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BLOOD SACRIFICE, NEW TEMPLES , PERFECT SACRIFICE A NEW BEGINNING

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There are things we "know" so well, that we never bother to know them in detail or appreciate fully their significance. And, knowing neither detail nor full significance, we never come to reflect properly on their implications , either for those in the past or the present, or for ourselves.
Our story here is just such a case : systematic blood sacrifice, a gigantic worship place, and a strangely torn veil. When we understand each of these, and the way they touched the lives of the people they were woven into, we can begin to understand more fully the earliest days of our family of Faith : the Catholic Church.

Blood Sacrifice

Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen once said that the Jewish religion of the Old Testament was practised in a literal " haemorrhage of blood". This was an extraordinary statement ; but it is precisely the truth.

We all know that when Mary and Joseph went up to the Temple in Jerusalem for the Purification ritual at the required interval after the …

YET ANOTHER TIMELY RE-POST THIS TIME FROM 23RD July, 2015

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YET ANOTHER TIMELY RE-POST THIS TIME  FROM 23RD July, 2015

Perhaps some people are too slow to understand what is happening, until it arrives in their backyard! "
BACKGROUND

Nigeria is the 7th most populous country in the world , and the most populous in Africa. With an estimated population of 183,500,000 it contains 2.5% of the entire world population.Even by economic standards it is the 22nd largest country in the world by GDP and the largest in Africa.
( For comparison's sake - for my fellow Australian readers - Australia is the 52nd largest country in the world by population with 23,800,000 people -0.328% of the world's population , but it ranks 12th in the world by GDP which is more than double that of Nigeria.)

By any standard, what happens in Nigeria is of world importance. But it is fair to say that this fact is not well-recognised in the mainstream media, and even less well appreciated in Australia where the popular focus on Africa is hazy or almost lost in impenetrabl…

TIMELY RE-POST FROM 20th APRIL, 2015

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It  seems appropriate to re-post this which I first posted on 20th April, 2015 - some people are slow to catch on.:



Mohammedanism and Peace
September, A.D.  622. 


"The Prophet Mohammed had taken flight with a few followers from the hostile city of Mecca to friendly Medina, thereby marking the starting point for the whole Muslim era; and just five years afterwards, in 633, the armies of Islam would begin the advance that was to take them, in the course of a single century, to within 150 miles of Paris and to the very gates of Constantinople, Christendom’s most formidable rival - and for the next thousand years its most implacable enemy - was already born, and would soon be on the march.


Until the second quarter of the seventh century, the land of Arabia was terra incognita to the Christian world. Remote and inhospitable,productive of nothing to tempt the sophisticated merchants of the West, it had made no contribution to civilization and seemed unlikely ever to do so. Its people, inso…