The marriage of Joseph and Mary

Super Flumina

under the patronage of St Joseph and St Dominic

By the rivers of Babylon there we sat and wept, remembering Zion;
on the poplars that grew there we hung up our harps. . . Ps 136

St Dominic


Philosophy behind this website

Professor Solomon's Introduction to Philosophy

11th September 2001


Australia's Catholic Bishops

Australian Catholic Bishops should say

Australia's Support for Legislation Worthy of Adolf Hitler


Bill of Rights




Church's Fathers & Doctors

Church's Teaching on Divorce, Contraception and Human Sexuality

Compatible sites


David Attenborough

Defamation of Catholicism

Discipline & the Child

Dismissal of the Whitlam Government

Economic Problems

Evangelium Vitae 73



Freemasonry & the Church

God is not Material

Harry Potter



Letter of St Paul to the Hebrews

Mary MacKillop

Miscellaneous Papers



Moral Issues

Non-directional Counselling

Papers written by others


Politicians & the Catholic Church

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Leo XIII

Pope Pius XII

Popes on St Thomas



Religious Freedom

Questions for Catholic Parents in Parramatta

Research Involving Embryos Bill - Letter to the Prime Minister

Sts John Fisher & Thomas More

Science and Philosophy


Subversion of Catholic Education


Thomas Merton

Vatican II

For young readers:

Myall Lakes Adventure

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I. The Schismatic Tendency in ‘Creation Science’

'Creation Science', the naive assertion that the universe was created only 6,000 years ago, is a Protestant thing.  Its adoption by Catholics presents real dangers to their faith. more

II. Catholic Faith

The Catholic faith is not to be compared with the faith of Protestant, Jew, Muslim, Hindu or Buddhist.  It is something essentially different.  more

III. Greatest Pope of the Twentieth Century

There were nine popes in the twentieth century.  Which of them was the greatest?  more

VI. The Windhover

The little falcon that reminds us of Christ Our Lord.  more

VII. The Pope the Church Needs

A comment on the needs of the faithful that a new pope will need to address.  more

VIII. Pope Francis & the Secularisation of the Church

American commentator, Mary Eberstadt, has raised what is perhaps the most important issue for the good of the Church the new pope must consider.  Here is our comment.  more

IX. The Church, the Pope & Cardinal Martini

Our commentary on recent developments in the Vatican.  more

X. ‘The Church's Problem with Child Abuse’

The United Nations is pressing the Vatican for action on child abuse.  This is exactly the reverse of what should be happening.  How has the Church reached this nadir in her fortunes ? (This paper was amended slightly on 8.2. 2014 and on 28.2.2014.)  more

XI. Abolition of the Devil's Advocate

The office which defended the Church against the canonisation of those who did not deserve it was abolished by Pope John Paul II in 1983.  How does this action bear on the impending canonisations of the late popes, John XXIII and John Paul II ?   more

XII. The Next Step to Schism?

This is our comment on recent developments in Rome.  more

XIII. Saints Under the New Dispensation

On 27th April Pope Francis canonised two popes the span of whose reigns covered just 46 years.  The two previous popes the Church had canonised spanned some 350 years.  more

XIV. One Hundredth Anniversary of Death of St Pius X

Our short tribute to the great and saintly Pope.  more

XV. Americanism, the US Supreme Court & the Catholic Episcopacy

There is more to the current debate over ‘gay marriage’ than first appears.  The chief issue is not homosexuals and their inclinations, but whether the institution of marriage is of man or of nature.  more

XVI. Review of Phoenix from the Ashes

Phoenix from the Ashes - The Making, Unmaking, and Restoration of Catholic Tradition by H J A Sire [Kettering, Ohio, Angelico Press , 2015] is as admirable as it is timely. Here is a review of this important book.  more

XVII. To an Intending Convert

This is a sort of slovenly review of Joseph Pearce’s Literary Converts (London, 1999) which is readily available in hard copy or via Kindle. There is much in it to inspire an aspiring convert. more

XVIII. To an Intending Convert Part 2

A few more notes on the previous article.  more