The Immorality of “Catastrophic” Lockdown: “Total & Utter Madness”…

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Below, three comments from viewers of the above video on YouTube…

(1)  History will look back on this time with disbelief. The economy will be in tatters for a disease that has been fatal for a tiny number of people but the devastation will affect us all and the debt will take generations to recover from. Beyond a joke for an “illness” that has been treated like Ebola – when it just isn’t!  Hitchens is one of the few people prepared to tell the truth

(2) 10 weeks ago I had a great job and life was good for the first time in a while. Now, my job no longer exists (I worked in the aviation service industry) and I haven’t been paid since March. My company decided not to accept furlough and instead sacked everybody. Didn’t even get to say goodbye. I’m now being told by a bunch of people who are being paid to sit on their backsides doing nothing but stay at home and sit in the sun that I should do the same when realistically I’m going to lose that home anyway now that I don’t have any work. Its total and utter madness.

(3) Peter is so right about getting out of the lockdown. There is a large proportion of the populace which is TERRIFIED of returning to ‘normal’. They do not want to leave their homes. This is why the rest of us have to suffer with this prolonged and unnecessary lockdown. Boris Johnson doesn’t know how to get us out without the furloughed Guardianistas screeching that he is a murderer. It is one big mess.

Well…

Do you agree with Peter Hitchen’s assessment of the lockdown? Is there any chance of the Government admitting it got the whole thing wrong?  And what about the three commentators – which, if any of them, makes the single most important point? 

Most importantly, in your opinion, what should happen now? Face masks? Vaccine?  Or a return to the “old normal” without delay – to include the immediate re-opening of churches?  

Voting in the 2019 General Election

As we prepare to go to the polls in the General Election on 12 December, it is worth reflecting on Church teaching and the principles which should guide us in deciding how to use our vote without violating God’s law.  

Click here to read a guide prepared for American Catholics, which seems to be fairly comprehensive.  I’ve not studied everything on that [EWTN] site, but I have checked out some key topics and I think we will all find it useful, and a source for fruitful discussion.

Below, a video clip from the trial of St Thomas More,  saint and martyr, patron of lawyers and politicians, who has been an inspiration to many, including many who are not Catholics, because of his strong, conscientious insistence that God’s law must always be above any law created by man. 

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If the voting guide given in the introduction above still leave you with unanswered questions or doubts,  feel free to ask for clarification on this thread. 

Here, at Catholic Truth, we are apolitical and we discuss politics only in the context of our Catholic duty to be decent members of society, contributing, where possible, to the common good.  Please, therefore engage in discussion in a spirit of respect, bearing in mind that the Church exhorts us to adhere to certain principles but does not dictate that we should support (or not) any particular political party. Our overall aim must be to take care not to offend God in the way we vote; not to support the transgression of His Moral Law.  To this end we pray…

St Thomas More, intercede for us, and for all the politicians participating in the forthcoming election; guide and inspire us in the weeks ahead… Our Lady, Help of Christians, pray for us.  

1/5/18: Welcome to the Month of Mary!

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To honour Our Lady in this Month of Mary, 2018, share your favourite hymns and prayers, stories and jokes (always of the good, clean fun variety, of course!)

Today, 1st May, is also the Feast of St Joseph, patron saint of workers – so we must honour him, as well, great and humble saint: ask for his intercession today, especially for those seeking employment, or in need of direction in choosing or re-directing their career path.  

Welcome to the Month of Mary, and a very Happy Feast of St Joseph the Worker to all bloggers and visitors to this site!