the old blog

“When I Want to do What is Good, Evil Lies Close at Hand” (Romans 7:20) No one, no Christian at least, denies that Live Action’s undercover “stings” have occasioned some great goods. Of course the problem is not whether something good becomes of these “stings”, but rather, whether Live Action’s tactics are morally permissible. The debates on either side are seemingly endless, occasionally... [ Read more ]
If you asked me a year ago if I would ever willingly attend a Novus Ordo Mass again, the answer would have been a definitive and resounding NO. I mean, if I absolutely had to, if there was a funeral, or a wedding, or all the priests who knew how to say the Traditional Latin Mass mysteriously died, then, yeah, I guess, I guess I would have to condescend to attending the Catholic-light Novus Ordo Mass…But only if I really had to. Well, what... [ Read more ]
Ask any single Catholic in their 20′s or 30′s why they are still single and you’re bound to hear a whole host of reasons. But lately there has been a common thread to all their replies; Catholics (of the opposite sex) are just awkward, socially inept, ungentlemanly/unladylike, and often, just plain ridiculous. I mean, who out there doesn’t have at least one horror story? I have three. Build... [ Read more ]
I am happy to announce that sacred art is back in style and if, in 200 years or so, Western civilization has been saved, we can add Christopher Nolan to the list of people to thank. Why? Because thanks to his art, the Gospel is again being preached – and to more people, perhaps, than we have been reaching with our more overt means. He has done, with his work, what every evangelist ought to do: communicate the salvific Christian message in... [ Read more ]