Christianity in the UK

The Daily Telegraph has more on the changing face of Christianity in the UK. It’s a very objective, newsy article telling us that the African charismatic churches are growing very quickly while Anglicanism, Methodism and the Baptist churches are all in rapid decline. Catholicism is growing more gradually, but this (like the Pentecostal growth) is [Read More...]


One of the regular commentators on this blog is a British fellow who was brought up a Catholic and has left the Catholic Church for charismatic Protestantism. It’s great to have him here because his questions and comments are always lively and, although sometimes punchy, are always put with good humor and a charitable spirit. [Read More...]

Over the Hill

Here’s an amusing story about a man who sent Christmas cards the year after his death. [Read more...]

St John the Apostle

One of the lines I love most about the first Eucharistic Prayer is the prayer for the Catholic Church and all bishops who ‘preach the Catholic faith that comes to us from the Apostles.’ In the creed we profess “One Holy Catholic and Apostolic” Church, and in my discussions with non-Catholic Christians from Reformation communities, [Read More...]

Pope’s Blessing

Benedict XVI blesses the faithful on Christmas Day. Vatican watchers have observed that Benedict chooses to wear much more traditional vestments and papal regalia. Check out the tall miter. Shawn Tribe tells us that the pope’s is wearing a cope embroidered in gold that was John XXIII’s together with a mitre of Pope Benedict XV… [Read More...]

Merry Christmas to All

Welcome all wonders in one sightEternity shut in a spanSummer in Winter,Day in NightHeaven in Earth, God in ManGreat Little One, Whose All embracing BirthLifts Earth to HeavenStoops Heaven to Earth –Richard Crashaw [Read more...]