Gone are the days when Belgian UN peacekeepers had to roast children alive.
February 16, 2014
February 10, 2014
65. Another very grave danger is that naturalism which nowadays invades the field of education in that most delicate matter of purity of morals. Far too common is the error of those who with dangerous assurance and under an ugly term propagate a so-called sex-education, falsely imagining they can forearm youths against the dangers of sensuality by means purely natural, such as a foolhardy initiation and precautionary instruction for all indiscriminately, even in public; and, worse still, by exposing them at an early age to the occasions, in order to accustom them, so it is argued, and as it were to harden them against such dangers.
66. Such persons grievously err in refusing to recognize the inborn weakness of human nature, and the law of which the Apostle speaks, fighting against the law of the mind; and also in ignoring the experience of facts, from which it is clear that, particularly in young people, evil practices are the effect not so much of ignorance of intellect as of weakness of a will exposed to dangerous occasions, and unsupported by the means of grace.
DIVINI ILLIUS MAGISTRI, Pope Pius XI, 1929
February 9, 2014
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No, this is not a post praising this blog – though Belloc did write a preface to ‘The Path to Rome’ called ‘Praise of this book’, which is what he claimed all prefaces are anyway.
No, this is in praise of the Council of Laodicea, which, as you know, took place some time between A.D. 343 and A.D. 381. It forbade heretics to enter churches; Catholics to marry non-Catholics; girl altar-boys; clerics to wash in a bath with women; Catholics to be blessed by heretics; marriages in Lent; drinking clubs; house Masses; and lay readers (it also forbade clerics from priests down to door-keepers from entering a pub, but that one has lapsed owing to a contrary usage.)
Not bad for one local synod. It sound like they had taken the warning of Apoc. 3:16 to heart.
February 8, 2014
Just a disclaimer: I got to this quiz through a link of a link of a link (of a link of a link?) of this blog; through a Catholic Mommy Blog, anyway (and I forget which, sorry).
The original poster claimed it got her secret dreams alright, i.e. Astronaut.
Great, I thought, I’d also like to get ‘Astronaut’.
With this in mind, I ticked the boxes, and got:
I do not know if to cry or to laugh.
At least the actor perfectly represents my secret ambition: that of becoming a Nice Dragon.
February 2, 2014
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And wonders why English adoption agencies did not go down the same route:
If you haven’t come across his blog before it is worth following. He has also written the CTS booklet on ‘Religious Freedom and Law.’