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Evangelisation 2

In my last post, I was talking about the existence of God, but I have since realised there is something even more wonderful in our Creed - FATHER ALMIGHTY.   This word Father gives us a relationship with God - He is our Father.   I remember the great convert Scott Hahn relating how he had had words with a Moslem on this.   To the Moslem this claim was ridiculous.  To God we are just  things he has created, we are like dogs at his table waiting to snatch whatever food he sends us.    And there is much in what the Moslem said, for if there is a God who created us, on what basis can we claim this relationship?

The answer lies in the Incarnation, when God selected a woman, Mary of Nazareth,  to become the mother of His son, and in the mystery of the Trinity, that means that the Godhead itself became Man.    O what is man that you should raise him to such heights!   That you should grant him so much love.   Little wonder that in scripture Jesus is compared to a bridegroom coming to his bri…

Evangelisation

"I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven an earth and of all things visible and invisible".

These are the words of the Creed which Catholics proclaim at every Mass on Sunday.   It is our personal declaration of why we are there.   We believe in God.   Not so long ago believing in God was the norm.   Certainly evangelisation in the early Church was much easier than today as far as belief in God was concerned.   It was a matter of persuading people that the Christian God was the true God.   Evangelisation  today is among people who have been persuaded that to believe in God, is rather old fashioned and out of date, we have a scientific society and not a superstitious one, "If there is a God", they say "Show him to us".   We are not going to waste our time talking to an imaginary friend".

Sadly the scientific mind has persuaded the majority of young people to stay away from our Churches.   Confirmation classes are notorious for young peop…

Reforming the Church.

Another document has been drawn up by 'experts' appointed by the Vatican.    Now whenever I hear the word 'expert' it makes me freeze.   "O not again" I say to myself.    I remember too well in the 60's and 70's all the 'experts' who were sent around the parishes to give them the benefit of their expertise and therefore unquestionable teaching on matters Catholic.    There was  the gentleman who went around the parishes with his book which unleashed the gullibility of lay catholics who apparently believed the priest changed the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ.  We were so stupid. I even heard someone insulting the parishioners by telling them "It is Hocus Pocus"   I must say that was an insult too far and I was furious.    "Hocus Pocus' was used as an insult to Catholics by Cranmer at the Reformation for daring to believe in Transubstantiation.    Then there were the two ladies who gave us this information a…

A study on Hydroxychloroquine

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have been found to be efficient on SARS-CoV-2, and reported to be efficient in Chinese COV-19 patients. We evaluate the role of hydroxychloroquine on respiratory viral loads.
Patients and methods
French Confirmed COVID-19 patients were included in a single arm protocol from early March to March 16th, to receive 600mg of hydroxychloroquine daily and their viral load in nasopharyngeal swabs was tested daily in a hospital setting. Depending on their clinical presentation, azithromycin was added to the treatment. Untreated patients from another center and cases refusing the protocol were included as negative controls. Presence and absence of virus at Day6-post inclusion was considered the end point.
Results
Six patients were asymptomatic, 22 had upper respiratory tract infection symptoms and eight had lower respiratory tract infection symptoms.
Twenty cases were treated in this study and showed a significant reduction of the viral carriage at D6-post inclu…

The Warning of Our Lady of Fatima

In 1917, over 70,000 people went to Fatima to see a miracle.    It had been promised and from all over Portugal people, including journalists and atheists, arrived there some to scoff when nothing happened, and others out of hope that their faith would be rewarded.      Nobody left Fatima scoffing for a miracle did happen.   But 70,000 witnesses were not enough for those who had not been there, and even in the Catholic Church there are those, 'mature' people, who are not interested.

The Queen of Heaven, Our Mother Mary, had come to warn us about a new ideology which had had its beginnings in a country called Russia.    She told the Church that unless Russia was converted then it would spread its errors throughout the world, asked us to say the Rosary, and dedicate Russia to her Immaculate Heart.    Now I do not know why at that time the dedication was not made, and I will not go into controversy, but one thing is certain, it makes to difference today whether Russia is dedicate…

Why I do not support 'Black Lives Matter'

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If you want to know why the mainstream media isn’t covering these attacks — and many have wondered — it’s no secret. They don’t want to expose this movement for what it is — a sham of racial equality and a revolt against the rule of law rooted in the transcendent truth of God. Once that foundation for government is gone, and these zealots are coming for it, it’s only a matter of time before America is a hollowed shell ready for transformation.

I have been astonished at how well planned and organised the 'Black Lives Matter' was.   Indeed should l not ask just  how many organisations including the media, universities, governments, and Marxists worldwide managed to manipulate so many honest people into the idea that this was just peaceful people calling for their rights, when the peaceful part included rioting, breaking shops windows followed by a smash and grab for the goods inside, the murder of a 77 year old ex police officer who was black, and the taking over of the city and …

On Marriage.

Whether the World, with all its beauty and awesome features, was made by a Creator or by Magic, there is no doubt that there is order in everything.   If I plant the seed of a flower it will grow into a flower.   We have no doubt about that whatsoever, for the seed has its inbuilt code.   Scientists can then tell us of their discoveries that there is a process called photosynthesis, and that the plant will absorb carbon and give out oxygen.  The same is true of everything that grows from the soil.  And Science tells us that the plants that breathe in carbon give out oxygen, so that plant and animal life sustain each other.   This is the order in nature.

In the animal kingdom there is also order.   Nature has made them male and female and for one purpose, which is that just as the seeds of pants and trees come from trees and plants for the continuation of trees and plants, so in the animal kingdom the role of the male and the female is to beget children so that animal life can continue…