October 11, 2018

He was in Rome last week, talking about what a new apologetics should look like: What would a new apologetics look like? First, it would arise from the questions that young people spontaneously ask. It would not be imposed from above but would rather emerge organically from below, a response to the yearning of the mind and the heart. Here it would take a cue from the method of St. Thomas Aquinas. The austere texts of the great theological master… Read more

October 10, 2018

So last Monday, Columbus Day, my wife and I go to Mass.  Our parish is not far from a trail I enjoy walking called “Candy Cane Park Trail”.  It’s a lovely, leafy canyon that cuts right through my suburban middle class neighborhood.  Full of maples, alders, and various evergreens like spruce, hemlock, and Douglas Fir, as well as great hillsides of blackberries that, in the late summer, smell sweet as heaven, it’s like your own private Middle Earth.  Indeed, I… Read more

October 9, 2018

I will be speaking at St. Anthony’s in Renton, WA at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, October 10, 2018!  Mark your calendar and don’t miss it if you can! I’ll be talking about the Family as the Icon of the Blessed Trinity! The family is the closest image we have to the life of the Blessed Trinity. This talk makes clear why. We’ll have time for Q and A too! Read more

October 9, 2018

She remarks on how the appointment of Kavanaugh frees us from the lie “V0te GOP or the Baby Gets It”: The fact is that there are now — count them — one, two, three, four, five handpicked, vetted, promised ones on the Court. We have paid with our souls, our ability to think, our fidelity to Christ, our witness for Him, and our country. But we have five votes that we have been promised over and over and over again… Read more

October 8, 2018

…on why Peeves is allowed to stay at Hogwarts.  So I have filled this vital need for today: No need to thank me! Read more

October 5, 2018

Start at the 14:10 mark Note how the gullible sucker fist-pumping about her EXPLOSIVE testimony (cuz it means Cult 45 wins and Kavanaugh is confirmed) is stone deaf to what Sen. Collins actually had to say about the history of the GOP’s seduction of the “prolife” movement and its transformation into the backbone of the diabolical Christianist cult of lies. Here’s the relevant transcript in case you can’t see the video: There has also been considerable focus on the future… Read more

October 5, 2018

Back in 2011, the “prolife” movement that now forms the backbone of Trumpism chose to definitively commit itself to Lying for Jesus as a core strategy.  I warned at the time that this was a massively stupid idea, as did others.  We were, of course, shouted down as fake Catholics and babykillers by the Greatest Catholics of All Time as they, yet again, opted to make yet another in the long series of choices that would establish them as the… Read more

October 4, 2018

I remember, a month and a half ago when, for a brief moment, conservative white “prolife” Catholics pretended to care about sexual assault victims because the PA report had come out. Then Vigano lied about Francis (the one man who acted against McCarrick) lifting sanctions Vigano pretended to have enforced against McCarrick. For, like, a week or two, people hungering for power in the Church and vengeance against their gay and liberal culture war enemies achieved one thing: victims vanished… Read more

October 3, 2018

You will often see inspirational posters of a verdant mountain scene with the words of Psalm 121 overlaid on the picture saying: I will lift up mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help. It has a lovely Old Testamenty kind of lilt to it, coming as it does from the King James translation, the only great work of literature ever written by a committee. The trouble is, it communicates the exact opposite of what the psalmist is… Read more

October 2, 2018

He writes: Mark, I really do get where you’re coming from.  There’s a lot that needs to be said in what has become of the pro-life movement and our Catholic faith in America.  Consistency is sorely lacking, and remembering that ideologies must be subordinate to our treatment of the human person instead of the other way around is an especially timely reminder to us in these days.  I’m glad you’re saying these things. Thank you. I would like to gently… Read more

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