Why I Do What I Do

A reader very graciously writes: 8 years ago, I was trapped between my heart’s recognition of Christ in the Eucharist and my deep desire to be united to the Church and my intellectual integrity which would not allow me to give my “Amen” to everything the Church teaches when I certainly did not know, understand, [Read More...]

I owe Paul McCusker a huge debt

The guy helped raise our kids by writing fifty bazillion Adventures in Odyssey episodes, not to mention playing the slimy Phillip Glossman, who you just want to slap. So I was particularly pleased to hear he’d become a Catholic a few years ago. And at last report, he lives out in Colorado Springs, where Sherry [Read More...]


Why Millennials Are Leaving the Church Despite the title, there’s some happy news here. Rachel Held Evans writes: “Many of us, myself included, are finding ourselves increasingly drawn to high church traditions – Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, the Episcopal Church, etc. – precisely because the ancient forms of liturgy seem so unpretentious, so unconcerned with being [Read More...]

How Did John C. Wright Make the Journey From Hard-Boiled Atheist to Catholic?

He tells us here, in a fascinating tale. I love this guy. [Read more...]

Prominent Muslim Convert Leaves Church

Sadly, Magdi Allam, who was baptized a few years back, has left the Church.  His reason is that he feels it to be “too weak with Islam”. As I mentioned here: You can become Catholic, not so much to be Catholic as to extend the middle finger to the last Protestant sect you left behind in [Read More...]

Another Convert is Called to the Altar

I wonder how many stories there are like this one.  Always lovely to see another soul find the fullness of the revelation and come to our Lord in obedience.  May God our Father bless him and strengthen him with the gifts of grace in the sacraments and keep him safe and strong in the faith [Read More...]

Interesting story of a conversion

A leftist lesbian academic meets Jesus. [Read more...]

J.R.R. Thomas Chesterton of Hippo

…and the odd schizophrenia of Evangelical publishers vis a vis Catholic writers.  Evangelicalism is in an accellerating process of distintegration into compenents such as Anglo-Catholic-friendly Evangelicalism, fundamentalism, post-modern (and increasing post-Christian) political action groups both left and right, moralistic therapeutic deism, virulent anti-Christian post-modern deconstructioism and sundry other subsects.  The people trying to keep a [Read More...]

Losing Gracefully

Via Leah Libresco comes a rather charming take on her baptismal Mass from an atheist friend of hers.  I hope he sticks around.  I like the guy. [Read more...]


Leah Libresco reflects a little bit on her baptism and her choice of patron: Augustine. One of her readers offers one of my favorite poems from Chesterton.  It still gets me: The Convert By G. K. Chesterton After one moment when I bowed my head And the whole world turned over and came upright, And [Read More...]