St Joseph School Chapel

When I arrived at St Joseph’s last year school Mass was being celebrated under pretty makeshift conditions. Vestments and linens were old and second or third hand. The altar was a folding table on risers and the other furniture bits of whatever could be gathered together. The school is new, and people had done the [Read More...]

Tony Blair soon to Convert

The Daily Telegraph reports that former UK Prime Minister is soon to convert to the Catholic faith. Telegraph religion blogger Damian Thompson comments, and his combox is full of interesting chatter. Now I wonder whether I may have had any hand in this…In 1995, while living in England, my first book was published. It was [Read More...]


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...]