Monday, 23 February 2015

Understanding the heresy of Modernism is the key to understanding the current bizarre, sad state of the Church.

Understanding the heresy of Modernism is the key to understanding the current bizarre and sad state of the Church.  And there is no better place to start than by listening to the following lecture by the late great Michael Davies.  The lecture is only about an hour in length, but if you listen intently, will result in numerous light bulbs switching on in your mind, and you will begin to understand the seeming endless madness currently coming down from on high.

Click HERE to enjoy lecture.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Is Vatican II an integral part of the tradition of the Church?

This video from Louie Verrecchio comprehensively nails the lie that Vatican II was an integral part of the unbroken tradition of the Church.  Listen to Louie Verrecchio with an open mind and it will be impossible for any fair-minded Catholic not to conclude that Vatican II contained some serious ruptures with past infallible teachings of the magisterium.

Monday, 9 February 2015


By: Patrick Lawler

Ms Maria Cooke

The following letter was sent to Pro Ecclesia last December.  Having done some investigation, it appears there is sufficient cause to be concerned at the direction Maryvale seems to be charting.  I wish to remain anonymous but send you this information.
Following the departure of the majority of the totally orthodox staff from the Maryvale Institute in Birmingham, the Institute has recruited new staff to replace those who left.

My Diocese was recommending the Maryvale Catechist Course to parish-ioners, below are details of information I sent the Diocese of my concerns.

I am sure that you can check this and write an appropriate comment in the next addition of the Flock.



... redacted part ...

In all honesty I have to tell you that I am very concerned about the ortho-doxy of the 'new' Maryvale Catechists Course.

The Maryvale website lists Marie Cooke as now responsible for the MCC

(  It also states that she is doing a PhD part-time at Glasgow University.

A quick Google search indentifies that her thesis is inspired by 'Woman and Man: One in Jesus Christ' ( - which is in favour of women priests and also that she is a forum moderator, and so presumably an active member and supporter, of ACTA (

The link to her thesis questionnaire website is taken from the Jan 2013 e-news of the www. website.  The link ap-pears on page 7 of the Jan 2013 newsletter which can be accessed via:

I heard two people on last year's MCC course at Maryvale who will not be returning to complete at Maryvale because of comments made by Marie at their last residential.

Based on just what is in the public domain I certainly would not now be happy sending people to start an MCC course at Maryvale as I would have no confidence in the orthodoxy of what would be taught.

Yours sincerely

Background: On 28th October, 2013, Dr Petroc Willey, Acting Director of Maryvale Institute, whom Pope Benedict XVI appointed Consultor to the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelisation, made public a letter which began:

“Dear Students
I am writing to let you know that for personal reasons I will soon be leaving Maryvale.  A number of other staff here have also made a similar decision.”

The “other staff” who left at the same time as Dr Willey were Dr Caroline Farey and Dr Andrew Beards who, along with Dr Willey, comprised the three most senior lecturers at Maryvale.

Great was the consternation and conjecture over what was going on; rumour and counter-rumour flew thick and fast. One thing was clear; whatever had led to the three resignations was far more specific and important than the deliberately vague “personal reasons” revealed. It still appears to be the case that everyone involved in these events has remained close-mouthed and nothing much is publicly available.

The three academics went on to form the School of the Annunciation at Buckfast Abbey, along with Deacon Nick Donnelly who used to write the blog, “Protect the Pope”. They offer courses on the Faith and a Diploma in Evangelisation.

So, now we turn to the present and the concerns raised by our correspondent regarding Ms Marie Cooke.

Having looked closely at the various resources and websites listed in the let-ter (and quite a few others), the following emerges:

Ms Cooke is, indeed, Director of F.E. Courses with particular responsibility for the Maryvale Catechesis Course.

Ms Cooke is pursuing a PhD. Based on an Australian ‘study’ conducted by the Australian Bishops Conference, “Woman and Man: One in Christ Jesus” which is openly in favour of and promotes the cause of Women’s ordination.

It is no longer possible to access the online versions of her thesis ques-tionnaire. Bearing in mind that the working title of Ms Cooke’s doctoral thesis is “The Participation of Women in the Catholic Church”, it is probably not a pop-eyed conspiracy theory to surmise that she is, also, in favour of women’s ordination.

Ms Cooke is the ACTA (A Call to Action) forum moderator for the Archdiocese of Glasgow. ACTA is a notoriously heretical organisation actively trying to undermine the Catholic Church from within by pro-moting sodomy, same-sex sham ‘marriage’, transsexualism, contracep-tion, abortion, married clergy and women’s ordination ... and did I men-tion she’s in charge of the Maryvale Catechesis Course?

Far from being “A wolf in sheep’s clothing”, it would seem Ms Cooke is a wolf in wolf’s clothing with a great big red flashing neon sign above her head saying “Beware, Wolf!”  Since all of the above is in the public domain, one can only assume that the current leadership of Maryvale is fully aware of her background, associations and views and, one must assume, approves of them.

Whilst there are some who have raised question marks over the “totally orthodox” of the staff who have left, there is absolutely no doubt about Ms Cooke heretical and dissident agenda.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Just the sort of man Catholic parents would want invited to address their children ... not

During the reign of Pope Benedict XVI, Fr Timothy Radcliffe was barred from speaking at the General Assembly of the Catholic development agencies, yet this notorious dissenter, has bizarrely been chosen to be one of the keynote speakers at, of all things, a Catholic Youth event  to take place on the 7th March.

Fr Radcliffe publicly dissents from the Church’s teaching on homosexuality and Holy Communion for the divorced and re-married, and frequently celebrated the Masses organised by the Soho Masses Pastoral Council for the "Catholic" wing of the militant homofascist collective.  Fr Radcliffe is well known for his rebel positions on morality; writing about homosexuality, he opined:
"We cannot begin with the question of whether it [he must presumably be referring to sodomy here!] is permitted or forbidden!  We must ask what it means, and how far it is Eucharistic [i.e. how far can sodomy be considered Eucharistic!].  Certainly it can be generous, vulnerable, tender, mutual and non-violent.  So in many ways, I would think that it can be expressive of Christ’s self-gift."
This statement is typical of the sort of low-ball dissenters bowl in the hope that it will slip under your bat.  All arguments have a major premise, a minor premise, and a conclusion.  If either premise is factually wrong then clearly the conclusion falls.  The major premise here is "We cannot begin with the question of whether it [sodomy] is permitted or forbidden!"  The obvious response, which Radcliffe hopes you are not bright enough to spot, is "Why on earth not?  If someone is indulging in an unnatural, unhealthy act, that over ninety percent of the world's population regards as depraved, of course we can begin with the question of whether it is right or wrong!"  Indeed, it should be blindingly obvious to anyone with more than one brain cell that this is precisely the first question that we should be asking.  It is interesting to note that pedophiles use exactly the same argument to promote their personal preferred deviancy as Radcliffe uses above for homosexuality.

I have recently been reliably informed that the man responsible for inviting this awful priest to talk to our young people is Fr Dominic Howarth.  Fr Howarth can be contacted on 0126-828-1732 or emailed at  Contact him and ask him politely what his motive is for inviting such a notorious dissenter to address Catholic youth.

Radcliffe spoke at a conference in Dublin in 2014.  Some young Catholics voiced their objection to his presence by reciting the Rosary and were unceremoniously ejected from the hall.  There is, however, some good news: this conference is an annual event, but in 2014 the attendance was down about 50% from the norm - it appears that young Catholics are growing weary of this tedious claptrap from these elderly dissenters.

There is also evidence of growing resistance from Catholic youth groups in the UK to this invitation, but there is no doubt that men like Fr Howarth and the rest of the bishops' Modernism enforcement czars will be using their usual strong-arm tactics on the leaders of these groups in an attempt to intimidate them into turning up.  One can only pray that some of them at least will have the integrity and courage to resist. 

I have no doubt that when challenged, Fr Howarth, like the rest of his ilk, will resort to insults: such as denouncing anyone who challenges him as right-wing (whatever that means) or suggest that you are suffering from a fictional illness, homophobia; a word invented by Fascists and used by cowards to intimidate morons - and which is as silly as calling someone who opposes the promotion of bestiality a pet-phobic.

Timothy Radcliffe
Dominic Howarth