Compassion, Puppies and Kittens


Don’t get me wrong. I love the Divine Mercy mission. I’m all for compassion and mercy, forgiveness and love, warmth and welcome. I’m totally in favor of the priests being like the father welcoming home the prodigal with a kiss, clean clothes and a banquet. The problem I have with the current narrative coming from [Read More...]

All Are Welcome…Really?


The theme song at the moment seems to be “All are safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin.” In other words, “All are welcome!” Of course all are welcome in the Catholic Church, but this truth is balanced by the fact that the church has a door. The sheepfold has a gate. The path [Read More...]

Mantilla the Hon on the Crystal Cathedral


Guest blogger Mantilla Amontillado is the founder of Veritas Vestments. She holds a degree in Ecclesiastical Haberdashery from Salamanca University. She has done the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella three times on horseback and is engaged to the famous matador, Senor Augusto Torquemada. OK hon, I got to say “Sorry” for maybe not writing anything [Read More...]

Fisking Cardinal Kaspar in America

Cardinal Kaspar

America magazine has an interesting interview with Cardinal Kaspar here. I read it trying very hard to be open minded, but geesh, what kind of flaky stuff is this cardinal spouting? Here are some excerpts and my observations in red. Q. Some cardinals and bishops seem to be afraid of this possibility and reject it [Read More...]

Should We Forgive Bishop Conry?

Former Bishop Kieran Conry

Over the weekend Bishop Kieran Conry, the Bishop of Arundel and Brighton resigned in disgrace after admitting not one, but two affairs with women. One of the women was married with two children. Bishop Conry was part of what Damien Thompson calls “the magic circle.” This is the “inside circle” of mainstream, moderate or liberal [Read More...]

Should the Catholic Church be Up to Date?

Should the Catholic Church adapt herself and get up to date? Holy deacon Kandra reports here on a survey on why Catholics stop going to Mass. four major reasons why some Roman Catholics stop going to church, among them: Disagreement with church doctrine on birth control, women as priests, homosexuality; A view that there are [Read More...]