Sex, Politics and Religion

  In England they say there are three subjects one should not bring up in polite conversation: sex, religion and politics. But of course, those are the three subjects that are most fascinating, and when the three are thrown together sparks inevitably fly. This is why media monsters like Piers Morgan (who professes to be a Catholic) enjoys stirring the pot whenever he gets the chance. He did so recently with English parliamentarian Jacob Rees-Mogg. Rees-Mogg, who has been tipped… Read more

Fr Harvey Nicolaitan SJ on Media Matters

Guest blogger Fr Harvey Nicolaitan SJ, is a master of modern media. With a degree in Communications, he is a well known author and guest on reality TV shows, Fr Nicolaitan is the author of My Little Rainbow Bridge- a children’s story about being kind to trolls. He has been invited to speak at many of our nation’s greatest Catholic intellectual powerhouses. A member of the Vatican Confectory for International Dissimulation, he advises bishops on effective communication. Fr Nicolaitan is contributing a series on “Rules for Radicals or… Read more

A Dialogue on Dialogue

I thought the best way to think about a dialogue was to write a dialogue about dialogue. So here is a dialogue between George, who thinks dialogue is wonderful and Betty who is dubious.   George: Dialogue must be a good thing. Betty: Why is that? G: It helps two people who disagree to come together. B: I think it can be a useful exercise to get people to understand one another and where they’re coming from. that can’t be… Read more

McElroy and Chaput on Chastity

This week we have an American bishop and Archbishop writing articles touching on the question of chastity. In this article for London’s Catholic Herald Archbishop Chaput comments that faithful Christians are the West’s “new dissidents.” In the midst of writing about the openly anti-Catholic attack on federal judge nominee Amy Coney Barrett by Dianne Feinstein, Archbishop Chaput notes that the battleground is human sexuality. the episode with Amy Barrett is part of a new and much wider “repressive turn” among… Read more

Introducing Fr Harvey Nicolaitan SJ

Guest blogger Fr Harvey Nicolaitan SJ, is a master of modern media. With a degree in Communications, he is a well known author and guest on reality TV shows, Fr Nicolaitan has been invited to speak at many of our nation’s greatest Catholic intellectual powerhouses. A member of the Vatican Confectory for International Dissimulation, he advises bishops on effective communication. Fr Nicolaitan is contributing a series on “Rules for Radicals or How To Be A Successful Catholic Dissident Today”.  I am very flattered to contribute to this blog,… Read more

Catholics Come Out Guns a Blazin’

Both sides came out guns a-blazin’ about Fr. James Martin’s rather slight and sentimental book about being friendly to gay people. Read more

The Flying Monk?

St. Joseph of Cupertino was a misfit mystic. His life of asceticism was so extreme that some people would say he had an eating disorder, that he was emotionally or mentally ill. Read more

Next up to Bat – Pius XIII?

Why Pope Francis may be on the way to being a lame duck pope. Read more

The Mutilation Generation

In Dante’s Inferno, the violent are confined in the seventh circle. This circle has three rings: the violent against one’s neighbor, the violent against one’s self and the violent against God, nature and art. In the second ring the suicides are imprisoned in trees. They have lost their bodily form because they destroyed their body through suicide. In other words, for whatever sad reasons, they hated themselves and their lives and their bodies so much that they thought it better to destroy… Read more

Follow Us!