One more day to close our January budget gap—$7,182 short of our expenses. Your support needed NOW!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

A TIP OF THE BIRETTA

By Fr. Wilson (articles ) | Dec 21, 2003

A most willing tip of the biretta to Joanna Jepson. She is a female priest of the Church of England -- which in and of itself, frankly, doesn't ordinarily elicit even a ruffling of my biretta pompon -- but she seems to be a thoroughly Good Thing and a lady of great integrity.

Ms Jepson has been pursuing through the English legal system the prosecution of those responsible for the abortion of a child who was diagnosed as having a cleft palate. The abortion took place after the stage when the child would have been viable outside the womb and therefore, despite the reluctance of the authorities to pursue the matter, was against English law.

Ms Jepson had herself suffered from a cleft palate, a condition easily corrected by surgery.

A most willing tip of the biretta, pompon and all, to the Rev'd Joanna Jepson, a great lady who understands the meaning of this Season, and that the Mystery of the Incarnation has turned the world upside-down and impels us ever since to see all things, but especially the Gift of a baby, in its light. And thanks for a reflection from which I shall shamelessly pilfer as I preach three times today.

"All preachers are thieves," Luther said. And in that he was indisputably right. .

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our January expenses ($7,182 to go):
$35,000.00 $27,818.12
21% 79%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Human Mix of Good and Evil January 30
Conscientious objection to vaccinations January 30
Can Islam confront its problem with violence? January 30
On the failure of history—and historians—without Christ January 29
Salvation? No matter who we are, one price. January 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals CWN - January 5
In ‘state of the world’ address, Pope decries ‘throwaway culture’ CWN - January 12