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…]

Belated Happy Rosh Hashanah

Reminds me of my favorite line from My Favorite Year: “Jews know two things: suffering and where to find great Chinese food.” [Read more…]

Rebecca Bratten Weiss offers common sense

for Labor Day. Archeological relic from the era before the GOP was taken over by pirates, conspiracy theorists, and racist kooks. [Read more…]

Everything You Ever Need to Know About My Heart

is in this picture: After the Eucharist, here is the greatest gift God ever gave me.  I love you, Jan.  Happy Anniversary! [Read more…]

A Washington Thanksgiving

What is there to say to God for the family, the world and the life he has given me but, “Thank you!” God bless you this Thanksgiving! [Read more…]