British Links

Fr Ray posts about the upcoming ordination of Matthew Goddard here in the USA. He is studying at the FSSP seminary along with a couple of other British guys. Matthew is the son of a married former Anglican priest. Fr Goddard is parish priest at West Grinstead–a little parish in West Sussex. At this amazing [Read More...]

Peter the Steward

I never noticed the full meaning of this passage in Luke’s gospel: “Then Peter said, “Lord, is this parable meant for us or for everyone?”And the Lord replied, “Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward whom the master will put in charge of his servants to distribute the food allowance at the proper time?Blessed [Read More...]


Sorry no blogging recently. Very busy with the preparations for school start up. In addition to my school duties I will be leading the RCIA course at St Mary’s Church. Prayers please to find some extra hours in the day for all that I need to do. [Read more...]

Catholic Church in UK ‘Powerless’

This article from the Daily Telegraph reports a situation in England where the headmaster of a Catholic elementary school has entered a gay marriage, but he can’t be removed from his post in charge of influencing Catholic children. The Catholic Archbishop said pitifully that ‘lawyers had been consulted’ and ‘employment law would be violated’ and [Read More...]

Koontz Ultimatum

I just finished my first book by Dean Koontz. Called Life Expectancy, it is a book about a family stalked by a psychopath, but beneath the storyline it is really about marriage, faithfulness and an abundant life. Koontz was first brought to my attention in an interview in National Catholic Register with Tim Drake. Koontz [Read More...]


Following my post on Monday about mountaintops, and not wanting to be all theory and no action….Joseph Pearce and I went up to Jones Gap in the mountains of North Carolina for a hike. Joseph is very fit, and younger than me, but I made it, and it was worth it…supposedly one of the finest [Read More...]