Mary: Dwelling Place of Wisdom in Body and Soul

Yr. Obdt. Svt. offers a little compare and contrast between Solomon, who was wise, and Mary, who gave birth to the Wisdom of God. [Read more...]

Regular Reasoning and “Signs and Wonders” Reasoning

In which we look at ways to situate within the Tradition the human habit of trying to second-guess God on the basis of thunderbolts, dodgy prophecies, and coincidences. [Read more...]

Loving Lent

In which Yr. Obdt. Svt confesses his guilty love of Lent. [Read more...]


…is a good thing to pursue. Go for it! [Read more...]

An Honest Atheist Grapples…

…with the problem of evil over at the Register. [Read more...]

Sanctifying Gifts, Charismatic Gifts, and You

…are under discussion over at the Register. It’s the first in a longish series, so keep your eye peeled for more! [Read more...]

A reader has a question about terrifying fears from private revelations

I suspect there are a lot more in her boat, so with her permission I posted my reply to her. If you find yourself grappling with paralyzing fears about various private revelations, give it a look see. [Read more...]

Are the Children of Newtown Martyrs?

In which I answer, “No. Not in the sense the Church means it.” [Read more...]

The Senses of Scripture are under discussion…

…over at the Register.  I’m kind of drowning in work today and so will be scarce.  Glub! [Read more...]

Over at the Register….

We are talking about conspiracy theories and what to do about casual anti-Catholicism. [Read more...]

What is Heroic Virtue?

That is the question for discussion over at the Register this fine January morn. [Read more...]

A question about abortion

featuring answers from Huckleberry Finn and other unexpected texts is under discussion over at the Register. Mazeltov! [Read more...]