From 'Mementoes of the Martyrs' : "...which provoked a Frenchman who was there to comment on the strange ways of the English, "those who are for the pope are hanged, those who are against him are burned:"                                               Saint John-Paul II wrote: "The fact that one can die for the faith shows that other demands of the faith can also be met."                                                 Cardinal Müller says, “For the real danger to today’s humanity is the greenhouse gases of sin and the global warming of unbelief and the decay of morality when no one knows and teaches the difference between good and evil.”                                                  St Catherine of Siena said, “We've had enough exhortations to be silent. Cry out with a thousand tongues - I see the world is rotten because of silence.”                                                  Chesterton said, “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”                                                Brethren, Wake up!

ACTION POINT - TUITIO FIDEI ALERT - EDUCATION

By request of the British Association and the Grand Priory of England, we bring to your notice the appeal by their Excellencies the Bishops of England and Wales encouraging everyone to contact the Education Secretary, Justine Greening, and their Member of Parliament, urging them to drop the faith-based admissions cap and thus allow Catholic free schools to be created. Helpfully they've created an online form which makes it easier to do just that.

It will not take more than a minute, so it would be very helpful if you would fill out the brief form here: http://cbcew.org.uk/education-cap

At this critical stage it is important for all Catholics to keep up the pressure on the Department for Education, as the Government prepares to renege upon its election manifesto commitment. 

Thank you for taking the time to do this — and please forward this appeals as widely as you can to other Catholic friends!

For those of you who sometimes wonder what Tuitio Fidei actually involves, this opportunity to defend the Faith is a perfect example. Go out and do it now!

ALL SAINTS DAY AND MARTIN LUTHER

Let us rejoice today in the intercession of all the Saints throughout the ages whom Holy Mother Church honours in triumph this day upon all the altars of the world.

This year, which also sees the fifth centenary of the Protestant Reformation, let us ask the Saints, especially the holy Martyrs and witnesses of the Truth in our own Order of Saint John, which was cruelly destroyed in this land by the Protestant heresies, to assist us in our prayers to convert all Protestants to the True Faith, as in charity we welcome them into the One True Fold of the Church.  Let us also pray for those misguided Catholics, who through impulses of false ecumenism, have joined in the celebrations in honouring the heresiarch Martin Luther, and for the countless worthy souls who pray for their good, and who join us in the ceaseless prayer of Tuitio Fidei.

Let us pray too for the victims of the Reformation, and, amongst our own, those Sisters of our Order who were left starving and homeless, the Sick of our Hospitals left to die, the Poor left unfed, the tenants of our Commanderies destitute. May all the Holy Saints come to their eternal aid, and to the aid of the countless victims of heresy and cruelty throughout the world in our own day. 


All Holy Martyrs, pray for us,
All Holy Confessors and Doctors, pray for us.
All Holy Monks and Hermits, pray for us.
All Holy Widows and Virgins, pray for us.

Saint John Fisher and Saint Thomas More, pray for us
Blessed Adrian Fortescue, pray for us
Blessed David Gunson, pray for us.
All Holy Martyrs of England and Wales, pray for us.


The wrong sort of triumph - 
Luther as the Devil's bagpipes by Eduard Schoen 1535