Archive for August, 2011

March for Life

29Aug11

It’s great to see on this clip of the annual March for Life in the U.S. how many young people are there giving witness to the most basic of all human rights – the right to life!  Advertisements


The weekend papers have been full of the news that a Conservative backbencher, Nadine Dorries and Labour M.P. Frank Field have put forward an amendment to the health bill which would strip abortion providers such as Marie Stopes of their pregnancy counselling roles, opening them up to tenders from “independent organisations”. As usual whenever the subject of […]


According to the Gospel of Luke John was son of Zachariah and Elizabeth whose birth was foretold by the angel Gabriel to Zachariah. Zachariah was a priest in the temple of Jerusalem. Luke also states that John was born about six months before the birth of his cousin, Jesus of Nazareth. John the Baptist lived […]


World Youth Day

25Aug11

Further to the last post regarding media coverage of World Youth Day in Madrid we managed to find the blog posting on the Guardian website by a man called Andrew Brown who has written  about the Popes’ visit to Spain in mixed terms.  It is interesting to note he has noticed the BBC bias aswell when it comes to reporting anything to do […]


Here’s a wonderfully inspiring initiative to get involved with.  This autumn from28 September to November 6th 2011 communities all over America, Australia, Canada and the U.K. are uniting for the largest and longest coordinated pro-life mobilization in history: the Forty Days for Life campaign. Robert Colquhoun is coordinating the campaign in London and would like everyone to […]


St. Rose of Lima is the patroness of Latin America and the Philippines. This South American Saint’s real name was Isabel, but she was such a beautiful baby that she was called Rose, and that name remained. As she grew older, she became more and more beautiful, and one day, her mother put a wreath of flowers on her […]


You will have noticed the varying coverage of the wonderful World Youth Day in Madrid that has just ended.  It is important that every Catholic spreads the positiveness of this fantastic display of the Catholic Church’s youth and commitment.  The Guardian’s newspaper‘s coverage has been more sympathetic and encouraging than the BBC’s website which is […]


Clothes Sales

22Aug11

We’re delighted once again to announce four  more clothing sales here at the Initiative (104 Albert Road, Crosshill G42 8DR) on the 9th &10th and the 16th & 17th of September and we hope it will be as much a success as previous sales.  For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of one of our clothes […]


World Youth Day

22Aug11

With World Youth Day in the news we thought it would be interesting to show you this  news from the pro-life website Lifesite.   It is interesting to note that Madrid is known as the “abortion – mecca” because of the high rates of abortion.  Have a look at this story http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/world-youth-day-priests-granted-power-to-lift-abortion-excommunications and see what you think.


Blood Money

18Aug11

Having watched this new American dvd called “Blood Money” we can only recommend that everyone who supports the work we do here at the Initiative watch this dvd as soon as possible! It is narrated by Dr Alveda King, Martin Luther Kings’ neice and deals with the American system of abortion, sex education and funding aswell […]