Ireland

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...

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,...

No Wokery Here – Jokery Welcome…

Editor writes... It seems a very long time since we've had a Jokes thread - so let's hope this one has been worth the wait. Note to the woke:  no offence is intended by any of our jokes - any offence caused is purely coincidental :grin: The one and only rule is that the jokes and funny...

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. ...

Tucker Carlson’s Overview of Recent World History & the World Economic Forum – Hilarious!

From YouTube... Fox News host Tucker Carlson gives his take on the World Economic Forum and its 'mediocre' attendees on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight'. Editor writes, Tucker's observations about the individuals leading the World Economic Forum, and his comments about the disoriented use of language are insightful - and hilarious.  The old saying, "Many a true word...

Demanding An Apology – A Growing Fashion

From Demanding an Apology | Psychology Today... There are some people who command an apology! “I’m waiting for an apology,” a young woman texts her friend. A mother says to her son who forgot to pick her up from the train station: “If you don’t apologize, I’m not going to your graduation.” What good is an...

Advent According to the Archbishop of Dublin

Noel Kelly (YouTube) writes... Your grace, with respect, the "synodal process" is essentially a trojan horse which is being used to bring about changes to moral doctrines. When it comes to doctrine, the Church must take a top-down approach. The bishops have a duty to preach the truth, however difficult that might be. Bending to...

Catholic Schools: Mass-Going Optional?

Editor writes... Recently, I stumbled across a magazine entitled The Scottish Catholic, featuring a pupil on the front cover, querying "What's our future?" beside his photo a list: Catholic Climate Change, Cost of Living, Mental Health, Hope (image below). Turns out this is a special Catholic Education Week Edition of the magazine which had been handed over...

Neil Oliver: Cancel Christmas? Just Try!

Editor writes... I've never thought of Neil Oliver as a "devout Christian".  Yet, in the above monologue, he puts just about every clergyman in the land to shame by his stout defence of Christmas and the Christian heritage of the west; he issues a stark warning - after the fashion of the Old Testament prophets...

Preaching? Sermons? Homilies? Who Needs ‘Em?

Editor writes... Over the years, annoyed by the lengthy sermons of seemingly egocentric priests who love the sound of their own voice, some people have expressed the opinion that sermons should be done away with altogether. I remember, too, reading an article penned by a priest some years ago, arguing that homilies should not be about...