The angel and the girl are met,Earth was the only meeting place,For the embodied never yetTravelled beyond the shore of space.The eternal spirits in freedom go. See, they have come together, see,While the destroying minutes flow,Each reflects the other’s faceTill heaven in hers and earth in hisShine steady there.He’s come to herFrom far beyond the [Read More...]

Divine Mercy

I love the image of Divine Mercy, but I wonder if our own society isn’t in need of the counterbalance: i.e. Divine Justice. Doesn’t American Christianity, (and that includes American Catholicism) already reassure everyone of the Divine Mercy–even to the exclusion of Divine Justice? What I’m talking about is the tendency towards universalism–that belief that [Read More...]


…the wordpress thing. Okay, okay, okay, so I flirted around with the competition a little bit. I’m sorry okay? Fugddaboudit. I liked the customized header. It looked good. The whole thing looked kinda classy. Y’know? But lemme tell ya, when I got into it, turns out you can’t post pictures real easy right? Can you [Read More...]

The Horizontal and the Vertical

A post here got me thinking about the ‘progressives’ and ‘conservatives’ in the Catholic Church. Thulcandra opines that the progressives are all about the ‘horizontal’ aspect of the church. For them it’s all about people. Remember the 1970s ‘up up with people!’ campaign? That’s them. For them the church is about us. Its about hugs. [Read More...]

BBC Shroud documentary

If you are interested in watching the BBC documentary on the new evidence for the Shroud of Turin which screened last weekend connect here and search for ‘Turin’. I’m told it will only be up to view for free for a few days. PS: This is only available for readers in the UK. [Read more...]

Lady MacBeth

London’s Daily Telegraph has to be the best paper in the world. The British coverage of the American presidential race is actually much better than the US coverage. The Brits have perspective on it all. They have nothing to lose if their guy (or gal) doesn’t win. They also have that somewhat cynical attitude that [Read More...]

El Salvador 2008

Again this summer I will be leading a mission team of kids from St Joseph’s Catholic School to El Salvador. This is a picture of the Mano Amiga San Antonion School in the CIDECO community near the town of La Herradura in El Salvador. CIDECO is a wonderful project. The poorest of the poor are [Read More...]

Thompson’s Voice Against Islam

Damian Thompson of London’s Daily Telegraph has some good posts on Islam:  a violent attacks by Muslims on an Anglican vicar in London, the suffering of the Iraqi Christians under Islam, and the baptism of a prominent Muslim in Italy on Easter Eve. [Read more...]

Servers at St Joseph’s

The servers and chaplain from St Joseph’s School after the recent blessing of our new Blessed Sacrament Chapel and altars–part of the fifteenth anniversary of the founding of the school. More photos here if anyone is interested. PS: That’s our son Benedict top left [Read more...]

Anne Rice

I’ve just finished reading Anne Rice’s Christ the Lord. I think it’s terrific. She captures the child Jesus in a wonderful way. Everyone who tries to tell a story knows that it is easier to create interesting villains, and very difficult to create interesting and convincing good people.  Anne Rice captures the goodness, simplicity and [Read More...]

Christ is Risen

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No Blogging for Holy Week

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Public School Predators

Here’s more news about the sexual predators who infest our public school system in America. Apparently the problem is at epidemic proportions across the country. But why doesn’t anybody stop to think about the root of the problem? In the secular youth culture it is considered sporting to bed anyone you like whenever you like. [Read More...]

Its Not Easy Being Green

Here are some spoof excerpts from a recent politically correct Stations of the Cross. Actually, one of the paragraphs below is the real thing. A prize for the readers who can spot the authentic eco station. In the station ‘Veronica Meets Jesus on the Way to the Cross’ Isobel Florsheim portrayed Veronica as a native [Read More...]

Ian Paisley Gives St Patrick Thumbs Up

Fiery fundamentalist anti-Catholic preacher Ian Paisley has softened in recent years. He said some time ago that he ‘loves Catholics.’ He has compromised to share power with his former enemies in Northern Ireland and here he says that he preaches about St Patrick every year and thinks St Patrick’s Day would be a good public [Read More...]

What Do I Miss?

What do I miss about England? Being in London for the day and taking a few minutes to pop into the National Gallery to see this picture. [Read more...]

Pierre Toussaint

Don’t you love learning about the saints? All of them are so different, so unexpected, so surprising. Here’s a slave, who goes to Mass every morning, becomes a hairdresser in New York City, counsels rich ladies about their spiritual lives as he does their hair, ends up being granted his freedom, makes a lot of [Read More...]

John Sarkander

Roving Medievalist thinks St John Sarkander resembles me. Nice! Now, if only I resembled him! St John Sarkander was a sixteenth century priest who was tortured by Protestants because he would not break the seal of the confessional. Lest people imagine that Catholics had a monopoly on torture in those days, John endured the rack [Read More...]

Big Yawn

The whole… …Oh, no we’re not, because this Cardinal said so even if that Pope said not, but it’s not really schism because it’s not formal schism and it can’t be because the Pope didn’t say so with the proper form of words, and also it may have been a schismatic act, but I’m not [Read More...]

No Joke

Apparently the Curt Jester thinks my blog is funny. He even thinks my threat to pull out of the Catholic Church to form the Foursquare American Catholic Apostolic Church of the Zuchetto Reform is some kind of joke. Let me tell you Mister Curt Jester. I am really angry about this. You don’t seem to [Read More...]

Clarification on Schismatic Group

I’ve had a very useful clarification from a reader in my combox. I would like all readers to know that Bishop Williamson and the other members of Society of St Pius X are not schismatic. They have been consecrated as bishops without permission from the Pope, and their consecration went on in direct defiance of [Read More...]

Those ‘Williamson’ film reviews…

A reader comments on my SSPX spoof film reviews: Most of my mom’s family is in the SSPX and they all believe this stuff. I mean they think that 99% of all disney movies are bad. They don’t like Bambi because it is anti-hunter, Dumbo because he is guided by a male character into fame [Read More...]