May Day

maypole

We used to have a May Day celebration in the elementary school I attended in Pennsylvania. There was a May King and Queen and the little kids were the may court. They’d process out to Pomp and Circumstance and watch the other kids perform class by class. Some classes did square dancing or a little [Read More...]

May is Mary’s Month

The Cowper Madonna

May is Mary’s month, so I’ll be posting images of the Blessed Virgin, apologetics articles on Mary, excerpts from my writings, devotional pieces. Here is something I wrote on first viewing the Cowper Madonna at the National Gallery in Washington DC: Purity is Power is from the Archived Articles section of the blog and is [Read More...]

Dan Savage–I Blame the Fundies

Dan Savage is a person who bullies high school students when he gives speeches against bullying. If you haven’t seen it already, there’s a video clip of him giving a speech to some high school students in which he attacks Christianity relentlessly. ┬áSome Christian teens walk out and he gets even nastier about them. You [Read More...]

Old Monk on Fearing God

oldmonk

Novice: Should I fear God or Love God? Old Monk: You should fear His love. [Read more...]

Behold the Lamb

Agnus_Dei

At daily Mass there is more time to stop and pray; fewer concerns about external details and more opportunity to be silent. This morning in this Easter season there seemed to be something new to listen to. I strained to hear. There were words being spoken that were beyond words and the sense of mystery [Read More...]

The Absurdity of Evil

satan

An exorcist told me one of the most disturbing and maddening things about exorcism is that one can rarely diagnose the problem completely. “You see,” he said, “the devil is a liar and the father of lies. Once you have identified the demon you don’t know if you really have or not. The demon lurks [Read More...]


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