Over-the-Counter Suicide Pill

One-in-four women surveyed admit the contraceptive pill causes them mental health problems.

The Independent newspaper reports “……. countless studies have identified strong links between taking the pill and poor mental health, and a new BBC Two documentary sheds light on the severity of the problem, revealing how it’s left some women suffering from depression and experiencing suicidal thoughts.

The hormone in the pill that has been linked to prompting psychiatric complications is called progesterone, which is found in both the combined pill and the mini pill.”

Read more…….

National Disgrace

The housing charity Shelter reports that at least 320,000 people are recorded as homeless in the UK.

This shocking figure is a greater number of people than the population of cities like Nottingham, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Sunderland, Southampton or Norwich.

Shelter reports that this is a 4% increase on the homeless figures for last year; a rise of 13,000 people., or 36 new people becoming homeless every single day.

“Take Up the Cross and Follow Me”

“It happened, by an amazing chance, that a fellow-prisoner was a priest, to whom José Antonio was allowed access that he might be shriven. At dawn on the 20th of November, he bade farewell to his brother and was taken out into a courtyard to be shot. Prophetically anticipating the future plenitude of the movement he created, he stood to face the rifles with two Falangists on one side and two Requetés on the other. He gave a lusty cry of “Arriba España” and kissed the crucifix in humility. A moment later his body was dead.

That body now lies in a tomb before the High Altar of the Basilica of the Escorial, to which it was conveyed by thousands of Spaniards who carried the coffin on foot from Alicante.”

Prayer and Fasting for Life Tomorrow!

 Appeal from the Good Counsel Network

On Saturday 17th November, the Vigil of the Dedication of the Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul, please pray and fast for the end of abortion and euthanasia.

“And the people of Ninevah believed in God; they proclaimed a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest to the least…God saw their efforts to renounce their evil ways. And God relented about the disaster which He had threatened to bring on them, and He did not bring it.” (Jonah 3:5,10)

Fasting

Fast from all food except bread and water for the day

Or

Fast from a particular food or luxury, e.g. chocolate, alcohol, cigarettes, TV.

Fast from whatever you can given your state of health etc, but make sure it is something that involves a sacrifice to yourself.

Prayer

We are asking people to say a Rosary (or an extra Rosary if you say it daily already).

You could also offer an extra effort such as going to Mass (or an extra Mass) on the day, or going to Adoration. You can even pray before a closed tabernacle if Adoration is not available near you.

 

Catholic Poland Rising

“Either Poland will be Catholic or she will not be at all,” predicted Stefan Cardinal Wyszyński.

Under the red glow of tens of thousands of flares and with patriotic and religious banners held aloft, a quarter-of-a-million Poles gathered in the centre of Warsaw  on 11th November, under the banner ‘God, Honour, Homeland,’ to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining her territorial sovereignty.