Education

Letter From A Catholic Teacher: Avoid “Rights Respecting Schools” Award…

Why Catholic schools should have nothing to do with UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools Award Dear Editor, On the face of it, the aims of the Rights Respecting Schools Award appear noble and worthwhile. Who could argue with the aim of creating safe and inspiring schools, where children are respected and nurtured? By issuing the coveted award of being...

Nicola Sturgeon Denounces “Vile Anti-Catholic Prejudice” But Will She ACT?

From the Scottish Sun... A dispersal order had to be issued as officers in riot gear battled with boozed-up fans refusing to leave and were pelted with missiles as others heckled and set off smoke bombs. Over 20 arrests were made and three were officers injured as bloody and chaotic images emerged from over the city...

Leading The Post-Vatican II Battle For Catholic Schools, Daphne McLeod, RIP …

The sad news of the death of Daphne McLeod [left] has just arrived in my inbox, emailed by a mutual friend who has written to say that she first went into hospital about a month ago.  Then, yesterday morning she had "taken a turn for the worse" and passed away yesterday evening, Sunday 3rd...

Preaching Social Justice is Un-Biblical…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBX-9eUtwzU Comment: The constant preaching about so-called social justice in parishes is one of the key reasons why thinking Catholics become more open to recognising the crisis in the Church. Eventually, it dawns on them that they just can't be responsible for every perceived injustice under the sun.   The Scottish Government electoral registration forms are dropping on...

Covid-19 Kids: Psychologically Damaged?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp0X5gRXi34 Comment:  The sheer idiocy of adults imposing social distancing and mandatory mask wearing on children (not to mention the even more extreme measures shown in the above video) beggars belief. Arguably, this is a form of child abuse for which "society" will pay a price for years to come.   Or is this an exaggeration?  Are children...

Aristotle: Friends Essential For a Life Well-Lived…But ARE They – Really?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F18kSA8OxqY Comment:  Studies show that having a good network of friends contributes to improved health, wellbeing and longevity. However, Aristotle lived and taught his philosophy prior to Christ coming into the world, so, doesn't that make a difference?  Surely Faith and Family suffices to make us healthy and happy into old age?  I once met a...

English College in Rome: Supporting “Gay Culture” Is No Barrier to Ordination…

Our England Correspondent writes... In our January 2019 (Issue #109) edition [available to download from our archives on the Newsletter page of our website),  and on this blog here, we published an email exchange between the Editor and an un-named seminarian at the Venerable English College in Rome (VEC) on the subject of the seminarian’s...

Young Catholics in Scotland Talk About The Faith: Well… Sort of… Not Really…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1lDHeSf4f8 Comment: The young people in the above video (published in November, 2018) are just lovely.  Each and every one of them is transparently pleasant and sincere.  They are obviously proud to be Catholics, God bless their tartan socks :grin:   Yet, there is no way to gauge the level of their knowledge and understanding of the Faith. ...

Archbishop of Glasgow: Most Catholics Faithless, But No Return To Tradition…

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, Glasgow A Lent challenge: Do I really believe? (From March 2020 edition of Flourish) I believe in miracles … do you? That’s the powerful question asked by Archbishop Tartaglia this month as Lent begins in earnest. In a powerful interview with Flourish, Glasgow’s Archbishop calls for a new effort at fostering devotion to...

Is Scottish Catholic Education Service Embedding The LGBT+ World-View?

Editor writes... Reflecting on our forthcoming Education Seminar (23 May), and given that Barbara Coupar, the Director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES) has ignored my emailed invitation to her to participate in said seminar, I decided to take a look at some of the resources on the SCES website which are used in...