Tag - mass

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...

Irish Bishop Bans Retired Priest for Preaching Catholic Morality [which is] “UnChristian”

From Breaking News Ireland... Priest 'to be taken off Masses' after Kerry bishops' rebuke of offending homily A priest who gave a widely condemned address in Co Kerry church over the weekend is to be prevented from saying Mass again after the Bishop of Kerry rebuked his comments as unchristian. Retired priest Fr Sean Sheehy told worshippers...

Why Are Catholics Refusing To Have Large Families… That, & Mass Mask-Wearing? Please!

From the Catholic Herald... I understand that Covid was scary for a lot of people but when exactly do parishioners intend on leaving the mask at home? My local church is quite small and like many churches there are more people there aged over 50 than under. There are some families with young children, but...

The Death of the Mass in Once-Catholic Ireland

From the YouTube Platform, comment written 6 days ago... My Dad who was from Mayo, used to tell me when he was a boy in the 1930s, of the men and women who would walk for miles to Sunday morning Mass. Some of the older ones would really struggle because they would have been fasting...

Holy Communion & Un-Holy Catholics – Ordained and Lay… How Does This Work?

John Farrell, a reader from south of the border, in England, Our Lady's Dowry, has submitted the following article for our consideration - he'd like some answers: some editorial comment has been injected, but all insights gratefully  received... John writes... Validity of Mass and Sacraments I believe that the Son of God, Jesus, is truly both man...

Feast of St John Ogilvie… And The Next Archbishop – What Does Glasgow Need?

https://youtu.be/xRGbnOrPBbM https://youtu.be/pwY9xDSk4S8 Comment:  The Videos... Neither of the above videos is absolutely accurate; in the first video the presenter omits the saint's words when he threw his rosary into the crowd just before he was hanged: "If there be here any hidden Catholics, let them pray for me but the prayers of heretics I will not have.”  Completely...

Irish Police State: What Kind of Catholic Would Report Priests For Offering Mass?

CAVAN, Ireland, November 19, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Irish police are threatening a Catholic priest with prosecution because of his refusal to turn people away when they arrived for Mass. Under the current law, the Irish government is expressly forbidding gatherings for “religious or other reasons” and threatening priests with a fine of €2,500 and/or six months imprisonment should they...

Converting to Catholicism: No Easy Task for a Protestant Pastor – Here’s Why…

Comment:  Keith Nester, the above speaker, made me wonder just how many people turn away from the Church due to the obstacles identified in the video. Happily, Mr Nester managed to get help to overcome the difficulties which he encountered, but how many others don't move beyond initial enquiries or experiences, discouraged because of the...

10/3: Feast of Scots Martyr St John Ogilvie – His Life/Death & Miracles Now Meaningless in Modern Scotland?

Background… John Ogilvie was the eldest son of Walter Ogilvie, a respected Calvinist who owned the estate of Drumnakeith in Banffshire. At the age of twelve he was sent to Europe to be educated. He attended a number of Benedictine establishments and eventually, he decided to become a Catholic. The first part of the 17th century...

Pope: We Don’t Need Priests for Mass…

September 13, 1917: Our Lady tells the children that in October, Our Lord will come, as well as Our Lady of Sorrows and Our Lady of Carmel. Also, Saint Joseph will appear with the Child Jesus in order to bless the world. About 30,000 people come to the Cova and again, many witness supernatural...