Eliot’s Ash Wednesday

TS Eliot

T.S.Eliot was baptized in 1927 and turned away from a life in the wasteland of modern atheism, decadence and despair His new found Christian faith inspired his great poem of repentance–Ash Wednesday. Go here to read the poem, and even better, click on the window on the top right to listen to Eliot himself reading [Read More...]

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That Divine Mercy Movie and Me

It seems that Jim Gaffigan, Harry Connick Jr. and a host of other stars get to be in the same movie with me. Wow! Lucky them! Seriously. I had no idea when I was asked to do a short comment on the Divine Mercy for a new film that it would be featuring some big [Read More...]

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Ten Lessons from Padre Pio for Lent

Padre_Pio

With Padre Pio’s relics visiting Rome for the Year of Mercy we’re reminded of his amazing biography and how infused his whole life was with the miraculous. This website chronicles some of the astounding miracles attributed to him. The one thing which is most devastating for the Catholic faith is modernism. Modernism is like a watery [Read More...]

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The Suburban Hermit on Lent

The Suburban Hermit

Over at The Suburban Hermit is my first post on Lent This is not because physical things are bad and we must punish ourselves, but because we are disciplining our appetites. If we cannot control our stomach, our need for sexual pleasure, our need for alcohol, our need for sleep which are visible things,  then why do [Read More...]

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Madeleine Albright Believes in Hell!

True Believer - Madeline Albright

Who woulda thunk it? The  former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright believes in hell. I wasn’t aware of Ms Albright’s interesting background. She was born to a Jewish Czech family who converted to Catholicism. Brought up as a Catholic, the very accomplished lady (she speaks four or five languages) became an Episcopalian when she got [Read More...]

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Blog Shifting

Where I Blog

I can hardly believe that I have been blogging at Standing on My Head for nearly ten years. I got started when we moved to the USA when blogging was a fairly new phenomenon, and I started blogging in order to publish stuff that I wanted to write that wouldn’t get published anywhere else. I’ve [Read More...]

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