CHRISTUS VINCIT,CHRISTUS REGNAT,CHRISTUS IMPERAT
CHRISTUS AB OMNI MALO
PLEBEM SUAM DEFENDAT
THANK YOU POPE BENEDICT HOLINESS
HIS HOLINESS INSPIRES US
The manifest holiness of Pope Benedict perfectly accords with every other characteristic of the man, his meek and humble spirit, his serene presence, his composure , his insight in spiritual matters and his love of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. Thank you Holy Father for being an example and inspiration to us all.
In the days when "Brittania waived the rules" as the wags had it, it was not easy being a Catholic, if it ever has been. Even in his native Ireland, James Dixon found that to be so. Because Erin had long since ceased to belong to its people, but rather to the English invaders. King George III sat upon the English throne for 59 years. He had the misfortune to suffer periodic bouts of apparent insanity induced by the disease known as porphyria. One of his other misfortunes was to lose the American colonies in their struggle for independence. Closer to home, the Irish also developed the idea that they ought to rule in their own country.And in 1798, the United Irishmen rebelled against British rule. Most of the leaders of the Rebellion were in fact highly educated Protestants rather than Catholics. Nevertheless the popular support inevitably came from the Catholic majority. The Rebellion was bloodily repressed in short order. Then the fierce effort to find and punish the perpetrat…
Technical problems with Google
indexing have made it desirable to re-post all of our material. I hope you will
find interest in reflecting with me, on the history of the Church
over the centuries and during the life of the Blog which began on 14th December
2009. This post first appeared on 6th July 2010.
He was the most dazzling King of his time. Noted since his youth for his handsome good looks, athleticism and intellectual achievements, his court was the destination for the great achievers of his time. But, of late, things had begun to sour a little. Foreign adventures and his heavy gambling had left him cash-strapped. His wife had failed to produce a male heir, and his Chancellor, the Pope's Legate a Latere, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey had failed to secure from the Pope an Annulment of the King's marriage. This was particularly irritating because he did want a male heir, and his roving eye had fixed its attention on a very likely lass among his Queen's Ladies in Waiting: Ann …
This post first appeared in November, 2012, we repeat it to set the scene for some further comments as the Mid December, 2017 release of the Royal Commission's Report approaches.
The recent announcement by Australia's damaged Prime Minister Julia Gillard that a Royal Commission is to be set up to examine all sorts of institutional abuse of children from whatever source has opened the Gates of Hell and every screaming anti-Church demon has come hurtling out to attack the Catholic Church and everything about her. Like most Australians (95% the polls tell us) I strongly support the Royal Commission. Though according to the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC known by some as the GayBC) there is growing concern that the Commission will be too inclusive. Of course, they would like to confine it to the Catholic Church, or Churches only) And those demons found no lack of human forms to serve their purpose. The army of active abortionists, guilt-ridden aborters, active homosexuals, …