Wimmin Priests

A friend has sent me the following. “The website of the Young Women Clergy Project claims to be “powered by faith, verve, chocolate, and really great shoes.” At the Beauty Tips for Ministers blog, a telling phenomenon in its own right, one finds discussions of clergy eyeliner, lingerie, and lip gloss. At ECUSA‘s site, we [Read More...]

London Bound

There’s a possibility I may be in London the second week of December. Any London-based Brits want me to come and do a speaking gig? Any British bloggers want to meet at the Cardinal pub for a few pints and a chin wag? Only come if you promise to bring Fr Whinder. Seriously, would any [Read More...]


Bella is a success. The film makers have created a great little movie that tells a human story with humor, quiet passion and genuine integrity. Never “inyerface” with it’s message, it shows ordinary people coping with the question of an unwanted pregnancy with practical realism, compassion and honesty. Some critics have dumped the movie because [Read More...]

Pied Piper of Atheism

Carl Olson has an interview with Pete Vere–author of a critique of atheist Philip Pullman’s poisonous books. Check it out [Read more...]

Church Competition

On the top is the a building in Tuscany, Italy. Below it is a building in Middlesborough, England. I am running a competition to see which building readers think is a Catholic Church, and which one they think might be a dentist’s office. Here’s an article I wrote for Touchstone Magazine some time ago about [Read More...]

Long Ago and Far Away

The combox on the previous post has been buzzing with a good discussion about authority in the Church, and I thought it might illuminate matters if I moved from theory to personal experience. It seems long ago and far away when I was an Anglican priest in England. Then and there in the 1980s the [Read More...]