FaithWorks! 30


FaithWorks! my weekly newsletter on the practical practice of the Catholic faith continues this week with a series on the ten commandments go here for the link to the newsletter and go here to subscribe and receive it each week by email. [Read more...]

Traditionalists Reject Divine Mercy


I have known for some time that some traditionalists reject the Luminous Mysteries of the Holy Rosary, but I didn’t realize that some of them also reject the Divine Mercy devotion. Their reasons for rejecting the Divine Mercy devotion are laid out in this long article by Msgr. Patrick Perez, and it is posted on [Read More...]

A Flyte of Fancy


Here is my article for The Catholic Thing for this month. It is a few thoughts on the symbolism in Evelyn Waugh’s masterpiece, Brideshead Re-Visited…and here is a piece on Brideshead for The Imaginative Conservative. A friend once observed that Brideshead could stand for the Catholic Church – the  “bride” of Christ who is the “head” of [Read More...]

Avert Your Eyes…from that Cell Phone


Remember that old gospel song, “Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in his wonderful face…” That’s a good reason to look away from the screen for once. Pope Francis has warned of wasting too much time with our cell phones, laptops, TVs and tablets. Read my article for Aleteia on the subject here. What [Read More...]

Denim, Demons and Denominations

Bishops of the Charismatic Episcopal Church

More than once I have made a Freudian slip of the fingers when typing and written “demonination” instead of “denomination”, and with more and more hip hop pastors wearing jeans and T-shirts maybe I should write “deniminations”…or maybe just get over it all and call them all “abomination” Catholics apologists are fond of throwing out [Read More...]

The Murderous Face of Islam

Over here at American Catholic Donald McCleary has problems with Islam. I sympathize. He quotes Pope Francis on the need for dialogue with Islam: In order to sustain dialogue with Islam, suitable training is essential for all involved, not only so that they can be solidly and joyfully grounded in their own identity, but so [Read More...]