The Parable of the Good Libertarian

Then Jesus told a parable to Democrats who were sure of their righteousness and looked down on Libertarians as sinners who mistreat the poor: Once a man was traveling through life when he was beset by bandits who robbed him, beat him, and left him homeless. A Democrat named Tom Brower came along and did [Read More...]

Today’s Chance to Do a Work of Mercy

A reader writes: I know you sometimes share people’s fundraiser requests in your blog. I went to Franciscan with Fr. Louis and he is just the one of the nicest people you could ever meet and wonderfully devout. It would be great if you could share his request for funds with your readers. Thanks! Fr. [Read More...]

Today’s Advent Work of Mercy

Help Our Lady of the Rosary of Greenville, SC build a fine new parish. Fr. Dwight Longenecker has the scoop here. They are a small and poor parish and could really use your help. [Read more...]

Just because it isn’t happening here doesn’t mean it isn’t happening

The war in Syria has killed more than 11,000 children, according to the Oxford Research Group, and created more than 1.2 million child refugees, according to UNICEF. On the bright side, according to TIME: The Norwegian nonprofit SOS Children’s Villages recently staged a candid-camera ad featuring a freezing boy at a bus stop. Passerby that encountered the boy generally [Read More...]

Steve Ray Struggles…

with the question, “Who are the poor I’m supposed to care for?” It’s a question I struggle with too, simply because the need overwhelms my meager resources. On the one hand, I am coming to agree with Dorothy Day’s pithy remark that “The Gospel takes away our right forever, to discriminate between the deserving and the undeserving poor.”  I note [Read More...]

Ooberfuse does the soundtrack to Pope Francis’ 2015 Haiyan Mercy Mission

On 17th January 2015, to the soundtrack of Filipino-London band ooberfuse, Pope Francis will bring his message of “Mercy and Compassion” to the survivors of the deadliest typhoon to hit the Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan. Cherrie Anderson, originating from the town at the eye of the storm, Tacloban, penned Mercy as a musical message of hope [Read More...]

Prayer Requests and Works of Mercy

A reader writes: Please pray for my family. We are experiencing cascading financial problems – partially owing to my wife being out of work without pay due to an eye operation, partially because we apparently suffer from some form of financial management disorder. The dogs are at our very heels. Thanks. Father, hear our prayer [Read More...]

Consistent Life Ethic Indie Gogo

…sounds like a 60s retro prolife skit at a church summer camp, but is, in fact, a nifty fundraiser with cool T-shirt demonstrating that being prolife is more than merely being anti-abortion. Just click the pic: [Read more...]

The Mayor of Fort Lauderdale is remarkably clueless

Here’s the form letter you get from Mayor Jack Seiler, Man of the People, when you write protest the arrest of Arnold Abbott, WWII vet and feeder of the homeless (with commentary from Yr. Obdt. Svt.): Thanks for your input and for caring.  I truly appreciate the concern and respectful approach. The problem with form letters [Read More...]

Stephen Colbert on Ft. Lauderdale’s Stupid Punishment of Arnold Abbott

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