31 March, 2016

Catholic college moves to fire prof who defended marriage

Catholic college moves to fire prof who defended marriage

Cardinal who backs progressives tapped to present family manifesto – CRUX

Cardinal who backs progressives tapped to present family manifesto – CRUX

Papal Infallibility: Whatever He Says - A good explanation of what 'infallibility' actually means

Papal Infallibility: Whatever He Says

Should Catholic hospitals be forced to kill people?

Should Catholic hospitals be forced to kill people? - The Globe and Mail

Francis' widely anticipated document on family life to be published April 8 | National Catholic Reporter

Francis' widely anticipated document on family life to be published April 8 | National Catholic Reporter

The Pope’s Curial, Synodal and Cardinalate Appointments: A Three-Year Assessment | Daily News | NCRegister.com

The Pope’s Curial, Synodal and Cardinalate Appointments: A Three-Year Assessment | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Antarctic ice may melt more quickly than expected - Sea levels could rise by 46 to 86 centimetres by 2100, far more than predicted

Antarctic ice may melt more quickly than expected - Technology & Science - CBC News

30 March, 2016

Catholic church in Canada repudiates ‘Doctrine of Discovery’ and ‘terra nullius'

Catholic church in Canada repudiates ‘Doctrine of Discovery’ and ‘terra nullius' • National, News • Two Row Times

Official Vatican text of pope’s Easter Urbi et Orbi message

Official Vatican text of pope’s Easter Urbi et Orbi message – CRUX

Rushing Toward Death - Euthanasia in the Netherlands.

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Rushing toward death - Euthanasia in the Netherlands.

Things That Can’t Change | George Weigel | First Things

Things That Can’t Change | George Weigel | First Things

Mom delays cancer care to protect baby she says saved her

Mom delays cancer care to protect baby she says saved her | National Post

Are big changes coming to the Catholic Church? Pope Francis finally wraps up anticipated document on controversial family issues

Are big changes coming to the Catholic Church? Pope Francis finally wraps up anticipated document on controversial family issues - Living Faith - Home & Family - News - Catholic Online

26 March, 2016

Getting to the Point: The Meaning of Easter - Fr. Denis Lemieux preaches an Easter sermon in the parish I first was pastor!

Getting to the Point: The Meaning of Easter

Clerics in Mayo to bless the roads in bid to improve driver safety - Really? How about blessing drivers in the hope they drive more prudently?

Clerics in Mayo to bless the roads in bid to improve driver safety

12 things you need to know about Holy Saturday - by Jimmy Akin

12 things you need to know about Holy Saturday |Blogs | NCRegister.com

7 Songs for Holy Saturday

7 Songs for Holy Saturday - Arts / Entertainment - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

The Apostles Didn’t Have Everything Figured Out - We still have to unpack what it means to be an “Easter People”

The Apostles Didn’t Have Everything Figured Out - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

25 March, 2016

Pope Francis calls on priests to stand with ‘poor, outcast, and oppressed’ – CRUX

Pope Francis calls on priests to stand with ‘poor, outcast, and oppressed’ – CRUX

Pope Francis washes the feet of Muslims, Orthodox, Hindus

Pope Francis washes the feet of Muslims, Orthodox, Hindus – CRUX

Ontario professor’s family may be forced to leave country because son has Down Syndrome | National Post

Ontario professor’s family may be forced to leave country because son has Down Syndrome | National Post

9 things you need to know about Good Friday - by Jimmy Akin

9 things you need to know about Good Friday |Blogs | NCRegister.com

Catholic Questions from the Man Who Brought You “Catholic Answers” ... Karl Keating

Catholic Questions from the Man Who Brought You “Catholic Answers” | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

In forgiveness, a glimpse of the divine - by Margery Eagan

In forgiveness, a glimpse of the divine – CRUX

The Disturbing Fact of the Resurrection - Bishop Robert Barron

"If Jesus didn't rise from the dead, all bishops, priests and Christian ministers should go home and get honest jobs ..."

Batman v Superman Takes on God

The movie takes the concept of Superman as Jesus to its next logical step, with Lex Luthor as the main voice of the anti-theists

Batman v Superman Takes on God - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

The Resurrection and the Death of Atheism

The Resurrection and the Death of Atheism - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

24 March, 2016

21 March, 2016

‘Religious freedom is under attack’: How a Canadian agency teaches respect where it’s tough to find

‘Religious freedom is under attack’: How a Canadian agency teaches respect where it’s tough to find | National Post

Debunking the debunkers: how the best scholarly evidence confirms the Gospels

Debunking the debunkers: how the best scholarly evidence confirms the Gospels | Catholic Culture

Gender Ideology is Child Abuse – American College of Pediatricians

The American College of Pediatricians has released an in-depth report stating that the move to indoctrinate children with the idea that they can pick their gender amounts to child abuse. They are urging legislators and educators to reject all policies that would condition children to accept chemical and surgical distortions allowing people to impersonate the opposite sex.


Gender Ideology is Child Abuse – American College of Pediatricians — Fr. John Peck

Mercy-Colored Glasses: Praying to See as God Sees





Mercy-Colored Glasses: Praying to See as God Sees - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Pope Francis Decries Indifference to Refugees in Palm Sunday Homily

Pope Francis Decries Indifference to Refugees in Palm Sunday Homily - Spotlight - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

16 March, 2016

Cristina Alarcon: How did we shift from kill the pain to kill the patient? | The Province

Cristina Alarcon: How did we shift from kill the pain to kill the patient? | The Province

Mother Teresa’s Enduring Lessons | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Mother Teresa’s Enduring Lessons | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Sort of here... but not really here

I've really been under the weather for the past five days battling a case of pneumonia. Whenever I pop out of bed for a few minutes I check and see if there's something worth posting here, but I'm hardly spending any time reading what's out there these past few days. Please say a prayer or send me some kind thoughts and good intentions for my recovery if you get a chance. They will be much appreciated.

St. Paul the Hermit Parish - Sheenboro QC
Also, our little Church in Sheenboro (St. Paul the Hermit Parish) was attacked and vandalized on Sunday night. Windows were smashed and attempts made to start a fire in both the Church building and the parish hall (which stands separate from the Church). Thankfully, since the available material used for fuel was wet, and due to the collective efforts of all the Sheener's guardian angels the fires failed to take. 
Some of the carnage that was discovered when folks arrived to prepare for a funeral Monday morning

Most unsettling though was the fact that Satanic symbols were painted on the wall of the Church with human blood. It's scary to think such deluded individuals would or could reach so far as our little corner of the earth. While I was and am still unable to go to console and support the Sheenboro parishioners, our local Bishop, +Michael Mulhall spontaneously came to fulfill that role. We are all VERY grateful for his help and presence. Thank you very much Your Excellency!!

Assisted suicide: An idea that loses its appeal when it is understood.

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Assisted suicide: An idea that loses its appeal when it is understood.

Mercy at the Bus Depot: God chases after us and welcomes us, even when we’re toting the trash bags filled with the things we’re really about.

Mercy at the Bus Depot - Spotlight - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

12 March, 2016

Sage advice from Mother Teresa


Papal letters raise issues around clerical friendships with women | National Catholic Reporter

Papal letters raise issues around clerical friendships with women | National Catholic Reporter

Knights of Columbus Report: No Doubt About It, It’s Genocide Against Christians | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Knights of Columbus Report: No Doubt About It, It’s Genocide Against Christians | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Charles Krauthammer: The state of Jewish identity in contemporary America | National Post

Charles Krauthammer: The state of Jewish identity in contemporary America | National Post

‘The Boston Globe’ Cuts Ties With ‘Crux’ Catholic News Site | Daily News | NCRegister.com

This is too bad. Crux was a decent site. Middle of the road and well written... I hope John Allen is successful in keeping it alive past April.



‘The Boston Globe’ Cuts Ties With ‘Crux’ Catholic News Site | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Christian Advice: Place your trust in God | Pembroke Daily Observer

Christian Advice: Place your trust in God | Pembroke Daily Observer

God and man in Trumpland | The Christian Century

God and man in Trumpland | The Christian Century:

11 March, 2016

Why the Early Church Fathers Matter to Us Now (And Why They Would Do Well on Twitter)

NCRegister | Why the Early Church Fathers Matter to Us Now (And Why They Would Do Well on Twitter)

Three years on, pope leaves Catholic conservatives feeling marginalized | Reuters

Three years on, pope leaves Catholic conservatives feeling marginalized | Reuters

Spotlight on Sexual Abuse: Why the Church Gets Disproportionate Attention:

 'Disproportionate'? Really? I can't say that I agree with my confrère on this one.

I think the Church gets more attention regarding the sex abuse scandals because in the Church, you get two scandals for the price of one! There's the horror of the actual abuse and, until very recently, there's the additional offense of the cover-up by Church officials. As sad as it is, I think we're only getting our just desserts when we stand in shame in the wake of these scandals, given that the cover-up is oft times more damaging to believers than the original crime in their eyes. 

After all, people understand that there are perverts and predators in every walk of life. The fact that some are priests is at least comprehensible by the faithful. But if it's true that only the best and brightest among the clergy get to be promoted to the rank of Bishop or Archbishop, then their culpability in these sordid affairs brings another level of evil unto the Church.

Spotlight on Sexual Abuse: Why the Church Gets Disproportionate Attention | Daily News | NCRegister.com

The Church Militant or the Church Belligerent? | Catholic Answers

The Church Militant or the Church Belligerent? | Catholic Answers

20 Memorable One-Liners From Mother Angelica

It's hard not to smile at the wisdom that can be found in a statement such as: 
"Unless you are willing to do the ridiculous, God will not do the miraculous."
Click on the link below and check out the rest of this compiled list of spiritual nuggets.


20 Memorable One-Liners From Mother Angelica - Books - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

A Priest Confesses What It’s Like to Hear People’s Sins - Religion - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

An interview with Msgr. Charles Pope about the Sacrament of Reconciliation
A Priest Confesses What It’s Like to Hear People’s Sins - Religion - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Don't forget to put your clocks ahead one hour this weekend!!


10 March, 2016

BORN AGAIN PASTOR CHALLENGED LIONS TO SHOW GOD’S POWER & THE LIONS WON, NEARLY KILLED HIM!

BORN AGAIN PASTOR CHALLENGED LIONS TO SHOW GOD’S POWER & THE LIONS WON, NEARLY KILLED HIM!

Dos Equis bids farewell to 'Most Interesting Man' pitchman

Dos Equis bids farewell to 'Most Interesting Man' pitchman | CTV News

“Unconscionable” That World Is Silent in Face of Christian “Genocide,” Archbishop Laments - World - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

“Unconscionable” That World Is Silent in Face of Christian “Genocide,” Archbishop Laments - World - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Quiz: Which of these weird Canadian laws are real? | Cottage Life

Quiz: Which of these weird Canadian laws are real? | Cottage Life

The Catholic Church grew faster than the global population in past decade :: EWTN News

The Catholic Church grew faster than the global population in past decade :: EWTN News

Let’s drop the obsession with criticism of Pope Francis – CRUX

Let’s drop the obsession with criticism of Pope Francis – CRUX

09 March, 2016

Andrew Coyne: Canada is making suicide a public service. Have we lost our way as a society? | National Post

Andrew Coyne: Canada is making suicide a public service. Have we lost our way as a society? | National Post

Dorothy Day - Saint and Troublemaker

Dorothy Day - Saint and Troublemaker

Envy — The Adversary of Mercy

Envy — The Adversary of Mercy

Resisting the Demagogue | George Weigel offers his thoughts on the Trump candidacy for President

Resisting the Demagogue | George Weigel | First Things

Fatal Detraction: The Sin No One Talks About

Fatal Detraction: The Sin No One Talks About - Spotlight - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

In Praise of the Inefficient Care of Persons- Alzheimer's had already taken so much, so why should I also take away my mother's dignity?

In Praise of the Inefficient Care of Persons - Health - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

08 March, 2016

Bishop Calls on Catholics to “Stand Up for Persecuted Atheists” – Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Bishop Calls on Catholics to “Stand Up for Persecuted Atheists” – Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Prominent conservative Catholics have a message: Stop Trump – CRUX

George Weigel


Prominent conservative Catholics have a message: Stop Trump – CRUX

If you've ever offered a comment that never appeared on this blog, it may be because you violated one or more of these Commandments of Logic


The leading Canadian cleric, Cardinal Tom Collins (Toronto) explains why euthanasia is the wrong approach for Canada | uppontiacparishes

The leading Canadian cleric, Cardinal Tom Collins (Toronto) explains why euthanasia is the wrong approach for Canada | uppontiacparishes

4 Daily Habits to Keep Your Faith Alive and Your Prayer-life Strong - Some simple practical advice for Christians

4 Daily Habits to Keep Your Faith Alive and Your Prayer-life Strong - Spirituality - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Assisted suicide corrupts medicine - Chicago Tribune

Assisted suicide corrupts medicine - Chicago Tribune

The Gospel of Rover: What Dogs Teach Me About God - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

The Gospel of Rover: What Dogs Teach Me About God - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

07 March, 2016

Canada’s largest Catholic archdiocese mobilizing against assisted-dying law - The Globe and Mail

Canada’s largest Catholic archdiocese mobilizing against assisted-dying law - The Globe and Mail

Francis may need to expand his comfort zone to include sexual abuse survivors – CRUX

Francis may need to expand his comfort zone to include sexual abuse survivors – CRUX

Prominent Catholics call Trump “manifestly unfit to be president” | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

Prominent Catholics call Trump “manifestly unfit to be president” | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

Ukraine’s Greek Catholic heroes - from George Weigel

Ukraine’s Greek Catholic heroes - Denver Catholic

Pope: Defense of Human Life Is Done Most Effectively When We Show the Beauty of Life | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Pope: Defense of Human Life Is Done Most Effectively When We Show the Beauty of Life | Daily News | NCRegister.com

‘What About Aid in Living?’ New York Faces Assisted Suicide Fight | Daily News | NCRegister.com

‘What About Aid in Living?’ New York Faces Assisted Suicide Fight | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Canadians haven't thought enough about doctor-assisted dying: Toronto archbishop | CTV News

Canadians haven't thought enough about doctor-assisted dying: Toronto archbishop | CTV News

Catholics could be denied last rites, funerals if they undergo doctor-assisted suicide: Canadian bishop | National Post

Catholics could be denied last rites, funerals if they undergo doctor-assisted suicide: Canadian bishop | National Post

Pope Francis Condemns “Diabolical” Attack on Missionaries of Charity in Yemen - Church - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Pope Francis Condemns “Diabolical” Attack on Missionaries of Charity in Yemen - Church - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Catholics, Take Note: “What You’re Doing is Holy and It Matters” - The Catholic Catalogue is a "field guide" to a lived-out faith

Catholics, Take Note: “What You’re Doing is Holy and It Matters” - Books - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

03 March, 2016

Netherlands: No Consent Required to Kill Dementia Patients

Netherlands: No Consent Required to Kill Dementia Patients | Women of Grace

Mitt Romney's remarks on the state of the 2016 presidential race — Medium

Vulnerable: The Euthanasia Deception - a YouTube Video on the Belgium experience.

Toronto archbishop issues call to arms against right-to-die legislation: Too little... too late?

Toronto archbishop issues call to arms against right-to-die legislation - Toronto | Globalnews.ca

Eddie the Eagle: A Family Friendly, Feel-Good Antidote to the Times – Aleteia.org

Eddie the Eagle: A Family Friendly, Feel-Good Antidote to the Times – Aleteia.org

Catholic hospital, the biggest palliative care centre in Ottawa, says it won’t offer doctor-assisted death | National Post

When did 'doctor-assisted death' become a constitutional right? Yes, the SCC has said that it is legal, but that doesn't make it a 'right' which MUST be provided when demanded. Just because something is judged to be legal doesn't mean that everyone is entitled to get it whenever they choose. Nor does it mean that every institution needs to offer a service just because it is legal. Organizations like 'Dying with Dignity Canada' are conflating the legalization of euthanasia with a right to force institutions and medical professionals to offer it everywhere. 

“We believe that all publicly funded institutions, including Catholic hospitals, hospices and health authorities need to respect Canadians’ charter rights for assisted death if the person meets the eligibility criteria,” said Shanaaz Gokool, chief executive officer of Dying With Dignity Canada. “We see this to be one of the most critical issues around access. And for some people, it may be where the rubber hits the road.”
Clearly Catholics still have a great deal to fight against even though we've lost the legal battle to prohibit euthanasia. We MUST ensure that the government doesn't have the right to force institutions or individuals to kill people. That would really be a step too far in walking our society down the road to totalitarianism. 

Catholic hospital, the biggest palliative care centre in Ottawa, says it won’t offer doctor-assisted death | National Post

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