Politicians

Dangerous Green Encyclical Ready

   Summary Francis’s encyclical is expected to call for action on climate change  The pope has said he believes climate change is largely man-made A widely read Italian Catholic writer warns that action on climate change could lead to population control He cited Catholic doctrine that every life is sacred and cannot be sacrificed, even to save...

Homosexuality: Judge For Yourself…

There's a "new kid on the block" in the form of what looks to be an excellent new website full of  factual information on homosexuality. Below is the text from their home page. Check out the statistics - very interesting indeed, although not at all well known.  I wonder why not?      "Pope Francis made his...

Irish Bishops Embarrassingly Weak…

Below is the statement issued by the Irish Bishops ahead of the referendum in May on same-sex marriage.  It is truly cringeworthy stuff.  Editorial comment has been inserted, briefly, to highlight some of the key weaknesses. ‘Marriage is important – Reflect before you change it’ – Statement of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference 10...

Is The UK Population Thick?

Question Time is a TV forum for debate broadcast UK-wide from different locations on  BBC1 on Thursdays, after the 10pm news. I try to watch it, and manage to see it most weeks.  However, I find I'm watching it more and more merely to marvel at the sheer predictability of both questions, answers and the inevitable...

Assisted Suicide Bill: Protest in Edinburgh

Legal experts and the police said a law allowing assisted suicide in Scotland needed more clarity in order to remove the risk of someone being prosecuted. There is a "fine line" between assisting someone killing themselves and an act of euthanasia which could result in criminal charges, MSPs heard. The plans, contained in a backbench bill,...

Media Silence: Christians Persecuted in Iraq – Not That You’d Ever Guess…

The plight of Christians and other minority groups in northern Iraq has taken a turn for the worse, according to reports, as thousands fleeing regions controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, have been robbed of their possessions at ISIS checkpoints. ISIS, a Sunni extremist group that advocates Islamic Shariah law, is reportedly persecuting...