Monday, November 12, 2012

The Inventor and the Bear, Part IV

It is a curious quality of some particularly perceptive men that they can sense the state of things as if it wafted to them on the breeze; such men can sniff the air and catch a whiff of popular opinion tracing its way through the atmosphere, or incline an ear and note a change in the timbre of a conversation just as if they were hearing the second violin inadvertently play a few pitches out of tune. The Inventor happened to be just such a man, and at the moment, his senses were practically screaming that something was very wrong indeed.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

When the Hole Gets Heavy

Ladies and gentlemen. Cease your goings-about for a moment and assess your situation. Specifically, I ask you to ask yourself a question both blunt and incisive: "Am I lonely?"

Please, really, take a moment and search your heart. You might surprise yourself with your own answer.

Monday, July 2, 2012

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

With all the hairs raised and spittle flying over "Obamacare," the Fortnight for Freedom, and the Supreme Court's decision regarding our health care system, a lot of people have made themselves look really bad by misunderstanding both the position of their opponents and, unfortunately enough, their OWN position. So Catholics, set down your pitchforks and torches for a minute and let me inform you of what you actually believe.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tidying Up

(Note: This blog marks my first as a syndicated contributor to the Austin Catholic New Media blog. Check out ACNM's excellent New Evangelization-based media here: www.austincnm.com.)

Attention, Catholics! Do you want to grow massively in holiness? Do you long to kindle the great flames of piety and prayerfulness in your heart? Do you want to do this easily, quickly, and effectively, in one simple step? I submit to you an answer that will likely make every young Catholic cringe in despair and every Catholic parent pump their fist in glorious triumph: Clean your damn room.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Why Catholicism Doesn't Make Sense

For nearly two thousand years, the question of Catholicism has buggered many of the world's greatest minds. Specifically, the question in question is: Is it real? Is it possible that this might be the truth about God, or is it all some kind of diabolical invention to lead men astray? Does it even make sense?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Laodicea

When the breath of the evening stills, and I lie down to close my eyes, I begin to wonder how I could be so unfaithful.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Theology of Sound

As a Catholic musician, I am particularly enamored with two things: theology and sound. I dive passionately into the depths of the Eschaton just as eagerly as I plunge myself headlong into an Eric Clapton album. I find matchless beauty in the Church's doctrines on human sexuality, and I am left breathless by the sheer brilliance of "Blood of Eden" by Peter Gabriel.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bored with the Gospel

I have a confession to make: as a rabid Catholic (nay, a Cathoholic), I tend to have episodes where I look down my nose in stuffy superiority at things Protestants are doing, as if they were children playing in a sandbox, in desperate need of a knowledgeable Catholic to swoop in and introduce them to REAL spirituality. This, of course, makes me a total jerk.