Archive for Saint Matthew

Is Britain turning Catholic?

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2009 by neandergal

With all the recent fraternizing with the Vatican, it does beg the question, is Britain turning Catholic? The UK is turning to the Vatican on issues like the economy and overseas medical aid. According to the UK Telegraph, Gordon Brown is about to visit Pope Benedict XVI for talks on the recession. Most recently, the Catholic Church advised workers hit by the recession to pray to the patron saint of bankers, Saint Matthew.

It is disturbing that the UK is turning more towards the Church than sound public policy to unravel its unholy economic and social mess. Everybody get down on your knees and pray to Dawkins and Hitchens that it isn’t so…

Broke? Never Fear, Saint Matthew is Here!

Posted in Politics with tags , , , on January 29, 2009 by neandergal

Worried about your job? No worries! Just pray to Saint Matthew, the Patron Saint of Bankers! If only this really was a joke. Alas it isn’t. A report in today’s edition of the UK Daily Telegraph, Workers worried in recession should pray to patron saint of bankers, says Catholic church, describes how a website, Life4seekers advises people to “turn to Saint Matthew for help” during the economic crisis rather than blaming those in the financial sector who got us into this unholy mess in the first place.

The Roman Catholic Group, Catholic Enquiry Office runs the website. The website targets a young audience who may serve as prime fodder for conversion during these tough economic times. When all else fails, look for divine intervention to solve problems rather than look towards accountability and sound public policy.