Tag: Church

Saints are rarely found in Cassocks

MICHAEL WALSH OP-ED: Far from being an atheist I bend my knee to the spirit of Our Lord and I am otherwise of spiritual nature. Perhaps it is, for this reason, I am bemused to see the holy Cross atop churches and everywhere inside. For what and why are these places called churches?

Why were so many ancient gods born on December 25, the winter solstice?

The December 25th birthday of the sun god is a common story worldwide, dating back at least 12,000 years, as reflected in winter solstice scenes recorded in caves. Around the world beginning thousands of years ago, people have celebrated the birth of the god Sol (Sun) to the Queen of Heaven, the Celestial Virgin. The winter solstice has been celebrated in many places, from China to the Americas.

European Union’s European Commission Bans Christmas

From the 28th December, Day of Hannukah, European officials were advised not to use terms such as ‘Christmas’, ‘gay’, ‘lesbian’ and other words that might seem offensive to people of different cultures, religions and sexual orientations in their speeches. This edict is stated in the ‘Handbook for Inclusive Communication’ published by the unelected European Commission.