New Guest Blogger Flora Harper

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Flora Harper joins the stable of Standing on My Head’s famous guest bloggers. Flora writes the Spirituality column for the Los Angeles Cosmos. She has published articles for the FemToday website, writes an advice column for Blondie and is working on her first book, “Get Your Inner Goddess Out Girl!” Flora has a degree in sociology and media [Read More...]

Religion Without Dogma…

…is like playing tennis without a net. It results in a certain formlessness, the reduction of an intellectually vigorous and astringent faith to something sentimental and shallow–nothing but a religion of ‘spirituality’ and good works. Pope Francis criticized this type of religion in his recent speech concluding the Synod on the Family. He spoke of [Read More...]

Media Mutterings About the Synod

Now What?

What is most frustrating in reading the media mutterings about the synod is the superficial experience of church life that most journalists have. Christina Odone is one who should know better. She is a lifelong British Catholic, a former editor of the UKs Catholic Herald and a longtime commentator on church matters. Nevertheless in this [Read More...]

Todd Unctuous on the Synod of Bishops

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Guest blogger Todd Unctuous is top commentator for MSM. With a degree in Media Studies from Scranton Community College, Todd writes for many papers and websites, and is known for his incisive writing, objective reporting and razor sharp comment. It has been interesting over the last two weeks to see the celibate old white men [Read More...]

A Jewel on the Buckle of the Bible Belt

Lobby of Bob Jones Art Gallery

  My article this week for Imaginative Conservative website features a surprising oddity of the American South–the Museum and Art Gallery at Bob Jones University. The American South is full of obscure oddities, unexpected eccentricities and disconcerting delights. Here the farmhouse of an eccentric peacock loving novelist, there the country home of a homespun poet. [Read More...]

Wrangling in Rome – What Good is It?

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What good has come from all the bishops boxing–all the wrangling in Rome? Now that the Synod of Bishops has ended with a beautiful, but bland final message from the bishops, Damian Thompson reports on the week’s drama here at the Spectator. ‘Thanks be to God’, as we Catholic children used to say with heartfelt enthusiasm [Read More...]


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