Reformation

9th July: Feast of SS John Fisher & Thomas More – Pray for the Church!

Martyrdom of St John Fisher (Bishop) From the YouTube platform... These were his actual last words: "Christian people, I am come hither to die for the faith of Christ's Holy Catholic Church; and, I thank God, hitherto my stomach hath served me very well thereunto, so that yet I have not feared death; wherefore I desire...

Theft of Mary Queen of Scots’ Rosary – Immeasurable in Financial Terms…

From National Catholic Register... Mary, Queen of Scots, also known as Mary Stuart, carried the rosary beads to her execution at Fotheringhay Castle in Northamptonshire on Feb. 8, 1587. Portrait of Mary Queen of Scots. (photo: Anonymous / Public Domain)  CNA StaffWorldMay 26, 2021 WEST SUSSEX, England — The theft of the gold rosary that Mary, Queen of Scots...

Nicola Sturgeon Denounces “Vile Anti-Catholic Prejudice” But Will She ACT?

From the Scottish Sun... A dispersal order had to be issued as officers in riot gear battled with boozed-up fans refusing to leave and were pelted with missiles as others heckled and set off smoke bombs. Over 20 arrests were made and three were officers injured as bloody and chaotic images emerged from over the city...

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...

Archbishop of Glasgow: “The Church has never said that [anyone] is in Hell” … Eh?

The following reflection, dated 22 November, 2020, is taken from the website of the Archdiocese of Glasgow - editorial comment added... COVID restrictions and salvation Archbishop Philip Tartaglia In a far-reaching reflection this week, Archbishop Philip considers the new pandemic restrictions, our duty to live with charity and solidarity during this period, and our final judgement by...

Protestant Attends Mass While Catholics Watch Online – Legacy of Lockdown …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubPORvtDwSE Comment:  There's no mistaking the sincerity of the young Protestant Evangelical in the above video.  He very accurately summarises the differences between the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) and the novus ordo (NO).  One mistake which he makes - a very common mistake - is to think that "the Church" is not "one".   He misunderstands the difference...

Elaine Smith, MSP on Contribution of Catholic Schools in Scotland… Priceless!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4UNVA1kYGs Comment:  Present in the public gallery watching this recent discussion in the Scottish Parliament, we see Leo Cushley, the Archbishop of St Andrew's & Edinburgh, Barbara Coupar, the Director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES), and a group of students.  Not one  item on Elaine Smith's list singles out Catholic schools as being any different...

Can Only Catholics Be Saved? Really?

American Blogger, Margaret USA, is keen for us to discuss the following article, taken from One Peter Five blog... "... thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven....

25/10: Feast of the 40 Martyrs of England & Wales… So what?

After King Henry VIII proclaimed himself supreme head of the Church in England and Wales, a violent wave of anti-Catholic persecution began - and lasted over a century. It started with the executions of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, but didn't end there. Hundreds were killed between 1535 and 1679; the Church recognized...

Pentecost NOT “Birth of the Church”

Editor: it is a common error, repeated often in homilies/sermons, that the Church was "born" at Pentecost.  We need only recall the Petrine verses in the Gospel, and Christ's final command to his apostles prior to his Ascension into Heaven: "Go out into the whole world and baptize..." to recognise that this claim is...