Morals

Seal of Confession – Inviolable…

The Big Questions, a discussion show broadcast live on BBC 1 on Sundays, recently included the topic: Are any sins unforgivable"  Francis Davis The presenter, Nicky Campbell, inevitably raised the issue of child abuse by priests.  He turned to the token Catholic on the panel, to suggest that priests should report anyone to the police who confessed...

Bishop of Portsmouth Supports Dissenters

Bishop Doyle of the Diocese of Northampton, will speak on the subject of the Synod on the Family, Saturday 27th February, 9.30‒3pm,  organised by the well known dissident group ACTA [A Call To Action] who describe themselves as committed to the reforms of Vatican II and  "anxious about the future of the Church".  You can hear...

General Discussion (10)

If there’s something of interest in the news that’s not covered in one of the topic threads, or you have a question to ask, a comment you’d like to  make about anything under the sun, more or less, this is the thread for you. However, please check first, to ensure that you haven’t missed...

Who’s Afraid of Sedevacantism?

Recently, Father Anthony Cekada released a video entitled “Why Traditionalists Fear Sedevacantism”.  The video is a response to the soon-to-be-released book by John Salza and Robert Siscoe, True or False Pope. Interestingly, rather than demonstrating that Traditionalists fear Sedevacantism, Father Cekada’s remarks suggest that he fears Traditionalists critiques of Sedevacantism. Rather than responding to...

State Vs Parents – Scots Father Fights To Protect Family Against Authorities In Scotland AND Ireland…

Update: 19th January, 2016 Following a request from one blogger, Catherine, today's date, I have decided not to close this thread today after all, but will leave it open, with the rest, until the end of the month as usual.  This allows maximum time for Mr Docherty to respond to the questions raised in the...

Scots Bishops Favour Atheist Schools

A SENIOR Scottish Catholic Church figure has called for schools with an atheist ideology to be set up if demand from parents exists.  The church’s official spokesman Peter Kearney said “secular humanist” schools may be needed to satisfy society's desire to cater for all beliefs.  Writing in today’s Herald Mr Kearney also called for an expansion...

Vatican II: Revolution in the Church

As we begin the New Year of 2016, it seems a good idea to take a fresh look at the single most important event in the Catholic world, in the 20th century - the Second Vatican Council.  The above short video clip provides a brief overview of the Council and its revolutionary spirit. Have you...

Is Religious Liberty A Problem?

Comment Many, if not most, Catholics appear to think that as long as the members of various non-Catholic denominations and religions are "good people", then it doesn't matter if they belong to false religions. Why do they think that, even as they are purporting to celebrate the birth of the Saviour of the world?