Sunday, 8 September 2013




Friday, 30 August 2013

Changin of the Seasons

I've noticed that there's a lot of people who like to present themselves as a revolutionary, or "outside-the-box" intellectual. Of course, in reality, they aren't.

This drives me bleeding mad.

Summer has passed before my eyes as quick as a car races down it's track. I've had plenty of time to myself, and with those who would bare to have me around. A few relatives visited this year, I've been hyperactively Facebooking like a 12-year-old girl. Instagram is now my friend, and Tumblr is okay too.

I hope you've had all a grand summer, and now that school is beginning soon (at least in my little part of the world), I wish you the best. I am going back to school myself, and I hope to do okay. God knows.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

For the three Irish priests


God, whose property is always to have mercy and to spare, we humbly beseech Thee for the soul of thy three servants, which Thou hast called out of the world, that Thou wouldst not deliver it up into the hands of the enemy, nor forget it unto the end; but command it to be received by Thy holy angels, and to be carried to paradise, its true country; that as in Thee it had faith and hope, it may not suffer the pains of hell, but may take possession of everlasting joys: through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

For those of you not in the know. Over the last 18 months, three priests have taken their own lives in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Please pray for the repose of their soul, that he may be merciful, that Satan's attempted reign may stop. 

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

A new bishop for East Anglia!

See the entire collection of photographs here on Flickr, where this very photograph was taken.

What a wonderful event. Please pray for the successor of the apostles, His Grace Bishop Alan Hopes!

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Clap Thy Hands!

Please, dear readers, glorify God and praise the Blessed Virgin and the saints. I have had a particular, important prayer answered for me, that I've been praying for for a long while. Please, offer up your praise and suffering for the sinners in our Church, for we are all sinners, striving for perfection.
O clap your hands, all ye nations: shout unto God with the voice of Joy, For the Lord is high, terrible: a great king over all the earth. He hath subdued the people under us; and the nations under our feet. He hath chosen for us his inheritance the beauty of Jacob which he hath loved.
  God is ascended with jubilee, and the Lord with the sound of trumpet.  Sing praises to our God, sing ye: sing praises to our king, sing ye.  For God is the king of all the earth: sing ye wisely. God shall reign over the nations: God sitteth on his holy throne.  The princes of the people are gathered together, with the God of Abraham: for the strong gods of the earth are exceedingly exalted. 

 I adore Thee, and praise Thy most Sacred Heard, my Lord Jesus Christ.

Hail, Star of the sea! Blessed Mother of God, yet ever a virgin! O 
happy gate of heaven!

Thou that didst receive the Ave from Gabriel's lips, confirm us in 
peace, and so let Eva be changed into an Ave of blessing for us.

Loose the sinner's chains, bring light to the blind, drive from us 
our evils, and ask all good things for us.

Show thyself a mother, and offer our prayers to him, who would be 
born of thee, when born for us.

O incomparable Virgin, and meekest Or the meek, obtain us the 
forgiveness of our sins, and make us meek and chaste.

Obtain us purity of life, and a safe pilgrimage; that we may be 
united with thee in the blissful vision of Jesus.

Praise be to God the Father and to the Lord Jesus, and to the Holy 
Ghost: to the Three one self-same praise.


V. Hail Mary, full of grace, alleluia.

R. The Lord is with thee, alleluia. 

Oh bright flower of heaven, St Gemma, mirror of purity and penance, obtain for us the grace of purity and help us against all temptations of the flesh. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Monday, 17 June 2013


Prayer for the canonisation of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman

God our Father, you granted to your servant Blessed John Henry Newman wonderful gifts of nature and of grace, that he should be a spiritual light in the darkness of this world, an eloquent herald of the Gospel, and a devoted servant of the one Church of Christ.
With confidence in his heavenly intercession, we make the following petition: [here make your petition]
For his insight into the mysteries of the kingdom, his zealous defence of the teachings of the Church, and his priestly love for each of your children, we pray that he may soon be numbered among the Saints. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

(From the Site of the Ordinariate)

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

I (your name), give and consecrate to the Sacred Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, my person, my life, my actions, my pains and sufferings, so that I may be unwilling to make use of any part of my being save to honour, love, and glorify the Sacred Heart. It is my unchanging intention to be all His and to do all for love of Him. I renounce at the same time with all my heart whatever can displease Him.
I, therefore, take You, O Sacred Heart, for the only object of my love, the protector of my life, the pledge of my salvation, the remedy of my weakness and inconstancy, the atonement for the faults of my life, and the secure refuge at the hour of my death.
Be then, O Heart of goodness, my justification before God the Father, and turn away from me the punishment of His just anger. O Heart of love, I put my confidence in You (Thee), because I fear everything from my own sinfulness and weakness. I hope for all things from Your mercy and generosity.
Destroy in me all that can displease or resist Your (Thine) holy Will. Let Your (Thy) pure love impress You (Thee) so deeply upon my heart that I may never forget You (Thee) or be separated from You (Thee). May my name, by your(thy) loving kindness, be written In You (Thee), because in You(Thee) I desire to place all my happiness and all my glory in living and dying in very bondage to you(Thee)

This is an act of consecration to the Sacred Heart, written by St Mary Margaret Alacoque. Being it the month of May, and being that the Sacred Heart is everywhere and that it is the adorable Heart of Christ the King, our blessed and beloved Saviour, it is only proper and an expression of our love to consecrate our entire being to the Sacred Heart.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Pray for the Pope!

A prayer for our Pope, Francis.

V. Oremus pro Pontifice nostro Franciscus. V. Let us pray for Francis, our Pope.
R. Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum, et beatum faciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in animam inimicorum eius. [Ps 40:3] R. May the Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies. [Ps 40:3]
Pater Noster, Ave Maria. Our Father, Hail Mary.
Deus, omnium fidelium pastor et rector, famulum tuum N., quem pastorem Ecclesiae tuae praeesse voluisti, propitius respice: da ei, quaesumus, verbo et exemplo, quibus praeest, proficere: ut ad vitam, una cum grege sibi credito, perveniat sempiternam. Per Christum, Dominum nostrum. Amen. O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, look mercifully upon Thy servant N, whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church. Grant him, we beseech Thee, that by his word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge, so that together with the flock committed to him, may he attain everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. 
Taken from the ever lovely Preces Latinae

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

I have decided for the good of myself and the blog, that I won't be reporting very much on news items, but rather devotional, spiritual, and papal things which can enlighten us and inspire our souls. Big items yes, but the wee ones and inbetween, no. This blog started out to (help in just a small way) to combat the liturgical abuses that were taking place in Europe and North America, and has only expanded to what it is now.

God Bless you once again for your loyal readership.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Here I am, here I'm not.

You know I just vanish sometimes, but I'm back again.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Habemus Papam

Well what a grand few weeks it's been. This is my first time sat at a real computer since the election of our Holy Father, Pope Francis. Let me tell you about my reaction when I saw him walk out to bless the faithful, after that glorious "HABEMUS PAPAM".

Before I do I will tell you that I'm never using my mobile to post a blog post again, because they never come out. I had a HABEMUS PAPAM post, which never did publish, so that ruins everything.

The day, March 13th, I was home and I switched back and forth between BBC, EWTN and Salt and Light. I settled on one of them and then I just waited, and there was black smoke. I went downstairs to do something, and it was only by chance that I came up and then looked at the TV and OH MY GOODNESS! WHITE SMOKE! So I sat down and waited. I started to get impatient, and I was trying to figure out who would walk out. Cardinal Ouelette? Cardinal Turkson? The Cardinal Dean? I had no clue at all. Then when the moment came, and Cardinal Bergoglio came out, and the first thing I though of was how remarkably similar he looked to Pope Pius XII. Anyhow, I almost thought I heard wrong when they said he chose the name Francis. Something different, but by now I can tell it's a fitting name for him. I am in no place to judge the Holy Father, and I am content.

I wasn't online very much that day, but I did go on later that night and I read about everyone's opinions on Pope Francis. My heart sank. Never in my life have I seen such hatred from so-called "charitable" people, towards a bishop let alone the POPE. Of course I could be wrong in my judgement, for I was only reading what was behind a computer screen, but come on. Get real. I can understand being upset over not wearing a mozzetta, I can understand being upset over his choice of vestments, but he is the Pope and the Pope is the Pope is the Pope.

The successor of St Peter is the Vicar of Christ, and our Earthly shepherd to guide us and lead us. It is for that reason we must pray for him, and love him as loyal and obedient Catholics do. The media was upset because the Pope was Catholics. Those on the far, extremist right were upset because he wasn't conservative enough and those on the left were upset because he was too conservative. Catholics, however, must rejoice and celebrate a new Pope.

Today is Palm Sunday, it the glorious start to the Holy Week, the most glorious yet sorrowful and joyful time in the life of the Church of Christ. Please, in your sacrifices and rosaries, remember our Holy Father and ask God to watch over him and to ask the Blessed Virgin to protect him.
I had the "unfortune" of being ill and unable to go to Mass to get my Palm, so please pray for me. Remember our privilege of being members of the mystical body of Christ, and remember it is our duty to inform the uninformed and to instruct the misguided and ignorant.  Go to confession, have your sins forgiven, and go to the most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass to receive under our unworthy roofs, Our Lord and Saviour who willingly gives himself to us.

Ask the saints, especially St Joseph whose month this is, to pray for all those who are sick and poor, and to pray for the Pope. Ite ad Ioseph.

Remember to honour the Sorrowful Mother of God, especially this week as we commemorate the passion of the Lord. She who watched Her Son, our Saviour, bleed and be scourged then die on the most holy Cross. Mary most Holy, Thrice Admirable Mother, Pray for Us and let thine Immaculate Heart be our Salvation!

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Thinking about adoption?

Looks like I'm a hipster. I adopted my Cardinal before it was cool, and my hipster hips are too hip for hippie hipsters.

I'm not revealing who I was graced with, but I heartedly recommend you to go on over the the Adopt a Cardinal project and adopt your Cardinal!!! The Church needs prayers, especially those electing the next Holy Father!

Saturday, 2 March 2013

What education is coming to

Here's a little story for you today. A grade 8 boy in British Columbia was sent home with pornography.
Apparently, the wee book he was given was entitled "Put on Something Sexy", contained the image of a woman putting a condom on a nude man. (from the Yahoo post below)
I was physically nauseous when I saw what they had given to him,” mother Cathy Sanders told CTV News.

The boy's father, Clay Sanders, said the flipbook was "cartoon pornography."
“I don’t think any depictions of sexual activity are necessary to pass on to children in school,” he told CTV News.
Officials of the Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district quickly apologized, sending a letter to parents of students who'd attended the session. Spokeswoman Donna Reimer said AIDS Vancouver Island had provided the booklet, which had not been approved beforehand.
That's all I shall grace my blog with, for what it contains is ridiculous for an 11 or 12 year old to view. Here is the full article. LET ME WARN YOU THAT IT SHOWS A PREVIEW OF THE PICTURE.

Schools have truly taken out literature and replaced it with impurity and condoms.

This is an example of where the "anti-Aids" campaign has done nothing more than promote smut and pollution to our children's minds. Of course, in this modern world with media flying at us in every direction it is hard for a child to escape the likes of this, however, this was voluntary and there was intent. This promotes an excuse to engage in pre-marital acts, which is a sin and disgustingly immoral behaviour. Please pray for the people who handed out this booklet and pray for the students of the school in which it was distributed.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Novena for the Pope

The SSPX has published a 2-page pdf containing a Novena for the election of the next Pope. While we pray for the full regularisation and full communion of the SSPX, this Novena is a worthy cause and I think we should all participate.
Here is the link: PDF Main article at DICI: DICI

My full thanks to Fr Tim Finigan, at the Hermeneutic of Continuity for bringing my attention to this worthy effort of asking God and praying for the next holy Pontiff.

Thursday, 28 February 2013



Hear us, Mary Immaculate as we cry to Thee.
Jesus, our Lord, my all. Thou art all good, all deserving of our adoration and praise.
Pour out Thy graces upon the Church, Thy Spouse.
Eternal, everlasting and most glorious and adorable Trinity:
Pour forth the Holy Spirit to guide, lead and instruct the cardinal Electors.



Pray for Benedict XVI, Pontiff emeritus.
St Pius X, Pray for Us
St Kateri Tekakwitha, Pray for Us
St John Bosco, Pray for Us.
St Michael the Archangel, pray for us: Defend us in Battle
St Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us: Lovingly lead us
St Raphael the Archangel, pray for us: Take the Church in Thine arms.

The hours until Sede Vacante

Today, at 8 o'clock, local time in Rome, the Holy Father will resign and abdicate. We'll be then in a period of sede vacante. The seat of St Peter will be vacant. Our beloved Benedict XVI will cease to be the Pontiff, and will be known as "Pope Emeritus", and lifted to Castel Gandolfo.

Pope Benedict was a quiet, humble, and interior man. Yet, his papacy was firm and he did not back down from telling the world that the Church is right, and it is only in the Church where the fullness of truth can be found. Now at this moment, he is meeting with the Cardinals and then will be airlifted to Castel Gandolfo.

You can watch all the coverage on the BBC, EWTN, Salt + Light, RTE, and online at the Centro Televisivo Vatican website,

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Im going to remind you

PRAY FOR BENEDICT XVI! These are his last hours as the Holy Pontiff, he is the Vicar of Christ!

V. Oremus pro Pontifice nostro Benedicto. V. Let us pray for Benedict, our Pope.
R. Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum, et beatum faciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in animam inimicorum eius. [Ps 40:3] R. May the Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies. [Ps 40:3]
Pater Noster, Ave Maria. Our Father, Hail Mary.
Deus, omnium fidelium pastor et rector, famulum tuum N., quem pastorem Ecclesiae tuae praeesse voluisti, propitius respice: da ei, quaesumus, verbo et exemplo, quibus praeest, proficere: ut ad vitam, una cum grege sibi credito, perveniat sempiternam. Per Christum, Dominum nostrum. Amen. O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, look mercifully upon Thy servant N, whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church. Grant him, we beseech Thee, that by his word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge, so that together with the flock committed to him, may he attain everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. 
Taken from Preces Latinae, click the links on the Pater and Ave to go there.

Most powerful Patriarch St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, which has always invoked thee in anxiety and trouble, from the exalted seat of thy glory cast a loving glance upon the whole Catholic world, let thy fatherly heart be touched at the sight of the Mystical Spouse and the Vicar of Christ overwhelmed with sorrow and persecuted by powerful enemies. Oh, by the bitter anguish thou didst experience upon earth, dry the tears of the venerable Pontiff, defend him, comfort him, intercede for him with the Giver of peace and charity, that, all adversity being removed and all error dissipated, the entire Church may serve God in perfect liberty. Amen.

The Last Audience

This is a capture of when the Pope was entering for his audience, with a statue of Our Lady, who will surely be pouring out grace upon grace and praying for us the next while.

Pray for the Pope. Pray and pray.

Monday, 25 February 2013


These final days, so sad but yet joyful. Pray for the Pope, pray WITH the Pope, and pray FOR a Pope!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

An unusual Lent, and for the Holy Father!

Well, I'm rather dissappointed that my last few posts did not show up on my blog. I have been posting from my iPod, and using the Blogger app, but they never did show!

Pope Benedict XVI, affectionately known as the Pope of Christian Unity, our Vicar of Christ and the Lord's representative, successor to St Peter, has announced his abdication or resignation on February 28th, efective 8:00pm.

I had a post that day, it failed to appear.

I got to say that I woke up 6am and, I heard the news when I was half-awake half-asleep, so I wasn't sure what to think of it! I saw it on the BBC originally, then I checked the website, which was not updated.

So, knowing there was a little bit of a hoax a wee while ago about the Holy Father retiring, I thought this was a hoax. Because, the only place I saw it was on the BBC!

Then I got into my car, and the radio had it on. I Tweeted the radio then, saying it was a hoax because, after all, it was the BBC. They responded, telling me I was wrong, I was steadfast. There was no possible way that I could see the Holy Father retiring, no. We weren't warned, we weren't prepared. Twas out of the blue. However, just a few hours later I read it on the Vatican News. Then, I believed it. Now sure, I didn't want. No way. But I mean, what do you expect!

I'm not over the shock yet, no my readers no. Now, of course, I was astounded at the bravery and the strength of the Holy Father for doing this. God's Will be done. It is time, and it is time. He's the first in 600 years or so. But, he is a strong, and wonderful Pope. So this Lenten season, (which I had a post for Ash Wednesday too, that never came up either) let us pray fervently for the Holy Father, then, for the conclave, so that the Holy Spirit may give us a holy and pious Pope.

V. Oremus pro pontifice nostro Benedicto.
R. Dominus conservet eum, et vivificet eum, et beatum faciat eum in terra, et non tradat eum in animam inimicorum eius.

Deus, omnium fidelium pastor et rector, famulum tuum Benedictum, quem pastorem Ecclesiae tuae praeesse voluisti, propitius respice: da ei, quaesumus, verbo et exemplo, quibus praeest, proficere: ut ad vitam, una cum grege sibi credito, perveniat sempiternam. Per Christum, Dominum nostrum. Amen.

V. Let us pray for Benedict our pope.
R. The Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.
O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, look mercifully upon Thy servant Benedict, whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church. Grant him, we beseech Thee, that by his word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge, so that together with the flock committed to him, may he attain everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

And being it Lent, please meditate on the Stations of the Cross and on the Sorrowful Mother. Fast and abstain, do penance. Pray to the Saints! Ask the angels for help!

Behold, O Kind and most sweet Jesus, before Thy face I humbly kneel, and with the most fervent desire of soul, I pray and beseech Thee to impress upon my heart lively sentiments of faith, hope and charity, true contrition for my sins and a firm purpose of amendment. With deep affection and grief of soul, I ponder within myself, mentally contemplating Thy five wounds, having before my eyes the words which David the Prophet spoke concerning Thee: "They have pierced my hands and my feet, they have numbered all my bones."

Most holy Virgin and Queen of Martyrs, Mary, would that I could be in Heaven, there to contemplate the honours rendered to thee by the Most Holy Trinity and by the whole Heavenly Court! But since I am still a pilgrim in this vale of tears, receive from me, thy unworthy servant and a poor sinner, the most sincere homage and the most perfect act of vassalage a human creature can offer thee. In thy Immaculate Heart, pierced with so many swords of sorrow, I place today my poor soul forever; receive me as a partaker in thy dolours, and never suffer that I should depart from that Cross on which thy only begotten Son expired for me. With thee, O Mary, I will endure all the sufferings, contradictions, infirmities, with which it will please thy Divine Son to visit me in this life. All of them I offer to thee, in memory of the Dolours which thou didst suffer during thy life, that every thought of my mind, every beating of my heart may henceforward be an act of compassion to thy Sorrows, and of complacency for the glory thou now enjoyest in Heaven. Since then, O Dear Mother, I now compassionate thy Dolours, and rejoice in seeing thee glorified, do thou also have compassion on me, and reconcile me to thy Son Jesus, that I may become thy true and loyal son (daughter); come on my last day and assist me in my last agony, even as thou wert present at the Agony of thy Divine Son Jesus, that from this painful exile I may go to Heaven, there to be made partaker of thy glory. Amen.


Sunday, 10 February 2013

Again, I'm still here.

This has to be my first blog post from a real computer since the Treaty of Versaille was signed.

Anyhow, I'm currently writing up and picturing my long waited review of the Common English Bible. In the mean time, luvleys, enjoy this beautiful hymn  to Our Blessed Mother.

Friday, 25 January 2013


Italy's me happy to see the number of people at the March for Life which watching on EWTN. It's too bad that RTE didn't broadcast the march in Ireland against Enda's promotion of abortion.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

What kills me.

Sometimes people spend too much time on the internet. I'm talking about the likes who update Twitter every hour on the hour about how mad they are at someone. Or, go crying on Facebook only looking for the attention. With the advent of new technology we sometimes form our mentality away from the "real life" to think that everything happens on the internet.

Well, the internet is only a wee small part of life, and is technically still a new invention, and it is a resource at our fingertips. It can be used for good, and it can be used for bad. The Holy Father calls us to the new evangelisation for example, and the internet is a great thing to use for that!

But the internet also helps propagate so many useless, benign, idiotic things and I'm calling it as I see it:

No one knows how to spell anymore. I don't care about typos, I'm famous for them, but come on...
You, your, you're, they're, there, their, lose, loose.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Courage and Confidence

We're all aware that France used to be, and in many ways today, a bastion of the Church. The Church of France was the eldest daughter of the Church, she gave us many saints. She produced the most beautiful of cathedrals and basilicas such as Chartres and Notre Dame. Her men settled in North America to places like Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and never to be forgotten St Pierre et Miquelon. Along with them they brought the faith they had confidence, they knew the truth and in these places the truth still remains.

There was a teacher I had in school who everyone trusted. He was firm, trustworthy, and he was the likes of which you thought he could see everything even when he had a substitute in for him. You couldn't hide anything, he was a good Catholic man and knew where to call the lie. I remember him telling us this about the Catholics of France: they may not go to Mass, they may not say a prayer, but might God forbid you ask them to convert to another religion, no. To be French is to be Catholic, and there's hardly any other way to think of it.

Now, while ''to be French is to be Catholic'' can be debated, it is undeniable that Catholicism is woven into French culture more than anything else.

But today, Europe is increasingly becoming secularised and I see that with my own two eyes. The European Union has no clue what they're at, as far as I'm concerned and I am not to be convinced otherwise. But with the secularisation, in France, it has brought to some people, a fierce hatred of the truth and of all things Catholic. Now, France is faced with a law as to whether adopt a legal form of ''same-sex marriage'', which we know is contrary to nature and a contradiction. An arrow in the side of what is nature.

Children = 1 Father + 1 Mother
Here is part of the article which can be found by clicking the photo above. It's from the World News Australia.
Unlike Saturday's rallies, which unfolded in a family-friendly atmosphere, Sunday's demonstration in the capital was marred by accusations that journalists covering the rally and topless counter-protesters dressed as nuns had been roughed up.
Thousands of people attended the rally, organised by the conservative(actually, just a CATHOLIC group. A truly Catholic one) Catholic group, Civitas, whose stated aim is to "re-Christianise" France.
French feminist writer and columnist Caroline Fourest said about a dozen topless activists from the Ukrainian-based women's movement Femen had shown up to the protest partially dressed as nuns and chanting "humorous" slogans.(How bloody tolerant. The same people afraid of hearing criticism, be intolerant towards out good nuns mocking them, and mocking God)

Here's a more thorough observation from the Toronto Star
PARIS—Holding aloft ancient flags and young children(families are the Stronghold), hundreds of thousands of people converged Sunday on the Eiffel Tower to protest the French president’s plan to legalize gay ''marriage'' and thus allow same-sex couples to adopt and conceive children.
The opposition to President Francois Hollande’s plan has underscored divisions among the secular-but-Catholic French,(like what my teacher said) especially more traditional rural areas versus urban(it's like this in many countries. Rural areas are often most conservative, compared to urban areas) enclaves. But while polls show the majority of French still support legalizing gay marriage, that backing gets more lukewarm when children come into play.
The protest march started at three points across Paris, filling boulevards throughout the city as demonstrators walked six kilometres to the grounds of France’s most recognizable monument. Paris police estimated the crowd at 340,000, making it one of the largest demonstrations in Paris since an education protest in 1984.(tell me that THAT wasn't significant now)
“This law is going to lead to a change of civilization that we don’t want,” said Philippe Javaloyes, a literature teacher who bused in with 300 people from Franche Comte. “We have nothing against different ways of living,(that's incorrect, but the next statement is what matters) but we think that a child must grow up with a mother and a father.”
Public opposition spearheaded by religious leaders has chipped away at the popularity of Hollande’s plan in recent months. About 52 per cent of French favour legalizing gay marriage, according to a survey released Sunday, down from as high as 65 per cent in August.
Today being the feast of the Holy Family, I think it's only appropriate that we pray to Our Lady and to St Joan of Arc to beg Our Lord on the French behalf. Rather, the world's.

It takes courage to protest evil, and it takes confidence in Our Lord that His will be done.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Old Christmas Day

Today is the day that the Eastern church celebrates the joyous birth of Our Lord. It is right and just to keep the last day of Christmas for us as a holy day of rest and prayer. Merry Christmas one last time and a happy Epiphany.