A SHORT STORY
My plan had been to stay with my brother and to have his wife help with the delivery. Where was the Lord of Hosts when you needed Him?
A POST-'TRADITIONIS CUSTODES' SHORT STORY
An example of a powerful ruler who should be like a caring elder but seems more bent on crushing dissent comes from an unexpected source.
She wanted to fly in and meet. At the airport, he was disappointed by how she looked in person. But by that stage in his life, he didn’t think he could do better.
An enormous fat cat, reminiscent of a miniature hippopotamus, strolled the sidewalk. It had been decades since he’d been out. Some things were different...
I hated myself for helping the ape. I hated the pleasure his development gave me, like I was a god lifting this furry mute from stupidity.
Michael Thomas Cibenko
The devil sees shepherds "withholding essential nourishment" from their flocks as "a delightful thing to behold."
A MORALITY TALE ABRIDGED FOR MODERN READERS
When Cosmoception Corporation sponsored a Coming Out of the Closet Celebration, the company ordered a rainbow-striped cake from Redneck Delicacies, Inc., a small shop tucked in the Appalachians.
IS THERE SUCH A THING AS 'MERE CHRISTIANITY'?
C.S. Lewis is sitting alone late at night at his big oak desk at The Kilns, Oxford, writing Mere Christianity, his little masterpiece...
THE HORNS OF A PRISONER'S DILEMMA — PART II
John M. Gist
THE HORNS OF A PRISONER'S DILEMMA — PART I
Andrew M. Seddon
Would a woman like Pelagia truly repent in public? Would she put aside her pride and status, all that she had lived for, to humble herself before the citizens of Antioch?
Guards tied some of the condemned to posts, while others — presumably the fleetest — were left loose so the lions could chase them for added sport.
Miracles do not just occur in the Gospels or in the lifetime of Christ. They can happen in ordinary life to anyone.
A CATHOLIC VISION OF LIFE
God loves and cares for all human beings and manifests the same divine favors to a wayward child that He grants to a devout mother superior.
"THIS IS MY BODY"
Brent T. Zeringue
Meet Reverend Ian Protestus, R.I.P. as he is commonly called, who left the Catholic Church ten years ago and holds a doctorate from Rapture University.
OLD PRIEST, NEW PRIEST
Yag Nam has approached young Fr. Logicus, the new priest assigned to Yag’s Bay Area church, to hear his confession...
SIX STRATEGIES FOR SATANIC SOVEREIGNTY
The devil shares his business plan to destroy "orthodox fools" through schism, revolution, division, and other tactics.
LOOKING BACKWARD FROM YEAR 2015
Larry A. Carstens
A scroll was recently found in a clay pot in a cave. The writer belonged to an influential class of ancient Judeans called the Amerisees.
THE FOUNDER OF CANNED PARENTHOOD
This fictional piece uses exact quotes of the real-life Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood.
INFORMATION OVERLOAD FOR KIDS
TRULY "PRO-CHILD, PRO-FAMILY & PRO-CHOICE"
FIRST COMMUNICANTS SHARE MEMORIES
A SENSITIVE JESUS WHO SAYS HE'S SORRY & GOES FREE
HOW THE SECULARISTS SEE THINGS
Settling into my seat on the train, I glanced at the kindly-looking elderly gentleman facing me. He watched me as I took out three books I'd brought along.
ANCIENT WISDOM VS. MODERN KNOWLEDGE
Carl R. Schmahl
HOW TO UNDERMINE THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Wormwood’s younger cousin, Lackluster, has received an unprecedented appointment for so young a demon.
THE POWER OF MUSIC
Socrates would say that good music is music that makes the soul better, that is, more harmonious, and bad music is music that makes the soul unharmonious.
WHAT, THEN, IS THE DIFFERENCE?
Socrates asks what would happen to a capitalist nation if everyone practiced the greedlessness of Jesus, or Buddha, or even Thoreau?
Here he is — the wonderful troublemaker, the gadfly of Athens who makes difficulties everywhere, especially where life is too easy for thought or thought too easy for honesty.
- Karl Keating