Monthly Archives - March 2018

Are Scots The World’s Crudest Men?

It's almost impossible to find a good clean "Scottish" joke and the popular Scots "comics" just can't seem to get through a sentence without using the "F" word, and other crude language.  This was a matter of embarrassment to me when I lived in England and found myself apologising for various foul-mouthed Scots, and...

Catholics MUST Be ProLife:Action!(2)

This thread is dedicated to sharing news about pro-life issues. Where possible, we suggest that bloggers make and respond to calls to action in defence of the unborn child – whether that entails emailing MPs or supporting various vigils etc. Try not to simply post a link to news – publish an extract and/or...

Scots Bishop: young must save Church

Does anyone seriously think that contemporary youth is equipped to "save the Church"?  Aren't they kinda tied up saving the planet?  And doing Facebook and stuff?  Some extracts from this Scottish Catholic Observer report follow [with editorial comment]... Bishop of Paisley calls on the [uncatechised] faithful to halt ’25 years of decline’. Yes, you read that...

19/3: Happy Feast of Saint Joseph…

Dear St Joseph, pure and gentle, guardian of the Saviour child, Treading, with the virgin mother, Egypt’s deserts rough and wild. Dear St Joseph, spouse of Mary, blest above all saints on high, When the death shades round us gather, teach, O teach us how to die, teach, O teach us how to die. He who rested on thy bosom is by countless saints...

17/03/18: Hail, Glorious Saint Patrick!

https://youtu.be/jJbbkai2rak I cannot allow the Feast of my patron saint to pass without marking it, so I wish everyone, bloggers and readers, A very happy Saint Patrick's Day! As always with devotional threads, feel free to post relevant comments, stories and jokes, favourite prayers and hymns... As well as the above rendition of the hymn to...

Russia Increasingly Threatening – Pope Francis: Consecrate Russia NOW!

Comment: I watched the entire Prime Minister's Statement on Live Parliamentary TV this afternoon, and noted, with much interest, the alarm from MPs on all sides about the perception of growing aggression from the Russian State, as they questioned Theresa May after her formal Statement.   One of the more famous Catholic MPs - Jacob Rees-Mogg...