First Things

Over at First Things blog Anthony Sacramone includes some witticisms from the great British sit-com Yes MinisterĀ about the Church of England…The Prime Minister is trying to appoint a Church of England bishop (yes they really are appointed by the government) and concludes, “So the ideal candidate would be a cross between a socialite and a [Read More...]

Rotund, Robust and Rollicking

My pal Joseph Pearce says the Annual Chesterton Conference organized by Dale Ahlquist is the one conference he would get to each year if he couldn’t go anywhere else. Over 500 Chestertonians will be gathering in Minnesota for three jolly days in June. Apparently there is plenty of robust hilarity, serious thought, serious food and [Read More...]

Of Pevenseys, Bilboes and Bogles

They’re making a two-film version of The Hobbit, and Ian McKellan is to play Gandalf again. More here. Who’s to play Bilbo I wonder? Isn’t Ian Holm too old? I hope not. He’d be perfect. Meanwhile, I’m re-reading Prince CaspianĀ in order to churn out some articles for the film’s release in a few weeks’ time. [Read More...]

Priests should be like iced tea

The Owl has a nice post here about an ordination taken by the Holy Father. To the new priests: “Be sweet and strong.” [Read more...]

School Sex Abuse Scandal

Here is my latest article for InsideCatholic. [Read more...]

Danny Gospel

Is there any decent fiction being written by Christians today? Notice I’ve said ‘fiction written by Christians’ and not ‘Christian fiction.’ I’d define the first as fiction that stands on its own as a well written piece of literature, and the second as fiction that either appeals only to Christians because it is set in [Read More...]