Ian Paisley Gives St Patrick Thumbs Up

Fiery fundamentalist anti-Catholic preacher Ian Paisley has softened in recent years. He said some time ago that he ‘loves Catholics.’ He has compromised to share power with his former enemies in Northern Ireland and here he says that he preaches about St Patrick every year and thinks St Patrick’s Day would be a good public [Read More...]

What Do I Miss?

What do I miss about England? Being in London for the day and taking a few minutes to pop into the National Gallery to see this picture. [Read more...]

Pierre Toussaint

Don’t you love learning about the saints? All of them are so different, so unexpected, so surprising. Here’s a slave, who goes to Mass every morning, becomes a hairdresser in New York City, counsels rich ladies about their spiritual lives as he does their hair, ends up being granted his freedom, makes a lot of [Read More...]

John Sarkander

Roving Medievalist thinks St John Sarkander resembles me. Nice! Now, if only I resembled him! St John Sarkander was a sixteenth century priest who was tortured by Protestants because he would not break the seal of the confessional. Lest people imagine that Catholics had a monopoly on torture in those days, John endured the rack [Read More...]

Big Yawn

The whole… …Oh, no we’re not, because this Cardinal said so even if that Pope said not, but it’s not really schism because it’s not formal schism and it can’t be because the Pope didn’t say so with the proper form of words, and also it may have been a schismatic act, but I’m not [Read More...]

No Joke

Apparently the Curt Jester thinks my blog is funny. He even thinks my threat to pull out of the Catholic Church to form the Foursquare American Catholic Apostolic Church of the Zuchetto Reform is some kind of joke. Let me tell you Mister Curt Jester. I am really angry about this. You don’t seem to [Read More...]