I love finding and boosting new authors

Ric Colegrove looks like a promising new voice in young adult fiction. Check out his Journey of Rol tales. [Read more...]

Dems to Slaves

“Yeah, slavery is bad… I guess.  But abortion is even more important.” [Read more...]

Prayer Requests

Please pray for reader Jeremy, who has a MRSA infection, and for his wife Rachel. Father, hear our prayer for his complete healing, for his caregivers, and for all who love him, through Jesus Christ.  Mother Mary and St. Luke, pray for them. Also, a reader writes: Tomorrow my state legislature is going to hold [Read More...]

Interesting Interview with Alice von Hildebrand

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Sin Makes Things–and People–Fall Apart

John Oliver on the surprisingly interesting question of infrastructure (NSFW language)… …bears witness to the fact that part of the reason the Christian faith is true is that it testifies to the reality that we gain our lives by losing them. Multiple generations of civic-minded people denied themselves, did their boring duty, built our infrastructure and [Read More...]

Measured Pain

My friend Andy Simons has a nifty Lenten piece on mortification over at Commonweal. [Read more...]

When Lefties Recommend Compelling the Poor to have Abortions

prolife conservatives rightly protest. When anti-abortion-but-not-prolife conservatives compel the poor to have abortions, “prolife” conservatives cheer far too often. Catholics who demand, on pain of mortal sin, that nobody use artificial contraception and who then turn around and tell those who are obedient to this “and we will punish you for listening to us right [Read More...]

Today’s Chance to Do a Work of Mercy

Disabled woman needs a service dog. [Read more...]

Today we are discussing the Inner Ring…

…over at the Register.  Of course, only truly special people are allowed in the combox. [Read more...]

Hey Western Washington! Mark Your Calendars!

I will be speaking on March 19 at 7:00 PM at St. John the Evangelist parish, Seattle, WA. Topic: Our Lady of Sorrows. Hope to see you there! [Read more...]

A Happy St. Urho’s Day to All Finns Everywhere!

Everybody say it with me: “Heinäsirkka, heinäsirkka, mene täältä hiiteen!” Enjoy your sumptuous feast of sour whole milk and fish soup! [Read more...]

The FCC, net neutrality, prudential judgment, the death penalty, and Luke 16:10-12

Permit me some wide-ranging musings, beginning with the relatively (in the cosmic scheme of salvation) small potatoes question of net neutrality. Let’s be clear. Net neutrality is a good thing: It is, in a word, what we’ve always had. The only people who opposed it were people bent on making your life and mine miserable [Read More...]

Prayer Request from Wenatchee 40DFL

Dear Lovers of Life, Some of you heard from me on March  2nd, when I relayed a prayer request regarding a young woman named J who was 6 weeks pregnant and considering abortion. She was talking to her boyfriend that evening. The next evening we heard back that they had decided to keep the baby, [Read More...]

Exalted Felicitations of the Day!

Hope it’s a real slice! Take it away, Ginger! [Read more...]

Violating the Seal? Who could possibly have foreseen it?

An Italian journalist goes into a confessional, lies about making a confession, and then records the priests’ responses. Jeepers. Who could have imagined that would ever happen? A final point to consider: In addition to the dangers of soul law enforcement officials face, there is an even greater danger posed when private citizens internalize the [Read More...]

The Beauty of Holiness in the Persecuted Church

Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they were defeated and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: Father Almighty, I pray with all my heart for the speedy and full healing of my optic neuritis and for the preservation of my eyesight. I pray that I do not have any other problems/diseases of my nerves. I pray for the full restoration of my health. Grant that I may live [Read More...]

Mysterious Voice calls for help in fatal crash

God, under carefully controlled laboratory conditions, can do whatever he likes. [Read more...]

The Family as the Icon of the Holy Trinity

… is under discussion over at the Register. [Read more...]

Hey Western Washington! Mark your Calendars for these two dates

I’m coming to Our Lady Star of the Sea in Bremerton, WA on March 16 to talk about how to Live Lent in the Fast LaneTalk begins @ 7PM with Q & A after.  Be there!  Aloha! Also, I will be at St. John the Evangelist in Seattle on March 19 to talk about Our Lady of [Read More...]

Noodling the Question of ET and God

A friend writes: What if extra-terrestrials, for example, are just highly complex critters, something like porpoises or thinking computers with opposable thumbs, but are not called additionally, gratuitously and blessedly to the beatific vision?  In this case planet earth is not diluted within a universe of billions of possibly life-sustaining planets populated by rational thingamajigs, and the [Read More...]