Monday, 28 April 2014


Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice

PEEP's core mission is to campaign for children in Catholic schools to be properly taught our glorious faith. Unfortunately, with many Catholic schools now staffed by non-Catholics, lapsed-Catholics and even anti-Catholics, not to mention key boards like the Catholic Education Council and CCRS similarly staffed, and our bishops' chanceries infested with radical feminists and other assorted professional dissenters living parasitically off the Body of Christ with the blessing of the bishop, this has proved an impossible task.

Only four out of every hundred children leaving Catholic schools practice their faith into adulthood. It is obviously a very grave scandal that Catholic children attending non-Catholic schools have a far better chance of practicing their faith after leaving school than children attending Catholic schools! We now have two or three generations utterly inadequately instructed in our glorious faith.

This is an unmitigated disaster!
We cannot sit back and wait for “somebody to do something”. 

Consequently we have set ourselves the task of producing a catechises course for six to thirteen year olds that can be emailed to children, parents or grandparents weekly. This is a major commitment as it involves writing several hundred modules. Fortunately, we do not have to reinvent the wheel as there are a number of excellent schemas published abroad that can form the basis for such a project (it appears to be only English children who are forbidden to be taught their faith).

We urgently need volunteers to help with this project. Crucially, volunteers must be orthodox Catholics who love the faith and accept the teachings of the Church on all the hot button issues of the day. Besides this, all that is really necessary is a good standard of literacy and reasonable computer skills with things like Microsoft Word. If you happen to be a teacher, or have teaching experience, especially at primary school level - or are a successful home-schooler, that's a bonus, but it is certainly not essential.

If you are tired of complaining, tired of feeling useless, if you are ready to join the fight, ring Patrick Lawler on 01784 558686 or Email him at:

“St Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle”

Monday, 21 April 2014

Crowd Pleasing

The Church in the UK was growing exponentially from the end of the war until 1965, measured by all indicators of Catholic health: baptisms were up year on year; Mass attendance, conversions, vocations and Catholic marriages likewise. This steady advance came to a grinding halt in 1965; a broad plateau then lasted until 1969, from whence it went into free fall, and this is where we have been ever since. When I became a Catholic sixty years ago there were three million people at Mass every Sunday in England and Wales, today there is around 600,000, of which a third are immigrants and two thirds of the remainder are heretics who could best be described as Roman Protestants.

Coincidentally, Vatican II closed it doors in 1965 and the Novus Ordo was imposed on the Church in 1969. Within a mere seven years of the latter novelty nearly half the priests in the world had resigned their ministry and three quarters of the laity had abandoned going to Mass. But all this is of course mere coincidence, it must be mere coincidence because neo-Catholics keep telling us it is so.

The tragedy is that the Church in this country did not whither on the vine, it was deliberately killed off by the corrupt modernist bureaucracy that has replaced our once great Catholic hierarchy. And with a man on the see of Peter who is clearly more interested in crowd pleasing than preaching the Catholic faith, our fortunes are unlikely to change any time soon. Among numerous mob-pleasing statements made by Pope Who-am- I-to-judge Francis, one of the most bizarre in my estimation was, "I believe in God, not in a Catholic God. There is no Catholic God...." Oh, really!

The Catholic Church is the one true Church founded by Christ when He walked the earth 2000 years ago. It is called "Catholic" - meaning for all men and for all time - to distinguish it from the innumerable sects founded by men, that have none of the sacerdotal powers of Christ's Church, that have proliferated, especially over the last five hundred years. Christ was God, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, and His Church, i.e. the Catholic Church, is, so the Scriptures teaches, His body. Does God then have a Catholic body and a non-Catholic head? The Scriptures also teaches us that Christ is wedded to His Church, He is the bridegroom and she is His bride. Is it now an article of faith that this is a mixed marriage?

Sunday, 13 April 2014

"Only four percent of those who attend ‘Catholic’ Primary and Secondary schools in the UK remain in the Church in adulthood"

Editor's Note: the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) is managed and awarded by the Board of Religious Studies on behalf of the Bishops' Conference. It has been skilfully designed by the anti-Catholics who have usurped most English sees to ensure that Catholic schools do not pass on the Catholic faith. In this objective it has been extraordinary successful, with no more than 4% of the children passing through Catholic schools continuing to practise the faith into adulthood.

Imagine if a Jewish rabbi was to have accidentally stumbled into the gay bar in Munich where many of the earliest meetings of the Nazi Party took place. Conjure in your mind's eye how the atmosphere would have immediately turned icy and palpably changed to one of aggression, intimidation and hostility. Then ask yourself why the atmosphere at a CCRS meeting, an official organ of the Catholic bishops conference, turns immediately sour and unwelcoming when an orthodox Catholic is discovered in their midst? Are we not witnessing here something literally diabolical? Then further ask yourself: why your bishop is routinely appointing such hard-line anti-Catholics to key diocesan posts? This has been going on now for some fifty years in most of our dioceses, so wake up and smell the coffee, and for God sake stop kidding yourself that this is an accident. The very least you should be doing is refusing to fund these Catholic hating bishops, and removing your children, if you value their faith, from their deeply corrupt schools - GEM 

By: Patrick Lawler

“But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea.” Matthew 18:06

Welcome to yet another of the “Tales of CCRS”. One of the teaching days on the Westminster CCRS course I attended was specifically for teachers in ‘Catholic’ (you’ll see why I place it in parentheses as we go along) diocesan schools, mostly primary schools as it turned out, but with a few from secondary. The theme of the day was “What makes a successful Catholic School?”

One of the first things I noticed was that, in line with the feminisation of education in general and the primary sector in particular, all the teachers were women. That would be the same these days anywhere in the country at a gathering of primary teachers.

The day was led by a logic, reason and historical knowledge challenged Deputy Head (soon to become a Headmistress, Lord help us!). However, I want to focus on the other course participants and the jaw-dropping ignorance of the Faith, promotion of heresy, error and apostasy and the self-serving cowardice they collectively displayed.

Let’s get a few things straight first of all:

You do not have to be a Catholic to teach in a ‘Catholic’ school.

If you are a Catholic, you do not have to uphold the Faith, live the Faith or have even a modicum of knowledge and understanding of the Faith.

Families do not have to be Catholic to send their children to ‘Catholic’ schools.

In many, especially, but not only, inner city ‘Catholic’ schools, children from Catholic families are in a minority; non-Catholic and especially Muslim pupils make up the majority in an ever increasing number of them.

Many of the 'Catholic families’ that send their children to ‘Catholic’ schools do not attend Mass and indeed have no faith life whatsoever. Many are single-parents, unmarried or divorced and "remarried". Most are using contraception and are pro-aborts.

Are you depressed yet? Well, hold on, it gets much worse! While there are so many things I could say about the teachers I met that day, it is important to bear in mind that they are an absolutely representative sample of the people running our diocesan schools and the three most basic and crucial things I can point out that should utterly convince you to Home School at all costs are:

These people have no commitment to the Faith, nor indeed knowledge or understanding of it. Put simply, they are unbelievers.

They are, quite literally, incapable of grasping objective truth and, in fact, reject it out of hand.

As if 1 and 2 above were not bad enough, they are actively and hysterically aggressive, antagonistic and insulting to anyone who points out the truths of the Faith and their logical ramifications.

I will not give chapter and verse of the many exchanges I had throughout the day, it would be tiresome and long-winded in the extreme. The notable thing was that, as soon as it became clear by my comments and suggestions that I am an orthodox, traditional Catholic, it was obvious I made most (if not all) of the other course participants and the course leader uncomfortable and many of them made their dislike of me and my Catholic attitudes clear.

The state of ‘Catholic’ schools (Primary and Secondary) can be illustrated by the following points, all of which are real responses, views and official policies I read and heard on the day - I am not making any of this up:

It may not be said or taught at any time and in any context that the Roman Catholic Church is the One True Faith.

All religions and faiths are equally valid and worthy of respect.

Sodomite ‘marriage’ is to be celebrated and approved of.

Children are “sexual beings” from an early age and sexual experimentation and questioning are to be encouraged and accepted.

There is no such thing as “normal” in terms of sexuality, marriage or family structure; these things are fluid, changeable and not subject to any fixed morality.

There is no such thing as absolute Truth; truth is relative.

There is no such thing as objective morality; morals are relative.

One’s own conscience is the ultimate guide, not a fixed system of rules “imposed upon us by a patriarchal Church”.

As long as one has love and good intention, one need not attend Mass.

The Eucharist is symbolic.

The Koran is a holy book.

Islam is a religion of peace.

Hell does not exist.

Satan does not exist.

All people are saved.

There is no such thing as sin (apart from being “judgemental”, of course!).

The Labour Party is the champion of the “Poor and Oppressed”.

The European Union is an unalloyed good.

The United Nations is an even bigger unalloyed good.

Abortion is a woman’s choice; no patriarchal “Church run by celibate old men” can have anything of value to say on the matter.

Contraception is a really, really good thing (no patriarchal “Church run by celibate old men” has anything of value to say on the matter).
I will mention just one specific interaction I had with two of the course participants, because it goes to the very root of the rot and corruption we see in ‘Catholic’ schools; the inability or refusal to grasp the meaning of objective truth.  I was in a discussion with two of the Primary school teachers and I was trying to explain to them that their just expressed belief that “There is no such thing as absolute truth, truth is relative” was:

Inherently self-contradictory and nonsensical because the statement, “There is no such thing as Absolute Truth…” purports to be an absolute truth statement.

Inherently pointless and self-defeating because, even if one ignores the above, and accepts the statement at face-value, the statement has no meaning or purchase on reality because, by the statement’s own terms, it has no right to be accepted as truth.

By definition, an abandonment of morality, an open door to every vice and perversion fallen human nature can conjure and an acceptance of “Might makes Right”.

A denial of God; since God is the Absolute Truth and all Truth descends from him.

I spent a significant amount of time clearly and logically expressing these points and giving examples and similes to illustrate them beyond any ambiguity. It was perfectly plain that neither of them had any counter to any of the points I made (because they are logically and irrefutably true) so the way they chose to end the interaction was to say (in their best talking-to-child-with-learning-difficulties-voice), “Well, that’s your opinion" ... I was, quite literally, speechless.

While I strongly urge as many people as can to home school, I do realise that it’s just not possible for everyone. The next best thing is to find a secular, non-Catholic school, and take care of your children’s faith formation yourself (it is your responsibility anyway). Your children will have a much better chance of learning and loving the Faith that way and staying faithful into adulthood, whereas, if they go to ‘Catholic’ Primary and Secondary schools, they will have their faith destroyed by the faithless, stupid, ignorant and cowardly teachers therein.

Only four percent of those who attend ‘Catholic’ Primary and Secondary schools in the UK remain in the Church into adulthood, a 96% failure rate. Perhaps you will now have a better understanding of why that is so

Tuesday, 8 April 2014


A meme is defined as a cultural assumption that is transmitted by repetition and that replicates in a manner analogous to the biological transmission of genes - or perhaps a better analogy would be that it replicates like a virus. The meme to be successful must sink into the sub-conscious of a people, and this is mainly achieved by aggressive repetition. The poet John Oxenham wrote, "The high soul climbs the high way, the low soul groups the low, and in between on the misty flats the rest drift to and fro." The thought processes of the masses groping about on the misty flats today are almost entirely governed by memes.

An example of one very enduring meme is that Christ and His apostles were poor. Where did that meme come from? - out of the left of course. Christ and His step father were skilled tradesman, why would they be poor? As for the Apostles, St Peter had his own family fishing business that was so successful it could afford hired labour - so why do we assume he was poor? As for St Joseph, do we really believe that God would choose a man to take care of the Christ Child and His Holy Mother who was incompetent at doing so? Money is the receipt that society gives to its members for contributing, if the Holy Family were poor it is because they were not contributing - is it possible for a Catholic to really believe that? When Mary Magdalene poured expensive oil over Christ, Judas protested and suggested that it ought to have been sold and the money given to the poor. Christ responded, "You have the poor among you always, so you can do good to them when you will; I am not always among you." Would that response have made sense if Christ perceived Himself as poor? At His Crucifixion the Roman Soldiery considered His cloak to be of such good quality that it would be a crime to damage it, so they cast lots for it - would that make sense if Christ was wearing the rags of the poor?

Some memes are mercifully short lived or geographically restricted. The meme that Jews were some sort of inferior race that was a threat to civilisation was a meme very successfully propagated by the German Nazis, but it mercifully ran out of most of its steam with the military defeat of its propagators.

The meme that the French Revolution was the result of a brave and noble peasantry rising up against a cruel aristocracy has been far more enduring. The truth, as opposed to the meme, is that the French Revolution was the process by which those who enjoyed economic power extended their grip on political power, and the poor were the biggest losers. A similar meme that is still with us is the one that tells us that General Franco was some sort of evil right-wing dictator. The truth is that General Franco was only persuaded to draw his sword reluctantly in defence of the innocent after the Spanish Communists (financed and radicalised by Moscow) had slaughtered over nine thousand innocent unarmed priests (plus bishops, nuns, laymen and even junior seminarians) and burned innumerable Catholic institutions to the ground. Had it not been the hard left that Franco defeated, he would have been universally regarded as a hero of the common man. He also had the misfortune of opposing Moscow (and defeating its machinations vis-a-vis Spain) at a time when Stalin and Churchill were allies.

There are a couple of enduring memes around the American slave trade. One meme heavily implicates the Catholic kings and queens of Europe, especially the Spanish and Portuguese thrones in the slave trade, completely ignoring the historical fact that most of the movers and shakers in the new world slave trade were Masons, the arch-enemies of Catholicism, and for that matter the arch-enemies of monarchy - they cut off the head of the French King remember. Another meme around the same issue is that this was one of the worst examples of slavery in the history of the human race, blithely ignoring the facts that the Arabs of North Africa have practised slavery on a vast scale for over fourteen centuries, and still practice it to this day.

Another enduring meme is the one that tells us that the Northern Ireland troubles are the result of Catholic and Protestants hating one another. Ignoring completely the fact that the dispute has little or nothing to do with religion and that one of the early leaders of the IRA was a Protestant and the current leaders are Communists. As I say, because the meme resides in the subconscious, facts have little power to weaken or dent it; the meme moves, exists and has its being in some spire outside and beyond the real world.

A more recent meme is the one that tells us that unborn children are, well, not unborn children. That is one meme that is showing signs of beginning to run out of steam, but it still has legs and unfortunately some considerable way to go.

Another recent meme that has been surprisingly successful is the global warming meme, which has more recently morphed into the climate change meme. Memes just like viruses will sometimes mutate to protect themselves. Because the meme largely exists in the subconscious, those infected often reveal the meme by self-contradiction, which can be amusing for those not infected by it. Recently for example ITV wheeled out their science correspondent to inform us that there was a consensus in the scientific community that the recent flooding in the West Country and elsewhere was caused by global warming. They then switched to their field correspondent wading down a flooded river, who one can only assume had not read the script, because he eagerly pointed out a marker on the river bank that was at least two meters above the level of the current swollen river, and informed us that this was where the river came to in the 1960 floods. If this was not funny enough, he then pointed out a further marker a couple of meters higher even than the first one, and informed us that this was where the river rose to in the 1929 floods. Most viewers would I suspect not have noticed how hilarious all this was, because, as I say, a successful meme resides in the subconscious and is therefore safely beyond the reach of rational thought. Readers should note that when the media say things like this is the worst flood since 1960, they are actually saying this flood is not as bad as the 1960 flood. We have since learned that some of the experts behind this meme had a few weeks earlier sent a memo to local authorities in the area warning them to prepare for an exceptionally dry winter! Note: the dates given above are arbitrary - I don't remember the exact dates referred to.

The most recent meme successfully propagated by the left, and most memes come out of the left, is the one that homosexuality is innate, like being left handed or blue eyed. This meme is now firmly lodged in the sub-conscious of possibly a majority of the folk that make up the North Atlantic civilisations, notwithstanding the fact that there is not a single shred of scientific evidence to support it, indeed the promoters of this meme don't even pretend to advance scientific arguments (unless you believe asserting that it is genetic without advancing a scrap of evidence to back your assertion, qualifies as science). This is one meme has been implanted solely by aggressive repetition.

A better and more accurate analogy for homosexuality would almost certainly be smoking. I hasten to add that I am not suggesting that sodomy and smoking are morally equivalent, merely that the two addictions are strikingly similar in their origins and progress. Smoking could be described as a disgusting unhealthy addiction usually acquired in one's early teens, which like all addictions is extremely difficult to break. Some, like the members of ASH and the sodomite collective, militantly embrace their addictions, and champion it as some sort of noble right. Others seek to break their addiction; some of whom will succeed but many sadly will fail. And many of those who do succeed, unhappily, subsequently relapse. Another fact that fits the smoking analogy perfectly is that one is usually first introduced to it by an older boy.

As I say, most memes exist within the secular asylum and come out of the left. The Church before Vatican ll was a meme free zone. Since Vatican ll and its rapprochement with the world, the meme has sadly seeped into the Catholic blood stream. For example, the notion that a large body of Catholics, the SSPX, who embrace every last iota of the Catholic faith without mental quibble, who acknowledge the Pope as head of the Church and pray for him daily, and whose bishops are not excommunicated now (if they ever were) are nevertheless, on the basis of legal quibbles, outside the Church. Whereas those innumerable modernist bishops and clerics who ignore Rome, Catholic tradition and the dogmas of the faith (and their contracepting flocks) are nevertheless, by some bizarre double standard, in full communion - in full communion with what precisely one might reasonably ask.

Another meme is the notion that the Novus Ordo, a post-Conciliar rite of Mass fabricated by a committee under the direction of a Freemason, with input from six heresiarchs, is "ordinary", whereas a rite of Mass that has been celebrated in its essentials for 2000 years, indeed in many features even extending back into the Jewish church, and which has been celebrated by all our saints and martyrs, is "extraordinary". Those well-meaning traditionalists who repeat these silly labels are actually helping reinforce the meme and giving it substance.

How do we tell a meme from a fact? Well one clue is that the meme is usually maintained by intolerance, aggression and anger. If one is promoting truth, anger has no place or indeed reason to exist. A simple illustration: if I'm teaching a child that two plus two equals four, I might take four oranges and separate them into two sets of two, put them together again and invite the child to count them. However, if I want to teach the child that two plus two equals five there is no way I can calmly demonstrate it; I am forced to resort to aggressive repetition. And if the child resists my attempt at brain washing, I will naturally very quickly become frustrated and angry.

If you want to see a meme in action, join a prayer vigil outside an abortion clinic; you will be very lucky to get through an hour without witnessing at least one instance of irrational, and seemingly bizarre, anger feeding of a meme. Those seething with meme inspired rage will make completely irrational statements: in 2013 for example, while quietly praying my Rosary outside an abortion facility with my wife, I was accused of single handily blocking a five meter wide pavement, asked whether I was aware that there was a war in Syria and accused of being a f*****g bigot for embracing a weeping young woman - in addition, a significant number of completely incoherent comments were shouted in my general direction. Another clue that you are dealing with someone infected by a meme is that those infected seldom hang around. Their normal modus operandi is to shout some irrelevant comment in your direction and then immediate step on the gas to put distance between themselves and you. It is as if they are terrified that you may actually be inconsiderate enough to seek to engage them in rational debate.