June 29, 2018

Abortion advocates are alarmed that, with the replacement of Justice Anthony Kennedy the Supreme Court will lurch to the right and the constant challenges to abortion from the states will be approved, abortion will continue to be restricted and perhaps the historic Roe v Wade decision will be overturned, opening the way for abortion to be criminalized again. I have always been pro-life, have been on a bunch of March for Life expeditions, led youth groups to Washington for March… Read more

June 5, 2018

There is an interesting angle to the Supreme Court’s decision in favor of the Colorado baker who declined to provide a wedding cake for the wedding of a same sex couple. I believe he made the same case that was brought out in a similar story of the florist who declined to provide flowers for a same sex wedding. Baronelle Suzman’s case has also been appealed to the Supreme Court. She claims that declining to provide flowers for a same sex… Read more

June 1, 2018

I found this story from Fox News fascinating. The seventeen year old Hispanic busboy who knelt over Bobbie Kennedy’s body that summer evening fifty years ago has a story to tell. “I could feel a steady stream of blood coming through my fingers,” Romero reportedly said. “I remember I had a rosary in my shirt pocket and I took it out, thinking that he would need it a lot more than me. I wrapped it around his right hand and… Read more

May 31, 2018

CNN reports about prosperity pastor Jesse Duplantis who want the faithful to cough up $54m for a new jet. It’s all very easy to jump on the band wagon and condemn Pastor Jesse for wanting a new jet and for preaching the prosperity gospel, but what is the big deal? We should realize that Jesse is not just being a prosperity preacher. He’s being a Protestant preacher. Check your history. Protestantism was born out of a particular culture, a particular… Read more

May 29, 2018

My sons go to a camp in North Carolina every summer. This is an old fashioned kind of camp where the boys and girls are segregated. The guys sleep in lumpy bunks in basic cabins, get up early to swim in the turtle infested lake, run around half clad like wild men, and spend the summer avoiding bears in the blueberry patches, chasing each other in mud battles, sleeping under the stars, singing raucous songs and working up an appetite… Read more

May 23, 2018

Jacob Rees Mogg is a not only a perfect English gentleman of the old school, he is also a committed conservative Catholic and a consummate politician. Usually when we hear the word “politician” we think of some grubby, obese slime ball doing back room deals while chomping on a stogie. Not so Mr Rees Mogg. Instead he is consistently articulate, tolerant, street smart and saavy, while being courteous and self deprecating. He also does not compromise his Catholic faith, and… Read more

May 19, 2018

I guess I can take the label of Catholic Anglophile. I moved to England in 1979 to study theology, became an Anglican priest, then converted to the Catholic faith. What do I think of today’s royal wedding? Well, part of me can’t help noticing that red-haired prince Harry married a divorced woman in St George’s Chapel, Windsor where King Henry VIII–another red haired royal with errm. “controversial marriage habits” is buried. Not far away in Frogmore Royal Cemetery within the… Read more

May 8, 2018

Social media is a wonder because it throws into your face aspects of life you might never otherwise consider, and last night was no exception. I stumbled across this Gala at the Met extravaganza in which numerous people who are evidently famous in some way wore outlandish outfits to a gala in New York City having to do with a display at the art museum of liturgical garb and other fashion items with an ecclesiastical theme. You can view some… Read more

May 3, 2018

This clip from the Daily Caller shows White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders teaching the nation a Bible verse. The verse is Romans 12:19-21 Do not avenge yourselves, beloved, but leave room for God’s wrath. For it is written: “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” On the contrary, if your enemy is hungry feed him, if he is thirsty give him a drink, for in doing so you will heap burning coals on his head. Do not… Read more

April 28, 2018

The second episode of my twenty part podcast series on the History of the Catholic Church is now available here on my main blog-website. Each episode gives an overview of the highs and lows of one century in the 2,000 year history of Catholicism I invite you to join the conversation! Read more

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