“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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

The History of Cosmology

HT: Mike Flynn, whose Great Ptolemaic Smackdown series on how we got from geocentrism to heliocentrism is one of the most fun science series you will ever read. I’m currently in the middle of Up Jim River, the second of Flynn’s Spiral Arm novels (the first being The January Dancer).  Great, great writing. [Read more…]

An Examination of Conscience…

…in a time of violence. [Read more…]

Live Together or Die Alone

Truth from Tony Rossi. [Read more…]

Scott Eric Alt Find a Hilarious Quote

…for the benefit of Super Duper Catholic Francis Haters: “When we love the pope, we do not say he has not spoken clearly enough” — Pius X Bwahahahahaha!!! [Read more…]

What good is the “Christian” part…

…of Christian meditation? Well, if you think meditation is merely the process of emptying the mind, then nothing.  But if, as Christians do, you think meditation is the process of clearing the mind of earthly junk so that you can meditate on God fully revealed in the life, death, passion, and resurrection of the Son [Read More…]

“I don’t know who you are, but you’re welcome to stay”

Simcha Fisher’s heartbreakingly beautiful piece about her mom, suffering from dementia and unable to remember almost anything–except how to love the children and friends she can no longer recognize.  What a blessed family to have such a mother!  This is a living illustration of everything the Church speaks of about training ourselves in habits of [Read More…]