One of the Many Reasons I Love Tom McDonald

…is that he doesn’t go for the cheap and obvious, but tries have human empathy for odd people. In that, he is deeply Catholic since we are a Church of odd people. The world says, “Don’t stick out or be strange. Fit in!” Even the most non-conformist worldling tends to be part of a herd [Read More...]

Many Post-Moderns Have the Intellectual Equivalent of a Tapeworm in their Minds

You can present them with the most information rich environment in the world but, because they have never learned to think, or because they have been taught they are the smartest generation in history and need pay no attention to their stupid ancestors, or because they have been taught to pay attention only to trivial [Read More...]

Charlie Broadway Has a Healthy Instinct

…to just stick with the sanity of the Church and not pledge allegiance to our increasingly insane political tribes. More like this guy, please.  Especially since he gives me an excuse to quote one of my favorite passages from Chesterton’s Orthodoxy, a rebuke to our lunatic age and an endlessly refreshing fountain of sanity: The [Read More...]

Free Beer!

Quartermaster of the Barque announces Voter Appreciation Day set for October 26! [Read more...]

Kevin Tierney is a breath …

…of fresh air.  But please don’t tell anybody since, you know, it’s an established fact that I hate all Traditionalists. [Read more...]

Goody! Part 9 of the Great Ptolemaic Smackdown

is on the air! [Read more...]

I miss the Troll

Troll! Where have you gone? Come back! [Read more...]

The Latest Issue of Christian Democracy…

…is on the air! [Read more...]

You’re not supposed to name your guardian angel

I learned this odd factoid from Fr. Mitch Pacwa while sitting in a little airport in Michigan once. It had never occurred to me to name my guardian angel, but for some reason it came up in the conversation with the little group we were seated with as we waited for the plane. Somebody mentioned [Read More...]

John C. Wright on Paganism and Neo-Paganism

I seem to have missed it at the time it was posted (or else I am getting senile and have forgotten it) but anyway, John offers his inimitable reflections on paganism and on the pretend game of dress-up that is silly post-Christian neo-paganism. Makes me proud to be a member of the extremely exclusive Wright/Shea [Read More...]