The Apostolic Succession

Timothy and Titus–the twin witnesses to apostolic succession. Is there such a thing as Apostolic Succession? Did the apostles intend to hand on their Christ-given authority to the next generation? Does it matter? The first indication that the apostles intended to hand on their authority occurs within a few days of the resurrection. In Acts [Read More...]

Episcopal Slug Fest

No, not that kind of slug. I mean pugilists. I mean dukin’ it out. I mean fisticuffs. I mean thrust and counter thrust. I mean bitter warfare. An insider at The Falls Church reports to me that Bishop Peter Lee, the Episcopal Bishop of Virginia, has “inhibited” the clergy of the Falls Church and the [Read More...]

Catholic Devotions

Frank at And Also With You tagged me for this meme…I’m only now getting around to it. 1 .Favorite devotion or prayer to Jesus. Jesus Prayer 2. Favorite Marian devotion or prayer. Joyful Mysteries3. Do you wear a scapular or medal? I wear a full Benedictine scapular with my clerical dress4. Do you have holy [Read More...]

Roving Medievalist has interesting things to say about English Cottages and Quarr Abbey He’s top of my blog lists right now. Plenty of pithy comment, wry humour, curmudgeonly grumbles and a delightful and knowledgeable enthusiasm about all thing gargoylishly gothic. Drop in. [Read more...]

Curt Jester Still Like It

The Curt Jester still loves Adventures in Orthodoxy. Well, at least somebody does. It’s very discouraging when your favorite book isn’t really the favorite book of many others. Maybe its a sleeper. Click here to check it out, and drop me a line if you’d like me to email you a sample chapter! [Read more...]

March for Life

Wow! What a weekend. I attended my first March for Life in Washington DC. Fifteen students from St Joseph’s Catholic School joined others from the diocese and huge numbers from all over America to protest our country’s abortion laws. Highlights of the trip were the prayer vigil at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception [Read More...]