What “Merry Christmas” Actually Means

“In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar,* when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas,the word of God came to John the … Continue reading What “Merry Christmas” Actually Means

Illinois’ dispirited bicentennial celebration ends

By John Ruberry As I've mentioned here a few times, 2018 is Illinois' bicentennial year, a fact that not only has escaped most Americans but even, I suspect, most people living in Illinois. Last Monday the official Illinois bicentennial party was held in Chicago at the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier on Lake Michigan. … Continue reading Illinois’ dispirited bicentennial celebration ends

Today’s non-tweets Under my Fedora 12-9-18

I tease twitter a lot but occasionally you can the good civil debate it was sold as a platform for.  I had one such exchange with  . You can read the exchange on the subject of the Church's role in civilization here by viewing the entire conversation. It's a shame this is the exception and … Continue reading Today’s non-tweets Under my Fedora 12-9-18