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...]

Head of St John the Baptist

In England they call the school principal the ‘Headmistress’ or ‘HeadMaster’ or ‘HeadTeacher’ or ‘Head’ for short. I knew this nun who was Headmistress of the local parish school that was dedicated to St John the Baptist, and she would regularly pick up the phone and say, “Hello, this is the head of St John [Read More...]

More on Hell and Judgement

A comment on my last post questions my words, “Indeed, I wonder if it is really up to God as well. Yes, being the all powerful one, and the Almighty judge, he is the one who consigns souls to hell, but it is also true that we choose Hell.‘ The reader is concerned that I’ve [Read More...]

More on Hell

My post on universalism was pretty black and white because in many ways the best sermon to preach about hell has only two words, “Fear Hell.”However, the whole question is more subtle and interesting than that. I said I wanted there to be a hell for the brutes who abduct, torture and rape children, then [Read More...]


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