Episcopal Convert Priest Blog

Here is the blog of Fr Ernie Davis, a former Episcopal priest, now a Catholic priest.  [Read more...]

NCR Article

Here’s my latest for National Catholic Register. It’s a further analysis of the Anglican Agonies. [Read more...]


We got back from the beach in time for the first day of teacher orientation at school and the celebration of the Solemnity of the Assumption. This illustration from Roving Medievalist. The Assumption has become my favorite Marian feast. I realize that our non-Catholic brethren have a real problem with the Assumption because it isn’t [Read More...]

Tubing not Blogging

No blogging for a few days. We have family here and today we’re tubing down the Green River in North Carolina, then on Monday we’re off to Myrtle Beach (the Redneck Riviera) for a few days.  Tasteful friends asked, “But why Myrtle Beach?” Answer: “Because between us the two families have eight kids. It’s cheap. [Read More...]

Feast of the Transfiguration

The Feast of the Transfiguration is all about seeing things as they really are. Last week I was saying Mass in our little chapel at school, and it seemed to me that there was, beneath the altar, another whole realm of being. This other realm was connected to this visible realm in more complex and [Read More...]

Our Lady of the Snows

Read here why it ‘snows’ every August fifth in Rome. More pictures too. [Read more...]


Here’s why benevolent secular humanism (aka atheism) leads to genocide: If you don’t believe in anything other than this physical realm, then the only thing worth doing is trying to improve the one world you’ve got: this one.  You can improve this world in one of two ways: 1. by simply making yourself more comfortable [Read More...]

Quo Vadis Canterbury?

Here’s my latest article for Inside Catholic. It’s a round up on the Anglican’s disastrous summer.  For those of you who are tired of the Anglican posts, now that Lambeth is over I’ll be moving on too. [Read more...]

Liturgical Dance Conference

In response to Pope Benedict XVI’s conservative liturgical movement, liturgical dance experts from around the world gathered over the weekend for a phenomenal display. Daphne Farnsworth, spokeswoman for LEOTARD (Ladies Endorsement of Tights and Relevant Dancing) said, “You can keep your choreographed altar servers. Liturgical Dance is here to stay.” [Read more...]

Fellowship Church Names

Since moving to South Carolina I’ve been somewhat amused/bemused by the trendy names given to the new ‘community churches’. Sometimes they are just named by their local community. We have a big one here in town called ‘Brookwood’ which, I guess, is the name of the local subdivision. It’s the ones with ‘creative’ spiritual sounding [Read More...]

Reactions to Lambeth

Damian Thompson comments sharply on the speech by Ugandan Anglican Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi. (left) He’s one who has boycotted the Lambeth Conference. He speaks of his sense of betrayal and hints at what will happen next. Meantime, the Catholics are also speaking clearly about the Anglican situation. Damian comments about Cardinal Dias and Cardinal [Read More...]

Benny Hinn

This is Benny Hinn, a faith healing evangelist for the twenty first century. Here is an article that exposes his fakery. I looked very hard for something, anything on the internet that was positive about Mr Hinn’s ministry, but was hard pressed. Everyone attacks him from his fellow Evangelicals through to atheists and skeptics of [Read More...]

Oxford Movement

Solemn Pontifical Vespers, Merton College, Oxford. More pictures here. [Read more...]

No Go for No God Ads

Here’s news: Atheists don’t believe in nothing enough to give anything. In London some Christians put ads on the sides of busses and an atheist thought they should put out some atheist ads. Problem is, not enough atheists signed up for the no God ads. You can read about it here. [Read more...]

Womynpreests as Shamans

Fr Christopher has an amusing post on womynpreests’ own reflections on their ministry…check it out here. [Read more...]

Caption Competition

“Ebony and Ivory–living together in perfect harmony…Side by side on the keyboard…” [Read more...]

Cardinal Kasper Clarifies the Situation

I remember after the Church of England voted to ordain women Pope John Paul II came out with Ordinatio Sacerdotalis in which he concluded with the very terse statement: “Wherefore, in order that all doubt may be removed regarding a matter of great importance, a matter which pertains to the Church’s divine constitution itself, in [Read More...]

Toronto Blessing

I don’t have time today to post on the Toronto Blessing, but I can assure you it is very interesting. Have fun watching this video clip, and see what you make of it. One of the interesting things is how the Toronto Blessing has moved into the mainstream charismatic movement. The Anglican Evangelical Church in [Read More...]

Echoes from Canterbury

Fr Christopher blogs here on the latest lunacy from Lambeth. It seems a lady bishop from the The Episcopal Church has accused bishops from the developing world of beating their wives. She assumes this is true because wife beating is part of the culture they come from. Once again we’re in the deliciously ironic situation of [Read More...]

Kolbe and Therese

I was delighted to learn that Maximillian Kolbe visited Lisieux before his mission to Japan to pray to Therese, who wanted to be a missionary and is the patroness of missions. It’s always cool to see the way the saints work together. Here a Polish pope and an Albanian nun. There a French nun and [Read More...]

Protestant Charismatic Snake Handlers

As some readers may have picked up, I’m always fascinated by the lunatic fringe of religion. Here’s some information on the real famous snake handlers of America’s Appalachian region: What’s interesting is that it is not something which is dying out. The article here was written in 2003. Indeed, the practice is spreading. I also [Read More...]

Islamic Snake Handler

No, she’s not a Protestant Charismatic Snake Handler from Tennessee. She’s a Sufi –a spiritual strain of the Islamic religion. Geesh, those charismatic snake handlers get around! I wonder if the Sufis have ever heard of the Toronto Blessing where worshippers swoon, fall down, break out in uncontrollable laugher. Some of them grunt like pigs, [Read More...]