Lenten Meditations: Saturday 5 March

Mar 5, 2016 by

Psalms:  am: 96, 97,100               pm: 104 OT: Ex 1:22-2:10            Epistle: Heb 7:11-end                   Gospel: John 8:48-end THIRD SATURDAY OF LENT: St. Piran of Cornwall, St. Kieran/ Ciarán of Saigir, Bishop, 530 AD LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: Piran was a hermit near Padstow in Cornwall and sometimes called Perran. He is the patron saint of tin mines there and is often erroneously identified with St. Kyran (Kieran) of Saighir. St. Kieran was one of the 12 men known as the 12...

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News Bulletin, 4 March 2016

Mar 4, 2016 by

From The Christian Institute: Featured stories David Cameron slams Named Person scheme Keeping Sunday special has priceless value, MP says Ashers: Judges agree Attorney General’s involvement in case Ashers Baking Co back in court for technical hearing Also in the news Latest news stories News archive...

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Rival campaigns gear up to win over Christians in EU referendum battle

Mar 4, 2016 by

by Tim Wyatt, Church Times: TWO rival campaigns have been established to persuade Christians how to vote in the EU referendum. Christians for Britain has been set up by Canon Giles Fraser, Priest-in-Charge of St Mary’s, Newington, in south London, a former canon at St Paul’s Cathedral and Church Times columnist, and Adrian Hilton, who runs the blog Archbishop Cranmer, to urge a “Leave” vote on 23 June. Shortly after it came into being, the Very Revd Michael Sadgrove, who retired as Dean of...

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Five Whitehall buildings held by wealthy businessmen now operating under Sharia rules

Mar 4, 2016 by

By Charlie Cooper and Brian Johnston, Independent: The historic Admiralty House and four other Whitehall buildings are now operating in accordance with some sharia rules – including a ban on alcohol – after they were used as part of an Islamic bond scheme. The properties must comply with some aspects of sharia under the terms of special bonds known as sukuk, announced by George Osborne two years ago when the UK became the first Western country to issue them. At least £200m of the sukuk bonds...

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Northern Ireland’s Attorney General gets green light for involvement in ‘gay cake’ case

Mar 4, 2016 by

By Alan Erwin, Belfast Telegraph: Northern Ireland’s Attorney General has been given the green light to become involved in a Christian-run bakery’s appeal against being found to have discriminated against a gay customer. Senior judges in Belfast today issued notices of devolution following legal arguments from John Larkin QC about the lawfulness of legislation at the centre of the case. They decided he had raised an arguable case that sexual orientations regulations in Northern...

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USAID is openly financing the campaigns of homosexual candidates in pro-family countries

Mar 4, 2016 by

From LifeSite: Alexandria L. Panehal, Mission Director for USAID in the Dominican Republic, told reporters at a press conference yesterday in the capital of the Caribbean nation that the United States Agency for International Development will be spending $1 million to finance the promotion of the LGBT agenda, including contributions to LGBT politicians who wish to participate in the upcoming elections. “We have established two funds through USAID in order to finance these activities...

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Lenten Meditations: Friday 4 March

Mar 4, 2016 by

Psalms: am: 88        pm: 91, 92 OT: Gen 47:1-26                   Epistle:  1 Cor 9:16-27                        Gospel: Mark 6:47-56 FRIDAY OF LENT III: St. Adrian, Bishop of St. Andrew’s, Scotland, 874. & St. Casimir, 1482. LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY: St. Adrian was bishop and defender of the faith in Scotland against the Danish invasion, Adrian was martyred on the Isle of May in the Firth of Forth in Scotland with other monks. St. Casmir is the patron Saints for Poland and...

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Making Gay Okay: How rationalising homosexual behaviour is changing everything

Mar 3, 2016 by

From Family Education Trust: Robert R. Reilly is a senior fellow of the American Foreign Policy Council, university professor, former broadcaster and professional actor, advisor to President Reagan and army officer, and a distinguished commentator on social, cultural and political issues. His latest book examines the homosexual agenda, how it became part of the mainstream of American society and traces the aggressive homosexual ‘march through the institutions’. According to Reilly, the debate...

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The Hippocratic Oath: Quaint Relic or Solemn Vow?

Mar 3, 2016 by

by Philip Hawley Jr, Public Discourse: Despite its naysayers, the original Hippocratic oath remains an enduring icon of medical ethics because it eschews the unbound and nebulous principles of modern bioethics in favor of traditional virtues and transcendent truths. Hippocrates lived in the fifth century BC and subscribed to the archaic notion that illness results from an imbalance of four bodily “humors” (black bile, yellow bile, blood, and phlegm). His classic oath begins with a pledge to...

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Why Attractions and Emotions Become “Identities”

Mar 3, 2016 by

By Deacon Jim Russell, Crisis Magazine: For years to come, a range of experts and armchair analysts will likely argue about the origins of same-sex attraction and “gender” confusion and to what extent either counts as a psychological disorder. But there is one aspect of the LGBTQ (etc.) phenomenon that, seems to me, is beyond dispute: basing identity on attractions and feelings has become the dominant social disorder of our time. The shorthand answer to the question of why people are willing...

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