John Calvin Made Him a Catholic

…according to David Anders. It’s funny.  Some of my favorite people I’ve come to know since becoming Catholic are former Calvinists.  And yet my own experience of encounter with Calvinism was of nothing but a bone-chilling encounter with satanic pride and evil that almost destroyed my hope in the goodness of God. One of the [Read More...]

Lizzie Scalia Heaps Well-Deserved Shame

…on the impenitent Klansmen who edit what used to be US News and World Report for their amazingly scummy anti-Catholic bigotry. Jamie Stiehm: You got Jefferson totally wrong. Now hear Lincoln: Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring that “all men are created equal.” [Read More...]

Terry Nelson on Fake Outrage

…because the Obamas didn’t go to Church for Christmas–like, you know, Reagan. We can’t borrow trouble by getting our undies in a bunch about dumb stuff.  Lincoln, be it remembered, was assassinated while blowing off Church (because he was, ahem, not a Christian in any recognizable sense) and taking in a play on Good Friday.  Our political [Read More...]

Mike Flynn has a marvelous post…

…on how deeply sensitive PC folk innoculate themselves against the encounter with ideas outside their cramped intellectual bubble by pre-emptively declaring books ritually impure before they know anything about them. In the course of it, he does something I, as a founding member of the Wright/Shea Mutual Admiration Society, have been lax in doing: recommending [Read More...]

If you are among those praying for Kathryn

…here’s an update. [Read more...]

Mike Flynn is such a fine writer

Here is his beautiful, heartbeaking memorial to his brother Dennis.  Someday I hope to shake that man’s hand and thank him for all the gifts he’s given me through his labors with his pen. [Read more...]

Ancilla Domini…

…continues her post-abortion walk. [Read more...]

When I Think of Good and Holy People I’ve Run Across in Cyberspace…

Terry Nelson is somewhere near the top of the list. He’s a better man than I am. [Read more...]

If you are looking for a delightful book review site…

…try The Catholic Reader, who is not only thrilled at the prospect of a film adaptation of Charles Williams All Hallow’s Eve and jam-packed with reviews of everything from Scripture scholarship to A Canticle for Leibowitz, but who even signs off posts with “Read well and prosper”. My heart skipped a beat. That’s my kinda [Read More...]

The Indomitable Brandon Vogt writes:

Dr. Matthew Ramage, assistant professor of theology at Benedictine College, has just released an important new book titled Dark Passages of the Bible: Engaging Scripture with Benedict XVI and St. Thomas Aquinas (The Catholic University of America Press, 2013). Check out my interview with him here. Check thou it out. [Read more...]

If you are stumped for Christmas gift ideas…

…Lizzie Scalia has a boatload of ‘em over on her blog! [Read more...]

Anybody who goes to the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

…is okay by me. Reader Nicholas Senz has started a new blog: DomiNickan Here’s a sample of a few posts: on liturgical music; how “love your enemies” includes the guy who cuts you off in traffic; on people who end up being “religious but not spiritual”; distinguishing celibacy, chastity, and continence; a reminder to pray [Read More...]


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