Steve Greydanus noodles the DC/Marvel movie universes

He writes:So Warner/DC is planning to introduce a veteran, established Batman in the DC cinematic universe established in MAN OF STEEL.Meanwhile, Disney/Marvel, which just closed a deal with Sony to allow Spider-Man to appear in Marvel Cinematic Universe movies (though Sony will still retain film rights to Spider-Man), is planning on introducing the MCU version of Spider-Man as a teenager in high school.This strikes me as a mistake on both counts. The two studios have their wires … [Read More...]

San Francisco Archbishop Revealed to be Catholic

Chattering Classes incensed … [Read More...]

Thomas Peters on Signs of Hope in the Church

Sign of Hope: The Under-35 Priest … [Read More...]

Why Believe the Gospel?

Because it's true. Why else would you believe something? … [Read More...]

Leonard Nimoy, RIP

He gave joy to millions of people and created a character who is as close to immortal as anything TV has ever produced.  Eternal rest grant him, God our Father, through Christ our Lord. … [Read More...]

Seraphim the Beauteous is soooooo big!

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Not Just Evil, But Stupid Too

Judge Andrew Napolitano breaks with the conservative hivemind at FOX to point out that if you are going to be an "ends justify the means" apologist for mortal sin, you should at least have something besides some old reruns of 24 as your evidence that your Faustian Bargains will not lead to losing … [Read More...]

Change the conversation on “Death with Dignity”

A new video is changing the conversation about Death with Dignity. It is beautiful. And it is inspiring. And it is challenging to easy conversations about assisted suicide.There are some really great lines, and some disarming language. It has opened a few new avenues for conversation in Oregon, … [Read More...]

Prayer Request for a Christian family kidnapped by ISIS–and commentary by Fr. Barron

Father, hear our prayer for their safe return.  And if it is their lot to join with your holy martyrs, grant them swift entry into heaven and that their blood may be the seed of the Church, mingled with the blood of Christ and able to convert even the hard and bitters hearts of their murderers. … [Read More...]

The Temptation of Christ… under discussion over at the Register. … [Read More...]


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One of the Poisonous Fruits of the Priest Abuse Scandal… that, like the immune system of an AIDS victim, the Church is now vulnerable to parasitic infections.  It's hard to make the case that the Church should be allowed to hire and fire according to adherence to Catholic moral teaching when the bishops have done such a bangup job of showing that … [Read More...]

The Wacky World of Postmodernism

Postmodern culture is, among other things, all about the subjectivization of everything.  It is, like all heretical impulses, based on part of the truth, but (like heresies) it ignores other truths inconvenient to the heretic to focus on the things it likes.In this case, the truth can be roughly … [Read More...]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: In what would otherwise have been a hilarious pratfall, I broke my right arm tripping and falling while walking down the sidewalk in NYC on Dec 16.. After more than two months healing, the brace came off yesterday. But because of the force with which I fell (on a parked car!) I … [Read More...]

Hey Western Washington! Mark Your Calendars!

I'm coming to St. Thomas Parish in Tukwila on February 27 at 7:00 PM to talk about 101 Reasons Not to be Catholic. See you then! … [Read More...]

Welcome Cornelia Roxane Fisher!

Beautiful new baby girl of Damien and  Simcha Fisher!:Babies are God's way of saying the world should continue.  Joy and mazeltov! … [Read More...]

What ISIS Really Wants

An intelligent, Know Your Enemy, look at how ISIS thinks: Virtually every major decision and law promulgated by the Islamic State adheres to what it calls, in its press and pronouncements, and on its billboards, license plates, stationery, and coins, “the Prophetic methodology,” which means fol … [Read More...]

Francis to Address Congress in September

Some of my readers are fantasizing about him bringing a whip made of cords and overturning the tables of the legislators when he's here. But, of course, that presumes that Congress is Our Father's House, something we can all agree it has never been.This is why there has never been a National … [Read More...]

Smiley Face Galaxy Discovered


A Catholic Super Hero

Steven Greydanus will be thrilled by the premiere of Daredevil on April 10.You can see a big interview with the creators here. … [Read More...]

Hey New York City! I’m coming your way!

I have some speaking gigs in the Big Apple with a space in my calendar the evening of April 20. The flight is already paid for, so if your parish, group or conference would like me to come speak for you, O New York City Catholic, I'm available to do so that day!I have a host of topics I can … [Read More...]

Bill Doino, Jr. writes a tribute to Dr. Alice von Hildebrand

...over at First Things. Best known for promoting the work of her famous husband, Dietrich-- she is still a distinguished scholar in her own right, and someone who has fought the good fight-and still is fighting it, at the age of 92!She was recently honored by Pope Francis--who invested her as … [Read More...]