Oh Gee! Oh Joy! The Birds are Singing!

Because why?  Because there is the Jerk! Once in a generation, if we are lucky, there comes a Voice that speaks for that Generation.  The Jerk is not that Voice.  But I love him anyway. [Read more...]

Pat Archbold has great fun….

…with contemporary culture’s attempt to pigeonhole the Pope in dumb political categories.  Best part: an awful lot of the combox commentary totally misses the point. [Read more...]

Zombie Boswell Stalks the Earth Once More

Old lies tend to recycle. Whether it’s The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, or Mein Kampf, or Worlds in Collision or The Awful Revelations of Maria Monk or Holocaust Denial or Moon Landing Hoax junk or 9/11 Conspiracy Theories, what tends to happen is that somebody makes a huge and outrageous claim. People [Read More...]

Where Fr. Z Shines

I was critical of him the other day, so it’s only fair to say that I think this is an oasis of sanity in a desert of what he calls “spittle-flecked nutties”. He has some sensible counsel for people prone to infer the Apocalypse from Francis’ actions. [Read more...]

Mike Flynn Offers Some Fun Nuggets

on this and that. [Read more...]

A Former Episcopalian Reader Recently Repatriated to the Catholic Church Sez

“This is what happens when you don’t have a Magisterium.” I always feel terrible when I look at the death of the Anglican communion.  I owe Anglicans so much.  Donne, Sayers, Lewis, Williams.  Where would we be without them? And yet, Good Lord, what a spectacle.  So I hope all the fine Anglicans will come [Read More...]

The Indomitable John C. Wright

…continues his multi-part apologia for the Catholic faith in his inimitable style.  He is such *fun* to read.  Where else can you find a Catholic apologist who also has pithy observations about Wonder Woman’s new costume and the worthiness of Solomon Kane, Puritan Adventurer to be Leader of the Free World?  Plus, snazzy hat: [Read more...]

Top 100 Blogs…

by Catholic sisters and nuns. For all your top 100 nun blogs needs. [Read more...]

Fr. Dwight Longenecker Ponders Pope Francis

Is he a Reformer or a Revolutionary? Dude. All I know is that Sir Elton John likes him. That ought to be divine approval enough for anybody. Seriously, what interests me is how Francis keeps being perceived as somehow uniquely humble (in apparent contradistinction to Benedict). This is weird for anybody who paid any attention [Read More...]

Ancilla Domini Says She is Nothing…

if not predictable. I knew she was going to say that. [Read more...]

Against the Hypersexualization of Everything

It destroys community and it doesn’t bring happiness. [Read more...]

The Invaluable Tom Kreitzberg responds…

to my take on “Extra Ecclesia Nulla Salus” with the very salient point that saying “You aren’t necessarily damned if you don’t die a Catholic”, while true, is not really the core of the message Jesus sent the Church to preach.  Read him both here and here. The Minimum Daily Adult Requirement approach to salvation [Read More...]


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