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Standing on My Head

“A scene is often most clearly seen when it is seen upside down.” G.K.Chesterton

Altar Girls? Yea or Nay?

September 22nd, 2023|

I am often asked my opinion about girl altar servers--yea or nay? Readers of my blog and of my book Letters on Liturgy and anyone who attends Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary, Greenville will [...]

C.S.Lewis and Women Priests

September 20th, 2023|

Fr Thomas Reese S.J has suggested that the upcoming synod can change church teaching on women's ordination to the diaconate and priesthood. It's worth examining this claim by reviewing the history of this divisive [...]

Do We Need Dogma?

August 4th, 2023|

It is interesting that Pope Francis, in a recent interview has called for priests to be normal guys who play soccer rather than "preaching dogma". The Holy Father's opposition to dogma would seem to [...]

The Catholic Sola Fide

August 3rd, 2023|

Sola Fide is one of the famous Protestant "solas". It means "Faith Alone" and is the expression of the Protestant belief that we are saved by faith alone. This statement is a clear rejection [...]

Napa, Ministry and Money

August 2nd, 2023|

One of the aims of the Napa Institute Conference is to bring together Catholic philanthropists with leaders of Catholic apostolates and ministries to achieve positive relationships for ministry and outreach. Some critics have blasted [...]

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