Monthly Archives - November 2018

30/11: St Andrew’s Day – Foibles & Fun

Editor writes... In the video clip below, Ben Shapiro, a young Jewish man, well-known American social commentator, recounts an entertaining story about his one of his wife's foibles...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=KjQ5jUmZrfM As we approach the Feast of our national patron, Saint Andrew, it's perhaps a good time to take a break from all the serious debates, and share...

Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Is The Consecration Of Russia Now Urgent?

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLAy1MVMTQ0 Comment:  It's perhaps time to remind ourselves of the fact that Our Lady requested the Consecration of Russia by the Pope and Bishops, as a pre-condition of world peace.  Is the near panic we are witnessing in the world of politics today, perhaps a sign that this request for the Consecration of Russia, so long ignored...

27 November: The Story of St Catherine Laboure & The Miraculous Medal…

Mother and Child The sound of the evening Angelus bells floated across the fields and vineyards of Burgundy. It was the second day of the month of May in the year of Our Lord 1806. In the little village of Fain-les-Moutiers a child of destiny was coming into the world, a tiny instrument of God,...

Is “Third Order” Membership Risky?

Editor writes: The following comment came to me in an email a few days ago, and I thought it might provoke an interesting discussion on the question of whether Third Order membership risks distorting the lay vocation... Correspondent writes: I found [the following] on an SSPX [Facebook] site... Education is a process. It [does not happen] overnight....

The Mystery of the Missing Tweet: English & Welsh Bishops Support Transgenderism – Dissent Prohibited…

From Lifesitenews...  The tweet was welcomed by American LGBT activist Father James Martin, SJ., who tweeted in response, “I join with the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales in praying for all transgender people, especially those who are persecuted in any way. May you know that you are all God's beloved children.” However, English Catholics were...

Is Pope Francis right to think he will “go down in history” as a Schismatic? Gulp!

Extracts below, from Christian Order February 2018 editorial: Francis is So Bad, He's Good     “If we speak explicitly, ...what a terrible mess we will make. So we won’t speak plainly." (Pope Francis) “Let what you say be simply `Yes' or `No'; anything more than this comes from evil.”       (Jesus Christ) As underlined...

Brexit Battle, Deal/No Deal, EU Army… Does It Matter To Catholics?

As the week ahead looks set to be exciting, politically, to put it mildly, the selection of opinions in the video clip below provide food for thought... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gpqZtRD5oc  Comment:  As the Brexit Battle heats up, and the UK is becoming more divided by the nano-second, we learn that the long-standing desire of the EU to build its...

Interfaith… or Interference with God’s Plan of Salvation: does Church matter?

Below, extract from Archbishop stresses unity during visit to synagogue Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, Glasgow Archbishop Tartaglia of Glasgow said: “I think it’s important to remember no matter what religion we are loyal to it’s ultimately God that directs and nourishes us in our daily lives and on different perspectives of certain issues, God is talking and...

16/11: Feast of St Gertrude the Great…

The following account of the life of St Gertrude the Great, is taken from website of Catholic Tradition January 6, 1232 - November 17, 1291 Saint Gertrude, Virgin, Mystic, and Benedictine Abbess, was called by Our Lord Himself, "My chosen Lily", and the Church has given her the title of "Great" although she is not counted...

Scottish Schools to Teach LGBT Rights – Catholic Bishops Tacitly Supportive…

Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon (centre) celebrates with Time for Inclusive Education activists... Schools in Scotland soon will be required to teach students LGBT history to prevent “homophobia and transphobia” and to encourage exploration of  their gender identity. That’s according to the London Guardian, which says Scotland has become the first nation in the world to...