Jimmy Akin the other day commented on the practice of burying St. Joseph upside down in order to speed up intercession in selling of your house. Matthew at Shrine of the Holy Whapping concurred that he "always found this one a little too much even for my appetite." I also find this practice to be a little bit annoying (if not downright superstitious) as if St. Joseph needed to be coerced into intercession. I mean if you feel that this tactic would really work then why not threaten to break of a finger each week until the house is sold? Or perhaps suspend him in a vat of hot Wesson oil or attach tiny electrodes to the statue. Wouldn’t the Church’s prohibition against torture also apply to the threat of burying statues upside down to elicit selling of your house?