Atheism

Ireland: Synod Mania = Rebellion Against God

A reader in Ireland emailed this latest scandal, published in The Irish Catholic Newspaper... Sacramental marriage for gay and lesbian Catholics and the ordination of women priests are key demands of an LGBT focus group set by Bishop Kevin Doran as part of the synodal process. A Church-wide apology to LGBT people and their families...

Does Nicola Sturgeon Really WANT Indyref2?

Editor writes... Nicola Sturgeon:  "Now, independence does not guarantee success for any country and we should never pretend that it does..."  Quite.  This should be printed on T-shirts to be mandated as pro-indyref2 garb out there in the streets if and when the next independence propaganda pandemic strikes. I began watching the above press conference live (published...

Are Christians Who Reject Truth…Christians?

Our American blogger, RCA Victor writes...    [Below] a powerful article from the owner of Gab (free speech platform) about Christians who reject truth. The writer is a Protestant, I believe, though he attended a Jesuit college in Pennsylvania.  Christians who reject truth?  Hmmmm, sounds familiar…. Extract below... Men are men. Women are women. A man cannot become a...

Child Abuse Or Fun? When Should We Intervene?

Conflicting Online comments... 1.You sound like man who’s upset with Elvis Presley in the 1950s Go back to the 50s, Greg Kelly!!!! 2.Should have arrested all the sickos for sexual abuse of children. Editor asks... Where does your vote go  - #1?  #2 ? And do you admire Greg Kelly - and the "1,000" others who phoned the police -...

Media Agenda: Why Are Minority Groups Over-Represented, Even in Television Advertisements?

From Editor's Inbox Westminsterfly writes... I’ve long commented that minority groups of all sorts are massively over-represented in the media, especially television.  It seems most adverts, let alone programmes, on TV these days have someone from a minority ethnic background in them – or at least a mixed race couple.  Not that there is anything wrong...

Scottish Nationalists: Kilts Are Racist!

From the Scottish Daily Express... SNP want to ban the kilt in Scottish schools in woke anti-racism crackdown EXCLUSIVE: Scottish Government documents also say early years children need to 'understand structural racism' and should not be comforted if they cry 'white tears' after being told they are racist by their teacher... Children should be stopped from...

June: Month of the Sacred Heart – And Pride in Sin… Why The Ongoing Silence From Church?

From Mail Online... Pride parades pose little risk of spreading monkeypox because most transmission is linked to 'enclosed spaces' such as nightclubs, a World Health Organization adviser has hinted. Andy Seale, from the agency's department for HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections, said in a briefing yesterday there was no 'enhanced risk' of transmission at the annual celebrations. Many cases have...

Church Decline – Laity to Blame… Really?

Editor writes... It is worth reflecting on the above short video discussion in the context of this assessment of the pontificate of Pope Francis I, asking... do we really want the next conclave to elect a Francis II ?  And is it fair - or even possible - to blame the laity for the current...

Crisis in the Church: How Much (If Anything) Should We Tell Potential Converts…Nothing?

Editor Writes... On Sunday, just gone, 15 May, 2022,  we celebrated the reception into the Church of Carole, who featured in our July 2017 newsletter, front page (see headline above) and, more recently, her husband, Carole had attended our Conference on 13 May, 2017, marking the 100th anniversary of the first Fatima apparition.  Her husband was...

Pascal’s Wager: Impulse of Faith Or Con-Trick?

From the YouTube Platform... Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was a British-American author and journalist who wrote or edited over 30 books (including five essay collections) on culture, politics, and literature. Hitchens described himself as an anti-theist, who saw all religions as false, harmful and authoritarian. He argued for free...