June 4, 2015

I’m cautiously optimistic based on what I see here. Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, David Thewliss, and Sean Harris star, with Justin Kurzel directing. Read more

June 4, 2015

1. Jesus is Lord The incarnation is the pivot point of history. God became man so that man could become God. Once you understand and accept this it’s like a thunderclap. I spent a long time not believing it. When I found myself no longer able to deny it, it was like door being opened to a new understanding of reality. I now had to measure everything in my life and my mind and my world against the certainty that… Read more

June 2, 2015

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June 2, 2015

If you think the title of this post is an answer to the question, you’d be wrong. It’s more complex than that. Bruce Jenner has announced that he now wants to be called Caitlyn. Do people of faith who reject modernist gender theories of sexual embodiedness go along with this or not? There are two ways to look at it. If I meet someone, and that person introduces himself to me under a certain name, then that is the name I… Read more

May 29, 2015

You’re going to have to excuse me if I pass up a trip on the Bernie Sanders Is Our New Trvth Telling Prophet Bandwagon. Bernie Sanders is Leftie Ron Paul: a nutty uncle who sometimes blurts out a piece of common sense, such as this: …but most of the time sounds about one step away from a contrail conspiracy theorist. He’s just another tedious class warrior. If I want Crazy Truth Teller, I’ll take the original, not his mirror image. And… Read more

May 29, 2015

They give degrees out to just anyone these days: The eraser is an instrument of the devil because it perpetuates a culture of shame about error. It’s a way of lying to the world, which says ‘I didn’t make a mistake. I got it right first time.’ That’s what happens when you can rub it out and replace it. Instead, we need a culture where children are not afraid to make mistakes, they look at their mistakes and they learn… Read more

May 29, 2015

Pawn Sacrifice is a new film from Edward Zwick about the brilliant, disturbed chess prodigy Bobby Fischer. Tobey Maguire plays Fischer and Liev Schrieber plays his nemesis, Boris Spassky. Here’s the trailer: Some viewers may be puzzled by the prominence of a Catholic priest in the trailer. The IMDB entry doesn’t list the character’s name, but I can’t imagine it being anyone other than Fr. Bill Lombardy. Lombardy was an International Grandmaster who finished second to Fischer in the 1961 US… Read more

May 29, 2015

This is the Lion of Al-Lat: It stood at the entrance the Temple of Bel in Palmyra, Syria, and dated to the First or Second Century. It was a product of the great Palmyran civilization, which had a brief but prosperous glory while the Roman Empire was beginning its decline. It was built in honor of  Al-Lat, a pre-Islamic goddess. It no longer exists. ISIS has taken over Palmyra, which has a rich cultural heritage, and begun a systematic destruction of… Read more

May 27, 2015

Edward Pentin has done some first rate reporting on the factions forming to push through radical change in the Church’s unchangeable moral teaching. He has a new story in the National Catholic Register* about a secret meeting that took place at the Pontifical Gregorian University on Monday with “the aim of urging ‘pastoral innovations’ at the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the Family in October.” Around 50 “bishops, theologians and media representatives, took part in the gathering, at the invitation of the presidents of… Read more

May 27, 2015

One thing Christians need to remember about the media and our self-styled elites: they don’t just hate Christianity. They hate all religion. However, their progressive reflexes prevent them from attacking faiths they consider the province of “minorities.” This includes Muslims (1.5 billion practitioners, roughly 23% of the planet), Hindus (1 billion, 15%), Buddhists (500 million, 7%), and Other. The provincial mentality of the progressive files those believers under Protected Other Status, largely driven by the perception that, as majority non-white… Read more


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