Hierarchy

The Scottish Bishops support a “tolerant” & “liberal” society… Really?

Remember this? Anti-Catholic Culture Reigns In Scotland - the press release from the Scottish Catholic Media Office which featured on our blog back in June, 2017 claiming that "a culture of fear prevents people from being open about their [Catholic] faith in Scotland"?  Anthony Horan, Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Office, that is he...

Scottish Bishops Punish Faithful With Annual Reminder of Abuse Scandals

From the Scottish Catholic Observer... Church establishes yearly Day of Prayer for victims of abuse The Bishops of Scotland [pictured above] have established A Day of Prayer for those who have suffered abuse, to be marked on the Friday following Ash Wednesday. The Church issued resources to every parish in Scotland to be used this Friday, March...

Archbishop of Glasgow On “Low Level of Catholic Formation” … So What?

Below, the text of the Pastoral Letter sent from the Archbishop of Glasgow to be read in all parishes tomorrow, Sunday, 3rd March, 2019.  Underneath the Pastoral Letter, is the text of the ad clerum - that is his letter to priests - on the same subject.  Compare the two - and weep! ARCHDIOCESE OF...

21/2: Vatican Summit on Clergy Sex Abuse – Mere Window Dressing?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rP_XPi-7go Today, the Vatican summit begins, called supposedly to address the avalanche of scandals caused by priests and bishops abusing minors (or covering up abuse of minors.) Trouble is, it's not only minors who are being abused, but young men, including seminarians, and the conference organisers include Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago who is, shall we...

America: Cardinal McCarrick Laicised

Pope Defrocks Theodore McCarrick, Ex-Cardinal Accused of Sexual Abuse Theodore E. McCarrick, a former cardinal and archbishop of Washington, was expelled from the priesthood after he was found guilty of sexual abuse. Pope Francis has expelled Theodore E. McCarrick, a former cardinal and archbishop of Washington, from the priesthood, after an expedited canonical process that found...

Sermon: “Poor Quality Catholicism” – A Traditional Priest Hits Home…

A reader in England alerted me to this sermon, available online, so thank you, John.  Fr Sebastian Wall SSPX Father Sebastian Wall (pictured left) is a priest of the Society of St Pius X;  he is the Society Prior in Scotland, serving the SSPX churches in Glasgow and Edinburgh but he also supplies at the Gateshead...

Church Authority – Who Decides Which Apparitions Are True?

Editor writes... The reported visions at Fátima gathered widespread attention, as numerous pilgrims began to visit the site. After a canonical inquiry, the Bishop of Leiria-Fátima officially declared the visions of Fátima as "worthy of belief" in October 1930, officially permitting the belief of Our Lady of Fátima. From time to time, I find myself in...

Church Crisis/Duties of State: how do we make the best use of our time?

Editor writes... Since the announcement that this blog will close permanently at the beginning of next summer, there has been some interesting discussion (on the "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us" (Lord of the Rings) Christmas thread) about the use of blogging as a means of...

Is Pope Francis right to think he will “go down in history” as a Schismatic? Gulp!

Extracts below, from Christian Order February 2018 editorial: Francis is So Bad, He's Good   “If we speak explicitly, ...what a terrible mess we will make. So we won’t speak plainly." (Pope Francis) “Let what you say be simply `Yes' or `No'; anything more than this comes from evil.”       (Jesus Christ) As underlined...