Abortion and the War in Iraq

I am getting so many emails from people who are justifying their vote for Obama because he would get us out of the war in Iraq and ‘killing people in war is just as bad as abortion.’ I should make it clear that I do not support the war in Iraq. However, the war in [Read More...]

The New Anti Catholicism

An email I have just received: “You people better get a lasso on that South Carolina priest that is terrorizing people with his threats with regards to Obama. I know that you don’t want a media campaign about your segragationist policies and being the richest institution in the world (more gold than anyone) but most [Read More...]

Women’s Ordination and Homosexuality

Radical homosexualist Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson led a retreat some time ago for homosexual Catholic priests. (All of it below the radar course) He’s now boasting about it and he says here (check the last paragraph) that Catholics who want homosexuality to be accepted in their church should first work for women’s ordination. He thinks [Read More...]

No-Compromise Newman

Fr Jay Scott Newman tells his parishioners that if they voted for Obama they have put themselves outside the full communion of the Catholic Church, and that they should head for the confessional and get right with God before coming to receive communion. Read it here. His letter includes this excellent prayer for our new [Read More...]

Mass in Wartime

On Monday I led our annual Senior Retreat. It took place at a Baptist camp in the mountains, and although we used their chapel, it was a bare space, and we had to improvise on some of the details.  I commented to the boys who helped, “I wonder what it is like when priests have [Read More...]

Four Marks

Tonight at RCIA we went through the four marks of the Church. What I am most inspired by in this is that, by becoming a Catholic, not only do I enter the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, but there is also an individual dimension. It then becomes my aim, my goal and my destiny [Read More...]