Protect the Pope: Closing for Holy Week

Just to let you know that I am not intending to post over the Holy Week and Easter break.

However, as I ‘close’ I would like to share with you some quotes which Nick shared with me today:

Blessed John Paul II speaking in 1980.

“We must be prepared to undergo great trials in the . . . → Read More: Protect the Pope: Closing for Holy Week

Pope Francis condemns abortion as the beginning of the commoditisation of people

In an address to politicians and pro-life activists Pope Francis sets the horror of abortion in its true sphere – the reduction of man to a commodity.

“If you look at life as something that is consumed it will also be something that sooner or later you can throw away, with abortion to begin with. . . . → Read More: Pope Francis condemns abortion as the beginning of the commoditisation of people

Quoting a teacher about secularism Pope Francis says, ‘I don’t know if we’re sending the kids to school or a re-education camp’

On Friday in his audience with the BICE [International Catholic Child Bureau] Pope Francis spoke about his commitment to promoting the protection of children’s rights, especially in view of the sex abuse scandals.  The area of physical protection has perhaps been more reported in the media than the wider concern that the Pope also showed . . . → Read More: Quoting a teacher about secularism Pope Francis says, ‘I don’t know if we’re sending the kids to school or a re-education camp’

An account of dissent and political correctness at an Archdiocese of Westminster CCRS study day for teachers by Patrick Lawler

POSTED BY Patrick Lawler

“One of the teaching days on the Westminster CCRS course I attended was specifically for teachers in ‘Catholic’ (you’ll see why I place it in parentheses as we go along) diocesan schools, mostly primary schools, as it turned out but with a few from secondary. The theme of the day was . . . → Read More: An account of dissent and political correctness at an Archdiocese of Westminster CCRS study day for teachers by Patrick Lawler

New Evangelisation with the Extraordinary Form at St. Walburge’s church, Preston

POSTED BY jim Aherne

All just want to share my joy and appreciation at the news that the Institute of Christ The King are to run St Walburghs in Preston as a Traditional parish in the city.This is wonderful.I am grateful to the Bishop and the Diocese. Time this iconic Catholic Church enjoyed some special . . . → Read More: New Evangelisation with the Extraordinary Form at St. Walburge’s church, Preston

Christianity is not a philosophy, or a self-help programme, or education or a peace movement, says Pope Francis

Christianity is not a philosophy, or a self-help programme, or education or a peace movement, says Pope Francis

“Christianity is not a philosophical doctrine; it’s not a programme for life survival or education, or for peace-making.  These are consequences.  Christianity is a person, a person raised on the Cross, a person who annihilated himself to . . . → Read More: Christianity is not a philosophy, or a self-help programme, or education or a peace movement, says Pope Francis

Stop trying to impose your politically correct intolerance on a Christian country, government minister tells atheists

Stop trying to impose your politically correct intolerance on a Christian country, government minister tells atheists

Eric Pickles, David Cameron’s Communities Secretary, has told militant atheists to stop trying to impose their politically correct intolerance on the UK:

“I’ve stopped an attempt by militant atheists to ban councils having prayers at the start of . . . → Read More: Stop trying to impose your politically correct intolerance on a Christian country, government minister tells atheists

Hollywood celebrity looks forward to religion being treated like racism

Hollywood celebrity looks forward to religion being treated like racism

Chris O’Dowd, Hollywood celebrity and ‘comedian’ has told GQ magazine that as an atheist he looks forward to the time when religion is treated like racism:

‘as time goes on, weirdly, I’m growing less liberal. I’m more like, ‘No, religion is ruining the world, you . . . → Read More: Hollywood celebrity looks forward to religion being treated like racism

Pastoral Letter from Joseph Caiaphas

POSTED BY Joseph Caiaphas (???)

“His Eminence Joseph ben Caiaphas the High Priest writes:

I apologise for having to trouble you in this way, as we approach the sacred festivities. Regrettably, we are experiencing considerable difficulty with some of the more recent members of the Sacred Sanhedrin, who seem determined to take an undesirably stringent . . . → Read More: Pastoral Letter from Joseph Caiaphas

Pope Francis urges African bishops to educate people in chastity to prevent AIDS

Pope Francis urges African bishops to educate people in chastity to prevent AIDS

Pope Francis spoke of “the great challenge facing God’s people in Tanzania in our day: to give a compelling witness to the loving redemption of humanity by Jesus Christ experienced and celebrated by the community of believers in the Church. Here I . . . → Read More: Pope Francis urges African bishops to educate people in chastity to prevent AIDS