Pray More

Fr Ray has a good short post on St Benedict and chastity. The upshot of it is…pray more. [Read more...]

Sitwell and Monroe

Here’s Marilyn Monroe with Dame Edith Sitwell. I’m always amused when celebrities from different worlds meet. Did you know T.S.Eliot carried on a correspondence with Groucho Marx? They were mutual fans.  When they met in London they discussed cigars, cats and jokes. Evelyn Waugh was also friends with Edith Sitwell, and stood as godfather at [Read More...]

Ups and Downs

Sorry not much blogging this week. School ended and I’ve been sort of coasting. Mind in neutral, a few hours each day at school cleaning my office and desk, then chilling out at the pool. I was tempted to buy a motorcycle this week, justifying it as a necessary extra form of transportation for our [Read More...]

The Dogmatic non Dogmatist

OBAMA: Yeah, although I don’t, I retain from my childhood and my experiences growing up a suspicion of dogma. And I’m not somebody who is always comfortable with language that implies I’ve got a monopoly on the truth, or that my faith is automatically transferable to others. This is so fashionable. So easy. It’s John [Read More...]

Bloggers Meet

Fr Christopher Phillips was here this weekend as the commencement speaker for St Joseph’s Catholic School graduation. He is pastor of the well known Anglican use parish in San Antonio, and blogs for his parish here.  Fr Phillips grew up on a farm in Connecticut as a Methodist, became an Episcopalian at college, heard the [Read More...]

What Lucy Saw

Here’s my latest article for National Catholic Register. It compares Lucy in Narnia to St Therese. [Read more...]