Paganism and Catholicism

Over at Shrine of the Holy Whapping Drew was asking if anyone knew the origin of the bishop’s mitre. It reminded me that purveyors of the more wacky anti-Catholic propaganda believe the bishop’s mitre is derived from the ancient pagan religion of Dagon the fish god. (picture to the left) See how the priest’s headgear [Read More...]

The Church is Alive; the Church is Young

On Friday we travelled to Columbia, SC for the ordination of six men to the priesthood to serve for the Diocese of Charleston. Fr. Michael Cassabon is a young man in his twenties who has trained at the North American College in Rome. Michael is a graduate of St Joseph’s Catholic School. He is our [Read More...]


Aaaargh!! After camp my laptop crashed and burned. The hard drive was corrupted and I lost all data. Had I been making regular back ups? Whoops forgot. At camp had I finished two thirds of The Gargoyle Code–my Screwtape Letters take off? Yes I had. Was Slubgrip happy with the book? Probably not. Can devils [Read More...]

Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah,

Remember that one, or am I showing my age again? I’m signing off for a week. I’m going –not to Camp Granada–but to Camp Kahdalea and Camp Chosatonga to be camp chaplain for a week. I also hope to finish my book The Gargoyle Code–which is half done. Over and out. [Read more...]

Doc, I’ve Got this Painful Molar…

Amy offers excerpts from Southern Baptist theologian Albert Mohler’s reaction to the Catholic Church’s recent clarification on what makes up a ‘proper church.’ You can read Dr Mohler’s whole article here. At least Dr. Mohler read the Vatican statement and has the dignity to respond rationally, instead of the sentimental responses from many Protestants. He [Read More...]

Culture of Death

This is a wedding dress made from condoms. All part of a Chinese fashion show to promote the rubber doo dads. Quite apart from China’s one child policy, forced abortions and sterilizations, isn’t a wedding dress made out of condoms the most amazing contradiction in terms? A wedding after all, is about starting a family, [Read More...]