Monthly Archives - March 2019

Catholic Church in Scotland A Danger to Spiritual Health? Sadly, Yes…

From the Scottish Catholic Observer (SCO) - 16/2/19   [Editorial comment in bold]... Pupils at an East Kilbride primary school marked Catholic Education Week in a mindful way recently, as they welcomed a meditating priest. Fr Laurence Freeman OSB, who is the director of the World Community for Christian Meditation, arrived at St Vincent’s Primary School...

The Scottish Bishops support a “tolerant” & “liberal” society… Really?

Remember this? Anti-Catholic Culture Reigns In Scotland - the press release from the Scottish Catholic Media Office which featured on our blog back in June, 2017 claiming that "a culture of fear prevents people from being open about their [Catholic] faith in Scotland"?  Anthony Horan, Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office, that is he...

Francis: A Totally UN-Papal Pope…

In the video clip below, Pope Francis clearly doesn't want anyone to kiss the papal ring. Even such a small token of traditionalism causes him to flinch. Remember, on a human level, the reason for Our Lord's first miracle at the wedding feast at Cana was to spare the bride & groom embarrassment:  who...

Mueller Report: Trump Vindicated?

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=333&v=WExTH4yKd58 From The Daily Caller... CNN pundits are admitting that Mueller’s final report vindicates President Donald Trump, undercutting the frenzied coverage the network has given the Russia investigation since its inception. Special counsel Robert Mueller submitted his report on Russian collusion to Attorney General Bill Barr on Friday, finally wrapping up a 22-month investigation into possible collusion...

UK Government: Bible “Bloodthirsty”…

The Home Office turned down a Christian convert's bid for asylum in an 'unbelievably offensive' letter quoting bloodthirsty passages from the bible to prove Christianity is not a religion of peace. The Iranian national claimed asylum in 2016, but was turned down, with Home Office officials saying his conversion from Islam was 'inconsistent' with his...

19/3: Feast of St Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church & of a Happy Death

The music video below is an instrumental only - the words to the hymn are posted for the benefit of those of us who love to sing this beautiful hymn in honour of the great Saint Joseph - but note, to sing the entire hymn, you'll need to re-play the video half-way through... https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=u73wQwu4A1w Dear St....

Without good books and spiritual reading, it will be morally impossible to save our souls. (St. Alphonsus Liguori)

  For purchasing details, click on image... But what sort of "good books" and "spiritual reading" will help us to save our souls?   I've heard young Catholics raving about Lord of the Rings as a great story and a marvellous means of understanding their Faith better. Here's author J.R.R. Tolkien: "The Lord of the Rings is of...

17/3 St Patrick’s Day: Pray for Ireland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=jJbbkai2rak Comment:  As always with devotional threads, feel free to post your favourite hymns, prayers, stories and jokes of the "good clean fun" variety.  Above all, however, please pray for Ireland today; the Faith has gone, and the state of both Irish politics and the Irish hierarchy appear to be in terminal decline.  So much so,...

Catholics & Comic Relief – No Go!

From LifeNews.com This Friday is Red Nose Day, the biannual fundraising extravaganza for Comic Relief. There has been controversy about the event this year, with MP  David Lammy saying that Stacey Dooley was promoting a “white saviour” mentality with her Instagram photo of her holding a child in Uganda. There are certainly questions to...