Losing Your Head

St Denis was martyred in Paris around 272. The legend says after his head was cut off he got up and walked two miles carrying it until he got tired and laid down to die. This led to an old rhyme: St Denis had his head cut off, and after thatHe walked two miles without [Read More…]

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The Healing Rosary

We think prayer is asking God for something. That’s OK, but there’s more to it than that. Prayer is like a hyperlink to the life of the love of God. The rosary takes us right down deep into the mystery of the incarnation in a way too deep for explanation. My Protestant friends have trouble [Read More…]

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Amish vs. Islam

  Here’s a little Amish girl. This is the sort of sweet child gunned down in a school house in Pennsylvania. This is the sort of little girl who tried to save the lives of her friends by saying to an insane, lust filled beast, “Shoot me first.” There is more religious faith and courage [Read More…]

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My Sweet Lord…Not

This news item from England shows the Anglican Church shooting itself in the foot again. Anglican leaders have issued a statement warning that calling God “Lord” or “Father” will lead to wife beating. This is nothing new. When I was an Anglican priest twelve years ago it was common practice then for many clergy to [Read More…]

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Teddy and Gilbert

G.K. Chesterton Theodore Roosevelt Has anyone ever noticed the remarkable resemblance between these two great men? I wonder if they are related? Who will ever forget the day Mr Chesterton led the rough riders up San Juan Hill, and how wonderfully the poetic Mr Roosevelt celebrated this famous victory with his poem Lepanto, with its [Read More…]

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A Little Bit of Francis

Here’s an excerpt from my book Adventures in Orthodoxy for St Francis. Picture a fat, middle aged Englishman trying to stand on his head. This is not just any Englishman. This is your honest to goodness Edwardian Englishman in a tweed suit. With his wide brimmed hat, a drooping moustache, walking stick and ridiculous pince [Read More…]

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