Another question about the deuterocanon

A reader writes: I have read your article on deuterocanonical books, your reasons on why they should be included in the bible. Can you provide a simplified version of that writing? Sure. Because the Church in union with Peter, the pillar and ground of the truth (1 Timothy 3:15) granted authority by Christ to loose [Read More...]

Question about Mysterious Pain

A reader writes: Here’s a theological question if you need blog material.  I have had a pinched nerve in my hip for 5 years.  Recently it just stopped hurting.  Did the Lord bless me with this, and, if so, why, since I am not at all a good Christian and there are good Christians out [Read More...]

Interesting piece of Marian Art

From St. Mary’s parish in Boise, IN.  A reader writes: Some people find consolation sitting in the front pew with her arm around them, and they like putting babies and small children in her lap. I like it. [Read more...]

Today’s Chance to Do a Work of Mercy

A reader writes Mark here is another opportunity MISSIONS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY IN COSTA RICA. St. Bryce Missions is looking for people would like to help with the mommies at our pregnancy hostel. The pregnancy hostel is a place where indigenous tribal women come to stay before and after they give birth. They live many days [Read More...]

Question about the Septuagint

A reader writes: Hi Mark! I was reading your book “By What Authority?” (Really great by the way) and was sharing some of it with my evangelical friend, and he brought up something I wasn’t sure how to answer. So I thought I’d ask you. In the book, you mention that the reason the Church [Read More...]

Franciscan September Song

Sister Julie Ann writes: Thought you might like to share a simply good song with others who may be experiencing the lyrics of the song… Franciscan Sisters offer their September Song of the Month, “In the Middle of Heaven and Here”, a free song download for the new semester at their Franciscanized World page: [Read More...]

Dear Prolife Conservatives

Those Republicans you voted for in the Most Important Election of our Lifetime?  The ones you *screamed* at me for failing to support and told me that I, personally, have the blood of millions of babies on my hands?  Those guys? They just voted–again–to fund Planned Parenthood–not to mention Syrian rebel (aka Al Quaida). Next [Read More...]

No Idea

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Leticia Ochoa Adams is a hot mess convert with a scandalous sense of humor

I know her from FB.  Big heart.  Has her head screwed on straight.  Serious about following Jesus and being a Catholic.  Check thou out her blog! [Read more...]

Today’s headdesk

Red-blooded Murkan Christian: Tonight is a big deal for the USA, the president took a big step against Islamic terrorist by attacking strategic sites in Syria, proud to be American to see our country help to stop these scum of the earth low life terrorist who want to spread their Islamic ideology. Take them down [Read More...]

I really gotta see “Calvary”

Fr. Robert Barron talks about this film with great enthusiasm. (SPOILER ALERT!) [Read more...]

American Police State Fleecing Tourists

American shakedown: Police won’t charge you, but they’ll grab your money U.S. police are operating a co-ordinated scheme to seize as much of the public’s cash as they can [Read more...]

A bit early for Christmas, but beautiful

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Miraculous Multiplication of Fake Quotes

…and his miraculous conversion of hard-bitten skeptics into mouth-breathing True Believers will be used as evidence in his canonization. [Read more...]

Get your family vaccinated

Dear Parents: You are being lied to. [Read more...]

FOX: Raising cynical nihilistic nonsense to an art form

A reader nicely sums up the latest nonsense from the FOX Ministry of Truth: Obama has too much power, is breaking the constitution, and is waging a war on Christians. We should give him the power to put enemies of the state in concentration camps based solely on their religion. Also, don’t forget that we [Read More...]

Help Save a Man from Crippling Pain

Your chance to do a work of mercy: You’ve helped me spread the word before about a work of mercy and I’m hoping you can help again. Here’s the info for a young man who is suffering, needs surgery, but the insurance won’t pay for it. This is from his gofundme site: “My name is [Read More...]

FOX Panelist argues Japanese Internment Camps Were Justified

The infallible charism of Wrongness again asserts itself, this time in favor of, y’know, suggesting a course of action for Muslims on our shores.  It is, notably, the same network that for years hosted the paranoid rantings of Glenn Beck and rumors about FEMA concentration camps, as well as Sean Hannity’s games of footsie with [Read More...]

John Medaille is interviewed…

…over at Solidarity Hall. Daniel Schwindt and Elias Crim are attempting something very interesting with Solidarity Hall. Check it out! Daniel will also be posting an interview with Yr. Obdt. Svt. there in a few days. [Read more...]

More on evangelization

So the other day I made a wisecrack about Catholic evangelization. A reader who is a better man than I am took it as a bit of challenge to find out actual information about Catholic evangelization efforts. He writes: I was glad to see Fr. Joe’s column addressing the question, “How do I evangelize?” There [Read More...]

Hey Western Washington!

“Healing the Culture” writes: Healing the Culture just received a donation from a benefactor allowing us to give away 20 tickets to our Gala at HALF PRICE! This means that you can enjoy a full evening of lively music, rousing entertainment, an elegant dinner, free drinks, inspirational talks by Fr. Robert Spitzer and Camille Pauley, and camaraderie [Read More...]