Ten Things Every Catholic Should Know About Marriage


There is so much confusion about love and marriage in our society. There is so much confusion about love and marriage in our church. So here are ten things every Catholic should know about marriage. 1. Marriage is something given by God - Marriage is not a social construct or a romantic idea. Marriage is not [Read More...]

Take a 90% Pay Cut to Give the Workers More Money?

The Price is Right - Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments

Read this story about a Seattle entrepreneur who has taken a 90% pay cut to ensure that all his employees earn at least $70K a year. Mr Price, whose company handled $6.5billion in transactions last year, decided to raise his employees’ pay after reading a study about happiness in the workplace. The research, conducted by [Read More...]

A Message from H.M.Q. Hillary

Hillary Queen

As you know my dear people, the last year for me has been an annus horribilus. We have been tormented by questions about our handling of finances and the royal house of Clinton has been subjected to tiresome questions about the tragic events in Benghazi–in the furthest regions of our empire. Nevertheless, I will not be [Read More...]

How Protestant Fundamentalism Destroys Christianity


In an effort to understand where Americans are in their religious viewpoints, I am spending more time reading the religion columns at the Huffington Post. That means I grit my teeth and maybe read one column a day… The impression I receive is that the vast American media public are totally conditioned by fundamentalist Protestantism. [Read More...]

Gay Marriage Today No Marriage Tomorrow

Adam, Jane and Brooke

  This article from the Daily Telegraph got me thinking. It’s all about a guy from London who lives in LA with two women. The women are bi sexual so they have a three way relationship: both women with him and both women with each other. The article is written in that usual, cheerful manner [Read More...]

Marco Rubio and Demon Possession

Senator Marco Rubio

Like many cradle Catholics Marco Rubio has also benefited from the high octane, no compromise Christianity of conservative mega churches. This article at the Huffington Post records Rubio’s interest in Miami’s Christ Fellowship. After a short spell in the Mormon Church, Marco Rubio started attending the large Baptist Church, but has finally returned to his [Read More...]

I Scream Therefore I Am


My essay this week for Imaginative Conservative is an abridged version of one of the chapters of my book The Quest for the Creed Pleasure anesthetizes the soul, but pain is the pinch that wakes us up. What makes us face the largest and most dangerous questions of life? Sometimes pleasure, but more often pain. Someone [Read More...]

You Can’t Make Me Be Good!


Reading Mark Steyn here on the corruption in American society it reminded me of something my brother Daryl once said years ago. Some cop had been arrested for taking bribes and Daryl said, “When a whole society is corrupt how would you expect to have honest policemen?” In other words, when there is moral failure [Read More...]

How Kansas’ New Anti Abortion Legislation Turns the Story


Wow! Kansas Governor and Catholic convert, Sam Brownback signs a law banning “dismemberment abortion.” And the baby killers are outraged. CNN reports here. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Kansas and Mid-Missouri sharply criticized the move, which it described as the latest in a series of “extreme political measures aimed at denying women access to health care [Read More...]

The Facts: Atheism is Dying Out


We often hear from atheists how religion is dying out as mankind comes to see the clear light of reason. Atheist “intellectuals” speak disparagingly about religion and predict that mankind is on the cusp of a new age in which religion will simply disappear as science, technology and reason are in the ascendant. The facts [Read More...]

Celebrate Divine Mercy Weekend with Johnette Benkovic


Join me, Steve Wood and Johnette Benkovic for a great Divine Mercy Conference this coming weekend at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Greenville, SC Combining with the church’s emphasis on the family, this conference will outline how the Divine Mercy devotion helps us through family and personal crises. Saturday April 11 is the [Read More...]

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...]

Twelve Ways Liberals Lie


Take a moment sometime and read the progressive press and study their lies. Here are twelve techniques they use. See if you can spot them. 1. They Play the Victim - The devil always plays the victim. Poor devil and his angels. They were cast out of heaven. Boo hoo. It was all a misunderstanding don’t you know? How [Read More...]

Countering the Anti-Indiana Lunacy


What troubles me most about the hysteria surrounding the recent religious freedom legislation in Indiana is the amount of ignorance about the issue. Are Americans really so stupid? Are they so easily swayed by a bit of propaganda and shouting? I’m afraid so, and the visceral, emotional reaction to events is not simply a symptom [Read More...]

The Call from Hollywood!


After I left the Anglican church I trained as a screenwriter and part of the patter in the class was, “You get yourself out there. You connect and network. Then out of the blue you get the call from Hollywood. When the call comes you better be prepared to get up and go!” Yesterday I [Read More...]

Why Are Catholics Against Gay Weddings and Women Priests?

gay wedding

First we should get some things clear: Catholics are not misogynistic. We’re not in favor of discrimination. We don’t “hate fags” We don’t think women are dumb and inferior We don’t judge homosexuals just because they’re homosexual. Sure, there may be some Catholics who are female hating, gay bashing bigots. You’ll find people like that [Read More...]

Holy Week: Priests, Power and Penitence

Fr Longenecker's Ordination

In Holy Week so many aspects and attributes of the Catholic faith come  thundering in together. This is because the week in our Lord’s life was a summary of all that he was and is and came to accomplish. Today I am in Charleston to share in the Chrism Mass. At this Mass the priests [Read More...]