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Pontius Pilate asked the basic question for all humanity when he asked Jesus, “What is Truth?” The irony of the scene is powerful and poignant because the Eternal Truth stood before him incarnate as a human person. In John 14…
I got a long-running e-mail discussion going in one of those wonderfully odd ways God has of putting things together. I’d been friends at Bob Jones University with this guy…
A visit to Glastonbury, the hub of British New Age-ism will reveal an extraordinary interest in angels. But a quick look at the books on offer make you realise that…
The mortal sin of the movie maker is to bore. His business is entertainment and if he bores his audience he terminates his career. At first this sounds like the…
Rome Sweet Home is the funny title of an amazing autobiography. Setting aside the awful pun, Rome Sweet Home is the story of how a rabid anti-Catholic American Presbyterian pastor…
Fortean Times is an irreverent, weird and wonderful magazine that reports strange happenings all over the world. In Fortean Times you can read about the abominable snowman and conspiracy theories,…
Every weekend my work takes me into a different Catholic parish. I’ve also been asked to speak to Diocesan Groups about their planning for the future. Wherever I go priests…
The actress Shirley MacClaine moonlights as a New Age self-help teacher. She believes she is the channel for supernatural beings. She writes books of spirituality, which seek to guide people…
The children are fighting. I decide to wade into the fray and break things up. As soon as I ask what is going on each child points to the other…
My friend Carol runs a Catholic bookshop in South Carolina—the heart of America’s ‘Bible Belt.’ Carol told me that every Friday a suspicious looking man would come into the shop…
Last Autumn was the tenth anniversary of the Church of England’s vote to ordain women as priests. In the hubbub of such a historic decision a little detail was missed…