Global Warming?

Has anyone else noticed that now Europe and the UK are going through yet another winter with record breaking cold weather and the arctic ice cap has re frozen in record time that nobody is talking about ‘global warming’ anymore? The journalists have quietly morphed the term into ‘climate change.’ [Read more...]

Podcast Sermon Series

During these six Sundays of Ordinary Time before the beginning of Lent, I will be preaching a series of homilies at St Mary’s, Greenville on The Apostolic Life of Christ. After considering the call of Peter and Paul, we’ll look at the four fold ministry of Christ: 1) Teaching with Authority 2) Overcoming Evil 3) [Read More...]

Matthew Parris on Africa’s Christians

Matthew Parris is a British journalist who is an atheist. He’s often smug and predictable, but he’s also smart and funny and sardonic. Fr Blake links to this article by Parris which is worth reading. On a trip to Africa he analyzes Christianity’s effect on Africa and the Africans and compares the lives of the [Read More...]

Podcast Homilies

You can check the sidebar box for links to my podcast homilies from St Mary’s, Greenville. [Read more...]

New Poem

Autumn Fire This morning’s Autumn sun came slanting throughthe trees of burnished orange and flaming red.Crimson and gold fire flashed against the blue,bronze and vermillion gashed, and nature bled–as if the whole world was ablaze with blood. So it seemed as we drove to school that day:the children laughing and oblivious;innocent and ignorant in their [Read More...]

Curious George

Mrs Longenecker (who does not suffer fools gladly) had a phone call today from a man with an Indian accent who called himself Stephen. Stephen asked to speak with ‘the lady of the house’ and when told it was she, asked, “What cable provider do you use for your TV?” Mrs. L: “We don’t have [Read More...]

Mark This

I love the gospel of St Mark. It is so sudden and concise and sharp. In the short account of the Baptism of Our Lord I like how it says, ‘The heavens were torn open.’ Some translations use the more violent word (which I think is more accurate) that the heavens were ‘ripped open.’ This [Read More...]

Vote Now!

Traffic is heavy. You can still vote today and tomorrow. [Read more...]

A Young Evangelical Journeys Home

George Weis is a young graphic, web designer from Pennsylvania who found his way to this blog and wrote to me. He’s a fervent Evangelical, a wise and creative man with a young wife and family. He writes here announcing his decision to enter the Catholic Church. He writes poignantly and from the heart. He [Read More...]


(Click to enlarge) Holy Deacon George, Abouna (Fr)Bart Leon OSB, Abouna Dwight, Server John Paul after celebrating the Maronite Divine Liturgy at St Mary’s  Come on! Keep voting! Happy Catholic is catching up. It may be a fight for second place! [Read more...]

Podcast 4 – Baptism of Our Lord

Homily for The Baptism of Our Lord –  Click here for my most recent homily from St Mary’s. If you right click on the link you get the choice to download the homily. [Read more...]

Priest Charming

Puerto Rico 1954 (Click to Enlarge) B/T The Crescat [Read more...]

The Zuhlsdorf Band

Catholic traditionalist supporters of Fr.Z pay attention! This video of the Zuhlsdorf Band playing at Mass has just come to light! Fr. Z is the support singer on the back right with the combover! He is not a traditionalist priest after all! Change your votes. Stop supporting his blog! He is a wolf in sheep’s [Read More...]

Midnight Mass Homily

Midnight Mass OK, a bit late, but this comes from the St Mary’s website. You can listen to my homily from Christmas Eve Midnight Mass here. [Read more...]


I can’t help posting this beautiful photograph of a Benedictine nun from the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles in Kansas making her simple vows. (Biretta tip to Fr.Z –King of Catholic Blogger Priests) Vote now! Overthrow the King [Read more...]

Those Little Old Ladies

Ninety-two-year-old Pauline Jacobi had just finished loading her groceries into her car at a local Wal-Mart in Dyer County, Tennessee. She got in her car, and a moment later, a man climbed into the passenger side. He said he had a gun and that he would shoot her if she did not hand over her [Read More...]

Pascal’s Bus

I’ve been thinking about the new atheist advertisements on the London busses which proclaim, “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying, and enjoy your life.” I thought the atheists were supposed to be really smart people. Usually one of their arguments against theism is that believers are all little kiddies who think there is a [Read More...]

Fr Richard Neuhaus RIP

Joseph Bottum – editor of First Things writes: Fr. Richard John Neuhaus slipped away today, January 8, shortly before 10 o’clock, at the age of seventy-two. He never recovered from the weakness that sent him to the hospital the day after Christmas, caused by a series of side effects from the cancer he was suffering. [Read More...]

Vote Now!

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Novena to Stop FOCA

Many of you will have seen this email which is circulating: If you are opposed to abortion then there is bad news on the horizon. For those of you who do not know, the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) is set to be signed if congress passes it on January 21-22 of 2009. Click the [Read More...]

Blog Roll

Along with a general blog update, I’m asking other bloggers to invite me around to their place with a view to adding a link in my blogroll. I’ve been around to The Crescat’s place today. It’s great fun and worth a look in. Lots of humor, great churchy pictures and all with an Eastern Orthodox [Read More...]

Interview with a Romanian Monk

Bewdiful. From Fr Ray Blake via the Crescat. [Read more...]