Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Gay Marriage in France

The French "gay marriage" was nothing more than a political stunt.

We should pray for the souls involved, because they are on a road that leads to Hell.

God help France!

No Islamic Prayers in Catholic Schools

Please go here to add your name to a letter to the Archbishop of Westminster to stop Catholic Schools providing "prayer rooms" for Muslims:

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Linen on the Hedgerow

The Day of the Gay Pagan

Had to deal with someone in work today called "Gay Pagan". OK, so she's American... But really?!

I had to resist asking her if she was an Episcopalian "Bishop". 

Monday, 27 May 2013

Croatia and "Gay Marriage"

An interesting article.

In this case the people are able to jettison the ridiculous attempts by yet another government to undermine or destroy marriage.

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Croatians Fight Back

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Really BBC? Is Northern Ireland so Liberal?

Only the BBC could go to Belfast and find the most liberal audience on matters of faith & morals. 

A paedophile apologist sat on the top table (Tatchell wrote a letter to The Guardian in 1997 excusing sex with 9 year olds) and was clapped, whilst a pro-marriage MP (Ian Paisley Jr no less!) was supported by a handful. 

Lets not even mention the "right on" non-Catholic claptrap espoused by Sinn Fein's spokesman. 

Chatting about this to one of my children we couldn't figure out how, given even the most slanted polling puts those in favour of "gay marriage" (sic) at 70%, the BBC manages to put up an audience in one of most Catholic and Protestant places in the UK, and gets it split 95 to 5. 

That's not mention the fact that virtually every single presenter and guest (bar a handful of Tory MPs) on the BBC is in favour of the extreme homosexual agenda. 

If you believed the spin, UKIP wouldn't be surging in the poles, the population wouldn't be broadly split (in fact most want no change when told homosexuals get no extra rights). 

This is a culture war. The enemies of marriage are trying to bulldoze all opposition. The mad extremists are trying to paint defenders of marriages as "bigots" akin to KKK lynch mobs. In reality once this law is passed, it will be Christian teachers, registrars, council workers etc who face the sack for not believing in their laughable oxymoron. 

Marriage has always been and will always be, between a man and a woman. Anything else is an abomination. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. 

Sunday, 19 May 2013

The Tablet Promotes Old Heresy Alongside the New

The offending issue
I don't follow all the ins and outs - I know I should - but many sincere Catholics have been up in arms about The Tablet because it promotes what to my uncultured ears sounds like heresy.

I have a book somewhere in my scattered library by a (Spanish?) priest entitled Liberalism is a Sin. When it was written some cleric complained and it was given to some bigwig in the hierarchy. That bigwig not only gave it the all-clear but ordered its widespread dissemination.

This was all well before V2 and the "spirit of renewal" which many now see as the 'smoke of Satan' which has (as the Latin Mass Society reported this week) emptied the pews and the seminaries.

As in the modern world when the rise in abortion, abuse, divorce and single parents is met with "we need more of the same liberalness which caused this." The poison becomes the cure. That seems to be the mentality of some at The Tablet.

"Quick nurse the patient is dying of morphine poisoning! Bring more morphine!"

"The church is empty. We need a renewal of the renewal. Making the church worldly has wrecked it, we need to become more like the world."

If Catholics want a disco, there are plenty of very professional discos about. Same for pubs. Same for nightclubs. Same for creches and nurseries. Same for drop-in centres. Same for advice centres.

What Catholics want is a Catholic Church. If the Church wishes to open roller discos, or drum n bass youth clubs - then it should do so down the road. We want Churches. We want Catholic Churches. They have stood for 2000 years whilst fads and fashions (hat-tip to GKC) have come and gone.

I'm sure in Roman times there were voices saying "let's turn a blind eye to infanticide" or "let's invite the pagans in to hold ecumenical services" and suchlike. I wonder what the early Church fathers would have said to such nonsense. Actually I don't. I know what they'd say! They'd probably fall short of swearing, but only via the Grace of God!

It's like GK Chesterton wrote, we want a Church that is right when we are wrong. It is our pillar, our rock, our refuge, our sanctuary. When the world is mad, bad or sad - the Church should be there as an antidote, not a mirror image or a watered down version of the world.

And so we come back to The Tablet. The other day I came across an old copy (30/10/1999 to be precise) and flicking through it I found an article by Alain Woodrow entitled "a Monk for the End Times" about Joachim of Fiore. 'Sounds interesting' thinks I, so a scan the piece.

I quickly find that he was condemned as a heretic by two Church councils, was treated with suspicion by Aquinas (the big daddy of all Church thinkers) and "had a big influence on revolutionary groups... [such as] Marx" (sic)

The article celebrated a coming together of a few dozen of his acolytes in Italy. The meeting was even opened by Cardinal Vik and closed by Archbishop Agostino.

Perhaps the most damning sentence comes near the start of the article when we are told "Joachim (c. 1135-1202) is beginning to be recognised at last as a genuine mystic and true precursor of church reform."

I think the old monk (and let's not forget that old liar and and heresiarch Luther was a monk too), whatever the gravity of his faults would baulk at one thing: being held responsible by the Tabletistas for the emptying of our pews! Surely no-one in their right mind would want to boast of that crime?

As for The Tablet itself, it seems no heresy is beyond rapprochement, just as no ethical evil is beyond celebration. Hilaire Belloc wrote 'Survivals and New Arrivals' to warn us about the enemies of the Church and how the assault the Mystical Body of Christ in waves, old and new. It seems only in the world after Vatican 2 the official Catholic press is a vehicle for these heresies to eat away at our beloved Church.

And they wonder why the pews are emptying?

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Friday, 17 May 2013

It's a Catholic Conspiracy! Jesuits Own Most Boats

A Protestant friend of mine some 25 years ago would regularly regale me with his pet conspiracy theories about Catholicism. And this was before the Internet!

One of them was that the "fish on Fridays" rule was thought up by the church to help fishmongers clear their stock for the weekend. 

At the time I laughed it off. But as the years have passed me by I found myself hoping that it's true. 

You see the Church is Truth. It's also (bar some hideous post-V2 aberrations) rooted in common sense. 

So if it can promote something a little self-sacrificing, which also helps a vital industry based firmly on the individual worker and family firms, then so much the better. 

Paul McCartney even told us that giving up meat one day a week would 'help the planet' - and we all know that fish is brain food and highly nutritious. 

So there we go. Four great reasons to be Catholic. 

And here for all Catholic blog fans is a picture of a cat:

Life is found on Mars! Scientists rejoice!

Got your attention? Good. 

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Kelvin Gosnell: Murder Inc

Americans died at the Boston Marathon. Terror attacks in America are rare. This was headlines news all over the world. 

Americans died in an abortion clinic. Babies and at least one mum were murdered. Abortion is very common and very profitable big business. 

We have to ask why the mass murderer Kelvin Gosnell was not headline news for weeks across the media. 

Who are protecting the murderer? Why?

Monday, 13 May 2013

BBC's Jeremy Vine is Pro-Life

"The baby is a different person" - Jeremy Vine on his show, BBC2 13th May 2013.

Well done Jeremy. Your argument against smoking in pregnancy is THE argument against abortion.

It is a developing human being, NOT a "cluster of cells."

Let us hope this common sense will now diffuse among his mostly liberal BBC colleagues.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

The Rosary!

Isn't this just fantastic?

They should do this at more Catholic events. Wonderful!

Friday, 10 May 2013

Ite Missa Est...

"The Mass is over..." Doesn't mean get your daps* on and run for the door.


*This is a Welsh colloquial term for training shoes.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Nick Clegg: No Time for EU Referendum - but time for "Gay Marriage"

Nick Clegg on radio this morning: no time for EU referendum... Busy Govt must concentrate on fixing economy.

Yet his govt finds the time to attack and change marriage.

Con man.

Saturday, 4 May 2013