The Reader Who Wondered…

…if nuking Japan was divine judgment writes back. [Read more...]

A Reader Asks About Arguing with Atheism

…over at the Register.  An atheist respondent replies that there are no arguments for atheism, notes that he has never heard of Thomas’ two arguments for atheism, and then appeals to babies being atheists as support for his position.  Not one of the finer moments from the Cult of Intellect Worship. Update: Whew. Commenter Michael over [Read More...]

We continue discussing the gift of Fortitude…

over at the Register. [Read more...]

Fundamentalist Etymologies

In which we deal with the old “‘Easter’ is really the worship of a pagan deity” chestnut trotted out by ignorant English-speakers this time every year. [Read more...]

According to the Church, Fortitude is a Natural Virtue

That means you don’t have to be baptized or a believer to have it. If so, why is there also a spiritual gift of fortitude that comes with the sacrament of Confirmation? Here’s why. [Read more...]

Chronological Snobbery

In which we consider the startling possibility that all of history has not been leading up to suburban postmodern America and that we are not the final and permanent platform from all the rest of human history may be objectively survey and summarily condemned when it disagree with our provincial prejudices. [Read more...]

Some of my Bourbon GOP Readers Are Busy Trying to Explain…

that *because* preventive war is, in the words, of then-Cardinal Ratzinger “not in the Catechism” that means that it’s AOK. This utterly perverse and totally wrong wrong wrong claim is addressed here. [Read more...]

Palm Sunday…

and the Messianic claims of Christ are under discussion over at the Register. [Read more...]

More on the Priesthood

In which I reply to a well-meaning but badly-catechized Catholic as he attempts to articulate the Tradition. [Read more...]

Yr. Obdt. Svt. on the Gift of Counsel

…over at the Register. [Read more...]