Hillary Clinton is Making Richard Nixon Look Like Snow White

Hillary Nixon

Geesh! the Bill and Hillary Corruption show opens with another show stopper. New York Times reports here Mark Shea summarizes: In September 2005, Bill Clinton traveled to Kazakhstan and met his friend Frank Giustra (pronounced joo-strah), who wanted to buy uranium mines there. Clinton gave a press conference with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, in which he [Read More...]

Francis and Humility

PF smiles

My article for Aleteia this week focusses on the humble actions of Pope Francis and their power to make a statement about the Catholic faith. While Francis’ gestures of humility are important, we should stop and ask ourselves what they are really worth. Critics say they are empty gestures. Washing the feet of prisoners, embracing [Read More...]

Catholics Worship Dagon the Fish God? Paganism and Propaganda…


I am featuring links to some of my archived articles through the blog and will be spending some time improving those links over the next few weeks. I hope the blog will soon be a resource with many more articles from various sources that I have written over the years. Here’s a long apologetics article first [Read More...]

What If the English Reformation Never Happened?

St Thomas More - Martyr for Marriage

No time to blog today, but I have had time to skim this excellent article at the Catholic Herald. The 19-year-old King Henry VIII took to the field arrayed in cloth of gold and blue velvet, all spangled with golden hearts and K’s for his 25-year-old wife, Katherine of Aragon, whose honour he defended as [Read More...]

Ten Things Every Catholic Should Know About Confession


I’m struck by how few Catholics take advantage of the sacrament of confession, and I wonder why. I think one of the reasons is that many cradle Catholics were hauled off to confession every week as children and they weren’t really taught about the healing power of the sacrament. Their understanding of the sacrament was legalistic [Read More...]

The Healing Power of the Eucharist


One of the difficulties I find in being a pastor is how little we really expect the power of the sacraments to be real. We go through the motions of our religion, but don’t expect prayers to be answered and don’t really expect the sacraments to have any effect in our lives. It is our [Read More...]

Divorce and Remarriage? I Have No Opinion


Some time ago I was meeting with a Catholic woman who had been divorced and re-married. I welcomed her to our church and was having a new parishioner meeting with her when the subject of her marital situation came up. “I hope you’re going to be welcoming over this.” she said rather defensively. “Of course!” [Read More...]

Arrogance, Ignorance and the Unforgivable Sin


Don’t mistake arrogance for pride. Sure, arrogance is nauseating, and when it’s not nauseating it’s amusing. When a person struts around with his nose in the air, assumes a know-it-all attitude and bosses everyone around, first you get annoyed –”Who does this guy think he is??” Then, once you step back a bit you have [Read More...]

To Help the Widows and the Fatherless…

The Rogan Family with new baby Killian, but without Dad

You may have heard about the Rogans, a traditional Catholic family who lost their Dad as he was driving them to the hospital so Mom could give birth to baby number eight. An oncoming car hit a deer which was thrown into the path of the family van. Mike was killed. Niki gave birth a few [Read More...]

Left Wing Writer Wants to Limit Freedom of Speech


Those of us who observe and criticize ideologies of all kinds observe that ideologues invariably fall into the most wild of hypocrisies. So the left wing–who have always been advocates of free speech–defenders of protesters, defenders of pornography, defenders of attacks on Christianity, defenders of attacks on the family–all in the name of freedom of [Read More...]

Reagan Shooter’s Weird Link With the Bush Clan

John Hinckley Jr

Do you remember John Hinckley–the guy who shot Ronald Reagan? This article explains how he is being “re-integrated” into society. In fact, he has been out and about off and on since 2003. John Hinkley and the Reagan assassination attempt is one of the hugest non-stories ever to be whitewashed from American history. Why? Because [Read More...]

Is Religious Enquiry Reasonable?


Benjamin Franklin wrote, “The way to see by faith is to close the eye of reason.” What a shallow lie that is, but it is understandable given his deistic, rationalism. The idea that faith and reason are incompatible is a commonplace among both rationalists and religionists. Very often along with a highly subjective and emotional [Read More...]

Resurrection or Re-Incarnation?

empty tomb

Christians believe in the resurrection of the body. This means that in some sort of way, at the last day, we will have a ‘resurrection body’. What does this mean and how can this be? Is God going to gather up every last particle of me and put me back together again? What about the [Read More...]

If You Died Tonight Are You 100% Sure….


…you’d go to heaven? That is the question Evangelicals love to ask people. It’s one of religion’s easiest sells and the conversation goes like this: “If you died tonight do you know if you would go to heaven?” The majority of people would shrug and say, “Not sure.” The Evangelical says, “Would you like to [Read More...]

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...]