Marriage

Feast of the Purification of Our Lady … The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple – Candlemas

Editor writes... In order to pay due tribute to Our Lady on this beautiful Feast, I tried to find the hymn O Purest of Creatures, sung to the tune with which, I believe, most of us in Scotland grew up. YouTube is awash with a very different tune, however, so I've had to settle for...

Africa: The Great Vatican II Success Story … Not!

From New Liturgical Movement... In a recent episode of “Word on Fire,” Bishop Barron responds to Ross Douthat’s two NYT pieces on Vatican II and its failure, by making two arguments: Argument #1: To blame the collapse of Catholicism in the West on Vatican II is a “post hoc propter hoc” fallacy.  [i.e. "after this, because of...

Is Govt Health Policy Masking More Than Faces?

From Spiked - The ideology of lockdown lingers on   Wait, we’re still being asked to save the NHS? To limit our lives so that we don’t get injured or sick and put pressure on this sacred institution? Nearly two years after the first lockdown, when we were put under house arrest to protect the NHS...

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,...

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...

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...

Synod on Synodality: Agenda…Undermine the Catholic Faith, “Update” it – Bishop Schneider

Editor writes... Much is made by the modernists of the need to listen to the Holy Spirit speaking to "us" in the Synod, but what they mean by "us" is actually them. The wreckers. They give a whole new meaning to "us and them".  Think about it; only 1% of Catholics are represented in the diocesan...

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...

Lay Catholics & Obedience: Limits of Priests’ Power

From Lifesitenews - extracts... The idea that the command of the superior is the command of God could be very dangerous unless it is remembered that it contains in itself this important limitation: that we should obey God rather than man (Acts 5:29). If we regard our bishop — as we should — as exercising...