Happy Hogmanay & A Happy & Holy New Year!

Happy Hogmanay & A Happy & Holy New Year!

Editor writes…

We are living through an unprecedented and thoroughly savage diabolical attack on God, His Catholic Church and all things holy.  It’s hard to imagine things becoming worse than we’ve lived through in the past year, but let’s call for Our Lady’s help, as we enter this new year of 2023 in the spirit of “who knows what lies ahead!”

Traditionally New Year is celebrated in various ways in Scotland. To these ancient customs, allow me to add the prank video below, which I posted to mark the New Year in 2019.  Things have gone downhill since then, so I’m guessing that we would all probably appreciate some fun as we welcome 2023…

I find the patience shown by the Americans trying to use the public phone in the above clip astonishing.  The piper would not meet wish such restraint in Glasgow, that’s for sure!

As always with these celebratory threads, feel free to post your own favourite prayers, hymns, edifying stories and jokes/pranks of the “good clean fun” variety.

But first, I received the meme below in an email from an English blogger yesterday – our very own Westminsterfly sent it to  mark the passing of Nicola Sturgeon’s Gender Recognition Bill.

It made me laugh a (very) hollow laugh, but it is also a timely reminder that we need prayers for Scotland as we move further into decline in 2023, thanks to this awful legislation

Wishing everyone, bloggers, readers, and all visitors to this site, a very happy Hogmanay, and a very holy and happy New Year in 2023.

Belatedly, Westminsterfly has asked me to add the following information about the First Saturday devotions in 2023 – which I am doing by exception, just this once.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!    


Comments (12)

  • Laura

    Happy Hogmanay to everyone today, and all prayerful wishes for a happy and holy New Year in 2023.

    December 31, 2022 at 9:38 am
  • editor

    I wish all our bloggers a happy Hogmanay today – I’ll keep my New Year wishes for tomorrow!

    But first, I’ve just seen this shocker which follows the evil Gender Recognition Bill thanks to Sturgeon’s obsession with sexual deviancy, and so I am posting it as as “red alert” to remind us all to pray for Scotland as we enter this new year.

    Our Lady of Fatima, Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us!

    December 31, 2022 at 9:53 am
    • westminsterfly

      Oh yes, paedophilia will be the next thing to be normalised, rest assured.
      Bad news aside, a happy and holy New Year to everyone at CT. I’ve just heard about Benedict XVI RIP. I think 2023 will be . . . interesting.

      December 31, 2022 at 10:36 am
    • Josephine


      That’s incredible – I know we had a discussion quite recently about the normalising of paedophilia but I didn’t think it would come so quickly and I definitely didn’t think it would come through Police Scotland. This is all eye-opening stuff. God help us all.

      December 31, 2022 at 12:23 pm
  • Michael 🙏

    Dear Friends

    A happy Hogmanay to everyone.

    Have you heard that emeritus pope Benedict XVI has died. RIP

    Every blessing

    Michael 🙏

    December 31, 2022 at 10:51 am
    • editor

      Yes, Michael. I’m wondering if it is worth posting a dedicated thread – we might simply use this thread to express our thoughts and promise prayers – but if anyone would prefer a thread on the topic, speak up and I’ll do that. Watching some of the media coverage is frustrating – all so secular. Without Fatima, it’s impossible to make sense of Benedict and his resignation not to mention all that has followed it.

      Over to you – I’ll post a dedicated thread if bloggers think it would be useful.

      December 31, 2022 at 11:09 am
  • Michael 🙏

    Dear Editor

    Like you the media coverage is so secular and devoid of any real understanding of Faith and their analysis shows a real ignorance of Catholicism in general.

    I too have been thinking about Fatima. When divine providence permits l think the tenure of Benedict and Francis will loom large in the Third Secret in some way, along with all the difficulties etc the Church has been engulfed in since the 60’s.

    I think the idea of posting a thread is great. It would be very interesting to see what my fellow bloggers have to say.

    Every blessing

    Michael 🙏

    December 31, 2022 at 11:49 am
    • editor

      Thanks Michael – I’m on it!

      December 31, 2022 at 11:51 am
  • Josephine

    Happy Hogmanay to everyone and all the best for 2023.

    December 31, 2022 at 12:23 pm
  • Fidelis

    Hoping the New Year brings everyone many blessings.

    A very Happy Hogmanay!

    December 31, 2022 at 1:18 pm
  • editor

    Happy New Year everyone!

    January 1, 2023 at 12:09 am
  • Lily

    Happy New Year everyone – may 2023 be a step towards the Consecration of Russia!

    January 1, 2023 at 11:23 pm

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