Category Archives: Culture

11 Awesome People You Totally Didn’t Know Were Catholic

I have exciting news.  Today, we are proud to announce the release of The American Catholic Almanac!  It is a daily reader of fascinating people – saints, sinners, patriots, rogues and ordinary people – who changed the United States. To celebrate, we’re giving you a sneak preview of 11 awesome people who appear in the book. [...]

Social Teaching and the Saints

Most faithful Catholics agree that the world would be a better place if more of us paid more careful attention to the Church’s social teaching.  It is hard, however, to get even very serious Catholics to do the reading and study necessary for them to understand the Church’s social teaching.  It would seem that some [...]

UPDATED: What I Saw at the O.C. Catholic Prayer Breakfast at Christ Cathedral

More to come on all this, but here’s a taste of what I saw Wednesday and Thursday when I visited the former Crystal Cathedral campus in Garden Grove, California (not far from Disneyland), for the annual Orange County Catholic Prayer Breakfast. Wednesday night, I and a fellow ‘vert (a convert in this case, not a [...]

Las Vegas School District Considers Teaching 5-8 Year Olds About Masturbation

The Clark County School Board is considering changes to its sex education curriculum, including the possibility of teaching five to eight year old children that “touching and rubbing one’s genitals to feel good is called masturbation.”  You can read articles about it here and here. A proposal like this provides evidence in support of the [...]

The Diabolical Trinity: Divorce, Same-Sex Marriage, and Abortion

Catholic media (especially the outlets of a more liberal persuasion) are whipped into a frenzy about the upcoming Synod of the Family. As we draw closer to October 5, there is growing speculation and rumor-mongering by the day about what is purported to be the central question to be addressed by the synod. Namely, whether to [...]

Why Americans Have a Hard Time Accepting Climate ‘Science’

I’ll admit it: I have no idea how much the earth is warming or why. How can I have no idea when it has been repeated so often in the news? Easy. The “science” we have been given so often by the media is so patently absurd on its face that media science  has no [...]

Robert Bellarmine and Global Warming

In the popular imagination, Galileo was a courageous champion of Science (YAY!) against the corrupt and backwards Catholic Church. (BOOO!) This simplistic view is attractive to people with a natural hostility to people of faith. It is also false. On this feast of Saint Robert Bellarmine, we should remember that, contrary to the standard narrative, [...]

The question nobody is asking about the black mass in Oklahoma

At least, I haven’t seen anyone asking it. First, a brief recap of events: A few weeks ago, a Satanist group announced plans to perform a black mass in Oklahoma using a consecrated host that had been stolen from a Catholic Church. In response, a legal team representing the local bishop obtained a court order [...]


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