Vote Longenecker for President

All of the pollsters in the current presidential race report the same phenomenon. They like some things about some candidates, but not everything about any candidate. To date, not one candidate pulls together all the great qualities of each candidate. They like Fred Thompson’s star appeal and policies. They like John McCain’s tough guy stance. [Read More...]

Tiresome Preachers

Fr Ray of St Mary Magdalene, Brighton on boring preachers. What I don’t get is this: when you’re up there preaching you can see the people. You can tell if they’re sleeping. You can actually see when they are bored to tears. Why then, do preachers week in and week out continue to preach poorly [Read More...]

Wimmin Priests

A commenter on an earlier post asked me my opinion of the women priests in the Anglican Church as I worked with them. Were they sillier or more radical or more whatever than the male priests? One of the interesting findings about the women priests in the Church of England was that they are more [Read More...]

To Live by Faith or Die Hard

I watched the newest Die Hard movie the other night and realized that the hero, John McCain is running for president. Then I stopped and listened a bit harder: whoops, the Bruce Willis character is John McClane, not McCain. Nevertheless, the comparison is apt. John McCain is campaigning for the Republican nomination as a hard [Read More...]

Read Inside Catholic

Crisis Magazine is not longer a magazine–at least not in the old fashioned “send it to the printers, then send it out by mail” kind of magazine. A few months ago they moved over to a totally electronic form Inside Catholic is the website that is now what Crisis Magazine used to be. Like the [Read More...]

High School Witness

From a junior in high school: “Father, one of the reasons I want to join the Catholic Church is that I have been searching or the truth for a long time. All the other churches have obviously come from the Catholic Church in the first place. They say they have the Bible, but how could [Read More...]


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