Secular liberals threaten our right to bring up children in the faith

Feb 23, 2015 by

By Holly Hamilton-Bleakley, The Conservative Woman: […] In his lecture, Schmidtz was very candid about the fact that market forces in education can empower parents as they look for the best way to educate their children.  And he embraced this empowerment:  ‘If there is anyone we can trust to make the best decision for a child, I would bet on the parents’, he said. As a parent, and as a lover of freedom, I was all for Schmidtz’s message.  But as the floor opened up for discussion, there...

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St Polycarp’s martyrdom is a sign of things to come in our Godless age

Feb 22, 2015 by

By Julian Mann, The Conservative Woman: The martyrdom of St Polycarp in around AD 155, which the Church of England commemorates tomorrow, resonates powerfully in our rapidly paganising, post-modern culture. As a very old man, probably in his 90s, he was burnt to death in front of a frenzied crowd in a sports’ stadium in the city of Smyrna, then in the Roman proconsular province of Asia, now Izmir in western Turkey. He had been Bishop of the Christian church in Smyrna. Whilst it is conceivable...

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‘You can be Christian, or you can be successful’: how leftists are (successfully) working to squeeze...

Feb 13, 2015 by

By Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSite: I always find it fascinating to travel in formerly Communist countries—the combination of decaying Soviet architecture and Western modernity, the resilience of the people, and above all, how in so many cases it was Christianity that helped the oppressed peoples hold onto their families, their cultural heritage, and hope. There are so many lessons Westerners should learn from how Communism took hold, and how its leaders tried to oppress, disenfranchise, and...

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Stephen Fry and God

Feb 12, 2015 by

By Ian Paul, Psephizo: Stephen Fry has caused a bit of a stir with his comments to Gay Byrne on the kind of god he does not believe in. As is his habit, Fry did not hold back: How dare you? How dare you create a world to which there is such misery that is not our fault. It’s not right, it’s utterly, utterly evil. Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid God who creates a world that is so full of injustice and pain. That’s what I would say. Now, if I died and it was Pluto, Hades,...

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What the Archbishop Should Have Said to Stephen Fry

Feb 6, 2015 by

by Fr Dwight Longnecker: English homosexual activist and public atheist Stephen Fry has stirred the hornet’s nest with some juvenile comments about God and the Archbishop of Canterbury, in a speech defending religious freedom, has propped him up. Fry was a guest on an Irish TV show when he was asked what he would say to God at the pearly gates if it turned out that God really existed after all.Fry responded, “I would say, ‘How dare you. How dare you create a world in which there is such misery...

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Stephen Fry’s mockery of religion could land him the death penalty in these countries

Feb 5, 2015 by

By Abby Ohlheiser, Washington Post: “Suppose it’s all true,” began a question to Stephen Fry on Irish television, “and you walk up to the pearly gates and you are confronted by God. What will Stephen Fry say to Him, Her or It?” Fry, a beloved actor and comedian in Britain, began his reply like this: “Bone cancer in children? What’s that about? How dare you.” Fry is also a humanist. He continued: “How dare you create a world in which there...

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