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

Those breaking (an Act of Parliament) will “face possible arrest, fines or even imprisonment—unless it is the Abortion Act 1967”, says Baroness Knight

Last week the House of Lord held a short debate asking government to investigate reported law breaking by abortionists. This rare and important debate received little coverage by the media.

The proposal of the debate held on the 3rd of April was ‘To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to investigate reported . . . → Read More: Those breaking (an Act of Parliament) will “face possible arrest, fines or even imprisonment—unless it is the Abortion Act 1967”, says Baroness Knight

Cleave to Christ

POSTED BY Michael B Rooke

Cleave to Christ

“In a recent Post to ‘Protect the Pope’ Ian of England wrote that ‘we must cleave to Christ’

The English word ‘cleave’ has two quite opposite meanings.[1] One is to split and the other stick or adhere to. In terms of etymology it would seem that two . . . → Read More: Cleave to Christ

Pope Francis speaks about the persecution of Christians under secularism and other violent ideologies

During his Friday homily Pope Francis spoke about the persecution of Christians under secularism and other violent ideologies:

“All the people whom the Holy Spirit chooses to tell the truth to the People of God suffer persecution,” said Pope Francis – and Jesus “is precisely the model, the icon.” The Lord took upon Himself “all . . . → Read More: Pope Francis speaks about the persecution of Christians under secularism and other violent ideologies

This week Pope Francis emphasises five times that marriage is the union of man and woman

In the following extract from a short address the Holy Father gave last week, he has used the phrase ‘man and woman’ five times in respect of matrimony.

The image of God is the married couple: the man and the woman; not only the man, not only the woman, but both of them together. This . . . → Read More: This week Pope Francis emphasises five times that marriage is the union of man and woman

The Divorced/Remarried, the Real Presence and Holy Communion. A Reflection by Jacobi

POSTED BY Jacobi

“In June 2012, Pope Benedict urged the divorced but remarried, to continue to attend Mass even though they cannot receive absolution and Holy Communion. That is sound Catholicism. The problem, given the now near universal reception of Holy Communion at every Mass, is that anyone not receiving, for whatever reason, “stands out”.

. . . → Read More: The Divorced/Remarried, the Real Presence and Holy Communion. A Reflection by Jacobi

Cardinal Nichols’ right hand man approved Greg Pope’s rejection of Bishop Egan’s defence of Church teaching

Hilary White of LifeSiteNews has received a message from the bishops’ conference’s media office informing her that the General Secretary of the Bishop’s Conference approved Greg Pope’s rejection of Bishop Egan’s teaching about denying communion to pro-abort & SSM politicians. Mgr Marcus Stock is the General Secretary of the Bishops’ Conference.

LifeSiteNews reports:

‘Today the media . . . → Read More: Cardinal Nichols’ right hand man approved Greg Pope’s rejection of Bishop Egan’s defence of Church teaching

ACTA: ‘a dynamic voice for the laity, religious and clerical People of God’?

POSTED BY Bob Hayes

“Aspects of the agenda for ACTA’s ‘National Leadership Team’ meeting on 30 March give the clearest indication yet that the organisation seeks to break-up the Universal Church into autonomous national ‘churches’, establish an alternative ‘magisterium’ and usurp the authority of the successors to the Apostles.

The full text from the website . . . → Read More: ACTA: ‘a dynamic voice for the laity, religious and clerical People of God’?

Archbishop Longley congratulates Cardinal Nichols for recent appointments of bishops

Archbishop Bernard Longley’s address at Mass of Welcome – Cardinal Vincent Nichols

St Chad’s Cathedral   30 March 2014

 

‘I am delighted that Bishop Declan Lang of Clifton and Bishop Malcolm McMahon of Nottingham are with us for this celebration – and I take this opportunity to offer our congratulations to Bishop Malcolm on his . . . → Read More: Archbishop Longley congratulates Cardinal Nichols for recent appointments of bishops