Liturgy

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,...

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS): It Is No Longer Appropriate To Quote Parts of Bible in Public

From News Letter... A statement by the UK's main prosecution service that it is "no longer appropriate" to read parts of the Bible aloud in public has been dubbed "ill-judged" and "concerning". Evangelical activist David Smyth and barrister Gavin Millar were reacting to a little-noticed statement from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), made during a recent...

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...

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...

Cancel Culture Disgracefully Strikes Glasgow Conference Opposing Sexualisation of Children

From The Daily Sceptic...  Rev. William Philip writes... On Thursday I had an ‘SOS’ phone call from a friend asking whether a group could possibly hold a conference at our church in the centre of Glasgow on Saturday. The reason for such a last-minute request was that the group – Hands Up Scotland (HUS) – had...

“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...