Saturday, April 19, 2014

90% of Japanese Women Choose Abortion For Unborn Babies Diagnosed with Down Syndrome

...Nevertheless, because so many women are waiting until their 40s to give birth, the proportion of babies born with Down Syndrome is increasing...

Cardinal Dolan blesses pregnant mothers, unborn babies

Thank you Cardinal Dolan!

We need a lot more of this kind of pro-life witness.

“To attend Mass as a single mother is terrifying and sometimes painful but to feel the grace and support from the sisters and from the cardinal has been invaluable,” Page said, adding that the Mass made her feel comfortable receiving Communion.

Mass is for everybody. Everyone should feel welcome to sit and listen to the Word of God and participate in the prayers of the faithful.

There is forgiveness and healing for all who want to follow the way of Christ.

Friday, April 18, 2014

PAFE Petition to Tell Ontario Catholic Teacher Union (OECTA) to Pull Out of Pride Parade

From an email from PAFE:

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto condemned plans by the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Union (OECTA) to march in the World Pride Parade on June 29. PAFE President, Teresa Pierre, PhD, commented on the announcement saying "PAFE warmly applauds the Cardinal for taking this step to prevent the union from giving false appearances about what the Church teaches about homosexuality."

Thursday, April 17, 2014

OECTA Wrong to Attend Gay Pride: Cardinal Collins

OECTA, however, is not the Catholic teachers; it is a union. Its competence is limited to collective bargaining, and the services any union provides to its members.
“When it goes beyond those areas, it can easily go wrong, as it has in the decision of the OECTA delegates to participate in this event. This decision shows that they and the OECTA leadership have an inadequate and mistaken understanding of their faith.”
Collins and St. Catharines Bishop Gerard Bergie expressed their opposition to OECTA’s decision in a meeting with Ryan. Collins is president of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario and Bergie is chair of the its education committee. Collins is also on the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education.
“The bishops are not happy that we are in the parade,” Ryan said.

Great! The bishops are showing some leadership.

It's all well and good that they say "don't do that!"

Will there be any consequences if OECTA does participate?

The "stop-or-I'll-say-stop-again" method doesn't have much traction.

There's something wrong with the Catholic system when someone who thinks Gay Pride is okay is allowed that level of responsibility.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Amanda Marcotte Shamlessly Smears the Duggars

So some people in the "quiverful" movement were caught in affairs.

So Marcotte implicates the Duggars in a guilt-by-association headline.

Has Amanda Marcotte ever had any kind of understanding of anything conservative, ever?

She makes me think of those Catholics who see everything as involving Freemasonry/Bilderbergs/Rothschilds/New World Order. Her agenda is so ideologically driven, it her ideological blinkers distort everything. It`s not even a matter of being biased, it's she can't even get basic logic down, all the while touting her own powers of perception-- and of course, putting down everyone else who disagrees.

Iran Seeks to Ban Vasectomies, Restrict Abortion


Well, Iran isn't being sexist about it. Gotta give them that.

Although, in this case, they want to put away the scissors...

VIDEO: Should Justin Trudeau Be Excommunicated?



Faith Goldy takes on the issue. The video is a little old, but I saw it at Contra|Diction!

I have a question: Does Trudeau even attend Sunday Mass?

Because if he doesn't attend Mass, then that might be the bigger problem. If he doesn't even get the importance of the Mass, then excommunication or application of Canon 915 might not have the desired effect.

Still, a Catholic bishop should say something. A politician cannot support abortion and remain in good standing with the Church.

UPDATE: LifeSite just picked up the story, about 45 minutes after I published this blogpost...

80-Year-Old Pro-Lifer Arrested in Jackson, Mississippi

OneNewsNow:

Jackson attorney Steve Thornton says Ashley was treated "like she was dangerous in some fashion" but describes her as an "elderly, small woman."

The attorney says a trial scheduled for this week has been delayed until July.

Ashley claims she was promised release from jail if she would sign a document but says she declined because she wasn't told the charge. So she sat in jail for quite a while shackled.

Legalize Marijuana! What Could Go Wrong?

ScienceDaily:

The team of scientists compared the size, shape, and density of the nucleus accumbens and the amygdala -- a brain region that plays a central role in emotion -- in 20 marijuana users and 20 non-users. Each marijuana user was asked to estimate their drug consumption over a three-month period, including the number of days they smoked and the amount of the drug consumed each day. The scientists found that the more the marijuana users reported consuming, the greater the abnormalities in the nucleus accumbens and amygdala. The shape and density of both of these regions also differed between marijuana users and non-users.

"This study raises a strong challenge to the idea that casual marijuana use isn't associated with bad consequences," Breiter said.

You can't have widespread drug use and a productive society. Sorry.

VIDEO: Brian Lilley on Bill Whatcott's Arrest at University of Regina



Frankly, arresting them is dumb considering that they will get way more attention than if they had been left alone.

There will be another court case. I suspect Whatcott will win.

In any case, he will be back.

I'm not a fan of Whatcott's methods-- I find them somewhat amateurish. Nevertheless he does more than more social conservatives.

And I think to characterize this man as a hater is a profound defamation. This is a man who worked as a nurse to AIDS patients. Hardly a hater.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Abortion lawsuit against N.B. being dropped: Morgentaler Clinic

Interesting:

FREDERICTON -- Dr. Henry Morgentaler's 12-year court battle to force New Brunswick to pay for abortions at clinics may be over as the manager of one of his facilities said Tuesday the case is being dropped.

Simone Leibovitch, manager of the Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton, said the lawyer handling the lawsuit has been instructed to discontinue it.

But:

Peter Ryan, the executive director of the New Brunswick Right to Life Association, said he believes the announcement that the lawsuit is being dropped is a ploy by the clinic to rally public support and funding for the case.

"I think that's good news as far as we're concerned, but I'm sure it's also strategic on their part, so that has to be considered as to what they are angling here," he said.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Wisdom as a Path to Evangelization

Fr. Father Blake:


Most Catholics, including priests and therefore one might also suggest bishops too, I would suggest are unconvinced about the need for Evangelisation, the notion of universal salvation, an empty Hell, have taken hold so tightly that there is no reason to Evangelise. It simply doesn’t have a supernatural, salvific or teleological purpose. Universalism means that really evangelising people just ties burdens on people, alienating them from their culture and imposing unnecessary moral burdens on them.

A second not unconnected reason is that we do not know how to evangelise. We do not know what needs to be communicated. Do we actually dare to say that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life and without him no-one can know the Father? Are we not more likely to suggest that Evangelisation is about joining a hand-holding, feel good community, with few moral or faith demands. Our problem is that there is so much confusion about what Catholics actually believe and how Catholics are expected to live.

I have had similar thoughts.

If I Criticize Sodomy By Straight Women, Is That Hate Speech?

A question inspired by this abstract [formatted for easier reading]

Title: Sexual Discordance and Sexual Partnering Among Heterosexual Women.

From "That Crazy Liberal Pope" File: Pope Francis Condemns Abortion

LifeSite:

In his brief address, Pope Francis quoted the document Gaudium et Spes of the Second Vatican Council, that says, “Life once conceived, must be protected with the utmost care; abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes.” He encouraged pro-life workers to fight for life “with a style of closeness” to women so that “every woman feels regarded as a person, heard, accepted, accompanied.”

Why he's just oozing with Spirit of Vatican II, I'm telling ya!

Folks: let's just accept the reality: Pope Francis is totally orthodox. He's not going to change Church doctrine. He's not going to inaugurate wild ideological changes. His difference is one of style, not of substance.

I did a quick scan of the MSM, and I didn't see anyone addressing those remarks.




Thursday, April 10, 2014

Morgentaler Clinic to Close in Fredericton Because... They Won't Charge the Market Price for Abortions


Leibovitch said the clinic cannot continue to offer procedures that are not publicly funded. Abortion isn’t covered by medicare in the province unless two doctors certify in writing that it is medically necessary and is performed by a specialist in an approved hospital.

...

The Morgentaler Clinic charges between $700 and $850 for the procedure, depending on how far along a woman is in her pregnancy. It is the only Morgentaler Clinic in the Maritimes.

So we're to believe there's this incredible demand for abortion.

But women won't pay the actual cost of having an abortion.

So that raises the question:

How badly do women want abortion?

Let's perform this thought experiment. Leave aside the morality of abortion. Suppose you are pregnant. And you don't want to be. Are you going to let a measley little thing like price get in the way? Now you might give me some sob story about how women are often poor. True, there are a lot of poor women out there, but not all of them are that poor. And what about their partners? If I'm a guy, and I don't want a baby, I'll certainly chip in.

Why aren't abortionists doing this for free? Perhaps because they value money over "women's safety?"

And I find it a bit rich that poor-choicers always demand that pro-lifers pay for the cost of children that are unwanted, but they won't raise the money to keep a clinic open.

This is ultimately a stunt to get the government to either fund abortion or to get rid of the only regulation in Canada on abortion.

And perhaps the truth is that there isn't that much demand for abortion. Maybe it's demographics. Maybe it's apathy. There could be a million reasons why. But if you really want something, you'll pay for it, and it seems that New Brunswick doesn't really value it.


Update: Morgentaler Clinic to Close at the end of July...

Because of lack of money, they say.

This is a stunt to suck more money.

Dear New Brunswickers: you must contact your elected officials and tell them you don't want this clinic to be funded.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

PRAISE GOD! Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton TO CLOSE! HALLELUJAH!!!

Reports a journalist from Radio-Canada!

Send prayers of Thanksgiving!

UPDATE:

A pro-life contact warns that this could be a "stunt" to garner sympathy and get more tax dollars out of the government. Be mindful.

UPDATE AT 10:00 PM

LifeSite isn't so sure this is for real.

UPDATE at 10:37 pm

If this news is for real, I'm wondering why I'm not reading about it in the English media...

From the "Crazy, Liberal Pope!" File

Pope presses anti-AIDS chastity strategy in Africa

Chastity!

The raving heretic!

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Iraq set to legalize child marriage aka pedophilia

This cannot be allowed to stand!

Supporters of the draft, named after a Shiite Muslim school of jurisprudence, say it simply regulates practices already existing in day-to-day life. Officials said there has been a surge in under 18s being married off since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003
.

Folks, this cannot be allowed to pass!

What an evil system.

Regulating what's already going on! There should be a crackdown, not legalization!


Andrew Coyne Looks at Quebec with Rose-Coloured Glasses

I don't think he understands French Quebeckers at all.

He lists what he thinks are reasons to believe that Quebeckers have decided Canada isn't so bad at all.

I think French Quebeckers got fed up with the irresolvable nature of their political hurts.