Category Archives: Resources

The Murder of Alfie Evans

The more I look at Europe, the more I think it would look pretty whilst on fire.For the past twenty years, I’ve watched Europe fall apart. I saw the EU throw their entire Christian history under the bus in the … Continue reading

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Catholic Geek Lecture on the Hero’s Journey

This Saturday (yes, it’s short notice; sorry about that), I’ll be giving an online lecture through the Catholic Writers Guild. The topic is on the Hero’s Journey, a concept invented and popularized by Joseph Campbell. Here’s the blurb: March 24 … Continue reading

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The Roots of Christmas Traditions: From Pagan or Not From Pagan?

I heard the term solitise tree a few weeks before Christmas and irked me. Soon afterwards I fell into conversation with a few co-workers about the holiday. What really got me was the consensus of the group that was chit-chatting agreed with the … Continue reading

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The Catholic Geek: The Last Closet, by Moira Greyland 12/17

//percolate.blogtalkradio.com/offsiteplayer?hostId=533877&episodeId=10462525 The Catholic Geek show returns this Sunday, with host Declan Finn interviewing Moira Greyland Peat, the author of The Last Closet.

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Why Vatican Ninjas?

I think the first time I came up with the concept of Vatican ninjas was as a joke during a Dan Brown review. The protagonist stated that he, personally, knew the current pope, and therefore he was certain that the Catholic … Continue reading

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A Pius Man, Chapter 2, A Pious Mercenary

Yup. Here we go again. Last week was chapter 1, and now we continue with your look at the new edition of chapter 2 for  A Pius Man: A Holy Thriller. By now, you’re probably well aware my yanking this … Continue reading

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The Incarnation and the One Ring

Happy Ring Destruction Day! That’s right, Tolkien fans. Tomorrow, the 25th of March, is the anniversary of the day when, mumbleteen thousand years ago, Frodo, Sam, and Gollum entered Mount Doom to pitch the One Ring into the fire below. … Continue reading

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Doomsday Approacheth

I’ve always heard of doomsday referring to the end of the world. I’ve even heard it referring to comic book characters (notably Dr. Doom’s own holiday, Doom’s Day). I hadn’t known it was something that happened more than fifty times … Continue reading

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A Reflection on ‘Silence’

I finally watched Martin Scoreses’ movie Silence. I have not read the book that it is based on written by Shausaku Endo, so this is simply a reflection on the movie itself. I could not find a way to talk … Continue reading

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Fisking: “What Are White Writers For?”

For the record, this is not a joke. This is not a satire. This title HAPPENED. This article HAPPENED. It happened in The New Republic, so no one is surprised at all. Ever. And, like most idiotic things from this … Continue reading

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Continuing a Catholic Romance Novel

I had a great many reactions to my novel Honor At Stake. If you read the original Lori review on this site, you may have noticed in is that it’s a romance. It’s also one that doesn’t follow the standard … Continue reading

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Military SF Tech @DragonCon, 2016

This was a fun little panel that I was surprised by — mostly that I got such good video feed. “There’s an awful lot of high tech in military science fiction. Some of it is solidly based on current science/tech. … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Awards

A lot of attention has come to the state of awards in the field of science fiction and fantasy in the last few years, thanks to increasing problems with and arguments over the Hugo Awards. If you’re unaware of why, … Continue reading

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Announcing the Catholic Geek Library!

This weekend, I teased the logo you see here on social media. If you saw that, then now you get answers! If this is new to you, well, you still get answers! The Catholic Geeks is happy to announce a … Continue reading

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In the Spirit of ‘Rationalia’

The Internet has been blowing up about how Neil deGrasse Tyson proposing a new one-line constitutional society. I really have nothing to add to that . . . well, nothing specific to that. However, it reminded me heavily of a … Continue reading

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Audible.com 2-for-1 Sale on The Great Courses

Hello, everyone! I’m dashing off a quick (and rare) Sunday post just because I want to let you all know about Audible’s latest sale: no less than 153 lecture series from The Great Courses! Specifically, it’s a 2-for-1 sale; it only works if … Continue reading

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The Baen Free Library: “Hey, Kid, the First Taste is Free!”

Over the last several weeks, I’ve found myself explaining the Baen Free Library to people. Now, I like introducing people to cool stuff, but even the best things can get repetitive, and repetitive can easily become boring, and boring quickly … Continue reading

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#E32016’s Xbox Press Conference

Xbox One has finally showed us their true colors: almost nothing new. NO, really. First, if I hear the word “diversity” one more time … seriously, stop with the buzzwords. Or at least make new ones. As I watched the … Continue reading

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Habitica: Productivity that Grants XP

A few months ago, I noticed someone in one of my Facebook groups posting about an interesting app called Habitica. It’s one of a host of time-management and productivity-increasing applications, both web- and mobile-based. What sets it apart, however, is … Continue reading

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A Wizard, a Supervillain, and Death Walk Into a Convention

That sounds like the setup for a joke, but it really was my weekend. I went with CG founder Matthew Bowman to the fourth annual AwesomeCon in Washington, D.C. I had never been to a major convention before, so the … Continue reading

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