The Centrality of Sacrifice

Here’s my latest article for National Catholic Register. It describes the history and necessity of sacrifice, and why we should view the Mass as sacrifice. Here’s the link. See what you think. [Read more...]

Palin’s Performance

Sarah Palin delivered a charismatic, exciting and professionally polished speech at the Republican National Convention. Out on the campaign trail she draws tens of thousands and delivers invigorating, fresh speeches with plenty of time away from the teleprompter to respond and ‘go live.’ In the live debate she held her own. She was articulate, polished, [Read More...]

Newman Update

Fr Ray Blake has an interesting update on the re-internment of the remains of soon to be Bl. John Henry Cardinal Newman. [Read more...]

Guardian Angels

I don’t know if I told this one before: My sister met a missionary once who felt called to minister to the tribes of Burma. Burma was then, as now, pretty much a closed country and foreigners were not welcome–especially foreign missionaries. This fellow would cross the border through the jungle and try to meet [Read More...]

Altar Girls

I wasn’t going to opine any further on altar servers, but a reader asked my opinion about what to do with altar girls if you have them. First of all, it is obviously okay to have altar girls. Rome allows it. You don’t have to have them, but you may. If I went to a [Read More...]

Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better

I have had a few fingers wagged at me for being enthusiastic about the candidacy of Sarah ‘Annie Oakley’ Palin, and I have to admit that after Thursday’s debate–and losing the election– maybe I’ll have egg on my face and I’ll have to watch her skulk back North with her tail between her legs. However, [Read More...]