Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Catholic Truth Scotland: May Newsletter

The 50th edition! Available to download here.

Fatima and the Five First Saturdays p1
Profile of the founding team of Catholic Truth p3
'Fr McHaggis' on the never-ending series of sexual scandals among the Scottish clergy p4
The Scottish Bishops 2006 accounts p7
The Immaculate Conception p10
The Editor in conversation with her Guardian Angel p12

Fr McHaggis on the work of Catholic Truth Scotland: The lay people who began Catholic Truth had for years previously been writing to the bishops and the clergy, and in some cases even to the Roman Curia, to make their worries known in relation to a wide range of issues, only to be fobbed off with poopooing platitudes or, in most cases, to meet with no response at all.

Hence the newsletter, born of the conviction , as expressed in Canon 212, §3 of the Code of Canon Law, that the laity ‘have the right and even at times a duty to manifest to the sacred pastors their opinion on matters which pertain to the good of the Church, and they have a right to make their opinion known to the other Christian faithful...’

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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