Married Priests?

Mrs. Longenecker has an inadvertently ironic news headline clipped out and stuck to the fridge. It comes from a Catholic paper and says, “Married clergy Argue for Celibacy from Personal Experience”. As a married former Anglican priest who is now a Catholic I sometimes hear Catholics say things like, “Excellent, and it’s about time too! [Read More...]

Ancient Christian Commentaries

I was delighted this evening when the UPS man arrived with my order from Amazon. Six volumes of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. It comes in twenty eight volumes, so I bought the ones dealing with the gospels first of all. The ACCS is an ambitious project involving Biblical scholars from the three ‘great [Read More...]

Capitalism and the Cardinal

Cardinal Cormac ¬†Murphy O’Connor, head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales has said that capitalism has collapsed. Much has been made over the observation from Pope John Paul II that there were two materialistic, atheistic systems in world power: communism and unrestrained capitalism. Cardinal Murphy O’Connor seems to be echoing those sentiments by [Read More...]

Vote Now!

It only takes a moment to click on the logo and vote for Standing on My Head. Fr.Z already has an impressive lead, so come on folks! Other things you can do to help the vote: blog about the contest and get others to vote. Vote on every computer you have access to. Send a [Read More...]

St John Neumann

Today is the memorial of St John Neumann, the great Bishop of Philadelphia. Here’s a link to his shrine. Damian Thompson’s blog links to Fr Blake in Brighton who has criticized the English Bishops. After waiting ten years in England to be ordained, and having nothing happen, I tend to be sympathetic. I could say [Read More...]

Podcasts Have Started

Check posts printed in blue for the first two podcasts of homilies from St Mary’s. [Read more...]


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