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Get a Grip

We must pray for our governments. Though the International Health Regulations require notification of any new pathogen to the international community within 24 hours, China’s concealment of its virus’ person-to-person transmission for three fatal months from mid-October 2019 to 20 January 2020 prevented most governments from taking the initial precautions that could have spared very nearly all of the half million and counting who have died in consequence of the pandemic. That said, it is time for the Church to … Read More

Catholic Voice News

There are four main ways that people have been used to getting their copy of Catholic Voice newspaper. They could pick up a copy in their local Catholic Church or Newsagent; they could order a 6 or 12 monthly subscription and receive Catholic Voice in the post; or else they got a copy from a friend or other supporter who acted as a mini-distributer of Catholic Voice. Due to the covid-19 situation, many of our Catholic Churches are closed and … Read More

Catholic Voice Issue 289 Articles

Please click on the links below to view some of the Articles published in Catholic Voice Issue 289 – 24 April – 7 May 2020 To order a postal subscription to Catholic Voice please click here – Catholic Voice Subscription ARTICLES FROM ISSUE 289 Allison Low – Do Not Put The Lord To The Test – This pandemic is a desert-like experience in which we will face temptations of all varieties. In particular, we need to avoid making demands of … Read More

Catholic Voice Issue 288 Articles

Beginning with Issue 288, Catholic Voice is currently being published in a new A4 format which is receiving overwhelmingly favourable reviews. Click on a link below to view some of the articles from Catholic Voice Issue 288 – 10 April – 23 April 2020 and to see the new format style. To receive Catholic Voice in the post, please Order a Subscription here Catholic Voice Subscription ARTICLES FROM ISSUE 288 Anne O’Hare – We Are Devastated – Northern Ireland family … Read More

Is the Pope a Catholic?

The question “Is the Pope a Catholic?” used to be a way of affirming the truth of a statement whose veracity had been challenged. Not any more. In a rambling interview in the British far-out-Left Catholic magazine The Tablet, Pope Francis was asked whether the widespread economic damage from the Chinese Communist virus provided an opportunity for “ecological conversion”. The Tablet is nothing like as keen on Christian conversion as it is on “ecological conversion”, whatever that may be. Here … Read More

The Cardinal Virtue of Faith in a Time of Crisis

Let Us Pray For Our Bishops:Please can I ask you to pause for just a moment to offer up a ‘Hail Mary’ for our Irish Bishops in these extraordinary times in which we are living. Catholics right across the world are being denied access to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Nothing in this world is more important than the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, instituted by Christ Himself, and yet worldwide, in the face of the corona virus pandemic, … Read More

Fear No Evil in The Valley of Death

When was the last time anxiety was so dominant globally as it is during this epidemic? The Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, perhaps? And before that, the Second World War? Everybody is worried: about their own health, the health of older relatives, their jobs, their businesses, the cancellation of important events, the safety of medical staff, the wellbeing of the most vulnerable… To this long list of anxieties Catholics can add another: anxiety over separation from the sacraments. In order … Read More

The Great Commandment and the Chinese Virus

In ancient Greek, the Great Commandment that is the entire purpose and justification of the Christian religion is encapsulated in a single word. In Latin, it is also a single word. In English, it is three words. In Greek, agapeseis. In Latin, diliges. In English, thou shalt love. Never did that Great Commandment matter more than now, when a failure of love on the part of the grim, Communist regime in China encouraged the worldwide transmission of the coronavirus. A … Read More

The Wise Virgins – Corona Virus Time

Editor’s Note: This article was written on March 15th. What the wise virgins should do about Coronavirus:The parable of the wise and foolish virgins advises us to be prepared. However, the parable of the lilies of the field advises us against panic buying: “And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind”. (Luke 12:29) These two earthly stories with heavenly meanings are not as contradictory as they seem. One should … Read More

Totalitarianism and the Virus

Editors Note: This article was written on the 3rd March 2020 A democratic government may be either competent or incompetent. However, the ruthless, totalitarian regime that rules China is necessarily incompetent, for it cares more for its ideology of continuous hatred than it does for its mere citizens, whom it treats as its minions, to whom it has no real obligations. In December of last year, a doctor in Hubei Province asked the Communist authorities to take immediate steps to … Read More

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