Jesus and the MCU

Look I know that Marvel movies aren’t considered top-tier cinema to movie snobs like Martin Scorsese, but they’re fun and popular, and maybe for that reason alone they’re culturally important. So I’ll say some stuff about some of them because I guess that’s what blogs are for. The good thing about interpreting stories is that […]

Homily for 5th Sunday of Easter

(John 21:1-14) After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he revealed himself in this way. Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” […]

Word to Yo Mama

Mother’s Day is a “hallmark holiday,” created to sell cards and flowers and chocolate. It’s often an insult, where a year’s worth of carrying a family is halfheartedly acknowledged with a quick brunch spent looking at your phone, or a quick phone call spent looking at your computer. Less often, it’s an opportunity to show […]

Excerpt from My Book

Among other projects, I’m keeping myself occupied during quarantine by writing a book explaining Aristotle’s ethics to non-philosophers. Below is the first section from Book VII. Let me know if you know anyone in publishing. Book VII – Habits Continence and Incontinence: Not Just about Peeing Your Pants  “We must now discuss incontinence and softness, […]

Read A Canticle for Leibowitz

I’m not writing a review. The book is too old, and reviews either have spoilers (so they ruin the book for whoever hasn’t read it) or don’t have spoilers (so they don’t say anything). Instead, here’s a list of reasons why you should read A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller: It’s post-apocalyptic, which means […]

Homily for Easter Week 4

(John 16:16-end) Jesus said, “A little while, and you will see me no more; again a little while, and you will see me.” Some of his disciples said to one another, “What is this that he says to us, ‘A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you […]

I’m on a TV Show and I Hate it

Somebody had a horrible idea for some of us priests to do a discussion panel show to catechize/entertain/annoy people during the quarantine. I hate it and I hate cameras, and this is my life now. Here’s the first six episodes, in backwards order because we get slightly less awkward as it goes on: