Polish Catholic parish in London: Police ‘grossly exceeded powers’ in halting Good Friday service

Apr 4, 2021 by

from Catholic Herald: A Polish Catholic parish in London, England, said Saturday that it believed that police “grossly exceeded their powers” when they halted a Good Friday service and ordered parishioners to go home. Police officers interrupted the Good Friday liturgy at Christ the King Church in Balham, south London, on April 2, ordering worshipers to leave or face a fine or possible arrest. A video posted on YouTube showed a police officer addressing the congregation from a pulpit in the...

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Judge rules ban on bus adverts for Franklin Graham UK event was unlawful

Apr 2, 2021 by

by Marcus Jones, Premier: The organisers of an evangelistic event in which Franklin Graham preached have won a legal dispute with Blackpool Council. The Lancashire Festival of Hope took place over three days at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens in September 2018 and saw hundreds make commitments to follow Christ. Before the start of the event, adverts which were booked to appear on local buses, were banned. Despite the ads simply stating ‘Time for Hope’, they were refused over...

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Joint Primate Statement from Abp. Foley Beach & Abp. Henry Ndukuba

Apr 1, 2021 by

From Gafcon For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed–a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” Romans 1:16-17) A teaching document titled “Sexuality and Identity: A Pastoral Statement from the College of Bishops” was released on...

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Justin Welby: “What I learnt from Covid, the threat of cancel culture and the truth on Harry & Meghan’s wedding”

Mar 31, 2021 by

by Antonello Guerrera ,  Stefanie Bolzen ,  Arnaud De la Grange ,  Rafa de Miguel, la Repubblica: An exclusive interview with the Archbishop of Canterbury on the lessons of the pandemic, the “enormous danger” of vaccine nationalism, the concerns on Northern Ireland, Mohammad’s cartoons and freedom of speech, racism and asylum seekers in the UK, Pope Francis and the vision EU and Britain are missing. LONDON – Archbishop Justin Welby, on April 15 you are publishing a new expanded edition...

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Fear, intimidation and the ‘blasphemy’ at Batley Grammar

Mar 27, 2021 by

by Frederick Edward, The Conservative Woman: SOMETIMES I wonder about an alternate universe. It’s one in which our politicians had not blindly followed a naïve and society-fracturing policy of enforced ‘diversity’ and ‘multiculturalism’. It is hard now to imagine living in a country not riven by racial and religious tensions. BLM had their turn last year, forcing us into the patently absurd situation where saying ‘white lives matter’ was enough to earn you the title of ‘racist’. Then again,...

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Power today: using the energy of how people feel to control how we should think

Mar 26, 2021 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream: A recent article by Brendan O’Neill on Spiked is a brilliant analysis of a key aspect of the revolutionary change affecting Western culture. If we want to understand what is behind some of the theological and ethical confusion in the church, “cancel culture” and campaigns to regulate speech and thought, the teaching of LGBT ideology to small children, and even the strong feelings elicited by the Oprah Winfrey interview with Meghan and Harry, The tyranny of...

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