Tag - catholics

“Blessed are the peacemakers”… Should Catholics Shun Hong Kong Protests ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIjAVru_Myg While our site statistics show we have fairly regular visits from both China and Hong Kong, it strikes me that we've never discussed the current volatile situation in Hong Kong.  While the news media in the UK restricts itself to reporting, narrowly, on "the protests", a quick Google search reveals that Catholics are actively...

USA Shootings in Texas & Ohio: Can These Massacres Be Prevented? How?

We discussed the subject of gun ownership in the USA back in 2015  here Watching the news reports over this weekend, of the mass shootings in two American towns, it is unfathomable to many of us that  people of faith support, and even advocate, gun ownership - perhaps because it has never been the culture...

Muslim, Not Catholic, Parents Fight LGBT Indoctrination in Schools…

    Sky News broadcast a segment on the "culture clash" in UK classrooms this morning, focusing on the fact that the protest against the sympathetic portrayal of LGBT issues/same-sex "families" which began in Birmingham has now spread across England. Click here to read the Sky News report, and see small video clips.  These good Muslim parents...

Catholics & Comic Relief – No Go!

From LifeNews.com This Friday is Red Nose Day, the biannual fundraising extravaganza for Comic Relief. There has been controversy about the event this year, with MP  David Lammy saying that Stacey Dooley was promoting a “white saviour” mentality with her Instagram photo of her holding a child in Uganda. There are certainly questions to...

The Morality of Driverless Cars…

Comment: Today, the Westminster Chancellor reveals his budget. He is expected to prioritise investment in driverless cars.  Reportedly, these will be on the road by 2021. Should a Catholic buy a driverless car? Check out the short, 4 minutes video clip to consider some of the ethical and moral issues involved.  Would you buy one?  Take...

Is Watching TV Sinful?

“A child came to confession one day and accused himself of having serious temptations against the angelical virtue, perhaps even of having given in, by thoughts and, who knows, maybe in actions. However, the priest sought the cause of such a misfortune: "So, do you have television at home?" he asked.  The child had to...

Are Very Few Catholics Saved?

The Little Number of Those Who Are Saved by St Leonard of Port Maurice The extract below from the famous sermon of  St Leonard is published in the Education section of our xurrent newsletter. It will be continued in our next edition. In the meantime, we thought it would be interesting to discuss it here. Does the...