The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939

Spanish civil war monument (Photo credit: pixelnaiad)Just finished reading Anthony Beevor's book The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 and it really is an eye opener. I've already read a couple of works on The Spanish Civil war such as Orwell's Homage to Catalonia, William Rust's Britons in Spain, the History of the … Continue reading The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939

More Christian Presenters needed on Children’s TV

The BBC have been told to put more Christian presenters on children's TV to 'familiarise' youngsters with different denominations. The study said Christian presenters would 'validate' the feelings of Christian children.  It said this was important for young people in their ' formative years'.BBC children's programmes should include more Catholic, Orthodox and Pentecostal Christians, a … Continue reading More Christian Presenters needed on Children’s TV

Bishop Devine goes for Cameron

Top man!...and rightly so.From the Telegraph:Joseph Devine, the Bishop of Motherwell, said he considered the Prime Minister “out of his depth” and Christians cannot trust him given the “contradiction” between his statements on religious matters and his actions.Spot on Bishop Devine. Cameron has proven he will say any old rubbish to hide his real agenda.He … Continue reading Bishop Devine goes for Cameron

The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople

The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople by Jonathan PhillipsMy rating: 5 of 5 starsJonathan Phillips has authored a fantastic book in The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople. It's been immensely enjoyable to read and extremely informative.Phillips' book tries to be non-partisan and objective in delving into the political, commercial and theological … Continue reading The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople

Just When I’m Warming To Catholicism II

...along comes an article to derail me.Tony Blair could accompany the PopeNot only has the article reminded me that Blair was welcomed into the Catholic church despite his unrepentant attitude over the illegal war and hundreds of thousands of deaths in Iraq and his appalling contradictory record on all matters pertaining to Catholic social teaching, … Continue reading Just When I’m Warming To Catholicism II

Draconian Equalities Bill has it’s wings clipped

Image by skuds via FlickrHarriet Harman and our wonderful government was intent on introducing amendments to the Equalities Bill which could have led churched into legal difficulties with employing people whose public and personal conduct was inconsistent with the beliefs of the church. The government claimed that wasn't the case but the awful wording of … Continue reading Draconian Equalities Bill has it’s wings clipped