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…]


…the people who gave you the Weekend! [Read more…]

Andrew Motyka Has Impeccable Traditionalist Credentials…

…and likewise warns that the worst enemies of Traditionalism on the planet are Reactionaries.  A fine piece from a sensible and sane Traditionalist. [Read more…]

Mike Flynn Continues His Ongoing Campaign to Educate Us…

…about all this science stuff we thought we knew about, but really just parrot because some priestly figure in a lab coat told us so. Today, he points out that that not  one person in a thousand could actually explain how we know heliocentrism is true and could not, if our lives depended on it, [Read More…]

Mike Flynn Goes Looking for Words in Other Languages

…that English lacks.  He finds the magnificent… Backpfeifengesicht (German): A face badly in need of a fist There’s other fun here. [Read more…]

Speaking of the Pittsford Perennialist…

It’s hard to improve on this: “If we want to keep our reproductive rights, we must be willing to tell our stories, to be willing and able to say, ‘I love my life, but I wish my mother had aborted me,’” said Lynn Beisner quoted by‘s John Hawkins — The 25 Stupidest Liberal Quotes [Read More…]

The Back Porch Pundits…

are not a folk band appearing on A Prairie Home Companion. They are, however, a new blog by a diverse group of Catholic twenty-somethings that may interest you. Everything from Syria to theology to movie reviews. Check thou them out! [Read more…]

Politics is One Form of Religion

A false one. It’s amazing how close politics comes to being a religion for some people, complete with sacraments, rituals, altar calls, sermons, heretics, inquisitions, and the like. [Read more…]

Karl Keating Chats with Pete Vere…

…about his relationship with Gerry Matatics. A sad story but I think a fair and just account. [Read more…]

The September issue of Christian Democracy…

…is on the air. [Read more…]