January 13, 2015

The pop culture website io9 has a post ranking the greatest characters from Hayao Miyazaki movies. I have one addition and one complaint. Read more

January 7, 2015

If women pursuing their rights, fighting systematic oppression and marginalization, and gaining influence in the Church makes men reluctant to become religiously active, that speaks poorly of these men. They need to grow up, but they’re not going to do that by being fed overly romanticized notions like the “powerful manliness of the Mass” and the “heroic nature of manhood.” Read more

January 5, 2015

Steve Moore apparently wants a Church that focuses exclusively on the spiritual aspects of the human condition with no care for economic and environmental justice. Unless it’s glorifying freedom and capitalism! Read more

January 5, 2015

Robert George says that Pope Francis doesn’t know whether climate change is anthropogenic, presenting the matter as if there were no consensus among climate scientists. Read more

January 2, 2015

However immaculate their logic, however focused they are on the pursuit of truth–philosophers reason in terms of the worlds in which they live. In philosophy, there is no truth apart from history. All philosophy is contextual. Read more

January 1, 2015

Mary couldn’t make intellectual sense of the angelic announcement (we kid ourselves if we think we can), so she made sense of it creatively. How? By simply being a mother. Her faith should be our own, for we are all called to bring Christ into the world. Read more

December 31, 2014

Never show a child something fun that you are not willing to show that child again and again, every hour of every day, for all eternity. Read more

December 30, 2014

The conflict of interpretations is hardly unique to the Bible or to religion. People simply don’t reason the same way, in the same contexts, or from the same principles. Read more

December 19, 2014

And lo, Hello Kitty came before them, riding upon an eagle and holding the Sword of the Dragon, and the Elves of Mirkwood laid down their weapons and worshiped her. And the Orcs did likewise. Read more

December 18, 2014

Mallory Ortberg makes the world a better place with this awesomely hilarious piece in The New Yorker. Read more

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