Boy not healed by faith

Tragic. Read this story of an un-necessary death of a boy who belonged to a faith healing Christian sect called the Followers of Christ. Second death in the same family. The first death was a toddler whose parents didn’t pursue medical treatment for a condition easily cured. Now the toddler’s uncle–a sixteen year old  boy has [Read More...]

EL Salvador

No blogging for a week. We’re off to El Salvador on the St Joseph’s School Mission trip early tomorrow morning. This is one of the children in the ‘stick village’ that we visit, and with whom we work. [Read more...]

Captain Hastings

If you have seen the wonderful Hercule Poirot television series from England you will remember the portrayal of the Belgian sleuth’s sidekick called ‘Hastings’. What a fine fellow he is! He’s the archetypal English twit. He’s arrogant and bigoted, but isn’t even aware of it. He affects a cheerful bonhomie, he’s always there by Poirot’s side, [Read More...]

Reality in Slow Motion

The other day I was celebrating Mass in the school chapel. There were very few people in the congregation and I had time for silence, more time to slow down in the midst of the Mass. As I did, time began to slow down. Everything seemed suspended for a moment. Was it a moment or [Read More...]


More pictures here of the Corpus Christi procession in Oxford beginning at Blackfriars. Blackfriars is one of my most favorite churches. There is something v. beautiful in it simplicity and light. The pictures capture it. [Read more...]

Sacred Heart

Heart for God is a new ministry started by a former Brethren of Christ minister from Pennsylvania. David Hall maintains a blog and has recently posted about his journey from the Brethren of Christ to the Catholic Church. Like all convert stories, it is absorbing and fascinating. Each convert comes in from a different personal history, [Read More...]