It’s an old ill wind

Rodney Stark, in “The Triumph of Christianity”, talking about the good faith in Medieval times: “The church also provided a great deal of weather magic. Weather crosses, blessed by a local priest, were erected in fields as far back as the sixth century AD, to protect against hail and high winds.”


Pope Benny Dictus


Day of the Pontiffs


Secret Cardinals’ Business


Pussy Riot hits back at Vlad the Impugner

Bib watch

UPDATE James Ashby offers to investigate

UPDATE Peter Slipper offers to invigilate

The buck stops with me: Kloppers

Literature Update

A Boyle on Western Civilisation

At a certain age the opening ceremony becomes a fact of life