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We fly to Thy Protection

"We pray to Our Lady to protect us, and in times of spiritual turmoil the safest place is under Our Lady's mantle. She is the mother who takes care of the Church. And, in this age of martyrs, she is the protagonist, the protagonist of protection. She is the Mother. ... Let us say it with faith: 'The Church, Mother, is under your protection. Take care of the Church'!"

Pope Francis, on 15th April 2013.


Source: http://www.asianews.it/news-en/For-pope,-persecution-is-not-over,-there-are-more-martyrs-today-than-in-the-past-27662.html

X-treme times: the left is radicalising the right ...

Yesterday anti gay-marriage protestors in Paris took a leaf out of the feminists' book, and whipped their shirts off for the day. The FEMEN have been getting a name for themselves recently, more often than not protesting against the Church. And so now the HOMMEN are on the rampage. Bare-chested and wearing colourful trousers they could pass for their own opponents in this politcal debate, except that they don't have the tanned, waxed and polished look one has come to associate with homosexuals. Apparently a few of them are homosexuals though; it's just that they don't believe that society should ditch the concept of one mummy and daddy make one baby.
But now the government has rushed the bill through the Senate, cut down parliamentary debate time, and will ensure no doubt that it becomes law before Christmas.

So what will these young men do now? They are being disenfranchised. They are the kind of young men I know very well: from conservative Catholic families, a han…

Without faith, without truth, we cannot defeat the Powers of darkness

Interesting quote from Baroness Thatcher from Damian Thompson:

"Christianity is about more than doing good works. It is a deep faith which expresses itself in your relationship to God. It is a sanctity, and no politician is entitled to take that away from you or to have what I call corporate State activities which only look at interests as a whole.
    So, you’ve got this double thing which you must aim for in religion, to work to really know your faith and to work it out in everyday life. You can’t separate one from the other. Good works are not enough because it would be like trying to cut a flower from its root; the flower would soon die because there would be nothing to revive it." (Interview in the Catholic Herald.)

The first reading in her funeral service today, about defeating the powers of darkness only with God's help, was on the same theme.

The first hymn, "He who would be valiant be" reminded us that even the Iron Lady was, like all of us, a pilgri…