Anne Rice Update

There were some comments after my favorable review of Anne Rice’s Out of Egypt. Some were negative, but others speculated that Anne Rice was going to write another vampire novel. My blog review got a mention on Anne Rice’s website, and I’ve now been asked to interview Anne Rice for an article in St Austin [Read More...]


The English Dominicans are experiencing renewal and along the lines of the reform of the reform. They have young vocations, and its centered at Blackfriars in Oxford. Check out their cool blog here, and some great photos from the election of their new provincial and their Holy Week and Easter celebrations. I especially liked seeing [Read More...]

Memories of John Paul the Great

On the third anniversary of the death of John Paul the Great, Owl of the Remove records his personal memories. He attended Mass in the Pope’s private chapel and was in Rome when the Pope died. Read it here. [Read more...]

Financing Eternity

If we are to build beautiful churches it will cost money. Lots of money. The pragmatists look at the price tag and pull back. “Surely we can make some cut backs!” “Surely we should be giving this money to the poor.” “Surely we don’t need quite such a big church or quite such expensive fittings.” [Read More...]

Beauty and Truth

I hope you found the recent cathedral quiz amusing. The mixture was supposed to show that the brutalist school of architecture produces church buildings that are not dis-similar to parking garages, concrete bunkers and shopping malls. The problem with many modern churches is a problem with the underlying philosophy of architecture, and underlying that is [Read More...]

cathedral Quiz 9

make a guess… [Read more...]