50 Questions About Abortion: 37 – What scriptural basis is there for being pro-life?

November 14, 2017

This year is the 50th anniversary of the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act in the UK. Sr Roseann is answering 50 questions about abortion, to mark the 50th anniversary.

Question 37: “What scriptural basis is there for being pro-life?”

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Retreat: Meditations from a Monastery

November 10, 2017

BBC4 has done a TV series about various Benedictine monasteries in the UK. Each episode has scenes filmed at the monastery- from the monks at prayer and work. Calm, quiet, uplifting and an interesting insight to the lives of monks, which an outsider would not normally see. The monasteries covered are: Downside Abbey, Pluscarden Abbey and Belmont Abbey.

Available to view on BBC i-player http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09c0hwb/episodes/player 


Bad Habits, Holy Orders

November 8, 2017

A TV series has recently been on channel 5 about five young women who live a party lifestyle visiting the convent of the Sacred Heart in Swaffham, Norfolk. Beautiful to see the positive effect that this spiritual experience has on the young women. Worth a ‘watch again’ if you’ve not seen it.


50 Questions About Abortion: 36 – What do other religions say about abortion?

November 7, 2017

This year is the 50th anniversary of the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act in the UK. Sr Roseann is answering 50 questions about abortion, to mark the 50th anniversary.

Question 36: “What do other religions say about abortion?”


50 Questions About Abortion: 35 – Catholic Church on abortion

October 4, 2017

This year is the 50th anniversary of the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act in the UK. Sr Roseann is answering 50 questions about abortion, to mark the 50th anniversary.

Question 35: “What does the Catholic Church have to say about abortion?”


How to have a religious argument

September 27, 2017

Bishop Robert Baron gave a talk at Facebook HQ. How to argue, rather than fight about religion. Argument is the path to peace. Top tips for real, rational engagement around religious topics. Here it is!

  1. Faith is not opposed to reason
  2. Overcome scientism
  3. Be intolerant about mere toleration. Don’t just privatise or subjectivise religion.
  4. Avoid voluntarism (the overcoming of intellect by will)
  5. Really listen to the other person’s point of view and find something positive about it.

50 Questions About Abortion: 34 – Isn’t abortion just a Catholic issue?

September 25, 2017

This year is the 50th anniversary of the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act in the UK. Sr Roseann is answering 50 questions about abortion, to mark the 50th anniversary.

Question 34: “Isn’t abortion just a Catholic issue?”