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This blog used to be hosted at Patheos, but I created my own site because I wanted to get away from the increased commercialism. I also wanted to return to the more personal and relational style that I first had when blogging. As the readership increased at Patheos we lost the personal contact. I had to close the comments box because there were simply too many comments to moderate and extremists were using my combox as their soapbox.

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Standing on My Head

“A scene is often most clearly seen when it is seen upside down.” G.K.Chesterton

Democracy and Dictatorship

October 28th, 2020|

Over on Facebook yesterday I posted an observation that in times of insecurity, social unrest, economic uncertainty and moral decline, people turn to nationalism to give a sense of security, belonging and confidence. Nationalism [...]

It’s All the Fault of Vatican 2 !!

October 27th, 2020|

...or maybe not. In  Mass Exodus -Catholic Disaffiliation in Britain and America since Vatican II English sociologist Stephen Bullivant takes an objective and fact based look at the decline of Catholic commitment over the last [...]

Abortion and Catholic Joe Biden

October 21st, 2020|

Yes, I know you think President Trump is obnoxious, immoral, creepy, vulgar and an embarrassment. Worse than that, you fear he is corrupt, venal, conniving and crooked. You don't like his playboy history, his [...]

Help Me Stand on My Head

October 21st, 2020|

Can you help me stand on my head? The name of the blog comes from G.K.Chesterton's observation that "Most often a scene is more clearly seen when it is seen upside down." That quip [...]

Remembering Tom Howard

October 15th, 2020|

Tom Howard's Chance or the Dance was one of the influences that affirmed the decision I had already taken to leave Evangelicalism and head down the road first to Canterbury then to Rome. I read the [...]

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