Are Catholics Just as Divided as Anglicans?

Decaying Church

A comment on the recent announcement that global Evangelical Anglicans are starting up their own “parallel church” has brought the observation that “Catholics are just as divided as Anglicans although they have maintained authoritarian “unity”. I suspect this comment comes from an Anglican, and it is the sort of thing I once believed. I actually [Read More...]

Hillary Nixon

Hillary Nixon

More and more Americans are beginning to connect the dots and realize that the corruption and sleaze of the Clinton clan makes Richard Nixon look squeaky clean. The fact that the American press give Mrs Clinton a pass on her blatant obstruction of justice is amazing. Maybe its the Amish in me, but I have [Read More...]

Anglicans Form Breakaway Church – So This is News?

Anglican Bishops Planning Breakaway Church

The Daily Telegraph reports here about the new Anglican breakaway church. Developing out of a worldwide Evangelical Traditionalist movement called GAFCON (Global Anglican Future Conference) the new alliance brings together Evangelical Anglicans from America and Africa mostly–who are upset at the Anglican decision to ordain women bishops, espouse the gay agenda and allow their buildings to [Read More...]

The Underdog Myth that Hillary Has to Overcome

hillary and marco

When I was living in England I remember how the English hated George Bush Jr. The mocked him for seeming like a small town hick. What they didn’t understand was that George Bush Jr’s move to Texas to live on a ranch and marry the town librarian was the smartest political move he could have made. Bush [Read More...]

Pope Francis and Persecution


My article at Aleteia this week focusses on Pope Francis’ increasing awareness of persecution against Christians worldwide. After speaking out about the Armenian genocide over the weekend Francis also used the opportunity to remember other historic anti-Christian onslaughts and to condemn the rising tide of persecution against Christians in the world today. “Concealing or denying [Read More...]

What I Learn From Hearing First Confessions


It is the time of year for First Holy Communion and therefore the time for me to hear the first confessions of children. It is therefore also the time for me to renew my own wonder and love of this simple and powerful sacrament. I sometimes hear people say, “Well, they’re only in second grade. [Read More...]

Standing on My Head in the Top 70


Standing on My Head is number 68 in the top 300 religion blogs! Go here Thanks to all my faithful readers. I’ll keep on blogging if you’ll keep on reading. I got started nine years ago simply because I wanted to publish stuff somewhere that would probably not get published anywhere else. Before long I [Read More...]

Hillary’s Truth Problem

Hilary Pilate

What I find amazing is that Hillary Clinton is able to acknowledge openly that she has not only used her personal server for State Department business (thus circumventing all record keeping) but that in the face of requests for the emails necessary for Trey Gowdy’s Benghazi investigation she admits that she deleted them. Doesn’t anybody [Read More...]

Of the Resurrection of the Body, Cannibals, Crocodiles and Corpses


Every Sunday we say we believe in “the resurrection of the body” But what does that mean? Here’s an excerpt from my book The Quest for the Creed which ponders the question. Any school child that thinks about the resurrection of the body soon starts asking delightfully gruesome questions. After all, if they’ve ever seen a [Read More...]

English Papers Are Best for US Election News

The American papers are propaganda outlets. You won’t get hard hitting, investigative reporting from American news outlets. They’re all biased one way or the other, and not only biased, but terribly inaccurate and prejudiced in what they choose to report. Queen Hillary visiting Iowa to press the flesh? Turns out the “ordinary Americans” were Democratic party [Read More...]

Queen Hillary’s Election Diary

Hillary Queen

As we begin our journey across America to listen to our people we thought it good to  keep a journal of our pilgrimage. Courtiers have jokingly referred to this as my “journey journal”. What light hearted and witty jesters we have are fortunate to employ in the House of Clinton! We travel as ordinary Americans across this great [Read More...]

Ten Things Every Catholic Should Know About Marriage


There is so much confusion about love and marriage in our society. There is so much confusion about love and marriage in our church. So here are ten things every Catholic should know about marriage. 1. Marriage is something given by God - Marriage is not a social construct or a romantic idea. Marriage is not [Read More...]

Take a 90% Pay Cut to Give the Workers More Money?

The Price is Right - Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments

Read this story about a Seattle entrepreneur who has taken a 90% pay cut to ensure that all his employees earn at least $70K a year. Mr Price, whose company handled $6.5billion in transactions last year, decided to raise his employees’ pay after reading a study about happiness in the workplace. The research, conducted by [Read More...]

A Message from H.M.Q. Hillary

Hillary Queen

As you know my dear people, the last year for me has been an annus horribilus. We have been tormented by questions about our handling of finances and the royal house of Clinton has been subjected to tiresome questions about the tragic events in Benghazi–in the furthest regions of our empire. Nevertheless, I will not be [Read More...]

How Protestant Fundamentalism Destroys Christianity


In an effort to understand where Americans are in their religious viewpoints, I am spending more time reading the religion columns at the Huffington Post. That means I grit my teeth and maybe read one column a day… The impression I receive is that the vast American media public are totally conditioned by fundamentalist Protestantism. [Read More...]

Gay Marriage Today No Marriage Tomorrow

Adam, Jane and Brooke

  This article from the Daily Telegraph got me thinking. It’s all about a guy from London who lives in LA with two women. The women are bi sexual so they have a three way relationship: both women with him and both women with each other. The article is written in that usual, cheerful manner [Read More...]

Marco Rubio and Demon Possession

Senator Marco Rubio

Like many cradle Catholics Marco Rubio has also benefited from the high octane, no compromise Christianity of conservative mega churches. This article at the Huffington Post records Rubio’s interest in Miami’s Christ Fellowship. After a short spell in the Mormon Church, Marco Rubio started attending the large Baptist Church, but has finally returned to his [Read More...]

I Scream Therefore I Am


My essay this week for Imaginative Conservative is an abridged version of one of the chapters of my book The Quest for the Creed Pleasure anesthetizes the soul, but pain is the pinch that wakes us up. What makes us face the largest and most dangerous questions of life? Sometimes pleasure, but more often pain. Someone [Read More...]

You Can’t Make Me Be Good!


Reading Mark Steyn here on the corruption in American society it reminded me of something my brother Daryl once said years ago. Some cop had been arrested for taking bribes and Daryl said, “When a whole society is corrupt how would you expect to have honest policemen?” In other words, when there is moral failure [Read More...]

How Kansas’ New Anti Abortion Legislation Turns the Story


Wow! Kansas Governor and Catholic convert, Sam Brownback signs a law banning “dismemberment abortion.” And the baby killers are outraged. CNN reports here. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Kansas and Mid-Missouri sharply criticized the move, which it described as the latest in a series of “extreme political measures aimed at denying women access to health care [Read More...]

The Facts: Atheism is Dying Out


We often hear from atheists how religion is dying out as mankind comes to see the clear light of reason. Atheist “intellectuals” speak disparagingly about religion and predict that mankind is on the cusp of a new age in which religion will simply disappear as science, technology and reason are in the ascendant. The facts [Read More...]

Celebrate Divine Mercy Weekend with Johnette Benkovic


Join me, Steve Wood and Johnette Benkovic for a great Divine Mercy Conference this coming weekend at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Greenville, SC Combining with the church’s emphasis on the family, this conference will outline how the Divine Mercy devotion helps us through family and personal crises. Saturday April 11 is the [Read More...]