Awesome Music

OK. A few posts ago I did a little rant about awful Catholic music. Why do Anglican and Lutheran converts sigh and moan and grin and bear it? Why do we complain about sentimental ditties, bad folk music, poor hymns and just plain awful crap music at Mass? Have a little listen to this Christmas [Read More...]

Ordinary for Anglicans

The news has leaked that Fr. Geoffrey Steenson will be the ordinary for the Anglican Ordinariate in the United States. You can read about it here. [Read more...]

Mantilla on the Veil

Guest blogger Mantilla Amontillado is the founder of Veritas Vestments. She holds a degree in Ecclesiastical Haberdashery from Salamanca University. She has done the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella three times on horseback and is engaged to the famous matador, Senor Augusto Torquemada. OK. Hon. I know I been very busy. See Veritas Vestments is [Read More...]

On Awful Catholic Music

John Zmirak rants here about the sappy, dreary hymns sung in so many Catholic churches. What he doesn’t get into (because he’s too busy being witty) is the reason for such excruciatingly bad Catholic music. The reason is (with apologies to the Holy Father) the dictatorship of sentimentality. Catholics in English speaking countries (and maybe everywhere [Read More...]

Is the Pope a Dictator?

Some time ago a non Catholic, who is usually a pretty rational and tolerant fellow opined that the Pope is a dictator. Witnessing the scenes in North Korea on the death of Kim Jong Il, I have had to compare his passing with that of Pope John Paul II. There they both are–lying in state. [Read More...]

Change the World

Why do you wish to change the world if you cannot change yourself? [Read more...]