Altar Girls

I wasn’t going to opine any further on altar servers, but a reader asked my opinion about what to do with altar girls if you have them. First of all, it is obviously okay to have altar girls. Rome allows it. You don’t have to have them, but you may. If I went to a [Read More...]

Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better

I have had a few fingers wagged at me for being enthusiastic about the candidacy of Sarah ‘Annie Oakley’ Palin, and I have to admit that after Thursday’s debate–and losing the election– maybe I’ll have egg on my face and I’ll have to watch her skulk back North with her tail between her legs. However, [Read More...]

Therese Book Buy

I was sitting in a lecture in Oxford by my friend Fr John Saward when I was thinking of St Therese. I had just re-read the Rule of St Benedict and at the end he says, “I have written a little rule for beginners.” I thought, “Little Rule – Little Way”. I wonder if Benedict [Read More...]

Abortion and Racism

From Valerie Baronkin –South Carolina Upstate Pro-Life Co-ordinator: An interracial couple stopped by the clinic with their baby yesterday to tell us their story from a few years ago.. The girl’s mother brought her to Greenville Women’s Clinic. The girl saw the people outside praying and did not want to have the abortion and refused [Read More...]

St Jerome

“Therefore I will imitate the head of a household who brings out of his storehouse things both new and old…In this way permit me to explain Isaiah, showing that he was not only a prophet, but an evangelist and an apostle as well. For he says about himself and the other evangelists: “How beaautiful are [Read More...]

Fr Blake on the Angels

Fr Blake has a very eloquent little homily on the Holy Angels. I like this bit, “Angels extend the cosmos; they breach the cortex of our world. They slip between the presence of God and man, making God present to man and man to God.” ¬†You can read it here. [Read more...]