Thursday, July 12, 2007

Family Education Trust meeting

Briefing. This group is worthy of support and publishes extremely useful reports on education. See their site.

From CFNews: The Family Education Trust's Annual General Meeting and Conference in 2006 featured an address by Mrs Lynette Burrows on 'The fight for the family goes on'. She observed how scarcely any permissive legislation passed during the last thirty years had been introduced in response to public demand and expressed concern that once morality is defined by the wishes of the governing class, our traditional freedoms can no longer be considered safe.

'Government has become ungovernable; that is, it cannot leave off governing. Law has become lawless; that is, it cannot see where laws should stop. The chief feature of our time is the meekness of the mob and the madness of the government.' [G K Chesterton].

She noted how political correctness had become the perfect tool to both enforce permissiveness and impose censorship and cited G K Chesterton's warning about the ease with which governments that reject moral absolutes are able to manipulate public opinion. Since permissiveness was dependent on mood rather than principle, there was the very real danger that any number of atrocities could be permitted without proper moral scrutiny when the mood changed. [Family Education Trust]

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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