Announcing: The Old Evangelization Weekly

You may have noticed that not enough blogging happens around these parts. It's not that I don't read a lot of Catholic material, or lack interest in blogging. It's that »

Reason Can Prove God's Existence

The existence of God can be proven/demonstrated from reason alone. But don't take my word for it: Oath Against Modernism (Denz. 2145) And first, I profess that God, the »

To Dissemble When God Is Wronged Is Impiety

We join our Lord Jesus Christ in the fourth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew. He is finishing up being tempted by Satan in the desert: 8 Again, the Devil »

When Logical Fallacies Attack! Denying the Antecedent (and the Pope)

Whenever there is confusion about a papal plane interview, one logical fallacy is sure to crop up in the ensuing commentary: Denying the Antecedent. Denying the antecedent is a perversion »

Yes, The Pope Said Something Scandalous

So the pope held another interview on a plane. And, unfortunately, he said something scandalous. This is going to be a bit long, but I think it's needed to make »

Oh, For Offspring's Sake!

As these situations especially affect children, we are aware of a greater urgency to foster a true welcome for these families in our communities. For how can we encourage these »

Laudato Si and the Thumper Theorem

In the 1942 Disney animated film Bambi, the mother of Thumper makes sure the following lesson is instilled in her son: If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing »

A Priest Who “Sees the Dead”? Dead Wrong

Over on his blog, Fr. Dwight Longenecker relates how he knew a priest who could see the dead. Not on demand, presumably, but it supposedly did happen this one time. »

Spot Modernism #2 - Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences Edition

Fr. Bernard Ardura, president of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences, recently gave an interview about Pope St. Pius X. Let’s see if what he has to say about »

The Hermeneutic of Continuity is Bunk

The hermeneutic of continuity, sometimes called the hermeneutic of reform in continuity, is incoherent. Instead of following this interpretation of Vatican II documents, we should hold the documents to the »