Something to Cheer About

Damian Thompson moves on from his usual fussy controversial tone to write powerfully and movingly of Pope Benedict’s address to the youth and World Youth Day.¬† Here are some excerpts:¬†Dear friends, life is not governed by chance; it is not random. Your very existence has been willed by God, blessed and given a purpose (cf. [Read More...]

Benedict Converts Snake Handler

It’s just been revealed that during his recent visit to the USA Pope Benedict XVI took time out to fly to the hills of Tennessee to convert a charismatic Christian who is a member of a snake handling sect. This sect also drinks poison to prove they are holy. After receiving the new convert into [Read More...]

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Another Hint

Damian Thompson quotes Archbishop Myers (the one who is in charge of the Pastoral Provision) giving another hint that Rome is preparing a way for whole congregations or even whole ‘continuing denominations’ to convert to Rome. It is worth remembering that the Church of England is just one player in the Anglican Communion, and the [Read More...]

Einstein, Insanity and Humane Vitae

The Daily Telegraph reports the record number of teenage pregnancies and abortions in the UK. In response the government wants more contraceptive education, more abortion clinics, more free condoms and more sex education for younger and younger children. This has provoked a conservative response that points out quite rightly that the policy of free contraception, [Read More...]

B16 Rides in to the Rescue!

The UK’s Independent newspaper has this article which is also featured in the Daily Telegraph. Both articles give the ridiculous impression that Pope Benedict is one hundred percent behind Rowan Williams and is actually shunning any converts to Catholicism. From their tone you would think B16 had abandoned World Youth Day and chartered a jet [Read More...]