Manchester, England

Holy Name is a beautiful neo Gothic church in the center of Manchester in the heart of the Manchester University inner city campus, and next to the Catholic chaplaincy. Nice to see that they are doing a beautiful liturgy in a suitably beautiful church. Nice too that it is being done in a university church. The young [Read More...]

Stick’ Em Up

My week long appeal for readers to donate or buy books as a way of supporting this blog is now over, and it was extremely successful. I am especially pleased about the several larger donations of over $100,000.00 each. This means I can buy a diamond encrusted cell phone for both my wife and daughter [Read More...]

Other Bad Stuff

One of the criticisms I have had from the hundreds of emails from strangers this week is, “Why do you always keep going on and on about abortion? Why do you never talk about any of the other sins?” Mind you, these are from people who don’t know me, don’t know Fr Newman, never heard [Read More...]

Abortion and Slavery parallel

Cardinal George has drawn a parallel between slavery and abortion here. Slave owners once argued that they had the right to choose to own slaves or not. The federal government, they argued, should not only allow them to choose, but should enshrine in law their ‘freedom of choice.’ The government did this in the Dred [Read More...]

And Now for Something Completely Different

One of the great things about returning to America as a Catholic is that I now share in all the different Catholic ethnic groups. I’ve loved learning about the Maronites and learning to celebrate the Maronite Divine Liturgy. A few months ago I was asked to be chaplain to our local Ancient Order of Hibernians. [Read More...]

Chust for Nice- 2

St Volodyrmyr’s Cathedral, Kiev Artist: Viktor Vasnetsov (click to enlarge) [Read more...]