30 May, 2014

Apparently, The Eighth Commandment Doesn't Apply to Catholic Writers - Steve Skojec

Apparently, The Eighth Commandment Doesn't Apply to Catholic Writers - Steve Skojec

SNAP is wrong to discourage victims from meeting the pope | National Catholic Reporter

SNAP is wrong to discourage victims from meeting the pope | National Catholic Reporter

Author Discusses ‘The Vatican According to Francis’ | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Author Discusses ‘The Vatican According to Francis’ | Daily News | NCRegister.com

The fall of Rome to the rise of the Catholic Church, in pictures | OUPblog

The fall of Rome to the rise of the Catholic Church, in pictures | OUPblog

Canadian Politics: Pro-Lifers Need Not Apply | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau stated in early May that only pro-abortion candidates are welcome in his party.

Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/canadian-politics-pro-lifers-need-not-apply/#ixzz33CgAyGlK

The BEST answer to the gun problem in the USA and elsewhere


Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Starvation As The New "Death With Dignity"

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Starvation As The New "Death With Dignity"

How the pope triumphed over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict | The Times of Israel

How the pope triumphed over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict | The Times of Israel

29 May, 2014

Vatican: Prayer meeting between pope, Israel and Palestinian presidents to be held June 8 | CTV News

Vatican: Prayer meeting between pope, Israel and Palestinian presidents to be held June 8 | CTV News

Autonomy’s Triumph in Canada | First Thoughts | First Things

Autonomy’s Triumph in Canada | First Thoughts | First Things

Jonathan Kay: First came Quebec-is-a-nation. Now comes A-fetus-is-a-thing | National Post

Jonathan Kay: First came Quebec-is-a-nation. Now comes A-fetus-is-a-thing | National Post

Father Raymond J. De Souza: Instead of legalizing euthanasia, try improving Canadian palliative care | National Post

Father Raymond J. De Souza: Instead of legalizing euthanasia, try improving Canadian palliative care | National Post

“Abusing a minor is like celebrating a black mass” - Vatican Insider

Does this not make clear EXACTLY how seriously Pope Francis believes the crime of clergy sexual abuse of minors is? Sure does in my books!

Thank you Pope Francis!!

“Abusing a minor is like celebrating a black mass” - Vatican Insider

The Francis Effect | ZENIT - The World Seen From Rome

The Francis Effect | ZENIT - The World Seen From Rome

A Letter to Silence and Solitude - IgnitumToday : IgnitumToday

One of the cabins at Dumoine Lake Cottages
Every year since I've been a priest, I head off to an outfitters camp in Northwestern Quebec for five days of 'silence and solitude'. It's my most cherished week of the year - free of phones, radio, tv, internet - nothing but peace, quiet and solitude in which to pray, read, write, and relax.


Hopefully my new assignment will permit me the time to do it again this year... although with three parishes to cover, it might be a little more difficult to schedule than in years past. Still, I hope to get there again (even if only for a couple of days) as there's no place better to recharge one's spirit (at least for me) than aside a tranquil lake far away from noise, business, and people.


Where's your quiet place?



A Letter to Silence and Solitude - IgnitumToday : IgnitumToday

Two Men Whose Lives Exploded Stereotypes about Science and Religion | Web Exclusives | Daily Writings From Our Top Writers | First Things

Two Men Whose Lives Exploded Stereotypes about Science and Religion | Web Exclusives | Daily Writings From Our Top Writers | First Things

For City Kids and City Neighborhoods: the latest from George Weigel, published on the First Things Blog

For City Kids and City Neighborhoods | Web Exclusives | Daily Writings From Our Top Writers | First Things

Clergy abuse victims are divided over Pope Francis' offer to meet | National Catholic Reporter

Clergy abuse victims are divided over Pope Francis' offer to meet | National Catholic Reporter

Soft Atheism and Rational Religion | Strange Notions

Soft Atheism and Rational Religion | Strange Notions

What Makes a Pope "Great?" | Catholic Answers

What Makes a Pope "Great?" | Catholic Answers

Washington Archdiocese takes to the heavens, with a drone - The Washington Post

YIKES! If the Cardinal decides to arm it with Predator missles, his priests had better be certain that they don't contradict diocesan policies!!



Washington Archdiocese takes to the heavens, with a drone - The Washington Post

28 May, 2014

A bishop's response - Opinion: Editorials - NorthJersey.com

A bishop's response - Opinion: Editorials - NorthJersey.com

One in four Canadians declare affiliation to no religion, but why are so many ‘nones’ surprisingly religious? | National Post

One in four Canadians declare affiliation to no religion, but why are so many ‘nones’ surprisingly religious? | National Post

The Fight Against Redefining Marriage: Time to Quit or Dig In? | Daily News | NCRegister.com

The Fight Against Redefining Marriage: Time to Quit or Dig In? | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Inherit the Wind: latest from Fr. Gordon MacRae, written from his prison cell

Inherit the Wind

CSEC says it gathers personal information in cyberdefence role: Privacy concern for Canadians?

CSEC says it gathers personal information in cyberdefence role | CTV News

Ashamed of the Gospel?

Ashamed of the Gospel?

27 May, 2014

Ryan MacDonald: The Post-Trial Extortion of Father Gordon MacRae

Ryan MacDonald: The Post-Trial Extortion of Father Gordon MacRae

One the Embrace, Many the Divisions: the latest from Sandro Magister

One the Embrace, Many the Divisions

Pope Francis Reflects on His Holy Land Voyage | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Pope Francis Reflects on His Holy Land Voyage | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew pray with representatives of Greek, Armenian and Catholic church | Armenia News - NEWS.am

Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew pray with representatives of Greek, Armenian and Catholic church | Armenia News - NEWS.am

Priest celibacy not a dogma - pope - World News | IOL News | IOL.co.za

Priest celibacy not a dogma - pope - World News | IOL News | IOL.co.za

Father Robert Barron Embarks on Production of New Documentary, "Catholicism: The Pivotal Players," - Something worth watching for!

Father Robert Barron Embarks on Production of New Documentary, "Catholicism: The Pivotal Players," This Month

Pope declares 'zero tolerance' on child abuse | khou.com Houston

Pope declares 'zero tolerance' on child abuse | khou.com Houston

Opinion: Why did Pope Francis pray at the wall? - CNN.com

Opinion: Why did Pope Francis pray at the wall? - CNN.com

Pope Francis planning to meet with sex abuse victims | CTV News

Pope Francis planning to meet with sex abuse victims | CTV News

Bozo eruption: Liberal MP secretly recorded slamming Trudeaus abortion stance | CTV News

Bozo eruption: Liberal MP secretly recorded slamming Trudeaus abortion stance | CTV News

26 May, 2014

˜The Porn Pandemic: Documentary shows porn's 'devastating effects on children, family and society'

‘The Porn Pandemic’: Documentary shows porn’s ‘devastating effects on children, family and society’ | LifeSiteNews.com

Is the Internet killing religion? – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs

Is the Internet killing religion? – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs

Living Christian Family Life as Domestic Church - Marriage & Family - Home & Family - News - Catholic Online

Living Christian Family Life as Domestic Church - Marriage & Family - Home & Family - News - Catholic Online

Pope prays at Western Wall, honours Holocaust victims in Jerusalem | CTV News

Pope prays at Western Wall, honours Holocaust victims in Jerusalem | CTV News

Pope, patriarch pray in Holy Sepulcher church - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

Pope, patriarch pray in Holy Sepulcher church - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

24 May, 2014

Social but not socialist - Catholic social teaching | Institute of Economic Affairs

Social but not socialist - Catholic social teaching | Institute of Economic Affairs

Crowds welcome Pope Francis to Jordan at start of Holy Land trip - CNN.com

Crowds welcome Pope Francis to Jordan at start of Holy Land trip - CNN.com

The delusion of Justin Trudeau | Pembroke Daily Observer

The delusion of Justin Trudeau | Pembroke Daily Observer

What's the mysterious object spotted above this iceberg? Weird! Thirsty aliens getting a cold drink? Angel? Optical illusion? What do you think it is?

What's the mysterious object spotted above this iceberg? - Newfoundland & Labrador - CBC News

U.N. Committee: Holy See Did Not Violate Torture Convention | Daily News | NCRegister.com

U.N. Committee: Holy See Did Not Violate Torture Convention | Daily News | NCRegister.com

UN panel slams Vatican on priest sex-abuse scandal | Nation & World | The Seattle Times

UN panel slams Vatican on priest sex-abuse scandal | Nation & World | The Seattle Times

Pope Francis' Mideast trip will test diplomatic skills | The Detroit News

Pope Francis' Mideast trip will test diplomatic skills | The Detroit News

Pope Francis begins Middle East tour : International

Pope Francis begins Middle East tour : International

23 May, 2014

BIG BLUE WAVE: VIDEO: Justin Trudeau Supports Sex-Selection Abortion Being Legal

BIG BLUE WAVE: VIDEO: Justin Trudeau Supports Sex-Selection Abortion Being Legal

Ten Thousand Places: Making a Mess of Things

Ten Thousand Places: Making a Mess of Things: Responsible men can become more deeply convinced of the truth of the doctrine laid down by the Church on this issue if they refl...

A Ticket for Three: The Rabbi, the Imam, and the Pope - the latest from Sandro Magister

A Ticket for Three: The Rabbi, the Imam, and the Pope

SDG Reviews ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’: I don't go see many movies, but I won't miss this one!

SDG Reviews ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Pope Faces Serious Health Concerns

Pope Faces Serious Health Concerns

Trudeau defends abortion stance amid sharp Catholic criticism - Politics - CBC News

Trudeau defends abortion stance amid sharp Catholic criticism - Politics - CBC News

“We Are Church” Movement Leader Is “Shocked” by Her Excommunication

“We Are Church” Movement Leader Is “Shocked” by Her Excommunication

Second UN panel criticizes Vatican on sex abuse - Metro - The Boston Globe

Second UN panel criticizes Vatican on sex abuse - Metro - The Boston Globe

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Québec euthanasia bill is imprecise and open to abuse.

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Québec euthanasia bill is imprecise and open to abuse.

22 May, 2014

catholicity and covenant: The Anglicans George Weigel doesn't know

catholicity and covenant: The Anglicans George Weigel doesn't know: For that is how most Anglican churches in Britain today look on Sunday: empty. Thus Roman Catholic commentator George Weigel .  And he k...

'We are Church' Leader Martha Holzer is Excommunicated – UPDATED

“We are Church” Leader Martha Holzer is Excommunicated – UPDATED

Communion for the Remarried? Yes, of Desire

Communion for the Remarried? Yes, of Desire

Pope calls on Catholics worldwide to pray for China's faithful - Vatican Insider

Pope calls on Catholics worldwide to pray for China's faithful - Vatican Insider

Communist officials force 1,000 Christians out of ‘disturbingly eye-catching’ church in China | National Post

Communist officials force 1,000 Christians out of ‘disturbingly eye-catching’ church in China | National Post

Cultivating Capitalism’s Compatibility With Catholicism | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Cultivating Capitalism’s Compatibility With Catholicism | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Bishops’ Synod Head: October Meeting About More Than Divorce | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Bishops’ Synod Head: October Meeting About More Than Divorce | Daily News | NCRegister.com

20 May, 2014

Ten Thousand Places: The Custodian of Human Dignity

Ten Thousand Places: The Custodian of Human Dignity: The look I freely direct to the other is decisive for my own dignity, too. I can acquiesce in reducing the other to a thi...

Vatican Diary / What remains of Paul VI, soon to be beatified

Vatican Diary / What remains of Paul VI, soon to be beatified

Peter and the Twelve. The Dispute Over the Powers of the Synod

Peter and the Twelve. The Dispute Over the Powers of the Synod

Priest shot dead at rectory mourned by Alberta community still grappling with ‘unexplainable’ tragedy | National Post

Priest shot dead at rectory mourned by Alberta community still grappling with ‘unexplainable’ tragedy | National Post

Pope Francis & Authority | National Catholic Reporter

Pope Francis & Authority | National Catholic Reporter

Pope Francis: Fix Your Heart Firmly on the Holy Spirit | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Pope Francis: Fix Your Heart Firmly on the Holy Spirit | Daily News | NCRegister.com

You Thought the Crusades Were Evil… Until You Read This | Intercollegiate Review

Revisionist re-writing of history or clarification of what the Crusades were all about in reality? Read the article and judge for yourself.



You Thought the Crusades Were Evil… Until You Read This | Intercollegiate Review

Pope Francis to Visit Holy Land

The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea - Pope Francis to Visit Holy Land

Women in love with priests ask pope to make celibacy optional - Yahoo News

Women in love with priests ask pope to make celibacy optional - Yahoo News

MercatorNet: Pregnant Sudanese woman could be hanged for 'apostasy' by Islamic courts

MercatorNet: Pregnant Sudanese woman could be hanged for “apostasy”

19 May, 2014

Justin Trudeau cites fathers influence on his abortion stance | CTV News

But Justin... abortion is not a right enshrined in either the Constitution or the Charter of Rights. It is simply something that was permitted under statute and then granted universal status when the SCC struck down the law based on its unequal application among the provinces.


Statements like this remind me that while Liberals trumpet his paternal roots, Justin is also the son of Margaret Sinclair-Trudeau-Kemper too. He is not the intellectual equal to Pierre Elliot just because he is his son. The manner that he has mishandled this issue is proof enough of that!



Justin Trudeau cites fathers influence on his abortion stance | CTV News

Soft Atheism and Rational Religion

Soft Atheism and Rational Religion

17 May, 2014

Prodigal Catholic Writer by Charlene C. Duline: WHERE OH WHERE IS THE CATHOLIC MEDIA?

Prodigal Catholic Writer by Charlene C. Duline: WHERE OH WHERE IS THE CATHOLIC MEDIA?:                                               By Charlene C. Duline The Catholic sex scandal has occupied the minds and writings of...

Could civilization collapse? NASA-funded study looks at economic imbalances around worlds carrying capacity | CTV News

Could civilization collapse? NASA-funded study looks at economic imbalances around worlds carrying capacity | CTV News

Religious freedom is a fundamental human right | National Catholic Reporter

Religious freedom is a fundamental human right | National Catholic Reporter

Ukraine’s Tireless Shepherd: the latest from George Weigel

Ukraine’s Tireless Shepherd | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Graced by the Council: Book review of Vatican II: The Crisis and the Promise

NCRegister | Graced by the Council

Pope OKs miracle for Paul VI in sainthood process | Deseret News

Pope OKs miracle for Paul VI in sainthood process | Deseret News

14 May, 2014

Reflections of a Catholic Scientist: St. John Paul's Rapprochement with Science: "A Quest for Common Understanding"

Reflections of a Catholic Scientist: St. John Paul's Rapprochement with Science: "A Quest for Common Understanding"

Tweedledum and Tweedledee: Bishop Fred Henry (Calgary) shares his thoughts on the Federal parties stance on abortion rights

“Tweedledum and Tweedledee” 
My mom often used the expression - “tweedledum and tweedledee”. My dad explained that it meant - “six of one, half a dozen of the other.”  For example, two matters, persons, or groups can be very much alike, as in Uncle George says, he's not voting in this election because the candidates are tweedledum and tweedledee .

I later discovered that these terms were actually invented by John Byrom, who in 1725 made fun of two quarrelling composers, Handel and Bononcini, and said there was little difference between their music, since one went "tweedledum" and the other "tweedledee." The term gained further currency when Lewis Carroll used it for two fat little men in Through the Looking-Glass  (1872).

Reflecting on our federal political leadership, I thought that the terms applied rather well to Prime Minister Harper and leader of the opposition, Thomas Mulcair.

The former has repeatedly said that he doesn’t support re-opening the abortion debate. The latter says that his MPs flatly oppose reopening the abortion debate and proceeds to clarify by adding - “No NDP MP will ever vote against a woman’s right to choose.”
Now we have a new player, I call “tweedledum-dumb”, our want-a-be Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau with his own brand of bilingualism. He pledges open nomination races and at the same time: “I have made it clear that future candidates need to be completely understanding that they will be expected to vote pro-choice on any bills.” Apparently, logic isn’t his strong suit.
All of our current political leaders need to study a bit more history, medicine, law and philosophy.

Canadians do not possess a constitutional right to abortion.
On January 28th 1988, the Supreme Court of Canada , in the Regina v. Morgentaler decision, struck down the existing abortion law. They did not establish a constitutional right to abortion.
The 5-2 Supreme Court decision is split into no fewer than four separate judgments. No member of the Court intended theirs to be the last word on the subject. It was only the law in front of them at the time that they found unconstitutional - Section 251 of the Criminal Code.

Regrettably, our Members of Parliament are content to play a political game with life refusing to even discuss the question. Furthermore, their cowardice and silence is inconsistent with scientific facts and places them in compliance with the destruction of thousands of human lives.

Clearly, the legalistic view of the pre-born child as an extension of the mother, which some people favouring abortion still cling to, has proven to be outdated. Differences between pre-born babies and other people are not in species (human or not) but in size, level of development, environment, and degree of dependancy.
In addition, the Canadian Constitution and our history, do not include a negative secularist bias against religious pluralism and the guarantees of freedom of conscience and religion as many of our politicians and media pundits assume. On the contrary, both seek to protect religious freedom by equally encouraging, promoting and enforcing religious pluralism. Both envision not merely diversity of religion or faiths but the active engagement, not mere tolerance, of such diversity, and not in isolation, but in relationship to one another.  

Specifically, it is important to remember and apply the interpretation given to Section 2(a) of the Charter: Freedom of Conscience and Religion by the Supreme Court of Canada in the R. V. Big M Drug Mart Ltd (1985) case.  The Justices addressed what is embodied in freedom of religion:
“A truly free society is one which can accommodate a wide variety of beliefs, diversity of tastes and pursuits, customs and codes of conduct ...The essence of the concept of freedom of religion is the right to entertain such religious beliefs as person chooses, the right to declare beliefs openly, and without fear of hindrance or reprisal, and the right to manifest religious beliefs by worship and practice and dissemination (para.94).
Freedom can primarily be characterized by the absence of coercion or constraint (para.95).
... The Charter safeguards religious minorities from the threat of ‘the tyranny of the majority.’” (Para.96)”
Why are Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau not listening? Why are we letting them get away with it?

 F. B. Henry
Bishop of Calgary.



11 May, 2014

Andrew Coyne: Trudeau ban on pro-lifers implies the issue is settled. It isn’t | National Post

Andrew Coyne: Trudeau ban on pro-lifers implies the issue is settled. It isn’t | National Post

Gunman dead, three Mounties injured after St. Paul, Alberta shootout | CTV News

Police are investigating whether the death of a Catholic priest is "related to the events" that left one suspect dead and three RCMP officers injured after a gunfight broke out in St. Paul, Alta. on Friday night.

In a statement on Saturday, RCMP confirmed that the Catholic priest’s death was being treated as a homicide, and investigators were probing any possible links to a shootout that occurred on the same night.

"The RCMP continues to investigate this homicide in an effort to determine whether the victim’s death is related to the events that resulted in the injury of three RCMP members and the death of the suspect," police said in a statement.


Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/police-probing-whether-death-of-priest-related-to-shootout-in-alberta-1.1815646#ixzz31PUYBZM8



One Shepherd, One Gatekeeper: A reflection on the readings of the 4th Sunday of the Easter season.

NCRegister | One Shepherd, One Gatekeeper

Honoring Mary, Mother of Mercy: HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all Mothers today.

NCRegister | Honoring Mary, Mother of Mercy

Holy war rocks Harvard as the Catholic Church fights back against Satanic mass - Washington Times

Holy war rocks Harvard as the Catholic Church fights back against Satanic mass - Washington Times

10 May, 2014

Not posting because I'm under the weather.

Sorry folks for the lack of posts lately but I've been under the weather and stuck in bed for the past few days. It looks like this will continue for a few more days if my experiences this morning at trying to accomplish a few things is indicative of my state of health. It seems I still have a little ways to go before I'll be solidly on my feet. Hopefully I'll be 'back on the road' and posting by the middle of this coming week. Thank you for your patient understanding

Fr. Tim

05 May, 2014

Francis, the Pope of "Humanae Vitae": The latest from Sandro Magister

Francis, the Pope of "Humanae Vitae"

Scientists prove the universe has web-like structure made of 'dim matter' - Technology - News - Catholic Online

Scientists prove the universe has web-like structure made of 'dim matter' - Technology - News - Catholic Online

Vatican pendulum swings from theater to substance - World - The Boston Globe

Vatican pendulum swings from theater to substance - World - The Boston Globe

Pope Francis sex abuse panel gets real on accountability protocols | National Catholic Reporter

Pope Francis sex abuse panel gets real on accountability protocols | National Catholic Reporter

The Church Cannot Change Her Doctrine on Marriage and Divorce. Concerns for the Upcoming Synod « Archdiocese of Washington

The Church Cannot Change Her Doctrine on Marriage and Divorce. Concerns for the Upcoming Synod « Archdiocese of Washington

03 May, 2014

Vatican statistics report church growth remains steady worldwide

The Dialog » Vatican statistics report church growth remains steady worldwide

The Catholic Church: Not an Endeavor of Human Origin but the Plan of God - Daily Homilies - Homily - Catholic Online

The Catholic Church: Not an Endeavor of Human Origin but the Plan of God - Daily Homilies - Homily - Catholic Online

This Week’s Best in Catholic Apologetics: Some interesting sites to visit if you're interested in the New Evangelization

This Week’s Best in Catholic Apologetics

Christ is in Your Bloodstream: The Three Musts | Week 3 | Encourage & Teach - Catholic Diocese of Arlington

Some guidelines published from an American Diocese on how to get the most 'bang for the buck' when attending the communion altar.



Christ is in Your Bloodstream: The Three Musts | Week 3 | Encourage & Teach - Catholic Diocese of Arlington

Improving the bishop-priest relationship | National Catholic Reporter

Here's a little something sent to me by a brother priest which he thought warranted publication on the blog. At least when it comes to dealing with clergy matters, it's certainly a good illustration of 'Where the Rubber Hits the Road'!



Improving the bishop-priest relationship | National Catholic Reporter

02 May, 2014

Anti-capitalist demo in Montreal declared illegal: I guess the rights of Freedom of Assemby and Speech no longer exist in Quebec? But how Canadian, eh? The protesters were given 'tickets' rather than being carted off to jail. How nice....

Anti-capitalist demo in Montreal declared illegal | CTV News

The End of Protect the Pope

This article raises some valid points about the relationship between levels of clerics and how a 'ministry of blogging' comes under that umbrella. But the real reason it caught my eye was the header that accompanied the blog site that comments on this dynamic:




De Omnibus Dubitandum Est: ...the existential consequences of assuming Cartesian doubt, the method of modern philosophy, to its last consequences.

It's not often one runs into an author who's raison d'être is to oppose Cartesian philosophy... at least not since the end of the 18th century! Where else but the internet could you find the Cartesian method condemned by using the Latin phrase which roughly translates to 'Doubt Everything'?
The End of Protect the Pope

What Happened to Switzerland | Web Exclusives | Daily Writings From Our Top Writers | First Things



In 2008, bioethicist Yuval Levin in his book Imagining the Future: Science and American Democracy identified a subtle but momentous shift in the philosophical driver of the West:
 The worldview of modern science . . . sees health not only as a foundation but also a principal goal, not only as a beginning but also an end. Relief and preservation—from disease and pain, from misery and necessity—become the defining ends of human action, and therefore of human societies.



At first blush, this seems a minor matter. Who doesn’t want to alleviate suffering and promote the general welfare? But read the above quote again. That reasonable approach to the problem of suffering is not the attitude Levin describes.



Rather, it seems to me that he detected a fundamental paradigm shift driving us away from the reasonable mitigation of suffering in favor of a Utopian—and ultimately dangerous—eliminationquest that threatens the unique dignity of man and relativizes the importance of human life.



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What Happened to Switzerland | Web Exclusives | Daily Writings From Our Top Writers | First Things

The Coarseness of Our Times | National Catholic Reporter

The Coarseness of Our Times | National Catholic Reporter

Religion and science share the same roots: awe and wonder | National Catholic Reporter

Religion and science share the same roots: awe and wonder | National Catholic Reporter

Broad Coalition Pushes Back Against Surrogacy Legislation | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Broad Coalition Pushes Back Against Surrogacy Legislation | Daily News | NCRegister.com

01 May, 2014

Limitless Marriage: the New Normal - Truth and Charity Forum

Limitless Marriage: the New Normal - Truth and Charity Forum

Let's Not Neglect St. Joseph

Let's Not Neglect St. Joseph

Archeologists discover an early image of Christ in Egypt - Africa - International - News - Catholic Online

(PHOTOS) Archeologists discover an early image of Christ in Egypt - Africa - International - News - Catholic Online

Assisted suicide: the issue we can’t afford to get facts wrong

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition ALEX SCHADENBERG, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Assisted suicide: the issue we can’t afford to get facts wrong

On the Power of Personal Witness in Priestly Ministry « Archdiocese of Washington

On the Power of Personal Witness in Priestly Ministry « Archdiocese of Washington

10 Facts You Never Knew about St John Paul II | Taylor Marshall

10 Facts You Never Knew about St John Paul II | Taylor Marshall

Why Evil and Suffering Don’t Disprove God | Strange Notions

Why Evil and Suffering Don’t Disprove God | Strange Notions

7 Lessons From Teaching My Children To Pray

Saints 365: 7 Lessons From Teaching My Children To Pray

Rise and Shine: 5 Reasons to Get Up Early in the Morning

If you maintain a blog like I do, you can make this '6 Reasons....' Working on the blog in the early hours means having an hour or two without distractions or phone calls, making it the most productive time in the day to read and write.



Rise and Shine: 5 Reasons to Get Up Early in the Morning

Acton conference draws ties between Christian persecution, economic liberalism | National Catholic Reporter

Acton conference draws ties between Christian persecution, economic liberalism | National Catholic Reporter

Holy Spirit’s Gift of Understanding Helps Us View Things With Mind of God | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Holy Spirit’s Gift of Understanding Helps Us View Things With Mind of God | Daily News | NCRegister.com

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