Keep the Christ in Murdered Christians

Given the inability of our governments to stop people who want to blow themselves up from blowing themselves up, it is no surprise that much of the rhetoric surrounding the Sri Lankan attacks has victim-blamed the dead. It’s been a subtle operation, achieved by...

Our Lady on Fire

Our Lady caught fire but try not to worry about the expense. Consider the lilies, consider the birds, consider a fish-fry, pan-European, “all proceeds towards” etc., etc. Consider ignoring Macron, not rebuilding it bigger and better but smaller and worse, with a sign...

Against James Martin

Fr. James Martin is a wonderful man and an intelligent scholar and editor, for whom I have the greatest respect. However, he has the unfortunate habit — which we all indulge at some time or another — of reducing the Catholic intellectual tradition to an...

God of the Mediocre

Most of Harrison Lemke’s songs describe him standing at a window, looking out at crummy weather, until he is quite sure that God loves him. In the Bible, weather signifies God’s presence to his Creation, and for good reason: Wind and rain and snow are obvious...