Sr. Theophilus is a budding writer

She’s a new sister with the Immaculate Heart of Mary Benedictine Monastery in Westfield, Vermont (she’s the first picture on their Oblates page). She’s writing two sites: The first is entitled “A Life Worth Living” and is a collection of some fiction, poetry, and spiritual reflection and commentary (it’s really God’s blog and whatever He [Read More…]

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Sherry Antonetti is a helluva writer

…and, more importantly, a dear sister in Christ. Brava! [Read more…]

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Mackeral Snapper’s Wife on the Message Every Prolife Christian Defender of Trump is Sending

A Vote for Trump is a Vote for My Assaulter If you show up in my combox to tell a victim of sexual assault that it never happened, she had it coming, she is “politicizing” a “misfortune” or some other variation on blaming the victim, goodbye forever. [Read more…]

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A Sister in Christ Could Use a Bit of Help

Please check out Steel Magnificat’s blog and help he hubby get to a conference, present a paper, and improve his chances of getting hired for a job he’s shooting for. Do it for St. Francis. [Read more…]

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Matthew Tyson on Killing

He does what I should have done and situates the Church’s teaching on the death penalty in the context of the rest of its teaching on the fifth commandment in the Catechism, making clear that the approach is always “how can we avoid killing if at all humanly possible” and never “when do we get [Read More…]

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Rebecca Bratten Weiss is simply right

Catholics must denounce the anti-semitism of the alt Right. It is poison and we who know where that can lead will be judged, if it were possible, even more harshly than the people who did not foresee what would come of the rise of Hitler. [Read more…]

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“Catholics, this should bother you”

If it doesn’t bother you- imagine that they are bulldozing St. Peter’s in Rome and the National Basilica of the Immaculate Conception – Steel Magnificat. [Read more…]

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Matt LaFleur is very kind

to Yr Obdt Svt.  He also has a lot of interesting things to check out. Update: D’oh!  Toby D’Anna wrote that.  Matt edited it! [Read more…]

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Timothy Putnam on our Need for a Church…

that is right where we are wrong: We do not really want a religion that is right where we are right. What we want is a religion that is right where we are wrong. In these current fashions it is not really a question of the religion allowing us liberty; but (at the best) of [Read More…]

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Oh goody! Mike Flynn is back writing his history of the Crusades!

Flynn is one of the most droll and erudite scribblers I know. His absolutely fascinating series on the history of our journey from geocentrism to heliocentrism is one of the most interesting thing you will ever read (also, you should read his The January Dancer, and then the rest of his Spiral Arm series. Deus Vult!) [Read More…]

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