Catholic Herald notes

In the digital edition of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, I saw a great pieces.

First, and I think this is only on the full, digital edition and not on the website, there is an article by Edward Pentin about the reaction of Robert Card. Sarah of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum” to efforts by UN head Ban Ki Moom to press a homosexual agenda in African countries.

Catholic Herald

I didn’t see this reported anywhere else.  If it was, I missed it.  But the liberal re-engineering efforts march on, in goose-stepping unity across the globe.

“African bishops must react”, to such a move, the Guinean cardinal told me, adding: “This is not our culture. It’s against our faith.” He said that it is “not possible to impose on the poor this kind of European mentality.”

Perhaps there is a diocese open in the USA which could use the clear language offered by Card. Sarah.
Then there is an article asking which sort of hospital chapel you prefer? The photos give you a sense of the article.

hospital chapels

There is also an article about how priests are remaining in the Syrian city Homs even as violence escalates… and the world watches and does nothing.

Also, there is a good article by my friend Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth, Executive Secretary of ICEL, about what Lent is about.  He uses prayers from various days during Lent to illustrate his point: Lent: A time to go to war – with yourself.  WDTPRS has shown for years the military imagery which is clear in the Latin texts of many of our orations for Mass.

I find the full edition of the Catholic Herald online to be very interesting, especially because they are more advanced in the kulturkampf against the Church and against natural law (reason) in the UK than we are in the US.  Perhaps you would too.

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  1. tcreek says:

    Also from the Herald:
    “There is no future without children” — Pope Benedict XVI

    And from the Philippines — Michael Voris
    “Obama is pushing contraception, abortion, and homosexuality in the Philippines.”

    Evil in it’s “purist” form is alive in the world.

  2. The Sicilian Woman says:

    The Philippines is probably the last, largest, most collectively Catholic country around. Makes sense for Obama to target it.

    Sadly, “brick by brick” goes both ways.

  3. Peggy R says:

    While my general opinion is that the US needs to divest itself of economic and political interests in the middle east, I sadly note that the one “tyrant” that we should have perhaps helped a nation be rid of is Syria’s. The rest are a mess.

    God be with the priests and all the people in Syria.

  4. Joan M says:

    The “Faith Room” – on the right – looks like a claustrophobic waiting room! Perhaps designed for group therapy??

  5. NoTambourines says:

    I think the holy writ for the “chapel” on the right might be Highlights.

  6. ContraMundum says:

    There is also an article about how priests are remaining in the Syrian city Homs even as violence escalates… and the world watches and does nothing.

    A big part of the reason for that is that there is nothing that the world should obviously be doing. (We’re talking about “the world” here, not the Church, so we’re talking about secular intervention, whether diplomatic, economic, or military.) The Assad government is a bunch of thugs, but they’re not the kind of Islamists who will drive Christians out of Syria as fast as they can escape — including those Christians who have had to flee Iraq because “the world did something” there. There are reasonable fears that the opposition forces will prove to be precisely that type of Islamist. It’s not looking too good for the Copts in Egypt right now, after that country was “liberated” by similar protests.

  7. Random Friar says:

    The chapel on the right looks more like a room for a focus group. Focus on oneselves, mostly, I imagine.

  8. wmeyer says:

    I see two pictures; I recognize one chapel.

  9. Kerry says:

    I would be more certain the room on the right is a chapel had they not removed the tambourines. Heh.

  10. wmeyer says:

    On the left, a room for receiving grace; on the right, a cold place for suffering.

  11. catholicmidwest says:

    The one with the Eucharist in it.

    I’m serious. I don’t care if it’s a closet with folding chairs and no windows. I’ve had some serious moments in hospitals. I want the chapel with the Eucharist in it.

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