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...]

Random and Illiterate Heckling from Time Travelling Combox Warriors…

…is up for discussion today over at the Register. [Read more...]

Sherry Weddell on…

…disciple-friends. Disciple-friends have been absolutely crucial to my formation as a Catholic. I would say that friendships have been nearly as important to me as the sacrament of marriage. It was, after all, a group of friends Jesus sent out to evangelize the world. For more on friendship, see  Part  1, Part  2, Part  3, [Read More...]

John Paul II, Heaven, and Hell…

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

Over at the Register

a reader puzzles about our relationship with the Eastern Churches.  I do what I can to help confuse him. [Read more...]