A couple of days ago I was being chewed out for praying for Castro because he was a butcher

It seems Trump called him a butcher too and that means I’m associated with Trump and since Trump is the locus of all evil in the universe I now have Trump cooties. Meh.  Castro was a butcher.  God have mercy on his wretched soul. But what’s that I hear?  I prayed for Castro’s soul when [Read More…]

Try to live your life in such a way that people do not have a huge party when you die

In other news, God have mercy on the wretched murderous soul of Fidel Castro. [Read more…]

Jack Chick, RIP

The man who put the fun in Fundamentalism has gone to his reward.  May God have mercy on his soul through Christ our Lord.  Mother Mary, pray for him and all who mourn his passing! [Read more…]

John Donne, for 9/11

Death, be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so; For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me. From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be, Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow, And soonest [Read More…]

On the death of Phyllis Schlafly

A reader writes: We are waiting for your hateful celebratory diatribe on the death of Phyllis Schlafly. When I was in fourth grade, I was watching the Twilight Zone one evening.  It was the episode where the plane flies back in time to Jurassic period and the pilot has to figure out how to return [Read More…]

Yet another death in this crappy year of death

Farewell to Jerry Doyle, who played Michael Garibaldi on Babylon 5. JMS offers a fond and generous tribute, like friends do. Maybe when we all are hurt enough, we will stop fighting and just bawl together for what we’ve all lost. [Read more…]

Please pray for the repose…

…of the great and good Brian Bergkamp’s soul. [Read more…]

Prayer Request…

…for the repose of the soul of my friend Chris Herman, who died on Saturday after a year-plus long battle with cancer. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among [Read More…]

Bp. Robert Barron on Fr. Daniel Berrigan

A typically fine essay by Bp. Barron. Berrigan was an actual, really truly, fully prolife hero who never felt the need to prostitute himself to a man like Donald Trump. And yet he was strangely ignored by the “prolife” movement. Why it’s almost as though the GOP Culture of Death fetishes he opposed were more [Read More…]

For Fr. Shane

Spring and Fall: to a Young Child Margaret, are you grieving Over Goldengrove unleaving? Leaves, like the things of man, you With your fresh thoughts care for, can you? Ah! as the heart grows older It will come to such sights colder By and by, nor spare a sigh Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie; [Read More…]