Barry Black

Barry Black, Senate chaplain and retired Chief of Chaplains for the U.S. Navy, a Seventh-day Adventist pastor, is profiled by Religion & Ethics Newsweekly. Via Ryan Bell. (See also Johnny Ramirez).

Reflections Based on Newman’s Apologia Pro Vita Sua

John Henry Newman published his Apologia Pro Vita Sua in 1864, some twenty years after he became a Catholic, in response to an attack by Charles Kingsley. I’m not about to write a book, but some attacks do require response, such as that made recently by Dave Armstrong. Armstrong says statements that I have made…

Why the Motu Proprio Matters

Carl Olson cites Robert Moynihan. … It isn’t about the Latin. (And the Latin Mass is, in any case, not the Latin Mass at all; that is a misnomer; it is, rather, “the Latin, Greek and Aramaic Mass,” with “Kyrie eleison” in Greek and “Amen” and “Alleluia” in Aramaic.) And those who think Latin is…

When Murder is OK

“I murdered the life within me,” says the Reverend Donna Schaper. I happen to agree that abortion is a form of murder. I think the quarrel about when life begins is disrespectful to the fetus. I know I murdered the life within me. I could have loved that life but chose not to. I did…

Fly the Unfriendly Skies of Delta

Rod Dreher asks, Delta Airlines: Merely incompetent, or plain evil? He provides YouTube video taken by passenger on a flight stuck for seven hours on the ground at JFK. Family members who inquired were snapped at by employees who told them the plane had left hours ago. Compare with Dreher’s own experience on the same…