Archbishop Welby Prepared to Bulldoze Synod

National Housing Federation's annual conference 2013

This article from London’s Guardian reports that, should the Church of England General Synod again reject the ordination of women as bishops that Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has plans to bulldoze the measure through–trampling on the whole synodical process in the Church of England. For those who don’t know how it works, the Church [Read More...]

Woman Priests Courageous Pioneers?

Women's Ordination last year

The Anchoresses fumes over the latest “ordination” of a Catholic woman here. I cannot disagree. One of the things most offensive to anyone with a Catholic sensibility is the women priests’ taste in vestments. These are not happy events. Ecclesiatical fashionista–Mantilla the Hon had a fair bit to say about it here. One of the [Read More...]

Immaculata: from the Head to the Heart

Immaculate Conception Mosaic

It is often said that the longest journey is from the head to the heart. In other words, we can sometimes understand something intellectually, but until it gets into the heart–the seat of emotion and the seat of our will–it will only ever be a good idea. This is what happened to me with the [Read More...]

Welcome New Readers

Since moving this blog over to Patheos I am aware that there are a good number of new readers on board. Welcome! I hope you come often and stay to look around. My story is this: I grew up in Pennsylvania in a devout, conservative Evangelical home. After high school I went to the fundamentalist [Read More...]

Married Pedophile Priests?

Would the problem of pedophile priests be solved if Catholic priests were able to get married? This suggestion has been made time and again, and like many solutions to difficult problems it seems like the magic fix. The supposition is: “Gee, those poor Catholic priests who can’t get married. They are clearly just gasping to [Read More...]

Could I Be A Married Catholic Priest?

family

Some time ago a woman from New Jersey was visiting the parish and over a cup of coffee in the parish center said, “Father, I hear you have four children. How did that happen?” I said, “Well, when a man and a woman really love each other…” Seriously. I have a wife and four children. [Read More...]


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