Monthly Archives - January 2016

General Discussion (10)

If there’s something of interest in the news that’s not covered in one of the topic threads, or you have a question to ask, a comment you’d like to  make about anything under the sun, more or less, this is the thread for you. However, please check first, to ensure that you haven’t missed...

The Conundrum of Catholic Schools

I'm always very surprised to learn of allegedly informed Catholics who continue to believe that Catholic schools are doing a great job.  It's as if there were no crisis in the Church, as if everyone involved had the same objective of passing on the Faith. Having led a number of RE Departments in Catholic schools in England, I know...

Pope Francis & ‘Rebel’ Christians…

(Vatican Radio) Christians who say “it’s always been done that way,” and stop there have hearts closed to the surprises of the Holy Spirit. They are idolaters and rebels will never arrive at the fullness of the truth. That was the message of Pope Francis at Mass on Monday morning at the chapel in...

Should We Kill Rapists, Not Babies?

From February 10 to March 20, our community will take part in 40 Days for Life … a groundbreaking, coordinated international  mobilization. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city [Glasgow] — and beyond.  Source In the Scottish print media, the above pro-life event is being portrayed as...

Who’s Afraid of Sedevacantism?

Recently, Father Anthony Cekada released a video entitled “Why Traditionalists Fear Sedevacantism”.  The video is a response to the soon-to-be-released book by John Salza and Robert Siscoe, True or False Pope. Interestingly, rather than demonstrating that Traditionalists fear Sedevacantism, Father Cekada’s remarks suggest that he fears Traditionalists critiques of Sedevacantism. Rather than responding to...

State Vs Parents – Scots Father Fights To Protect Family Against Authorities In Scotland AND Ireland…

Update: 19th January, 2016 Following a request from one blogger, Catherine, today's date, I have decided not to close this thread today after all, but will leave it open, with the rest, until the end of the month as usual.  This allows maximum time for Mr Docherty to respond to the questions raised in the...

Scots Bishops Favour Atheist Schools

A SENIOR Scottish Catholic Church figure has called for schools with an atheist ideology to be set up if demand from parents exists.  The church’s official spokesman Peter Kearney said “secular humanist” schools may be needed to satisfy society's desire to cater for all beliefs.  Writing in today’s Herald Mr Kearney also called for an expansion...