About the Author

"You cannot love a thing without wanting to protect it" ~ G.K. Chesterton.

Everything must be doubted. It is normal to do so, natural, I have complete sympathy with this position. It's the one I have grown up with. This blog, however, constitutes my Christian witness. Through it I want to show you the great gift of faith that has been given to me. I want to share how it is possible to live an orthodox Catholic life in today's world and how happy this makes me. If you read it, I hope you will see how faith seeks understanding, as I wrestle with a wide range of issues that effect my life, unafraid of the controversy and always seeking to serve truth and our Lord.

I'm Mark, in my forties, not sure how that happened. I'm a Father, business-man, and a wannabe academic. These days I am a scarred and often weary pilgrim on life’s journey. I have walked a fair way and seen too much, I fear, of the tragedy that can and all too often does envelope our human condition. I am a dreamer, a doubter, a questioner, a restless mind looking for answers. Once was on a journey to faith, now I journey very much in faith, working out my salvation in fear & trembling (Phil 2:12).

If you follow and read my blog, you will find yourself on that journey with me to some extent.

It is said that these days, people want proof and question everything. In the old days they just accepted. I think the opposite could, in fact, be true. These days we are spoon fed information through the tv and the internet, and we accept it as fact. We live in an age of disinformation and we need to tune out the noise sometimes and listen to the truth.

I have the most amazing companion to travel with on life's journey, the love of my life, who I met in 1989 and married in 1995. She is the whole world and a real inspiration to me as well as my rock, a support and a guide. It is extraordinary to be part of a relationship that matures with age. I love her more every year that passes, our souls seem to inter-twine, our roots grow more entangled and our marriage grows stronger and stronger.

I feel I am still a father of five children, three boys and and two girls, although my first born little girl, the absolute apple of my eye, has left us now. Bereavement isn't something you get over, just something you learn to live with, and sometimes, when I get maudlin, I share it here. My greatest hope is that I will hold her tightly in my arms again some day when every tear will be wiped away, I look forward to that day with a deep longing. Not a minute passes that she is not in my thoughts, I miss her with my whole being.

The Boys; Mike, Will & John.

My sons are awesome, I love them so very much and I am very proud to be their dad. They are growing up into fine young men. We were blessed with another Child in July 2012, a daughter by God's grace, to help heal our broken hearts. 

I'm a Catholic, which, I think, means I love life to the fullest and love people, all people, with compassion for their personal circumstances and hope for the gift of salvation which God has bestowed on all of us. I want to love God and love my neighbour and to be the best husband, father, friend, colleague I can be.

You can follow me on Twitter: @sitsio


  1. I've only just come across your blog. There's a lot of brilliant stuff! Please do keep it up!


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