The determination with which the remainers continue to work to overturn Brexit – using the excuse of a “catastrophic no deal” – is a lesson in zeal for us all. However, if the above short video content [dated yesterday, 15 August] is true, and the Prime Minister is acting to make sure we DO exit on 31 October, with or without the support of Parliament, is that wrong? A lot of us, if not the entire Catholic Truth blogging community, are Brexiteers to our fingertips, but should we support Boris – “do or die” – to get us out of the EU?
Sky News broadcast a segment on the “culture clash” in UK classrooms this morning, focusing on the fact that the protest against the sympathetic portrayal of LGBT issues/same-sex “families” which began in Birmingham has now spread across England. Click hereto read the Sky News report, and see small video clips.
These good Muslim parents can expect no help from Catholics, sadly, because, according to a report emailed to Catholic Truth by one of our watchful readers south of the border, the Bishops of England (with one exception) have welcomed the Government’s shocking new sex-education law which sees parental rights as the prime educators of their children over-ruled by Head Teachers. Click hereto read all about this disgraceful partnership with LGBT activists into which the Bishops have effectively entered.
We know that not all parents are in a position to home-school – that’s understandable. However, what possible excuse can any Catholic parent offer for standing on the sidelines as these ever new and ever worsening laws are passed which are clearly aimed at brainwashing children with the LGBT message that sexuality has nothing to do with morality, that the natural moral law applies only to theft and killing, not to sexual activity – how can any Catholic parent sit back and allow their children to be told that families can be made up of two mummies and/or two daddies, and that God really doesn’t care as long as everybody is happy and “loves” everybody else.
Apart from home-schooling, what can parents actually DO – should they be standing shoulder-to-shoulder beside the Muslim parents outside of schools and if not, why not. And if not what SHOULD they be doing, because, clearly, they should be doing something to stop this brainwashing of innocent primary school children, which is effectively grooming them for a lifetime of what the Catechism of the Catholic Church describes as “acts of grave depravity” adding that “Under no circumstances can they be approved.” (# 2357)
What right-minded parent, then, stands by while their children are being taught that “acts of grave depravity” can be approved, and more, that these acts of depravity must be tolerated and respected?
For centuries, Catholic children were taught the general Christian rule of treating our neighbour as we would each wish to be treated ourselves. That “golden rule” applies to every person in creation no matter how badly they may behave. We treat everyone with courtesy and respect, as human beings; but that does not, emphatically, mean that we may approve their behaviour. We can easily see that with regard to criminal behaviour, but it applies, also, to all behaviour which offends God, whether or not it is breaking a human or national law. So, to repeat – what possible excuse can any Catholic parent offer to excuse their silence on the LGBT dominance in schools?
Congratulations to the informed Muslim parents for taking counter-cultural action to protect their children. But “congratulations” is not a sentiment that we may legitimately offer to Catholic parents today who are, in the main, going along with every immorality in the book. So, what message SHOULD we sent to Catholic parents right now? Printable suggestions only, please and thank you!
Click here to read a news report dated 13 May, 2019, which includes a video clip of a Scotsman, member of a BBC TV audience, pointing out that the one million plus Scots who voted to leave the EU are being “airbrushed” out of the debate. He notes that more Scots voted to leave the EU than voted for the SNP in the last General Election. In fact, at least a third of the Scottish population didn’t vote at all, so the 62% figure bandied about represents only that proportion of the population who bothered to vote. Yet, we hear the mantra “Scotland voted to remain” trotted out week after week in the Westminster Parliament by SNP MPs, and “Scotland won’t be dragged out of the EU against our will” – “dragged” a clever vocable, repeated over and over again, to give the impression of oppression.
This is dishonest in the extreme. Still, how many Catholics think nothing of voting for dishonest politicians, since, they would argue, “everybody lies”… Or, at the very least, “all politicians lie”.
Is that true? DOES “everybody lie” … DO all politicians lie? And, if so, what can be done about it? Do priests need to preach more about the basics among the Ten Commandments, to drive home the gravity of lying? And surely – even if you are a Scot who voted to remain in the EU – surely you disapprove of the way, for three years now, the “remain” politicians in Scotland have perpetuated the falsehood that “Scotland voted to remain” … or maybe not – share your thoughts!
CNN pundits are admitting that Mueller’s final report vindicates President Donald Trump, undercutting the frenzied coverage the network has given the Russia investigation since its inception.
Special counsel Robert Mueller submitted his report on Russian collusion to Attorney General Bill Barr on Friday, finally wrapping up a 22-month investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Click here to read entire report including clips from CNN news broadcasts.
It really is laugh-a-minute stuff. It’s hilarious watching the huge efforts of his enemies to try to bring about the downfall of President Trump. The news reporters here in the UK can barely conceal their disappointment that Mueller has, it seems obvious, vindicated the President of the core claim that he colluded with the Russians to win the 2016 election. His enemies are unlikely to give up, however. They are still very much on his case. Will they – thinkest thou – succeed? Or is he, as indicated here enjoying some level of divine protection, not least as a result of his respect for Our Lady of Fatima?
So here’s how things stand. Leaving the EU with no deal is now the only way in which parliament can implement the Brexit referendum result, a decision handed by parliament to the people of Britain to make.
All signs point to MPs voting today against leaving with no deal. They will be voting against the act of parliament they themselves passed, under which the UK leaves the EU on March 29 regardless of whether or not withdrawal terms have been agreed.
They will thus be voting to trash the decision of the people that they themselves invited the people to make. For every alternative to leaving with no deal – a delay to the date of departure, Norway-plus, some alternative form of customs union, a second referendum, Mrs May’s deal itself that was voted down last night – is a version of remaining under EU control.
If MPs vote against leaving with no deal, they will be voting to stick their fingers in the voters’ eyes. They will be unequivocally throwing down the gauntlet: parliament versus the people.
Why therefore should any British citizen vote for any of them ever again? Democracy is a bargain between rulers and the ruled. If MPs vote against no-deal tonight, they will be tearing up that bargain. Why should any British citizen continue to have any faith in any of these MPs from whichever political party? Why should any British citizen continue to have any faith in the democratic process at all?
Mrs May said one true thing in parliament yesterday. If MPs do not implement Brexit, their constituents will not blame Brussels. They will instead blame them.
If MPs vote against leaving with no deal, they won’t just be voting to blow up Brexit. They’ll be voting to blow up their own political parties and faith in British democracy itself.Source – Parliament Versus The People
For years now, politicians across the UK Parliament have legislated to permit various immoral acts, including abortion and same-sex “marriage”, with transgender “rights” recognised as far back as Gender Recognition Act of 2004, to allow people to apply to change their legal gender. The movement to legalise the “right to die with dignity” is growing. Conversely, the right to freedom of speech is being severely curtailed in an all-out effort to squash “dissent”; anyone seeking to challenge any of these “rights”, certainly in public, is likely to end up in prison.
So, having rejected the “rights” of God – and thus, our obligation to obey His Moral Law, it’s hardly surprising that the UK Parliament is now turning against it’s own people.
Readers have been contacting me this past couple of days to say that they now firmly believe that the UK Parliament has stitched up the Brexit process to ensure that we do not, in fact, leave the Godless EU. Tonight’s vote to take “no deal” off the table is – in their collective view – the final proof of that determination to keep us as part of the planned United States of Europe. I tend to think they’re right. What about you?
And as I’m about to press the “publish” button, this from Westminster Fly, one of our English bloggers: “I’m just begging the Immaculate Heart of Mary to overcome the machinations of evil or misguided men and get us out of the EU completely and without delay. I think that only She can help us now.”
There’s really nothing to add to that, except … Amen!
At a time when raw evil is consuming the world, I have no doubt that Donald Trump’s efforts to keep God in the picture is the main reason his enemies hate him so. Of course, he’s not Catholic but his innate desire to use his office to remind the world about God certainly is not not Catholic.
We distinguish, of course, between sound theology (which Trump obviously lacks) and the President’s basic, almost childlike, attempt to remind a nation hellbent on destruction that God exists and that our nation must acknowledge Him and the power of prayer.
Once this distinction is made, we can take solace in the fact that Trump’s Godly presidential reminders are not wasted efforts, nor are they the deceptive words of papal ecumania which, coming from that exalted office, serve not truth but error. Trump has not the benefit of sound theological training, access to the Sacraments, and the habit of formal prayer. In other words, he’s doing the best he can with the little he’s been given in a world where even the Catholic Church’s moral authority has become something of a joke.
Somehow, this man is acting more like a Catholic than are most Catholic leaders in the Church today:
Who knows where this will end? But without him, what are the chances Americans will hear words about God, the Bible and the power of prayer from the North Lawn ever again?
In fact, given the cast of democratic characters threatening to run in 2020, it’s more likely they’d be sacrificing babies to Moloch on the North Lawn. And obviously it would be supremely unlikely that any one of them would be seeking out the services of a Catholic Priest to conduct an exorcism upon taking office.
Keep praying. TRUMP 2020!
There’s so much to say about the above heartening report, but let’s focus on considering the fact that, in the closing words of said report, referring to the candidates for election in 2010: “…it would be supremely unlikely that any one of them would be seeking out the services of a Catholic Priest to conduct an exorcism upon taking office. “
Which, of course, begs the question: what did Donald Trump know about the goings-on in the White House that the rest of us don’t know (and are unlikely to find out), that prompted him to arrange for an exorcism?
And notice that photo at the top, of the President holding the statue of Our Lady of Fatima and clutching a rosary in his hand… We really MUST pray for the grace of conversion to the Faith for him – it seems to me that he has a great deal more Catholicity in his soul right now than certain of the U.S. Bishops, if not Pope Francis! Recall that, on his election, a number of Catholic Truth readers sent President Trump material on Fatima. It would be wonderful to think that he may have received and read that information. Whatever, let’s pray now that through Divine Providence the President finds the traditional Catholic Faith – Our Lady of Fatima, pray for him!