Not Peace but a Sword: The Great Chasm Between Christianity and Islam

Robert Spencer, Not Peace but a Sword: The Great Chasm Between Christianity and Islam. San Diego: Catholic Answers, 2013, p.251. By Scott Ventureyra Robert Spencer is...

5th. Sunday of Easter: Abide in Me as I abide in you

Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abide in the vine, neither...

The indomitable Dan Brown

I genuinely thought we had heard the last of author Dan Brown but, alas, that’s not the case. His most recent book Inferno was...

Follow with response and reflection

I am a faithful Catholic and a faithful Catholic journalist, meaning that while much of my writing and broadcasting has no direct connection with...

A Church reacting well, wisely, and properly

We haven’t heard very much about the so-called clergy abuse crisis recently, but you can be sure that if the mainstream media manages to...

A pope for our time

The new year is arbitrary, really, a contrived date to jolt us into novelty, remind us of chronology, mark the progress of time, achievement,...

Christmas reflections

House of Bread. Bethlehem. The place where He was born. It may not have been in a stable and it was likely not in...

Goodness from around the web..

Highlight of the week: All Hipsters Eventually Become Catholic by Edmund Mitchell "The new hipster loves going to daily Mass at his parish, where the pews...

The future of Catholicism

When a publisher telephones and asks for a new book, written quickly, there is only one response: a high- pitched, only partly controlled “yes.”...

Successor to St. Peter

It’s been a challenging few weeks for serious Catholics. By “challenging” I suppose I mean difficult, and by “serious” I mean those who live...