You’re It

I’m still not quite sure what the point of ‘memes’ are, but it seems I’ve been tagged by the Strong Woman to put down Five Random Facts About Me Alright then… 1. My big brag is that I met Mel Gibson and contributed a scene to The Passion2. I once wrote and performed a one [Read More...]

Another Catholic Sinner

Roman Miscellany has a curious story. Catholic priest waiting to bury the dead discovers that the only famous Catholic in the cemetery was a prostitute who was Jack the Ripper’s last victim. He happily says a prayer for the poor soul….very sweet. It could only happen in the Catholic Church, and only happen in England. [Read more...]

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...]