Education

Feast of the Purification of Our Lady … The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple – Candlemas

Editor writes... In order to pay due tribute to Our Lady on this beautiful Feast, I tried to find the hymn O Purest of Creatures, sung to the tune with which, I believe, most of us in Scotland grew up. YouTube is awash with a very different tune, however, so I've had to settle for...

Happy Feast of St John Bosco, Model Teacher & Priest – Catholic Education’s Best Kept Secret…

From Franciscan Media... John Bosco’s theory of education could well be used in today’s schools. It was a preventive system, rejecting corporal punishment and placing students in surroundings removed from the likelihood of committing sin. He advocated frequent reception of the sacraments of Penance and Holy Communion. He combined catechetical training and fatherly guidance, seeking...

Sex Attacker in Scottish Prison Identifies as Baby, Wears Nappy: Dummy Wanted – MSPs to Apply

From Social Media...  Has Sturgeon lost control of Scotland?  Lost control of her mind, more like. And, referring to the typo at the top (left) of the video...  Where the hell is "Glasglow?" I ask as someone who lives in Glasgow. Am I in the wrong universe? Oh God I hope so, one where none of this...

UK: where criminals who “hope to kill someone” [and succeed] are rewarded with light sentences

From The Independent... A van driver has been heard on camera saying “I hope I killed someone”, after being arrested for causing the death of a teenager in a horror crash. Luke Hawkes, 28, skipped a red light at high speed in Bridgwater, Somerset, when he collided with 19-year-old Bethany Branson, who was killed instantly. “Oh well,...

Beware Lifesitenews &”Itching Ears” – St Paul

From the YouTube Platform hosting the above Lifesitenews video - which promotes the condemned Garabandal "apparitions".  The death of Pope Benedict XVI is shedding new light on the mysterious Garabandal Apparitions, which  speak of the end times: an urgent need for repentance, the coming wrath of God, and the overflowing cup of poison filled by...

Africa: The Great Vatican II Success Story … Not!

From New Liturgical Movement... In a recent episode of “Word on Fire,” Bishop Barron responds to Ross Douthat’s two NYT pieces on Vatican II and its failure, by making two arguments: Argument #1: To blame the collapse of Catholicism in the West on Vatican II is a “post hoc propter hoc” fallacy.  [i.e. "after this, because of...

Novena in Honour of Our Lady of Good Success – A Devotion Especially for These Critical Times

Blogger Westminsterfly asks for a thread to mark the beginning of the novena to Our Lady of Good Success.  He writes... ADVANCE NOTICE: The Novena to Our Lady of Good Success (Feast Day, February 2nd, also the Feast of the Purification) starts on Tuesday JANUARY 24th. Please make a note of the date and join...

Shocking Violence in Scottish Schools Reflects the Godlessness of Contemporary Scottish Society…

From the Daily Express (includes disturbing video clip, be warned)...  Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to take action against violent behaviour in Scottish schools after a video of a horrific attack on a female pupil emerged. The footage shows a girl at Waid Academy in Fife launching an aggressive assault on another girl, punching her...

Anti-Catholicism in Irish Dáil Forcing Catholics to “Live in the Closet” – Congratulations, Bishops!

From the Irish Daily Mail... ANTI-CATHOLIC rhetoric in the Dáil is fuelling hate and attacks against churches and worshippers, several TD's have said. They were reacting to a recent attack in Kerry in which a group set fire to an altar, as well as a protest by two people who loudly disrupted Mass in Cork city. ...

An American On The Apostasy – Featuring The Catholic Church in Scotland… You Don’t Say!

Editor writes... American commentator, Anthony Stine, offers some biting comment on the shocking dereliction of duty of the bishops across the world, who closed churches and effectively declared God to be unessential during the Covid-19 fear-fest.  The bishops are now suffering the consequences of that faithless decision. Given that Scotland rarely gets a mention in...