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The Screwtape Letters for Modern Times

I have just come across this brilliant piece of work mimicking C.S. Lewis, which was posted on the blog Etheldredasplace (wow – that’s a mouthful ‘aint it?): for the original post, … 1,615 more words

Everyday Life

Penance for the Catholic Church

Regularly, I take a dog I care for to a beautiful catholic church property not too far from where I live. The grounds are lovely, expansive, peaceful and manicured. 431 more words

Church Opulance

Pharisees and Spades

I woke up this morning to news of the mid-report from the Synod. Things just got crazy pretty fast from there. Elizabeth Scalia has two great posts up already and then… 1,174 more words


The Church in Post-Referendum Scotland

This article is published in Octobers ‘Record’ – the monthly magazine of the Free Church.

As I write this the result of the September referendum is unknown. 1,906 more words

Atheism And Secularism

The Synod on the Family, the Francis Effect and the Timelessness of the Catholic Church

All Christian eyes turn to Rome as approximately 200 Bishops meet for the Synod on the Family.  The secular world hopes that Pope Francis, who seeks a kinder, gentler, more loving, more merciful Church, will change Catholic teaching and come around to their “more enlightened” way of thinking.  1,007 more words


Does Faith Exist?

I was recently reading some Letters to the Editor in the N.Y. Times and this provocative statement jumped out at me: “Forget about proving whether or not God exists. 1,243 more words

Class Warfare