Michael Flynn on Thomas’ First Way…

…of demonstrating the existence of God.  The man is a walking education, and very fun to read. [Read more...]

Scenes of Domestic Bliss

Had muffins for dinner the other night. Somebody asked what kind they were. Jan replied, “Banana nut” and I was irresistibly compelled to add, “DOO DOO DIH DO DO!” Peter then said, “Banana nut?” And I replied “DOO DOO DIH DO!” Luke answered, “Banana nut.” And I erupted with: “DOO DOO DIH DO DO, DIH [Read More...]

Michael Lichens on Depression

It does not discriminate. My own experience of depression is that it is a kind of frozen anger, turned inward at myself.  Anger (the emotion, not the vice) is, like all feelings, morally neutral in itself.  It’s like weather, except with chemicals instead of air.  Feelings do what they do and the emotion of anger [Read More...]

Jackie Parkes is blogging from Ireland now

County Cavan, Ireland where she moved to a few months ago–where she loves it. A great voice from the Anglo-Irish blogosphere. [Read more...]

If it’s bad for the family, it’s bad

This truism, that almost sums up everything you need to know about Catholic Social Teaching, is grasped by The Quartermaster of the Barque, and gives me an excuse posting this essay by Chesterton (and I need little excuse for posting Chesterton): THE DRIFT FROM DOMESTICITY IN the matter of reforming things, as distinct from deforming [Read More...]

The Inimitable Fr. Bryce Sibley is blogging again

You may remember his blog, A Saintly Salmagundi.  Now he’s got a brand new groove. [Read more...]

Kevin O’Brien was Almost Murdered…

…and it taught him something about love. [Read more...]

Tom McDonald is right

The Imaginative Conservative (along with the American Conservative) has become one of the few organs of conservative opinion left that I respect. Tom writes: Ralph Nader Understands Conservatism Better Than Most “Conservatives” Probably because he wants to conserve something. [Read more...]

Heather King is Such a Refreshing Voice

Here she is on avoiding the Catholic left and right.  Huzzah! [Read more...]

Michelle Arnold Tries Her Hand…

…at speculative fiction. Check it out! [Read more...]

Oh goody! Mike Flynn has begun a new series of cool teaching!

Last year, it was his epic account of the Great Ptolemaic Smackdown, replete with juicy and fascinating sciencey stuff, history stuff, and theology stuff.  I keep hoping he will publish it as a book somewhere. And this year? Prompted by one too many Stupid Atheist Tricks from internet atheists who prefer worshipping the intellect to [Read More...]

Fighting a Just Culture War

Amen, amen, and amen. [Read more...]


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