O Radix

O ROOT OF JESSE, which standest for an ensign of the people, at whom kings shall shut their mouths, to whom the Gentiles shall seek: Come and deliver us, and tarry not. [Read more...]

World’s Tiniest Christmas Tree

The world’s tiniest Christmas Tree has been created within the eye of a needle. This teaches us several things: 1) How tiny a rich man has to be to get into heaven and 2) according to the sculptor, “That the little things of life are most important. You can read about it here. [Read more...]

Beauty and Truth

Anglo Catholic blogger Jeffrey Steel writes about the need for beautiful music in the liturgy. He quotes Pope Benedict XVI who criticizes music that is chosen merely for its ‘usefulness’: A Church which only makes use of ‘utility’ music has fallen for what is, in fact, useless. She too becomes ineffectual. For her mission is [Read More...]

No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men, a Coen brothers film, had excellent reviews. I didn’t read any of them in depth, but just heard that it was a great film. I watched it the other night and can thoroughly not recommend it. It is extremely violent, and presents one of cinemas most loathsome villains (pictured here) [Read More...]

’tis the Season to be Jolly

Trawling through the internet, I discovered that I had not only made it into this Catholic bloggers nativity set, but got a big role as St Joseph. This comes from Robert Duncan’s blog. How many of the other Catholic blogger faces can you identify? Go here for the answers. [Read more...]

O Adonai

The Brothers from Blackfriars Oxford sing today’s ‘O’ antiphon — O Adonai O Adonai, and leader of the House of Israel, who did appear in the bush to Moses in a flame of fire, and gave him the law on Sinai: Come and redeem us with an outstretched arm. [Read more...]