If you expect the wrong thing you’ll be disappointed with reality. I think one of the main problems in Christianity today is that we expect the wrong thing and are ultimately disappointed with what we’ve got. Here’s a list of things we expect from religion, which religion might give us up to a point, but [Read More...]

For What It’s Worth…

…Preaching at school Mass at St Joseph’s Catholic School [Read more...]

Asceticism in America

A friend of mine has been reading about the Cure d’Ars and commented that he didn’t think the Cure’s asceticism would be understood in our society. Strange isn’t it, that people in or society are willing to work, sweat, fast and put themselves through considerable pain and embarrassment– (you think the clothes people wear to [Read More...]

Abortion Survivors

Britain’s Daily Mail reports this story of a little boy who survived an attempted abortion. H/T to the Blue Boar [Read more...]

The Curmudgeon is Back

I was greeted first thing this morning at school by a reader of the blog who said, “The curmudgeon is back!” He was referring to a few of my recent posts which assumed a tone which was (ahem) shall we say, somewhat more opinionated than my usual meek and mild, sweetness and light attitude. My [Read More...]

Know Popery

The town of Lewes in Sussex, England, still has a traditional bonfire where they burn an effigy of the Pope. This custom used to be commonplace across England on 5 November –Guy Fawkes Night. Lots of towns still have bonfires and fireworks, but Lewes is one of the few towns that keeps the full fire [Read More...]