Be Kind to Animals

Don’t you be callin’ me ‘pet’! An Oxford theologian has written a paper saying that we should no longer refer to our dogs, cats and hamsters as ‘pets’ because such a term is insulting, and we are no longer ‘owners’ but ‘human carers’. You can read more about it here. It reminds me of the [Read More...]

Royal Wedding Sermon

The Bishop of London–Richard Chartres–is one of the best the Church of England has to offer. Go here to read his excellent sermon at the Royal Wedding today. Damian Thompson–who is probably one of the world’s greatest journalists–writes here about the value of the Church of England. He basically says they put on a darn good show, [Read More...]

Le Jongleur de Dieu

I’ve had a very interesting email from a fellow who makes his living as a stand up comedian. He has come into the Catholic Church from a totally atheistic, non believing background, found his way through Buddhism and Eastern philosophies to Christianity and then Catholicism. What interests me is that he tells me how atheistic [Read More...]

Easter Shock! Horror!

What I love about the resurrection stories in this octave of Easter is the human shock and horror at what has happened. See Peter and John running from the tomb in terror and total bewilderment. Time and again we read that the disciples were shocked, horrified, terrified–overwhelmed. They thought they were seeing a ghost. This [Read More...]

Todd on Fr Pleger’s Suspension

Guest blogger Todd Unctuous is top commentator for MSM. With a degree in Media Studies from Scranton Community College, Todd writes for many papers and websites, and is known for his incisive writing, objective reporting and razor sharp comment. News has reached this office today of the tragic punishment of a courageous Catholic priest named [Read More...]

A Serious Post About Women Priests

G.K.Chesterton said it is all well and good to have an open mind, but the only reason to have an open mind, is the same reason we have an open mouth–in order eventually to close it on something solid. So, on this blog, when it comes to the subject of women’s ordination, we are accused of [Read More...]