“The sparrow herself finds a home
and the swallow a nest for her brood;
she lays her young by your altars,
Lord of hosts, my king and my God.
They are happy, who dwell in your house,
for ever singing your praise.”
(Psalm 83: 4 -5)
CLICK HERE for St Robert of Newminster Newsletter 23rd June 2013
St Robert’s Parishioners don’t forget to come to the Consecration of the new Altar and Ambo and the rededication of the altar rails on Thursday evening at 7.00pm (27th June).
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A Musical Celebration of the Lindisfarne Gospel’s at St Robert’s Church this Tuesday evening at 7.00pm. St Robert’s School are involved as well as our parish folk group and a band from the New Life Christian Centre. Spread the word. All welcome.
Fr Lawrence is glad to announce that the relics for the new altar were posted in Rome this afternoon and should be here by the end of the week. Deo gratias!
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Fr Tim Finigan in his blog – “Hermeneutic of Continuity” writes:
When it is not fashionable to mention someone’s religious motivation
The point is that the Christian faith was a strong motivating factor for social reformers of the 19th and early 20th century, definitely including Emily Davison and many of the suffragettes. Yet this is rarely examined or even noted in popular documentaries in the media.
When Davison threw stones at a car carrying Lloyd George to a meeting at Newcastle, she wrapped them in paper carrying the message “Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.” She was an advocate of violent action and, again, we might want to discuss the morality of this. However, she believed strongly that her action was a calling from God.
If Davison had been a fascist agitator, or mass-murderer, there would be no article in any paper, no television programme or radio piece that would not begin by describing her as “Davison, the fundamentalist Christian” or something similar. But she was a suffragette, and she is therefore regarded as a unsullied hero for a cause regarded with unquestioning admiration by all right-thinking people.
And so her Christian motivation is airbrushed out of every story about her in the mainstream media.
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