August 11, 2015

I just recently found out that I’m one of the finalists for the Tuscany Prize in the Young Adult category. I’ve also published about 20 short stories, flash stories and drabbles. Many of them are available on line. You can check some of them out here Read more

August 7, 2015

Today, the internet is abuzz with talk of last night’s political debate. I’m making things easy by providing a quick synopsis of The Great Canadian Leadership Debate. Read more

August 5, 2015

Good Catholics will tend to stop and check themselves before clicking on “Check Out These Amazing Supermodel Butt-Jobs!” or “10 Sweet TV Hotties (#3 Will Have You Reaching For Your Vibrator)”. But guardianship of the eyes shouldn’t stop with lust. There are 6 other deadly sins. Read more

August 5, 2015

It has come to my attention that there is some concern amongst certain of the junior tempters regarding the spread of the idea of “equality” among the intellectual classes. These concerns came to light following an address made to the graduating class by my dear colleague, Under Secretary Screwtape. Read more

August 4, 2015

In our present culture we generally assume that pregnancies are supposed to be planned and that an unplanned pregnancy is a kind of personal failure, even a catastrophe. But parenthood is a creative process, and like all creative processes it involves a large quantity of inherent chaos. Read more

August 3, 2015

Way back at the height of the Enlightenment there was a test administered which “proved” that women are less rational than men. The test involved offering people moral situations which were supposed to be straightforward, and then asking whether the person involved had acted morally or not. One of the questions Read more

August 2, 2015

Dmitri Karamazov, in the “Confessions of an Ardent Heart in Verse,” rants with great feeling about the two ideals of beauty that haunt the heart of man: the Ideal of Sodom, and the Ideal of Madonna. Dostoevsky expanded on this idea in one of his journals, calling the Ideal of Sodom the “Second Beauty” — the beauty which sin has Read more

July 30, 2015

I’ve blogged a lot over the years about the mercilessness of some right-wing Christians (particularly when it comes to LBGTQ issues), and I think it’s only reasonable to also talk about the lack of mercy in a lot of left-wing activism. Read more

July 30, 2015

This is a really fantastic and detailed article on transgender and intersex science — from the last place on earth that I would have expected it. Sincere thanks to the folks at Witherspoon for having the integrity to print this! Rethinking the Conservative Approach to Transgenderism Conservatives do not take the introspective reports of transgendered people seriously, but there are good scientific reasons for supposing that subjective experience of gender is legitimate, even when it contradicts apparent biological sex. Read… Read more

July 29, 2015

Biological factors aren’t the only possible causes of gender dysphoria. In fact, I would say based on my research that in most cases there are a variety of factors at play. It’s easy to speculate as to what those factors might be, but I’m very suspicious about this kind of speculation. Read more

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