Therese the Little Warrior


Here is my article for National Catholic Register on the astounding things that happened in the first world war. She said she would spend her heaven doing good on earth, and her wish to be a warrior was also fulfilled. She once had a prophetic dream: “I went to sleep for a few moments during [Read More...]

The Death of the Imagination in Narnia

Here is my latest article for Imaginative Conservative website. It is on the subject of the destruction of imagination through the realism of fantasy movies. I was thrilled with how the sorcerers of modern technological had summoned up naiads and dryads, centaurs and minotaurs, dwarves, unicorns and every other marvelous and magical beast from Narnia. [Read More...]

The Ugliness of Mortal Sin


Sometimes a little phrase jumps off the page or into your ear from a passing conversation. The Holy Spirit takes that phrase and it becomes a launching pad for a meditation on the mystery of this world. The phrase I read in passing was “the ugliness of mortal sin”. I thought immediately of that scene [Read More...]

FaithWorks! 35


FaithWorks! – my free weekly newsletter is out. Go here. This week starts a series on the seven sacraments – beginning with Baptism. Go here to subscribe and receive the newsletter each week. [Read more...]

The Divine Mercy on I-85

Proposed shrines to Pope St JP2 and St Faustina. Artwork and Design by Matthew Alderman

Did I say I was getting excited about the new church we are building at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Greenville, South Carolina? I’m getting really excited. Here’s why: When I first came to the parish my predecessor Fr Dac Tran said if I built the church we should build a shrine to the Divine [Read More...]

Fisking Cardinal Kaspar in America

Cardinal Kaspar

America magazine has an interesting interview with Cardinal Kaspar here. I read it trying very hard to be open minded, but geesh, what kind of flaky stuff is this cardinal spouting? Here are some excerpts and my observations in red. Q. Some cardinals and bishops seem to be afraid of this possibility and reject it [Read More...]