Category Archives: Charity


As ever, Ches gets it right, as does Fr Hunwicke. We must call out the actions of the swinish* terrorists in France for the cowardly, unmanly and wicked barbarities that they are. But I shan’t be calling myself “Charlie”: the … Continue reading

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Prayers for Mariam Yehya Ibrahim

 Although it was reported that Mariam’s execution was revoked, the situation remains unclear, so please continue to keep Mariam and her family in your prayers. An appeal from Aid to the Church in Need: Dear Friends, Mariam has recently given birth … Continue reading

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With a belated hat-tip to the Bones. Can I draw your attention to The Good Counsel Network, who are in desperate need of financial help. The Good Counsel Network focus on providing practical support to women who would be under … Continue reading

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Mother Antonia Brenner, RIP

From the, 23 Oct 2013: Mother Antonia Brenner, who has died aged 86, was a twice-divorced former Hollywood socialite and mother of seven who, in 1977, gave away most of her possessions, put on a homemade nun’s habit and … Continue reading

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James Preece over at Catholic and loving it recently put up a post asking Cafod to Stop Promoting Organisations that Support Abortion. He provides a link to a petition addressed to Cafod chairman, Bishop John Arnold, with the request that … Continue reading

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Giving to charity is fraught with difficulties for Catholics in the modern world: secularism has meant that many good and worthy organisations have become involved in abortion, contraception and foetal stem-cell research. How do you choose to whom to give? … Continue reading

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Aid to the Church in Need Appeal

Dear Friends, 17th January marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Father Werenfried van Straaten, Aid to the Church in Need’s founder, who died in 2003. This “beggar for Christ” dedicated 55 years of his life to helping Christians wherever … Continue reading

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Fr. Marcel Guarnizo’s Response to the Eucharistic Incident

From CNA I would like to begin by once again sending my condolences to the Johnson family on the death of Mrs. Loetta Johnson.

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Archbishop Nichols says cuts are hitting the vulnerable the hardest

By Mark Greaves Archbishop Nichols says families are facing ‘enormous pressure’ (Photo: Mazur) Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster has said in a speech to MPs, peers and charity workers that Government cuts are “already being felt disproportionally by the most … Continue reading

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A confession

Writing new and original things on CP&S is difficult for me.  On other sites I find it easy enough to write long comments attacking the position of another, making counter-arguments, presenting evidence. But here I have to try to initiate … Continue reading

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The Financial Year Begins

Does anyone else know why the UK tax year runs from April 6th to April 5th? From the book of wiki: “The April 5 year end for personal tax and benefits reflects the old ecclesiastical calendar, with New Year falling … Continue reading

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