GODS: The Good Old Days Syndrome

Were video games really better on Super Nintendo - frothing fanboy-ism aside?

This week, I’ve decided to take a brief side route away from my posts about the Theology of Sound to raise public awareness of a particular disease. It’s an old disease – very old, in fact – and it has never been cured, nor will it ever be. It is not a bacteria, and hence… [Read More]

The Theology of Sound

sudden clarity clarence

A question for your consideration: Why does music hold such power over the human heart? Let that percolate for a minute, then read on. 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… [Read More]

The Silence of the Lamb


Ladies and gents, I think I might be clinically insane. There are many reasons I think this might be true, not the least of which is my propensity for cackling maniacally while formulating plans to take over the world, but if you’re not entirely convinced, I think I could prove my point if you just… [Read More]

Interview with Sr. Helena Burns, FSP

Sister Burns

David Casper recently got the chance to sit down with Sister Helena Burns of the Daughters of St. Paul to talk about being a media nun, zombie rom-coms and the upcoming Papal Conclave. Sister Helena Burns belong to the Daughters of St. Paul, an international congregation of religious women dedicated to spreading God’s Word through the… [Read More]

What Love Is

Ah. That clears things up.

Hey. Wanna try a little experiment? Search the Internet for the definition of “love” and see what you get. I tried this just recently and discovered something rather incredible. Specifically, I wanted to know what our society thinks love is. We as Catholics know that society’s understanding of love is pretty screwed-up, but I wanted… [Read More]

The ACTUAL Reason Contraception is Wrong


Lately, I’ve been on the Internet. Depressing, I know. But I have. And in particular, I’ve noticed a widespread rash of anger directed at that crotchety old institution full of crotchety old men with crotchety old ideas: the Catholic Church. Seems there’s this thing happening out there in the “real world” (a phrase whose quotation… [Read More]

Why I Believe in Gay Equality

Or a dog who finally discovers the joys of Beggin' Strips.

First things first: I apologize for my extended hiatus from posting blogs. Let’s just say a lot of very significant and life-changing things happened to me one after another. Second things second: I’d like to return to my regularly scheduled programming by speaking about a rather snaggly issue in our state/country/world at the moment: gay… [Read More]

Unsolicited Advice on Kissing


There’s something to be said for a good kiss. That said, what is to be said cannot be said because it loses something in the saying. So say what you will, but to say that you can say all that needs to be said about a good kiss is to say that you can say… [Read More]

How to Read the Bible

At some point in there, apparently Santa Claus shows up and starts telling people to "look at your life through heaven's eyes."

When I was a kid – probably around sixth grade or so – I decided that I wanted to read the Bible. I’d heard a lot about this Jesus fellow at church and in Sunday school, but I’d never actually just sat down and read the book He wrote. So I did. Or at least… [Read More]

How Far Is Too Far?


There are some questions that never seem to get properly answered when you ask them. “Daddy, why is the sky blue?” “Mommy, where do babies come from?” “Aunt Edna, could you help me reconcile the thermodynamic principle of entropy with the theory of evolution?” But the one that probably most frustrates high school teens, and… [Read More]

Basic Biology for the Dating Catholic

Be careful what you attempt to do with this knowledge.

So you’re Catholic? Good. And so is SHE? Well, well, well. Even better. You know the “she” of whom I speak. Your heart’s beating a little faster just thinking about her. Perhaps your palms are sweating and you need to wipe down your keyboard with a Wet-Nap. But where do you start? How do you… [Read More]

The State of Your Heart

If I had to guess... no, probably not the room of a saint.

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… [Read More]