All Hallows Even

Jay has re-posted some excellent information about the history of Halloween. Check it out. The celebration of Halloween is not a celebration of evil, devilry and witchcraft. It is properly a party on the Eve of All Saints Day, on which the victory over evil begins to be celebrated. The jack o lantern, and the [Read More...]

Are Witches Real?

I knew some witches in England. They belonged to a coven which was in my parish. I blogged about them last year this time. Believe, me. They’re real. They’re out there, and they’re not nice. One Saturday morning a fifteen year old girl knocked on my door. She was dressed all in black, with plenty [Read More...]

New Book

If you’re in England, make sure you pick up Protestantism by Cyprian Blamires. It is one of CTS’s new ‘Explanations’ series. The book is the best little explanation of what makes Protestants tick. It is clear, objective and sympathetic to Protestants without granting them much ground. The contrasts with Catholicism are pointed out in simple [Read More...]

Bishop’s Move

The Daily Telegraph reports that the Church of England is going to allow foreign bishops to oversee dissenting parishes in the UK. This really is a completely new idea of what a bishop is. From the beginning a bishop was the chief elder of a particular city or geographical area. What seems to be emerging [Read More...]

Dumblebore

My friend Carl Olson over at Ignatius Insight has written on the Dumbledore homosexual thing. Like him, I haven’t read one sentence of the Harry Potter books, and dozed off in the only one of the movies I was dragged off to see. What I’ve seen and heard of them makes me think they’re derivative [Read More...]

Our Lady of Guadalupe

As part of our pro life emphasis for October, today at school mass we had the missionary image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The missionary image is a perfect facsimile of the real image in Mexico. After Mass the students filed forward to venerate the image. It was moving to see them reach out and [Read More...]


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