26 February, 2016

Alberta Bishops 'deeply disappointed' in federal report on assisted suicide: Here is the document they published yesterday.

Alberta Bishops 'deeply disappointed' in federal report on assisted suicide

Alberta bishops 'disappointed' by federal report on doctor-assisted death - Edmonton - CBC News

Thank you, Alberta bishops. Now how about the rest of the Canadian shepherds speaking out against this fast-moving initiative to kill Canadians?



Alberta bishops 'disappointed' by federal report on doctor-assisted death - Edmonton - CBC News

Affirm Doctrine, Find Exceptions, Appeal to Conscience |Blogs | NCRegister.com

Affirm Doctrine, Find Exceptions, Appeal to Conscience |Blogs | NCRegister.com

The Trump Card: Can the Donald really become president? - Dear God, as a Canadian I ask, please let the answer be NO!

The Trump Card: Can the Donald really become president? - Home | The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti | CBC Radio

Senator who lost husband says assisted death shouldn't be option for mentally ill | CTV News

Senator who lost husband says assisted death shouldn't be option for mentally ill | CTV News

Deadpool and the Passion of the Christ – Aleteia.org

Deadpool and the Passion of the Christ – Aleteia.org

25 February, 2016

Come one... come all! Canadian parliamentarians will kill them all!! Mature minors, mentally ill should have right to doctor-assisted death, report advises - Politics - CBC News

Mature minors, mentally ill should have right to doctor-assisted death, report advises - Politics - CBC News

Does Science Prove God Exists?

To answer the question about whether science can prove God exists, it helps to understand the difference between inductive and deductive proofs.
Does Science Prove God Exists?:

Catholic IQ Test: Test yourself and see just how Catholic you are!

Catholic IQ Test

Why Mercy Makes Us Uncomfortable – Aleteia.org

Why Mercy Makes Us Uncomfortable – Aleteia.org

“Dear Pope Francis … What Did God Do Before He Made the World?”: New book features the pope’s answers to letters from children from around the world

“Dear Pope Francis … What Did God Do Before He Made the World?” – Aleteia.org

30 Lines from Chesterton to Help Restore Your Senses in a Crazy World – Aleteia.org

30 Lines from Chesterton to Help Restore Your Senses in a Crazy World – Aleteia.org

24 February, 2016

Don't forget to check your blind spots.

http://www.thedailyobserver.ca/2016/02/23/valley-pulpit-dont-forget-to-check-your-blind-spots

Physician Assisted Suicide Proponents Will Say Anything to Pass the Assisted Suicide Bill.

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Physician Assisted Suicide Proponents Will Say Anything to Pass the Assisted Suicide Bill.

The Pope's Judgments: Popes are often critical of certain points of view. Francis is unusual in that he frequently comments upon the moral status of the people involved.

The Pope's Judgments

5 Ways the Devil Attacks During Lent – Aleteia.org

5 Ways the Devil Attacks During Lent – Aleteia.org

(FULL TEXT) Pope Francis’ Wednesday Audience for February 24, 2016: On Wealth, Power, and Mercy – Aleteia.org

How could I refrain from posting an article from Pope Francis that includes the line: “The prophet Isaiah was not a communist!”?

(FULL TEXT) Pope Francis’ Wednesday Audience for February 24, 2016: On Wealth, Power, and Mercy – Aleteia.org

21 February, 2016

The ‘moral imperative’ to help refugees

The ‘moral imperative’ to help refugees

All That is Visible and Invisible – Bishop Robert Barron reviews 'All The Light I Cannot See' by author: Anthony Doerr

All That is Visible and Invisible – Aleteia.org

3 Good Reasons to Keep Priestly Celibacy – Aleteia.org

3 Good Reasons to Keep Priestly Celibacy – Aleteia.org

Conrad Black: Donald Trump is right — the Pope has no business interfering in the U.S. presidential campaign | National Post

Conrad Black: Donald Trump is right — the Pope has no business interfering in the U.S. presidential campaign | National Post

‘For a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful’: Trump trades barbs with Pope | National Post

‘For a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful’: Trump trades barbs with Pope | National Post

Pope takes the classic Vatican approach to birth control and Zika – CRUX

Pope takes the classic Vatican approach to birth control and Zika – CRUX

Tim Cook: Why Apple won't create 'backdoor' into San Bernardino shooter's phone - How to balance the right to privacy and the needs of security



Tim Cook: Why Apple won't create 'backdoor' into San Bernardino shooter's phone | CTV News

20 February, 2016

Contraception, Congo Nuns, Choosing the Lesser Evil, and Conflict of Commandments | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

Contraception, Congo Nuns, Choosing the Lesser Evil, and Conflict of Commandments | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

Last rites may be denied to Catholics seeking death, says archbishop

Last rites may be denied to Catholics seeking death, says archbishop

Why the First Verified Detection of Gravitational Waves is HUGE News | Strange Notions

Why the First Verified Detection of Gravitational Waves is HUGE News | Strange Notions

Is it legal to disinherit someone because of his or her sexual orientation?

Is it legal to disinherit someone because of his or her sexual orientation?

Physicists in Europe Find Tantalizing Hints of a Mysterious New Particle - The New York Times

Physicists in Europe Find Tantalizing Hints of a Mysterious New Particle - The New York Times

19 February, 2016

No, Internet, the Vatican is not a walled city – CRUX

No, Internet, the Vatican is not a walled city – CRUX

Scalia's Son, a Catholic Priest, Will Give Homily for Dad - NBC News

Scalia's Son, a Catholic Priest, Will Give Homily for Dad - NBC News

Liberal Members of Parliament are ordered to vote for euthanasia bill.

Too bad that Prime Minister JUSTIN Trudeau doesn't have the same democratic courage of his convictions as Prime Minister PIERRE ELLIOT Trudeau demonstrated when the Parliament abolished the death penalty in 1976. 

Back then, P.E.T. allowed a free vote in the House of Commons because he: 

a) understood any question dealing with the taking of a citizen's life was a matter of deep personal conviction involving the conscience of all Members, and thus he

b) believed that the role of elected legislators in a representative democracy is to make such life and death decisions free of the party whip as a sign of respect to their consciences and constituents in making such an important decision such as the taking of a life by the state. 

Evidently young Justin lacks the trust and respect for his fellow parliamentarians as their compatriots experienced from his father when he asked them to deal with their life and death matter: capital punishment.


Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Liberal Members of Parliament are ordered to vote for euthanasia bill.

A Bunch of Terrible Fallacies for Atheism |Blogs | NCRegister.com

A Bunch of Terrible Fallacies for Atheism |Blogs | NCRegister.com

Pope Francis & Patriarch Kirill: Catholicism & Russian Orthodoxy’s New Relationship

Pope Francis & Patriarch Kirill: Catholicism & Russian Orthodoxy’s New Relationship

Pope Francis on Donald Trump: “A Person Who Thinks Only About Building Walls is Not Christian” – Aleteia.org

The complete transcript of the Pope's 45-minute interview with journalists aboard the papal flight.

Pope Francis on Donald Trump: “A Person Who Thinks Only About Building Walls is Not Christian” – Aleteia.org

Leaving Stuff for the Needy: The Unsung Virtues of Blind Almsgiving – Aleteia.org

Leaving Stuff for the Needy: The Unsung Virtues of Blind Almsgiving – Aleteia.org

“Inappropriate questions about sex” during Sacramental Confession: In dubio pro reo! | ARISE! LET US BE GOING!

“Inappropriate questions about sex” during Sacramental Confession: In dubio pro reo! | ARISE! LET US BE GOING!

Pope Francis signals openness to birth control for Zika virus – CRUX

Pope Francis signals openness to birth control for Zika virus – CRUX

What is your burden? Edmonton Catholic Archdiocese gets ready for the Day of Confessions Wednesday | National Post

What is your burden? Edmonton Catholic Archdiocese gets ready for the Day of Confessions Wednesday | National Post

‘For a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful’: Trump trades barbs with Pope | National Post

‘For a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful’: Trump trades barbs with Pope | National Post

17 February, 2016

Pope’s Ciudad Juarez Visit Spotlights Immigration Issues — On Both Sides of the Border | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Pope’s Ciudad Juarez Visit Spotlights Immigration Issues — On Both Sides of the Border | Daily News | NCRegister.com

ISIS, Genocide, and Us: A column from George Weigel

ISIS, Genocide, and Us | George Weigel | First Things

Faith, hope and secularity: Ireland on brink of change as church power wanes | World news | The Guardian

Faith, hope and secularity: Ireland on brink of change as church power wanes | World news | The Guardian

Saving Sid - a case study examining whether or not surgery is always preferable to death

Saving Sid

As pope winds up Mexico trip, thoughts on the big picture – CRUX

As pope winds up Mexico trip, thoughts on the big picture – CRUX

Papal commission: Bishops must report sex abuse charges – CRUX

After a Crux story revealed that new bishops were told they didn't have to report abuse claims to police, the pope's commission said: Yes, you do.

Papal commission: Bishops must report sex abuse charges – CRUX

15 February, 2016

How to Practice the Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy Online – Aleteia.org

How to Practice the Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy Online – Aleteia.org

Pope John Paul II -- Letters to Woman Friend Are a Tempest in a Teapot

Pope John Paul II -- Letters to Woman Friend Are a Tempest in a Teapot

Pope tells indigenous Mexicans the world needs their culture and values

Pope tells indigenous Mexicans the world needs their culture and values

Religious freedom ambassador gets temporary reprieve as Liberals mull future of the office Conservatives built | National Post

Religious freedom ambassador gets temporary reprieve as Liberals mull future of the office Conservatives built | National Post

Pope apologizes to indigenous Mexicans: ‘Today’s world, ravaged… by a throwaway culture, needs you!’ | National Post

Pope apologizes to indigenous Mexicans: ‘Today’s world, ravaged… by a throwaway culture, needs you!’ | National Post

The Only Two Good Arguments for Atheism |Blogs | NCRegister.com

The Only Two Good Arguments for Atheism |Blogs | NCRegister.com

Official Text of Pope Francis' Homily During Mass at the Study Center of Ecatepec | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Official Text of Pope Francis' Homily During Mass at the Study Center of Ecatepec | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Wait, What? Carl Sagan Was NOT an Atheist? – Seasons of Grace

Wait, What? Carl Sagan Was NOT an Atheist? – Seasons of Grace

Scalia’s faith a defining element of his life – CRUX

Scalia’s faith a defining element of his life – CRUX

‘Who am I to judge?’ Mexican bishops will say: It’s the pope – CRUX

‘Who am I to judge?’ Mexican bishops will say: It’s the pope – CRUX

14 February, 2016

How Scalia’s Faith Reshaped the Supreme Court | TIME

How Scalia’s Faith Reshaped the Supreme Court | TIME

Learning a lesson from some critters that need no lessons on how to love on this Valentine's Day

5 Different Dog Hugs

Five Different Hugs for Valentines Day! #theoriginalhuggingdogs #huggingdogs #valentinesdaydogs #bordercollie #chihuahua #terrier Music courtesy of Daniel Tuesday :)

Posted by Dogmantics- Dog Training on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

St. Valentine - Saints & Angels - Happy Valentine's Day

St. Valentine - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

12 February, 2016

‘Finally’: After more than 1,000 years, Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader | National Post

‘Finally’: After more than 1,000 years, Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader | National Post

Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill

Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill

Detection of gravitational waves marks new era in astronomy: Bob McDonald - Technology & Science - CBC News

Detection of gravitational waves marks new era in astronomy: Bob McDonald - Technology & Science - CBC News

The silent reform of Benedict XVI's papacy :: EWTN News

The silent reform of Benedict XVI's papacy :: EWTN News

The Pope, the Donald and the Mexican border - CNN.com

The Pope, the Donald and the Mexican border - CNN.com

Columbine: Dylan Klebold's mother talks to Diane Sawyer - There but by the grace of God...

Columbine: Dylan Klebold's mother talks to Diane Sawyer - CNN.com

Vatican: Bishops Are Not Being Told to Cover Up Abuse | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Vatican: Bishops Are Not Being Told to Cover Up Abuse | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Holà, Mexico! Pope Francis Travels Today to America’s Southern Neighbor | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Holà, Mexico! Pope Francis Travels Today to America’s Southern Neighbor | Daily News | NCRegister.com

The Natural Desire for God: Catholic Stand

The Natural Desire for God - Catholic Stand : Catholic Stand

Behind the Scenes at Vatican II | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

Behind the Scenes at Vatican II | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

11 February, 2016

Summa Theologica: The ‘glory of the Catholic Faith’

Summa Theologica: The ‘glory of the Catholic Faith’

What About Those Awful Catholics? |Blogs | NCRegister.com

What About Those Awful Catholics? |Blogs | NCRegister.com

Alberta bishops blast pending legalization of physician-assisted death | Edmonton Journal

Alberta bishops blast pending legalization of physician-assisted death | Edmonton Journal

End of the 1,000-year schism? Russian Orthodox patriarch to meet pope in Cuba | National Post

End of the 1,000-year schism? Russian Orthodox patriarch to meet pope in Cuba | National Post

Allow dementia patients to request assisted death in advance: DWD | CTV News

Allow dementia patients to request assisted death in advance: DWD | CTV News

Gravitational waves detected for 1st time, 'opens a brand new window on the universe' - Technology & Science - CBC News

Gravitational waves detected for 1st time, 'opens a brand new window on the universe' - Technology & Science - CBC News

As pope and Russian patriarch meet, Ukraine fears a ‘shaky’ Vatican – CRUX

As pope and Russian patriarch meet, Ukraine fears a ‘shaky’ Vatican – CRUX

A 'better' form of fasting to practice this Lent...


WATCH: The Three Practices of Lent – Aleteia.org

WATCH: The Three Practices of Lent – Aleteia.org

Fasting: What Good Is It to Abstain From Meat If You Devour Your Brother? – Aleteia.org

Fasting: What Good Is It to Abstain From Meat If You Devour Your Brother? – Aleteia.org

10 February, 2016

07 February, 2016

Pope didn’t endorse animal/human hybrids, but expert says ‘We can talk’ | Crux

Pope didn’t endorse animal/human hybrids, but expert says ‘We can talk’ | Crux

The best pro-life meme I've seen in years


Cardinal Collins addresses physician-assisted dying in Ottawa

"What does it say about us as a society when the ill and vulnerable in our midst feel like burdens? Often, a plea for suicide is a cry for help. Society should respond with care and compassionate support for these vulnerable people, not with death."

Click on link below to read all of Cardinal Collin's address:
Archdiocese of Toronto

"By the Grace of God" – In Ecumenical Earthquake, The Pope Lands The Patriarch

Whispers in the Loggia: "By the Grace of God" – In Ecumenical Earthquake, The Pope Lands The Patriarch

One Super Bowl ad that well worth seeing...

What new Catholic bishops are, and aren’t, being told on sex abuse | Crux

What new Catholic bishops are, and aren’t, being told on sex abuse | Crux

06 February, 2016

In video, Pope Francis calls for “new way of living” to protect Earth | Crux

In video, Pope Francis calls for “new way of living” to protect Earth | Crux

Toasting to Holiness: Can Drinking Be Saintly? - A book review worthy of an apératif or two!

Toasting to Holiness: Can Drinking Be Saintly? | Daily News | NCRegister.com

The Bishop Who Wants to Bring Great Books to the Midwest – Aleteia.org

Reading has always been an essential part of my life spiritually, emotionally, and psychologically. From my earliest days I can remember sitting down in a corner with my nose buried deep in a book, lost in the imagery and narrative of a story. My mother used to remark that she could set a bomb off around me when I was reading and I probably wouldn't even notice. Even today I am inspired by a personal image of heaven as a library filled with more works than I could read in an eternity!


Thus, when I came upon this story of a bishop who recommends reading the classics as a method of developing and sustaining one's faith, I couldn't resist sharing it here. So for all my fellow bibliophiles, here's something from a spiritual shepherd that we can all relate to.



The Bishop Who Wants to Bring Great Books to the Midwest – Aleteia.org

3 Ways to Cultivate Silence This Lent – Aleteia.org

3 Ways to Cultivate Silence This Lent – Aleteia.org

05 February, 2016

Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Mental Disorder;' Sex Change ‘Biologically Impossible’

Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Mental Disorder;' Sex Change ‘Biologically Impossible’ | AG News

Assisted suicide lobby: force doctors to kill.

"Lest you think religious institutions will never be forced to act lethally, they already are in Quebec, where euthanasia is euphemistically called “aid in dying,” and from all appearances, an approach that will be taken throughout all of Canada when the euthanasia-is-a-right Supreme Court decision goes into effect nationally. 
This despite the Canadian Charter’s guarantee of “freedom of conscience and religion.”"


Click on link below to read entire article: 



Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Assisted suicide lobby: force doctors to kill.

Why a meeting between the pope and Russian patriarch is finally happening | Crux

Why a meeting between the pope and Russian patriarch is finally happening | Crux

10 Things to Fast From This Lent Instead of Chocolate

10 Things to Fast From This Lent Instead of Chocolate – Aleteia.org

03 February, 2016

Anger and Citizenship: a column by George Weigel from the First Things website

Anger and Citizenship | George Weigel | First Things

Woman says she is a cat trapped in the wrong body - she hisses at dogs, hates water and claims she can even see better at night - Telegraph

If it is our subjective experience/decision that is supposed to be the determining factor in establishing our gender, then is it ok for this woman to be legally treated and accepted as a cat? Instead of providing an ambisexual washroom, shouldn't she have the legal right to demand a litter box for her to relieve herself? Or does she have the right to urinate wherever she wishes in public to be able to mark her space and 'communicate' with other 'human felines'?


This is what happens when we strip physiology of its determinative power to legally establish our basic identity attributes.



Woman says she is a cat trapped in the wrong body - she hisses at dogs, hates water and claims she can even see better at night - Telegraph

Catholic leaders and NDP face showdown in Edmonton | Opinion | Calgary Sun

Bishop Fred Henry of Calgary
I was privileged to have him as a professor during my Seminary years in London, Ontario and have always been impressed with his fortitude and courage when it comes to arguing for the faith. If only more of his brother bishops would 'step into the ring' as +Bishop Fred Henry (Calgary) does, our Church would be a lot stronger today.



Catholic leaders and NDP face showdown in Edmonton | Opinion | Calgary Sun

Drug-impaired driving: Complex challenges may accompany legalization of marijuana - British Columbia - CBC News

Drug-impaired driving: Complex challenges may accompany legalization of marijuana - British Columbia - CBC News

Everything you need to know about the Holy Year of Mercy | Crux

Everything you need to know about the Holy Year of Mercy | Crux

The Real Story Behind the Church’s Tradition of Blessing Throats – Aleteia.org

The Real Story Behind the Church’s Tradition of Blessing Throats – Aleteia.org

Scientists to inject hydrogen into fusion device | CTV News

Scientists to inject hydrogen into fusion device | CTV News

Aleteia’s 2016 Guide to Lenten Reading – Aleteia.org

Aleteia’s 2016 Guide to Lenten Reading – Aleteia.org

02 February, 2016

Don't forget that Ash Wednesday is only one week away!


Two signs of hope for Christians in the Muslim world | Crux

Two signs of hope for Christians in the Muslim world | Crux

Roe v. Wade -- Abortion Won the Day, but Sooner or Later That Day Will End

Roe v. Wade -- Abortion Won the Day, but Sooner or Later That Day Will End

Winnipegger seeks physician-assisted death for depression - Manitoba - CBC News

Winnipegger seeks physician-assisted death for depression - Manitoba - CBC News

U.K. Okays Genetic Modification of Human Embryos – Days-old "leftovers" from IVF clinics may soon become human "guinea pigs".

U.K. Okays Genetic Modification of Human Embryos – Aleteia.org

5 Ways Jesus Dealt With Difficult People How to accept the inconvenient, the incongruent and the bothersome.

5 Ways Jesus Dealt With Difficult People – Aleteia.org

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