Author Archives: Lori Janeski

Saturday’s Children: Grand Prize Winner

And now for a moment of shameless self-promotion: I won! My Halloween short story, Saturday’s Children, won the Grand Prize at the Liberty Island short story contest. If you need to extend your Halloween fun for another few days, give … Continue reading

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Review: The Man in the High Castle

As we know, Amazon, like Netflix, has been getting into producing their own shows.  So far, Netflix has hit the jackpot, with shows like Daredevil and the continuation of Longmire.  Amazon, not so much.  I watched the trailer for their … Continue reading

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Honor Harrington is a Friend of Mine

I had never heard of Honor Harrington at all until just last year, when Matthew finally insisted — rather than suggest — that I read On Basilisk Station, by David Weber.  Oh, sure, he might have mentioned it a time … Continue reading

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There Is No Such Thing as Universal Literature: A Shakespearean Fisk

We haven’t had a good fisk here at The Catholic Geeks in a while, so it was inevitable that we would find some juicy material for one sooner or later.  Well, the stupidity of this particular article approaches full plaid. … Continue reading

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Review: Liberation

Well, we come now to book three in the I Am Margaret series, and I have to say, I’m starting to fall off the bandwagon. I know, and I’m sorry to have to say it, but there it is.  Once … Continue reading

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Review: The Three Most Wanted

There’s no way I could review I Am Margaret and just leave it at that.  It would be thoroughly against my nature to leave the series unfinished without addressing each installment in turn. And, of course, it’s a good series, so … Continue reading

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Review: I Am Margaret

I was asked to do a review on I Am Margaret by Corinna Turner, published by our friends at Chesterton Press.Being a good and friendly blogger, I agreed, and even though I was a bit wary at the description at … Continue reading

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Review: Babylon 5

I can’t believe we’ve had this blog up for this long without a single one of us doing a review of one of the greatest science fiction television shows of all time, Babylon 5.  Just to put it in perspective, … Continue reading

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The NPR’s Pathetic Attempt at Catholicism: A Fisk

Pope Francis will soon visit the United States, and that means ’tis the season for moronic attempts by non-Catholics and fake-Catholics to pretend to explain Catholicism to the Low Information Readers.  It’s amazing; not too long ago, people had the … Continue reading

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Strawpope Frank Returns: A Fisk

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, the Battle of the Fisks! This article was so horrible, it got not one, but two fisks here at The Catholic Geeks!  That has to be some kind of record. Enjoy! Anything that the … Continue reading

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Review: Honor at Stake

I read Honor at Stake at the request of the author, Declan Finn. He needed a review, and now he’s got this one. Cue the maniacal laughter! Nah, I’m just giving a fellow blogger a hard time, really. Honor at … Continue reading

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The Liturgy Wars: More on Sacred Music

Not too long ago, I wrote a post on all the reasons why sacred music done right was so important.  There are good reasons why fluff is not right for the Mass, and “fluff” includes guitars, pianos, and anything written … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy XV’s Newest Trailer

Okay . . . I have to admit it.  I’m impressed.  I am still wary of this new installment, given what they did to XI, XII, XIII–all three installments; don’t get me started–and XIV.  But, wow.  This trailer alone makes … Continue reading

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The Duties of a Catholic Author

I know, I know, that’s a bold title.  Who am I to say what the duties of any author are, right? Well, as a Catholic and an author — even just one who writes blog posts and a few successful … Continue reading

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Classic Reviews: The Day the Earth Stood Still

We’re all geeks, and I’m sure we’ve all heard that line: Gort . . . Klaatu barada nikto. Once again, we have a Classic Review for your reading (and hopefully, viewing) pleasure here at The Catholic Geeks.  Last time, I … Continue reading

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The New York Times on The Culture War: A Fisk

I have to give all the credit for this post to Marina Fontaine, who posted this article and requested a fisk.  I clicked on the article, and was more than happy to oblige after reading only the first sentence. I’m … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on Guns: Reasons NOT To Freak Out

We all know that the lamestream media’s favorite topic is gun control: how evil gun owners are, how guns are the source of all our problems, how they manage to fire themselves and are to blame for every gun-related tragedy, … Continue reading

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The Liturgy Wars: Sacred Music

The Catholic Geeks have been spending a lot of time on the Geek part of that title (and there’s not a single thing wrong with that, of course!), but I think it’s time for a good, non-Geek, Catholic post.  The … Continue reading

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White Privilege Gets You Published: A Fisk

Bet you didn’t know that the only reason you get published is because of white male privilege. I read this, and, literally, was sitting in my office with my mouth hanging open, praying that no one would come in and … Continue reading

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Final Fantasy Making a Comeback?

The recent trend here on The Catholic Geeks seems to be video games, and I suppose that means I’ll have to jump on the bandwagon. I know, it’s absurd — how can I be excited to see a remake of … Continue reading

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