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  • Save the sharks, kill the humans
    Save the sharks, kill the humans

    The UK is to ban the ‘“barbaric”’ trade of importing shark fin products; although the practice of ‘shark finning’ was banned by the UK nearly 20 years ago, according to environment minister Lord Goldsmith the continued importation of such products ‘“may still be inadvertently contributing to the practice”’ which, as he explained, ‘“involves slicing t

  • Fear is a prison ~ Fr. Linus Clovis
    Fear is a prison

    The Gospel According to St Matthew 11 2-10

    Messengers from John the Baptist

  • Betting ban for kids: gamble responsibly, but be reckless about everything else?
    Betting ban for kids: gamble responsibly, but be reckless about everything else?

    From October next year the minimum age for playing the National Lottery will be raised to 18, although online sales to under-18s will cease in April; https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/12/08/under-18s-barred-buying-lottery-tickets-gov

  • The Narrow Gate ~ Fr. Linus Clovis
    The Narrow Gate

    The Gospel According to St Matthew 7 13-14

    The Narrow Gate

    13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy,[a] that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

  • Frozen embryos: a heartwarming tale of adoption
    Frozen embryos: a heartwarming tale of adoption

    There have been calls to lift the ten year limit for storing frozen embryos and eggs after an embryo frozen 27 years ago in the US was born after being ‘adopted’ by a childless couple; believed to have set a record in this regard, Molly Gibson’s sister Emma, who as an embry

  • St Francis Xavier ~ Fr. Linus Clovis
    St Francis Xavier

    Francis Xavier (April 7, 1506 – December 3, 1552), venerated as Saint Francis Xavier, was a Spanish Catholic priest, missionary and saint from Navarre who was the co-founder of the Society of Jesus. He was beatified by Pope Paul V on 25 October 1619 and canonized by Pope Gregory XV on 12 March 1622.

  • British Pregnancy Advisory Service: no advice, no service and no pregnancy (but unfortunately British)
    British Pregnancy Advisory Service: no advice, no service and no pregnancy (but unfortunately British)

    Katherine O’Brien, Associate Director of Communications and Campaigns for abortion provider BPAS says the charity has carried out a ‘shocking new survey’, which ‘discovered a rise in mothers choosing to terminate pregnancies based on money worries’; in October, BPAS ‘surveyed 240 women with two or more existing children’, who had ‘ended a pregnancy t

  • Wolf in sheep clothing ~ Fr. Linus Clovis
    Wolf in sheep clothing

    The Gospel According to St Matthew 7:15-20

    A Tree and Its Fruit

  • The childfree woman gives birth to the childless woman
    The childfree woman gives birth to the childless woman

    Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that in 2019, nearly half of women turning 30 were childless; analysing data for women born in England and Wales in different years, researchers discovered that last year, 49 per cent of women born in 1989 - the most recent cohort to reach 30 – had no children.

  • 2nd Advent of Christ ~ Fr. Linus Clovis
    2nd Advent of Christ

    Homily of Fr. Linus Clovis - 2nd Advent of Christ