Baptist Pastor Admits to Murdering Daughter

It’s easy to think that all Baptists are of the conservative Southern type, but it ain’t necessarily so. Russell Moore, writing in Touchstone magazine reports on the Rev. Donna Schaper, a woman from a UCC/Lutheran background who is now pastor of Judson Memorial Church in New York City. Ms Schaper, has written in Tikkun magazine [Read More...]

The Pallium, Peter and Paul

Amy reports on the ceremony of the Pope conferring the pallium on new Archbishops on this feast day of SS Peter and Paul. Here is what I love about the Catholic Church: the sense of unity, coherence and sacramentality of it all. In a world riven asunder with every kind of religious opinion under the [Read More...]

SS Peter and Paul

Peter the Fisherman. Paul the intellectual. Peter the rough working class man who speaks from the heart. Paul the man who speaks from his head. Peter the peasant. Paul the well connected, well educated Roman citizen. Peter the humble believer. Paul the professional religious man. Peter with the high school diploma. Paul who went to [Read More...]

The Benedictine Way – 2

The Benedictine monk vows stability, and this means he will stay in one place. He’s not on the move like a friar or a missionary. He can’t be whisked here and there like a diocesan priest. He stays put. That’s why a Benedictine, when asked will not just say, “I’m a Benedictine monk.” but “I’m [Read More...]

St Irenaeus

This quotation of St Irenaeus of Lyons helped to bring me into the Catholic Church: Therefore we will refute those who hold unauthorized assemblies–either because of false self importance, or pride, or blindness and perversity–by pointing to the tradition of the greatest and oldest church, a church known to all men, which was founded and [Read More...]

The Benedictine Way – 1

Here Starts a little series on the Benedictine Way The Benedictine Monk takes three vows: Stability, Obedience and Conversion of Life. The three vows are braided together like three strands of a strong rope. Each of the vows has a concrete expression. The vow of stability means the monk promises to remain in one community [Read More...]


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