Plain Sailing

“The aim of Catholic dialogue is persuasion and, at a higher level, conversion of the other party.”  “In Scripture, evangelization proceeds by teaching not by dialogue. Christ’s last command to his disciples was matheteuein and didaskein, which literally means make disciples of all men, rather as if the Apostles’ task consisted in leading the nations…

Great Expectations

  On receiving this much acclaimed Dickens classic, I had no initial expectations of finding anything that might capture my imagination. A few years previously I had taken a copy of Bleak House with me on my travels but was not impressed by what I thought was a tendency to unnecessary verbiage. I considered that…