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Eucharist: The Real Presence

The Real Presence

From Luther’s Small Catechism

  1. The Sacrament of the Altar

As the head of the family should teach it in a simple way to his household. 1,142 more words

Aunty Beeb's Armada Blows Strange & Norell Out of the Water... But Only Just

I am so VERY old, I can remember a time when the main TV channels’ decisions to schedule two delicious-sounding programmes opposite each other left us poor, technology-deprived viewers with Hobson’s choice. 576 more words


Can the Devil Twist the Word of God?

I was listening to a Protestant minister on television the other day, and a Catholic viewer called in with a question.

This Protestant minister told him: 618 more words


A Triple Wedding and a Coup in the making

On May the 25th 1553 a triple wedding was celebrated. The couples were Lady Jane Grey and Guildford Dudley, his sister Lady Catherine and Lord Hastings, and Jane’s sister, Lady Katherine and Lord Herbert -the son of the late Anne Parr -sister to the late Queen Dowager and Baroness Sudeley, Katherine Parr. 856 more words

16th Century

Reflections for Pentecost -- a Reformed view

Sunday, May 24, 2015, is Pentecost Sunday, traditionally called Whit Sunday.

In the UK, the last Monday in May is Whitsun Bank Holiday. This year is one of those infrequent times when the Church feast coincides with that very weekend. 665 more words


1798 – United Irish Rebellion begins in Wexford and in Leinster.

The short lived, brutal 1798 Rebellion instigated by the United Irishmen commences when on the night of the 23rd May, the mail coaches leaving Dublin were seized – as a signal to those United Irishmen outside the capital that the time of the uprising had arrived. 147 more words

Irish History

On the Foundations of the Holy Scripture

Growing up in a non-denominational church, I was taught the Bible was divinely inspired, but I had no idea exactly how it was compiled. It was always presented as a miracle, of sorts, because it just kind of “came to be”. 840 more words