The Insanity of our Brave New World

James Christian Aggeles is a paranoid schizophrenic with various personality disorders and grandiose delusions, which came to the forefront after he donated sperm to Xytex,...

The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains

One of the most studied patients in neuropsychological history, from 1957 until his death in 2008, was a patient known through his life only...

For the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek’s Mission: A Spiritual Reflection

     Enterprise, what a God-haunted mission you are on. All around you there is light, star-shot and splintered in the endless skies through which you...

Korea on the Brink: Holiness or Tragedy?

Today is the feast of the martyrs of Korea, led by the indomitable convert priest, Father Andrew Kim Taegon, tortured and beheaded in 1846...

Why We Need More Bellarmines

Before we get to Bellarmine, for those of you who would like to peruse my take on the strange saga of James Christian Agelles,...

HiddleSwfit No More: Why Taylor Swift May Never Get Married

Alas, in earth-shattering news, the couple known as 'HiddleSwift' has broken up.  Yes, to you legions of fans (there have to be some out...

Herod, The Baptist and Conformity to the World

While I was away, relishing the world God has created (see my last post), we celebrated the memorial of the beheading of Saint John...

Must We Believe that Islam is Peaceful?

In another well-reasoned article by William Kilpatrick (we may disagree with some of his tone, but his points are good), he alludes to a...

The Neo-Pagan Limits of the Olympics

The much-awaited Olympics is now upon us in Rio, a city in a country in a continent mired in unmanageable debt and corruption.  Surrounded...

Father Jacques Hamel and the Faith of Europe

Another Islamic massacre, this time of an octogenarian priest, Father Jacques Hamel, saying Mass in a church in Saint Etienne de Rouvray in the...