High School Witness

From a junior in high school: “Father, one of the reasons I want to join the Catholic Church is that I have been searching or the truth for a long time. All the other churches have obviously come from the Catholic Church in the first place. They say they have the Bible, but how could [Read More...]

Anglican Women Priests Come Home to Rome

Damian Thompson reports on an article about the Archbishop of Westminster’s ecumenical officer (and famous convert maker) Fr Michael Seed. In passing he mentions the Anglican women priests who have converted to the Catholic faith. They said they were fed up with being treated shabbily by their fellow Anglicans. [Read more...]

Nice Yanks Rude Brits

Daily Telegraph blogger Andrew Gimson thinks Americans are more polite than Brits. Brits have become yobbish, drunken, self centered louts while Americans are well mannered, articulate, considerate and kind. He expresses exactly what I experienced on moving back to USA from England last year. Joseph Pearce is our neighbor here in Greenville. He is married [Read More...]

Calvinists Told to Lighten Up

A Presbyterian paper in Scotland has urged members of the conservative denomination known for being dour spoil sports to cheer up. You can read about it here. I can think of some Catholics who could do with the same advice. I think it was the famous atheist Bertrand Russell who quipped about sour puss Christians, [Read More...]

Praying to God with the People of God

The Daily Telegraph reports that Pope Benedict recently celebrated Mass facing East in the Sistine Chapel. Shawn Tribe has a picture and more scholarly comment. Fr Ray has more photos and comment. It makes a lot of sense to me. There are certain parts of the Mass that are clearly the priest’s prayer and offering [Read More...]

Mitt the Mormon

After Mass today someone asked me, “Is Mitt Romney a Christian?” What would you answer? I confess that I don’t know much about the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. Mitt Romney professes to follow Jesus Christ and he has been baptized. Does that mean he is a Christian? This website argues [Read More...]


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