Holy Saturday and Lord of the Rings

Aragorn Enters the Paths of the Dead

One of Catholicism’s greatest contributions is the great artists it has produced. I have written elsewhere about how the deeply incarnation and sacramental vision of Catholicism helps to inspire art that works at a deeper level than anything the world (and non Catholic Christians) can produce. One of the best examples of this is the [Read More...]

Pizza, Persecution, and Police


A pizzeria owner in small town America is hounded into hiding with death threats, computer assault, pornography violence and arson threats. No conversation. No discussion. Just raw bullying. Rod Dreher has an excellent conversation here with a law professor who is pessimistic about religious freedom in the USA after the events this week in Indiana. [Read More...]

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

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Supporting the Folks at Memories Pizza

A Go Fund Me account has been set up here to support the O’Connor family –the owners of Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana. It already stands at over $200K. Why is this kind of gesture important? Not because thousands of people are saying, “Yeh. We hate gays. We are in favor of discrimination!” No. Those [Read More...]

My Interview With Roma Downey


I have to admit, I don’t watch TV and I was living in England when Touched by an Angel was a hit, so I didn’t really know who Roma Downey was. I’ve since been told that she’s a pretty famous TV star and with her husband Mark Burnett a big Hollywood power broker. So I was pleased [Read More...]

What’s Wrong With Pizza Pie America?


Ironic that a Mom and Pop pizza parlor on Main Street USA becomes the center of a media firestorm over religious freedom. The Christian owners of Memories Pizza have been drawn into the firefight because of their sincerely held beliefs. They’ve had death threats and had to close down. Who would have thought it: in [Read More...]