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...]

Melchizedek and the Priesthood…

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

Nationalism vs. Patriotism

…is under discussion over at the Register, wherein we discover the strange secret affinity between Michelle Obama and Rush Limbaugh and learn from Chesterton the secret of loving our country vs. using it as a kind of armored tank to trick out and enhance our sinful pride and will to power. [Read more...]