Sunday, November 12, 2006

Glastonbury and Youth 2000

Background briefing. Newspaper reports need to be corrected.

Reports of Catholics abusing pagans in Glastonbury, at a Youth2000 event, have been absurdly exaggerated. See here for an eye-witness report; see here for a statement from Youth2000; see here for a report from The Guardian: and here's the opening sentence, which illustrates that paper's attitude:
'In scenes reminiscent of medieval witchhunts, Catholic pilgrims in Glastonbury have attacked pagans and threatened to "cleanse" them from the town.'

The persecution of Catholics by pagans, on the other hand, is a story they don't want to know about. The Catholic Herald quotes the local parish priest, Fr Kevin Knox-Lecky, as saying, while condemning the alleged actions of Catholics, 'I have frequently found evidence of rites performed on my church steps.'

Neo-pagan and Satanic attempts to desecrate holy places and even the Blessed Sacrament are a constant, growing and totally unreported feature of modern Britain.

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Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen