Saturday, 31 December 2011

Why Speculate About Pope Benedict XVI's Health

Just before Christmas our only Catholic newspaper in South Africa, The Southern Cross, chose to post, on its Facebook page, a random story from the Chicago Sun-Times about Pope Benedict XVI’s ailing health.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Frustrated At Inability To Get Marriage Annulled

Here is an extremely interesting post from Fr. Z’s Blog, one of the Blogs that I follow. It involves a topic that I have frequently encountered in discussion amongst Catholics and therefore I thought it would be useful to share it. You can read it below or at source here…

Pastoral Care Of Couples Who Are Cohabiting

Below is a copy of the pastoral letter from Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan regarding couples that are cohabiting. It dates back all the way to April 2011, so its not news, but it is still interesting reading.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Dangers Of Pretentiousness

A priest was due to be honoured at his retirement dinner after 25 years of service in the parish. A leading politician, and a member of the parish, was the self-appointed representative to make the presentation and give a little speech during the retirement dinner.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Satan's Silent Efficiency

"Roughly as many persons are aborted annually as were killed in all six years of World War II, combatants and noncombatants combined. But because soldiers aren't marching, tanks aren't rolling and cities aren't burning, few of us notice."

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Sacramental Mistaken Identity

I have just read this post on Patrick Madrid’s Blog. It is really good and I just had to share it.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Defend Proper Marriage

In a recent letter to his flock, Archbishop John Nienstedt of St Paul and Minneapolis wrote of the duty incumbent upon Christians to defend the proper definition of marriage. The Archbishop also included this prayer in his letter:

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Give Nuns The Pill

Remember my recent post about intellectuals falling into the stupidity trap. Well here we go again. You should make sure you are sitting down: “The Catholic Church should supply nuns with the oral contraceptive pill to reduce their higher risk of ovarian and uterine cancer, Australian researchers say.[i]

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

God Particle Myth

Yesterday news broke about the fact that scientist may now have discovered the “God Particle”. Watching Sky News and reading other reports, I frequently came across the term “God Particle”.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Does God Exist?

Watch this video produced by New Moment New Ideas Company TV commercial for the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, Ministry of Education and Science. It is part of a social campaign aimed at promoting education. Religion is knowledge, too. Bring religion back to school.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Cut It Off And Throw It Away

If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and throw it away; it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.[1]

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Archbishop Urges Non-Believing Catholics To Leave Church

Three cheers for the Archbishop of Dublin. Hip, hip, hooray!

Diarmuid Martin, the Archbishop of Dublin, has urged non-believing Catholics to have the maturity to leave the Church in an RTE documentary, ‘Would You Believe it’? Read at source, or below:
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Saturday, 10 December 2011

New Mass Translation

Here is a beautiful editorial, from “Catholic New York”, about the new English translation of the Mass. In the face of what has been predominantly negative reporting about the new English translation of the Missal, by media sources who often allege to be Catholic media, I believe that it is essential to promote positive articles like this. Read it at source here, or below:

Friday, 9 December 2011

Fear The Sin Of Fellow Catholics


I came across this article in the Catholic Herald. You can read it at source here, or below, but it is definitely worth reading.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

CatholicQ Mass – Jesuit Folly

Is it possible to be so clever that you actually become stupid? I typed this question into Google and was surprised at the number of results I got. Obviously, I am not the first person to wonder how it is possible for obviously extremely clever people to behave so stupidly.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Six Precepts Of The Church

The six precepts of the Catholic Church is something all Catholics have, I am sure, learned verbatim and they are probably old hat to most. I was doing some reading of the Catechism of the Catholic Church today, researching another subject, when I came across the section about the precepts of the Church. I suddenly got the urge to post them to my blog. So here they are, straight from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Fr Barron On New Translation Of The Mass

I found this video clip on YouTube, about the New English Translation of the Mass, extremely good and decided that I would share it with those of you who may be interested.

Missing What Vatican II Tells Us About AIDS

Fr. Anthony Egan recently published an article in the South African Catholic newspaper, The Southern Cross, titled “What Vatican II tells us about Aids”. I was quite excited and was looking forward to some useful insights into what Vatican II has to tell us about HIV/AIDS. I was however soon disappointed when I found the article, as it sadly so often seems to happen, quickly digressed into a discussion about the controversy and moral dilemma caused by the Church’s teaching in Humanae Vitae. (To read Fr. Egan's article click on the link above.)

Monday, 5 December 2011

Jesuit University: Dissent, Sacrilege, Support for Same-Sex Marriage

In a special investigative report released today, The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) provides evidence of “a well-orchestrated attempt to undermine the Church’s doctrine and its stand against homosexual ‘marriage’” at a series of conferences co-sponsored by two Jesuit universities and funded by a radical foundation. 

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Apple May Cause “Steve Jobs” Execution

Business Journal recently published an article titled “Siri's pro-life 'bias' is beta glitch”. This appeared after a number of pro-choice bloggers began to blog about their concerns that Siri would not locate abortion centres when it was requested to do so.

Stop Holding Hands At Mass

I have to say that I loved reading this Decree, issued by the Bishop of Covington, the Most Reverend Roger J. Foys. I have little doubt that this Decree will push up the blood pressure of the modernists, to levels dangerously close to causing a stroke. So, if you’re one of those modernists, who finds obedience to the Church so insufferable, and you also happen to suffer from blood pressure problems, either don’t read this or take your blood pressure medication first.

Pope Benedict XVI: Prayer Intention – December 2011

General intention: 
That all peoples may grow in harmony and peace through mutual understanding and respect.

Mission intention:
That children and young people may be messengers of the Gospel and that they may be respected and preserved from all violence and exploitation.