Monday, March 03, 2008

Decadence versus the Divine


Credo,Catholic Journal: Amnesty in Mercy College Woodford, Galway

Credo,Catholic "Students in the Mercy College, Woodford in Co.Galway have begun have weekly Amnesty vigil. Rewind.... Yes, a school who has these values. Has the school forgotten the Amnesty policy on child killing-abortion?

'Mercy College Woodford is a Catholic co-educational school open to all pupils in the community seeking second-level education.

As a Mercy school we have a special committment to the education of the poor and disadvantaged.

The school is committed to fostering Christian values and mutual respect in a caring environment.

Our school provides for the academic, spiritual, social, personal and physical development of the individual.

The school with the co-operation of parents will endeavour to respond to the educational needs of the community within the limits of available resources.'

Catholic parents should be concerned about this. They can contact the school here.
Our Lady of Mercy College
Woodford,Co. Galway

To contact the school by phone:
+353 (0) 909 749 076
To contact the school by fax:
+353 (0) 909 355

General email address is

"Catholics" for a Free Choice subverting the Catholic Church

Providing the Secretariat for the European Parliament's All Party Working Group on the Separation of Religion and Politics

Guard against activism with mysticism and asceticism, Pope tells Salesians

Pope tells Salesians. Forty years of chasing their modernist tails, in the dustbin, thanks to Pope Benedict.

Padre Pio's body exhumed

"The body of St Padre Pio, one of Italy's most popular saints, was exhumed last night to be prepared for public veneration next month marking the 40th anniversary of his death and the 90th anniversary of the first appearance of stigmata on his hands and feet.

Capuchin friars at the sanctuary at San Giovanni Rotondo in southern Italy, where Padre Pio's tomb is visited by seven million pilgrims annually, said that 'parts of the body' had been found to be 'intact', but did not immediately elaborate. The friars denied that the remains would be transferred from the sanctuary crypt to a new spacious and ultra modern church nearby at San Giovanni Rotondo designed by the world renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano."

Bishop sings 99 Red Balloons

"No problem for the successful entertainer!"

Cathcon translation of
Bischof singt "99 Luftballons"

On Thursday evening , Bishop Franz-Josef Bode visited the meeting of the Catholic Youth Movement in the Countryside. The Bishop not only led the worship. He performed in the subsequent social event giving a karaoke demonstration, and singing Nena’s "99 Red Balloons".

Nena - 99 Red Balloons Lyrics
You and I in a little toy shop
Buy a bag of balloons
With the money we've got
Set them free at the break of dawn
'Til one by one, they were gone
Back at base, bugs in the software
Flash the message
"Something's out there"
Floating in the summer sky
99 red balloons go by

99 red balloons
Floating in the summer sky
Panic bells, it's red alert
There's something here
From somewhere else
The war machine springs to life
Opens up one eager eye
Focusing it on the sky
Where 99 red balloons go by

99 Decision Street
99 ministers meet
To worry, worry, super-scurry
Call the troops out in a hurry
This is what we've waited for
This is it boys, this is war
The president is on the line
As 99 red balloons go by

[Instrumental Interlude]

99 Knights of the airway
Ride super-high-tech jet fighters
Everyone's a Silverhero
Everyone's a Captain Kirk
With orders to identify
To clarify and classify
Scramble in the summer sky
As 99 red balloons go by

As 99 red balloons go by

99 dreams I have had
In every one a red balloon
It's all over and I'm standin' pretty
In this dust that was a city
If I could find a souvenier
Just to prove the world was here
And here is a red balloon
I think of you and let it go

What's it going to be at the German Catholic Congress 2008 Bishop? Suggestions anyone? New lyrics always welcome!

"Until then!"

The movement he was singing to/ with/ at has a Gender Mainstreaming Group and occupied much of its time a few years ago criticising the Pope when he stopped the official Catholic centres handing out medical notes that could be used to obtain abortions- in the teeth of opposition also from many Catholic Bishops.

Oppressed Catholic Women Young Farmers!

Liberal Catholicism does not work

Their is always insatiable demand for more! Much more of a way out of Catholicism than a way into Catholicism, as the conversions show.

Fire any ecumenical canon!

You would not have thought with a dedication to the Holy Spirit, a religious order could become so secularised but the Spiritans have. Cardinal Rode on avoiding this trap in religious life.

At the time of Vatican II, the Spiritans had 900 Irish members, now they are 300 (of which 100 are in their retirement home, and the remainder have a vastly aging profile. They used to ordain 25 a year, now they do not even ordain one a year.

The Catholics are to join the Dublin Council of Churches. Just one more Church among many in once Catholic Ireland.

The ceremony will take place in the Pro-Cathedral this evening 18th January at 8p.m. with the participation of representatives of the Coptic Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, Lutheran, Rumanian Orthodox, Presbyterian, Anglican, Georgian Orthodox, Syrian Orthodox, Methodist, Russian Orthodox and Unitarian Churches, the Religious Society of Friends and the Salvation Army as well as representatives of the Dublin Council of Churches.

Imagine the scene- you can't have a more clerical occasion than an ecumenical banjoree.

Once Catholic Ireland

Catholic Charismatics enjoying themselves in Waterford

"Each One of You is a Celebrity When You Love Jesus":

Live from Disneyland -- Mahonyfest '08

All too much even for Mr Palma!