Stormfields Becomes Print

I’m very happy to announce–through the very good and gracious efforts of Joseph Pearce and Winston Elliott–this Stormfields blog will be heading to print immediately. As of the January/February 2020 issue of the St. Austin Review, Stormfields will… Read More

Beyond Tenebrae Now Out

My latest book, Beyond Tenebrae: Christian Humanism in the Twilight of the West, is now out from Angelico Press. The book is available for purchase at Angelico or at Considering longish definitions of conservatism and humanism, the… Read More

David Deavel’s Latest

My awesome friend, David Deavel, has been writing like a mad man (look at that sartorial color scheme for proof!).  Here are the results of his scary brilliance.  Enjoy! *** First, a couple of Q & A columns… Read More

Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Church | Diocese of Lansing

Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Church | Diocese of Lansing — Read on I love my bishop. A true man of Christ. Predators, you can run, but you can no longer hide. Justice is coming.

Happy 11th Birthday, Cecilia Rose Birzer!

When our beloved Cecilia Rose passed away 11 years ago, I vowed that I would write about her or to her every year on her birthday, as a way to keep her memory alive as one of my… Read More

ISI’s #1 Best Seller of July: AMERICAN CICERO

Ok, at the moment, my excitement has overwhelmed my humility (ha!).  I’m thrilled to announce that July 2018’s best seller from ISI Books is my 2010 biography of Charles Carroll of Carrollton. And, until the end of… Read More

American Cicero (Hardback) for $3

It’s a Fourth of July miracle! ISI is offering the hardback of my Charles Carroll of Carrollton biography for only $3. No joke. $3. Stock up for all of 2018 holiday needs, now. And, help feed the Birzer… Read More

My EWTN Interview on The American Founding

I had a wonderful time talk with Peggy Normandin.  She’s an excellent interviewer.  Here’s her writeup: Independence Day presents an excellent opportunity to reflect on the blessings of our American heritage. In the Call Me Catholic Countdown, Peggy… Read More

Happy 20th Anniversary, Dedra!

As of tomorrow, my wife, originally known as Dedra Shawn McDonald, and I have been married exactly 19 years and 365 days.  Way back on June 27, 1998, we promised to love, honor, and obey each other in… Read More

Mark Hollis Brought Me Back to Christianity

It was Talk Talk’s final track, “Time it’s Time,” that fully brought me back to my long neglected Christian faith in 1988.  And, with lots of help from some guy I met in Morocco and with hours upon… Read More

The Garden Redeemed: A Quiet Saturday

Joseph of Arimathaea came and took the body away. He was joined by Nicodemus, who brought with him a mixture of myrrh and aloes. They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it, with the spices, in strips… Read More

Father Dwight, “Of Gods, Girls, and Glory” (TIC)

The story of the Blessed Virgin Mary accepting the Son of God is related to all the pagan myths of gods and girls. It is related to all the Cinderella stories of poor girls swept off their feet… Read More