Profiles in Courage

“Armenian genocide is not an allegation, a personal opinion, or a point of view, but rather a widely documented fact supported by an overwhelming body of historical evidence. The facts are undeniable. An official policy that calls on diplomats to distort the historical facts is an untenable policy.” – Barack Obama, 2008 Barack Obama, April 24, [Read More...]

What Do I Say to Matt Walsh’s Declaration that Obama is Not a Christian?

A reader writes: So recently I got into an argument with some conservative Christians (Catholic and Protestant) about Matt Walsh’s claim (you can probably see where this is going) that Obama is not a Christian. I basically tried to argue two things: 1) As long as Obama professes belief in Jesus as God and Savior [Read More...]

ISIS and Taliban Declare Jihad Against Each Other

Go Teams! [Read more...]

Isis and the Cross

Perfect. [Read more...]

Hey! Western Washington! Mark Your Calendars!

I will be speaking April 26 at 10:30 AM at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Seattle, WA for the Adult Ed class on “The Drama of Faith”.  Hope to see you there for 9:00 AM Mass and the talk afterwards! [Read more...]

Some Trust the Trinity and Some in Jesus…

…but we will trust in the aim of the gun our god.  Gobs of “faithful” Catholics all over St. Blogs were cheering for a Catholic priest when they thought he was going to blow off all that stuff about not living by the sword and train his flock to pack heat.  In a hyper-typical combox comment, one [Read More...]

God Bless This Heroic Cop

An armed double murderer who had just killed his wife and best friend attempts to commit suicide by cop, rushing a rookie officer shouting “Shoot me, shoot me!” But New Richmond officer Jesse Kidder — a former Marine who later said “I wanted to be absolutely sure before I used deadly force” — didn’t shoot. [Read More...]

Prayer Requests

A reader writes: Please pray for my wife, Maria, who was just diagnosed with breast cancer. She is an amazing and faithful Catholic woman and has placed everything in God’s hand. The prognosis is good and we are optimistic but we sure could use some extra prayers. Father, hear our prayer for Maria’s complete healing [Read More...]

The Future Isn’t What It Used to Be

18 Spectacularly Wrong Doomsday Predictions from the First Earth Day.  It’s anti-climate  change agitprop, to be sure and therefore written with a heavy bias that tends to exaggerate how spectacular some of the wrongness was (“We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable [Read More...]

Jane Goodall Thinks Bigfoot is Real

Today’s crypto-zoology bombshell. I don’t have strong views on  this.  My wife has a friend who says she saw Bigfoot once.  So there’s that. Also the uber-reliable Daily Mail reports that a geneticist named Brian Sykes has done DNA analyses of the descendants of a 19th Century Siberian apewoman and thinks she was a yeti. [Read more...]

You keep using that word “Progressive”…

I do not think it means what you think it means: “You absolutely cannot call yourself a progressive unless you actively work to criminalize all forms of un-progressive speech.” There is something in Leftism that itches to criminalize ungoodthink. I greatly fear it. [Read more...]

Leah Libresco’s Arriving at Amen is out

Subtitled “Seven Prayers That Even I Can Pray” it is a fascinating, geeky Librescan look at prayer that is completely unique. I love it. Here’s the foreword I as honored to write for it: This may sound strange, but when atheist Leah Libresco announced that she was entering the Catholic Church, I felt vaguely let [Read More...]

The Christian Fellowship of Blood

It makes no difference whether the victims are Catholic, Copt, Orthodox or Protestant. Their blood is one and the same in their confession of Christ. – Pope Francis [Read more...]

A Lion in the American Church

Fr. Robert Barron on the Death of Cardinal George: Cardinal Francis George, who died last week at the age of 78, was obviously a man of enormous accomplishment and influence. He was a Cardinal of the Roman Church, a past president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Archbishop of one of the [Read More...]

The Military is Where Our Ruling Class Gets to Experiment

…on its social engineering theories and do what it (so far) lacks a free hand to do with civilians–punish them for ungoodthink as it is punishing this Navy SEAL chaplain for believing what Christianity teaches. In Canada, the “Tolerance is not enough. You MUST approve” mentality is a bit further along with punishing Christian civilians [Read More...]

This is Inspiring and Hilarious

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Troubled by an Overabundance of Friends?

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Japan: Land of the Wearable Banana Watch

Because it’s Japan. [Read more...]

Two pieces at the Register…

From Friday, a look at how critics of the Church are so eager to contradict her that they do not mind contradicting themselves in the process. And, for today, a little look at the question of swearing and vulgarity. [Read more...]

Luckily, this kind of police corruption has never ever happened…

…with capital crimes, resulting in innocent people going to death row. Oh, wait! Commitment to the death penalty, at the end of the day, means “Better the innocent should be murdered by the state than mercy be shown to the guilty.”  On this day when we remember that Jesus Christ has conquered death, let us [Read More...]

Melting Ice Caps Expose Hundreds of Secret Arctic Lairs

…not to mention my secret portal to the Hollow Earth from whence was to issue my Special Surprise for an unsuspecting humanity. Great. Just great. This is really going to screw up my timeline for world domination. [Read more...]