Salman Rushdie on the “Culture of Offendedness,” and Thoughts of Other Authors Whose Names Start With “S”

From The Independent, with a dateline out of Edinburgh, the noted author observes that we’re all too offended nowadays. What? You hadn’t noticed? [Read more...]

And for the Blog’s 2001st Post, A Truth Regarding the Miracle at Cana…

N’est-ce pas?!

After all, the scriptures never said, [Read more...]

Because What You Expect Holiness To Be Is Often Wrong…

Like at my house after dinner, but without the habits…

Have you ever noticed how when you haven’t experienced something before, be it a person, a place, or a thing, your idea of what that experience would be like, and how it actually turned out to be, didn’t always jive? In fact it’s probably not much of a stretch to say that usually what you expected, and what you actually experienced, were as different from each other as night is to day. [Read more...]

Many News Organs Are Preaching To An Ever Shrinking Partisan Choir On Every Issue They Cover

Source: CARA

What could I possibly have seen that leads me to make such a conclusion? Data from a study done by Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), shared by the folks over at CARA (the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate). That’s where the neat graph above comes from. [Read more...]

A Bible Verse For All Fathers Of Teenagers To Memorize…

You know, for when your kids roll their eyes when it’s time for you to hone them. [Read more...]

Why I’m Not Doing Victory Laps About the News Out Of Newark

The Bad Shepherd…

It’s pretty simple. Because everyone lost. [Read more...]

Rod Bennett Is On the Mission of Forming Intentional Disciples with the Smoky Mountain Scripture Study

And he’s asked me to help him out too, which means I’m inviting you to support this endeavor as well. [Read more...]

Anderson Cooper Tacks To Windward, Asks Hard Questions About the Gosnell Case

I’m not sure if you were able to see the telecast from his show last night, so I’ll embed the video here. [Read more...]

Christian Badass or Christian Coward, Which Do We Choose?

Originally written last year on the feast of St. John the Baptist, I can’t help but note that everything I’ve seen and read about Pope Francis leads me to conclude that between the two types presented in the title above, and in the narrative below, he is the former, and not the latter.

The Holy Spirit prefers the former type too, as He always has. Thanks be to God.

The Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Caravaggio, 1608


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To Pray Like Blessed John XXIII, in Youth and Old Age

On a Fall day in the year 1898, an almost 17 year old future Pope wrote the following in his journal, [Read more...]


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