Husband of the Year

I’ve had a very funny email about the International Husband of the Year competition. Here is an entry from Serbia… More to follow. [Read more...]

Pope Reaches Out

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Bloggers Meet

Fr Ben Kiely the secretive, English priest blogger,  ‘Owl of the Remove’,  is visiting Greenville this weekend.  We had an excellent dinner together with Joseph Pearce, Fr Newman and Fr Bart. Discussion centered on the reform of the reform, England and America, notable drunkards we have met, the decline of the Old Country and the [Read More...]

Hankies Please

Try to keep your eyes dry on this one.  For American readers a ‘council estate’ is poor government housing for the underclass. h/t Fr Ray [Read more...]

From the Pope’s homily at St Patrick’s

The first has to do with the stained glass windows, which flood the interior with mystic light. From the outside, those windows are dark, heavy, even dreary. But once one enters the church, they suddenly come alive; reflecting the light passing through them, they reveal all their splendor. Many writers – here in America we can [Read More...]


Placido Domingo singing Panis Angelicus at the Papal Mass in Washington. Very moving to see him kneel to kiss the Pope’s ring at the end. [Read more...]