Over the last few months we have received a number of messages and emails via the “Contact Us” button, above.
We are very grateful to everyone who wrote, your appreciation, support and prayers do make the effort seem worthwhile. Please do keep the messages coming. Our readers have drawn our attention to some interesting and exciting websites and causes over the last few months and we would like to share some of them with you.
A Petition concerning the future of Ushaw College is now on line at: www.ipetitions.com/petition/ushaw/
Some information on the petition and the desperate sadness of the proposed closure can be found at Fr Michael Brown’s website
A new grouping, the Institute for Human Life has been launched under the patronage of Rocco Buttiglione, who, you may recall, was forced to stand down from an appointment to the European Commission because he was deemed to be “too Catholic” (trans. an enemy of the culture of death) by the European political class. The Institute has a website at www.dignitatishumanae.com and has a petition that may be signed in support of human dignity.
We have also been contacted by poorsoulsprayers.com, who have asked us to mention their campaign to distribute prayer cards for the Church Suffering.
A number of correspondents have drawn our attention to some “interesting” links to suggested articles that have been appearing at the foot of our posts: we have discovered that this is a feature of WordPress and have now turned it off! If you do see any links to off-colour material then please let us know and we will try to resolve it as soon as possible.
On a slightly lighter note, a new online magazine for young Catholic women has been launched at be-radiant.com
The painting is Antonello da Messina’s “St Jerome in his Study”
St. Jerome has bought himself a remarkably modern-looking ‘workspace’ from Ikea and made himself warm and cozy and up out of the draughts in the middle of a rather cold and dismal monastery, complete with a space for his ‘desktop,’ and a feed bowl for his peacock.
A clear lesson not to make a fetish of self-mortification!