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Un-vaccinated - The new lepers of the church.

As the scientists keep telling us - getting the vaccine does not stop you from catching or carrying Covid19, it just lessens the most serious symptoms. That is why they are also telling us that we need to keep wearing our masks and socially distance. So why are we seeing this vaccine apartheid rearing it's ugly head in our churches? It literally doesn't make sense?! Why would a masked vaccinated person object to sitting 6ft away from a masked non vaccinated person? Don't they trust the efficacy of the vaccine? Don't they trust the efficacy of the masks and social distancing? No? THEN WHAT'S THE POINT OF DOING IT???!!! And for all you sinners out there, Precious Blood in Monmouth...

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UK Bishop closes HALF his churches to save the planet.

It is much more palatable for a priest to ask people for money, than to invite them to confession. It is much easier to feel you have absolved yourself by recycling your plastic, than to quit using artificial contraception in your marriage. Doing good works is not a substitute for prayer. It is not a substitute for personal holiness. A plant based diet is not a substitute for the Eucharist. 

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When I presented Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI with his 90th Birthday Di Clara vestments.

(Clare Short from Di Clara presents Pope Emeritus Benedict his 90th Birthday vestment set with a design based on Our Lady of Altotting.) To have Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI hold your hand and thank you, and describe your vestments as “…wonderful, beautiful…” is something I never dreamed could happen 18 months ago when I started my vestments business - Di Clara. With my husband recovering from long term illness and unable to work, I knew I had to do something to provide our family with some income. And with 3 young children, I knew the only viable option was to work from home. Running a small business from home wasn’t a new thing for me. I had experience of working...

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