Culture Shock

One of the most hilarious parts of the recent papal visit was listening to Evangelicals grimly warn Catholics “You shall have no other gods before me” and exhorting them not to worship the pope, while so many Catholics were spending all their waking hours complaining about what a terrible pope he is. Evangelicals really need [Read More…]

The Rhythm of Jimmy Akin’s Life

1. Crazy people spread loony rumor based on crazy misreading of something Francis said. 2. Jimmy explains what Francis actually said. 3. Crazy people complain, “If Francis is so orthodox, why are you constantly having to explain what he said?” [Read more…]


JOKE WITH THE POPE is the official welcome campaign of the Pope’s visit to the United States, endorsed by the Pope himself. People of all beliefs are invited to submit a written joke or a short video of themselves telling a joke at They can also select a cause their joke will support: helping [Read More…]

Maureen Mullarkey Disgraces Herself One Too Many Times

…with her unhinged hatred of the Pope and First Things does the right thing and gives her embarrassing blog the ax.  Well done, First Things. [Read more…]

Read the Full Text of All the Stuff Pope Francis Said While He Was Here

A handy resource on line. [Read more…]

All in all, a spectacularly successful visit, thanks be to God

Here is one of the highlights, his speech to the World Meeting of Families.  What a lovely man: Had an interesting conversation with Sherry Weddell on “Connecting the Dots” last week and she remarked that Francis’ peculiar gift from the Holy Spirit seems to be a charism for building bridges of trust (as a Pontifex [Read More…]

Planned Parenthood Mistakenly Angry at Pope

Somehow Planned Parenthood has gotten the impression that Pope Francis expressed a very clear opposition to abortion while on our soil and has blasted him for it. I have no explanation for this since I have been repeatedly assured by the Greatest Catholics of All Time in comboxes across St. Blog’s that our weak-kneed Che [Read More…]

Which comment would you say is more hilariously detached from all reality?

A Lefty who actually complained, “The Pope is a PR guy for the Bronze Age.” or Michael Savage’s remark, “The same people who gave us Obama gave us this pope”. Vote and discuss in the combox. [Read more…]

It is Jesus, not Ideology, Who Saves

Mark, why do you hate conservatives? A: I don’t. What I hate is idolatry. Because I’m a Catholic. An idol is always a good thing. Otherwise, nobody would worship it. And conservatism is a good thing, because conserving is good. But the Thing that Used to be Conservatism is no longer good. It has become [Read More…]