Pets are cute and cuddly, but how far should our affections for them go? And should they ever be referred to as “children”? Marina’s friend Clarke (and his glass of scotch) joins the podcast this week. Support the podcast! patreon.com/mtncatholic Follow us: Twitter & Facebook – @MtnCatholic Marina – @wherevershegoes Matthew – @MatthewJSewell
Babies are great, aren’t they? There’s just so much to marvel at. The sparkle in their eyes, their easy laughter, their odd noises. That tiny human really has it made — people jump at the very sound of them to feed, clothe, or change diapers. None of life’s problems affect them, and they effortlessly melt […]
“Humility is the mother of giants. One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.” – Father Brown, The Hammer of God (G.K. Chesterton) Tonight I learned that the parish priest of my childhood, Fr. Patrick McGurk of the Diocese of Helena (MT), had passed away, moving on, God willing, to his eternal […]
In the essay titled, “Christianity and Rationalism,” G.K. Chesterton addresses the skeptics of his day who question the validity of Christianity. He takes each of their arguments and shows how the objection of the skeptics actually gives credence to the Christian faith. His responses to the questions of his opponents are still relevant today, and […]
The new school year is quickly approaching and for some it has already begun. With every new academic year there is always great anticipation. Students are eager to see old friends and share their memories of summer, and teachers are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to teach again. But with all of this excitement, the challenges […]
We’ve lost, in large part, the ability to witness the uniqueness and wonder of true friendship and have replaced it instead with an odd form of mutual appeasement. Instead of risking discomfort to build up a lasting joy in our friendship, we opt for a quicker, less risky form of reward in the form of the friendly wager.
Even the non-football fan has likely heard rumblings about the NFL fining the New England Patriots and suspending their star quarterback for being big fat cheaters (again) and secretly letting a little air out of footballs to gain a competitive edge throughout last season. The whole league erupted with commentary after Commissioner Roger Goodell brought the hammer […]
Over the past several years, a fair chunk of people have been asked to resign or been fired from Catholic workplaces for conduct which, in one way or another, violated Church teaching. Nearly all of the incidents involved either unwed pregnancy or sexual orientation (or both), and nearly all have also included a massive public […]