An Evangelical Comes Home to Rome

Aime–a very articulate convert to Catholicism from Evangelicalism explains why she became a Catholic. Check it out. (H-T to Amy Welborn) What strikes me about Aimee’s story is the same as so many Evangelical-Rome conversion stories. Usually the convert is not rebelling against his or her former beliefs. Almost always they remain thankful for all [Read More...]

Hype Headlines and Hypocrites

The last time one of my books came out my wife read the blurb about the author and burst out laughing. The blurb was the usual bookseller’s blather trying to puff me as ‘the next Chesterton’ or as ‘well known author, apologist, speaker, broadcaster…blahblahblahblah. None of it was untrue, but neither was it an accurate [Read More...]

Gargoyle Code – 7

Hogwart, do you remember that my patient tried to make an appointment with his parish priest? I found out that Mandible is in charge of that particular priest. Mandible is one of our most skilled agents. He told me that he keeps his patient totally booked up with administration, committee meetings and social engagements. My [Read More...]

Prayer Poem

In the GardenIn the yard I discovered a rose bedGrown over with creepers, thistles and weeds.I looked for a time; considered its needs,then started to work, digging up the deadbushes, and the brambles with thorns that pluckand cling. The roots were deep and dark and cameup almost like a mandrake with a scream.At last I [Read More...]

Forty Hours

How can we communicate the joy of Catholic worship in a world of mega churches? We have just completed a forty hour Eucharistic devotion at St Mary’s, Greenville. On Tuesday evening we began with Solemn Eucharist leading to Adoration. The whole parish joined in. School children, old people and families took their turn. On Wednesday [Read More...]

The Church Triumphant

If you are experiencing some Lenten lows, zip over the Roving Medievalist for one of the most powerful, moving and beautiful posts ever. Don’t delay. Do it today. [Read more...]