The Case Against Bridey


I must first make it clear that I actually like Bridey. He’s affable enough. He’s a comic character, and is not an apparently evil person. He doesn’t do anything wrong as such…and there lies the problem: he doesn’t do anything at all. It is true that Bridey is not a drunken homosexual or an promiscuous [Read More...]

UK Labour Government ‘Demonic’

It’s not often that I side with Anglican bishops, but the Bishop of Carlisle speaks for me when he brands the UK Labour Government as ‘demonic.’ You can read about it here. The bishop isn’t quite that blunt, but he says the Brown government with it’s draconian pro-homosexual laws, is like the decadent Roman Empire [Read More...]

Lord Sebastian Flyte

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This is precisely what Sebastian does: takes flight. Why is the poor boy (who has everything) on self destruct? One of the greatest things about Brideshead Revisited is Waugh’s uncanny portrayal of the dynamic of a dysfunctional family. J.Scott Peck’s book, People of the Lie discusses the phenomenon of families who scapegoat a particular family [Read More...]

Radio Time

If you’re in the Cincinnati area tune in to Sacred Heart radio tomorrow morning around 8:00 if you want to hear me being interviewed. I’ll have to make sure I wear my new glasses. I always like to look as smart as possible for radio appearances… [Read more...]


One of the reasons I’m not blogging very much at the moment is because I’m working my way through the TV version of Brideshead Revisited. It really is probably the most perfect screen adaption of any novel ever. The only possible fault is Anthony Andrews’ Sebastian. He’s a bit too spoilt and self pitying. My [Read More...]

Tale of Two Churches

Here is my latest article–published this weekend in the National Catholic Register. It points out that there are two churches within the modern Christian Church: one that is interested in happiness here and the other in happiness hereafter. One tries to make the world a better place and make people feel better. The other is [Read More...]