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Broadcasting Media putting brakes on BREXIT: UK Likely to Remain Prisoner of the EU – Pray Urgently!

Editor writes... It's now very clear today, with news of the latest Sky Data poll apparently showing a dramatic change in the public mood with more people changing their minds about leaving, and thinking we ought to stay in the EU, that my own personal prophesy, when the referendum was announced in 2016, is apparently...

Transgenderism: Is It Child Abuse?

Are children as young as 11 really capable of making life-changing decisions about their gender? Nine young people who all share a remarkable bond. Their stories raise one of the most controversial questions of our age... 1)   Charity Mermaids says it has more than 5,900 queries about exploring gender 2)   They have organised...

Thinking Through Catholic Truth…

The above is the self-explanatory  introduction to our new series, "Thinking Through Catholic Truth - The Big Questions... Answered". Topics already in the pipeline include Scripture, Spirituality, Catholic education  and the "Institutional Church".   If you have a topic you'd like covered tell us in the comments, or if you would like to participate in any...

Are Catholics Naïve About The Media?

Comment: Nobody trusts the media today - apparently opinion polls show that journalists and politicians are neck and neck in sharing the public's dismal opinion about their integrity.  Yet, generally speaking Catholics seem to believe whatever they are told, judging by recent high profile controversies. The Catholic hierarchy generally go along with the popular view,...

Questions: Would YOU “Ask Father”?

Our American blogger, RCA Victor, writes... Following up on the notion that the CT blog could be a sort of cyber-parish for modern Catholics, esp. as a source of orthodox catechesis, here’s a thought: Is there a traditional priest up your sleeve who would be willing to answer questions from readers in the form of...

Catholic Social Teaching Supports Trump’s Challenges To the Media…

From Crisis... It is not an overstatement to say that the time of the Trump presidency has been one of protracted struggle between the national administration and most of the media. To be sure, the press and the electronic media have faced off with presidential administrations for a long time. Actually, the press has had...

Confronting The “Gay” Priest Problem…

From The Catholic Thing... Recently, a priest who was prominent in the pastoral care of those with sex addictions received his fifteen minutes of fame when he revealed to his congregation at a Sunday Mass and to the National Catholic Reporter that he was “gay.” According to news reports, his self-congratulation was met with thunderous...

Sky News Owes Catholic Church Apology

I walked into my living room this morning, just as the journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown was saying: "The problem is, Catholicism is making women have babies." I immediately rang Sky to lodge a complaint about this blatant bias, and then emailed viewer@sky.uk as follows: Dear Sir/Madam, I was appalled to hear the journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown on the...

Cult of Facebook Versus Catholic Faith?

I regularly hear parental concerns about the dangerously intrusive and addictive nature of Facebook, and, indeed, social media generally.  I've heard a variety of opinions expressed and examples given of the harm it can do to family life, but the most shocking remark came from a teenager (from a good Catholic family) who intimated that it...