Many sceptics claim that they deny the reality of miracles because they are reasonable, practical and pragmatic people.  In fact it is belief in miracles that is practical, pragmatic, democratic and evidence based. Denial of miracles is dogmatic and doctrinaire. Here is


Tandoori and the Quran

Tandoori and the Quran On our second day in New York we had take out from a new Indian restaurant on Madison Ave, Bawarchi. Lovely Chicken Tikka Masala (the national dish of England), lamb vindaloo (which I didn’t dare touch) and wonderful

Tandoori and the Quran2017-06-02T21:18:00+00:00

Going up to Jerusalem

Going up to Jerusalem A wonderful full day today. We visited Capernaum where Jesus lived, probably in Simon Peter's home. Both Peter's home and the synagogue where Jesus taught have been excavated. We celebrated Mass at the church built over the site

Going up to Jerusalem2016-09-23T00:24:00+00:00

Labor Day

Labor Day   Every trade, craft and profession has an expertise, a skill set that is worth respect.  Society depends on workers of every variety. Without them our way of life would not work.  “Their prayer is in their work.” In some

Labor Day2016-09-05T07:47:00+00:00

Why requiem masses?

Why requiem masses?   Requiem masses are offerings of the Eucharist for the faithful departed. The name comes from the traditional introit (entrance verse) "Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine" – "Grant them eternal rest, O Lord". This picks up on Paul’s teaching about

Why requiem masses?2016-08-30T01:42:00+00:00

Judge or judge not?

Judge or judge not? What does Jesus mean when he says in the Sermon on the Mount, “Do not judge” (Matthew 7:1), particularly when he says elsewhere  “Don’t judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment” (John 7:24)? Here is a short,

Judge or judge not?2016-03-06T00:19:00+00:00

Do Christians and Muslims serve the same God?

Do Christians and Muslims serve the same God? Evangelical Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL got embroiled in controversy when it dismissed an associate professor for not only claiming that Muslims and Christians worship the same God but for putting that claim into

Do Christians and Muslims serve the same God?2016-01-24T03:43:00+00:00

Assisted Living or Assisted Dying

Assisted Living or Assisted Dying The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rt. Rev. Justin Welby, wrote this thoughtful piece critiquing the UK government's assisted dying bill. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/05/assisted-dying-suicide-bill-justin-welby-archbishop-canterbury  

Assisted Living or Assisted Dying2015-09-23T00:30:00+00:00

Religious Freaks?

Religious Freaks? Andrew W.K. in New York’s Village Voice (I read them all so you don’t have to) responded to this question 'How Do I Show Religious Freaks That Science Wins?' in a very sane and reasonable way. Have a look and

Religious Freaks?2015-05-27T00:54:00+00:00

Praying the Ascension

Praying the Ascension (This article was published in the Naples Daily News on Saturday, May 16.) The weeks after the first Easter Day were a time of astonished wonder for the first disciples as they met Christ risen from the dead. He

Praying the Ascension2015-05-18T20:46:00+00:00
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