Saturday, 15 March 2014

When is a life not a life?

This week on Radio Two there was a fascinating discussion. 

It revolved around the case of a mum who had consumed alcohol whilst pregnant resulting in her child having a condition akin to mild brain damage. 

During the show we were informed that apparently this happens more often than you think, primarily with alcoholics and drug addicts. 

During the debate the unborn child was referred to as the unborn child, the baby etc. not once did we get the euphemisms of "foetus" or the frankly offensive "clump of cells."

Of course the idea of a mum harming her unborn child with repercussions for the life if that child has huge consequences and these weren't lost on the bbc. On Radio 5 Live a solicitor was asked if the mum had a "right to choose" as it was "her body" - a logical extension of the abortionists' myth, and rightly swiped aside by the solicitor. He asserted that the child has a future and the mother has no right to impose her short term gratification on the long-term health of the baby/child/person. 

How much moreso the mum who destroys the life of the baby, taking away the entire future of a person? Or of course the father who bullies and threatens the mother into killing the child? If a man in the street did that we'd call it "infanticide."

Being the BBC I'm sure they will move on from this, ignore it and move back to their cultural Marxism and purposefully whitewashing the mass murder of generations. 

Yet for a moment we had a glimpse of a society that actually cares for the rights of children and in the belief of the hopeful future of every child. And it was refreshingly optimistic. 

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Sodom & Gomorrah - Lest We Forget

An interesting article for all Catholics and all 'men of good will.'

The media like to paint "sexual morality" as personal, but it clearly has ramifications for wider society, as the collapse of marriage has shown via easy divorce, co-habitation, abortion - and now "gay marriage."

I'm sure the inhabitants of Sodom thought they were easy-going, advanced, liberal, free-thinking, popular, wealthy & above the laws of God... and perhaps even mocked Him. 

Lessons for us all.

Below: sulphur & brimstone found at the site of the "five cities of the plain."

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Nazi Glitterballs, Gay Rights & the Sochi Olympics

To all the liberals screeching about the Olympics date, I ask why:

There is no uproar of America's policy of gassing people with the mental age if a child. 

There is no uproar over America's allies in the "war on terror" who have laws outlawing homosexuality. 

There is no uproar over China using political prisoners (inc Christians) & labour camps to make goods for 'the West' & the big businesses that grow fat on the profits. 

No. The BBC (& the NY Times etc) would rather go on and on (and on) about a law which is almost identical to the uk law prior to circa 1999 (hardly a time when homosexuals were hanging from lampposts). 

It is also a law which over 80% of Russians support. Is there any law in Britain so popular? 

Just last week a BBC programme reported from a "gay" club in Russia. My! How repressive to have clubs where homosexuals can go and fraternise. 

Am I alone in being sick to the back teeth of the BBC obsession with "gay" rights and especially in regard to Russia? When Stephen "Bless" Fry compares Russia to Nazi Germany you know things are getting silly. 

I bet the homosexuals in those "gay" clubs can't believe just how similar to Auschwitz the dance floor is. 

Glitterballs? Oh the horror!

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Medieval Ignorance & Julian Assange

Sorry I'm being deliberately naughty. The headline should read ignorance of the medieval. 

You see some truly ignorant people,and some bigots (and I'm not sure which Julian Assange is), think that medieval people were ignorant of the Latin Mass, their Faith in general and kept obsequious by the priestly overlords. 

Now let's skip the fact that these people grew up as Catholics and went to Mass weekly, if not daily, and partook in many Feast Days (hence 'Merrie England'). 

There is little doubt they would have been imbued in their Faith from the cradle to the grave. 

And the priestly overlords? Well in a society that was strictly hierarchical, just as the Lords kept the power of the King in check from below, as the Pope kept the power of the Kings in check from above, the priests could speak out for the sheep in their flock against possible abuses by Lords, as Bishops could speak out from above. 

As Cobbett also made clear the "power" of the monasteries was also to provide succour to the impoverished, elderly, farm tenants and more. 

After the "Reformation" the greedy Lords grabbed the land, enclosed it and created more poverty which ultimately led to the slums if the industrial revolution. 

But above all else if we're to believe the lies of the stupid or the evil, i.e. that the "priestly class" lorded it over serfs whom they kept ignorant, can we ask why churches (which in medieval times were full of murals) had depictions of priests (and bishops) going to heaven - and hell!

If the priests wanted the faithful to all but worship them and regard them as all powerful, why would they remind the people that hell has its fair share of priests & bishops too?

That would make no sense, Mr Assange. But then neither would the Seal of Confession...

Oh. It's all starting to unravel isn't it? 

The Beetle Named after the Virgin Mary

I never knew the Ladybird was named after Our Lady. 

Wikipedia says:

The name "ladybird" originated in Britain where the insects became known as 'Our Lady's bird or the Lady beetle.[9][10] Mary (Our Lady) was often depicted wearing a red cloak in early paintings, and the spots of the seven-spot ladybird (the most common in Europe) were said to symbolise her seven joys and seven sorrows.[9] In the United States, the name was adapted to "ladybug". Common names in other European languages have the same association, for example, the German nameMarienkäfer translates to Marybeetle.[11]

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Of Beating Hearts & Accents

There's a programme on Radio 4 called The Unbelievable Truth which is very funny. The basic premise is that each comedian on the panel has to give a talk full of whopping fibs, wherein he has to hide 5 strange/unknown truths. 

In the latest episode one of the panellists gets caught out stating that babies cry in accents. The chairman of the show, David Mitchell then cut in to say a study in a German university in 2007 found that babies started imitating the accent of their mum, in the womb!

So we have a child crying with an accent to copy & bond with his mum, yet still liberals would have us think this isn't a life, and can be burnt or ripped apart in what they euphemistically call a "termination" in an effort to whitewash a disgusting and murderous deed. 

Abortion really is murder. 

Monday, 6 January 2014

Back in work today?

Feeling depressed? Monday morning blues?

Here's a pic of some Spanish Catholic monarchs to cheer you up. 


Friday, 20 December 2013

Duck Dynasty, Sin & Medialand

A working man speaks his mind on the reality of the Bible and opposing sin in its many firms and he gets kicked off a TV show. 

Meanwhile druggies, roidsters, degenerates and the foul-mouthed are lauded on our tv screens. 


Saturday, 23 November 2013

Human Rights in Arabia?

[Western] countries... consider "human rights" as a marketing slogan and not a true principle according to which it behaves."

Michel Aoun, Lebanese Christian former C-in-C. 

Saturday, 16 November 2013

A Catholic Cat Story

I have long heard how Catholic bloggers are a bit Cataholic. That is to say certain blogs are quite sure to contain references to eucharistic monsters, Latin, Vatican 2, cats and what an error women's suffrage was. 

OK I made that last one up. Please don't tell the Missus. 

To ensure then I get a wider readership & enjoy the boon companionship of my blogging confreres (and er con-soeurs...) I am happy to include this picture.

It shows a medieval manuscript with the unmistakable addition of paw prints from an errant feline. The more times change eh?

And if you enjoyed this post tell your Cataholic friends about my humble blog. I can't promise a sense of fulfilment or regular cat posts, but I will purr contentedly when I see the visitor numbers increase. I would say I'd be like "the cat that got the cream" but I think we can all agree that would be a step too far and bordering on nauseating. I'll leave that to bishop conferences' statements on ecumenical dialogue.

Lol (that's there to secure the youth audience too, innit). 

Orwell on Christianity

"One cannot have any worthwhile picture of the future unless one realises how much we have lost by the decay of Christianity."- George Orwell

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Who decides church teaching?

This pic is from last week's copy of The Universe. 

First we had collegiality & with it liberalness crept in, especially in "the West" where some Bishops were closet, ahem, pro-homosexuals. 

Now we have some form of questionnaire. No doubt ignored by most, but taken up with gusto by pressure groups & vested interests. 

Is our Faith up for debate? If so why isn't the Latin Mass mentioned? And why do I get the feeling this is all part of their Lordships slide into media-friendly heresy-embracing PR?

Do Catholics need to vote on "gay marriage" and what if 99% said they approve of sodomy and evil? Would that make it ok? Would that negate the Bible? The Magisterium? The Popes? The Saints?

I suppose I'm asking the question - is the Church a democracy? If it is do the Church suffering and triumphant have their say?

When we need clear leadership, clear dogma, clear teaching and clear morals, I'm sad to say this LOOKS like more 70s-style fudge and error. 

I really hope I'm wrong and that their Lordships will defend our Faith and fight to save souls.