Lavender Blue Dilly Dilly…

…Lavender Green If I were the King dilly dilly, You’d be my Queen.’ “Where is ‘Mary Queen of Heaven’ in the Bible?” the Protestant asks. There’s no neat little proof text I’m afraid, but Mary as Queen of Heaven is woven through the whole Bible. From the Old Testament psalms which we sing on the [Read More...]

Queenship of Mary

¬†Yesterday, on the Memorial of Pope St Pius X, a friend and fellow convert clergyman showed me a relic of St Pius X and said, when he declared his interest in relics and the desire to venerate relics and honor the saints his priest said, “Ahh, we don’t do that stuff anymore after Vatican 2″ [Read More...]

New Poem

The Piano Recital Your skill unlocked a secret on a summer afternoon.As you stepped onto the stage we stepped with youinto a sacred world–we saw the moonshining on a cathedral beneath the turbulent blue.We heard the harmonious ballads of the nightrising like love songs from the depths of light. Something transcendent trembled in your executionof [Read More...]

(Saint) Mr and Mrs Martin

The Vatican has announced that Louis and Zelie Martin–parents of Therese are to be beatified in the Basilica dedicated to their daughter in Lisieux in October. Bewdiful! [Read more...]

Monsters and Monotheists

Creative Minority Report argues in a style that I attempted in my book Adventures in Orthodoxy from Bigfoot, Chupacabra and other monsters to belief in God. Read it here. [Read more...]

What Might Really Happen

There is much talk about the possibility of reunion between the Traditional Anglican Communion and the Catholic Church. Corporate reunion seems very difficult to imagine. There are so many technicalities and difficulties. What seems more possible is for an increasing number of Anglican laypeople, priests and bishops to come into full communion with the Catholic [Read More...]


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