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. 

Friday, 8 November 2013

Will the Church Canonise Marcel Lefebvre?

Years from now I think Mother Church will make Lefebvre a saint. Without him I think we would probably have lost the Latin Mass back in the 70s/80s, when in many dioceses the only choice one had was New Mass or SSPX. 

Not all saints live peaceful, untroubled & uneventful lives. In fact few do. Many go against the perceived wisdom of the age. Some face approbation from the Bishops. Many suffer huge calumnies in His name. 

There. I said it. 

Friday, 1 November 2013

The Homosexual Deathstyle Celebrates Porn & Whores

I just got this on my Facebook timeline.

Why Facebook would choose to put this on the timeline of a Catholic is anyone's idea!

We get the mass media upset over Halloween costumes to do with lunatics and suchlike.

But not a peep over a homosexual club called Heaven. After all, who could that offend?

And what about a Catholic occasions like Halloween and All Saints' Day being the time for parties with themes such as Porn Idol or Blood & Whore? Who could get offended at that?

Oh. Catholics could.

Still causing offence to Catholics isn't a hate-crime. Is it, Mr Cameron? Hmmmm?