Comics

Pontifications

5 Facts about St. (Mother) Teresa of Calcutta

5 Facts about St. (Mother) Teresa of Calcutta

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
The Other End of the World

The Other End of the World

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

Future Friday: The Religion of the Future

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

The Ask

Do you use our Catholic resources?

These resources are a serious time investment on top of a full-time job, providing for a family of 7. So please, be generous and help us out.

Film on Trial: Batman v. Superman

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

Sundays in Lent, Joys in Sorrows

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

Voting Q&A (or, Why It’s Good to Vote against Trump)

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

Abraham, High-Res Photography, and the World Meeting of Families

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

On Pope Francis’ Change to the Washing of Feet

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

What the Media isn’t Telling You about the Crisis in Oregon

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