife” Christian Trump defenders to defend instead of the unborn. Kellyanne Conway, consummate Catholic liar for Jesus, stains the gospel with her continual [Read More…]

Rod Bennett and I had fun on “Connecting the Dots”

talking about the San Juan Islands, the Pig War, Pickett’s Charge, Hillaire Belloc and assorted gallimaufreys: [Read more…]