Subvert the Dominant Paradigm!

One of the most fun things about being Catholic is being genuinely counter-cultural even–and especially–among the thoroughly bourgeois heirs of the counter-culture.  Go John Barnes! Memo to the selfish baby-haters who pretend to care about the earth but really just want to spend your dough on boats and trips to Paris on gas-guzzling jets, all [Read More...]

Just Because a Baby is Disabled…

…does not mean she is not perfect. [Read more...]

The Sound of Crying Babies at Mass…

…is the sound of a healthy, thriving Church.  God send us many more. [Read more...]

Dave Deavel Joins the One Percent

My friend Dave Deavel is deliciously Subversive of the Dominant Paradigm: My wife and I are part of the 1 percent — so we’re used to criticism. We’ve made a bundle — heck, a number of bundles — and while the rest of the nation seems to be in a slump, we’re just making more. [Read More...]

California Struggles to See Through Eyes Clamped Shut

Golly, a state obsessed with the promotion of a contraceptive, fornicating, culture of perpetual adolescence and pretend marriage is inexplicably faced with a shortage of children. If only there was some social institution that we could use to foster the idea that having children is a good and desirable thing.  Some thing that would pair [Read More...]

It hasn’t been a happy week…

…for the members of the Life-Hating Chattering Classes in New York and London. First, the Royals erupt in some good old-fashioned joy at the thought of a new baby, followed closely in their happiness by the unwashed mouth-breathing Normals on both sides of the Atlantic who still think babies are pretty cool, then America gets [Read More...]

Because we are, as Ross Douthat points out, a nation of heretics…

we do not have, in our national vocabulary, a place for grasping things like redemptive suffering, or distinguishing between a morally evil act and God bringing good out of such an act, or in a word, the notion of the cross and the resurrection.  We are a simple, straightforward people who believe God is here [Read More...]

Our Problem is not Overpopulation

All the clever people have been wrong for 40 years and the Church is right, as usual. A fellow Seattleite writes: I am in your debt for the endless stream of data showing how broken our politics are. I wanted to share a link to a documentary about the Detroit Fire Department. It showed at [Read More...]

I’m not seeing the suffering here

Downie kids get murdered in the womb by the bushel to “prevent a life of suffering”. “Lives of suffering” is generally Boomer code for “lives of inconvenience to Boomers”. [Read more...]

Denver Homeowner’s Association…

gets in touch with its inner Tinhorn Dictator with Delusions of Godhood: “Everything in the Homeowners’ Association, nothing outside the Homeowners’ Association, nothing against the Homeowners’ Association.” I wouldn’t live in that neighborhood for all the money in the world. A neighborhood were little kids can’t make chalk drawings on the sidewalk is not a [Read More...]