30 April, 2016

Trevi Fountain lit in red to honor today’s Christian martyrs





Why we still need just war theory: Campaigners are urging the Vatican to abandon the tradition. They don’t realise how much it has already evolved

CatholicHerald.co.uk » Why we still need just war theory

Pope Francis’ Three Words to Regenerative Medicine Conference: The Pope’s address (Full Text)

Pope Francis’ Three Words to Regenerative Medicine Conference - Health - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Bishop Barron: Why You Should Read C.S. Lewis’ “The Great Divorce” - by Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Barron: Why You Should Read C.S. Lewis’ “The Great Divorce” - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

The Early Church, as Now, Moving “Beyond the Boundaries”: Each one of us has a part to play ...

The Early Church, as Now, Moving “Beyond the Boundaries” - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

27 April, 2016

What if the Catholic Church Declares No Wars Are Justified?

What if the Catholic Church Declares No Wars Are Justified? - FPIF

Silence of the Churches: A CAMPAIGN FOR MODERN CHRISTIAN MARTYRS

Silence of the Churches | Nina Shea | First Things

Special Report: Catholic Commencement Scandals Dishonor Class of 2016

Special Report: Catholic Commencement Scandals Dishonor Class of 2016

The Most Important Day of Your Life by George Weigel

The Most Important Day of Your Life | George Weigel | First Things

Paschachius Wrote on Christ's Body & Blood in a book written in 831 AD

Paschachius Wrote on Christ's Body & Blood - 601-900 Church History Timeline

Hubble just discovered a moon hiding at the back of our Solar System - ScienceAlert

Hubble just discovered a moon hiding at the back of our Solar System - ScienceAlert

'We don't play God': Indigenous communities concerned about doctor-assisted suicide

'We don't play God': Indigenous communities concerned about doctor-assisted suicide - North - CBC News

“Play Baal!” Is Sports Replacing God on Sundays?

“Play Baal!” Is Sports Replacing God on Sundays? – Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

The daily prayer that can change your life: How an ancient spiritual practice called the Daily Examen can transform your busy days.

The daily prayer that can change your life – For Her

Pope Francis: Ignoring Our Neighbor’s Suffering Means Ignoring God!

Pope Francis: Ignoring Our Neighbor’s Suffering Means Ignoring God! - Pope - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Awesome: Bright Flash of Life Marks Moment When Human Life Begins. Scientists Seek to Exploit It

Creative Minority Report: Awesome: Bright Flash of Life Marks Moment When Human Life Begins. Scientists Seek to Exploit It

Advice From the Bible: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

Advice From the Bible: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” - Spirituality - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Canada’s euthanasia Leviathan: Proponents us Thomas Hobbs to justify an individual's desire for euthanasia

MercatorNet: Canada’s euthanasia Leviathan

Getting to the Point: Let's Talk About Conscience: The start of a series from Fr. Denis Lemieux on 'Gnarly Questions for Catholics'

Getting to the Point: Let's Talk About Conscience

25 April, 2016

Why Priests Fail, and How We Fail Them

Why Priests Fail, and How We Fail Them - Catholic Stand : Catholic Stand

Why is the US Suicide Rate Skyrocketing?

Why is the US Suicide Rate Skyrocketing? |Blogs | NCRegister.com

The BEST description of grief rendered in the form of a statue

The weight of grief. 
This amazing artist (Celeste Roberge) found a way to convey the physical feeling of grief.







Indigenous Liberal MP Ouellette voting against government’s assisted dying bill - APTN National NewsAPTN National News

Indigenous Liberal MP Ouellette voting against government’s assisted dying bill - APTN National NewsAPTN National News

Still think that euthanasia is a good idea?


Non-Judgmental Shepherds

Non-Judgmental Shepherds - The Catholic Thing

Born That Way? The Evolution of Humanity, Sex, & Gender

Born That Way? The Evolution of Humanity, Sex, & Gender - The Imaginative Conservative

21 April, 2016

Number of Muslim migrants in Austria converting to Christianity on the rise

CatholicHerald.co.uk » Number of Muslim migrants in Austria converting to Christianity on the rise

A little Catholic humour to brighten your day



“Is the Pope Catholic?” suddenly a serious question – CRUX

“Is the Pope Catholic?” suddenly a serious question – CRUX

Up to 500 Migrants Drown in Mediterranean, U.N. Says

Up to 500 Migrants Drown in Mediterranean, U.N. Says - World - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Encouraging faith in our kids: The author of the celebrated fiction book ‘Frindle’ talks about why we should help our children acquire belief, rather than suspend it.

Encouraging faith in our kids – For Her

Should We Give Money to Homeless People on the Street, or Not?

Should We Give Money to Homeless People on the Street, or Not? - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

20 April, 2016

No shortcuts on Communion for the divorced and remarried – CRUX

No shortcuts on Communion for the divorced and remarried – CRUX

Books blog: A stirring riposte to the idea that science has made God redundant

CatholicHerald.co.uk » Books blog: A stirring riposte to the idea that science has made God redundant

Toronto Cardinal: Canada on a dark path - The Catholic Thing

Toronto Cardinal: Canada on a dark path - The Catholic Thing

How Pope Francis thinks we should change marriage prep

How Pope Francis thinks we should change marriage prep :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Living the Year of Mercy – 4 Simple Steps

Living the Year of Mercy – 4 Simple Steps | Edward Sri

Cardinal Dolan Announces New Stage in Dorothy Day Canonization Process – Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Cardinal Dolan Announces New Stage in Dorothy Day Canonization Process – Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

19 April, 2016

Andrew Coyne: Assisted suicide makes us all complicit in another’s death

"At which point it will become even more clear this is not about “end-of-life care” or “dying with dignity” or “assistance in dying,” or any of the other pleasant euphemisms in which the issue is now swaddled. It is not about easing the pain of dying, but easing the pain of living. It is about helping people to kill themselves who are not in any danger of dying, but find their lives, for a variety of reasons, intolerable."
"In Belgium, as Rachel Aviv writes in The New Yorker, doctors have been authorized to kill not just in cases of depression, but also “autism, anorexia, borderline personality disorder, chronic-fatigue syndrome, partial paralysis, blindess coupled with deafness, and manic depression.”

"We seem powerless, nevertheless, to resist. Arguments for assisted suicide are couched in the language of personal autonomy, of the inviolable rights of the individual. But if it were only a matter of an individual wishing to take his own life, there would be no debate. The difference between assisted suicide and suicide is the involvement of another individual, or individuals, and so far as we permit their involvement it implicates us all."

Click on the link below to read the entire article:

Andrew Coyne: Assisted suicide makes us all complicit in another’s death | National Post

On Benedict XVI anniversary, why he’ll go down as ‘Great Reformer’

On Benedict XVI anniversary, why he’ll go down as ‘Great Reformer’ – CRUX

18 April, 2016

Einstein quote in support of the Catholic Church during the rise of Nazism in Germany


Palliative care improves quality of life, but patients link it with death - uh, yes...

pal·li·a·tive
ˈpalēˌādiv,ˈpalēədiv/
adjective
  1. 1.
    (of a treatment or medicine) relieving pain or alleviating a problem without dealing with the underlying cause.
    "short-term, palliative measures had been taken"
    synonyms:soothing, alleviating, sedativecalmative
    for the terminally ill
    "palliative medicine"
noun
  1. 1.
    a palliative remedy, medicine, etc.
    synonyms:painkilleranalgesic, pain reliever, sedativetranquilizeranodyne,calmativeopiatebromide
    "antibiotics and palliatives"


Palliative care improves quality of life, but patients link it with death - Health - CBC News

Uterus Transplants Are ‘Supremely Risky’

Uterus Transplants Are ‘Supremely Risky’ | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Canadian Catholic group speaks out against proposed assisted suicide bill

Canadian Catholic group speaks out against proposed assisted suicide bill | Deseret News

The Pope in Santa Marta: Those who follow fortune tellers do not follow Jesus

The Pope in Santa Marta: Those who follow fortune tellers do not follow Jesus

Cardinal says legalizing suicide leads down ‘dark path’ - Cardinal Tom Collins (Toronto) speaks out against legalized euthanasia

Cardinal says legalizing suicide leads down ‘dark path’ – CRUX

Pope En Route to Rome From Lesbos: ‘The Family Throughout the World Is in Crisis’

Pope En Route to Rome From Lesbos: ‘The Family Throughout the World Is in Crisis’ | Daily News | NCRegister.com

A Reader has a Question about the Canon of Scripture - answered by Mark Shea

A Reader has a Question about the Canon of Scripture |Blogs | NCRegister.com

17 April, 2016

What the Bible and Fifty Shades of Grey have in common, plus the other most challenged books of 2015

What the Bible and Fifty Shades of Grey have in common, plus the other most challenged books of 2015 | National Post

The true relationship between Christianity and Science!


5 more Attawapiskat youth attempt suicide in 'spiralling situation' - An unexpected consequence of the residential schools scandals?

5 more Attawapiskat youth attempt suicide in 'spiralling situation' - Aboriginal - CBC

Quick Takeaways and Tidbits From Amoris Laetitia: Rhode Island's Bishop Tobin on the key points of Pope Francis's Apostolic Exhortation on "The Joy of Love"

Quick Takeaways and Tidbits From Amoris Laetitia - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

How We Bow Down to False Gods: If you're anything like me, your life is filled with idols

How We Bow Down to False Gods - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

16 April, 2016

Bordering on foolishness: An interesting treatise on the state of political correctness on today's academic campuses

Bordering on foolishness

The Ultimate Apologist’s Reading List from Catholic Answers

The Ultimate Apologist’s Reading List | Catholic Answers

Andrew Coyne: Exceptions to assisted suicide eventually will fall away, as they must | National Post

Andrew Coyne: Exceptions to assisted suicide eventually will fall away, as they must | National Post

A Native Canadian Liberal MP, Robert-Falcon Ouellette questions euthanasia because it may have a negative impact within the native community in light of their recent suicide troubles

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Liberal MP, Robert-Falcon Ouellette questions euthanasia.

Should Canada join the call for a ban on 'killer' robots?



Digging down to the roots of church division - an excellent reflection on the Christian relationship to the Jewish faith

Digging down to the roots of church division | Pembroke Daily Observer

Pope’s ‘Ecumenism of the Here and Now’ pays off in Greece

Pope’s ‘Ecumenism of the Here and Now’ pays off in Greece – CRUX

Pope Francis brings twelve refugees to Rome on papal plane

Pope Francis brings twelve refugees to Rome on papal plane – CRUX

Pope visits Greece to put faces, names on refugee crisis

Pope visits Greece to put faces, names on refugee crisis – CRUX

Doctor-assisted death law blasted... for being too restrictive.

Doctor-assisted death law blasted | Pembroke Daily Observer

Silence Really Can Be the Best Method of Evangelization

Silence Really Can Be the Best Method of Evangelization |Blogs | NCRegister.com

Pope Francis Meets Bernie Sanders, Vatican Confirms

Pope Francis Meets Bernie Sanders, Vatican Confirms |Blogs | NCRegister.com

Priest Shortage? What Priest Shortage? There May Be One Right Beside You!

Priest Shortage? What Priest Shortage? There May Be One Right Beside You - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Canadian PM Once Opposed to Assisted Suicide Now Working to Make it Legal

Canadian PM Once Opposed to Assisted Suicide Now Working to Make it Legal - World - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

15 April, 2016

Vatican conference urges end to doctrine of ‘just wars’ – CRUX

Vatican conference urges end to doctrine of ‘just wars’ – CRUX

Charles Lewis: Resist falling prey to a system of legalized murder.

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Charles Lewis: Resist falling prey to a system of legalized murder.

Where is Pope Francis leading the Catholic Church?

WORLD | Where is Pope Francis leading the Catholic Church? | Nick Eicher | April 15, 2016

The End of Catholic Guilt - The New York Times

The End of Catholic Guilt - The New York Times

In Vatican speech, Bernie Sanders plays to the house

In Vatican speech, Sanders plays to the house – CRUX

Assisted-dying bill safeguards no one’s right to life | Ottawa Citizen

Ferrier: Assisted-dying bill safeguards no one’s right to life | Ottawa Citizen

Euthanasia advocates naive about end-of-life situations, says one physician

Euthanasia advocates naive about end-of-life situations, says one physician

Catholic News Service editor asked to resign

Catholic News Service editor asked to resign | National Catholic Reporter

A video that answers many of the questions posed to those of us who are opposing euthanasia

The scientific objectivity of gender difference




MercatorNet: The scientific objectivity of gender difference

Why Doesn’t God Give Us More Evidence Of His Existence? Answering The Problem Of Divine Hiddenness - Scott M. Sullivan

Why Doesn’t God Give Us More Evidence Of His Existence? Answering The Problem Of Divine Hiddenness - Scott M. Sullivan

14 April, 2016

Supreme Court of Canada rules that Metis, non-status Indians are federal responsibility

Supreme Court of Canada rules that Metis, non-status Indians are federal responsibility | CTV News

Euthanasia bill provides perfect cover for acts of murder

Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Euthanasia bill provides perfect cover for acts of murder.

Federal government introduces long-awaited law on medical aid in dying | CTV News

Federal government introduces long-awaited law on medical aid in dying | CTV News

Doctor-assisted dying bill tabled in Parliament

Here is a new bit that all of us who are opposed to the imposition of euthanasia in our country should note.


The bill will go to committee for further study before it goes to the House for a vote, and Liberal MPs will have a free vote to vote with their conscience. It must also clear the Senate before it becomes law.
Start getting organised folks and call your Liberal MP. Maybe, just maybe in concert with the Conservative members who claim to be pro-life we might be able to defeat this legislation.



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Doctor-assisted dying bill tabled in Parliament - Politics - CBC News

New Military Ordinariate (Bishop) dared to be a priest - a vocation story

Military Ordinariate dared to be a priest

Canadian government expected to table euthanasia legislation today.

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Canadian government expected to table euthanasia legislation.

13 April, 2016

An explanation of the various Franciscan orders!

What some critics of ‘Amoris Laetitia’ are missing | America Magazine

What some critics of ‘Amoris Laetitia’ are missing | America Magazine

Pope Says ‘Polite Persecution’ Often Shown Against Those Living Christian Values

Pope Says ‘Polite Persecution’ Often Shown Against Those Living Christian Values | Daily News | NCRegister.com

‘Amoris Laetitia’ Analysis: Individual Conscience Doesn’t Usurp Doctrine

‘Amoris Laetitia’ Analysis: Individual Conscience Doesn’t Usurp Doctrine | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Judge: Can’t force Catholic hospitals to abort babies

Judge: Can’t force Catholic hospitals to abort babies

Bishop Barron: “Miracles from Heaven” and the Problem of Theodicy

Bishop Barron: “Miracles from Heaven” and the Problem of Theodicy - Arts / Entertainment - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

11 April, 2016

Federal court dismisses attempt to force Catholic hospitals to provide abortions - Washington Times

Federal court dismisses attempt to force Catholic hospitals to provide abortions - Washington Times

Pope Francis lets the world in on the Church’s best-kept secret

Pope Francis lets the world in on the Church’s best-kept secret – CRUX

Maybe it’s time American Christians head for the hills

Maybe it’s time American Christians head for the hills – CRUX

Life-insurance industry wants assisted dying treated differently than suicide

Life-insurance industry wants assisted dying treated differently than suicide | CTV News

First Thoughts on “Amoris Laetitia” - from Bishop Robert Barron

First Thoughts on “Amoris Laetitia” |Blogs | NCRegister.com

Cardinal Schönborn Says ‘Amoris Laetitia’ Continues What John Paul II Taught

Cardinal Schönborn Says ‘Amoris Laetitia’ Continues What John Paul II Taught | Daily News | NCRegister.com

“Amoris Laetitia” in three minutes, courtesy Disney’s “Frozen”

“Amoris Laetitia” in three minutes, courtesy Disney’s “Frozen” – Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Being a “Good Person” Is Not Enough

Being a “Good Person” Is Not Enough - Spirituality - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

09 April, 2016

The Pope’s Exhortation – A Parish Priest’s Perspective

The Pope’s Exhortation – A Parish Priest’s Perspective

How the Public Was Duped into Supporting Assisted Suicide - Dr. Will Johnston

How the Public Was Duped into Supporting Assisted Suicide | Dr. Will Johnston

Why is the Catholic church moving away from just war theory?

Why is the Catholic church moving away from just war theory? | National Catholic Reporter

Peter’s Imperfect Love Was Enough for Jesus. He takes the same approach with all of us too... thank God!

Peter’s Imperfect Love Was Enough for Jesus - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

“The Story of God” and “Rebel Pope” Hit Nat Geo Channel - Two new shows have their faults but entertainingly shed light on important questions about faith

“The Story of God” and “Rebel Pope” Hit Nat Geo Channel - Pope - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Amoris Laetitia Overview: We Advance Together, the Strong Helping the Weak - Pope Francis

Amoris Laetitia Overview: We Advance Together, the Strong Helping the Weak - Pope - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

08 April, 2016

There's more to faith than sex | Cardus: An examination of the individualist ethos of modern liberalism and the pluralist ethos of a Christian paradigm for organizing civil society

"On the individualist model, the overriding goal of the state is to enforce diversity by guaranteeing extensive individual equality rights across the whole of society. The full package of such rights is assertable not only within state institutions but also within any publicly-funded institution, and even – on an extreme version – within every private institution. Diversity is secured by enforcing rights which compel universal respect for particular aspects of individual identity: gender, nationality, sexual orientation and so forth."

"By contrast, the pluralist model holds that the state must not only protect a robust regime of individual equality rights but also underwrite the legitimate autonomy of many independent social institutions – families, schools, religious organisations, trade unions, universities, businesses, cultural associations, and so on. It honours these as arenas in which individuals discover and express many aspects of their diverse goals and identities. It also acknowledges that any of these could choose to be "faith-based" – my local food cooperative in Cambridge is quite openly guided by a biblical vision of trade justice, and pluralists would defend its right to hire only staff who support that ethos."

Click on the link below to read the entire article:
There's more to faith than sex | Cardus

Pope Francis Marriage Document Defends Catholic Teaching - George Weigel comments on Amoris laetitia

Pope Francis Marriage Document Defends Catholic Teaching

Amoris laetitia: Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on love in the family (19 March 2016) - Pope Francis

Amoris laetitia: Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on love in the family (19 March 2016) | Francis

06 April, 2016

The law preventing someone with Down syndrome from immigrating to Canada is ‘unfair and perverse’ | National Post

Terence Corcoran: The law preventing someone with Down syndrome from immigrating to Canada is ‘unfair and perverse’ | National Post

How even the busiest people can find time to pray – CRUX

How even the busiest people can find time to pray – CRUX

After the “G-word” has been spoken - George Weigel

After the “G-word” has been spoken | George Weigel | First Things

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Marriage and Annulments But Were Afraid to Ask

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Marriage and Annulments But Were Afraid to Ask - Spotlight - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Should you retreat from the public square? More and more people are opting out of civic engagement. It's a big mistake.

MercatorNet: Should you retreat from the public square?

risen, and not undead (or, why Jesus is not a zombie)

risen, and not undead (or, why Jesus is not a zombie)

A beauty ever ancient, ever new: It was not enough for Professor Albert Einstein to tell the priest and physicist Father Georges Lemaitre that his hypothesis of the Big Bang, which he called the "First Atomic Moment," was true.

A beauty ever ancient, ever new

05 April, 2016

Forensic examination proves legend about Catholic saint to be TRUE!

Forensic examination proves legend about Catholic saint to be TRUE! - Living Faith - Home & Family - News - Catholic Online

Angus Reid survey: Canadians oppose for euthanasia for psychiatric reasons and forcing hospitals to do euthanasia.

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Angus Reid survey: Canadians oppose for euthanasia for psychiatric reasons and forcing hospitals to do euthanasia.

Holy IT: Vatican Creates New Communications Internet Office

Holy IT: Vatican Creates New Communications Internet Office – Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Catholic Bytes Teaches the Faith A Bit at a Time

Catholic Bytes Teaches the Faith A Bit at a Time - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

01 April, 2016

Euthanasia by Organ Harvesting - A 'First Things' examination of current practice in Belgium ... and no doubt in a province near you soon.

"Ponder the enormity of what was done here. Four people—who were not otherwise dying—were killed and then swiftly wheeled into a surgery suite to have their organs removed. Three of the donors were struggling with neuromuscular disabilities—people who often face social isolation and discrimination—and one was mentally ill. In a particularly bitter irony, the latter patient was a chronic self-harmer, the “treatment” for which was a willing professional team ready to administer the ultimate harm.


That’s just the beginning."
Click on the link below to read the entire article

Euthanasia by Organ Harvesting | Wesley J. Smith | First Things

Father Raymond J. de Souza: Burying the Office of Religious Freedom | National Post

Father Raymond J. de Souza: Burying the Office of Religious Freedom | National Post

The faithful astronaut

The faithful astronaut – For Her

Archdiocese to Seek Pardon of Those Hurt by Church

Archdiocese to Seek Pardon of Those Hurt by Church - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

WATCH: Puppy Power at Its Best - Need a lift? This video should do the trick!

WATCH: Puppy Power at Its Best - Society - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

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