The Truth about Lies

A reader writes: Hi Mark, I hope all is well. In light of the perennial issue of whether it is ok to sometimes lie (well, I agree with you that Church teaching is clear on this, but you know what I mean), I thought you might be interested in this documentary. I have not seen [Read More...]

A reader has nice things to say about Making Senses Out of Scripture

He writes: I just started reading Making Senses Out of Scripture for the second time, and intend to buy several copies of the new version for Evangelical and Catholic friends and family members (and myself, too). When I was a new Catholic (convert from a Fundamental, King-James-Only Baptist background), it helped me begin to see Scripture [Read More...]

Some say it’s both/and, while others say it’s either/or

I say it’s either both/and or either/or or it’s both either and or. [Read more...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: Please send out a prayer request for Fr. Jeffrey Keefe, the chaplain of our local Courage chapter in Syracuse, NY. He’s quite advanced in years, in very ill health, and his condition is deteriorating. He is a great and holy priest. Fr. Jeffrey has supported Courage for decades, and we love him [Read More...]

Steve Greydanus on the Extraordinary Life of Christopher Lee

A typically great piece from Steve. We’ll be talking on Connecting the Dots at 5 PM today.  You can listen in here and join the conversation by calling 1-855-949-1380.  I reckon we will also talk about Jurassic World. [Read more...]

Barbatus Beard Balm for the Awesome Bearded Catholic Man

Attention Manly Catholic Men. Our long national nightmare of waiting is over. You may purchase your Barbatus Beard Balm here. “The beard signifies the courageous; the beard distinguishes the grown men, the earnest, the active, the vigorous. So that when we describe such, we say, he is a bearded man.” St. Augustine Catholic Saint / [Read More...]

It’s Part II of the Catholic Religion Quiz!

Over at the Register! [Read more...]

Why it is hard to leave poverty

…is seen in Bianca Perry’s difficult path from poverty to college graduation. In other news, the Republican-led state of Kansas has hit on a fresh method of punishing poor people while enriching banks. And for good measure, this living laboratory of Movement Conservative ideology, already reduced to a smoking ruin by the triumph of the [Read More...]

Fr. Robert Barron on the Gnosticism of Transgender Ideology

Good stuff: In justifying the transformation that he has undergone, Jenner consistently says something along these lines: “Deep down, I always knew that I was a woman, but I felt trapped in the body of a man. Therefore, I have the right to change my body to bring it in line with my true identity.” [Read More...]

Part Two of the Catholic to American Phrasebook series

…by Yr Obdt. Svt. is up over at Our Sunday Visitor. [Read more...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: I know that your readers will pray for those who request it, so I am asking for prayers for my husband. He was a faithful Christian when we married, but has recently lost his faith. This is clearly causing him incredible personal pain and I worry about our young sons who no [Read More...]

Farewell Sir Christopher Lee

Eternal Rest through Christ our Lord. [Read more...]

Good News as Priests for Life Scores a Victory over the HHS Mandate

They write: Priests for Life Supporter, Late Wednesday afternoon the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted our motion to “stay” the HHS mandate. This is a huge victory – even though it’s only a temporary one. What this means is that the injunction that is currently protecting Priests for Life from having [Read More...]

Making Senses Out of Scripture: Reading the Bible as the First Christians Did

…has been revised and expanded–and made available in Kindle! Partly due to the ministrations of Michael Flynn and his lucid expositions of St. Thomas’ five ways, I decided I needed to fix the material on natural revelation, as well as tweak other stuff on the book. So I did it and then thought to myself, [Read More...]

Wanna Study Natural Theology?

Joe Wetterling is offering a course at Holy Apostles Seminary: [Read more...]

If you want to try your hand at the writing life, here’s a chance

We are currently looking for contributing writers for is a Catholic focused article and information portal by Catholic writers and bloggers who write about things Catholics are interested in, with 3 main categories – Faith, Life and What’s Going On, from a perspective consistent with the Magesterium of the Catholic Church. We are [Read More...]

Compare and Contrast

Jesus: “Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 “Blessed are you that hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. “Blessed are you that weep now, for you shall laugh. 22 ¶“Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you and revile you, and cast out your name as [Read More...]

Prayer Requests, Praise Reports and Works of Mercy

A reader writes: There is a woman I know named Ambra who is dying from breast cancer as I write this. She was diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant. Ambra refused to consider abortion and refused chemotherapy until her son was born. She gave birth, has had a double mastectomy, and is now dying from [Read More...]

Bill Donohue, President of the Catholic Defense League

…defends the Church from the Magisterium and whatever it is he fears the pope might say in an upcoming encyclical. Because one’s views on climate change have somehow become as much an article of faith for conservative Catholics as they are for lefties. Everybody uses the language of faith to talk about it and the [Read More...]

The Bishop of the Moon!

Today in sheer ecclesiastical awesomeness news: “[Archbishop William Borders] was ordained bishop in 1968 and made the first Bishop of Orlando, Florida. The new diocese encompassed central Florida and included Cape Canaveral, from where, the following year, Apollo 11 launched, bound for the moon. After that historic launch and lunar landing, with all the images [Read More...]