The Chesterton Conference is a jolly affair. The amazing Dale Ahlquist has brought this conference up from about fifty participants several years ago to over 600 this year. They’ve come from all across the USA, plus England, Norway, Mexico, Canada and Spain. There are plenty of scholarly talks, but each one is loaded with enthusiasm, [Read More...]

Waste of Time

The Daily Telegraph reports that Catholics in England are raising a petition asking for married men and women to be ordained. What amazes and amuses me about these people is that they claim to be Catholics and obviously haven’t got a clue how the Catholic Church works. Do they really think that the Vatican is [Read More...]

More Fat Saints

Joseph Pearce and I flew from Greenville to Minneapolis yesterday to take part in the annual Chesterton Conference at University of St Thomas. This shindig gets bigger each year. Organizer, Dale Ahlquist reckons there will be over 600 people attending from all over the world. Last night those of us who are speakers got together [Read More...]

Two Relics

A few weeks ago I was in our little Blessed Sacrament Chapel at school praying and thinking. Since coming to USA I have developed a devotion to St Elizabeth Ann Seton. She was a married person who became a saint, an Anglican who converted, an American who went to Europe Protestant and came back Catholic, [Read More...]


A reader sent this quotation from his grandmother when he asked why she was a Catholic: “All these sacred texts show quite clearly that Jesus Christ must live in you; that you must not live except in Him; that His life must be your life, and your life must be a continuation and expression of [Read More...]

History of the Biretta

Can anyone out there give us the true history of the biretta? I had read that it had its origins as a kind of crown worn by delegates of the emperor when the church was based in Byzantium. I liked this because the priest stands for Christ the King in the liturgy and as a [Read More...]