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Why Do Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Defend Abortion?

This is why they want to allay fears over whether or not a 24 week unborn child feels pain during an abortion procedure - because they are advocates of eugenics.

The dreadful and unabating attack on the unborn, in this particular instance known as the 'War on Downs Syndrome Babies and Unborn Babies with Other Abnormalities' is going to intensify.

There will be a lot more abortions in future for 'medical' or even 'cosmetic' purposes. Read this article to find out why. Somehow The Telegraph article makes it all sound so innocent.

We are not stupid. We know why this research is being conducted. We know why these blood tests are wanted by both sections of the public and the medical authorities. We know that this is about the 'screening out' of imperfect babies. We know that this is Nazism through the back door of the local hospital. This article says nothing about abortion, or even 'termination' and yet it is so obvious that abortion is exactly what…

Could This Be What the England Team Are Lacking?

Talent. It is a vital quality for any successful World Cup campaign. Above is Lionel Messi scoring a sumptuous goal against Mexico a few years ago. He has improved since then. It is worth mentioning that Brazillian and Argentinian players, more often than not, make the Sign of the Cross at several key moments in the game and regularly give glory to God when they score.

They also pray to Our Blessed Lady that she will help them and so receive a shower of both talent and maternally bestowed footballing blessings from Heaven whenever they play. You can tell that when Brazil or Argentina believe, the team not only believe in themselves and each other, but believe in God and God, quite clearly, believes in them. There is no other explanation for it. Three lions? Give me strength! If ever a group of men needed throwing to three lions it is the England team!

With regard to England's display against Germany, a display so bad that St Paul would advise us never even to discuss it, I have h…

Vatican Slams Belgian Cathedral Raids

The Belgian police raid on St Rambout's Cathedral is quite unprecedented and very worrying. I understand that the Church is being persecuted for all of the wrong reasons, but it does appear that the State in Belgian has gone way over the top in their methods of investigating the child abuse scandal there. Drilling into tombs and violating the dead is, well, uncalled for. Exactly what on earth did they hope or expect to find in the tombs of two dead Cardinals?! "We got the evidence! We found the papers documenting child abuse in his decaying hands! Talk about taking secrets to the grave. This stuff is dynamite!"

Courtesy of BBC
The Vatican has stepped up its criticism of raids by Belgian police investigating alleged child sex abuse, calling the detention of priests "serious and unbelievable". Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican Secretary of State, said "there are no precedents, not even under the old communist regimes". He claimed the priests were he…

Bishops Plan for the Papal Visit Revealed


Mengele Backs Royal College

The SPUC'sJohn Smeaton's blog has published an excellent response to the Royal College's announcement yesterday. Here it is...

SPUC has responded to claims made today about foetal pain and disability by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).
Paul Tully, SPUC's general secretary, told the media earlier this morning:
"The RCOG supports the killing of 570 babies every day in Britain, at all stages of pregnancy, through the abortion policies it pursues and the lucrative activities of its members.
"The RCOG knows better than most people how marvellous, sensitive, complex and beautiful these babies are at every stage of development from conception onwards. Life does not start halfway through a pregnancy, it starts at conception.
"The RCOG suggests that its doctors don’t inflict pain on the babies they kill, but this is just a way of denying that what they are doing is evil and they know it. The RCOG is trying to find a comfort zone for its m…

A Moral Minefield

Courtesy of Life Site News

'A man who caused great turmoil in the Catholic Church in Canada has been shown kindness and forgiveness by the very bishop against whom he launched a human rights complaint. 
In June 2009, Jim Corcoran, a man who self-identifies as 'gay', launched a complaint seeking $25,000 in damages from Peterborough Bishop Nicola De Angelis, after he and his homosexual partner were forbidden from continuing as altar servers at St. Michael's Church in Cobourg.
It is believed that this was the first case in Canada to be accepted by a human rights tribunal relating to the internal governance of the Catholic Church. The case led to fears of serious repercussions for the Church's freedom in Canada. Throughout the public scrutiny of the case, which gained international attention, the bishop remained firm in his resolve not to permit the human rights mechanism to interfere in Church matters.
But in May, Corcoran dropped the complaint without terms or conditions…

Foetus 'cannot feel pain before 24 weeks'

The Telegraph online leads with the story that according to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the human foetus cannot feel pain before 24 weeks. The inference is therefore that abortion is acceptable up to this limit.

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists were commissioned to produce a report  by the Department of Health. According to the article...

The report said: "It can be concluded that the foetus cannot experience pain in any sense prior to this gestation." Professor Allan Templeton, president of the Royal College, who chaired the review, told The Times that research put forward by anti-abortion campaigners that the human foetus did feel pain at or before 24 weeks was based on evidence from premature babies. This did not apply to the foetus in the womb, he said.

A second finding is that the foetus is naturally sedated and unconscious in the womb, leading the panel to advise that anaesthetics for the foetus are not needed when it i…

Richard Dawkins interested in setting up 'atheist free school'

Richard Dawkins, according to The Telegraph is interested in setting up an 'atheist free school'.

Great idea. The sooner our schools are freed from atheists the better.

Please, Mr Dawkins can you help to remove the atheists from Catholic schools as well?

Don't Let Children Breathe Your Smoke...Don't Let Children Breathe...

"That's my boy! Go on son! Enjoy life, you only get one!"

It must be so confusing being an unborn baby in modern times. I mean, at one moment people are saying its alright for you to be killed to the point that babykillers are advertising on Channel 4 and then the next they're saying you should be defended from your mother's cigarette smoke because its not healthy for you. I'm 32 and I can't figure out that one!

Perhaps the Government could clear up the confusion for us, but I wouldn't bank on the Clegg-Cameron Show doing a good job of it. "Remember guys, smoking while pregnant = bad, a social taboo. Killing your baby while pregnant = Fine."

Our beloved BBC report that...

'All pregnant women should be tested for smoking so that they can be given quitting advice if necessary, a health watchdog says.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence said carbon monoxide tests should be carried out on every expectant mother. If imple…

Jesus Did Not Die on a Cross Says 'Scholar'

"Read all about it! Controversial, headline grabbing assertion made by unknown university academic questions Gospel accounts of the Passion of Christ!"

A 'scholar' from a Swedish University has suggested that Our Lord may not have died (which is a somewhat different construction on his view than the headline makes out) nailed to a Cross because there is 'no evidence' that the Romans crucified prisoners two thousand years ago.

According to a rather ropey report in The Telegraph, with my comments in bold...

'The legend (King Arthur, Robin Hood, Atlantis, Our Lord Jesus Christ) of his execution is based on the traditions of the Christian church and artistic illustrations rather than antique texts, according to theologian Gunnar Samuelsson.
He claims the Bible has been misinterpreted (Something always gets lost in translations...) as there are no explicit references to the use of nails or to crucifixion (Oh, really?) - only that Jesus bore a "staurus"…

St Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Sofia, Bulgaria

A friend of mine has just recently come back from Bulgaria. Apparently you can buy a house there for about £5,000. This video starts off tamely, before taking you through St Alexander Nevski Cathedral, Sofia, before going trippy and meditating on the cosmos, before going into a meditation on Heaven and Hell. Do not watch this video if you are on any hallucinogenic medication of any kind.

In Praise of Pressure Washers and Dragonflies

I used one of these today on a gardening job. If you have a patio that gets dirty I recommend you get one of these. Take the fun you had with a garden waste shredder and multiply it by ten!

The couple for whom I do gardening also have a pond and at the moment they have absolutely loads of dragonflies. Beautiful creatures. There were red ones and blue ones and they were all having sex all around the garden. So delicately built and light. During their life cycle, they point to Christ, as you can see from this video above of their life cycle. They appear to 'resurrect', leaving behind them a shell of their old body and emerging in radiance and beauty. Stunning creatures. I believe they use natural family planning.

Papal Visit Organisers Need to Learn from the Pagans

Woodstock 1969

Glastonbury 2009

The pagans can organise a gigantic event seemingly at will. Why can't we do it for the Holy Father? The Last Knight of Noise of the Crusade has quite rightly lamented the organisation of the Papal Visit.

'Damian Thompson has suggested that: “talk of ‘participating’ by watching the Pope on television or online has irritated ordinary Catholics who are also being asked to fork out for the cost of the visit”. That is an understatement. To tell the faithful to participate by television is an insult. We are expected to behave ourselves, to stay indoors unless we have specific permission to be out, as if this were a time of national emergency instead of celebration.'
It isn't easy being an individual passionate about the Catholic Faith in 2010 in England, especially when one gets the distinct impression that those in Office just don't 'feel that way' about it at all. However, the Last Knight goes on to make a suggestion, namely, tha…

Well Done, Sir Bob Geldof!

Christopher Brooker of The Telegraph has brought to the readerships' attention two instances of forced adoption, one, incredibly, of an unborn child. Families now appear to have a prominent and vociferous campaigner in the form of Sir Bob Geldof. Well done, Sir Bob!

Thank Heaven for small mercies, because even small mercies are rarely forthcoming for poor families under attack from Social Services. Social Services is the diseased arm of the State. It should be cut off for the untold misery that they cause children and parents. They are vipers. The article reports...

'On June 3, a 17-year-old Staffordshire girl, living with her parents and seven months pregnant, was horrified to receive a letter which began: “Dear Corrinne, I am the new allocated social worker for your unborn child. We have serious concerns about your ability to care for your unborn baby. We are so worried that we intend on going to Court to apply for an Order that will allow us to place your baby with alternati…

10 Reasons Why This Self-Checkout Madness Must Stop

1. We are buying our shopping from machines instead of people. They damage society. Anyone who uses one is a misanthrope. These self-checkouts are therefore inherently anti-Christian. They should be banned.

2. They don't sell you cigarettes. Why not? Because they don't have arms or legs. They can't communicate like a human being, even if they do remember to ask whether you've 'swiped your Nectar card' before coughing and spitting out your change in an ejection of metallic phlegm.

3. They remove any remaining feeling of shame about buying condoms. People should be ashamed about buying condoms. When a man buys a packet of condoms he should feel like he is placing his immortal soul in jeopardy. He should feel like a man living life on the edge.

4. If we tolerate these machines taking the place of human beings even in small numbers, Sainsburys and Tescos and other stores owned by Sainsburys and Tescos will make moves towards sacking all their staff and replacing all t…

How the Bishops Can Raise More Money for the Papal Visit

Some Ideas...

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Chris Patten To Urge Government to Ban Vuvuzelas

The Telegraph reports that Archbishop Vincent Nichols is concerned that vuvuzelas, blamed for ruining the usual respectful silence of football matches, could be used during the Papal Visit to the UK. Tatchell, Hitchens, Fry and Dawkins have apparently all responded by letter to the Archbishop, saying, "Thanks Archbishop! Great idea!"

'Although himself an avid football fan, the Most Rev Vincent Nichols, the head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, is worried that the forthcoming Papal visit could be marred by vuvuzelas. "I have had enough of them already," says the Archbishop of Westminster. "I hope they stay in South Africa. Personally, I think the football would be more enjoyable without this constant cacophony." He is concerned that some people have got into the habit of using the plastic horns during the World Cup in South Africa and might not be able to resist using them when Pope Benedict XVI, pictured, addresses crowds in Britain. T…

Tu Es Petrus!

I have written the following piece for the Unofficial Papal Visit Website set up by James Preece.

Let me know if the pictures are naff, or its too wordy, layout is atrocious, its too lengthy or obsessed with carbon reduction initiatives and other people's faiths.

It hasn't taken me long to write, about an hour at best. It is far from perfect, of course, but I am still wondering how, if I, who am a gardener by trade, can bash out a half-decent effort on the background to the Papal Visit, does it seem such a hard task for the organisers of the visit itself, who are probably paid rather well for their services?

Somebody responsible for this aspect of the Papal Visit needs a serious 'heart speaks unto heart' with his employee...

'The Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI is to come in September to visit the UK. While here he will beatify the Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman. It is a truly historic occasion both for the country and the Church, at the prospect of which the w…

Official Papal Visit Song Released by Bishops Conference of England and Wales

Hot on the heels of the release of 'Heart Speaks Unto Heart', the official Papal Visit to the UK booklet by the Bishops of England and Wales, Starship, at the request of the Bishops Conference, have re-released 'Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now' in preparation for the visit of Pope Benedict XVI.

A source close to the Bishops Conference said, "This is wonderful news. This song really sums up everything we feel about the Papal Visit to take place in September at venues at least one of which is still yet to be fully confirmed. It also encapsulates Cardinal John Henry Newman's spirituality and mentions his wistful, prayerful maxim in the line, 'Baby we can make it if we're heart to heart.'"

"The 80s feel of the song, the mullets, the moustaches, leather jackets and massive perms also chime quite nicely with the front cover of the 'Heart Speaks Unto Heart' Papal Visit Guide Book, upon the front cover of which appears a candle, evocative, p…

Pope Benedict XVI: Why We Need Aquinas

Courtesy of Zenit

The moral theology of St. Thomas Aquinas is timely even today, says Benedict XVI, who pointed to the saint's emphasis on natural law.

The Pope took up the teachings of Aquinas today, continuing his catechesis on the Christian culture of the Middle Ages
after a several-week break to focus on other themes.

He explained how Thomas managed to show the "independence of philosophy and theology and, at the same time, their reciprocal rationality."

The saint's emphasis on the dignity of human reason correlates to his teaching on nature and grace, the Holy Father illustrated. And he noted how reason, with its power, has the important potential of "discerning the natural moral law."

"Reason can recognize [this law] considering what is good to do and what is good to avoid to obtain that happiness which is in each one's heart, and which also imposes a responsibility toward others and, hence, the search for the common good," he said. &quo…

Spain Chastised?

On March 5 2010, King Juan Carlos as the Spanish Chief of State signed a new abortion bill approved by the Parliament, putting today's Spain right in step with the socialist abortion policies of the rest of the European Union.

More than 60,000 people had asked the King to veto the bill, but he approved it, and it was published in the Official State Bulletin.

The natural law suggests that Spain should beat Switzerland, but if we mess with the natural law and begin enshrining child murder into the fabric of our society, we are asking for trouble and we have to live with the consequences...

Spaniards! As you have sown so shall you reap! And to think you guys launched an armada to try and rescue us from a murderous Protestant witch on the throne! Spain could be excommunicated in the first round!

Meanwhile, The Good Counsel Network have produced some excellent prayer cards for devotion to St George during the World Cup. According to the Maria Stops Abortion blog...

'The 2010 world …

"Is there a Preece in the house?! Get me a Preece now!"

...Is what Catholic Voices should be saying. But they won't and why? Because he speaks up for Christ and speaks up for Truth, since there is no distinction between the two.

Unfortunately, in the Catholic Church in England and Wales, speaking up for Truth and being on the side of Truth in the 21st Century can get you into trouble, or, perhaps worse, leave you on the 'sidelines'.

It's a bit like the England team deciding to leave out Wayne Rooney because during training he decided to tell John Terry that when he paid that money to have his love-child aborted, he had literally hired an assassin to kill someone.

That is kind of what is happening with the Catholic Church in England and Wales. The CES sell the Faith and the sanctity of life down the river, the Bishops play pooh-sticks. Catholic hospitals are sold down the river and begin providing abortiofacients and start murdering unborn babies, the Bishops have a picnic. The Holy Father asks very politely for the libera…

Happy St Anthony of Padua Day

Fish: "...Yes, yes, yes, Anthony, I understand all that, but the question I have is...Have you seen my lighter?!'"

Write to Your MP to Support Jim Dobbin's Early Day Motion

Fr Ray Blake has posted on an e-mail he has received concerning an Early Day Motion to be presented by Jim Dobbin MP, expressing concern over Marie Stopes International's cosy relationship with China, a country in which forced abortions, sterilisations and even infanticide outside of the womb are practised routinely.

While Marie Stopes International recently had an advert on Channel 4 promoting their own barbaric answer to pregnancy dilemmas, Ms Bin Lin, the Chinese Family Planning Minister, met the Board of Marie Stopes International to discuss the so-called charity's further involvement in abortion in China and Tibet.

As today's Telegraph story makes abundantly clear, our country has its own crisis relationship with abortion. News is filtering out of Government today that dozens of teenage girls in the UK have had 3 abortions by the age of 17. The article shockingly reveals that...

'Across all ages, more than 1,000 women or girls were on at least their fifth termin…

Is it a Mortal or Venial Sin to Take The Tablet to the Sick?

I am paid, and generously at that, for care work and odd jobs by a gentleman in Brighton and a gentleman he truly is.

The gentleman is a subscriber to The Tablet. Yes, he is very elderly and we all know the reputation of The Tablet for being a Catholic version of Saga Magazine, only with less Catholicism, but he's been very ill in hospital for a while and now he is recovering his strength, so I've been taking the magazine to him because he likes it and that's his free choice. I haven't been hospitalised myself much in adulthood but I remember when I was little my mum and dad bringing my favourite magazine to me while I lay in hospital.

Obviously, I don't feel very happy when I hand over his weekly copy of The Tablet because I know, having read it through a few times recently, that its about as spiritually edifying as a big bag of porn.

Nevertheless, hand it to him I do, so that he can read it, because, at the end of the day, it gives the man a little happiness and…

South Africa World Cup 2010 Reality Check

The World Cup kicked off yesterday. This is, officially perhaps, the only time we are allowed to have St George's flags on our houses and cars without being accused of being massive racists, so enjoy this period of national pride while you can.

Over the next few weeks we can look back to 1966 and think of how things used to be, when our national team was good, because, however this current bunch of absurdly paid ballerinas do in this event, let's say, for example, that they actually won it, we know full well that they would only have won it by some flukey last minute piece of accidental brilliance by the lanky centre-forward who upsets defenses because he is tall.

Yet, there appears to be more to this event than just football. The event is taking place in South Africa. Some organisations and individuals will be making absolutely shitloads of money out of the World Cup, meanwhile those who are living on $2 a day are getting shafted good and proper. Rio Ferdinand might be disa…

The Unofficial Papal Visit Website

There is an unofficial Papal Visit to the UK website. You can't buy tickets to see the Holy Father on his visit to these isles here either, but at least you will get news on the visit of His Holiness that hasn't come from the team said now to be considering Longbridge's disused car plant as a venue for the Beatification of Newman.

Well done to James Preece for getting this website up and running. There could be quite a few Catholic voices contributing to the unofficial Papal Visit site, which should always be encouraged. So far a good piece on Newman and a highly relevant piece on the 'Birmingham Three'.

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I tell you what. I'm hooked on this stuff.

Can you imagine a wedding reception in which well-dressed waiters came around filling champagne flutes saying, "Madam? More Lambrini? And for you, sir? The peach flavour? Right away!"

A guest says, "What year is this, waiter?" Waiter says, "2010". Guest says, "No, I mean the Lambrini. What year, my man?" Waiter says, "Yes. 2010. Check the best before date, mate, if you don't believe me."

A commenter, Clare, has asked how Lambrini makes me feel like dancing. It has to be this one.

Everything You Need to Know About Diane Abbott

From the Parliamentary Functions and Events pdf published in the wake of the MPs expenses scandal.

Abbott, Diane

Womans Right to Abortion in Northern Ireland
Dining Room B
Enough said.

England Still Stand a Chance...

But we're going to need more Rosaries than that to win the World Cup.

Dragonfly Escapes Frog Attack

Everytime you watch this, you just feel sorrier for the frog.

Come on Boys!

Don't let this Papal Visit go to waste.

This is more important than the World Cup.

Do us proud, boys.

We're relying on you. We know you can do it.

Don't look back in years to come and think of what mitre been.

Protesters Camp Outside Brighton Church

In stunning scenes in Brighton yesterday, protesters gathered to voice their anger that Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament has this week been cancelled.

A large crowd outside St Mary Magdalen's Church, Brighton, led by campaigner Peter Tatchell demonstrated throughout the night over plans by the parish Priest not to have Benediction this week.

Tatchell, who has recently been involved in a controversial Channel 4 programme on the Papacy, was a surprise member of the demonstration, having campaigned for years for gay rights.

Tatchell, speaking yesterday, said, "It's about time Our Blessed Lord came out of the 'closet' and was exposed for the worship and adoration of the faithful Catholic community. The fact that this Priest wants, this week, to keep Him in the closet is a disgrace."

With chants of 'Our Blessed Lord: Out, Out, Out', and 'What do we want? Benediction. When do we want it? Now!' the crowd consisting of young and old men and women,…