Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Greenville has a terrific ballpark for the local minor league team. Fluor Field is situated downtown, and is a small, retro-looking baseball field. We’ve been to two games this season. It’s a perfect outing for the family for a summer evening. The only problem is, it’s difficult to remember who’s on first… [Read more...]

Missing Person Reported

Regular readers of this blog may have noted the disappearance of Catholic-gone-charismatic-sectarian, James ‘Captain’ Hastings. According to his latest comment he is no longer ‘reading and contributing’ to this blog. His withdrawal co-incides with my blogs on charismatic snake handling, the Toronto Blessing and Benny Hinn. Rather than defend these ‘signs and wonders’ that he [Read More...]

Episcopal Convert Priest Blog

Here is the blog of Fr Ernie Davis, a former Episcopal priest, now a Catholic priest.  [Read more...]

NCR Article

Here’s my latest for National Catholic Register. It’s a further analysis of the Anglican Agonies. [Read more...]


We got back from the beach in time for the first day of teacher orientation at school and the celebration of the Solemnity of the Assumption. This illustration from Roving Medievalist. The Assumption has become my favorite Marian feast. I realize that our non-Catholic brethren have a real problem with the Assumption because it isn’t [Read More...]

Tubing not Blogging

No blogging for a few days. We have family here and today we’re tubing down the Green River in North Carolina, then on Monday we’re off to Myrtle Beach (the Redneck Riviera) for a few days.  Tasteful friends asked, “But why Myrtle Beach?” Answer: “Because between us the two families have eight kids. It’s cheap. [Read More...]