From couriermail: "As Pope Benedict XVI prepares to visit Sydney to address pilgrims at Sydney's Randwick Racecourse on July 19 - a key event of World Youth Day - protesters are planning a separate protest march.
They will also distribute condoms to Catholic youths."
"We think the Catholic youth will be very interested in what we have to say."
"Ms Evans said the protest would be peaceful and no one would be forced to take the condoms.
"It will be a very fun event with a lot of performances," she said."
From mailonline: "Doctors could lose their right to refuse to arrange abortions under proposals to be debated next month.
They would be compelled to send any woman requesting the procedure to an abortion clinic.
The growing number of doctors who have moral objections to abortion - 25 per cent refuse to sign consent forms for it - are furious with the proposal.
Some are considering legal action if, as expected, the move is ratified by the British Medical Association's policy-making body in July.
Roman Catholic doctors are particularly opposed to the move, saying it will make them complicit in something they believe is evil, but doctors of other faiths and no faith have also condemned it.
Dr Tony Cole, of the Catholic Medical Association, said: 'This would spell the death of Read More...
According to God's law and the natural law--PROCREATION IS THE PRIMARY END OF MARRIAGE. In a culture that esteems and promotes the unbridled exaltation of sex, this notion is more shocking to the modern mind than child pornography. But with the loss of fruitless marital sex as the norm we have lost traditional marriage.
The traditional view of marriage has been mocked, chided and rejected by so many it has transformed the very idea of marriage into nothing more than an antiquated and unfortunate monogamous commitment where it is incumbent upon each spouse to engage in fruitless sex i.e., mutual masturbation, for the sole purpose of igniting the insatiable and ever consuming passions of the flesh. But when sex becomes routine and loses its variety, the so-called marriage dies also.
According to the Catholic church, heterosexuals, who plan from the outset of their marriage to frustrate the procreation of children, are never validly married since they are denying an essential property of marriage. Homosexual sex, by nature, renders one incapable of procreation and thereby incapable of a valid marriage to a member of the same sex. Nevertheless, the State in the name of "human dignity" has permitted a sham, because "there can be no true promotion of man's dignity unless the essential order of human nature is respected". Persona Humana, CDF.
As a culture, we wonder why we are all fat when we engage in constant gluttony. We wonder why we are divorced and unhappy when we selfishly seek constant genital gratification while excluding God's natural designs. Finally, we wonder why homosexual "marriage" has snuck up on us when our sex lives have become fruitless-- just like homosexuality. Fruitless sex that excludes God's plan of creation for man is a roadmap for the acceptance of Read More...
From Newham Recorder: "Babul Islam, 19, was one of three "Asian" youths who attacked Canon Michael Ainsworth in his churchyard at St George-in-the-East Church in Shadwell.
Father-of-four Mr Ainsworth, 57, spent 12 days in hospital after he was kicked and punched in the head in what was described at the time as a "faith-hate" attack on March 5 this year.
It was claimed one of the yobs shouted "f***ing priest" during the attack which only stopped Read More...
"Few Catholics today know the story of Gabriel Garcia Moreno. This devout and holy man, blessed with a keen intellect and noble character, briefly reestablished the shining light of Christendom in a small corner of the New World during the nineteenth century. His contemporary, one Charles Darwin, had been at work in some islands in that same area of the globe, known as Ecuador, developing his false theory of species evolution that would become the philosophical bulwark of the godless societies of the future. In the meantime in the Old World, another contemporary, Blessed Pope Pius IX, was suffering through the forced seizure of the Papal territories, during the creation of a unified Italy.
"Garcia Moreno’s role in Catholic history is so significant that the Blessed Virgin Mary foretold his coming more than two centuries before his 1821 birth. During the Church-approved apparitions of Our Lady of Good Success, an unusually specific prophecy was given to a holy Conceptionist nun in Quito, Ecuador, on January 16, 1599. On that date, Our Lady revealed to Venerable Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres details of the life of a future president of the Republic of Ecuador – a country which did not even exist at the time. Our Lady of Good Success, whom the Archdiocese with the permission of Rome would crown Queen of Quito, spoke the following oracle:
“In the nineteenth century a truly Christian president will come, a man of character whom God our Lord will give the palm of martyrdom on the square adjoining this Convent of mine. He will consecrate the Republic to the Sacred...Read more
One need not be a prophet to see where the destruction of the traditional family will lead--especially when nations hasten its demise with the false charity of political correctness.
From Telegraph: "Thousands of primary pupils were prevented from making Father's Day cards at school for fear of embarrassing classmates who live with single mothers and lesbians.
The politically correct policy was quietly adopted at schools "in the interests of sensitivity" over the growing number of lone-parent and same-sex households.
It only emerged after a large number of Read More...
Excerpt from the Vancouver Sun: "The Vancouver board of education says it plans to enforce a ministry policy that prevents parents from pulling students out of classes that deal with alternative sexuality.
"A recent staff recommendation from the Vancouver board of education says parents can pull their children out of sensitive lessons in health classes because of religious or family beliefs, but can't opt their children out of gay-friendly lessons in any other classes."
"The ministry guidelines stem from a contract the government signed with gay activists Murray and Peter Corren. The couple launched a human-rights case against the government, which ended the lawsuit by signing an agreement to add teachings about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered issues to the provincial curriculum."
The Telegraph reports:
"European Union leaders and senior officials were today lavishing praise on Gordon Brown for keeping the Lisbon Treaty "very much alive" by ignoring Ireland's No vote to complete British ratification.
The Prime Minister has been held up as an EU role model after his refusal to suspend Parliament's approval of the Treaty after last week's Irish referendum rejection.
Britain's parliamentary approval of the EU Treaty, which received Royal Assent Read More...
A recent letter from Rt Rev Richard Chartres to Rev Martin Dudley who married the Anglican homosexual priests, reveals the extent that error is tolerated in the Church of England: "There is of course a range of opinion on [homosexual practice] in the Church and, as you know, homophobia is not tolerated in the Diocese of London...The Archbishops have already issued a statement in which they say that “those clergy who disagree with the Church’s teaching are at liberty to seek to persuade others within the Church of the reasons why they believe, in the light of Scripture, tradition and reason that it should be changed."
The illogic of this position is beyond belief. It is a recipe for chaos and division which is the signature of Satan. But such a position is natural considering Martin Luther himself, paved the way for such error to take hold. What follows are excerpts of Luther's writing as compared to the Biblical Word of God.
Christ: "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are fornication . . . murder . . . and suchlike. And concerning these I warn you, they who do such things will not attain the Kingdom of God" (Galatians 5:19-21).
Luther: "Sin boldly but believe more Read More...
Excerpt from Adnkronos: "Previous threats to the Italian premier were made in Arabic but Tuesday's internet message was for the first time posted completely in Italian with the title, 'Berlusconi and Magdi Allam'.
"They are two dead men walking.. just like Falcone .." an apparent reference to the anti-Mafia judge, Giovanni Falcone, who prosecuted the Sicilian Cosa Nostra. He and his wife were assassinated in a bombing in 1992.
"A coded message? Perhaps!" says the internet message.
The latest death threats, posted directly in Italian, are different to those that targeted Berlusconi in the past when they were posted only in Arabic."
It is not the first time that Berlusconi and Magdi Allam have been targeted by threats. They have been among the preferred targets of the users of such sites."
For all that lament the de-christianization of the West and Islamization of Europe, Spengler of the Asia Times foresees a resurgence in Christianity that could threaten the predicted proliferation of islam throughout Europe.
Excerpts from Asia Times: "Benedict XVI may preach against violence, but in his own fashion he takes a tougher stance than the American president. That surely is not the way it looks at first glance. Bush invaded an Arab country, while Benedict preaches reason to the Muslim world, receiving in the past few months Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah as well as delegations from Iran. He has agreed to a meeting with a group of 138 Muslim scholars at the Vatican in November. Why should Muslims fear Benedict?
"For the first time, perhaps, since the time of Mohammed, large parts of the Islamic world are vulnerable to Christian efforts to convert them, for tens of millions of Muslims now dwell as minorities in predominantly Christian countries. The Muslim migration to Europe is a double-edged sword. Eventually this migration may lead to a Muslim Europe, but it also puts large numbers of Muslims within reach Read More...
Excerpts from Telegraph: "Asked whether the Latin Mass would be celebrated in many ordinary parishes in future, Cardinal Castrillon said: “Not many parishes – all parishes. The Holy Father is offering this not only for the few groups who demand it, but so that everybody knows this way of celebrating the Eucharist.”
"The Cardinal, who heads the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, made his comments as he was preparing to celebrate a traditional Latin Mass at Westminster Cathedral yesterday, the first time a cardinal has done so there for 40 years.
Cardinal Castrillon said that the reverent silence of the traditional rite was one of the Read More...
Excerpts from TELEGRAPH: "George W Bush and Pope Benedict XVI have held an intimate meeting in Rome as rumours mounted in Italy that the president may follow in Tony Blair's footsteps and convert to Catholicism.
The two men spoke for half an hour in the 12th century Tower of St John, a private area in the Vatican gardens which is used by the pope for private reflection.
The usual protocol for heads-of-state is a meeting in the pope's library in the Apostolic Palace, but a spokesman for the Vatican said Benedict wanted to Read More...
Excerpts from telegraph: "In the 1990s, she was one of those European aristocrats whose names we came to know only because they were forever appearing in glossy magazines, attending all the right grand weddings and openings. She even published an A-to-Z guide to good manners with her great friend, the German Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, better known in the society pages as the 'punk princess' or 'Princess TNT'.
Alessandra Borghese was one of the heirs to the San Pellegrino water fortune. She founded her own cultural centre in Rome, and then married Greek shipping tycoon, Constantine Niarcose who later died of a cocaine overdose.
It was Princess "TNT" Gloria von Thurn who encouraged Borghese's return to the faith after her own conversion.
"Catholicism is not a philosophy, neither is Read More...
The humiliation of this news item is almost unbearable. How far have we come and how far are we yet to descend? I must admit that I have lately begun to pray that God shorten these days for the sake of the elect. If these times, when the innocence of children is everywhere in jeopardy, are not the days that Christ spoke of, then I am frightened to see what is to come that will qualify us for such mercy.
Excerpt from telegraph: "Churches in Belgium are to be turned into mosques as Christian congregations decline while Muslims demand more places to worship.
"Philip Heylen, Antwerp's deputy mayor, has called Read More...
Iris Robinson, is the chair of the Stormont health committee and is married to Peter Robinson, who took office as the First Minister of Northern Ireland on Thursday.
During a radio interview with the BBC she had the politically incorrect audacity to assert that gay people could be "turned around".
"Homosexuality is not natural. My Christian beliefs tell me that it is an abomination and that is very clear. It is an offence to God, an offensive act and something that God abhors. I am clearly not saying that I want people to thrash the living daylights out of a homosexual man or women, because I don't."
"She said: "I have a very lovely psychiatrist who works with me in my offices and his Christian background is that he tries to help homosexuals - trying to turn them away from what they are engaged in."
From Northern Ireland News: "John O'Doherty, a South Belfast District Policing Partnership member has revealed he has filed a complaint with the police over the comments, saying: "People like Mrs Robinson need to learn that their comments hav Read More...
From Irish Society For a Christian Civilization: "Can I approve of the Treaty of Lisbon?
The violation of non-negotiable principles raises a grave question of conscience for
Irish Catholics in the face of this referendum.
A spectre is haunting Europe—it threatens you, the Christian future of your family, of Ireland, and of the Continent. It is a European Union without God and without moral principles.
The Treaty of Lisbon seeks to reform, for you and for all Irish Catholics, the fundamental values which govern the functioning of the European Union. These new values are in stark contrast to the non-negotiable principles given by Pope Benedict XVI.
The Pope insists that, in the construction of Europe, there are three areas in which the Church defends “non-negotiable principles”:
* “the protection of life at Read More...
The coming persecution of the Church will certainly stem in part from the radical homosexual movement. The way is being paved for the son of perdition through the growth of a new psuedo-christianity, or better yet, anti-christianity, which excludes the truths of Jesus Christ. It also diabolically twists the charitable and social aspects of Christianity rendering those who oppose the homosexual lifestyle as intolerant hate-mongers. The tenets of this anti-christian movement are simple: be nice, don't judge, and tolerate everything except the intolerant truth and those who espouse it. The arch-enemy of this movement is of course the Catholic Church which teaches that homosexual sex is a mortal sin. Unfortunately many so-called Christian denominations have fallen prey to this more palatable anti-Christianity. It is becoming easier to see what Christ meant when he said--"Will I find faith when I return?"
ROME (Reuters) - "Some 10,000 dancing and singing homosexuals and gay-rights supporters Read More...
"St Etheldreda’s, Ely Place, London’s only medieval Catholic church, is in a state of chaos after the new parish priest forced through trendy liturgical changes against the wishes of the congregation (and the Pope) at his first Mass there last Sunday.
"The deacon has been dismissed, the sacristan has resigned and the Master of Ceremonies is planning to leave following the appointment of Fr Tom Deidun, who has scrapped the tradition of celebrating Mass ad orientem, and insists on facing the people.
"The Rev Dr Laurence Hemming, the deacon and nationally recognised Read More...
From Times Online: "The Bishop of Stafford, the Right Rev Gordon Mursell, an expert on Christian spirituality and near the bottom of the hierarchy of Anglican bishops, said that people who ignored global warming were, in effect, locking their children and grandchildren into a world without a future and throwing away the key.
"Bishop Mursell, who spoke last year at a conference organised by the ultra-liberal Modern Read More...
Excerpts from the telegraph: "Arthur Cunningham, 48, and Joseph Abraham, 65, both full-time evangelical ministers, have launched legal action against West Midlands Police, claiming the officer infringed their right to profess their religion.
Mr Abraham said: "I couldn't believe this was happening in Britain. The Bishop of Rochester was criticised by the Church of England recently when he said there were no-go areas in Britain but he was right; there are certainly no-go areas for Christians who want to share the gospel."
The preachers, both ministers in Birmingham, were handing out Read More...
Why is it that so many Christian denominations have no problem with belief in the mystery of the Trinity yet fail in faith to accept the words of Jesus regarding the mystery of the Eucharist? It is by far the most challenging belief in Christianity and was so even in Christ's day.
As described in the gospel of St. John "many of His disciples left Jesus when He told the multitude that they would have to eat His Flesh and drink His Blood to have eternal life. Christ wanted to make sure that His own apostles believed in the Real Presence. That is why He asked them if they too, wanted to leave Him." But it was Peter who gave the correct answer. "He told Jesus that the apostles also did not comprehend this mystery, but they relied on Christ's words because they believed that Jesus is the living God who can neither deceive or be deceived." Fr John A. Hardon, S.J. Catechism on the Real Presence.
Christianity needs the authority of Christ's Church because as demonstrated in the last 500 years-- left to itself the human mind goes wild in it's interpretation of God's word. This is seen in the fact that "Martin Luther who had been a priest for fifteen years, broke with the Catholic Church on October 31, 1517. By the year 1600, there were over 200 Protestant interpretations of Christ's words, "this is my body ...this is my blood." ibid .
The wise words of the Saints prove the intense faith required to believe Jesus difficult words on the Eucharist:
St John Chrysostom warned the faithful about questioning the mysteries of the Eucharist: "Let us submit to God in all things and not contradict him, even if what he says seems contrary to our reason and intellect; rather, let his words Read More...