Bishops

Neil Oliver: Cancel Christmas? Just Try!

Editor writes... I've never thought of Neil Oliver as a "devout Christian".  Yet, in the above monologue, he puts just about every clergyman in the land to shame by his stout defence of Christmas and the Christian heritage of the west; he issues a stark warning - after the fashion of the Old Testament prophets...

On Fire for the Faith… Anyone?

Editor writes... As regulars on this blog know, I'm no fan of Church Militant, and that for a number of reasons.  However, the "Fulton Sheen incident" recounted by Michael Voris in the above video (which I stumbled across this morning on YouTube) - an incident to which he was an eye and ear witness -...

England & Wales: Christians Now A Minority – Surprised, Anyone? Does God Actually Care?

Christians now a minority in England and Wales - The News... By AFP November 30, 2022 LONDON, United Kingdom: Fewer than half of people in England and Wales identify as Christian, according to census data released on Tuesday, underlining a landmark shift towards secularism in multicultural Britain. The findings from the 10-yearly census, carried out in 2021,...

Scottish Diocese Welcomes Community of Marian Franciscans – Thank You So Much, Bishop Robson!

From the website of the Diocese of Dunkeld The Lawside site, the original campus of Lawside Academy and the Mercy Convent has been up for sale for a good while now, as the Convent and Pastoral Centre have become sadly surplus to requirement. Once the Mercy Sisters diminished in numbers and left the Diocese of Dunkeld,...

Cardinal Zen Found Guilty by Court of Atheistic Chinese Communist Government: Vatican Silent

Online Commentator writes...  If Christ were to appear before Zen in prison and ask: “Why are you here?” I’m sure Zen would fall to his knees and say: “Because I love you, Lord.” Editor writes... There are no words to describe the shocking dereliction of papal duty towards this 90-year-old Cardinal of the Church. If anyone can...

Cardinal Requests Encyclical on Gender Ideology… Can We Have One On The Easter Bunny As Well?

(ZENIT News / Rome, 21.11.2022).- During November the Dutch Bishops have carried out their ad Limina Apostolorum visit to the Holy Father, which all Episcopates worldwide do every five years. The leader of the Dutch Episcopate, Cardinal Willem (Wim) Jacobus Eijk, Archbishop of Utrecht, made a special request to Pope Francis: an encyclical on gender ideology. The proposal...

Supreme Court Rules Against SNP: No Second Referendum Without UK Permission – Ouch!

From the Daily Record... Nicola Sturgeon's plan to hold an independence referendum next year has suffered a major set-back after judges ruled the Scottish Parliament does not have the required legal powers. The Supreme Court in London issued its long-awaited ruling today after hearing arguments from lawyers representing Westminster and Holyrood last month. Nicola Sturgeon ordered Scotland's...

Preaching? Sermons? Homilies? Who Needs ‘Em?

Editor writes... Over the years, annoyed by the lengthy sermons of seemingly egocentric priests who love the sound of their own voice, some people have expressed the opinion that sermons should be done away with altogether. I remember, too, reading an article penned by a priest some years ago, arguing that homilies should not be about...

“Saint” Catherine of Aragon: Defender of Traditional Marriage? Or Blow to Ecumenism?

From the Catholic Herald...  Katherine of Aragon should be a saint by Laura Perrins “The voices had ceased now. She was all alone at the top of the tower, with no one to attend her. She had not eaten, but that did not matter, for she was not hungry. She tried to pray, but was...

Infiltration of the Church – Conspiracy theory?

Editor writes... One commentator on YouTube writes:  "I have no intention of leaving the Catholic Church, I go to Mass and Adoration weekly. I am staying close to Jesus. I pray for the Church....but, God help these evil people trying to bring her down. I sincerely hope they repent before it is too late." One of...