It’s a Mystery

An Evangelical friend of mine we’ll call Tom, was engaging me in debate some time ago, and whenever he raised an argument he thought particularly convincing he would ask me to explain and add, “But maybe it’s just a mystery.” So, for example, he’d say, “Tell me Dwight, how do you explain the use of [Read More...]

After Solemn Mass

Brothers and sisters:You have approached Mount Zionand the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem,and countless angels in festal gathering,and the assembly of the firstborn enrolled in heaven,and God the judge of all,and the spirits of the just made perfect,and Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant,and the sprinkled blood that speaks more eloquently [Read More...]

Evangelical Art?

Thanks to the Roving Medievalist for a link to an interesting article from Touchstone Magazine asking why Evangelicals don’t produce good literature. The author, who is an Evangelical, asks good questions and appreciates Flannery O’Connor’s insights on faith and art. He also laments the lack of good art or even a theological theory of art [Read More...]

Tragedy in Greenville

A local Catholic girl who had just started at Clemson University collapsed and died this week, and yesterday on the day before his eighteenth birthday another local boy was hit by lightning while on the soccer field. The girl was a member of a local parish and the boy played our kids at St Joseph’s [Read More...]

Can ya believe it?

American Anglicans consecrated in Kenya. Sorry to be such a thicko, but are there any Episcopalians/Anglicans out there who can explain the rationale behind all this? Why tootle off to an African bishop to be consecrated when there are already plenty of Episcopal priests who have got themselves consecrated as bishops and set up their [Read More...]

Holy Water Confiscated

The Daily Telegraph reports Pilgrims to Lourdes have had their holy water confiscated by airport officials who feared that the bottles shaped like the Virgin Mary might contain terrorist bombs. What I liked most about this story is that the Vatican has now got its own airline. This seems far more of a news story [Read More...]


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