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February 17, 2013
Economics Makes Us Crazy
I have no misgivings about, nor apologies for, my near total ignorance of economics. I...
February 11, 2013
Benedict XVI: A Portrait of Humility
I was a senior at Franciscan University of Steubenville when Pope John Paul II died....
February 04, 2013
“White History Month”
Two years ago, during my first year of teaching at Wabash College, I was invited...
February 01, 2013
BREAKING NEWS: USCCB to Think About HHS Amendment Sanely and Without the Advice of Drudge, Huff Post, or Alike
February 1, 2013 --- In a shocking press release, United States Conference of Bishops made...
January 22, 2013
Guns AND Religion?
During Obama's first go-round in 2008, there was a big flare-up surrounding his comment about...
January 16, 2013
Abortion or Religion? A Quandary
When I taught at Wabash College, there was a Protestant non-demoninational congregation down the road...
December 28, 2012
The Culture Wars Are Over
It began when a mostly intelligent, cheeky, and sometimes rabble-rousing group of students I befriended...
December 19, 2012
Those Immune to Violence Arm and Disarm
My late Tio "Manino" (short for Marcelino) had an bottle of Mexican brandy beside his...
December 12, 2012
The Politics of Guadalupe
In loving memory of Fr. Sam Homsey C.PP.S. (1910 - 2004) As a teenager, I...
December 03, 2012
Haw Wins: Pagan Christianity and the New Apologetics
In my recent reflection on James Wellman's book on Rob Bell, I tried to steer...
November 26, 2012
Notre Dame and Its Rather Silly Catholic Malcontents
Notre Dame is the premiere Catholic institution of higher education and research in the United...
November 15, 2012
The Scandalous Abortion of Savita Halappanavar
(WARNING: I'm pissed and I'm not mincing words or emotions here. I'm not reporting, I'm venting....
November 13, 2012
Bilingual Mass Never Quite Jives For Me: A Note on Translation
Yesterday's Spanish debut was a direct response to posts, on Facebook and Twitter, covering the...
November 12, 2012
Beso, Abrazo y Ternura
(A note to English readers: this begins a series of Spanish-language essays I will post...
November 07, 2012
What’s Left of the Left? Did the Grand Old Party Get Old?
The election has passed. Obama won the big one and the list goes on and...
November 06, 2012
Thanking the Candidates, All of Them
Those who read and know me understand that my politics tend toward the cynical. Especially...
October 31, 2012
Abstention is Still a Choice: The Power of Negative Voting
Atheists go nuts when they stand accused of believing in something, despite their unbelief in...
October 30, 2012
I’m Voting for Obama and Romney. So Should You.
As a faithful Catholic in America, I'll take my lead from our great shepherd in...
October 27, 2012
Suffrage as Nihilism: Voting is Dead
I've seen and heard an election dogma that can only be described as pure, unadulterated...
October 23, 2012
When the Well Goes Dry
In my life, there is always writing to do. Along with teaching, it's my primary...
October 22, 2012
“Don Juan as Moralist,” a talk by David Bentley Hart
Last week's posts (here and here) on the profane, gangstas, and the New Evangelization evoked...
October 17, 2012
More Stuff on Gangstas
***A note concerning terminology: there is a difference between 'gangsta' and 'gangster.' The former is an...
October 15, 2012
In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Hail Mary. Full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women....
October 14, 2012
Vote Local, Not Loco: Subsidiarity and Voting
Politics makes us crazy. As true as it may be, the statement should be qualified....
October 10, 2012
We Be, Big Pimpin’ Catholics Down in US of A: The Democrat and Republican Exploitation of Catholics
Certain anti-Catholic Protestants like to claim that the Catholic Church is the "Whore of Babylon,"...
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