Monthly Archives - August 2019

Scots College: Will the “New Breed” of Seminarians Make Sound Priests?

It’s nearly always when I read something in the Scottish Catholic Observer that I feel there is just no hope for the Church in Scotland – at least for the foreseeable future… In an article intended to make us all feel warm and fuzzy about seminarians at the Scots College, we come across this… Catholic apps Don’t...

Reports of LGBT Scandals Waiting in the Wings – Scots Clergy Concerned…

Background... From time to time, concerned clergy and teachers contact us with information about various scandals of which they are personally aware, or have witnessed.   They are keen for Catholic Truth to make these scandals public, but that is not always possible.  When I have written to bishops in the past, reporting information about,...

Australian Cardinal Pell Loses Appeal

Melbourne, Australia, Aug 20, 2019 / 06:31 pm (CNA).- The conviction of Cardinal George Pell has been upheld by the Court of Appeals in Victoria. After an appellate panel announced its decision at a court proceeding Aug. 21, the cardinal was returned to prison. “By majority (2 to 1), the Court of Appeals has dismissed...

Pope Benedict’s “Court” Under Attack by Francis’ Clueless Biographer…

August 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) Austen Ivereigh, the British journalist and biographer of Pope Francis, has stated that the circle surrounding Pope emeritus Benedict — which he said includes the Vatican's former doctrine head Cardinal Müller — must be brought under "control" since it is a source of "scandal and of division." Ivereigh made these...

Would a “Surprise” Brexit be Dishonest?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpnUtyldnww Comment:  The determination with which the remainers continue to work  to overturn Brexit - using the excuse of a "catastrophic no deal"  - is a lesson in zeal for us all.   However, if the above short video content [dated yesterday, 15 August] is true, and the Prime Minister is acting to make sure we...

Latest Climate Change Madness – Scientists Working to Block out the Sun…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3LbxDZRgA4 Comment: No, this is not just a daft cartoon story - allegedly serious scientists are working on it, funded by Bill Gates.  Click here for the details.  George Orwell, eat your heart out!   But what about democracy?  Will any of us, the hoi polloi, have a say in the matter?  Do we get to voice...

“Blessed are the peacemakers”… Should Catholics Shun Hong Kong Protests ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIjAVru_Myg While our site statistics show we have fairly regular visits from both China and Hong Kong, it strikes me that we've never discussed the current volatile situation in Hong Kong.  While the news media in the UK restricts itself to reporting, narrowly, on "the protests", a quick Google search reveals that Catholics are actively...

USA: Dramatic Loss of Belief in Real Presence – What About UK Catholics?

Transubstantiation – the idea that during Mass, the bread and wine used for Communion become the body and blood of Jesus Christ – is central to the Catholic faith. Indeed, the Catholic Church teaches that “the Eucharist is ‘the source and summit of the Christian life.’” But a new Pew Research Center survey finds that...

Is The SSPX Now Fully Regularized?

Pope Francis has fully regularized the Society of St Pius X (SSPX), James Bogle, the ex-president of Una Voce International, told Gloria.tv (video below: see link - Ed) Bogle stressed that the SSPX and the sacraments administrated by them, including marriages and confessions, have been formally recognized by Francis. The Society is also allowed to...

USA Shootings in Texas & Ohio: Can These Massacres Be Prevented? How?

We discussed the subject of gun ownership in the USA back in 2015  here Watching the news reports over this weekend, of the mass shootings in two American towns, it is unfathomable to many of us that  people of faith support, and even advocate, gun ownership - perhaps because it has never been the culture...