CMA Youth Retreat, 8th Feb, Haverstock Hill, London
Are Western Christians persecuted?
My latest on LifeSite.
Sex abuse clerical and lay
The second of a linked pair of LifeSite articles.
The latest Sex-abuse cover up: by Greater Manchest Police
The first of a pair of articles on LifeSite;
Some worries about Roger Scruton
The Papal Slap
A lot of people have weighed in on Pope Francis repeatedly slappingthe hand of a pilgrim in St Peter’s Square. Reactions have not divided simply along ideological lines. Austin Ruse suggested, on Twitter, that Pope Benedict and Pope John Paul II would have reacted even more fiercely to a pilgrim grabbing their hands and not letting go. I was undecided myself at first. The pilgrim’s action did seem a little aggressive. On the other hand, there she is, in the video, a rather small Chinese lady, making a sign of the cross to steel herself to take the hand of the much larger Pope, surrounded by body guards. From what one can see of the timing of the incident, the Pope reacts as he does not to the surprise of the physical aspect of the gesture, but to what she is saying. She is saying something about Hong Kong…
Read the rest on Rorate.
Roger Buck's 'Gentle Traditionalist' returns
My latest for LifeSite. Buy Roger Buck's latest book through this link which gives him a little more of the cover price.
Carry on reading there.
Learn to cook in 2020
My latest on LifeSite News
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James MacMillan interview: music, culture, politics, religion
I've just round to watching this, and it is very interesting.
Sir James is a Patron of the Latin Mass Society.
He mentions a recent book of his reflections, which can be found here.
Blessing of Wine for the feast of St John
The bottles in bags on the floor were also blessed and sprinkled with holy water. They include our current stock of red wine for the Iota Unum talks.