Archive for August, 2012

Prolife Mass

30Aug12

The next diocesan pro life mass will be held on 19th September 2012 at 7.30pm.  It will be celebrated by Fr Gerald Sharkey with Holy Hour of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 6pm and Rosary at 7pm. Advertisements


St. Margaret Clitherow was born in Middleton, England, in 1555, of protestant parents. Possessed of good looks and full of wit and merriment, she was a charming personality. In 1571, she married John Clitherow, a well-to-do grazier and butcher (to whom she bore two children), and a few years later entered the Catholic Church. Her […]


Did You Know?

30Aug12

Barak Obama isn’t our Prime Minister but it is still important to know his credentials when it comes to pro life issues.  America and Britain have a close relationship and therefore always useful to be aware what is going on politically in the U.S. and so this advert is an eye opener for anyone who doesn’t know how Barak Obama […]


Every now and then we come across a story which demonstrates so clearly to the world that disability is no limit to what can be achieved.  It is, of course very apt now that the Paralympics have just started. It was The Telegraph One-handed-pianist-Nicholas-McCarthy-graduates-from-Royal-College-of-Music.html this story of Nicholas McCarthy,23, born with one hand and over came low […]


If you have never heard of Professor Jerome Lejeune (1926 -1994), then this huge gap needs to be filled as soon as possible.  Frances Phillips reports that there is currently an exhibition at the Rimini conference, of this great mans’ life and work http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2012/08/24/professor-lejeune-a-patron-saint-of-downs-syndrome/ which makes interesting reading. I had the pleasure of meeting Professor Lejeune […]


St Monica

27Aug12

St. Monica was married by arrangement to a pagan official in North Africa, who was much older than she, and although generous, was also violent tempered. His mother Lived with them and was equally difficult, which proved a constant challenge to St. Monica. She had three children; Augustine, Navigius, and Perpetua. Through her patience and […]


“Without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of grace. The gift of grace increases as the struggles increase.” (St. Rose of Lima)


The fuller story that goes with this video is played out all over the world; teenage girl is pregnant and under pressure to have an abortion.  Adoption is presented as almost a non option for these vulnerable girls.  And this is where the story differs and here we must take heart and continue to use […]


Prayers Please

23Aug12

Please pray for Tracey who is pregnant and under tremendous pressure to abort her child.


We feel compelled to counter the deluge of media coverage of Tony Nicklinsons’ death yesterday by pointing out that even though he had locked in Syndrome he still had alot to live for and was still able to communicate.  He was articulate on the miseries of his life, and anyone who has followed his case […]