“Future Human”? Please, No

“Future Human”? Please, No

This blurb came into my mailbox recently, from a blog called “Future Human”: “The life-changing forces of technology and globalization are re-inventing what it means to be human. Three-person babies. Extreme biohacking. Outposts on Mars. Sex robots. The union of man...
Age of Profanity?

Age of Profanity?

Profanity on primetime TV increased 69% from 2005 to 2010. And that’s just the major networks, never mind cable. I would have to assume that, by 2018, they’ve given up counting. So it’s not just my advancing age or sensitivity.  We really are living in an Age of...
Painted Churches, and the Body

Painted Churches, and the Body

Last week, I toured the “Painted Churches” of south Texas for a solid week. A pilgrimage route called “El Camino de Lavaca” has been established that includes most of the Catholic churches (painted or not) in four counties located in the Austin/Houston/San Antonio...
To Whom Do You Bow?

To Whom Do You Bow?

Our TOBET staff just came home from a presentation to school teachers in a vibrant, faithful Catholic diocese. They were very impressed with the reverent behavior of those who received the Eucharist at Mass. They were even more impressed with those who went up to the...
The Tempest and Hope

The Tempest and Hope

No one would argue, it’s been the season for natural disasters.  Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Katia struck like balls in a batting cage, wham, wham, wham.  In the middle of that ferocious fortnight, Mexico suffered a gigantic earthquake. (For perspective, the San...
Come In, Houston

Come In, Houston

In the middle of the devastating news coming from south Texas this week, there’s strangely been an undercurrent of goodness.  An entire city virtually disappeared under water, but on the news we see nobility on a grand scale.  it’s not the usual parade of human beings...