The Many Paradoxes of Thanksgiving

A fun piece I wrote some years back on the poor Puritan and his forced submission to becoming venerable. [Read more…]

To all the Veterans in my life, living and dead

Thank you for everything you’ve done for us! God love you! [Read more…]

Forward! Into the Past!

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FACT! The Puget Sound Giant Octopus is the largest species of octopus in the world

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Just a reminder to rigorists

This did not come in with Vatican II: “From this it follows that we must reckon among them also all children who die in baptismal grace, as well as those adults who, after a life stained with sin, are converted on their death-beds. The same is true of the numerous predestined who, though outside the [Read More…]

My buddy Marcus Daly, the Coffinmaker…

is featured in Northwest Catholic this month.  Appropriate for All Soul’s Day. [Read more…]

Over at Catholic Weekly, I’m explaining the fake history of Halloween…

…to our neighbors in Oz. Halloween’s not all that much of a thing there.  But since American pop culture tends to get in the water supply everywhere, forewarned is forearmed (whereas monsters are four-armed). [Read more…]

I was struck by this reading yesterday…

Because the whole world before you is like a speck that tips the scales, and like a drop of morning dew that falls upon the ground. But you are merciful to all, for you can do all things, and you overlook men’s sins, that they may repent. For you love all things that exist, and [Read More…]

Sound Catholic Theology for Halloween

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Halloween, Abbott and Costello, and Fear of the Devil

are under discussion over at Epic Pew. [Read more…]