Category Archives: Youth

A 12 Days of Christmas Year in Review

What’s the best answer to Christmas sentimentality? The Christmas season liturgy. In the days that follow Christmas, the Church brings us the slaughter of innocents, the first martyr, and more. Christmas isn’t just sugarplum fairies and Santa Claus after all. It is good that the Church does this, because if you compare each day from [...]

A Shockin’ Holy Saint?

In his classic book of Christian apologetics, Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis warns against the position–common today among spiritual-but-not-religious types–that Jesus was a fine ethicist (“Love your neighbor”) but that his relevance for the modern world pretty much ends there. I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about [...]

The Best Kept Christmas Movie Secret

Have you seen Nativity!? No, not The Nativity Story. And no, I’m not talking about the new film Black Nativity. I’m talking about this charming Christmas movie that almost no one in America has seen: I saw this movie a few years ago in Dublin, Ireland, during its Christmas time release in Europe in 2009. [...]

Millennials: The Hopeful Generation

If you know me, you know that I say, “God is good!” all the time. That’s my constant prayer in life, and saying it (and thinking it) keeps me focused on the truth that God is always good. Recently, I’ve had a few people remark – good and bad – about my infamous saying, “God [...]

10 Reasons Conservatives Should Love (or at least care about) Soccer

The groups for the 2014 World Cup, to be held in Brazil, were announced Friday.  The U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) drew Ghana, Germany, and Portugal, a group that will definitely be considered one of the most difficult to win next year. Given the good year the USMNT has had in qualifying, the publicity this [...]

Francis, The Lionheart

“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.” Alexander the Great This is a Pope that leads with his heart. From the moment Pope Francis ascended to the Chair of Peter, he has been exhorting the Catholic faithful to venture [...]

Hiding in Plain Sight

On the flight over to Rome to attend the Pope’s Conference on Human Trafficking recently, I recalled the long running Broadway play and movie, A Funny thing Happened on the Way to Forum, starring the great actor Zero Mostel. This farcical comedy is based on an ancient play set in B. C. Rome, where a [...]

Googling For Answers

“Google Agrees to Block Child Porn Online” ~~UK Daily Mail At long last, a hopeful sign emerged this week, that something was being done about the explosion of Internet child pornography when the American company, Google announced in the UK that it was going to block child porn online. Wait. Why was this announcement coming [...]

Catholic College Humor

Ah, college humor. From the days of Harvard Lampoon to the YouTube and meme age, college students have had a reputation for irreverent humor. At Catholic colleges the humor is just like it is anywhere else … but with a twist: reverent humor. I have collected some Benedictine College, Kansas, humor from campus memes and Stray Campus [...]

Obamacare vs. Beer Money

In the Rose Garden the other day, President Obama insisted that, while the federal Obamacare exchanges weren’t working very well, the product they were selling was a good product. Once the IT “glitches” were solved everything would be hunky-dory. Unfortunately for the President, and for Obamacare, the disastrous roll-out of the federal exchanges presents problems [...]


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