Open Discussion: Your Thoughts on International, National, Church News, Interests… Whatever!

Open Discussion: Your Thoughts on International, National, Church News, Interests… Whatever!

Editor writes…

Among the suggestions for ideas on how to best utilise the blog as we approach its closure in July, nobody suggested this one – an open forum for bloggers to post their thoughts on … whatever!  Still, that doesn’t mean we can’t have said open forum, so voila!  If this one proves popular, we can repeat the experiment – over to you!

Obviously, the House Rules apply and everyone should discuss “whatever” respectfully, but, that said, this is an exercise in freedom of speech within the context of Christian charity, so whether it’s international, national, Church news, or … whatever – go for it!

Comments (71)

    • editor Reply


      Thanks for this – I’ve been concerned that for a while now, almost every time I log onto my computer I get an exhortation to switch to Windows 11 and lately the AI adverts have been an additional irritant, so I will study this Linus alternative to see if I can work out how to switch to it. I’d need to find Linus For Dummies. Say nothing…

      May 25, 2023 at 5:11 pm
      • westminsterfly

        Yes, I’ve got Windows 10 and even I got a prompt to turn on some kind of AI co-pilot. I deleted it. I getting really fed up with Microsoft – more and more intrusive by the day.

        May 25, 2023 at 5:22 pm
  • WurdeSmythe Reply

    I’m for Edinburgh tomorrow. Suggestions are welcome for places to visit.

    May 25, 2023 at 7:55 pm
    • editor Reply

      Ever one for the obvious…

      1) Edinburgh Castle?

      2) Jenner’s (famous Department Store – Ladies’ Fashions 😀 ) It did suffer a fire a while back and may still be undergoing restoration work, I’m not sure, but if so, try Marks & Spencer 😀


      May 25, 2023 at 10:47 pm
    • Lily Reply


      You could visit Holyrood Palace – the King’s official residence in Scotland.

      Also, you could visit the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh

      May 25, 2023 at 10:56 pm
      • Josephine


        I hope you have an enjoyable visit to Edinburgh.

        You might want to pay a visit to the pre-reformation cathedral of St Giles in Edinburgh, worth a visit. Here’s the link to the website:

        May 25, 2023 at 11:01 pm
      • Lily


        I’m also thinking Lauriston Castle would be a good place to visit – it’s free, open all day and has a lovely bakehouse with cakes etc – you can get all the info on their website.

        May 25, 2023 at 11:06 pm
    • Athanasius Reply


      It seems you already have suggestions for the usual haunts, so here’s mine as a Glaswegian. Best place to visit in Edinburgh is the road heading West! Someone once remarked that the Wise Men came from the East. They were indeed wise, for they were heading West! Just a wee bit of naughty fun!

      May 25, 2023 at 11:51 pm
  • Fds Reply

    I have used Linux software for my laptop as its a brilliant tool for anti viruses and also tackling it as well. Never had one until I bought another laptop with Microsoft as it was riddled with holes. The problem with any Linux software (cos they aren’t reinstalled in most most laptops) for you is most software products are not compatible with Linux. I have used open source software products which worked fine for me so far.i have been using it since a decade ago as I installed it myself.

    May 25, 2023 at 10:14 pm
    • editor Reply

      I’m reliably informed (by a teenage expert) that it may not be worth switching to Linux or any other alternative source since Google tends to buy everything up anyway, so if it’s just a matter of time…

      Why bother?

      May 25, 2023 at 10:49 pm
      • Fds

        Just be clear, Google is not an operating system which Linux or apple or Microsoft is . Google specialise in selling their own products such as Gmail, google earth, Google maps, Google translate et al. Google tends to buy out a software product that are in direct competition with their own products. So Google buy them out to increase their market share of a certain niche in software field.

        Google is very interested in collection of big data as all the info is at their fingertips in SF area. They have a vast cloud bank right there which could hold trillions of data. That’s the real reason why google aren’t interested in operating systems, full stop. They have been increasing their market share in most areas except chips and operating systems.

        I never had any problem with Linux for ten years or more as itis veery rare to see it breaking down. Their system just blocks any or all virus prior to entry into system thus rarely infected with thus les hassle. The only problem that I have with us is it’s open source software products that I must downloaded cos I can’t download pdf or Microsoft word or excel etc.

        If you want to avoid Google prying êyes or sniping eyes, I would advise you to install a brave browser which blocks everything from cookies to spyware.

        All mobiles were coded and programmed in Linux software form right now.

        May 25, 2023 at 11:38 pm
  • Lily Reply

    This is some stunning news, if true. Dan Wootton is quite reliable.

    May 25, 2023 at 10:51 pm
    • westminsterfly Reply

      I’m just getting practise for my up and coming ‘agony uncle’ role. How about this:
      Correspondent: “Some people have been saying Meghan and Harry are splitting up!”
      Westminsterfly: “And I care because . . . ?”
      😀 Do you think I will pass muster?

      May 26, 2023 at 6:11 pm
  • wurdesmythe Reply

    Thank you for the many suggestions for Edinburgh.

    May 26, 2023 at 7:56 am
    • editor Reply


      In your haste to get to our capital city, you omitted the “r” from Wurdesmythe which is why your “thank you” comment went into moderation. Were you this keen to get to Glasgow, I can’t help doubtfully wondering… 😀

      Anyway, news just in from The Daily Sceptic …

      …The Governor of Florida doesn’t pull his punches when discussing the pandemic response of the CDC, the NIH and, above all, Anthony Fauci. Make that man President!

      May 26, 2023 at 8:13 am
      • WurdeSmythe

        Spelling is easy. Typing is hard.

        May 27, 2023 at 9:00 pm
  • Margaret Mary Reply

    Vatican preparing to help “blended couples”?

    May 26, 2023 at 9:47 am
  • Faith of Our Fathers Reply

    Don’t know if anyone else seen the SNICKERS Mass from New Zealand. God what’s next. A Bishop with a Garland of Snickers around His neck . Supposedly saying Mass.Don’t know if you’ll let this go ED but what’s next. [Crudity removed – Ed.]

    May 26, 2023 at 10:42 am
  • Faith of Our Fathers Reply

    Just had Jehovah’s Witnesses at my door wanting to give out Pamphlets Etc I told them No Thanks . Many years ago when I wasn’t Genned up on this crowd I used to Buy their Watchtower Mag. One month practically half of it was dedicated to Our Lady. Dedicated of course in a Blasphemus way . I ran after them and told them noway to come near my home again. They then showed their True Colours and said ” If your a Practicing Catholic then your bound for Hell “. I told them I would take my chances. The Mormons of course are other ones who wish to come into your Home . Again 2 of them came to my House a few years ago and asked if they could come in and pray with me . I agreed and in they came . We knelt down and I said to them
    ” Now just pray along with Me .
    Hail Mary Full of Grace ” they said quickly that they would have to leave probably thought I was going to throw Holy Water on them.
    What’s others experience with these Sects. ?

    May 26, 2023 at 11:31 am
    • Gabriel Syme Reply

      Faith of Our Fathers,

      I had Jehovah’s Witnesses at my door on Wednesday.

      It was a smartly, dressed, polite young man. I made it very clear that we were a dedicated Catholic household and we chatted at the door for a few minutes, lamenting the loss of faith in society and the obvious evidence for God all around us.

      This mirrored my previous experience with JWs – once at a previous home and once in St Enoch’s Square, Glasgow. My experience is that they are polite and not pushy, respectful when informed about my Catholic faith.

      They are obviously barkingup the wrong tree, (I do not know much about their faith, but its obviously not Catholicism), but they seem to be sincere and well meaning people. I actually admire their efforts in trying to engage people, in comparison with how anonymous and muted mainstream Catholics are.

      May 26, 2023 at 12:21 pm
      • Faith of Our Fathers

        Satan uses the same ploy Sir. Looks very nice at first then when He takes over He shows as I said His True Colours.
        One other thing is why do you think that they send out either Handsome Young Men or very pretty Young Girls.
        That is no coincidence.
        Personally my advice to any Catholic is speak to them courtesly of course, but Never let them into your Home. I also personally do not admire them but everyone to their own .
        We have free will.

        May 26, 2023 at 12:41 pm
      • Athanasius

        Gabriel Syme

        I know what you mean about JW’s being very pleasant, well mannered and well informed. I’ve debated with them at length a few times and I’ve found them to be exactly as you describe, but with a cult mentality. You could smack these people in the face with the truths of religion and they would still argue with you. That’s because they’re programmed to feed one line to the public, the JW line. The young people they use to do their proselytising are usual American, in my experience. They’re enjoying a good holiday over here so they’re not really that interested in what you say about the Catholic Church, although they nod a lot as though they’re interested.

        I don’t even debate with them now, I simply say that I belong to the true Church established by Our Lord Jesus Christ, His Catholic Church, to which they must also belong if they want to avoid eternal damnation. I also remind them that the word “Jehova” is a mistranslation and means nothing. That usually gets shot of them pretty quickly.

        May 26, 2023 at 2:13 pm
      • westminsterfly

        Gabriel Syme / Athanasius,
        I used to get a lot of Jehovah’s Witnesses door-knocking at my home (they used to hold a big annual convention near where I live). I used to keep a supply of the Catholic booklet (I think it was a TAN publication) refuting their errors behind my front door, and in exchange for their ‘Watchtower’ (which would go straight in the bin) I used to give them one of these booklets. Most of them refused to take them, a few did, but I remember one day, one man going ballistic on my porch and he basically said ‘If you want to give me your beliefs, you bring them to my doorstep, don’t just put them in my hand’ – no valid argument at all – and he was very abusive and aggressive. I told him that I didn’t want him on my property and asked him to leave. I used to work with a JW – I knew the misery of her life and I heard how the whole saga ended (i.e. she went off the rails, got pregnant while not married, and effectively left the JW’s, which meant her family had to reject her completely as well.
        Oddly enough, after that aggression incident on my doorstep, they never knocked on my door again (hopefully I’ve been designated as ‘dangerous to JW beliefs’). I’ve since put a sign up which is approved by the Fundraising Regulator, and which effectively stops all charities / salespeople / canvassers / religious bodies knocking at your door. I’ve enjoyed peace ever since!

        May 28, 2023 at 6:28 pm
  • westminsterfly Reply

    Just heard that Bishop of East Anglia Peter Collins has banned the Traditional Latin Mass from all areas of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.

    May 26, 2023 at 4:01 pm
    • editor Reply


      What a shocker! Utterly incredible. I wish I had a contact in his diocese – such hatred against something so holy, has only one real explanation and I’d love to give it some publicity. I will say no more than that, for now.

      May 26, 2023 at 4:43 pm
      • RCAVictor


        Did the protest regarding Abp. Nolan’s actions against the TLM ever materialize?

        May 26, 2023 at 4:49 pm
      • editor

        RCA Victor,

        Not that I’ve heard. Some have taken to attending the SSPX, perhaps a few (I’m not sure) will have gone to Toryglen and some have returned to the novus ordo. You very truly could not make it up.

        In short, nobody seems particularly bothered about the whole thing. I’ve seen more of a disturbance at the local supermarket when they ran out of Polo Mints.

        May 26, 2023 at 5:05 pm
      • westminsterfly

        Re: Walsingham, the contact details for the bishop are:

        The Bishop’s House
        The White House,
        21 Upgate,
        Norfolk, NR14 7SH

        Tel: (01508) 492202
        Fax: 01508 495358

        I would strongly advise bloggers NOT to contact the Shrine to complain. They will do as they are told, and will only direct you to the local Ordinary.

        May 26, 2023 at 6:05 pm
    • Athanasius Reply


      That’s another Catholic bishop who has just sealed his eternal fate. Any priest or prelate (or Pope) who takes the means of salvation (the Mass) away from even a single soul, under any pretext, is damning himself to Hell. Of that, there is not the least shadow of a doubt. These bishops are more to be pitied than scorned, as are all priests who obey their wicked orders.

      This evil edict of Pope Francis, while a great trial, is a good test for all the priests who celebrate the Traditional Mass and all the faithful who attend it. It is already separating those who merely like the Mass of the Ages as an option from those who love it because it is the Catholic Mass of the saints and martyrs.

      We see how some priests just drop it when ordered, as do a majority of faithful who return to the Novus Ordo. Only a handful of faithful priests refuse to comply along with a relatively small minority of laity. That’s why there’s no real protest at parish or diocesan level, because the majority don’t love the Mass of their forefathers, they simply like it as their preferred option. Our Lord sees this and that’s why He is permitting the persecution under Francis, to separate the truly devoted from the lukewarm.

      May 26, 2023 at 6:25 pm
  • RCAVictor Reply

    I was told years ago that the JW’s were founded by a Freemason, Charles Taze Russell. There seems to be some doubt about this, but there’s no doubt about the multiple heresies and mirages this group embraces:

    May 26, 2023 at 4:04 pm
  • Catherine Reply

    I’m hoping somebody here can help me with a question about the Crusades.

    I’ve just been reading about the Crusades using a home-schooling book but I am surprised that the Crusades are not really presented strongly as a defence against the Muslim invasions in various parts of the world. There seems to be more criticism of the Crusaders than I would have expected and Pope Innocent is said to have condemned the Crusaders in the Fourth Crusade for damaging the churches of Eastern Orthodox Christians because these are fellow Christians.

    As well as that, the section ends by saying the one good thing to come out of the Crusades was that new travel and trade routes were opened up! There is no mention of the Crusades preventing the spread of Islam which is what I thought was their purpose.

    Have I misunderstood the Crusades or is this interpretation more modern that you would expect from a Catholic home-education textbook?

    May 26, 2023 at 4:54 pm
  • Athanasius Reply


    Thanks for the contact details for Bishop Collins. I have just sent the following to him:

    Dear Bishop Collins,

    I have just heard about your compliance with the wicked edict of Pope Francis, suppressing the Mass of the Ages in the spirit of the Reformation heretics.

    There is no point in my attempting to reason with you in the matter, so I will not pursue the futile. Suffice it to say, what you have done to those souls attached to the Mass of the saints and martyrs is an evil act that you cannot justify in this life or in the next. I fear you may have sealed your own eternal fate along with all those others who have hated the Sacrifice of Calvary throughout history. You are more to be pitied than scorned!

    Sincerely in Christ the King

    May 26, 2023 at 6:40 pm
    • editor Reply


      Well said. I’ve just sent my own message but I won’t be standing by for a reply. Too many priests/bishops don’t seem to DO replies…

      For the Attention of Bishop Peter Collins

      One of our English bloggers has just posted the following information at the Catholic Truth Scotland forum:

      Just heard that Bishop of East Anglia Peter Collins has banned the Traditional Latin Mass from all areas of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.

      These ongoing attacks on the Mass which nourished the saints for centuries, and for which the martyrs gave their life’s blood, are truly diabolical. Straight from Hell.

      That these attacks are taking place at the behest of Pope Francis – unarguably the worst ever pontiff in the history of the Church – is shocking in the extreme.

      To add insult to injury, your ban is doubling as an insult to Our Lady as well as an assault on the Mass. This could not be more serious.

      How you can sleep at night– and the same goes for those of your brother bishops who display a similar hatred for the ancient Mass – is more of a mystery than any mystery of the Faith. “Hatred for the Latin language is inborn in the heart of all enemies of Rome.” ( Dom Prosper Gueranger OSB, 1805-1875).

      Without genuine, and public, repentance and that soon (to avoid suffering the consequences of an unprovided death), it is difficult to see how you can possibly save your soul.

      I would ask you, therefore, most sincerely, to rethink this dreadful decision.

      Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us!


      May 26, 2023 at 10:32 pm
      • Athanasius


        Very well put indeed, but Bishop Collins, I’m afraid, is spiritually blind. If he had even the remotest ember of the Catholic Faith in his soul then he would not have done what he did. The fact that he proceeded to ban the Mass of all time suggests that Our Lord has removed all grace from him. And you’re right, he has also add to his crime by insulting Our Lady.

        May 26, 2023 at 11:24 pm
      • Faith of Our Fathers

        Collins has History with Banning the TLMass . In 2008 there was TLMass all arranged it was going to be a High Mass and Choirs Etc had arranged to travel and attend the Mass . Collins then insisted that there would have to be Altar Girls. Of course this couldn’t happen so the Mass was cancelled.

        This was when Collins was a Canon in Wales and the Mass was to be said in his Parish. He seems to have been quite an Evil Person back then as people all set to attend a Latin Mass. Of course it’s obvious he’s just got worse. Probably was one of the reasons He was made a Bishop.

        May 27, 2023 at 6:58 pm
    • Littlemore Reply

      Here is a report on the Diocese of East Anglia website about the diocesan pilgrimage to Walsingham led by Bishop Collins, I think the term Tongue in Cheek is perhaps too good. . .

      A Pontifical Mass was celebrated at the Basilica, led by Bishop Peter Collins. He gave a powerful homily and spoke about the need to shape our lives in a way that honours God and reflects His creative nature. He went on to say that this involves using our talents and abilities to craft a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, while also being mindful of the impact we have on the world and others around us. He said that to do this, we need to be discerning about the influences that shape us. Some will be positive, helping us to develop our talents and grow as individuals. Others may be negative, leading us astray or causing us harm. Also, that it is important to learn to distinguish between the two and make wise choices about the people and ideas we allow into our lives.

      Or he could have been saying something completely different TiC. hmm.

      May 27, 2023 at 9:56 pm
      • Athanasius


        The subliminal message from this treacherous bishop is in the following statement: “…shape our lives in a way that honours God and reflects His creative nature…”
        The latter part is code for innovation and experimentation in faith and morals, exactly the kind of destructive agenda the Modernists have been following for 60 years. The question is: whose God exactly does he want his hearers to honour? It can’t be the true God since it is impossible to honour Him while trampling Traditional Catholic teaching and worship. Interesting. I wonder if this Bishop Collins is a member of the Lodge.

        May 28, 2023 at 11:44 am
  • westminsterfly Reply

    Well said Athanasius

    May 26, 2023 at 9:03 pm
  • Crouchback Reply

    Has the SSPX requested a Society Pilgrimage to Walsingham since the latest buffoon with a dunces hat on his head is trying to save us from climate change by banning the Latin Mass.apparently this edict comes in to force quite soon…..surely we could organise a mass said out side…. umbrellas etc……. or we could throw tomatoes from a distance…..

    May 27, 2023 at 12:05 am
    • editor Reply


      And by “we” [could organise a Mass outside) you mean… ?

      May 27, 2023 at 8:52 am
  • Littlemore Reply

    There is a Traditional Pilgrimage at the end of August, which finishes at Walsingham. Where will the Mass be?

    May 27, 2023 at 8:57 am
  • westminsterfly Reply

    Crouchback / Editor / Littlemore,
    Re: Masses at Walsingham. The SSPX hold their pilgrimage outdoors in the old Abbey Grounds, where the original medieval shrine once stood, and it is now private property, so the bishop has no jurisdiction over what is done there.
    The Latin Mass Society have a walking pilgrimage ending with Mass in the ‘Chapel of Reconciliation’ and in the ‘Slipper Chapel’ the next day. As I have heard that the TLM has been banned in these chapels, I don’t know what the LMS will do, you’ll need to ask them.
    There are two large Anglican churches in Walsingham – the parish church St Mary’s and the Anglican shrine which would fit the numbers involved. Perhaps a friendly Anglican minister could be approached – but then they are very much into the ‘ecumenical’ thing at Walsingham, so he probably wouldn’t want to upset the Catholic bishop.

    May 27, 2023 at 10:28 am
    • Athanasius Reply


      I did the Walsingham pilgrimage in 1990 and the Mass was on the abbey grounds back then. There were a lot of faithful and the summer heat was something else. I remember driving to and from Scotland without sleep. I can tell you that I was pretty done in when I got home – it’s a long, long drive! Still, it was worth it.

      May 27, 2023 at 1:30 pm
      • westminsterfly

        I’ve been to the Abbey Grounds countless times, it’s a beautiful place. I’ve also heard of people who have done the pilgrimage in other years in the wind and the rain! In February, they have a spectacular display of snowdrops throughout the entire grounds – as far as the eye can see. It is a sight to behold and apparently attracts people from abroad as well as all over the UK. The property (house and grounds) was sold to the Gurney family in 1921, and I believe it is still owned by them. It is private property and Bishop Collins couldn’t stop Mass being held there. It looks like for the foreseeable future, this will be the only option. I don’t know, but I would imagine the grounds would have to be hired and paid for.

        May 27, 2023 at 2:12 pm
  • westminsterfly Reply

    Comments from another blog, regarding the Walsingham ban:

    1) Doesn’t this banning go beyond what TC called for? I thought shrines were considered acceptable substitute spaces outside of parish churches and cathedrals? This is an especial affront to our Lady.

    2) Yes, that’s a good point. Here is the quote from TC: § 2.”is to designate one or more locations where the faithful adherents of these groups may gather for the eucharistic celebration (not however in the parochial churches and without the erection of new personal parishes).” The Walsingham Shrine complex (the Chapel of Reconciliation and the Slipper Chapel) are about a mile outside Walsingham village, which contains the parish church, called The Church of the Annunciation, so any Shrine TLM’s would be nowhere near the parish.

    May 27, 2023 at 10:46 am
  • westminsterfly Reply

    Damian Thompson has reported on it on Twitter: One of the commentors, a Robert Nugent, has stated “I have an email from the Shrine. So this isn’t rumour.”

    May 27, 2023 at 10:57 am
    • Littlemore Reply

      Is Robert Nugent the same chap who has a youtube videoblog. . Decrevi Determined To Be Catholic?
      just asking. . .

      May 27, 2023 at 12:45 pm
      • Gabriel Syme


        Yes I can confirm it is the same Robert Nugent.

        May 27, 2023 at 6:15 pm
  • westminsterfly Reply

    On his comment on the Twitter thread, where he says: “I have an email from the Shrine. So this isn’t rumour” he names himself as Robert Nugent (Decrevi Channel) so I assume it is almost certainly the person to which you refer, although I’ve never heard of him before.

    May 27, 2023 at 12:58 pm
  • editor Reply

    I took some members of my extended family off to Ayr for the day today, to enjoy the unexpected bout of good weather gracing the west coast at the moment. We sang some of the May hymns in the car. Here’s one which we sang, as the sun was, in fact, shining brightly! 😀

    May 27, 2023 at 6:16 pm
  • WurdeSmythe Reply

    Today being not just the vigil of Pentecost, but the feast day of St. Bede, I made the trip to Lindisfarne. I’m back in Edinburgh now; will resume exploration of the city tomorrow.

    May 27, 2023 at 8:54 pm
  • Fds Reply

    Bishop collins has form re banning TLM.

    See here

    May 27, 2023 at 10:01 pm
    • Athanasius Reply


      It is doubtless in reward for his attempt to violate the law and rubrics of the 1962 missal that won promotion for Dean Peter Collins to Bishop Peter Collins. One has to be an enemy of Our Lord’s Sacrifice on Calvary now to climb the ecclesiastical ladder in the Church. Once upon a time, one had to be saintly.

      The one thing I noticed in that report, which drives me nuts, was the constant reference to the Traditional Latin Mass as “the extraordinary form”. It is not the extraordinary form and never has been. What it is is the Mass form of the ages, of the saints and martyrs. I do wish these unthinking Trads would realise that they play into the hands of the Modernists every time they refer to the ancient Mass of the Church as “extraordinary form”. The extraordinary form of the Mass is the Novus Ordo, which is innovative and Protestant in spirit. This new rite did not flow naturally from the Mass of the centuries, it was lifted from the blueprint of the Reformation Archbishop Cranmer’s meal service!

      May 28, 2023 at 11:35 am
    • RCAVictor Reply


      The de jure President is Donald J. Trump, who won the 2020 election by a landslide. The de facto president is the collection of ghouls comprising the World Economic Forum, including Soros, Schwab, Gates, Zuckerberg, etc., who engineered a soft coup via a rigged election.

      And the de facto puppet president, working from his basement, whose strings are controlled and pulled by said ghouls, is Barack Hussein Obama, fulfilling a scenario which he bragged about, I believe, around December of 2020.

      May 28, 2023 at 12:24 pm
      • editor

        RCA Victor,

        But how come Jill Biden is travelling the world minus her husband? What’s her official position?

        May 28, 2023 at 3:46 pm
      • westminsterfly

        Jill’s official position? She pays Joe Biden’s dementia nurses.

        May 28, 2023 at 6:30 pm
      • Faith of Our Fathers

        Victor surely within Traditional Catholics in the USA The Obama Men must rank as the 2 Most Evil Men of the 21st Century. I know you are of the same opinion regards these 2 Reprobates.
        Just as a P.S to all on Here the Obama Mens Records are Locked away for 50Years their is a Good Reason for that .

        May 28, 2023 at 7:31 pm
      • Athanasius


        It’s a pity Joe wasn’t baptised Jack. There’s a very apt nursery rhyme you may have heard of called Jack & Jill. It fits perfectly!

        May 28, 2023 at 7:46 pm
  • RCAVictor Reply


    Maybe the Deep State is considering trotting Dr. Jill out for 2024, in case her husband can no longer be propped up with drugs.

    Which reminds me of a meme I heard about recently: the Democratic ticket for 2024 will be Joe Biden for President, and John Fetterman, the stroke-impaired Senator from Pennsylvania, for V.P. Their campaign motto:

    Biden-Fetterman 2024: It’s a No-Brainer!

    May 28, 2023 at 10:05 pm
    • editor Reply

      RCA Victor,

      Biden-Fetterman 2024: It’s a No-Brainer!


      May 28, 2023 at 10:41 pm
  • editor Reply

    Sticking with the theme of the next USA President, Ron de Santis has announced his candidature but is he likely to win – I am not impressed with Donald J. Trump’s reaction.

    Extract from an online report…

    The worst kept secret in Washington

    Ron DeSantis has officially launched his presidential bid. In conversation with Elon Musk on 24 May, the hard-right Florida governor formally declared his candidacy via Twitter. However, the live audio conversation didn’t quite go to plan, with multiple tech glitches causing long delays, dead air and the dreaded screech of audio feedback. Putting a positive spin on it, DeSantis and his team claim to have ‘broken the internet’ as half a million people tuned in to listen. However, the damage was done, with major news outlets labelling it a “fiasco” and a “meltdown.” DeSantis brushed off the bumpy start, following it with an interview on Fox News, in which he solidified his stance against immigration, ‘woke’ ideology and President Biden’s “anti-American energy policies.”

    A “disaster”

    Donald Trump, who is likely to be DeSantis’ main rival for the Republican nomination, took to Truth Social to label the announcement a “disaster”. “I’d like to personally congratulate ‘Rob’ DeSanctimonious on finally announcing that he will be entering the race for President of the United States,” he wrote. “Hopefully he will get the full experience of being attacked by the Marxists, Communists, and Radical Left Lunatics of our Country…” Poking fun at his former ally, Trump added: “Is the DeSantis launch fatal? Yes!” The former president still leads DeSantis in the polls and the Florida governor’s bumpy start won’t have helped, neither will the trouble brewing for him back in the Sunshine State…” End of Extract

    May 29, 2023 at 11:13 am
  • Gabriel Syme Reply

    This might turn out to be just gossip, but voices on twitter are claiming Pope Francis has given permission for several SSPX priests to be consecrated as Bishops in June. Fr David Pagliarani is supposedly among them.

    May 31, 2023 at 8:58 pm
  • Gabriel Syme Reply

    Does anyone have any update on how blogger Petrus is recovering after suffering a TIA?

    I hope he is doing well and will keep praying for him, but it would be good to hear any news!

    May 31, 2023 at 9:14 pm
    • Will Reply

      I always speak to jehovah witnesses.
      1. Why do they wear wedding rings? It’s a pagan practice
      2. At one time the jws didn’t allow blood transfusions. They now allow fractions of blood. When did the teaching change? How many lost their lives in the meantime?
      3. Who decided which books were to form the Canon of the Bible? They are clueless
      4. This IS the big one. Why were the jws an associate member of the United nations for 10 years? Many are unaware of this. For them the un is the antichrist.

      June 1, 2023 at 12:47 pm
      • Miles


        The poor JWs do not realise that they are not even Christian. The Catholic Church does not recognise JW baptisms as valid. They do not believe in the Blessed Trinity. They do not believe the in the Deity of Jesus Christ. They believe that Our Lord is an incarnation of St Michael the Archangel. Poor souls.

        June 3, 2023 at 7:25 pm
  • Miles Reply

    Like many of the commenters here, I support our country’s decision to leave the EU. I have often changed my mind about this topic. Presently, I do not believe that we have fully reclaimed our sovereignty. After the World War II, the the UK was bankrupt. The Americans bailed us out with Marshall Plan aid. We did not pay it back. We were bought. We are a vassal state of America. The USA dismantled the British Empire because it was opposed to their interest. America is the principle globalist (i.e., imperialist) power. We should leave NATO immediately.

    The war in Ukraine was provoked by the USA and the West. The Ukraine-Russia conflict is a proxy war between the West and Russia. The USA will soon drag us into a war with China. We must avoid World War III at all costs. Millions of working class people will die in this war. Only the globalist elite will benefit from it.

    I am sorry to be so preachy. We have been brainwashed with propaganda about Russia and Ukraine for the past 10 years. If you are not aware about the real causes of the Russia-Ukraine war, then I urge you to listen to this video by the American international relations expert John Mearsheimer:

    June 3, 2023 at 7:09 pm

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