1. Mother Teresa was not Indian. She was an ethnic Albanian. Her willingness to serve the poor only stands out more when you consider that she left her own native land in Europe to travel halfway across the world. That's love. Real, incarnational love. 2. Although a...read more
Last week, yet again, the apocalyptic prognostications of yet another doomsayer were proven wrong. The world did not end as expected. The extinction level event scheduled to mark the end of our tired journey upon this earth was postponed. The long-expected end of...read more
Jesus Christ the Nazorean whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead ... He is ‘the stone rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone.’ There is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to the human...read more
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The greatest minds of the 20th century worked on the Manhattan Project - the scientific military endeavor that produced the atomic bomb - and many of them, like J. Robert Oppenheimer, grew to resent the role they played. It was he who quoted the Bhagavad Gita in...read more
A couple nights ago, I went to see Batman v. Superman. My take: it was a good movie in itself - deeply powerful, even - but had some weird elements I didn't care for. SPOILERS BELOW. The movie begins with an opening montage explaining Batman's origin in this universe...read more
A friend recently shared this video, which may be a bit difficult for some of you to watch. For me, it is a reminder of family and personal history, and a good demonstration of an important Catholic principle. As I mentioned in my recent vlog, I'm a mutt. Lots of...read more
Posted this reply to a Trump supporter elsewhere, thought it was worth sharing: Question A vote for a write in, is a thrown away vote. Democrats will rally around their candidate...a lying, murderous FELON, and Republicans can't get off their self righteous high...read more
Dear Abraham, Several months ago, during the World Meeting of Families, you approached our booth and asked if I would take your photo. "No problem," I said. "I'm the company photographer." So I took your picture and you wrote your email on a piece of paper so I could...read more
Anyone who knows me knows my preferences as a Catholic are very traditional. Ad orientem, Latin chant, incense, everything. That said, I regret the years I spent as a very strict and very closed-hearted crusader for these things. We must move, as Fr. Z often says,...read more
As you may be aware, armed protesters have holed themselves up in a federal building in Oregon to protest the massive overreach of the government in control of land in the western US, which has included land grabs for, frankly, reasons I can't begin to fathom. What do...read more