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...]

Gargoyle Code – 6

Hogwart, I write in haste; my conservative Catholic patient has been diagnosed with cancer, and suddenly all my good work is threatened. Not only is he panicking, but he knows he is panicking. He is starting to think that his religiosity is not good enough, and he has started to re-read that book on the [Read More...]

Gargoyle Code – 5

Hogwart, did you learn nothing in your basic training? First of all you flatter me for my success with the conservative Catholic. (If you’re seeking promotion, you should know flattery does not work with me.) Then you make the most banal and ignorant statement I’ve ever heard. “I’m so glad the conservative Catholics have been [Read More...]

Gargoyle Code – 4

My Dear Hogwart,I must add a short note to let you know how things have turned out with my ultra conservative Catholic patient. In my earlier days I would have been alarmed at the sight of him picking up a book with the title The Holy Spirit Heals Today. Such books are very dangerous. With [Read More...]