Something for Epiphany

Here’s a little excerpt from Mary, Mother of the Son (which will be available from Marytown Press soon and very soon), addressing the peculiar notion that all contact between the Catholic faith and paganism can only mean that Catholic faith is “corrupted”: We Three Kings of Orient Are /Astrologers Who Traverse Afar As a young [Read More...]

Happy Birthday, J.R.R!

And, for extra coolness, here is Tolkien reading from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. [Read more...]

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

And, in honor of my Mother on her Feast Day, here’s a little Sheaving. [Read more...]

Pork Roasts, Shadow Traditions, and the New Year

Another Sheaving, this time in honor of New Year’s Eve. [Read more...]

Pious Fantasy and the Liberty of the Believer

Today’s Sheaving in honor of the Feast of Holy Innocents [Read more...]

Since it’s the Feast of St. John…

I offer you this action-packed Sheaving I wrote some time ago on the question “Is John the Author of His Gospel?” The link was busted but I fixed it. [Read more...]

Happy Second Annual End of the World Day!

John Hodgman only needs to be right once, you know! [Read more...]

The Santa Issue…

A reader writes: One of your long-time readers here. I know that the Santa Controversy has cropped up on the blog every so often, but so far I haven’t paid it much attention. Now that I’m approaching my first Christmas season with an almost-three-year-old, however, it’s a much less academic issue! It’s also complicated by [Read More...]

Happy 150th Thanksgiving!

By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, [Read More...]

150 Years Ago Today

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