31 January, 2016

Smith Cloud will smash into the Milky Way galaxy... in 30 million years

Smith Cloud will smash into the Milky Way galaxy in 30M years - Technology & Science - CBC News

Pope Francis: Religion Isn’t Wall Street – Aleteia.org

Pope Francis: Religion Isn’t Wall Street – Aleteia.org

Canada is flirting with a bizarro world of negative interest rates - Now this is just plain weird...

Canada is flirting with a bizarro world of negative interest rates | Financial Post

Despite his narrative, Pope Francis is no ecumenical revolutionary | Crux

Despite his narrative, Pope Francis is no ecumenical revolutionary | Crux

At the Vatican There Is a “Seismograph” That Is Setting Off Tremors

At the Vatican There Is a “Seismograph” That Is Setting Off Tremors

30 January, 2016

An oldy but a goody...


With an edge, three new TV shows plumb religious themes | Crux

With an edge, three new TV shows plumb religious themes | Crux

On the Reformation of Islam - The Catholic Thing

On the Reformation of Islam - The Catholic Thing

Heavenly mysteries: When faith and science intersect | Crux

Heavenly mysteries: When faith and science intersect | Crux

U.S. election 2016: 6 things to know about the presidential primaries - Politics - CBC News

As the American presidential nomination process gets underway this coming week with the Iowa Caucuses followed a week later with the New Hampshire Primary, here's an article that explains the entire process. It's more complicated that one would think. From proportional allocation to the role of party superdelegates, it's all explained in this one easy article. Just click on the link below to learn how the nation that champions participatory and representative democracy chooses the nominee for each of the two major parties for the 2016 election to replace President Barack Obama.



U.S. election 2016: 6 things to know about the presidential primaries - Politics - CBC News

Pope Francis: a not-so-clear, but very present danger | National Catholic Reporter

Pope Francis: a not-so-clear, but very present danger | National Catholic Reporter

Pope’s World Day of Sick Message: Trust Mary to Lead to Jesus | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Pope’s World Day of Sick Message: Trust Mary to Lead to Jesus | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Pope Francis Confronts ‘Piecemeal’ World War III in the Middle East | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Pope Francis Confronts ‘Piecemeal’ World War III in the Middle East | Daily News | NCRegister.com

29 January, 2016

The Church isn’t obsessed with sex, but it is with humanity | Crux

The Church isn’t obsessed with sex, but it is with humanity | Crux

Nude Statues Covered — Italy Kowtows to Iran, for Cash

Nude Statues Covered — Italy Kowtows to Iran, for Cash

'A Guy Like Me' | The Players' Tribune - The All-Star journey of a journeyman hockey player

If you are even a little bit of a hockey fan, then you should read this article. It will diminish the management of the NHL in your eyes... but it will teach you just how decent the men who play in that league really are. Thank you, John Scott for writing this article. You are indeed a class act. I hope you get voted the MVP of the All-Star game.



A Guy Like Me | The Players' Tribune

Charles Lewis: Challenging religious leaders to do more.

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Charlie Lewis

Will It Soon Be St. John Henry Newman? – Aleteia.org

Will It Soon Be St. John Henry Newman? – Aleteia.org

27 January, 2016

Two Points to Ponder Before Nov. 8 - column from George Weigel

NCRegister | Two Points to Ponder Before Nov. 8

Pope to the proud and powerful: Help the poor, or you’ll go to hell | Crux

Pope to the proud and powerful: Help the poor, or you’ll go to hell | Crux

Totalitarianism in Alberta - Part II - +Bishop Fred Henry replies to the critics of his recent pastoral letter

Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary - Totalitarianism in Alberta - Part II

Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See - Maccabee Society

Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See - Maccabee Society

An Unteachable Society and the Church: The rare virtue of "docility": an eagerness of mind and heart to be taught the most satisfying truth

An Unteachable Society and the Church – Aleteia.org

Films of Faith and Fury: The Best Movies to See Before Oscar Night – Aleteia.org

Films of Faith and Fury: The Best Movies to See Before Oscar Night – Aleteia.org

26 January, 2016

Richard John Neuhaus: A Life in the Public Square

Richard John Neuhaus: A Life in the Public Square

Apologize … Again? Another papal apology over residential schools, given under pressure, would seem to undermine the sincerity of the original.

Apologize … Again?

Assisted dying committee to hear from former federal advisers - Politics - CBC News

Assisted dying committee to hear from former federal advisers - Politics - CBC News

What with all the snow and everything... this just seemed like a good item to post!


Calgary Catholic Bishop Fred Henry branded 'hateful' by mother of transgendered

Do these accusations levied against the bishop hold water? No. This well-written column by John Carpay, president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms makes this abundantly clear. 

Read the article yourself and make your own decision by clicking on the link below.
Calgary Catholic Bishop Fred Henry branded 'hateful' by mother of transgendered

Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 2016:“I desire mercy, and not sacrifice” (Mt 9:13).
 The works of mercy on the road of the Jubilee

Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 2016 – Aleteia.org

Pope Francis Asks for Forgiveness from Other Churches – Aleteia.org

Pope Francis Asks for Forgiveness from Other Churches – Aleteia.org

Cigars With Father Neuhaus – Aleteia.org

Cigars With Father Neuhaus – Aleteia.org

25 January, 2016

What to do during this Holy Year of Mercy? The traditional options would seem a very good place to start.


Opinion: Doctors should not Kill.

Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Opinion: Doctors should not Kill.

Charles Lewis: Four months is not enough for a debate on euthanasia

Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Lewis: Four months is not enough for a debate on e...:

The Best Is Yet to Come for Catholicism - The Catholic Thing

The Best Is Yet to Come for Catholicism - The Catholic Thing

John Henry Newman could become the patron saint of relevance | Crux

John Henry Newman could become the patron saint of relevance | Crux

Are Your Decisions Born of Fear or Love? – Aleteia.org

Are Your Decisions Born of Fear or Love? – Aleteia.org

22 January, 2016

US bishops’ anti-abortion guru sees gains – and a need for mercy | Crux

US bishops’ anti-abortion guru sees gains – and a need for mercy | Crux

Pope seems to hint at no sweeping change on divorced, remarried | Crux

Pope seems to hint at no sweeping change on divorced, remarried | Crux

This one just seemed to fit today...


A Woman-Centered Approach to Ending Abortion: An Interview with 'Feminists for Life' President, Serrin Foster

A Woman-Centered Approach to Ending Abortion – Aleteia.org

6 Ways to Promote Life By Cultivating Hospitality – Aleteia.org

6 Ways to Promote Life By Cultivating Hospitality – Aleteia.org

Accidental births and deliberate deaths: If you want to see the future of euthanasia in Canada, study the history of abortion.

MercatorNet: Accidental births and deliberate deaths

CERN scientists 'break the speed of light' - Telegraph

CERN scientists 'break the speed of light' - Telegraph

21 January, 2016

A new planet in our solar system??

http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=792386&playlistId=1.2745983&binId=1.810401&playlistPageNum=1&binPageNum=1

Archbishop Richard Smith (Edmonton) writes on the subject of "Creating Learning Environments that Respect Diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities and Gender Expressions"

+Richard Smith,
Archbishop of Edmonton


caedm.ca/Portals/0/documents/archbishops office/ABSmithStatementOnBestPracticesGuidelines_Jan16.pdf

Pope Francis: obstinate Christians are rebels and idolaters - the Pope's homily yesterday offers much to contemplate

Pope Francis: obstinate Christians are rebels and idolaters

Francis changes the rules: Women can have their feet washed on Holy Thursday | Crux

Francis changes the rules: Women can have their feet washed on Holy Thursday | Crux

Long shot worth taking: Charles Lewis, recently retired religion editor of the National Post writes an article on the subject of euthanasia for the Catholic Register

Long shot worth taking

Boring homilies putting you to sleep? Help is on the way | Crux

Boring homilies putting you to sleep? Help is on the way | Crux

6 Jokes We Need to Stop Making

Even though I am not a supporter of the latest craze (transgenderism) because I do not believe it to be legitimate (God does not make mistakes and place people of one 'gender' into the body of the 'other'), I wholeheartedly agree with the general thrust and argument of this article.  Conversation and debate can not be deemed to be off limits - but making fun at another's expense can clearly be seen as out of bounds. I apologize to one and all for the times when I did it myself. It's time to change my ways and strive to do better.



How about you?



6 Jokes We Need to Stop Making | Care2 Causes

17 January, 2016

Message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2016 - Pope Francis

Message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2016 (12 September 2015) | Francis

Confession at the Heart of Holy Father’s New Book | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Confession at the Heart of Holy Father’s New Book | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Sportsmanship at its finest!! Watch and learn what that word actually means in life and sports.

Is the Mass a private time with God? – Aleteia.org

Is the Mass a private time with God? – Aleteia.org

“Fridays of Mercy”: Pope Francis Makes Surprise Visit to Nursing Home – Aleteia.org

Pontiff also visits home for 7 people in a vegetative state as a witness to the sanctity of every human life.

“Fridays of Mercy”: Pope Francis Makes Surprise Visit to Nursing Home – Aleteia.org

15 January, 2016

When I die, I want this played at my funeral. It begins with such solemnity and ends with such joy! I captures perfectly the way I view the passage from this life to the next.

Empirical evidence indicates that euthanasia and assisted suicide laws are abused.

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Empirical evidence indicates that euthanasia and assisted suicide laws are abused.

New York State Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Bills Are a Recipe for Elder Abuse

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: New York State Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Bills Are a Recipe for Elder Abuse

First euthanasia death in Québec.

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: First euthanasia death in Québec.

Planned Parenthood Sues Maker of Undercover Videos – Aleteia.org

Planned Parenthood Sues Maker of Undercover Videos – Aleteia.org

Will Choosing Life be Criminalized Soon? – Aleteia.org

Will Choosing Life be Criminalized Soon? – Aleteia.org

Calgary bishop calls Alberta school gender guidelines 'totalitarian' and 'anti-Catholic' - Calgary - CBC News

Calgary bishop calls Alberta school gender guidelines 'totalitarian' and 'anti-Catholic' - Calgary - CBC News

14 January, 2016

Bishop Robert Barron on preaching

Liberal racism bares its fangs - Denver Catholic - a column from George Weigel

Liberal racism bares its fangs - Denver Catholic

Could Trump’s Muslim Ban Threaten Everyone’s Religious Freedom? - Uh... yes, it can... and will if it were ever brought into force of law.

Could Trump’s Muslim Ban Threaten Everyone’s Religious Freedom? | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Planned Parenthood Slams Speaker Ryan Inviting Catholic Nuns to SOTU. "That's Disrespect" | LifeNews.com

Planned Parenthood Slams Speaker Ryan Inviting Catholic Nuns to SOTU. "That's Disrespect" | LifeNews.com

Family Sues Catholic Facility Over Refusal to Euthanize Their Mother – Aleteia.org

Family Sues Catholic Facility Over Refusal to Euthanize Their Mother – Aleteia.org

Pope Addresses Pastoral Needs of Eastern Rite Immigrants in U.S., Canada – Aleteia.org

Pope Addresses Pastoral Needs of Eastern Rite Immigrants in U.S., Canada – Aleteia.org

(Quiz) Discover what Saint would like to be your friend!




11 January, 2016

Empirical evidence indicates that euthanasia and assisted suicide laws are abused.

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Empirical evidence indicates that euthanasia and assisted suicide laws are abused.

Five places where Pope Francis’ political lightning might strike next | Crux

Five places where Pope Francis’ political lightning might strike next | Crux

Review: In a New Book, Pope Francis Calls Mercy Essential - The New York Times

Review: In a New Book, Pope Francis Calls Mercy Essential - The New York Times

In First Book as Pope, Francis Calls for Mercy for All Who Recognize Themselves as Sinners | Aleteia.org

In First Book as Pope, Francis Calls for Mercy for All Who Recognize Themselves as Sinners | Aleteia.org

A Catholic’s Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year | Aleteia.org

A Catholic’s Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year | Aleteia.org

08 January, 2016

Pope Francis: Do You Know What ‘Love’ Really Means? Sadly, not too many today actually do know what it means. I'll give you a hint. It's NOT an emotion or feeling.

Pope Francis: Do You Know What ‘Love’ Really Means? | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Sometimes I just shake my head and wonder how some people survive the daily trials of life...

This is an actual review from Amazon.com for a toilet brush. I kid you not. This is an actual picture of the item:

Below is the review:

1.0 out of 5 stars   - Ouch
By Dottion December 8, 2014
Verified Purchase!!
Wow this thing was absolutely painful! I think I'm bleeding. I'll stick to toilet paper.


Here's the link to the actual review: http://www.amazon.com/…/customer-reviews/B005KDCMBM/ref=cm_…

Proof positive that some people are just too silly to be allowed to go without adult supervision!

Biblical Prophecies for 2016 | Aleteia.org

Biblical Prophecies for 2016 | Aleteia.org

Simple Chart on Hierarchy of Authority, Infallibility, Dogma and Doctrine in the Catholic Church | Defenders of the Catholic Faith | Hosted by Stephen K. Ray

Simple Chart on Hierarchy of Authority, Infallibility, Dogma and Doctrine in the Catholic Church | Defenders of the Catholic Faith | Hosted by Stephen K. Ray

What Euthanasia Enthusiasts Really Want | Wesley J. Smith | First Things

What Euthanasia Enthusiasts Really Want | Wesley J. Smith | First Things

05 January, 2016

Québec physicians group opposes referring patients for euthanasia.

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Québec physicians group opposes referring patients for euthanasia.

Remember That Refugees Are Fleeing for Their Lives, Bishop Urges

Remember That Refugees Are Fleeing for Their Lives, Bishop Urges | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Pope Francis Makes Surprise Visit to Site of the First Nativity Scene | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Pope Francis Makes Surprise Visit to Site of the First Nativity Scene | Daily News | NCRegister.com

The Good Shepherd One Pew Up - Need a bit of inspiration? This article should do the trick.

The Good Shepherd One Pew Up | Aleteia.org

Sleep in Deep Peace: Study Suggests Avoiding Alzheimer’s May Be Simpler Than We Think - Z..Z..Z..Z.z..z..z

Sleep in Deep Peace: Study Suggests Avoiding Alzheimer’s May Be Simpler Than We Think | Aleteia.org

04 January, 2016

As a lover of Italian cuisine I just couldn't resist posting this tasty little humorous tidbit.


Can deacons say whatever they want in homilies? | Crux

Can deacons say whatever they want in homilies? | Crux

Refugees and income assistance - rebutting the chain email ("pensioners' myth") | Canadian Council for Refugees

Refugees and income assistance - rebutting the chain email ("pensioners' myth") | Canadian Council for Refugees

7 ways that St. Faustina is influencing Pope Francis on mercy | Crux

7 ways that St. Faustina is influencing Pope Francis on mercy | Crux

Ross Douthat's Erasmus Lecture - a critique

Ross Douthat's Erasmus Lecture | National Catholic Reporter

Numerous fake papal speeches circulate on the net - La Stampa

Numerous fake papal speeches circulate on the net - La Stampa

Pope calls on global leaders to abolish death penalty, provide healthcare, forgive debt | National Catholic Reporter

Pope calls on global leaders to abolish death penalty, provide healthcare, forgive debt | National Catholic Reporter

This is the year of reckoning for Pope Francis - The Globe and Mail

This is the year of reckoning for Pope Francis - The Globe and Mail

03 January, 2016

The empiricists and their rubes | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

The empiricists and their rubes | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

Marijuana, ISIS and assisted dying: What Canadians think of big issues for 2016 - Politics - CBC News

Marijuana, ISIS and assisted dying: What Canadians think of big issues for 2016 - Politics - CBC News

5 Every Day Ways to Live the Jubilee Year of Mercy

5 Every Day Ways to Live the Jubilee Year of Mercy

Chalking the Door: Blessing Your Home for Epiphany | Aleteia.org



That Awkward Relationship Between Catholics and Money |Blogs | NCRegister.com

That Awkward Relationship Between Catholics and Money |Blogs | NCRegister.com

With right political partner, Pope Francis could shape history - The Boston Globe

With right political partner, pope could shape history - The Boston Globe

02 January, 2016

“The Best Books I Read in 2015” | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

“The Best Books I Read in 2015” | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

My resolution for the New Year - to light a candle rather than cursing the darkness



Keep the Sabbath, for it is holy.... Anyone who desecrates it must die.' (Exodus 31:12-15)

You see, even our Bible has texts which when misunderstood, misapplied, or used out of context could be used to justify murder. The problem though is not in the text but in its misuse. So taking a single line of text from the Quran and claiming it justifies killing is just as stupid as Christians going around killing people for working on a Saturday claiming that God told us to do it! It's just NUTS.

To put my point a bit more prosaically, instead of cursing the darkness of Muslim extremists misapplying their sacred texts, light a candle and show them the error of their ways. This is what Pope B16 told us to do... and he hardly qualifies as a liberal radical!!


So why not join with me and help bring light into these dark corners where hatred and intolerance festers and breeds? I think it's a great way to help everyone see the truth a little bit better and in doing so, we'll make this world a little better for all of us... believers and non-believers alike.

Flagging and Flabby? Get to the Spiritual Gym! 3 tips to getting spiritually fit

Flagging and Flabby? Get to the Spiritual Gym! | Aleteia.org

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