Praying to God with the People of God

The Daily Telegraph reports that Pope Benedict recently celebrated Mass facing East in the Sistine Chapel. Shawn Tribe has a picture and more scholarly comment. Fr Ray has more photos and comment. It makes a lot of sense to me. There are certain parts of the Mass that are clearly the priest’s prayer and offering [Read More...]

Mitt the Mormon

After Mass today someone asked me, “Is Mitt Romney a Christian?” What would you answer? I confess that I don’t know much about the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. Mitt Romney professes to follow Jesus Christ and he has been baptized. Does that mean he is a Christian? This website argues [Read More...]

Double Think

In your conversations with conservative Evangelical Christians, has anyone else ever noticed a strange double think? It is a common tactic for Conservative Evangelical Christians to find some abuse of liberal Catholics and beat all Catholics with that abuse. Let us say that the conservative Evangelical discovers that Catholics do not believe in healing miracles, [Read More...]

New Man

Damian Thompson reports the imminent beatification of Fr. Newman….that would be J.Henry, not J.Scott…. [Read more...]

Flying Visit

Somebody asked in the combox “Where is Fr. Dwight?” The answer is, London. I flew out on the night flight from Charlotte on Monday, went to a meeting on Tuesday, and flew home on Wednesday morning arriving back in Greenville at 6pm. Wasn’t even there long enough to get jet lag. It was all pretty [Read More...]

A Theology of Suffering

Our ex Catholic friend in the combox criticizes Catholics for indulging in a theology of suffering. Didn’t the Master say we must ‘take up our cross and follow him’ if we would be his disciple? Now what could that possibly mean except that we ought not only expect, but accept the suffering that comes to [Read More...]


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