Nice to see

…a little justice. FLORIDA STUDENT DECLARES VICTORY AFTER REFUSING TO STOMP ON PAPER BEARING JESUS’ NAME Florida Atlantic University Officials Apologize and Drop Charges Against Student Ryan Rotela BOCA RATON, FLA, March 25, 2013–Today, Liberty Institute declares victory on behalf of its client Ryan Rotela, the Florida Atlantic University student who was brought up on [Read More...]

North Dakota Does the Right Thing

Good news on the prolife front! “Gov. Jack Dalrymple today signed HB 1305, HB 1456 and SB 2305 and provided the following statements to the Legislature: North Dakota House and Senate presiding officers: I have signed HB 1305 which would ban abortions performed solely for the purpose of gender selection and genetic abnormalities. I have [Read More...]

First Personhood Amendment Passed by North Dakota House

Go NoDak! [Read more...]

ChurchMilitantTV comes out in support of Francis

Only fair to post this after my earlier stupidity.  Well done, CMTV!  I particularly like the call to do works of mercy: [Read more...]

Taylor Marshall, Sane and Happy Traditionalist, to the Urine and Vinegar Wing of Traditionalism

For the love of God, shut up and try being happy for a change. With people like him, Fr. Z, and Kevin Tierney assuming more prominent roles in the Traditionalist blogosphere, I am hopeful that the loud and bitter crazies will finally go into eclipse. I’m happy to see that they are refusing to allow [Read More...]

God bless Theresa Yoshioka

She writes and speaks with her husband, former gay activist Alan Yoshioka, about the call on the whole Church for the pastoral care of persons with same-sex attraction. Here is a highly intelligent, sensitive, and deeply Catholic piece on the obligation of the Church to reach out to and welcome same-sex attracted persons as human [Read More...]

Got to see some of my favorite people this past weekend

Several, actually.  Holy Family in Kirkland, Washington had their big family conference this past weekend and had both Scott Hahn and Jason Stellman speak.  Jason is a former Presby pastor who has, with tremendous courage, converted to the Catholic faith–alone in his family–and left behind all job security out of conscience.  He is a huge [Read More...]

More Promising Signs the Media May Be Raising Their Catholic IQ

First, NBC hires Fr. Barron as a resource for the conclave (and, one hopes, beyond). Now HuffPo, after a remarkably balanced attempt to talk about celibacy that included both me and Fr. Sullins on the panel to give the Church’s actual theology of virginity, now is having my friend, the formidable Dr. Pia de Solenni [Read More...]

This is something approaching a miracle for me

A politician has done something I actually find inspiring. Yesterday we actually heard the St. Crispin’s Day speech on the floor of the Senate. And people are flocking to Rand Paul’s support. Heck, you’ve got John Cusack, of all people, coming to Paul’s support and asking where the hell the Democrats are, while Salon is [Read More...]

One of the Things I Don’t Get…

are people like Bill Maher going on about the evils of vaccination. Behold. Seems like a huge gift to the human race to me. [Read more...]