31 August, 2015

Sanctity and the 'everyday life'

The Catholic Gentleman

Catholic Practice and Catholic Faith: a Survey Looks at the US | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Catholic Practice and Catholic Faith: a Survey Looks at the US | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Rocco Palmo on Twitter: "At today's Angelus, Francis veers into (another) scorching examination of conscience.... http://t.co/bWUe7LbNKl"

Rocco Palmo on Twitter: "At today's Angelus, Francis veers into (another) scorching examination of conscience.... http://t.co/bWUe7LbNKl"

The B.C. Catholic Paper - Cardinal Ouellet has authored new book on marriage

The B.C. Catholic Paper - Cardinal Ouellet has authored new book on marriage

Quebec to introduce sex ed pilot project with 'no exemptions' - Montreal - CBC News

Quebec to introduce sex ed pilot project with 'no exemptions' - Montreal - CBC News

Providing life ending care: How do doctors decide? - News Video

CTV News | News Video - Top National News Headlines - News Videos

The Tragedy of the Malformed Conscience

The Tragedy of the Malformed Conscience

28 August, 2015

016 St Matthew’s Laughter and Fr Brown’s Secret Mirth – Synod on the Family – Instrumentum laboris §130 | ARISE! LET US BE GOING!

This article is taken from a blog maintained by a priest in which he mines G.K. Chesterton's 'Fr. Brown Mysteries' to shed light on the how the upcoming synod should approach the question of gay relationships. It's a fascinating read!



016 St Matthew’s Laughter and Fr Brown’s Secret Mirth – Synod on the Family – Instrumentum laboris §130 | ARISE! LET US BE GOING!

Festival Chapeau debuts Saturday - fun times in my parish this weekend

Festival Chapeau debuts Saturday | Pembroke Daily Observer

Former Vatican adviser to Dominican Republic dies of ‘sudden illness’ before child pornography trial | National Post

He may have escaped trial in this life, but I wouldn't want to be in his shoes at the trial that awaits him before Christ. Jesus was pretty clear about the fate that awaited those who harmed children. Given that Wesolowski refused to take responsibility for his acts by pleading guilty in his criminal trial it's unlikely he died reconciled with God either.



Former Vatican adviser to Dominican Republic dies of ‘sudden illness’ before child pornography trial | National Post

A Synod Is Not a Council—and Other Canonical Facts | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

A Synod Is Not a Council—and Other Canonical Facts | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

We Are Saved by Christ, Not by Rules |Blogs | NCRegister.com

We Are Saved by Christ, Not by Rules |Blogs | NCRegister.com

The Consistent Ethic of Life and Archbishop Blase Cupich | Daily News | NCRegister.com

The Consistent Ethic of Life and Archbishop Blase Cupich | Daily News | NCRegister.com

25 August, 2015

Black Holes Aren't As Black As Thought, Says Stephen Hawking In New Theory | IFLScience

Black Holes Aren't As Black As Thought, Says Stephen Hawking In New Theory | IFLScience

How Pope Francis Challenges the Catholic Right | National Catholic Reporter

How Pope Francis Challenges the Catholic Right | National Catholic Reporter

A look back at the Conclave that elected Albino Luciani Pope - Vatican Insider

A look back at the Conclave that elected Albino Luciani Pope - Vatican Insider

Stephen Colbert, J.R.R. Tolkien, John Henry Newman, and the Providence of God | Word On Fire

Stephen Colbert, J.R.R. Tolkien, John Henry Newman, and the Providence of God | Word On Fire

5 Ways to Lose Your Faith in College

5 Ways to Lose Your Faith in College

How To Share Your Catholic Faith With Others - Aleteia

How To Share Your Catholic Faith With Others - Aleteia

New Study on Assisted Suicide Finds Worrying Trends - Aleteia

New Study on Assisted Suicide Finds Worrying Trends - Aleteia

24 August, 2015

Women’s ordination: One door closes and another opens | Crux

Women’s ordination: One door closes and another opens | Crux

5 Stereotypes About Religious Life That are Totally Wrong - LifeTeen.com for Catholic Youth

5 Stereotypes About Religious Life That are Totally Wrong - LifeTeen.com for Catholic Youth

How Pope Francis Challenges the Catholic Left | National Catholic Reporter

How Pope Francis Challenges the Catholic Left | National Catholic Reporter

Is Catholicism Biblical? That question is backwards! - Catholic Culture

Is Catholicism Biblical? That question is backwards! - Catholic Culture

Is Abortion Moral? | The American CatholicThe American Catholic

Is Abortion Moral? | The American CatholicThe American Catholic

Nigeria is a laboratory for testing solutions to religious persecution | Crux

Nigeria is a laboratory for testing solutions to religious persecution | Crux

21 August, 2015

Here comes the sequel to 'Father Elijah: An Apocalypse' by Michael O'Brien.

 
Dear friends and family,

My new novel, Elijah in Jerusalem, will be published this coming month by Ignatius Press. It is the continuing story of the priest, Fr. Elijah Schäfer. A convert from Judaism, survivor of the Holocaust, he has for decades been a Carmelite friar on the mountain of the prophet Elijah. In the events of the preceding novel, Father Elijah: An Apocalypse, the central character confronted the President of the European Union, a man rising toward global control as President of the soon to be realized World Government. The Pope recognizes in the President certain qualities that are anti-Christ, and asks Fr. Elijah to call the man to repentance, though his attempts at this prove to be unsuccessful.
    In this sequel, now-Bishop Elijah, accompanied by his fellow friar Brother Enoch, enters Jerusalem just as the President arrives in the city to inaugurate a new stage of his rise to power. They hope to unmask him as the Antichrist prophesied by Scripture and to warn the world of the imminent spiritual danger to mankind. As the story unfolds, people of many kinds meet the undercover priest, and in the process their souls are revealed and tested, bringing about change for the good or for evil. Elijah perseveres in his mission even when all seems lost. The dramatic climax is surprising, yet it underlines that God works all things to the good for those who love Him, testifying to the truth that in the end Wisdom will be justified and Satan confounded.

It is available for ordering in the USA and abroad through:
http://www.amazon.com/Elijah-Jerusalem-Michael-D-OBrien/dp/1586179462

and in Canada:
http://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Elijah+in+jerusalem

Let us keep praying and fasting for the light of Christ to triumph in the Papal journey to the U.N. and for the conference on the family in Philadelphia in September, and the Synod on the Family in October.

Grace and peace be with you always, in Christ victorious,

Michael O'Brien
 
Copyright © 2015 StudiObrien, All rights reserved.


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Charles Lane: Breaching the taboo against physician-aided death is euthanasia’s slippery slope | National Post

Charles Lane: Breaching the taboo against physician-aided death is euthanasia’s slippery slope | National Post

Scientists must act now to make artificial intelligence benign: Don Pittis - Business - CBC News

Scientists must act now to make artificial intelligence benign: Don Pittis - Business - CBC News

Stephen Colbert Speaks About His Catholic Faith and How He Has Dealt with Suffering - Aleteia

Stephen Colbert Speaks About His Catholic Faith and How He Has Dealt with Suffering - Aleteia

Can it Be Denied Any Longer that ISIS and Its Cruelties are Religious? - Aleteia

Can it Be Denied Any Longer that ISIS and Its Cruelties are Religious? - Aleteia

20 August, 2015

Facebook tells Catholic priest to lose his title on site | Fox News

Facebook tells Catholic priest to lose his title on site | Fox News

45 Years Ago Today: Sudbury Tornado Kills 6 | Q92

Boy, do I remember this! I was 12 years old when the tornado ran through my home town. This CBC news story brings it all back again. The one thing I remember as being so strange was the capricious nature of the destruction. For example while most of our block was entirely untouched, the houses and businesses on each side of it were all severely damaged or destroyed. It was as if the tornado jumped over us without taking so much as a shingle yet laid waste to the properties all around us. Another example was seen in the destruction of the business section of town and the local high school, but the four churches in between them were untouched. It was mind-boggling to me... then and now. 



45 Years Ago Today: Sudbury Tornado Kills 6 | Q92

Eight signs a global market crash is imminent as central banks lose control | Financial Post

Eight signs a global market crash is imminent as central banks lose control | Financial Post

Sean Murphy: Turning physicians into executioners | National Post

Sean Murphy: Turning physicians into executioners | National Post

Got Joy? New Study Suggests Religion Is The Key To Lasting Happiness - Aleteia

Got Joy? New Study Suggests Religion Is The Key To Lasting Happiness - Aleteia

17 August, 2015

Technical Problems

We've been experiencing technical troubles with our internet service and I have been unable to post new material. Hopefully, we will have everything resolved within a week or two once the new equipment arrives to replace what has failed. I thank you for your patience until then and look forward to seeing you soon here 'Where the Rubber Hits the Road'.

Fr. Tim

NOTE: My ISP has contacted me to advise that the part required to reconnect me to the net should arrive before week's end and a technician will arrive to effect the repair at that time.

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Provincial government appoints pro-euthanasia panel to devise euthanasia laws.

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Provincial government appoints pro-euthanasia panel to devise euthanasia laws.

10 August, 2015

Has Rome Tipped Its Hand on Medjugorje?

Has Rome Tipped Its Hand on Medjugorje?

The pope and the politicians: Francis is certain to challenge lawmakers | Crux

The pope and the politicians: Francis is certain to challenge lawmakers | Crux

On Hiroshima anniversary, the pope called for a total ban on nuclear arms | Crux

On Hiroshima anniversary, the pope called for a total ban on nuclear arms | Crux

Catholic Myths About Big Families - Aleteia

Catholic Myths About Big Families - Aleteia

Stephen Harper pledges $9M for religious freedom in Middle East - Politics - CBC News

Stephen Harper pledges $9M for religious freedom in Middle East - Politics - CBC News

​Catholic Social Work and the Right to Religious Freedom | Frances Robinson | First Things

​Catholic Social Work and the Right to Religious Freedom | Frances Robinson | First Things

People for the Ethical Treatment of People |Blogs | NCRegister.com

People for the Ethical Treatment of People |Blogs | NCRegister.com

Shibboleths - An interesting column from Mark Shea

Shibboleths |Blogs | NCRegister.com

Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity — and Its Predators | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity — and Its Predators | Daily News | NCRegister.com

05 August, 2015

Still think Pope Francis is 'soft' on abortion?


What do the pope's words mean for the communion debate?

http://www.cruxnow.com/church/2015/08/05/what-do-the-popes-words-mean-for-the-communion-debate/?s_campaign=crux:email:omg

Pope Francis on the Divorced and Remarried: 10 Things to Know and Share |Blogs | NCRegister.com

Pope Francis on the Divorced and Remarried: 10 Things to Know and Share |Blogs | NCRegister.com

MercatorNet: Question about ethics of sting operations

MercatorNet: Question about ethics of sting operations

Catholic and Protestant Bibles: What is the Difference?

Catholic and Protestant Bibles: What is the Difference?

The Chinese government cutting down virtually every cross in region as part of ‘alienating crackdown’ | National Post

The Chinese government cutting down virtually every cross in region as part of ‘alienating crackdown’ | National Post

Pope Francis: Church should give better treatment to divorced Catholics who remarry - World - CBC News

Pope Francis: Church should give better treatment to divorced Catholics who remarry - World - CBC News

This Flowchart Will Tell You When Cooperation with Evil is Immoral - Aleteia

This Flowchart Will Tell You When Cooperation with Evil is Immoral - Aleteia

04 August, 2015

On social justice, Francis isn’t rethinking so much as recycling | Crux

On social justice, Francis isn’t rethinking so much as recycling | Crux

Healthy nurse’s decision to end her life with lethal injection revives heated assisted suicide debate in U.K. | National Post

Healthy nurse’s decision to end her life with lethal injection revives heated assisted suicide debate in U.K. | National Post

The One and Only Culture War | J. D. Flynn | First Things

The One and Only Culture War | J. D. Flynn | First Things

A Person's a Person, No Matter How Small |Blogs | NCRegister.com

A Person's a Person, No Matter How Small |Blogs | NCRegister.com

Synod. The Key Question: Does Jesus Allow Divorce Or Not? - Sandro Magister

Synod. The Key Question: Does Jesus Allow Divorce Or Not?

Pope Francis and the Gadgets of Sin - Aleteia

Pope Francis and the Gadgets of Sin - Aleteia

'Abominable Evil': An African Perpective on Planned Parenthood - Aleteia

'Abominable Evil': An African Perpective on Planned Parenthood - Aleteia

01 August, 2015

George Weigel and Cardinal Schönborn Offer Hopes and Predictions for the Synod |Blogs | NCRegister.com

George Weigel and Cardinal Schönborn Offer Hopes and Predictions for the Synod |Blogs | NCRegister.com

5 Things Christians Shouldn’t Say to Atheists

5 Things Christians Shouldn’t Say to Atheists

Ten “Isms” That Are Destroying the Church

Ten “Isms” That Are Destroying the Church

Top 10 Apps for Catholics-EpicPew

Top 10 Apps for Catholics-EpicPew

Planned Parenthood's Mammography Lie| National Review Online

Planned Parenthood's Mammography Lie| National Review Online

The true meaning of 'Pro-Life'.

I'm not usually a fan of Sr. Joan Chittister but she's right-on with this point. 

Being pro-life is much, much more than just being 'pro-birth'. It requires a commitment to others that extends from conception through to life's natural end. One cannot claim to be pro-life and at the same time deny the right of every person to receiving the support required to be fed, housed, educated, and loved.



Sanity in the Court: Judge Denies Claim That Chimps are Persons - Aleteia

Sanity in the Court: Judge Denies Claim That Chimps are Persons - Aleteia

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