If A Guy Says He Can’t Wait for Sex…


Ever since I wrote about not dating a guy whose just “willing” (i.e. “willing to pretend to be willing until you agree to his will”) to wait to have sex, the same search words have kept popping up in my stats: “if a guy can’t wait to have sex”. Every day, I see it. Every day, it makes me sad. Remember when you were in primary school and you asked the teacher “can I go to the bathroom?” and he or she… …Continue Reading

10 Commandments of Detective Fiction (From a Catholic Priest)


The early 20th Century was the golden age of the detective fiction. With the likes of Agatha Christie (Poirot and Miss Marple), Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes), P. G. Wodehouse (Jeeves and Wooster), Dorothy L. Sayers (Lord Peter Wimsey), G. K. Chesterton (Father Brown), it’s hardly surprising there were so many ghastly murders. Indeed, as Dorothy Sayers wrote in Strong Poison, Nothing goes so well with a hot fire and buttered crumpets as a wet day without and a good dose… …Continue Reading

Pray for Asia Bibi and the End of the Death Penalty


Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Catholic Christian woman, was sentenced to death by hanging for allegedly insulting the prophet Muhammad under Pakistan’s cruel blasphemy laws in 2010. Asia Bibi, also known as Aasiya Noreen, is a mother of five children. She was charged with blasphemy after a heated argument with co-workers. They accused her of drinking from the same water as them, saying that it was now unclean. Asia Bibi denies the accusation but says that she has “forgiven the Muslims who… …Continue Reading

How to Pray the Rosary When You’re Really Bad At It


In case it wasn’t clear, I’m really bad at praying the Rosary. Really, really bad. Catholics are sometimes like “you should pray the Rosary every day!” And I’m like, “yeah! And then I’ll take my flying pig for a walk!” If you find the Rosary easy to pray, praise God for that! For me, however, it’s been hard to learn the words (I have think carefully about what they are) and hard to remember the mysteries. (Words? Mysteries? Confused? You need to go… …Continue Reading

When I Worry about the Future, Christ is my Today


  Lord, what am I meant to do with my life? Where is it all going? How will it all turn out? Will it all be okay? Whenever I ask God about the future, the answer always comes back. One day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day. I want to plan it all, see it all, experience it all. I want to a thousand years and to know how each will unfold. I fool myself… …Continue Reading