Did I Experience a Miraculous Multiplication of Food?


When I was a young Anglican minister I lived in an apartment with my younger brother. I complained to him one day that when I was a theology student I lived by faith. I really had no money and was living from hand to mouth with the little I could earn while I studied. Now [Read More...]

Let Me Out of My Cage!


One of the joys of being a Catholic is that we should be able to open up to the strength of many different Christian traditions. When somebody leaves the Catholic church looking for some other spiritual good we have failed them because all the good things in all the other religions and all the other [Read More...]

To Androgyny and Beyond!


This article from the New York Times reports on the growing gender confusion in the younger generation. To summarize L.G.B.T (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender) is not broad enough to express people’s sexual proclivities. At a student meeting at one college someone stood up to express their (you’re not allowed to say ‘his’ or ‘her’ anymore)¬†frustrations. [Read More...]

All We Are Saying is Give Peace a Chance…


The Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments has decided that we should not move the Sign of Peace. It was suggested that it was more appropriate for the sign of peace to be exchanged before the offertory. This is where it is in the Anglican liturgy, and it makes sense to me. [Read More...]

Spare Me the Severed Heads

David with the Head of Goliath

Holy Deacon Kandra doesn’t appreciate pictures of severed heads, videos of murders and clips of Iraqis being herded off for extermination. He posts on Facebook One more time, for those who missed it: you post on Facebook pictures of decapitated heads, or videos of people being murdered, or the bloody aftermath of an execution, you [Read More...]

The Rise of Conservative Cafeteria Catholicism

Brothers in Arms

When Benedict XVI and John Paul II were pope the conservative Catholics loved to throw around the phrase “cafeteria Catholic” as a term of derision. It’s a name I used a fair bit to parody those Catholics who would pick and choose what bits of Catholicism they liked and rejected the bits they didn’t like. [Read More...]