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Mantilla the Hon on Comfortable Churches


Guest blogger Mantilla Amontillado is the founder of Veritas Vestments. She holds a degree in Ecclesiastical Haberdashery from Salamanca University. She has done the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella three times on horseback and is engaged to the famous matador, Senor Augusto Torquemada. Okay hon. Sorry I not been writing here for such a long [Read More...]

On Awful Catholic Music

John Zmirak rants here about the sappy, dreary hymns sung in so many Catholic churches. What he doesn’t get into (because he’s too busy being witty) is the reason for such excruciatingly bad Catholic music. The reason is (with apologies to the Holy Father) the dictatorship of sentimentality. Catholics in English speaking countries (and maybe everywhere [Read More...]

What’s Wrong With the Church?

You know the old story about G.K.Chesterton. There was a series of articles and letters in the paper about what was wrong with the world. So he writes, “Dear Sir, What is wrong with the world? I am, Yours Sincerely, G.K.Chesterton. The same might be answered about ‘What’s wrong with the Church?” After rather a [Read More...]

Church Shopping

The last post condemning church shopping seems to have put the cat among the pigeons. Let me clarify my comments. By comparing traddy church shopping and trendy church shopping I am not suggesting that traddy worship is just as entertainment oriented as trendy worship. If I had to say that one was ‘better’ than the [Read More...]

Church is too Girly

Ruth Gledhill, the intrepid and often vapid religion correspondent on The Times of London has put together this article claiming that men find church ‘too girly’. The ridiculous thing about the article and the organization that is trying to do something about the ‘girliness’ of religion is that they focus entirely on the superficial level. [Read More...]

What I Love About the Catholic Church – 6

What I love about the Catholic Church is that we use physical stuff in worship. It makes sense doesn’t it, that Our Lord did not despise the physical realm when he became man, so why should we dismiss the idea that he comes to us still through the physical realm? Ashes for the penitent, water [Read More...]