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

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