Catholic Church in UK ‘Powerless’

This article from the Daily Telegraph reports a situation in England where the headmaster of a Catholic elementary school has entered a gay marriage, but he can’t be removed from his post in charge of influencing Catholic children. The Catholic Archbishop said pitifully that ‘lawyers had been consulted’ and ‘employment law would be violated’ and [Read More...]

Koontz Ultimatum

I just finished my first book by Dean Koontz. Called Life Expectancy, it is a book about a family stalked by a psychopath, but beneath the storyline it is really about marriage, faithfulness and an abundant life. Koontz was first brought to my attention in an interview in National Catholic Register with Tim Drake. Koontz [Read More...]


Following my post on Monday about mountaintops, and not wanting to be all theory and no action….Joseph Pearce and I went up to Jones Gap in the mountains of North Carolina for a hike. Joseph is very fit, and younger than me, but I made it, and it was worth it…supposedly one of the finest [Read More...]

Mountain Top

One of the things I love about the story of the Transfiguration is that it is crammed with so much meaning. The fulfillment of the law and the prophets in Jesus Christ; the call to glory for the apostles and subsequently for each of us; the poignant truth that the glory Moses beheld at Sinai [Read More...]

For a Baptism

For a Baptism All the waters of the world are here.In this small bowl the rain falls, the dew rests, the strong river flows. Here the sea surges and sighs— opens the way to life and closes over in death. This bowl holds all the tears of joy and sorrow, all the sweat of work [Read More...]

Spiritual White Water

Our full time hospital chaplain was away for a few days, so I got the call to the intensive care unit of the hospital. A man on vacation fell from a waterfall up in the hills of North Carolina and had extensive head injuries. They only gave him a few more hours to live. They [Read More...]