A defense of NFP in Commonweal

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“Prolifers” for Eugenics

Meet Arkansas GOP representative Kim Hammer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Counseling from Trinity College of the Bible. He has been a Baptist pastor since 1979 and chaplain of the Saline Memorial Hospice in Benton since 2006. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Benton, Arkansas. Hammer has a strongly conservative voting record in the state House. He joined the needed two-thirds majority to override the vetoes of Democratic Governor Mike Beebe to enact legislation … [Read More...]

Today’s Work of Mercy (click on the graphic)

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Something for the Last Friday in Lent

Catholics! Remember that today you cannot eat this! Don't give any further thought to this delicious, tempting, scrumptious image. Put right out of your mind the heavenly aroma, the sumptuous taste, and the wonderful awesome goodness. You're welcome!A little humor to lighten the burden:A Jew, a Catholic, and an Episcopalian died and went to heaven. St. Peter met them and said to the Jew: "You ate bacon". He pulled the lever and down he went.The Catholic said to himself, "I'm not … [Read More...]

Vergil honored them with his classic poem “Sweet Georgics Brown”

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50 Chesterton books for $1.99 is a steal

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Why Should a Jew Care Whether Christianity Lives or Dies?

David Gerlernter answers the question succinctly. … [Read More...]

John Boehner Orders Arrest of Pro-Life Demonstrators

Because the GOP is just super-duper sincere about its support for the prolife cause.GOP to prolifers: Shut up and vote for us or the baby gets it. Sure we love you, baby. But we're just not ready for *commitment*, you know? Now don't make us mad because when you do, we have to slap you … [Read More...]

On the Development of Doctrine–for a Perplexed Reader

A reader writes:  I converted to the Catholic faith in 2000. I accepted the fact that revelation, from the Church's viewpoint, includes both Scripture and Sacred Tradition. At that time, however, I understood that Tradition came from the Apostles. It does.  But it often comes in seed form and is m … [Read More...]

Kanye West Needs Our Attention

...and Sherry Antonetti is going to give it to him if it kills us all.  Pretty funny stuff. … [Read More...]

Where Orthodoxy is Optional…

...orthodoxy will sooner or later be proscribed. Gay rights has never been about tolerance. It's about punishing Christians for believing that homosexual acts are sinful. And it is bound and determined to reach right into Catholic education and the sanctuary and jail those who think so. It is a … [Read More...]

A Joyous Day for Christians and Geeks

First, it's the Feast of the Annunciation:In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Hail, full of grace, t … [Read More...]

“Connecting the Dots” is on at 5 PM Eastern

...on Real Life Radio, and you can stream it here.My Tuesday co-host is Tom McDonald, and we will be doing something hilarious while we talk about the Faith, as is our custom. Also, we will be chatting with Patheos' own spiritual gardener, the lovely Margaret Rose Realy.Give us a call and … [Read More...]

Boy! Those Abortion Clinic Terrorists are Awful!

Here's an artfully constructed headline:Woman Outside Planned Parenthood Says Flaming Object Was Thrown at HerTo the casual reader, it could well be read as an attack by some crazy on Planned Parenthood. In fact, it was a molotov cocktail thrown at a peaceful 40 Days for Life person who was … [Read More...]

Amos and Judge Ronald Brockmeyer

When I read things like this: The judge in Ferguson, Missouri, who is accused of fixing traffic tickets for himself and colleagues while inflicting a punishing regime of fines and fees on the city’s residents, also owes more than $170,000 in unpaid taxes.Ronald J Brockmeyer, whose court al … [Read More...]

“If you don’t think this is coming, you are a fool.”

Rod Dreher on the actual end game for gay ideology in the West: "This is the next step in the fight. It never was going to be enough for progressives to get gay marriage and discrimination against LGBTs outlawed except for within religious organizations. Now the push from progressive elites will be … [Read More...]

I felt a great disturbance in the Force!

It was as though the minds of a million Birthers cried wolf and were suddenly silenced.So many electrons slain, so much dumb spent, so many hysteria volts wasted for years and years and years on Birtherism. … [Read More...]

Army Rangers are on a Mission to Defeat ISIS…

...with flipflops.Making people full participants in the dignity of work and the creation of wealth is always a good thing. It helps stop wars. ISIS can't go on if it stops making converts of desperate angry nuts. People tend to be less desperate and angry when they have a job and family to … [Read More...]

GOP Announces Formation of Committee to Elect Hillary Clinton

First out of the gate in that endeavor, committee chair Ted Cruz, whose appalling abuse of persecuted Christians in the Middle East set the gold standard for sheer cynicism last fall.  It will be fascinating to see if he completes the Campbellesque Hero's Journey story arc from "Guy who stands on a m … [Read More...]

The Ambition of the Sons of Thunder

...is under discussion over at the Register today. … [Read More...]

Hey Western Washington! Mark Your Calendars!

Tomorrow night, March 24, I will be speaking at Christ the King parish in Seattle at 7:00 PM.  I'll be talking about Mary, Mother of the Son.  See you then! … [Read More...]

There’s a move afoot to replace Jackson on the $20 bill with a woman

I'd favor getting Jackson off. The crazy racist old coot had a good run. I'd also favor keeping Margaret Sanger off the $20 bill--for the same reason. My preference would be Harriet Tubman or Sojourner Truth. Them gals had the right stuff.Some people have suggested Dorothy Day. Fine by me, but … [Read More...]