Do Catholics Pray to Mary?

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Do Catholics pray to Mary? It sure looks that way! But there is more to it than that. An increasing number of Protestants are ready to be more open minded about this controversial topic. “I’m ready to honor Mary more than we usually do” said a Protestant friend, “but I’m not going to pray to [Read More...]

Behold the Lamb

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At daily Mass there is more time to stop and pray; fewer concerns about external details and more opportunity to be silent. This morning in this Easter season there seemed to be something new to listen to. I strained to hear. There were words being spoken that were beyond words and the sense of mystery [Read More...]

My Medjugorje Story

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So Mark (the Dark Lord Shea-uman)¬†Shea is getting himself worked up into a delightful lather over there at his most illustrious and famous and much loved blog over his skepticism about Medjugorje. He shares that skepticism with a whole team of male, American Catholic bloggers who haven’t visited Medjugorje (and usually can’t spell it) A [Read More...]

San Marco

Piazza San Marco by Canaletto

What happened to St Mark? Go here. [Read more...]

Weird Things Happen

I am constantly updating my ‘Archived Articles’ section of this blog. Over the years I’ve written hundreds of articles on lots of topics. I’ll make most of them available here free of charge. Some longer articles will require a small payment for the digital download. Just go to the ‘Archived Articles’ tab in the header. [Read More...]

The Day I Met St Bernadette

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In the summer of 1987 I was living in England and had three months free between jobs so I decided to go on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem–hitch-hiking and staying at monasteries across Europe. One of the place I wanted to visit was the monastery of St Gildard in Nevers, France. This is where the incorrupt [Read More...]


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