BREAKING: Bishop Tony Palmer, Pope Francis’ Friend, Dies in Motorcycle Crash – UPDATED

Tony Palmer

R.I.P.  Bishop Tony Palmer Died July 20, 2014Tony Palmer, the charismatic young preacher who enjoyed a friendship with Pope Francis, has apparently died in a motorcycle accident.Not a Catholic, Palmer was bishop in the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches, a group that is inspired by the "middle way" of classical Anglicanism and considers itself part of the Convergence Movement.News is spotty at this point; but according to Archbishop Charles Hill, presiding prelate at … [Read more...]

R.I.P. Stratford Caldecott, “Marvel” of Catholicism

Stratford Caldecott

I just heard the sad news:  Catholic writer Stratford Caldecott has died today of prostate cancer."Strat" Caldecott, the G.K. Chesterton Research Fellow at St. Benet's Hall, Oxford, was a giant in the Catholic world.  Among his many credits, he served on the editorial board of the International Theological Journal Communio, as well as the Catholic Truth Society.  He was co-editor for Magnificat UK, and he published his own literary journal Second Spring.  Caldecott was involved with T&T C … [Read more...]

Elmore Leonard Is Dead; Soon We Will Be, Too

Elmore Leonard

A few weeks ago, I and a crowd of fans, shoppers and curious onlookers spent a chilly Sunday afternoon touring Elmore Leonard's house-- browsing his bookshelves, checking out worn holiday decorations in the basement and rusty hand tools in the garage, fingering a favorite coffee mug.Elmore "Dutch" Leonard died in August 2013 at the age of 87, following a stroke.  In March 2014, his heirs brought in a management company to hold an Estate Sale, parting with the trinkets and trivets the … [Read more...]


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