Abortion in Britain

The government in Britain and the medical establishment are working together to resist any lowering of the present 24 week abortion limit. Despite the fact that premature babies at just 23 weeks gestation born and nurtured in British intensive care units have a pretty good survival rate, they are still refusing to lower the time [Read More...]

Look Ma, No Hands!

The Daily Telegraph reports that Padre Pio faked his stigmata with carbolic acid. What next? The insane thing about those who attack the Catholic Church is that they often say that Catholic beliefs are incredible, yet they push out stuff like this. In recent years we’ve had Pius XII–Hitler’s Pope, all the DaVinci Code junk, [Read More...]

Vote Now!

Go on! See if we can make it up to ten votes… [Read more...]

Traditional Anglican Communion writes to Papa

Shawn Tribe reports on moves from one of the Anglican ‘continuing’ churches to establish ‘sacramental unity’ with Rome. I can’t keep up with all this. Traditional Anglicans are already welcome to establish ‘sacramental unity’ with Rome. It’s called being received into full communion with the Catholic Church a.k.a ‘becoming a Catholic.’ In a comment Fr. [Read More...]

Slogging Away

No blogging. Slogging away on my book The Gargoyle Code. It’s a Screwtape Letters take off. (If only I had an original idea !) It is designed to be read day by day through Lent. I’m in the process of finishing the book and looking for a publisher. I’ve finished week 5 and have two [Read More...]

Dressed as a Buffoon

This is by the Russian artist Vasnetov, who also painted the wonderful Mother of God pictured below. More of his work can be viewed here. [Read more...]

St Luke

St Luke is represented by the Winged Ox. Here’s a good article on the Biblical background for the four winged beasts representing the four gospel writers. I was in the Bob Jones art gallery some time ago, and they have a great 18th c. Italian collection of the four gospel writers: a portrait of each [Read More...]

Retreat in France

Join me for St Benedict and St Therese Retreat in France. March 24 – April 2 2008 We’ll be flying to Paris, stopping at Chartres on the way to Normandy in the Northwestern part of France. We’ll visit Lisieux, see Les Buissonets, the childhood home of Therese as well as all the other Theresian sites [Read More...]

Hail, Full of Grace

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JP2 Still on Fire for God

The Daily Telegraph reports the appearance of a vision of Pope John Paul the Great from within a bonfire. Make of it what you will, but it certainly proves that Catholics have more fun. [Read more...]

Been Away

Sorry no blogging. I’ve been away again: this time taking 88 ninth graders from St Joseph’s Catholic School on the Freshmen Retreat. They’re fantastic kids. I just with someone would find a way for me to have an energy transfusion from them to me. [Read more...]

Saint Antimo

Jeffrey’s got a particularly stunning sequence of pictures from an Abbey in Tuscany. These are my two favorites. Double click on the interior shot. It enlarges nicely. [Read more...]

The Abortion Pill

Some English doctors want women to be allowed to pop a few pills to have their own abortion at home. They say the use of these pills are find and dandy up to nine weeks into a pregnancy. I know very little about the medical aspects of this, but they say that a couple of [Read More...]

Devotional Reading

“Now the layman or amateur needs to be instructed as well as to be exhorted. In this age his need for knowledge is particularly pressing…. For my own part I tend to find the doctrinal books often more helpful in devotion than the devotional books, and I rather suspect that the same experience may await [Read More...]


One of my joys at the moment is teaching the RCIA course at St Mary’s Greenville. We have an excellent team who organize all the paperwork, the small groups, the schedule etc. We have forty catechumens, a good number of which come from a Baptist/Evangelical background, including a few from the world of Bob Jones [Read More...]

Francis Beckwith’s Story

Aimee Milburn has a nice summary of Tim Drake’s interview with former Evangelical theologian (and now Catholic revert) Francis Beckwith. here’s a snippet: Beckwith explains: I returned again to the Fathers and found in them, very early on, the Real Presence, infant baptism, and apostolic succession as well as other “Catholic” doctrines. Even in the [Read More...]

Pro Life Blog

Through the Curt Jester I found this excellent pro life blog. it’s called The Truth About Margaret Sanger. [Read more...]

Via, Veritas, Vita

During RCIA this evening an idea hit me. I was trying to communicate the fact that the Christian faith is not just a list of rules to be obeyed or a list of doctrines to be believed, but it is an encounter with a person. It is a way of life. It is a journey [Read More...]

Catholic Tube

Check out this new blog for Catholic videos of all sorts. [Read more...]


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True Evangelization

According to Pope John Paul the Great, evangelization works like this: 1. Spend time (lots of time) in contemplative prayer2. Because we become like the thing we worship, we will eventually become more like Christ3. As we become more like Christ, we will reflect his glory in our own lives, and our faces will become [Read More...]

Baptist Sacred Heart of Jesus

In the grounds of the Zion Hill Baptist Church just over the North Carolina border from Greenville, off highway 25 at Flat Rock you will find this very nice statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Note the two plaster, painted lambs to the left. Very Catholic… [Read more...]