Mary’s Witness…

…to her perpetual virginity. [Read more...]

Why Believe in the Perpetual Virginity of Mary?

In which we answer the musical question, “Why believe in the Perpetual Virginity of Mary?” Short anwswer: Because all the evidence is for it and none of the evidence is against it. It turns out that modern Evangelicals are not the first Christians in the history of the world to notice those passages about Jesus’ [Read More...]

Band of Brothers

In which we continue our look at Jesus and the creation of Christian Friendship [Read more...]

Mary Guards the Truth…

…about our Relationship to One Another as we continue our discussion of the Perpetual Virginity of Mary over at the Register. [Read more...]

Clear Thinking about the Protoevangelium of James

Over at the Register, a reader writes concerning the Perpetual Virginity of Mary: The source of the perpetual virginity of Mary is the “Protoevangelium of James,” generally conidered to have been written in the middle of the second century. It also is the source of the names of Mary’s parents, Joachim and Anna, and the [Read More...]

Today, I’m at the dentist!

Here is a piece on a much happier and less expensive subject: Mary and how she guard the truth of our relationship to God. If you like it or the rest of my work, please consider dropping a few shekels in the Tin Cup Rattle by a) clicking the donate button under my ugly mug [Read More...]

A reader over at the Register…

struggles with scruples. [Read more...]

My series on friendship at the Register

Part  1, Part  2, Part  3 and Part  4 have already run.  Part 5 is here. More to come! [Read more...]

Why Bother…

with Such a Corrupt Church? [Read more...]

I simply can’t relate…

…to Simcha Fisher’s point.  As I said in her combox, “Speaking as somebody who has never ever ever done the things you describe,  Simcha, I will be going to confession soon to confess lying in this comment. ” [Read more...]

Blood donation is good

A reader wonders about it over at the Register. [Read more...]

A brief primer on conscience

In which, as is my custom, I urge Catholics to evaluate the shifting winds of party doctrine in light of Church teaching instead of trimming Church teaching to fit party needs.  Today’s subject, what to think about conscience when your party tries to tell you either “Don’t Form Your Conscience”, “Don’t Listen to Your Conscience” [Read More...]