Christian MP David Simpson has raised his concern over the treatment of Christians in the United Kingdom and around the world in a debate in the House of Commons this week. The DUP politician told ministers that if they wanted to see instances of Christian persecution they need not go to other countries but “simply look to our own back door”.
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The Catholic Roadshow came to town on Wednesday 25th May. Cardinal Newman School was very proud to host the show. The day started with Mass being celebrated with Fr Stan Fortuna an American Catholic rapping priest and members of our school community including our Chaplain Fr Des.
"Our entire lives", concluded the Holy Father, "are like this long night of struggle and prayer, passed in the desire of and request for God's blessing, which cannot be ripped away or won over through our strength, but must be received with humility from Him as a gratuitous gift that allows us, finally, to recognize the face of the Lord.
The theme engages an urgent need in the world today: to listen to and enhance the important role of new generations in the realization of the common good, and in the affirmation of a just and peaceful social order where fundamental human rights can be fully expressed and realized.
They want to see fiscal reform that favours those on a low income, they demand dignified housing, and the ability to cancel mortgage debt if the property becomes embargoed. They want to see a single constituencies arranged proportionally to the number of votes in each area, ... They demand that financial rescues be directed at families facing eviction rather than at the banks.
Although Catholics are barred from the British throne, the Pope and the Catholic Church will be prominently represented at the ceremony. Also present will be Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster; and the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Antonio Mennini, will be there as Pope Benedict XVI's ambassador to the Court of St James.
William Grimm, Maryknoll priest and publisher of ucanews.com, describes his Easter Monday journey to Sendai, where he hopes to “to try to be useful”. Having celebrated the Sacred Triduum and Easter in Tokyo, I flew to Sendai today to begin working with the Caritas Japan disaster assistance program.
The Archbishop of Canterbury said politicians have now started to talk about happiness. The Archbishop of Canterbury has said in his Easter sermon that corporate prosperity without fulfilment is an "empty thing". "It seems that, just as we can't find fulfilment in just loving ourselves, so we can't just generate happiness for ourselves.
A St James's Palace spokesman said: "Catherine Middleton was confirmed by the Bishop of London at a private service at St James's Palace attended by her family and Prince William. "Miss Middleton, who was already baptised, decided to be confirmed as part of her marriage preparations."
The Vatican observer at the London conference on Libya said the situation in the North African country is forcing the international community to examine its obligation to intervene when the lives and rights of civilians are being threatened.
The MPs hope the amendments will lead to a dramatic reduction in the number of abortions that are carried out in Britain, which now total almost 200,000 a year. It would be the first pro-life victory in Parliament since 1990.
The award is the highest award granted by University of Santo Tomas (the first university in Asia) and is given to persons who excel in the promotion of the arts, humanities and the sciences, or who have distinguished themselves by their total commitment to the service of humankind,