Meanwhile, Ben Carson Follows Trump into Cheering for Torture

The anti-abortion-but-not-prolife Right continues to poison the gospel with love of mortal sin. [Read more…]

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Yes, Donald Trump is a Fascist

…but the far more important fact is that his base is a pack of fascists too. Movement Conservatism has created a monster it does not know how to control–and is *still* in denial about it.  These people are a menace to the Church, the country, and the world. [Read more…]

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Hilarious Ad for Confession

This killed me: [Read more…]

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Genius Takes Many Forms

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Jimmy Akin on Francis…

…on Lutherans and Communion. Jimmy is his typically lucid self. I think Francis is struggling with this. As did Benedict.  Benedict, recall, gave communion to Br. Roger of Taize, who was not a Catholic. I realize this is all cut-and-dried for a lot of Catholics, but I think it is a real source of anguish for [Read More…]

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Good Ends Do Not Justify Evil Means

Consequentialism is the most popular heresy on the planet.  We discuss it over at the Register. [Read more…]

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Some Music for a Rainy November Day

Just cuz… [Read more…]

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I’M NOT SORRY! I’M NOT SORRY!

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The Oldest Hymn to Mary…

…and its history. [Read more…]

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Decided to take down the piece on Trump

Snopes, giving a very generous interpretation of his hazy language,  persuades me that there is insufficient ground to think he is calling for a database on Muslims or special ID badges–though he doesn’t exactly pull a hamstring telling the reporter who asked if that what he meant that he means no such thing.  Still, charity [Read More…]

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We’re All Bad Catholics, Especially Me

And that is under discussion over at the Register. Speaking of which, one of my readers writes me a loving Christian rebuke that spoke to my conscience, so I thought I’d run it and respond. I hope one day to meet you and hear you speak in person, as I have grown to rely on [Read More…]

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Prayer Request

A reader writes: Please join me in praying a novena to the Holy Spirit for healing, spiritual protection, and an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on and in the L.A. Archdiocese. The first day of prayer will be Friday, November 20th with the last day on Saturday, November 28th in preparation for Advent and the [Read More…]

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Gedankenexperiment

A reader writes: I thought you might appreciate this fun little intellectual exercise I’m having with the cognitive dissonance of being pro-vaccine yet anti-refugee– _______ Anti: I’m concerned _____ will cause harm. Pro: That’s not really a rational fear because the likelihood of anything bad happening is vanishingly small, we take far greater risks all [Read More…]

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Dave Mahanes, Producer for DEIDOX Films writes…

I came across your blog/website and thought I would reach out to you. I just wanted to introduce you to some free videos that might be of interest to you and your community. Our vision is to engage the world with God’s story and we do this by producing and giving away stories of how [Read More…]

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C.S. Lewis’ Gardener and the Straw Man Anti-Refugee Argument

C.S. Lewis’ wonderful character Puddleglum–a marshwiggle who took a very gloomy view of life but who always did the right thing even though he was certain it would all end in ruin (and never did)–was based on his gardener.  The man absolutely delighted Lewis with his relentlessly morbid prophecies of doom, all of which were [Read More…]

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Prayer Requests

A reader writes: This morning I awoke to a text from my mom saying my dad had fainted and had a very low pulse. He seems to be doing okay now, but prayers would still be greatly appreciated. Father, thank you that he is doing okay now.  Grant him complete healing in body, soul, and [Read More…]

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Dear Good Christians Railing Against Helping Refugees

The Satanic Temple Minneapolis Chapter writes: If there is anyone in the Minneapolis area who is Muslim and afraid to leave their home out of fear for some kind of backlash, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We would be glad to escort you where you need to go without advertising our presence – [Read More…]

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Catholicism: The Pivotal Players

…is gonna be sooooo good! The series is expected to debut in Fall 2016. Learn more and watch behind-the-scenes videos at PivotalPlayers.com. [Read more…]

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Always Happy to Help a New Writer!

Reader Martin Kennedy writes I wrote ‘A Philadelphia Catholic in King James’ Court‘ in 1999.  It did well and continues to sell. My next book will be out in 3 or 4 months, but not why I’m writing you.  In Spring of this year a would-be novelist asked me to look at the book she [Read More…]

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Hey! You should check out Kristine Franklin’s work

Here’s her website and blog. She’s getting a LOT of prayer requests! Also, if you are looking for some good young adult fiction for Christmas, check out CUSS, LONE WOLF, and DOVE SONG. In addition, you can read her conversion story in Surprised by Truth 2. And that’s just a taste. Check out all her [Read More…]

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