19 March 2014

CHRISTIAN CONCERN-BREAKING NEWS: Christian guesthouse owners accused of "discrimination" seek justice in Europe rather than UK:


Jeff and Sue Green
 
Two Christian guesthouse owners who have been accused of discriminating against same-sex couples by offering double rooms to married people only, are taking their case directly to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Jeff and Sue Green from Wales say they believe they have no prospect of success in the British courts to allow them to conduct their business in line with their Christian conscience.  This follows a recent Supreme Court ruling against Christian bed and breakfast owners, Peter and Hazelmary Bull who were found to have discriminated unlawfully against a same-sex couple by refusing to give them a double room in accordance with their 'married couples only' policy.

The UK Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) wrote to the Greens, challenging them over a similar policy to provide double rooms to married couples only and warning them it was unlawful to discriminate on grounds of “'sexual orientation”.

The Greens have since changed their policy to offer single bed accommodation only and the EHRC has now dropped the case.

However, the couple are seeking a hearing at the European Court because of the serious, long-term implications for Christians in the public sphere. They are being supported by the Christian Legal Centre (CLC). 

Jeff Green, who is Mayor of Llandrindod Wells, said, "It seems that recent UK equality legislation is being used to undermine Christian faith and values. We believe that the rights outlined in the European Convention on Human Rights are an illusion in the UK, so we have to go to Europe because we don’t have a fighting chance in the UK courts.”
 
Comment from Andrea

Andrea Williams, Director of the Christian Legal Centre comments,

"The European Convention on Human Rights provides very strong protection for freedom of thought, conscience and religion. It is sad that we have to go to Strasbourg to argue for that freedom to be applied in practice because the British courts have refused to do so. However, it is important that we do. Continuing to expose the incoherency and unfairness of the 'equality' agenda is vital to safeguarding the freedom to live for Jesus and tell the good news about Him.

"We cannot simply take those freedoms for granted which is why we are so grateful for your partnership in standing with us as we support Jeff and Sue."


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Happy Feast Day of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary!:

Peace be with you! 
 
Happy Feast Day of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary! 
 
Thank you so much in praying this novena to St. Joseph with us! 
 
At the end of every novena, we always pray the following as our final prayer. Please join me in praying it today!
 
Let us pray...
 
Dear Lord Jesus, I have specific requests that may only partially fill the infinite needs and desires that are in my heart. I ask that You answer me not only for those requests but also for a greater reliance on You to satisfy the needs and desires that You have given me.
 
Please grant the prayers of all those who prayed this novena with me. Bless them with Your love and make them holy!
 
May I seek You with a sincere heart knowing that it will profit me nothing if I gain the whole world yet lose my soul.
 
So, help me to see Your good and gracious purpose in all my trials. Help me to see Your blessings in every day and help me to love You more.
 
Thank You for everything, Lord Jesus!
 
Amen!
 
Thank you again for praying with me and thousands of faithful people around the world! 
 
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Today, is the Feast Day of St. Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and foster-father of Our Lord Jesus Christ

 
 ST. JOSEPH PRAY FOR US
COLLECT OF THE MASS:
Let us pray
[that the Church will continue
the saving work of Christ]
Father,
You entrusted our Savior to the care of St. Joseph,
By the help of his prayers
may the Church continue to serve its Lord,
Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
 AN ANCIENT PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH:
O ST. JOSEPH, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in thee all my interests and desires. O St. Joseph, assist me by thy powerful intercession and obtain for me all spiritual blessings through thy foster Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord, so that, having engaged here below thy heavenly power, I may offer thee my thanksgiving and homage.
O St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating thee and Jesus asleep in thine arms. I dare not approach while He reposes near thy heart. Press Him in my name and kiss His fine head for me, and ask Him to return the kiss when I draw my dying breath.
St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for me.

18 March 2014

Day 9 - Saint Joseph Novena:

Peace be with you!
We made it to the last day of the novena! 
The Blessed Virgin Mary helped Saint Joseph become the great leader and protector of his family that he was. He needed her prayers, love and support.
So today, let's pray for all mothers, wives, and future wives -- that they will love, respect, support and pray for their husbands or future spouses. 
And finally, let's pray one more time for all families to grow in holiness. 
Here are the novena prayers for today:
Saint Joseph, you are the faithful protector and intercessor of all who love and venerate you. You know that I have confidence in you, and that, after Jesus and Mary, I come to you as an example for holiness, for you are especially close with God. Therefore, I humbly commend myself, with all who are dear to me and all that belong to me, to your intercession. I beg of you, by your love for Jesus and Mary, not to abandon me during life, and to assist me at the hour of my death. 
Glorious Saint Joseph, spouse of the Immaculate Virgin, pray for me to have a pure, humble, charitable mind, and perfect resignation to the divine Will. Be my guide, my father, and my model through life that I may die as you did in the arms of Jesus and Mary.
Loving Saint Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, I raise my heart to you to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the Divine Heart of Jesus all the graces necessary for my spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly the grace of a happy death, and the special grace I now implore:
(Mention your request)
Guardian of the Word Incarnate, I feel confident that your prayers on my behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God. 
St. Joseph, Terror of Demons, pray for us! 
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. 
Amen. 
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Robert Green Prisoner 125799:

Dear Friends,
ROBERT GREEN : PRISONER 125799
Please write to one of our group, Robert Green, fighting for righteousness and justice in the UK, who is presently in Perth prison. He was kidnapped in the middle of the night about a month ago, by the Scottish police and driven from his home in Cheshire, across the border into Scotland,  to Aberdeen where they attempted to section him in a mental home. And what was his crime? He is attempting to expose all those involved in a paedophile group whose trail can be traced to the very top of the Scottish judiciary and parliament. It seems they are prepared to take whatever means available in order to silence him.
All the details surrounding this unbelievable abuse of the legal system can be found here.
The sad fact is that things that were unheard of ten or twenty years ago are now becoming the norm.
Please write as soon as possible to encourage him and let the corrupt Scottish legal system know that what they do in the dark will be brought into the broad light of day. Also write to your own MP,as this could happen to you too.  
As Western Nations repeat the Russian social experiment of 1917 and move closer and closer to becoming a monstrous Neo- Marxist state, so dissidents and Christians are now appearing on the lists of those persecuted for trying to uphold righteousness and justice. Over the last decade there have been increasing numbers of people from every walk of life, from bishops, doctors to bed and breakfast owners and printers who have suffered from a menu of public humiliation, loss of occupation, fines, police harassment, jail and even violence, for simply standing for natural justice, let alone Christian morals and values.
The German pastor, ­Martin Niemoller (1892-1984) who was a prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps is perhaps best remembered for the quotation:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.
I urge you not to repeat the same mistake as the German population did when they remained cravenly silent to the national socialist tyrant, Hitler, who having engineered moral and social anarchy, then to created his own tyrannical order.
Robert Green – Prisoner Number 125799
Please write. He needs all our support, as the snatched 1 minute 20 seconds that he is allowed to speak with family members, is a monstrous denial of his human rights. Please read the instructions in the link, before sending your letter.
 
Robert Green No.125799
HMP Perth,
3 Edinburgh Road
Perth
PH2 8AT
Phone:
01738 622293

Many thanks
David Skinner

17 March 2014

Day 8 - Saint Joseph Novena:

Peace be with you!
 
Joseph was a very brave man. 
 
When Mary was pregnant with Jesus, Joseph didn't abandon her. He didn't shame her. He didn't let anyone else hurt her.
 
Instead, he stood by her side. He defended the life she carried, Jesus Christ. He protected Jesus when he was the most vulnerable -- when he was an unborn baby. 
 
And we are all called to do the same -- to protect and defend the sanctity of every human life. 
 
Let's pray for a greater respect for human life worldwide. 
 
Here are the novena prayers for today:
 
 
Saint Joseph, you are the faithful protector and intercessor of all who love and venerate you. You know that I have confidence in you, and that, after Jesus and Mary, I come to you as an example for holiness, for you are especially close with God. Therefore, I humbly commend myself, with all who are dear to me and all that belong to me, to your intercession. I beg of you, by your love for Jesus and Mary, not to abandon me during life, and to assist me at the hour of my death. 
 
Glorious Saint Joseph, spouse of the Immaculate Virgin, pray for me to have a pure, humble, charitable mind, and perfect resignation to the divine Will. Be my guide, my father, and my model through life that I may die as you did in the arms of Jesus and Mary.
 
Loving Saint Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, I raise my heart to you to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the Divine Heart of Jesus all the graces necessary for my spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly the grace of a happy death, and the special grace I now implore:
 
(Mention your request)
 
Guardian of the Word Incarnate, I feel confident that your prayers on my behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God. 
 
St. Joseph, Patron of the Dying, pray for us! 
 
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. 
 
Amen. 
 
 
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Today, is the Feast Day of St. Patrick Apostle of Ireland-A Happy and Blessed St. Patrick's Day to all readers::

 
St. Patrick
St. Patrick Pray For Us 

Collect of the mass:
Almighty God,
who in your providence chose your servant Patrick
to be the apostle of the Irish people,
to bring those who were wandering in darkness and error
to the true light and knowledge of you:
Grant us so to walk in that light,
that we may come at last to the light of everlasting life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and ever


St. Patrick's Breastplate
I bind unto myself today
The strong name of the Trinity,
By invocation of the same,
The Three in One and One in Three.
I bind this day to me for ever,
By power of faith, Christ's Incarnation;
His baptism in the Jordan River;
His death on cross for my salvation;
His bursting from the spicèd tomb;
His riding up the heavenly way;
His coming at the day of doom;
 
I bind unto myself today.

I bind unto myself the power
Of the great love of the Cherubim;
The sweet 'Well done' in judgment hour;
The service of the Seraphim,
Confessors' faith, Apostles' word,
The Patriarchs' prayers, the Prophets' scrolls,
All good deeds done unto the Lord,
And purity of virgin souls.


I bind unto myself today
The virtues of the starlit heaven,
The glorious sun's life-giving ray,
The whiteness of the moon at even,
The flashing of the lightning free,
The whirling wind's tempestuous shocks,
The stable earth, the deep salt sea,
Around the old eternal rocks.


I bind unto myself today
The power of God to hold and lead,
His eye to watch, His might to stay,
His ear to hearken to my need.
The wisdom of my God to teach,
His hand to guide, his shield to ward,
The word of God to give me speech,
His heavenly host to be my guard.

Against the demon snares of sin,
The vice that gives temptation force,
The natural lusts that war within,
The hostile men that mar my course;
Or few or many, far or nigh,
In every place and in all hours
Against their fierce hostility,
 
I bind to me these holy powers.

Against all Satan's spells and wiles,
Against false words of heresy,
Against the knowledge that defiles,
Against the heart's idolatry,
Against the wizard's evil craft,
Against the death-wound and the burning
The choking wave and the poisoned shaft,
Protect me, Christ, till thy returning.


Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
I bind unto myself the name,
The strong name of the Trinity;
By invocation of the same.
The Three in One, and One in Three,
Of whom all nature hath creation,
Eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
Praise to the Lord of my salvation,
salvation is of Christ the Lord.

16 March 2014

Conference- Stolen Childhood:



The Combined Working Parties
of the Lords and Commons Family and Child Protection Group
invite you to an all day conference entitled,
STOLEN CHILDHOOD
Wednesday 30th APRIL
EMMANUEL CENTRE, LONDON
We live in one of the most affluent societies the world has ever known, yet morally and emotionally our children have never been more at risk.  Half of all children today are born outside marriage, and increasingly couples are taking the view that ‘legal’ recognition and sanction is irrelevant.  Is this true?

It is estimated that 42% of all marriages today end in divorce, while non–married partners are four times more likely to split than their married counterparts    The reality is that over 50% of children will never know the reassurance of a stable home life with their birth mother and father – yet we know that this provides the best environment in which children flourish.    The cost to government of this growing family disintegration is enormous – but the ‘cost’ to children is devastating.

Add to that the growing social pressures on children, reinforced by education, to have sex from an increasingly early age without adequate warning of the dangers, and it is small wonder that mental health and suicide rates among the young have reached an all-time high.   The inescapable truth is that we are raising a generation of dysfunctional and unhappy children, prioritising adult ‘sexual wants’ over child ‘needs’ - causing irreparable damage that steals their childhood. 

Consider these aspects of modern life - some accepted and endorsed without question – but which have a much darker side:

  • Sex education in schools – Giving children information or a strategy for grooming?
  • Social media – A useful tool for communication or an instrument for bullying and triggering suicide?
  • Same-sex parenting – A type of  loving family or a blight on normal human development?
  • Pornography - A means to exploring sexuality or a damaging distortion of healthy sex?
  • Minor attracted persons – A section of society with legitimate rights or a careful re-branding to promote paedophilia?  

Our conference, Stolen Childhood, will examine from a range of expert perspectives the dangers to which our children are being increasingly exposed and the reasons for this, putting forward strategies for change at both government and family levels.
Wednesday 30th April 10.00am – 5.00pm
The Emmanuel Centre, 9-23 Marsham Street, Westminster SW1P 3DW.

Cost: £20
To register and see the day's programme and speakers go to http://www.vfjuk.org/


For further queries, Email Conference Coordinator: Robert Harris, robertharris120@yahoo.co.uk 
or Conference Organiser: Lynda Rose, lyndarose@vfjuk.org.

Day 7 - Saint Joseph Novena:

Peace be with you!
Saint Joseph truly followed the will of God. 
When an angel came to Joseph and told him about Mary and the child she was carrying, Joseph took Mary as his wife. He did so without any questions, any doubt or any hesitation. He knew God's will for him, and he chose to accept it and live for the glory of Jesus Christ. 
Today let's pray that we may all be more like St. Joseph - more open to the will of God in our own lives. Let's pray for clarity in our discernment. And let's pray for the confidence St. Joseph had as we choose to follow God's will. 
Here are the novena prayers for today:
Saint Joseph, you are the faithful protector and intercessor of all who love and venerate you. You know that I have confidence in you, and that, after Jesus and Mary, I come to you as an example for holiness, for you are especially close with God. Therefore, I humbly commend myself, with all who are dear to me and all that belong to me, to your intercession. I beg of you, by your love for Jesus and Mary, not to abandon me during life, and to assist me at the hour of my death. 
Glorious Saint Joseph, spouse of the Immaculate Virgin, pray for me to have a pure, humble, charitable mind, and perfect resignation to the divine Will. Be my guide, my father, and my model through life that I may die as you did in the arms of Jesus and Mary.
Loving Saint Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, I raise my heart to you to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the Divine Heart of Jesus all the graces necessary for my spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly the grace of a happy death, and the special grace I now implore:
(Mention your request)
Guardian of the Word Incarnate, I feel confident that your prayers on my behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God. 
St. Joseph, Pillar of Families, pray for us! 
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. 
Amen. 

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Spiritual Gems-How to Give Joy to God-March 15, 2014:

 

How to Give Joy to God

"Don't you love this holy hour when we come close to one another in such intimacy that My thoughts seem to be yours?...And how can My joy be described?  This joy of your Lord who yearns so much for oneness with His children that He invented the Eucharist in order to merge with them....Life is Love.  Simplify everything in Love.....Set aside a quarter hour of every day for Love,  for nothing else but Love....Nothing that you may possibly have imagined of the Love of My Heart comes anywhere near the reality."

Our Lord to Gabrielle Bossis from the classic "He and I"

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15 March 2014

Day 6 - Saint Joseph Novena:

Peace be with you!
 
St. Joseph most likely died with Jesus and Mary close to him -- the way we all would like to. For that reason, he is the patron saint of a happy death. 
 
Today let's pray for everyone who is nearing death.
 
Let's pray for those who are suffering and in agony -- that they may have a peaceful and happy death. 
 
Finally, let's pray that when we face death, that we may also be close to Jesus and Mary.
 
Here are the novena prayers for today:
 
 
Saint Joseph, you are the faithful protector and intercessor of all who love and venerate you. You know that I have confidence in you and that, after Jesus and Mary, I come to you as an example for holiness, for you are especially close with God. Therefore, I humbly commend myself, with all who are dear to me and all that belong to me, to your intercession. I beg of you, by your love for Jesus and Mary, not to abandon me during life and to assist me at the hour of my death.
 
Glorious Saint Joseph, spouse of the Immaculate Virgin, pray for me to have a pure, humble, charitable mind, and perfect resignation to the divine Will. Be my guide, my father, and my model through life that I may die as you did in the arms of Jesus and Mary.
 
Loving Saint Joseph, faithful follower of Jesus Christ, I raise my heart to you to implore your powerful intercession in obtaining from the Divine Heart of Jesus all the graces necessary for my spiritual and temporal welfare, particularly the grace of a happy death, and the special grace I now implore:
 
(Mention your request)
 
Guardian of the Word Incarnate, I feel confident that your prayers on my behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God.
 
St. Joseph, Most Faithful, Pray for us!
 
Amen.
 
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.
 
Amen.
 
As a reminder, in addition to this intention, you can pray for any special intention you have.
 
 
 
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