Win a Car!

My main job is chaplain to St Joseph’s School in Greenville, South Carolina. St Joe’s is a wonderful school. Just sixteen years old, it was started by nine families who felt called by God to start a Catholic school in upstate South Carolina. They started with $800.00 in the bank and nine students in a [Read More...]

Other Bad Stuff

Yes, we’re also not in favor of the death penalty. We think other forms of punishment are to be preferred and it should only be used in the most extreme circumstances. (CCC, 2266-2267) But while we are rightly opposed to the death penalty, it is worth comparing the killing that goes on in our prison [Read More...]

Manchester, England

Holy Name is a beautiful neo Gothic church in the center of Manchester in the heart of the Manchester University inner city campus, and next to the Catholic chaplaincy. Nice to see that they are doing a beautiful liturgy in a suitably beautiful church. Nice too that it is being done in a university church. The young [Read More...]

Stick’ Em Up

My week long appeal for readers to donate or buy books as a way of supporting this blog is now over, and it was extremely successful. I am especially pleased about the several larger donations of over $100,000.00 each. This means I can buy a diamond encrusted cell phone for both my wife and daughter [Read More...]

Other Bad Stuff

One of the criticisms I have had from the hundreds of emails from strangers this week is, “Why do you always keep going on and on about abortion? Why do you never talk about any of the other sins?” Mind you, these are from people who don’t know me, don’t know Fr Newman, never heard [Read More...]

Abortion and Slavery parallel

Cardinal George has drawn a parallel between slavery and abortion here. Slave owners once argued that they had the right to choose to own slaves or not. The federal government, they argued, should not only allow them to choose, but should enshrine in law their ‘freedom of choice.’ The government did this in the Dred [Read More...]