Leading pro-life groups in the UK are very upset today after MPs voted for censorship zones outside abortion centers that ban people from praying silently outside businesses that kill babies in abortions. MPs were voting on an amendment to a clause introducing buffer zones around abortion clinics, which had been added into the Public Order… Read More British Parliament Passes Law Banning Prayers Outside Abortion Centers
History. Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – ) “was a politician and soldier, widely regarded as one of the most important statesmen in English history. He came to prominence during the 1639 to 1653 Wars of the Three Kingdoms, first as a senior commander in the Parliamentarian army and then as a politician. A leading advocate of the execution of Charles I in… Read More The Infamous Oliver Cromwell
… Being careful to provide and protect the hermeneutic of continuity of Pope Benedict XVI. “Built in the mid-14th century, and dedicated to Saint Catherine of Alexandria, this chapel served pilgrims on their way to England’s Nazareth. Saint Catherine was the patron saint of pilgrims to the Holy Land and her knights kept open the… Read More Could Walsingham point the way to a post-Francis liturgical renewal?
Daffodils for Gravestones by John Waters This 2008 documentary, Where Was Your Family During the Famine?, in which I feature as one of three subjects of the titular question, has mysteriously entered the public domain on the last couple of weeks. It is, for me, an odd and affecting timing, since — in the timbre of radically… Read More Ireland’s John Waters. Locating Family During the Irish Famine