Baptist Sacred Heart of Jesus

In the grounds of the Zion Hill Baptist Church just over the North Carolina border from Greenville, off highway 25 at Flat Rock you will find this very nice statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Note the two plaster, painted lambs to the left. Very Catholic… [Read more...]

Life Chain

Snaps from today’s Life Chain in Greenville South Carolina. Here in the Bible belt the vast majority of motorists who commented did so with a honk and a thumbs up. [Read more...]

Preaching to the Birds

On Fridays we have a school Mass, and I usually preach without notes. The ideas are in my head, and I take a ‘prayer walk’ around the school campus and practice the homily out loud. There’s a flock of canadian geese in residence at the moment and the other day they started to follow me [Read More...]

Anti- Modern World View

A friend has written for advice about how to debate with an atheist mathematician who thinks Dawkins and Co. are quite clever fellows. He is fond of finding inconsistencies and contradictions in Scripture to ‘disprove’ Biblical inspiration. His favorite at the moment is pointing out the contradictions between the geneologies of Jesus in Matthew and [Read More...]

He Shall Give His Angels Charge Over You

My family were attending a High School football game, and were sitting high up in the bleachers. My little sister–a skinny little thing–was seven years old. When the home team scored a touchdown everyone stood up and cheered. She did too, and as she did, she slipped through the narrow gap between the seat of [Read More...]

Tough Little Sister

Therese once said, “I believe I am humble.”I was speaking at a conference on the saint when someone asked the obvious question, “How could she have said, ‘I believe I am humble?’ Surely if you think you’re humble, you’re proud, and therefore you’re not humble, and you’re certainly not a saint.”The answer comes in discovering [Read More...]


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