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Check out the guest list for EWTN’s “Life on the Rock“! See anyone you recognize??: Yes, that’s me! Next week I’ll be driving down to Birmingham – well, Irondale, really – to film an episode of Life on the Rock with Fr. Mark Mary and Doug Barry. I’ve been interviewed and done a lot of […]


Posted at: June 30th, 2010 - 10:47 am - Number of Comments » 4

Yuval Levin posted at the Corner: If you haven’t read Shannen Coffin’s piece on Elena Kagan and the partial-birth-abortion debate today, you really should. What he describes, based on newly released Clinton White House memos, is absolutely astonishing. … What’s described in these memos is easily the most serious and flagrant violation of the boundary […]


Posted at: June 30th, 2010 - 6:51 am - Comments Off

A great explanation of what chastity really is from Carl Anderson’s book Called to Love: Approaching John Paul II’s Theology of the Body (p.150): Real chastity has nothing to do with so-called “puritanism,” but is a life-affirming self-mastery in love. Chastity is the fruit of Christ’s gentle education of the heart, which gradually shapes the […]


Posted at: June 29th, 2010 - 8:55 pm - Comments Off

G. K. Chesterton’s thoughts on suicide, from his book Orthodoxy, chapter 5: Under the lengthening shadow of Isben, an argument arose whether it was not a very nice thing to murder one’s self. Grave moderns told us that we must not even say “poor fellow,” of a man who had blown his brains out, since […]


Posted at: June 29th, 2010 - 5:58 am - Number of Comments » 1

How appropriate that, after writing this post last week, my latest Netflix movie turned out to be The Diving Bell and the Butterfly about French journalist and former editor-in-chief of Elle magazine, Jean-Dominique Bauby. Talk about a man who “had it all”, only to seemingly “lose everything” when a massive stroke left him paralyzed from […]


Posted at: June 29th, 2010 - 5:55 am - Number of Comments » 2

This is one of my absolute favorite Pixar short films: Maybe I’m stretching it a bit, but it kind of reminds me of this passage from Romans (5:3-5): we even boast of our afflictions, knowing that affliction produces endurance, and endurance, proven character, and proven character, hope, and hope does not disappoint, because the love […]


Posted at: June 25th, 2010 - 1:53 pm - Number of Comments » 3

First of all, many thanks to all of you for your prayers and well wishes for my mothers surgery/recovery. She got home from the hospital yesterday afternoon and is doing very well – praise God! Some of you may recall that at about this same time last year I was requesting prayers for my father […]


Posted at: June 24th, 2010 - 9:17 am - Comments Off

In honor of Father’s Day this Sunday, see Fr. Thomas Loya’s latest article for Catholic Exchanges TOB Channel. The intro: It is appropriate that in our culture we observe “Father’s Day” during the warm weather time of year. This is a time of year when we see fathers doing a lot of outdoor grilling. We […]


Posted at: June 22nd, 2010 - 10:47 pm - Comments Off

On my retreat earlier this year our priest observed that nearly all of the world’s crises are really a “crisis of sanctity.” Of men and women either settling for mediocrity because they believe sanctity to be out of their reach or even rejecting sanctity with an “only the good die young” attitude about life. In […]


Posted at: June 22nd, 2010 - 10:36 pm - Comments Off

Dear readers – please keep my mother in your prayers this morning. She is scheduled for surgery at 7:30am CST. Thanks and God bless you!


Posted at: June 21st, 2010 - 5:08 am - Number of Comments » 4