Insomnia Cure Available

If you have trouble sleeping you can always connect here to the podcast of my homily from last Sunday. [Read more...]

Summer Memories

When I was an Anglican vicar on the Isle of Wight in England I was in charge of two ancient churches: Brading and Yaverland. To please as many people as possible I kept the worship at Brading more ‘middle of the road’ and then at Yaverland we were ‘higher’. Therefore, I kept the extra weekday [Read More...]

Hot Air Gimmick

No kidding. I knew this Anglican vicar who went in for symbolic liturgical gestures. On Ascension Day he hired a hot air balloonist to be waiting outside the church. After the processional hymn the door were flung wide and everyone processed out and watched as the priest climbed into the hot air balloon and ascended [Read More...]

Our Lady of Willesden

In the heart of London is another medieval Marian shrine that has been restored. You can read here about the history of Our Lady of Willesden. You’ll be used to the tale by now: ancient shrine–much loved by the people, who made pilgrimages, donations and prayers there for centuries. Then the king’s men came in [Read More...]

Dwight’s Reply to David

For Mary’s month I’m posting some excerpts from the book called Mary-A Catholic-Evangelical Debate that I wrote with fellow Bob Jones graduate David Gustafson. (who comments on this blog) In yesterday’s post David displayed a particularly extravagent dedication to the Blessed Virgin written by Stefan Cardinal Wyzinski. It seemed to David that such devotion to [Read More...]

Gandalf the Grey

Great image of Gandalf the Grey. The archetypal patriarch, hermit, wizard, prophet, holy man. He could be Elijah, Merlin, St Jerome, St Benedict, St Bruno, or Fr. Zossima of The Brothers Karamozov. [Read more...]