Chatting with Fr. James Martin


I love his latest book, Between Heaven and Mirth almost as much as I loved My Life With the Saints (which is to say, a lot) but "Mirth" strikes me as a particularly great Christmas gift, because what heavy-lifting it requires comes with a ready-hand of diversionary wit and humor.It is not scary. You can give it to someone who already has faith -- any faith; the book does not speak exclusively to Catholics -- and they will enjoy it immensely. You can give it to someone who doesn't have … [Read more...]

Humorless Dem's Bad "Temperamint" – UPDATE

So, in Knoxville, Tennessee, Joe Armstrong -- a humorless Democrat state representative -- goes into a college bookstore and sees these silly things:And what does he do? Just what you'd expect:[University of Tennessee] pulled the mints poking fun at Obama from bookstore shelves after state Rep. Joe Armstrong, a Democrat, visited the bookstore and told the director he found the satirical mints offensive."When you operate on state and federal dollars, you ought to be sensitive to those type … [Read more...]