Monthly Archives - April 2019

Scotland Declares State of Climate Emergency – What Does This Mean?

Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland From Wildlife (WWF), Scotland... Responding to the news that the First Minister has declared a climate emergency [1] Gina Hanrahan, Head of Policy, WWF Scotland said: “The First Minister is absolutely right to declare that we are facing a climate emergency. Climate change is already everywhere, in disrupted weather affecting farmers...

Steve Bannon on Pope Francis, Trump, Theresa May & Brexit… Super-Duper!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=121&v=DuUc8JZQen8 Comment:  The above video interview lasts around 30 minutes - a bit longer than we usually like to publish, but you won't want to miss a single word. Take a minute to watch the start - you'll be hooked as the propaganda pins fall one by one...   Your thoughts will be welcome on any of...

Sin No Laughing Matter… But Is THIS How To Teach Cleverly About Purity?

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMo6DFnBtm4 Comment:  It's nearly impossible not to see the funny side of much of Jason's talk.  Easy to see why teenagers would thoroughly enjoy his lectures. Still,  certain "givens" cause concern; should Catholics be accepting of, for example, "dating" in High School?  That's just one of many reservations which I have about the above speaker but,...

2019: Easter Greetings to Everyone…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AL5cu9LPSM V. Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia. Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia. R. Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia, For he whom you did merit to bear, alleluia, V. Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia. Has risen as he said, alleluia. R. Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia. Pray for us to God, alleluia.  V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia. R. For the Lord has...

Holy Week – the Most Important Week in the History of the World … Reflect…

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=-4W_CLRW9Lo The blog will be closed to comments for the duration of Holy Week, to allow time to reflect on the pivotal importance of the sufferings and death of Our Lord in God's plan of salvation for souls, and to prepare for the Holy Week Services.  We will re-open at Easter. 

Australia: Parishioners Enraged, Assault Priest For Being Too Catholic…

Complaints from annoyed parishioners about a priest's "brand" of religion have forced the Catholic church to move on a recent appointee from northern Tasmania. Father Nicholas Rynne, ordained in 2013 and formerly based in Sydney, ceased working in Tasmania's Meander Valley Parish after "recent disturbances" and a subsequent investigation, the Archdiocese of Hobart announced on...

Motherwell: Bishop Joseph Toal Seeks to Restore Some Order to Funerals…

Motherwell, Scotland, Apr 3, 2019 / 05:43 pm (CNA).- The funeral Mass is an important moment of prayer and faith after the death of a loved one - but it is not the appropriate time for eulogies, which are better suited for the funeral reception, said Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell, Scotland. “The funeral liturgy...

Priest: Celtic V Rangers V Mass. Oops!

Pseudonymous Father Justin Thyme, a Glasgow priest, responsible for two parishes in Glasgow,  found himself in a bit of a bind when he realised that the kick-off for the Celtic Vs Rangers game on 31 March, 2019 was at 12 noon. Mass in one of his parishes is at 9 a.m. on Sundays,...

USA: Legal to Kill Babies But Abuse of Animals Serious Crime – Expect Jail

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has a clear moral disconnect. Earlier this year, Governor Northam came under massive national criticism for appearing on a radio show and supporting infanticide. During his interview he advocated for merely keeping babies comfortable as parents leave them to die shortly after birth. Northam defended a radical pro-abortion bill that would have...