We got back from the beach in time for the first day of teacher orientation at school and the celebration of the Solemnity of the Assumption. This illustration from Roving Medievalist. The Assumption has become my favorite Marian feast. I realize that our non-Catholic brethren have a real problem with the Assumption because it isn’t [Read More...]

Tubing not Blogging

No blogging for a few days. We have family here and today we’re tubing down the Green River in North Carolina, then on Monday we’re off to Myrtle Beach (the Redneck Riviera) for a few days.  Tasteful friends asked, “But why Myrtle Beach?” Answer: “Because between us the two families have eight kids. It’s cheap. [Read More...]

Feast of the Transfiguration

The Feast of the Transfiguration is all about seeing things as they really are. Last week I was saying Mass in our little chapel at school, and it seemed to me that there was, beneath the altar, another whole realm of being. This other realm was connected to this visible realm in more complex and [Read More...]

Our Lady of the Snows

Read here why it ‘snows’ every August fifth in Rome. More pictures too. [Read more...]


Here’s why benevolent secular humanism (aka atheism) leads to genocide: If you don’t believe in anything other than this physical realm, then the only thing worth doing is trying to improve the one world you’ve got: this one.  You can improve this world in one of two ways: 1. by simply making yourself more comfortable [Read More...]

Quo Vadis Canterbury?

Here’s my latest article for Inside Catholic. It’s a round up on the Anglican’s disastrous summer.  For those of you who are tired of the Anglican posts, now that Lambeth is over I’ll be moving on too. [Read more...]