Open Mouth Insert Foot

Archbishop Rowan Williams has publicly debunked the traditional Nativity as ‘legend’. Anyone who has read the New Testament in detail will know that the stuff of medieval paintings, crib scenes and Christmas cards include a good deal of non-Biblical ‘embroidery’. However, one doesn’t need to deconstruct all of that to somehow prove one’s intellectual credentials. [Read More...]

Merrie Ole England…hic

If you’re squeamish don’t read this article. It reports the disturbing rise of female binge drinking in the UK, and of course, the attendant rise in unwanted pregnancies, abortion and sexually transmitted infections. G.K.Chesterton said “Every argument is a theological argument.” Behind alcoholism is despair and behind despair is the lack of anything to live [Read More...]

Go Up Thou Bald Head

I was greatly encouraged today to see that St John of the Cross was bald headed, and a very polite female colleague told me today that, “God only created a limited number of perfect craniums, and that’s why certain men are bald…” The prophet Elisha is the most famous saintly baldy. When he was mocked [Read More...]

Happy Priest

Today is the first anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood. These are the new violet vestments made for St Joseph’s School. [Read more...]

John of the Cross

In order to arrive there, To arrive where you are, to get from where you are not, You must go by a way wherein there is no ecstasy. In order to arrive at what you do not know You must go by a way which is the way of ignorance. In order to possess what [Read More...]

Golden Compass Goes South

American Papist reports the delightful news that the Pullman atheist propaganda film is a box office flop. This shouldn’t be a surprise. The fact of the matter is that atheism just doesn’t delight anyone. Narnia enchants people because it is positive and full of light and faith. Lord of the Rings is built on beauty, [Read More...]