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Teachers: those who instruct many in virtue, will shine like bright stars for all eternity (Dan 11:33)

Blogger Leitourgos writes:  [I've been] thinking about a possible topic for those lighter threads which occasionally appear in the blog and which I find very enjoyable. We all have a great debt towards our teachers. I certainly was extremely lucky, no blessed, with my primary school teachers who not only taught me to read, but...

What’s Going on in the USA? Roe Vs Wade: Leaks, Violence, Attacks on Catholic churches – What*?*!

Editor writes... Clearly, overturning the Roe Vs Wade ruling won't make abortion illegal in the USA.  It just returns the power to legislate for it, to each individual State.  So, given the stramash being caused by the Left right now, what on EARTH would it be like if overturning Roe Vs Wade actually did outlaw...

5 May: Feast of Pope Saint Pius V – Great Reformer

Editor writes... This great Pope-Saint, Pius V, is known as the Pope of the Rosary, as well as a great reformer pope. Click here to read more... We should ask his intercession for Pope Francis - who is seeking the title of "great reformer" but for a very different type of reform!  Pope Francis' successor will, hopefully,...

Catholic Actors Must NOT Engage in Scripts/Scenes Offensive to God: A Real Turn-Off

Editor  writes... I agree 99% with the "Catholic Wife", although I would make no exceptions; even if we think something may not affect us, the Devil knows better.  We are all subject to our fallen human nature, and so I'd be exhorting us all to steer well clear of films like "Fr Stu" - about...

Ecumenical Scottish Bishops & Church of Scotland – Declaration of (Fake) Friendship

Catholic Church and Church of Scotland release “Declaration of Friendship”. 28 April 2022 The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland will be invited to welcome an historic Declaration of Friendship with the Catholic Church in Scotland that offers ‘a decisive and irrevocable statement of our friendship with one another, based on our shared faith in...

From Covid-Con to Climate-Con…

Arctic Ice is Not “Rapidly Vanishing” – Study Finds Similar Trends Over At Least 200 Years Whisper it quietly, but Arctic ice is making a comeback. The coverage is now very close to the 1991-2020 average, well above a 2012 low point and higher than 2020. According to the latest report from Copernicus, the EU’s Earth...

Why Are Catholics Refusing To Have Large Families… That, & Mass Mask-Wearing? Please!

From the Catholic Herald... I understand that Covid was scary for a lot of people but when exactly do parishioners intend on leaving the mask at home? My local church is quite small and like many churches there are more people there aged over 50 than under. There are some families with young children, but...

Woke Pope Francis: Catholics Are Racists

From Complicit Clergy  “Refugees are subdivided,” the pontiff declared during a lengthy Good Friday interview on Italian television. “There’s first class, second class, skin colour, [whether] they come from a developed country [or] one that is not developed.” “We are racists, we are racists. And this is bad,” the pope stated. As he has done on other occasions,...

China’s Ongoing Persecution of The Church

From the Rorate Caeli blog... Hong Kong Catholic priest speaks out publicly for the first time about the persecution of the Church in China (The following was published in The Wanderer Catholic Newspaper on March 10 and marks the first time Father Woo chose to speak out publicly about the persecution of the Church in his native...

SSPX Priests in Scotland Reject Pope Pius XII Revised Holy Week Services – Serious Concerns

Martin Blackshaw, aka blogger Athanasius, comments on the Holy Week services this year... On November 16, 1955, The Sacred Congregation of Rites published the Decree Maxima Redemptionis Nostrae Mysteria, sub-headed "The General Decree for the Revised order of Holy Week as promulgated by Pope Pius XII". To emphasise the authority with which the Supreme Pontiff was...