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Lenten/Recession Song

Massive Attack covering William De Vaughan's excellent, 'Be Thankful For What You've Got'.

Williamson 'Apology' Rejected by the Vatican

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Holocaust denial may not be a sin, but it is still repulsive. I remember seeing this picture when I studied politics at Liverpool. It was one of the most profoundly disturbing pictures I had ever seen. At least the Vatican Media Office are finally getting it sorted...

A Vatican spokesman says an apology from formerly excommunicated Society of St. Pius X Bishop Richard Williamson is not enough. The Lefebvrite prelate released a statement Thursday regarding his declarations aired in January about the Holocaust. The prelate denied the gassing of 6 million Jews in an interview that aired on Swiss television at about the same time as he and three other Lefebvrite bishops had their 20-year excommunication lifted. The lifting of the excommunication is unrelated to the bishop's interview and occurred in the context of Benedict XVI's efforts to heal the schism with the Society of St. Pius X.
Still, the coincidental concurrence of the interview and the lifting of the canonical penalty …

First It Happens to the US then it Happens to Us

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Are the USA and the UK imitating the policies of the USSR?

The much derided but highly informative website, Prison Planet, today reveals that the 'new policy initiatives' being mooted in the UK about compulsory voluntary service are already in the offing in the US. The website keeps a watchful eye on the actions of States around the globe and mostly on US, UK and European movements of the State towards a new brand of totalitarianism. Quite naturally the US citizens have had a suspicion of the power of the State since the founding of the US and the Civil War.

Hence the right of US citizens to bear arms, as, if the State were to become too powerful, the people would have the power to resist. This was also the reason behind the division of powers between the Executive, the Legislature and the Supreme Court. The great hope was and remains that the Executive never had too much power and the interests of the individual states would always be preserved. Yep, I did my degree in Po…

Bizarre Laws

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Courtesy of Times Online

25. It is illegal for a cab in the City of London to carry rabid dogs or corpses.

24. It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.

23. It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside down.

22. In France, it is forbidden to call a pig Napoleon.

21. Under the UK’s Tax Avoidance Schemes Regulations 2006, it is illegal not to tell the taxman anything you don’t want him to know, though you don’t have to tell him anything you don’t mind him knowing.

20. In Alabama, it is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle.

19. In Ohio, it is against state law to get a fish drunk.

18. Royal Navy ships that enter the Port of London must provide a barrel of rum to the Constable of the Tower of London.

17. In the UK, a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants – even, if she so requests, in a policeman’s helmet.

16. In Lancashire, no person is permitted after being asked to stop by a constable on the seashore…

Hilarious Picture

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Damian Thompson posted this extraordinary picture on his blog. LMAO!

When asked when how long they had been ex-masturbators, the guy on the right said, "Oh about 10 minutes." The interviewer said, "My, oh my, well then I guess congratulations are in order. Here my man, let me shake you by the hand...Oh, on second thoughts."

Rumour has it that before the 'EX' there is an 'S' which is hidden by the creases near the armpit. I'm so juvenile! But then so is the Protestant conception of Faith!

Oh Lord, have mercy! I don't mean to be nasty...I just always think that chastity is a belt best worn around your heart and if you wear it on your t-shirt the likelihood is that people will think you're a bit of a tosser...

Martin Luther King's Niece Decries Abortion

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By accepting large campaign donations from Planned Parenthood and by acquiescing with their wishes to see public funding go towards the promotion of abortion, President Obama has betrayed the Black community of the United States of America, whose support and admiration he won at the election.The article below is by Martin Luther King's niece, Dr Alveda C. King.

Courtesy of Priests for Life

“The Negro cannot win if he is willing to sacrifice the futures of his children for immediate personal comfort and safety.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1929-1968

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968

In 1939, Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, outlined her plan to eliminate the Black community: “The most successful, educational appeal to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever …

New Laws

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Every day it seems a new law comes into being
Every day we say, "I can't quite believe what I am seeing"
Clearly the previous laws were old and outdated
I guess if they didn't make new ones they'd only get frustrated

Yet they keep making new ones and keep getting elected
While people are wondering, "Aren't our rights being neglected?"
But bad Governments really only want our submission
"Come on now and behave like true Englishmen
Be polite, quiet, obedient, self-effacing
Don't worry if you discover
It's your movements we're tracing"

"But I remember the days when I could smoke down the local"
"I remember the days when the police were quite jovial"
"I remember the days before Governmentalism"
"Before we gave up our freedom for fear of terrorism"
"I remember the days when free speech wasn't banned"
"Before Our Lady's Dowry became an unpleasant land"

I remember the days
When I wasn&…

Just How Equal Are Equal Opportunities?

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And why is any of the above information really of importance to applying for a job? This one is quite original, I must say, because even the gender identity section has an option for total ambiguity. I mean, on a grand scale, if sexuality, age, ethnicity and disability are not barriers to work and everybody is being treated equally on their merits for a job, then there is really no need for a form. I mean, you look at this form and just think, 'For Goodness sake! I'm a human being!'

The Penny Drops...

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A Liverpudlian lady with her microchipped bin.

I was recently having a conversation with some people after Mass in which we were discussing conspiracy theories. Ah, well here's one for you. I called the local Council today to find out why the Church bins haven't been collected for ages. It turns out that recently the bin system has been changed and the Council no longer collect necessarily from some neighbourhoods bins outside but in communal set areas only. Interesting! No? Uninteresting? Well, hold your horses just one doggon' second. Today the penny dropped...

Talking with someone today who works for the Council I was informed that there is a new scheme in operation whereby the Council are microchipping bins to monitor whether people are recycling or not. If they, for instance, aren't recycling then I can only presume you get a fine or an ASBO or something for anti-social behaviour towards the beloved environment. Well, at least some of the Bishops will be …

21st Century Work House?

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James Hulme of the 'New Local Government Network' has posted a Telegraph blog on the dynamic new Government ideas for the nation's disenchanted youth. Ultimately, I think this has more to do with the Government's concerns about poverty, which is deep in the UK and, of course, trying to deal with the outcome of that poverty, which is social exclusion (a fashionable phrase I know) and people with a poor education with less opportunities than the more privileged.

It also has something to do with the fact that I think the Government, now that unemployment is spiralling, are gearing up to blame unemployed people for their situation, rather than admit that the Government themselves bear some responsibility for the present economic crises. I don't know! They take all the credit when the economy is in 'boom' time and then blame us when they've bankrupted the State by bailing out incompetent bankers. In these harsh financial times, the only thing left to do i…

CD Raising Funds for Modern Martyrs

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Courtesy of Zenit

The Leeds Cathedral choirs and Aid to the Church in Need are working together to raise money for persecuted and suffering Christians. With a CD of devotional music inspired by Leeds Cathedral's close connection to English martyrs, the three choirs are lending their voices to the work of Aid to the Church in Need.

The recording is called "Catholic Collection II" -- a sequel to the first production in this project. The CD includes a range of music from unison plainchant to congregational hymns to polyphonic chant. Bishop Arthur Roche of Leeds said he is "delighted" to support the "wonderful recording of music by the choirs of Leeds Cathedral." He called it a "great joy" to know this recording will help the aid agency - "for in so many parts of the world today people are in need of the consoling love of Christ." The CD is being sold for £11.50 (about $16.74) and can be obtained by visiting www.acnuk.org.

Lord, Save Me Lest I Perish

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This is a picture of me on my yacht. I didn't mean to get a union jack dinghy it was just the cheapest three person dinghy available at the time. It is quite a nice analogy of the spiritual life, I think. Choppy waters, drifting out to sea...someone call the friggin' coast guard! The tide has changed!

3 Year Old Sings the Sanctus!

Yes, it is true! The Latin Mass is popular with the young and the Church is seeing young people flock back to Church to attend Mass in the Extraordinary Form! The question is, if you can teach a 3 year old to sing the Sanctus, then why do people think that children can only sing the 'Sorry Song' while intermittently clapping their hands!? Sometimes I don't think we give children enough credit. What a cutie!

I was woken up by Gregorian Chant the other day, by the way, as my clock radio is set to alarm mode for about 8am. "Oh my!" I thought, "What radio station is this? This is great! I'm going to tune into this station every day!" I waited for 45 minutes for the DJ to come on and talk about where this music was being performed, only to realise when the music went silent that it was a Gregorian Meditation CD that was in the CD player and the clock radio was set to CD mode! It wasn't the radio at all! Doh!

God of Mercy and Compassion: E Vaughan

We also sang this last night. Lovely, lovely hymn. Looking at the link to this hymn on YouTube I noticed a plea from a Catholic in Pakistan for prayers because of persecutions happening there. He/she says, "Pray for us, we are persecuted, no media shows it, please pray for our women who are raped, killed, nuns and priests persecuted, please, pray for us."

Aid to the Church in need release a report on the persecution of Christians around the globe called, 'Persecuted and Forgotten'. It does appear persecution of the Church is worse in majority Islamic countries than anywhere else. I don't think the mass media do report everything that happens to the Church and to Her members. I know the Orissan Christians in India got a small mention and so did the Chaldean Christians of Iraq, but it usually spends more time reporting mad, suspended Bishops or negative publicity about the Church.

Lamentations

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Today has been Ash Wednesday, so obviously the majority of the day I spent in Churchill Square publicly lamenting and wailing on account of my sins, saying...

"Oh lament! Oh lament! Oh let Top Shop fall on me, Oh let Primark go under! Oh let the streets be flooded with migrant workers selling ethnic scarves, 3 for the price of 2! That's right, 3 for the price of 2!"

Winks at migrant worker for a pre-arranged cut of the profits of bellowing advertisement.

"Oh behold my poverty! Oh behold, Western Road and her vacant Woolworths! Oh let Western Road's shops remain vacant, for we Lord, we have sinned! Order a fast! Oh, woe is me! Can't you see I'm fasting, O Brighton!? Oblations and libations! Oblations and libations!"

Dips into a mega-size pack of Monster Munch.

" I haven't eaten all day, look!! I'm wasting away! It's a wonder I've still got hair or teeth! It's a wonder I have fingernails! Oh lament! Relent Lord and…

Attende Domine

The music was lovely this evening and we choristers were complimented on the singing. The main point isn't whether we sung well although the Choir wants to give the best. The main point is that Gregorian Chant is true prayer. It was reintroduced by Pope St Gregory the Great for his monks and as well as being music which is at its heart, prayerful, it is also an aid to prayer for others.

Primarily, this is because you can hear the sense of petition in the Chant, the sense of the penitent's plea, the sense of human yearning for the Divine, even in Latin you can feel it, because of the swift movements in the composition, the lilting and the rhthym, the flickers from minor to major. This is why Chant is so popular in the liturgy, because it creates a sense of the reality, or of our reality, whereas so much modern liturgical music creates a sense of an unreality, of falseness or escapism in a way reminiscent of pop or folk. Anyway, nobody likes a muso, so hope you enjoy the pie…

Lenten Tip I

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Ask a friend to come over and leave drawing pins hidden in the carpet around your house and leave the rest to Providence.

Obviously, I was up at 8am today, which isn't bad for me, for an ice cold shower and a light breakfast of iron filings on toast, washed down with a brussel sprout and beetroot smoothie. Delicious.

Vice Squad!

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Miami Vice: Stubble-faced detective Crockett and his partner Tubbs. Together they took on the Florida drug world. The show influenced men's fashions toward Italo-casual and interior decor toward the Memphis look.

Ah the eighties...A time when it was cool to be capitalist, when ladies wore shoulder pads, Tubular Bells played everywhere and a female Prime Minister smashed the unions with an iron fist, deregulated the banking sector, destroyed our manufacturing base, privatised every public utility in sight and handed them over to companies motivated only by profit and the pockets of their shareholders, while heroically and determinedly moulding Britain into a beacon of the Global free-market economy. Oh hang on...

Tomorrow is officially the start of Lent. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of 40 days of abstinence and is a penitential season set aside by the Church in order for the Faithful to live more in conformity with Christ and to grow in His love ending with the Easter Triduu…

Ave Verum Corpus by Mozart

The choir tonight practised this little number. Clever chap that Mozart. Its the first time I have sang in polyphony but I really love it. Such a beautiful piece as well. The rest of the music for Ash Wednesday is Gregorian Chant, which is nice, but this piece is a bit special.

Ave, verum corpus
natum de Maria Virgine,
Vere passum immolatum
in Cruce pro homine,
Cujus latus perforatum
unda fluxit et sanguine,
Esto nobis praegustatum
in mortis examine.

Hail, true body
born of the Virgin Mary,
Who truly suffered, sacrificed
on the Cross for man,
Whose pierced side overflowed
with water and blood,
Be for us a foretaste
In the test of death.

With the potential of polyphony like this filling Churches in England and Wales, it still seems incredible some people want guitars, tambourines and kazoos. I guess the point is that some Church music is timeless and that some is just absolutely appalling. Leave it to the masters and if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Take it away Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart...

Britain Has Many Foreigners: Shocking Exclusive!

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The Telegraph today warns us of the shocking figures of foreigners in the UK. One in nine workers in the UK are foreigners. In the good times nobody cared, but now that UK residents are feeling the heat, calls to send foreigners home will no doubt grow louder. In order to prepare yourself to blame unemployment on foreigners, why not buy one of these British bulldogs complete with a union jack-et.

One in nine people now resident in Britain was born abroad. Official figures show 6.5 million people born overseas were resident in the UK in the year to June 2008, an increase of 290,000 on the year to June 2007. The Annual Population Survey showed 4.1 million foreign nationals resident in the UK in the year to June 2008, compared with 3.8 million in the year to June 2007.
There were fall in the number of short-term migrants coming to study for less than 12months, down 13 per cent to 374,000 for the year to June 2007. Other figures showed in that in the 12 months to September 2008, 720,000 nat…

Lenten Recipe II: The Prawn Cocktail

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Behold, ladies and gentlemen, Sister Prawn Cocktail. Elegantly dressed in a thousand island sauce, she is cool, refreshing and, with a twist of lemon, gives the penitential season of Lent an extra zest and vitality much needed for the purgation of our sins. Her companion, Sister Cucumber too is refreshing, and if you can't finish the whole meal, why not use the remaining slices of cucumber as a revitalising eye treatment, while praying, "Lord, may Sister Cucumber bring about an end to my spiritual blindness and may my eyes be further moistened by the waters of repentence."

Top 10 Things to Give up for Lent in a Recession

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1. Your house
2. Your car
3. Your job
4. Holidays abroad
5. Nice meals out
6. The friendship of high society
7. Hopes of a promotion
8. Being a shareholder
9. Aspirations of starting a small business
10. Admiration for the efficiency of the UK banking industry

Each wordly renunciation is offset by a spiritual good however. So, therefore the top 10 things to take up during Lent in a recession are:

1. A profound and ongoing relationship with Lady Poverty
2. Camping
3. Busking/Street Entertainment
4. Volunteering/Soup Runs
5. Shopping at Aldi/Lidl
6. Solidarity with the homeless and destitute
7. Fasting (we'll have no choice when hyperinflation hits)
8. Heartfelt, prayerful forgiveness of the Government/financial sector for the economic crisis
9. An eagerness not to blame foreigners or resort to xenophobia and to teach others the same
10. Daily Mass and giving more of your time to the local parish church

News Just In...

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Catholics are being urged not to make pancakes this Shrove Tuesday in light of new revelations that the founder of the practice was 'a right tosser'. The tradition which goes back hundreds of years has been maintained by Catholics who needed to get rid of stuff in their cupboard before the penitential season of Lent. A media spokesman for the Vatican said, "Such behaviour can never be encouraged and the Church calls all Catholics to chastity and to take up the Cross, whatever their state of life. In light of the new allegations about the founder of the pancake, we cannot endorse the meal."

Puerile? Moi?

Lenten Recipe I: The Jacket Potato

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All praise be Yours, Lord, for Brother Jacket Potato. He teaches us holy patience by always taking at least half an hour longer to cook in the oven than you had first imagined. Brother potato is a root vegetable of virtue; strong, crusty and hard on the outside, like a wall of Christian armour against sin, only to be soft, warm and lovely on the inside. He is humble and modest but delicious, accommodating himself to a wide range of toppings from baked beans to prawns or tuna/mayonnaise. Garnished with a sprig of lettuce by his side he makes for us an ideal Lenten meal, unless we're addicted to him or unhealthily obsessed by him, whereby we must renounce him gently but courageously.

Today is the Feast of St Polycarp

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Courtesy of Catholic Online

Imagine being able to sit at the feet of the apostles and hear their stories of life with Jesus from their own lips. Imagine walking with those who had walked with Jesus, seen him, and touched him. That was what Polycarp was able to do as a disciple of Saint John the Evangelist. But being part of the second generation of Church leaders had challenges that the first generation could not teach about. What did you do when those eyewitnesses were gone? How do you carry on the correct teachings of Jesus? How do you answer new questions that never came up before? With the apostles gone, heresies sprang up pretending to be true teaching, persecution was strong, and controversies arose over how to celebrate liturgy that Jesus never laid down rules for.

Polycarp, as a holy man and bishop of Smyrna, found there was only one answer -- to be true to the life of Jesus and imitate that life. Saint Ignatius of Antioch told Polycarp "your mind is grounded in God as on…

Operation Entrapment?

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A friend of mine has a court case upcoming. Known to the authorities as having a history of drug abuse and 'anti-social' behaviour, one evening in Brighton he was approached by a young lady, sweating, desperately asking him if he could supply her with a small bag of heroin. Having suffered much of his life with withdrawal symptoms from the drug he managed to obtain her a small bag of it from a friend. He maintains he took no money for it, but did it 'as a favour' because the lady who approached him seemed desperate. Withdrawal symptoms from heroin, as anyone with a bit of knowledge about the drug would know, include sweating, nausea, mania, running nose, itchiness, diarrohea and more. Withdrawl symptoms from methadone are similarly horrendous.

It turned out that the lady in question was an undercover police officer who works in the police laboratories. She had taken a 'blocker' so that drugs she took had no effect on her, but still she smoked the drugs she…

Love and Logic

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C4 continued its awful documentary series on the history of Christianity, this week with Professor Colin Blakemore discussing the changing role of Science and Faith in Christianity through the centuries. Above is a statue of Galileo at the Vatican. It was humourous when Blakemore paid a visit to a 'Creation Museum' in Tennessee, where Bible Christians had built a bizarre scene of Adam and Eve walking around surrounded by gigantic friendly dinosaurs. However, his dismissal of Christianity on the basis of reason, empirical data and logic alone was crass and mind-numbingly dull. "Science," he maintained, "I expect one day will make Christianity redundant." Personally, I think that with any luck, the recession will mean financial cut backs for C4 and one day it will make the head of programming redundant.

He spoke with a religious Brother who works at the astronomy institute at the Vatican, who basically told him that the Genesis account of Creation was no…

Christ Heals the Paralytic

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Today's Gospel reading was of Christ's healing of the paralytic, which personally I thought was apt, as this is a term which could quite objectively be used to describe my state at a friend's birthday party last night. Alternative adjectives include wasted, plastered and hammered. The birthday girl reminded me of something I did last night. I said, "That's a ridiculous suggestion. I didn't do that." She said, "Yes, you did." I said, "No, no I didn't. I don't recall doing that." She said, "No, you definitely did." Oh dear...The only thing I was able to do today was get out of bed and walk to to Mass in the evening. A Miracle? Yes!

"A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that He had come home. So many gathered that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and He preached to them.

Some men came, bringing to Him a paralytic, carried by four of them. Since they cou…

Canonisation Date Set for Priest to the Lepers

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The date of October 14 2009 has been set by the Vatican for the Canonisation of Blessed Joseph de Veuster, otherwise known as Father Damien, the Priest who cared for lepers on a colony in Molokai. Fr Damien's life of heroic virtue is a staggering example of pastoral love and service to the most marginalised and excluded.

It was characteristic of him that when he spoke to his congregation he spoke of "we brothers and sisters" but one morning, after the confirmation of his personal suspicion that he himself had contracted the disease, he addressed his flock and said: "We lepers…" It is said that from that day the bitter opposition from among the lepers to his stern programmes melted away.

It is a great paradox of the Catholic faith that a priest who renounced everything to live in service of the poorest should himself contract the disease, but very much an echo of Christ, who became for us a Man of Sorrows, one disfigured and one from whom men turned away their g…

Extreme Lent: Week 1

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The penitent St Jerome beating himself up with stones

Day 1 (Ash Wednesday): It is the first day of Lent. 'Remember, O man, that from dust you came and to dust you shall return.' Taking heed of these words, you gather dust from around your house. You keep a small collection of it on your desk at work and some in your pocket so that every now and then you can fiddle with it during the day in rememberance of the brevity of life and your mortality. You attend the Holy Day of Obligation with piety and awe. Ash Wednesday is a day of Fasting and Abstinence and so it is a lunch of thinned gruel or vegetable soup, if you are feeling indulgent, with a bread crust for lunch and a dinner of sardine delight. It is a day of weeping and mourning both for your sins and for the fact that you've gone and imposed upon yourself 40 days of extreme self-mortification.

Day 2: Lent is a period of time spent in the spiritual wilderness. It is a time to devote yourself to overcoming your s…

Spanish Government Vs The Catholic Church

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The Church squares up to the raging bull.

Spain. Home of good looking people, romance, cracking wine, delightful tapas and a steady bedrock of Catholicism. Oh, hang on, the Spanish Government are just about to legalise abortion. One by one, even 'Catholic' countries are falling for the pro-choice arguments that relaxing abortion laws leads to better 'healthcare' for women and makes the World a happier place. Since the 1967 Abortion Act, the number of abortions in England and Wales totals approximately 6.7 million.That's 6.7 million human lives snuffed out, and, let us not forget millions of women who live with the painful and self-destructive agony of maternal loss for the rest of their earthly lives.

Courtesy of The Telegraph

The move has put the Socialist government on a collision course with the Catholic Church which has argued the need "to restrict and not expand abortion" in Spain. A parliamentary committee presented recommendations to Congress thi…

The Ladder of Divine Ascent

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This evening, I attended a lecture by a monk from the World's oldest monastery, here in Brighton. Fr Justin, librarian at St Catherine's Monastery, Mount Sinai, Egypt gave a talk on the Sinai Illuminated Manuscript of the Heavenly Ladder by St John Climacus, at St Michael's & All Angels, Brighton. The Monastery houses more than 4,500 ancient manuscripts and tens of thousands of fragments from others. I'm one of those chaps near the bottom of the ladder falling off frequently. Thank God for Confession!

The talk was fascinating. St John Climacus wrote a spiritual treatise on a 30-step ladder to Divine union, called 'The Ladder of Divine Ascent', which reminded me of the works of other great mystics such as St John of the Cross and St Teresa of Avila. It was interesting to think that the monastery at Mount Sinai, until very relatively recently really was in the wilderness, but of course is now a tourist destination. Those who wished to escape the World a…

Change in the Law on Photography

This video was made before the change in the law under the Terrorism Act, which now means you cannot photograph the police, even, we presume if they're kicking the proverbial out of a peaceful protester, arresting a beggar or caught taking cocaine.

The Daily Mirror in November 2008 posted this video of police abuse of power. Clearly, this kind of video footage doesn't reflect that well on the UK Police force. Perhaps, this is one reason why they don't want to be filmed...This was a case of 'mistaken identitiy'. Oh that's alright then, because obviously the 'right man' deserved a good hiding at the hands of the boys in blue. Instead they picked on a war hero who'd served for this country on an ordinary night out in the town centre.

Well, at least, thank God, this will mean the end of those awful 'Police, Camera, Action' programmes, where a film crew follow the police around on a night on the beat in St Albans town centre, while viewers at h…

"That Was Not My Mass"

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The only downside of facing the same way as your congregation at Mass is that someone could stab you in the back at any moment.

The Tablet this week lay heavy blows upon a very highly regarded Catholic priest of the parish of Our Lady of the Rosary, Blackfen, one Fr Tim Finegan. Thankfully, there are enough men and women who admire his determination to be faithful to the expressed desire of Pope Benedict XVI to see the Latin Mass implemented in parishes alongside the Novus Ordu, that he will not feel too isolated. Many will have leapt and will continue to leap to his defence.

Elena Curti, who penned the article, sadly, has quoted some of his parishioners who have expressed their disapproval of Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Sundays, even though, Fr Tim has made it widely known that on the very same day, Mass is also celebrated in the ordinary form slightly earlier at 9am.

The real giveaway in the article is the headline, which reads, "That was not my Mass." This headline…