Lord Sebastian Flyte

sebastian and aloyisius

This is precisely what Sebastian does: takes flight. Why is the poor boy (who has everything) on self destruct? One of the greatest things about Brideshead Revisited is Waugh’s uncanny portrayal of the dynamic of a dysfunctional family. J.Scott Peck’s book, People of the Lie discusses the phenomenon of families who scapegoat a particular family [Read More...]

Radio Time

If you’re in the Cincinnati area tune in to Sacred Heart radio tomorrow morning around 8:00 if you want to hear me being interviewed. I’ll have to make sure I wear my new glasses. I always like to look as smart as possible for radio appearances… [Read more...]


One of the reasons I’m not blogging very much at the moment is because I’m working my way through the TV version of Brideshead Revisited. It really is probably the most perfect screen adaption of any novel ever. The only possible fault is Anthony Andrews’ Sebastian. He’s a bit too spoilt and self pitying. My [Read More...]

Tale of Two Churches

Here is my latest article–published this weekend in the National Catholic Register. It points out that there are two churches within the modern Christian Church: one that is interested in happiness here and the other in happiness hereafter. One tries to make the world a better place and make people feel better. The other is [Read More...]

Didja missme?

Sorry I’ve been absent from the blogosphere recently. I’ve been too busy shopping for new glasses to blog. I’m off on retreat now and will get back to it on my return… [Read more...]

Anglo Islam

The ABC (Archbishop of Canterbury) thinks having Islamic Sharia law in Britain is not such a bad thing. Read the report here. I’m not good with the graphics thing, but can anybody doctor this photograph? He’s got the beard, just add a turban or something… [Read more...]