Throw them out! It's the loving thing to do

01/20/2010 Comments (24)

Yesterday marked Obama’s one year anniversary of Hope and Change. It also marked our one year anniversary of enduring it.

It turns out that change isn’t always good.  And sometimes “Change” actually means more-of-the-same. 

It also turns out there are different kinds of hope. I’m beginning to think that Obama’s kind of hope is that of Friedrich Nietzsche: “Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torments of man.”

This kind of hope is also known as “false hope” or “lies.”  When people are especially good at selling this kind of hope, they are called charlatans.  When they do it as a tax-payer-funded career they are called politicians. When they are able to do it and give you...READ MORE

Filed under abortion, barack obama, congress, government, health care reform, hope, senate

Marching for Life 2010 Kicks off in Dallas

01/16/2010 Comments (14)

It was 1970 in Dallas, TX, where the now infamous Roe v. Wade case was first filed at the Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse.  Today, thousands of Texans took to the streets of Dallas marching from the Cathedral down to the steps of that very same courthouse.  All to prayerfully protest what came to be the unjust law of the land at the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973.

My family and I were able to join in as fellow pro-lifers of all walks of life came together to walk for life.  It was ecumenical, multi-lingual and full of a great love for all life - no matter how small or silent that life may be. 

The day started with a Rosary outside of the area abortion center. Then there was a special Mass at...READ MORE

Filed under abortion, march for life, pro-life, video

The answers are not blowing in the wind

01/14/2010 Comments (14)

We live in a wildly confused world.  As we flamboyantly celebrate the homosexual lifestyle here on our continent, those on another continent are busy deciding if the same lifestyle should get you executed

This is quite the difference in cultural response.  But in both extreme cases the Church is steering us well.

On account of our short memory, we humans - as a group - tend to continually fluctuate between extremes.  Between a liberal licentiousness and a despotic legalism.  Between anarchy and tyranny.  We do so politically.  But we also do so morally. And often independently of our political swing.

The reason for the continued fluctuation (besides our natural human propensity to...READ MORE

Filed under catholic church, faith, homosexuality, infallibility, magisterium

Hi. We haven't met yet.

01/13/2010 Comments (16)

It wasn’t that long ago that I would get the National Catholic Reporter and the National Catholic Register mixed up (Shhhh!). I also didn’t know what a blog was, how to enjoy a beer or why I was Catholic. Since then, getting such things straightened out has made just about all of the difference in my life.

I can’t tell you how excited I am to be blogging for the Register. It is such a humbling opportunity to be in the company of so many inspiring Catholics. Have you met some of the other writers here? I’ve been reading stuff from just about every single one of them for years. It is a great honor to now be working with them.

Their resumes are extremely intimidating. All have distinguished...READ MORE

Filed under diversity, introduction, unity

Found Difficult and Left Untried

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried” – G. K. Chesterton

01/05/2010 Comments (2)

There is a sense that Christianity is only old hat. It’s been around for so long and so many people, cultures, and even civilizations have tried it. Yet, despite being so endlessly common, such efforts seem to have still continually fallen short. They didn’t produce the missing link, the holy grail, or that secret to life that makes sense of this mysterious existence. Christianity is just a worn out pair of shoes, used when useful and in the end “found wanting.” That’s the common perception anyway. But it’s wrong.

The truth is that the Christian life has largely “been found difficult and left untried.” And because of that we’ve never actually experienced the fullness of the Christian...READ MORE

Filed under chesterton, saints

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Matthew Warner is a lover of God, his wife, his kids, his life, cookies, hot-buttered bread, snoozin' & awkward (as well as not awkward) silence. He is the founder and CEO of Flocknote, the creator of Tweet Catholic, a contributing author to The Church and New Media book, and writer/founder at The Radical Life. Matt has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M and an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship. He and his family hang their hats in Texas.