The Muslim population in the U.K. has grown by more than 500,000 to 2.4 million in four short years. Muslims multiplied 10 times faster than the rest of the Nation, the research by the Office for National Statistics reveals. During the same period the number of Christians in the country fell by more than 2 million.
Excerpts from Timesonline: Experts said that the increase was attributable to immigration, a higher birthrate and conversions to Islam during the period of 2004-2008, when the data was gathered."
"There are more than 42.6 million Christians in Britain, according to the Office for National Statistics, whose figures were obtained through the quarterly Labour Force Survey of around 53,000 homes. But while the biggest Christian population is among over-70s bracket, for Muslims it is Read More...
From Dailymail: "Two young children are to be adopted by a gay couple, despite the protests of their grandparents.
The devastated grandparents were told they would never see the youngsters again unless they dropped their opposition.
The couple, who cannot be named, wanted to give the five-year-old boy and his four-year-old sister a loving home themselves. But they were ruled to be too old - at 46 and 59.
For two years they fought for their rights to care for the children, whose 26-year- old mother is a recovering heroin addict.
They agreed to an adoption only after they faced being financially Read More...
(ANSA) - Rome - "Italy is moving to prevent any more recurrences of mass Muslim prayers in front of Catholic places of worship following incidents in Milan, Bologna and Rome this month.
All three incidents took place during protest marches against the Israeli offensive in Gaza, but a mass pray-in in front of the Duomo in Milan grabbed the most headlines. Interior Minister Roberto Maroni said Wednesday he was working on a directive that would improve ''control'' during demonstrations, without revealing full details of the measure.
''I have prepared a guideline that will be sent to all city prefects so that what happened in front of the Duomo in Milan will not be repeated,'' Maroni told parliament.
The minister added that his aim was to ''guarantee the right to protest but also the right of citizens to peacefully use the spaces in their own cities,'' Maroni said.
Hundreds of Muslims took part in prayers in front of Milan's Read More...
The pro-death, pro-sodomy, anti-Christian party now possess power in America. During their reign they will enact laws that will rob Americans of their life and their God given liberties. But I take great comfort in the knowledge that the wicked will not prevail...
What follows are the words of Our Lady of Good Success to Mother Mary Anne of Jesus Torres who was praying in front of the Blessed Sacrament when suddenly the sanctuary light went out in Quito Ecuador, 1634.
"[A]t the end of the 19th century and for a large part of the 20th, various heresies will flourish on this earth which will have become a free republic. The precious light of the Faith will go out in souls because of the almost total moral corruption: in those times there will be great physical and moral calamities, in private and in public. The little number of souls keeping the Faith and practicing the virtues will undergo cruel and unspeakable sufferings; through their long drawn out martyrdom many will go to death because of the violence of their sufferings, and those will count as martyrs who gave their lives for Church and for country. To escape being enslaved by these heresies will call for great strength of will, constancy, courage and great trust in God, all of which are gifts from the merciful love of My Divine Son to those He will have chosen for the work of restoration. To put to the trial the faith and trust of these just souls, there will come moments when everything seems lost Read More...
From the BBC: "A Dutch court has ordered prosecutors to put [Geert Wilders] on trial for making anti-Islamic statements.
"In a democratic system, hate speech is considered so serious that it is in the general interest to... draw a clear line," the court in Amsterdam said.
Mr Wilders said the judgement was an "attack on the freedom of expression".
"Participation in the public debate has become a dangerous activity. If you give your opinion, you risk being prosecuted," he said.
Not only he, but all Dutch citizens opposed to the "Islamisation" of their country would be on trial, Mr Wilders warned.
"Who will stand up for our culture if I am silenced?" he added.
The three judges said that they had weighed Mr Wilders's "one-sided Read More...
The Roman Catholic Church condemned Ricardo Oyarzun's plans for a show featuring the models, and a conservative group tried unsuccessfully to block it in court."
"We look on with special pain and deplore those acts which seek to tarnish manifestations of sincere love toward the Virgin Mary, which end up striking at the dignity of womankind by presenting her as an object of consumption," Chile's Episcopal Conference, which includes Catholic bishops, said in a statement.
The show is more evidence that Chile, heavily influenced by the church for decades, is shaking off its reputation as one of the most socially conservative countries in Latin America."
Catholics have a responsibility to make reparation for such blasphemies against the Immaculate Heart of Mary which were enumerated by Jesus himself to Sr Lucia of Fatima:
1. Blasphemies against the Immaculate Conception.
2. Blasphemies against Her Perpetual Virginity.
3. Blasphemies against Her Read More...
From the stuffnz: "Portugal's Cardinal Jose Policarpo has warned young women in the predominantly Catholic nation against marrying Muslims.
"The advice that I give to young Portuguese girls is – be careful with relationships, think twice about marrying Muslims," the patriarch of Lisbon said.
"It is getting into a pile of troubles, that not even Allah knows where would end."
"There are about 40,000 Muslims in Portugal, which like neighbouring Spain was once ruled by Read More...
From dailymail: "Babies exposed to high levels of testosterone in the womb have a higher risk of developing autistic traits, research has revealed.
The link to the male hormone could provide a way to test unborn babies for the condition and has added a new dimension to the debate about the ethics of screening.
In testing of the mother's hormone levels, Prof Baron-Cohen, of Cambridge University, said the children did not have a diagnosis of autism but the research had found a correlation between testosterone produced by the unborn babies and the number of traits displayed.
But he added: ‘Our ongoing collaboration with the Biobank Read More...
Dionysias of Luxemberg (1682)
"After the birth of Anti-Christ the people of the world will be very wicked and Godless. People of real virtue will be very scarce. Pastors in many places will neglect the service of God, and will live with women. Even the religious will crave for worldly things. The churches will be dreary and empty like deserted barns . . . at the time when Anti-Christ is about twenty years of age, the whole world will be without faith, subjects will be oppressed by rulers and others in authority. In every period of tribulation God aided His Church, and He will do it in the time before the coming of Anti-Christ. From the midst of His Church He will raise up a Christian ruler who will perform most remarkable deeds. With divine assistance, this ruler will not only lead erring souls back to the true faith but also deal a heavy blow to the foes of the empire, the Turks, take away Read More...
From Cathnews: "Eighty five year old Carl Djerassi the Austrian chemist who helped invent the contraceptive pill now says that his co-creation has led to a "demographic catastrophe."
Carl Djerassi, an Austrian chemist was one of three whose formulation of the synthetic progestogen Norethisterone marked a key step toward the earliest oral contraceptive pill.
In an Austrian newspaper article Djerassi recently "outlined the "horror scenario" that occurred because of the population imbalance, for which his invention was partly to blame. He said that in most of Europe there was now "no connection at all between sexuality and Read More...
'The fact that Muslim extremists transformed the Cathedral square into an outdoor Mosque constitutes an incredible provocation.' Mario Borghezio, an MEP with the Northern League party.
The followers of Islam will never know the peace and grace that only comes from Jesus Christ --the Son of God. Instead Islam defies the natural law as evidenced by the fact that its followers seek the death of Christians and all other "infidels". I recently heard of an exorcist who encountered a demon named "ALLAH" who claimed to have possessed Mohammed.
From dailymail: "The Vatican today expressed its 'unease' at the hundreds of Muslims who gathered in prayer outside a Catholic cathedral during a Gaza protest rally.
Cardinal Renato Martino, head of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, spoke out after photographs of Muslims kneeling in front of Milan Cathedral, towards Mecca, were published in Italian newspapers.
In an interview with the Vatican's official newspaper Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Martino said: 'For me the sight of people at prayer does not trouble me, it is good that people pray.
'But what really troubled me and left me uneasy was the fact that Israeli flags were burnt and there were slogans, all manifestations of hate and which followed Read More...
LAWYER WHO AIDED IN FIGHT TO REMOVE TERRY SCHIAVO'S FEEDING TUBE IS APPOINTED TO JUSTICE DEPT BY OBAMA
FROM WASHINGTON TIMES: "Social conservatives and pro-life activists are mobilizing against President-elect Barack Obama's pick Monday for the No. 3 Justice Department job, a lawyer who aided the effort to remove Terry Schiavo's feeding tube during the landmark right-to-die case four years ago.
It is unusual for special interest groups to wage a fight over a sub-Cabinet appointment, but conservatives eager to press the Republican Party to mount some form of opposition to the emerging Obama administration say Thomas J. Perrelli's resume as a private lawyer and his appointment Monday as the nation's associate attorney general may provide the rallying cry.
Mr. Perrelli, a former Justice Department official and Harvard Law School classmate of Mr. Obama's, helped raise $500,000 for the president-elect's campaign, has worked as an attorney for the recording industry, which has significant business before the Justice Department, and represented Democratic lawmakers and voters involved in politically charged redistricting cases, an issue certain to rise again with the 2010 census.
But his high-profile role in the Schiavo case in 2005 stirred instant vitriol among pro-life Read More...
"The most evident mark of God's anger, and the most terrible castigation He can inflict upon the world, is manifest when He permits His people to fall into the hands of a clergy who are more in name than in deed, priests who practice the cruelty of ravening wolves rather than the charity and affection of devoted shepherds. They abandon the things of God to devote themselves to the things of the world and, in their saintly calling of holiness, they spend their time in profane and worldly pursuits. When God permits such things, it is a very positive proof that He is thoroughly angry with His people and is visiting His most dreadful wrath upon them." Saint John Eudes