Choices, Good and Bad

Today is the feast of Saint Matthias, the one chosen, as recounted in the first chapter of Acts, to replace Judas Iscariot, who betrayed...

Synods, Speech and Synagogue

The Synod on Youth has closed, after approving the final document in accord with the new rules on Episcopal Synods promulgated by Pope Francis...

Life, death, and lousy campgrounds

In the time that my family has been on the road, our journey has been predominantly dictated by where we my parents have to...

Moving Days

As my family travels, we meet quite a few people who ask us things like, “Where is your favorite place to go?” (I have...

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...

Justin the Martyr

Saint Justin, who is called the 'martyr', was a pagan convert to Christianity, based in large part upon his investigation of the rational arguments...

Real Black Holes and Fantasy Budgets

We now have our first actual photographic image of a black hole, those theoretical entities first posited in a rudimentary way by John Michell...

Dog (walk) days

A few days ago, I took my dog for a walk. While traveling, walks are a several times a day thing, but here at...

Catholic culture

About two weeks ago, my family parked in a small town in Iowa. We chose this town because the church is within walking distance...

Trinity Sunday Clarificatio

Once again, a blessed solemnity of the Trinity, and, on a more secular level, although in a connected way, a happy Fathers' Day to...