It’s a good thing we did not appoint Garland to SCOTUS

…or elect Hillary Clinton, because then we would have gotten a SCOTUS judge who insisted a fetus is not a person and Roe is settled law: For this, O “prolife” Trump defenders, you have chosen to go to the mat defending a white supremacist sex predator who represents the utter antithesis of the gospel in [Read More…]

Deacon Steve Greydanus is Right

Sez he: Happy St Patrick’s Day! If you’re Catholic, and you have a Saint Patrick’s Day dispensation from your bishop to eat corned beef on a Friday in Lent, it’s no big deal. Enjoy. If six (or five) meatless Fridays and two days of “fasting” and abstinence a year is the extent of ascesis in [Read More…]

Over at Northwest Catholic

…Yr. Obdt. Svt. is discussing “Lent for Newbies“. [Read more…]

My chum Liz DiNunzio the atheist and I have been chatting

She’s an atheist who has found herself of late surprised to discover a number of Catholics that she, well, likes. We’ve been chatting back and forth about all sorts of stuff over the past few months and natural sense of fairness (as well as curiosity) has compelled her to get to know this gaggle of [Read More…]

David Mills Urges us to Give up the Church (really Church Politics)…

for Lent: Your feelings about the goings on in the Knights of Malta, or Cardinal Burke’s assignments, or the famous footnote in Amoris Laetitia and the Dubia, or the pope’s addresses, or the American bishops’ declarations on immigration, or Fr. James Martin, or whose feet are washed on Holy Thursday, or the extraordinary form, or [Read More…]

Something for the Last Friday in Lent

Catholics! Remember that today you cannot eat this! Don’t give any further thought to this delicious, tempting, scrumptious image. Put right out of your mind the heavenly aroma, the sumptuous taste, and the wonderful awesome goodness. You’re welcome! A little humor to lighten the burden: A Jew, a Catholic, and an Episcopalian died and went [Read More…]

Measured Pain

My friend Andy Simons has a nifty Lenten piece on mortification over at Commonweal. [Read more…]

The Temptation of Christ…

…is under discussion over at the Register. [Read more…]

The Wacky World of Postmodernism

Postmodern culture is, among other things, all about the subjectivization of everything.  It is, like all heretical impulses, based on part of the truth, but (like heresies) it ignores other truths inconvenient to the heretic to focus on the things it likes. In this case, the truth can be roughly stated this way: when you [Read More…]

A Chance to Do a Lenten Work of Mercy

A reader passes this along: My family is asking for assistance in obtaining appropriate care for our 2 adopted sons, J.P & S.L.  They both have been diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder, RAD.  The type of care we feel the boys need now is a residential treatment facility.  These types of treatment facilities cost $5,000.00 [Read More…]