Charles Moore relates the sorry tale of how education inspectors Ofsted have been unduly severe on Ampleforth, the famous Catholic boarding schools with a sad history of child sexual abuse, but which has made great progress in improving the safety of pupils; despite this, after Ofsted swooped on the school with only 20 minutes’ notice for an ‘emergen
Eleanor Fazan says that although predictions were made about the Coronavirus pandemic leading to a baby boom, for older women like her, it has meant the very opposite: ‘Far from being at home with nothing to do but procreate, for the rising numbers choosing late motherhood 2020 is presenting challenges’; indeed, ‘[t]he anti-pregnancy pandemic’ has ‘s
The NHS has announced that ‘[c]hildren with gender dysphoria will now need a court order before they are legally allowed to take puberty blockers’, following ‘a landmark High Court ruling in which judges said trans children should not have the controversial drugs unless they understood the “long-term risks” and “consequences”'; amid ‘warnings it was
Catherine Labouré, D.C., (May 2, 1806 – December 31, 1876) was a French nun who was a member of the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul and is a Marian visionary. She is believed to have relayed the request from the Blessed Virgin Mary to create the famous Miraculous Medal of Our Lady of Graces worn by millions of people around the world.
Charles Moore notes that in March this year, Cambridge University ‘came up with a policy to defend free speech’, with a statement from the university’s council saying that ‘[s]taff, students and visitors should have free speech’ as ‘long as they are “respectful” of differing opin
The Miraculous Medal, also known as the Medal of Our Lady of Grace, is a devotional medal, the design of which was originated by Saint Catherine Labouré following her apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Rue du Bac, Paris, France.
Apparently, ‘Switzerland is emerging as a model for how the coronavirus can be contained without a national lockdown, after daily infections halved since the start of November despite pubs, restaurants, gyms and sports facilities remaining open in much of the country.’ Last week, the declining figures were ‘hailed as a triumph for the “Swiss special