VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I am hoping that You are well and healthy. As We march through autumn I pray that You have found the time to pray and ponder. I hope that You do not worry too much or get downcast as We see less of the sun. This week I would like to focus on family. Likely You have seen … Continue reading A Prayer for Family
BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE With every beat the thuds sound wetter. Once the scene comes into focus, we see the source of this conduction: a golf club, and this is the symphony of some poor sap who has found himself on the wrong end of it. Unpleasant though the image may be, it is not the act of murder in this leaked game footage that is … Continue reading Gorgons of Gamergate
BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE With the Pope having signed the ‘Sino-Vatican Agreement’ (a treaty which allows the Vatican to appoint Chinese bishops) one could be forgiven for thinking that Christians in Communist China enjoy a kind of freedom only described in the pluralistic Utopian visions of ‘literal consumerists’ – sorry, communists – like the ridiculous Ash Sarkar. But as with any China counterfeit, this holy bound … Continue reading Forbidden Religiosity
VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that You are well and healthy this Advent Sunday, the first Sunday in Advent as we build up to Christmas. What is Advent? The word “Advent” comes from the Latin word for “coming”, and the season marks the countdown to Christmas. Churches observe this period by remembering the anticipation for the birth of Jesus, and preparing … Continue reading A Prayer for Advent
VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, this week I would like to focus on the unsung heroes who spend their days working for law enforcement, going through photos and videos of child abuse in order to catch perpetrators. This may seem like a very specific prayer. Indeed it is. I met with one of these gentlemen this week and I could see by the … Continue reading A Prayer for the Investigators
VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine I wish You a relaxing and peaceful Sunday. I notice how each year at around about this time there are the first bad moods of the year descending. Maybe this has something to do with starting a new diet or holding back on the spending after a Christmas splurge. Maybe it’s something to do with facing up to … Continue reading A Prayer for January
VICAR Dear Readers, I wish you a happy and peaceful Sunday, as ever. Since lambing season is well and truly upon us, this week I would like to draw your attention to sheep. In the Bible we Christians are often referred to as sheep. But let us not be confused by what we see in the green fields of this United Kingdom and how we … Continue reading We Are Not Sheep
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN In a recent interview with Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari (after past indiscretions Scalfari’s reporting is generally not to be trusted), Pope Francis was said to have uttered the following words: “It has been said many times and my response has always been that, if anything, it is the Communists who think like Christians.” Whether the Pope said these words or not, his … Continue reading Stop Hijacking Jesus, Progressives!