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...]

Huzzah! The Next Installment of Mike Flynn’s Epic Tale…

…of the Great Ptolemaic Smackdown is now up!  I’m loving this series! [Read more...]

More Traditionalists…

…like Diane Korzeniewski, please! [Read more...]

Steve Ray has a fun piece…

… on Crap, Castration, and Two Creations, concerning inter alia the biblical authors’ lack of hesitance in using… organic… imagery to get a point across. I wrote on something similar once in treating of Swearing and Vulgarity (they are not the same thing). What’s interesting about vulgarity is that a word that (in English, at [Read More...]

Kevin O’Brien…

…on the offensive embarrassment of Mary. Mary is right at the epicenter of the scandal of the incarnation, when God decided to not remain in the nice, safe spiritual realm of ideas and platonic forms and instead got all gynecological with the attendant body fluids, mucus and,most of all, blood that goes with that whole [Read More...]

Oompa. Loompa. Doompity. Doo. Two Catholic Men….

…have a riddle for you. [Read more...]

What Joy! Mike Flynn’s Next Installment…

…of the Great Ptolemaic Smackdown! History is always so much more fun and interesting that one-dimensional propaganda. [Read more...]

Fr. Dwight Wants out of his Box…

Clearly, he is out of touch with American ecclesial political discourse, wherein man was made for the box, not the box for man. Me: I’m a homophobic supporter of gay marriage as well as a neanderthal conservative liberal wuss and an anti-intellectual believer in superstition who is a smarty pants college boy. [Read more...]

SSA Saints: To Canonize or Not to Canonize?

Ron Belgau sends this along: Why the Church and the World Need Celibate Gay Saints Excerpts: “If the Church wants to speak credibly about homosexuality it must be prepared to speak “in the first person,” just as it has recently made an effort to teach the truth of Christian marriage by canonizing married saints and [Read More...]