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Enforcement, silencing, and truth

2019 has not, thus far, been a joyful year for Britain. Knife crime – numbers of young people stabbing one another on the streets of our cities – has risen steadily and looks set to continue to do so. Political life has been chaotic, giving a general sense of uncertainty and confusion over the one thing of which we have long been confident – the resilience and reasonable competence of our system of governance. And the sinister political-correctness which over the past few years has increasingly sought control over our lives continues to grow in strength and in nastiness.

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A journey from atheism

Philip Vander Elst describes how CS Lewis enabled him to grasp some liberating truths

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Celibacy and The Pan- Amazon Synod

Celibacy and The Pan- Amazon Synod

Debates about clerical celibacy are nothing new. There have been many arguments and challenges over the centuries. It is commonly asserted that celibacy is a “medieval” innovation, imposed on Catholic priests only a thousand years ago. In fact, scholarly studies have demonstrated that, in essence, it can be traced back to apostolic times.

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The Luminous Mysteries – meditations

The Luminous Mysteries – meditations

We continue our series of meditations, drawn from the works of Blessed John Henry Newman, on the Mysteries of the Rosary. These meditations have been collected together by a Sister of the Benedictine Abbey of St Cecilia on the Isle of Wight.

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Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage
 
A 'Pilgrimage' is a collective noun
For a mass, a crowd, a group, a line
Or a straggle of pilgrims.
Together we flow like a current
From here, where God is
To there, where God is.
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SEX, LOVE AND THE CATHOLIC CHALLENGE TO HEDONISM
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Fr Holloway’s 100th Birthday

Last Saturday was the 100th anniversary of Agnes Holloway giving birth to Edward.He was born just as Lenin’s revolution began. This was the beginning of changing the poor, Christian country of Russia into the powerful Marxist one. It was predicted by Our Lady of Fatima over the previous six...
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Weinstein and Modern Judgmentalism

Weinstein and Modern Judgmentalism
The Harvey Weinstein affair has unleashed a can of worms. There has been a series of exposures concerning sexual offences or inappropriate sexual behaviour of MPs, celebrities and others. There is no doubt that sexual harassment, carried out mostly by men, deserves condemnation and certainly ther...
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Islam and Terrorism

Islam and Terrorism
We are all aware of the horror of the terrorist attacks in recent years and of the senseless attack outside the mosque in Finsbury Park, London. It is inspiring how brave those who work in the emergency services are and how strong the community support has been in all these cases. As Christians, ...
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