March 2014

A History of Ireland as It Relates to the Ulster Scots:

Heart of the Matter - History of the Ulster Scots

Patrick, the apostle of Ireland

The story of his life as told by himself

Providence has preserved for us two documents written by Patrick. Both of these documents, Patrick’s Confession and Patrick’s Letter, are accepted as genuine by both Protestant and Roman Catholic historians. Patrick wrote in Latin, the language of the scholar of his day. Read more

Kenneth Copeland Embraces “Unity” with the Roman Pope

by Shaun Willcock

It caused a huge stir – but really, should any Christian be surprised? At a conference in Texas, USA, under the auspices of the “ministry” of veteran Charismatic charlatan and false prophet, Kenneth Copeland, a man appeared on a giant TV screen and gave his “blessing” to the assembled congregation. That man was no other than the Jesuit pope of Rome, Francis I. Read more

Are you a window-dressing for error?

An extract from an article entitled “Bible Separation” by Fundamentalist Presbyterian stalwart, the late Dr Charles Woodbridge, (1902 -1980), which deals with the topic of “Secondary Separation”. The original article was written about 1970.

Advocates of Mere “First Degree” Separation

Mr. Jack Wyrtzen, of the Word of Life Fellowship, writes that he has “never gone along with secondary separation.” Dr. Tim La Haye, Baptist pastor of San Diego, California, confesses: “We consider ourselves rock ribbed uncompromising first degree separationists,” although he admits he does “share” a few second degree separation convictions! Read more

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On the Runs: “a culture within the Northern Ireland Office to ensure that republicans were not prosecuted”.

‘Downing Street asked PSNI to release republican terror suspects on request of Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams’

Where was the Unionist Opposition to Further Concessions to Republicans?

Secret Thatcher-IRA memos as early as 1986

Belfast City Council to invite Pope Francis to the city – (Unionists abstain having no opinion, it appears, on “the Pope of Rome . . . . that Antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalts himself, in the Church, against Christ and all that is called God.” Our forefathers were not so mealy-mouthed)

Pope set to be invited to Belfast – but no unionist support at city council vote

Belfast City Council to invite Pope to city as unionists abstain from historic vote

Republican event at Whiterock leisure centre breached council’s conditions of hire

Alliance party slams Sinn Fein over pictures of young people posing with replica weapons

Watchdog throws out bizarre ‘lost votes’ argument from Robinson and McGuinness

Orange Order demands meeting over US guns

Free Presbyterian minister condemns ‘propaganda’ around gay marriage

No common ground between papacy and Christianity

Removal of Bible from Trinity college crest ‘correctness gone mad’

Gerry Adams hits out at London for Stormont stalemate

‘We’ll never move on until Sinn Fein pays its respects to the UK and Westminster’

David Cameron orders review of Muslim Brotherhood

Second viable device found in Strabane

Dublin bomber ‘seen dripping with blood’ as he fled scene of car blast

British sniper in Afghanistan kills six Taliban with one bullet

Christian preacher wins £13k after wrongful arrest for telling gay couple homosexuality is a sin

Allister furious after ‘IRA terror fest’ held in council leisure centre

Every one of Northern Ireland’s top five schools is a Catholic grammar

Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt backs pact among unionists in May elections

Mike Nesbitt: UUP best placed to help Northern Ireland change for the better – (That does not say much for the rest if the pro-Romanism, pro-ecumenical, pro-sodomy UUP is the best!!)

Don’t be taken in by Gerry’s spin

UDA thugs in rampage: PSNI chief blames loyalist faction after two injured by mob

UDA ceasefire questioned after series of attacks in Antrim

UDA blamed for Larne, County Antrim, ‘rampage’

Belfast invite for Pope Francis a bad idea because of ‘mistrust, hatred and unrest’ in the city

Ulster Unionist Party ‘would back a papal visit to Belfast’ – (True face of ecumenical unionism)

Mortar bomb and command wire found at West Belfast alert

Why pictures of Martin McGuinness embracing Cherie Blair are so offensive. 

Disgust and fury over Queen’s banquet invite to Former IRA commander Martin McGuinness

Terrorist victims doubt all four OTR reviews

DUP veteran defects to UKIP, saying party has lost ethos it had under Paisley

Councillor at odds with his party on Pope

Senior “Protestant” cleric, John Mann, Dean of Belfast, has said he would welcome visit from Pope Francis – (Of course he would would, being of the same ilk!)

Covert officers believed to be behind mortar seizure

Gardai tried to warn gangland criminal hours before he was killed

Cross-border milk fraud investigated at Belleek, south Armagh

Former Bishop Peter Ball faces sex offence charges

Church will embrace gay marriage, says Archbishop Welby despite bitter divisions within clergy

Australian Cardinal Pell apologises to abuse victims from pulpit in farewell sermon

Church of England bishop charged with indecently assaulting two young males

On the Run scheme devoid of morality says Nigel Dodds

Hain ‘economy with truthfulness’

Tony Blair could face grilling over IRA ‘comfort letters’ row

Fugitives probe ‘will be rigorous’

Lady Justice Hallet Comments Expose DUP Bluster on OTRs

Denis Donaldson murder: Gardai uncover ‘significant’ new leads in hunt for spy’s killers, inquest hears

‘Reopen IRA-Garda collusion probe’

Martin McGuinness ponders historic invite to Windsor Castle event to attend State dinner hosted by the Queen

IRA membership trial halted over alleged garda telephone recordings

Secret recording of calls began during Troubles

Republican accused of murder of mother of 10 ‘said she shouldn’t be spared just because she was a woman’

Boston Tapes interviewer: Gerry Adams would find it difficult to lie in bed straight he’s so crooked

Omagh bomb atrocity could have been prevented – court is told

Loyalist anger over ‘two-tier justice’

Belfast invite proposal for Pope Francis

Derry explosion: Bomb in car in Creggan forces people from their homes

A republican killer jailed for moving Ardoyne riot gun

UUP Leader says he wants ‘single education system’ for Province – (Which must of necessity be Roman Catholic controlled!!)

‘All OTR cases under review’ – Robinson

On the Runs: Terms of judge-led inquiry ‘limited’

It’s Official – Robinson Got NOTHING of What He Demanded on OTR Review

Arrest Downey now – Jim Allister

Boston Project interviewer slams Sinn Fein president

Garda left in turmoil after Republic’s top cop Martin Callinan quits over bugging controversy

Life ban for sex abuse Church of England priest

I’ve sinned, says former Co-op boss and Methodist minister, Paul Flowers

David Cameron: elderly people could be ‘unfairly pressurised’ into ending lives if assisted suicide legalised

Hutchinson still refuses to say sorry to families

Billy Hutchinson interview transcript about his victims

Gerry Adams offers to answer questions about 1972 murder of Jean McConville

Adams could face new McConville probe

Instead of filming PSNI in case of drunk woman left in Derry bus lane, we should all be backing them

SF criticised over stance on parking enforcement

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan resigns over whistleblower row

Three arrests over Gary Convie and Eamon Fox UVF murders

Anna Lo comments:Alliance councillor Geraldine Rice ‘shocked’ by united Ireland remarks

Anna Lo seeks to recover lost ground over united Ireland comments

Shock survey shows Irish Americans are more Protestant than Catholic

Ex-IRA commander accused of role in notorious Troubles-era murder

Case against McConville accused based on US interviews

Jean McConville murder: Police want to quiz writer and former IRA man Anthony McIntyre over his interviews about killing

PSNI ‘still interested’ in Gerry Adams’ alleged role in McConville killing

Time to arrest others named in Boston tapes

‘Gerry Adams, you’re next’: Jean McConville’s daughter tells Sinn Fein president he’ll follow IRA veteran Ivor Bell to dock

Jean McConville: Adams tells lawyer to contact police

Jean McConville: Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams asks solicitor to contact PSNI to check if they want to speak to him regarding murder

Billy Hutchinson chose to be a killer; he had alternatives

Billy Hutchinson’s actions were neither for God nor Ulster, says victims’ champion

Billy Hutchinson Interview Shows PUP Not the Party to Take on Sinn Fein

Paedophile priest Francis Paul Cullen jailed for 15 years

Aborted babies incinerated to heat UK hospitals – (Judgment must follow such wickedness. Psalm 106:36-40.)

Jean McConville: Ivor Bell in court over Disappeared charge – (When will we see Gerry Adams charged and in court??)

Veteran republican due in court over Jean McConville murder

David Ford: Northern Ireland is better off within the Union

Man charged in McConville case

Martin McGuinness accused of ‘taking revisionism to new level’ – (Pro-IRA propaganda master)

SF-SDLP veto before MLAs even discuss flag proposals

TUV urges PSNI New York St Patrick’s Day parade ban

Alliance European candidate favours united Ireland

Cross-community Alliance assembly member: united Ireland is viable option

Anna Lo: ‘United Ireland’ remarks ‘insulting’, say unionists

Puzzle of European law and On the Runs

St Patrick’s Day: PSNI parading behind ‘anti-British’ banner in New York does nothing to improve unionist confidence

Condemnation after PUP leader Hutchinson ‘tries to justify the unjustifiable’

Victims campaigners say comments will cause distress

Ivor Bell: A leading Provo and ceasefire talks negotiator who ultimately fell out with his terrorist comrades

Jean McConville murder: PSNI granted more time to question IRA chief Ivor Bell

Jean McConville: The terrible case they tried to bury, but it just won’t go away

Never before seen photos of the capture of Dominic ‘Mad Dog’ McGlinchey 30 years ago

Assembly votes to make councils record their meetings, despite DUP opposition

Former ‘Good Friday Agreement’ supporter disillusioned by ‘OTR’s’ revelations.

Not Just Anti-Union Flag but Pro-Tricolour Anna Lo of the Alliance Party

Who murdered my dad? Son’s emotional plea

Dissident ‘IRA’ claims west Belfast mortar attack

Dissident bombers ‘planned to open fire on officers’

Man (77) arrested in Jean McConville murder probe

Jean McConville murder: Pensioner arrested by police

Jean McConville murder: Police arrest 77-year-old man

Man arrested in Northern Ireland over 1972 case of ‘disappeared’ mother

Police quiz senior republican figure, Ivor Bell, over McConville murder

Storm over PSNI parading behind ‘anti-British’ banner in New York

My murder of two Catholics helped prevent united Ireland – PUP leader Billy Hutchinson – (A very different view of murder from that of God!!)

PSNI chief challenged over police involvement in ‘anti-British’ New York parade

IRA and Islamist extremists may be plotting together, warns Jeffrey Donaldson – (Birds of a feather etc., etc.)

Experts play down dissidents’ claim of new Semtex supplies

Bomb attacks: Dissident republican technology that should have us concerned

Alliance in new proposal on flying Union flag

Alliance: Fly union flag on all NI council headquarters

St Patrick’s Day Tricolours ‘do little to foster community relations’ (See our article on the ‘True Patrick’ here)

Dissident republicans to join St Patrick’s parade in New York: PSNI face hardline hatred in Big Apple – (Where is USA’s anti-terrorist stance???)

SCOTS of an Irish-Catholic background are the most likely religious grouping to vote for independence in this year’s referendum – (Tail-end of the old Jacobite rebellion!!)

Call to fly union flag all year round

OTR letters ruined any chance of justice, says Enniskillen bomb survivor

Illegal abattoir linked to Provo fuel smugglers – (What did Ulster let itself in for when it linked up with Sinn Fein???)

Belfast Bomb blast ‘triggered by command wire’

Even as a Euro sceptic I can concede European Union can teach Northern Ireland a lesson about victims

Man and woman killed in separate Dublin shootings

Associate of criminal John Gilligan shot dead in Dublin

Dublin drug dealer’s associate shot dead

Belfast car bomb ‘was on its way to a police station’ when it was made safe

Three men and a woman to stand trial over ‘Real IRA training camp In Tyrone’

Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams says Tony Benn was a ‘true friend of the Irish people’ – (Enough said !!)

PSNI officer’s miracle escape after dissident bomb falls from car in west Belfast

Bomb thrown at police vehicle

Bomb thrown at police vehicle

Hundreds flock to glowing Virgin Mary statue

Would you mind repeating that, Mr Congressman? US politician goofs during Northern Ireland debate – (Idiots who seek to put right that which they know nothing about!!)

Haass ‘violence’ comment ‘unhelpful’

‘Loveless’ households where 1 in 4 parents are unhappy with their relationships – (Further evidence of the break-down of society as prophesied in 2 Timothy 3:1-9)

Writer’s piece on Orange Order ‘censored’ by Fermanagh Council

Donegal Democrat Exclusive: The John Downey (suspect in Hyde Park bombing) interview in full

McCausland hearing halted after heckling from DUP members

DUP blasted as ‘human shield’ during adjourned Housing Executive inquiry with Nelson McCausland

Dublin takes control of Northern Ireland’s skies

Tony Blair’s chief negotiator during the peace process stands by his claim the DUP knew of concessions made to Sinn Fein over IRA On the Runs

Unionists angered at White House committee’s ‘one-sided’ briefing

Hyde Park bombing: John Downey says unionists knew about On the Runs letters

On The Runs: John Downey claims unionists knew about letters

Downey arrest ‘breached agreement’

DUP in fight for Korean Christians

DUP’s ‘human shield’ strategy seeks to thwart DSD Committee Inquiry

Richard Haass warns NI violence could re-emerge without progress – (He is taking on the role of IRA bully boy)

Violence could re-emerge in Northern Ireland, warns Richard Haass

Haass – the excuser of terrorism

Top female judge leads inquiry into OTR letters

Lady Justice Hallett to head IRA ‘on the runs’ inquiry

MPs could name IRA members who got ‘comfort letters’

Were Unionists Happy with Kelly’s Whitewash Over Castlederg?

Colonel Tim Collins’ proposal to draw a line under the past will remain so much simplistic nonsense

UUP calls for on-the-run letters to be rescinded

Villiers part of grubby OTR deal

Orange Order: Adams must say sorry for murders of our members

Republican and loyalist paramilitary decommissioning: The mystery of the missing arms inventories

IRA suspected of brutal attack on Dublin gym owner

Service to mark 40 years since IRA murder of Irish politician

Gerry Kelly did not breach MLA code during Castlederg parade

Pope says Catholic Church should not dismiss gay marriage

‘No sense of duty’ Today’s youth are ‘too selfish’ for the military, blasts Jeremy Paxman

Spy reveals that IRA tried to assassinate Prince Philip

Lord Justice Fulford backed paedophile campaign, paper claims

Lord Justice Fulford was founder of paedophile support group

Assisted suicide moves closer as UK Government allows free vote

Simon Hughes, the Liberal Democrat justice minister, says the traditional Christian wedding ceremony should no longer have legal status

On-the-run deal ‘cover-up’ fury

Murdered man’s family must await outcome of inquiry for ‘amnesty’ answers, says NIO

Peter Robinson’s climb down over on the runs is the biggest ever performed by the DUP

TUV Responds to Sexual Orientation Strategy Announcement

Theresa Villiers says IRA’s most wanted not safe from arrest

I should have told Stormont about letters says Villiers

OTRs – Glimpse Into Political Corruption and Skulduggery that Drove the ‘Peace Process’

Justice needed for lasting peace, ambassador told UN last week

Peter Robinson slams Martin McGuinness ahead of US investment trip

Parcel bombs addressed to prison officers intercepted in sorting offices

Former head of a child protection watchdog may sue Catholic bishop over child protection report

Frazer to lead 60 victims to meet parties about letters, deals and negotiations

Letter from Belfast: support for Irish unity is at an all-time low

British, Irish and US governments should oppose DUP gunboat diplomacy

TUV hosts event for all victims of terrorism

NIO probe stinks of a cover-up, says Nesbitt

Families call for justice 25 years after Coagh IRA killings

On-the-run letters scheme over, vows Secretary of State Theresa Villiers

Chief Constable Matt Baggott insists Policing Board briefed over on the runs amid heated exchanges

TUV man asks if Claudy suspects got ‘OTR letters’

Ministers ‘may have misled Commons’ over IRA on-the-runs scheme

On The Runs: Still no name for inquiry judge

On the run inquiry could call Martin McGuinness

Angry exchanges at Policing Board over On the Runs

Matt Baggott is accused of ducking key questions on OTR scheme

Top Sinn Fein figure was on brink of murder charges, claims Tebbit

Secret letters ‘not immunity’ – (Why then was John Downey trial stopped????)

IRA murder victim’s relative speaks out about On the Run scheme

‘Comfort letter’ given to Sinn Fein councillor, claims DUP and TUV

Appeasers Blair and Hain are just like Chamberlain, says Enniskillen bomb victim

The IRA letters sealed the Good Friday agreement in Northern Ireland

Collapse of Hyde Park bomb trial undermines faith in judicial process

British and Irish governments’ ‘silence’ over evidence of collusion in killings criticised

The Troubles are over but organised crime is on the rise

Hundreds take to Twitter to lambast Sinn Fein leader in #AskAdams Q and A session

David Black murder: Woman charged with perverting course of justice

SDLP slams farms minister over illegal meat raid silence

Down the backroads of south Armagh lurks an illegal meat trade run by gangs prepared to risk public health in the search for a quick profit

David Cameron aide arrested in ‘child abuse imagery’ inquiry

PM aide resigns amid images probe

Cameron aide Patrick Rock arrested over allegations relating to child porn

Police refuse to treat armed robber as suspect in case it breaches his human rights

Justice minister instructs Prison Service: Tell me what you know about OTRS

Comfort letters to on-the-runs openly discussed – former British government press secretary Alastair Campbell

Hain told MPs he had no ‘on the runs’ proposals…three months after scheme began

Judge’s probe is not good enough, say victims

Police commissioner to investigate Birmingham pub bombing ‘immunity’ claims

Dublin officials pass the buck in response to query over names

Dromore Unionists outraged at local MLA Basil McCrea

DUP’s sham crisis

Discovery of ‘illegal abattoir’ fuels IRA suspicions

Pope Francis uses filthy term during mass in St Peter’s Square

OTR reaction: UDR man says best mate was killed in Downey-linked case

Peter Hain: Bloody Sunday soldiers should not be prosecuted

Hain calls for Bloody Sunday troops amnesty – (The cat is out of the bag – One amnesty deserves another!!!!)

Calls for Bloody Sunday soldiers’ amnesty ‘inevitable’

Peter Hain: Ignorance of IRA letters ‘risible’

Willie Frazer pickets home of Hyde Park bomb suspect

Birmingham pub bombers given secret letters promising immunity – claims Paddy Hill

Danny Kinahan MLA, questions if on the run letters inquiry is a ‘victory’

Deception by Labour Government is an affront to our democratic institutions – (And what about those of the DUP, Sam???)

Ulster’s dirty little letter of convenience

‘Gerry Adams gave order to take explosives into Britain’: ex-IRA man . . . . McGuinness also named

Tony Blair has ‘moral onus’ to face IRA inquiry, says David Ford

MPs to quiz Blair and Hain over deal

Five ongoing NIO-IRA letters must be halted, DUP demands

OTR reaction: Victims in ‘heated’ meeting with Villiers

Former RUC chief quits Victims’ Forum in protest over revelations

Analysis: Without the secret letters to IRA suspects there would be no peace in Northern Ireland – (Abandonment of justice is Sinn Fein’s price for peace and DUP continue to go along with it!!!)

Bitter divide widens between unionists over treatment of on-the-runs

Analysis: Peter Robinson gets some, but not all, of his demands – (What he has settled for is a ‘sham’!!)

Hyde Park trial saga only highlights unprincipled nature of peace deals

John Downey ‘welcome home dance’ cancelled

OTR reaction: Downey case shines light on link with Enniskillen bomb in ‘72

Jim Allister Assembly Speech on OTRs – Robinson got None of What he Demanded

Boisterous DUP MLAs back leader over response to letters revelations

Russia parliament approves Ukraine troops move

Ukraine: Russia launches ‘armed invasion’ as Obama warns Moscow of ‘costs’ of intervention

Ukraine: Tensions soar as 6,000 Russian troops enter the Crimea following Putin order

UN security council in emergency meeting after Russian parliament approves use of military against Ukraine- live updates

Diocese backs women bishops move

Poll: Majority against independence

Christian group behind controversial Creationist Museum to build 800-acre theme park with replica Noah’s Ark

Cardinal Keith OBrien’s accusers take fight for justice to the pope

Sick photos posted on Twitter show man having his hand CUT OFF by Islamist militants in Syria

Jonathan Edwards: I’ve taken a leap of faith and stopped believing in God, ‘I don’t miss my faith’ – (You don’t miss what you never had!!!)

Tony Blair accused of ‘deliberate deception’ over On The Runs

IRA letters: Despite the denials and posturing, at the heart of this remains a grubby, secret deal

IRA letters: Unionists were fully briefed about OTRs at Policing Board meetings: Bradley

UUP and DUP should quit Executive now, says ex-Trimble aide

Harriet Harman should apologise for paedophile group links, Cameron suggests

Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore tells US Senate there is “no proof” humans cause climate change

On the Runs: Villiers says letters do not confer immunity – (Why then was Downey trial stopped???)

Tony Blair urged to come clean over secret letters to IRA fugitives

On the Runs: Peter Robinson accused of U-turn

Queen pardoned on-the-run IRA fugitive Gerry McGeough

Northern Ireland peace process on the brink: Sinn Fein call for Army prosecutions while holding get out of jail free cards

Independent judge to probe ‘on-the-run’ letters

Martin McGuinness: Unionist parties knew about republican on the runs deal

Irish government was ‘kept in the dark’ about IRA suspect letters

500 to attend Downey homecoming

Former IRA man John Downey: Embarrassing error raises questions over justice for victims

On the runs: Loyalists were also asked for a list of their fugitives

Stormont crisis: Spotlight falls on pardons granted by Queen to IRA men

If DUP really objected to list of IRA get out of jail free cards they would pull plug on the whole rotten Stormont setup

Hewitt apologises over PIE links

Patricia Hewitt takes responsibility for mistakes over paedophile campaign

Harriet Harman increasingly isolated as Patricia Hewitt says sorry for her own role in paedophile controversy

Patricia Hewitt’s full statement on the Paedophile Information Exchange

Patricia Hewitt called for age of consent to be lowered to ten

Kelly no longer suing PSNI

Northern Bank raid laundering sentence

Muslim boys’ school bans women from applying for job as science teacher

Irish Army reservist jailed over Fermanagh attack