Archive for February, 2013

Silence is not a privation of stillness, nor a muteness, nor an emptiness; it is a communion by which one attains truth above creation and action.”                                                                         -Bishop Fulton J. Sheen For Reflection: What does it mean to attain “truth above creation and action?”  In what practical ways can I begin to lead a more silent […]

You’re all thinking Jennifer who?  After Sundays’ Oscar ceremony I am of course talking of the American actress Jennifer Lawrence who won best actress at the Oscars.  She is of course a great actress (see Hunger Games) but we’ve just discovered something even more special than that and that is her friendship with a man called […]

Amidst all the media attention today, centred on Pope Benedict’s retirement, we would like to add our own best wishes.  We have loved having his wisdom and steady leadership over the last few years and hold fond memories of his visit to Scotland when he quietly dumbfounded the critics! We pray that he will be […]

Just found a great way to support the important events that are about to happen in the church over the next few weeks.  There is a way we can be part of the whole process of choosing a new Pope and that is through a website set up especially for this period called,  It […]

What has chastity to do with the issues that we normally deal with on this blog??   Good question.  Everything.   The Catholic Church is quite clear on chastity.   “All Christ’s faithful are called to lead a chaste life in keeping with their particular states of life The Church’s stance makes sense only if one knows what […]

  Dr. Evelyn Billings. Credit: WOOMB International Ltd. Melbourne, Australia, Feb 20, 2013 / 05:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Dr. Evelyn Billings, who helped develop a major method of natural fertility regulation, is being remembered after her recent death as a wonderful inspiration, said a doctor at the Natural Family Planning Center. “That’s how we feel […]

There  are some pro life organisations, especially in the U.S.,  that believe the only way to get the pro life message across effectively,  so minds are changed forever as to what happens in an abortion,  is to show graphic images of babies after being aborted. The pictures are truly horrific and the pro lifers are […]

She said that all of a sudden, it was dark, but then it became a real darkness, and she started thinking, ‘I’ve got to get out of here…and a light went on in her heart and she came out and she left. They had told her that she was 26 weeks [pregnant] and they would […]

A new angle has been sought in the bid by some politicians to persuade the Irish government that abortion needs to be legalized in the cases of suicidal women. This is not a “new”argument at all, but has been seen many times before in the long years of debating abortion – that women who are […]

Litany of Humility O Jesus! Meek and humble of heart, Hear me. From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being loved, Deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being extolled, Deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being honored, Deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of being praised, Deliver me, Jesus. From the desire of […]