I’ll Be Standing on My Head Elsewhere

Load ’em up and move ’em out… This blog, Standing on My Head is moving It is now located at my newly designed website. I will retain a presence here at Patheos where my archived materials are lodged. I will also blog here from time to time. My main blog, however, is now here. Come pay a visit! Read more

You’re a Priest. How Do You Find Time To…

One of the major problems in the church is that we are still bound by a ridiculous clericalism in which “Father knows best” and “Father does everything.” I’m done with that. Read more

St Michael Hammer of Heresies

This is my favorite time of the year. Not only is the beginning of Autumn the most beautiful season, but I love this ten days in the church calendar: St Michael, St Jerome, St Therese, St Francis, St Faustina, Our Lady of the Rosary. Overdose of the Holy Ghost. Now to St Michael: Here’s one of the reasons I love the angels: because just by the existence of this feast in the church calendar we knock a couple of deadly modernist… Read more

Is Hugh Hefner in Hell?

Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine is dead. The Catholic Church teaches that at the moment of death the eternal destiny of each soul is determined. You go up or you go down. Hugh Hefner led a life that was not only sexually self indulgent, but it objectified women, glamorized sin and caused millions to dive into sin with carefree abandon. He not only hurt women, but helped in the breakdown of marriage, the destruction of the family and contributed… Read more

Fr Harvey Nicolaitan SJ on Choosing Your Dissent

Guest blogger Fr Harvey Nicolaitan SJ, is a master of modern media. With a degree in Communications, he is a well known author and guest on reality TV shows, Fr Nicolaitan is the author of My Little Rainbow Bridge- a children’s story about being kind to trolls. He has been invited to speak at many of our nation’s greatest Catholic intellectual powerhouses. A member of the Vatican Confectory for International Dissimulation, he advises bishops on effective communication. Fr Nicolaitan is contributing a series on “Rules for Radicals or… Read more

Why Doesn’t the Pope Answer His Critics?

This week’s big Catholic news is the release of a “filial correction” of Pope Francis by a group of theologians and church laymen. Edward Pentin reports on it here: This is the sixth major initiative in which both clergy and laity have expressed concerns about the Pope’s teaching, particularly emanating from Amoris Laetitia. Despite the repeated pleas and warnings of chaos and confusion, Francis has refused to respond or acknowledge the initiatives which are as follows, in chronological order:  … Read more

Sex, Politics and Religion

Why media monsters like Piers Morgan (who professes to be a Catholic) enjoys stirring the pot whenever he gets the chance. Read more

Fr Harvey Nicolaitan SJ on Media Matters

Guest blogger Fr Harvey Nicolaitan SJ, is a master of modern media. With a degree in Communications, he is a well known author and guest on reality TV shows, Fr Nicolaitan is the author of My Little Rainbow Bridge- a children’s story about being kind to trolls. He has been invited to speak at many of our nation’s greatest Catholic intellectual powerhouses. A member of the Vatican Confectory for International Dissimulation, he advises bishops on effective communication. Fr Nicolaitan is contributing a series on “Rules for Radicals or… Read more

A Dialogue on Dialogue

What’s the point of dialogue? Read more

St. Matthew and Worldly Wealth

Nobody really likes tax collectors, but did you know why they were so despised in Jesus’ time? Read more

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