Some Sliver of Hope for Ireland

What is one to say about the tragic vote in Ireland last Friday, on the day of the three saints (not one of whom...

Excerpts from Pope Benedict’s Last Christmas Homily

Again and again the beauty of this Gospel touches our hearts: a beauty that is the splendour of truth. Again and again it astonishes...

Out of Control

People like to know where they are going. They like to have directions, to know when and where they will arrive at the end...

The True Myth: Easter as the Greatest Story Ever Told

Human beings have always been story-tellers. Since the earliest days, we have striven to express our new-found ability to understand reality and interact more...

The Mercy of Hell?

So, what of hell? As you may have heard, and on which I wrote a few days ago, Pope Francis has allegedly (through the...

Update on the Editor

As some may know, I am on a pilgrimage-holiday, first to my native Scotland (whence I write at present), then on down to Rome....

Pagan Idolatry and Catholic Fortitude

A writer must at times take back, or at least re-form, opinions once vaguely and lightly and perhaps too hastily held. Even the great...

Sexual Revolevolution

While cycling through my blogroll the other day, I ended up being linked to an an article in The Telegraph. It starts out with...

People are people

Did anyone watch the Boston bombing news with great interest? Were you glued to updates and bulletins, carefully checking the suspects’ faces and watching...

Demand reverence

Earlier this year a group of bishops from the Italian region of Tavoliere met with Pope Francis. Such meetings are held only every five...