Why are Bishops Blind?

Brentwood Diocese released a vision document at the beginning of Advent which states its aim as not "managing decline"....It then goes on to suggest a strategy for managing decline. We don't have any vocations you see.

It's not all complete rubbish one good idea is that Parishes work together and help each other/ share best practice (something I have been trying to encourage in my own locality for years now). However, the plan basically seems to be that lay people will have to do the priest stuff from now on. In the "Restructuring Section" it explains:
As our number of priests reduces from the situation we currently have towards this long-term position we will go through a transitional period that we have previously referred to as the “medium term”. As we go through the transition over the next 15 years the number of priests will reduce as God sees fit It's like we are locked in to a cycle of inevitable collapse and real "renewal" is seen as …

An Amazing Nun

Sr Miriam Duggan FMSA, FRCOG (82) is a native of Limerick, Ireland.

In 1969 she was one of the first qualified obstetricians in Uganda. She headed the maternity unit of Nsambia Hospital, Kampala for 30 years.

In this 30 minute interview Sr Miriam discusses her experiences, including :  Addressing the Ugandan parliament on abortion. The abstinence programme for HIV which reduced the incidence from 25% to 6% The role of Mother Kevina (Kearney) in the development of health care in Uganda. Conscientious Objection for pro life medical students and health care personnel. UK abortion experiences.  She also mentions her early medical training and specialisation in obstetrics.
What a wonderful woman!

Ze Germanz Road Map to #NuKirche

"The most terrifying words in 21st-century Catholicism are “I’m from the German Church and I’m here to enter into a synodal dialogue about new doctrinal insights.”" ~ Dan Hitchens It's true for GK Chesterton as always, when he stated:
“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.” What better example could there be than the opulent, bloated German Church?
These men have been pushing a particular agenda their whole lives. It consistently leaves people cold, disinterested & apathetic. It has destroyed vocations and wrecked Mass attendance. They so lack insight, intelligence & self-awareness that the only reason they can see for this is that they have not gone far enough!

Of course it could be argued that analysing "people leaving the Church"-- ‘Kirchenaustritt’ doesn’t really mean much other than that people don’t want to pay the Church tax. Many have already long gone from the Church but still p…

Francis promotes a pervert - everyone just shrugs

As I reported at the time, one of the stand out moments of the Vatican cringe-a-thon Abuse Summit was a journalist from Crux (which tends to be more supportive of the Pope and his agenda) asked how can we believe that this is the end of cover-ups, "when at the end of the day, Pope Francis himself covered-up for a Bishop in Argentina who had gay porn on his phone", referring to Argentine Bishop Zanchetta, here's the video:
At Presser for Vatican Sexual Abuse Summit #PBC2019, @inesanma asks how can we believe that this is the end of cover-ups, "when at the end of the day, Pope Francis himself covered-up for a Bishop in Argentina who had gay porn on his phone", referring to Argentine Bishop Zanchetta — Catholic Sat (@CatholicSat) February 24, 2019 The journalist asking the question was Inés San Martín, an Argentinean journalist who covers the Vatican in Rome for Crux. I think her nationality has been the reason for her to be supportive …

Cardinal Godfried Danneels 1933-2019


Priests who promote SSA betray families & the Church

Priests who promote homosexuality in direct contradiction to Church teaching justify their new approach by saying that they are "accompanying" same-sex attracted people to faith. In fact, if one delves even a little below the superficiality of this duplicitous pretence one can see how this nonsense can never work and the reality is that are in fact achieving the opposite.

History demonstrates that SSA people will either work to change Church teaching, as the Westminster LGBT+ group who recently spent time with Pope Francis do, or, if they are honest, they will recognise they only really have two options: conform their lives to Christ or leave.

For a parent, priests who do this are their worst nightmare, particularly in a secular culture that constantly positively promotes such lifestyles. Faced with this parental challenge, where does one go to for help? If you are a Catholic, you go to the Church and her tradition to find a way to guide your child through this challenge. Yo…

Australian Media "made Pell personify the sins of the Church"

For those who consider Cardinal Pell guilty as sentenced and wonder why some Catholics (quite a lot of Catholics) are sticking up for a convicted child abuser, it might be worth watching this report.

Serious questions about Cardinal Pell's conviction are raised by Peta Credlin in Australia who notes the Cardinal's innovations to deal with abuse and the zero tolerance policies he himself put in place.

She also articulates the fact that what made Pell hated was his adherence to orthodox Catholic teaching in an environment which is now rabidly anti-religious.

Credlin says she has had to confront the reality that either the Church or the law is wrong in this instance...and it looks like the it's law because there is a very difference standard applied despite the fact that Catholic schools, hospitals and charities have undoubtedly done more good than harm.

EWTN also aired the analysis below by John Macaulay, a former altar server for Cardinal Pell at the Cathedral who has foll…