Newman’s Bones

Christopher Howse writes here on Newman’s relics. The comments reveal much. [Read more...]

Devil Worship at LA Cathedral?

Over the summer when I was blogging pretty consistently on the horrors of present day Anglianism I was chided for ignoring Catholic awful-ness. This blog has had its fair share of Catholic horror stories, but here’s one for the books from Creative Minority Report: a customer in the LA Catholic cathedral bookshop engages in a [Read More...]

Lavender Blue Dilly Dilly…

…Lavender Green If I were the King dilly dilly, You’d be my Queen.’ “Where is ‘Mary Queen of Heaven’ in the Bible?” the Protestant asks. There’s no neat little proof text I’m afraid, but Mary as Queen of Heaven is woven through the whole Bible. From the Old Testament psalms which we sing on the [Read More...]

Queenship of Mary

¬†Yesterday, on the Memorial of Pope St Pius X, a friend and fellow convert clergyman showed me a relic of St Pius X and said, when he declared his interest in relics and the desire to venerate relics and honor the saints his priest said, “Ahh, we don’t do that stuff anymore after Vatican 2″ [Read More...]

New Poem

The Piano Recital Your skill unlocked a secret on a summer afternoon.As you stepped onto the stage we stepped with youinto a sacred world–we saw the moonshining on a cathedral beneath the turbulent blue.We heard the harmonious ballads of the nightrising like love songs from the depths of light. Something transcendent trembled in your executionof [Read More...]

(Saint) Mr and Mrs Martin

The Vatican has announced that Louis and Zelie Martin–parents of Therese are to be beatified in the Basilica dedicated to their daughter in Lisieux in October. Bewdiful! [Read more...]