31 May, 2016

Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton: Voting Your Conscience: Would Thomas More Have Voted for Donald Trump?

Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton: Voting Your Conscience | National Review

The amazing promise of adult stem cells, and how the Church supports it

The amazing promise of adult stem cells, and how the Church supports it :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Interview with Greg Mitchell regarding his story and St. Bryce Missions

Interview with Greg Mitchell regarding his story and St. Bryce Missions (E.10.00) - Mary's Touch Radio

‘Ontario’s laws…do not reflect our view on who can form a family’: Wynne pledges to end limbo for LGBT parents

‘Ontario’s laws…do not reflect our view on who can form a family’: Wynne pledges to end limbo for LGBT parents | National Post

Biting your tongue helps you to be a saint, say Pope Francis

Biting your tongue helps you to be a saint, say Pope Francis – EpicPew

“Voltaire’s Bastards” by John Ralston Saul: The Death of Purpose at the Hands of Reason | Ian Welsh

“Voltaire’s Bastards” by John Ralston Saul: The Death of Purpose at the Hands of Reason | Ian Welsh

How Benedict XVI’s resignation changed the papacy forever

How Benedict XVI’s resignation changed the papacy forever – CRUX

5 Christian Responses to Willfully Ignorant or Arrogant Atheists

5 Christian Responses to Willfully Ignorant or Arrogant Atheists - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

30 May, 2016

28 May, 2016

Conrad Black: This isn’t religion, it’s madness

"This isn’t messianism; it isn’t even reverence, or spirituality. It is bunk. Are we all mad?"
Given the way the courts have ruled recently, I have to assume Conrad Black is asking this question rhetorically. Click on the link below and decide for yourself.

Christie Blatchford: Gord Downie and The Hip show us what a good death really means

Christie Blatchford: Gord Downie and The Hip show us what a good death really means | National Post

Stop saying you're too old to do that

Too many of us are under the false impression that we’ve aged out of experiencing new things, challenging ourselves, or simply having fun. One writer explains why you’re never too old to hop on a hog and ride cross-country.

Stop saying you're too old to do that – For Her

Two Journalists Talk About a Pope of Surprises

Two Journalists Talk About a Pope of Surprises - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Legendary Vatican envoy predicts Francis may visit Russia, China – CRUX

Legendary Vatican envoy predicts Francis may visit Russia, China – CRUX

26 May, 2016

25 May, 2016

Hitler's Pope and 9 Other Anti-Catholic Myths Disproven By History

Hitler's Pope and 9 Other Anti-Catholic Myths Disproven By History | PJ Media

The ACLU continues its attack on Catholic hospitals

The ACLU continues its attack on Catholic hospitals

The pontificate might be stuck in the mud- a column from the National Catholic Reporter

I find it fascinating that folks like this columnist are so concerned about Pope Francis ensuring that any changes he brings about cannot be undone by future successors while at the same time celebrating the 'fact' that he had done that to the work of those who held office before him. I guess the NCR likes some forms of papal authoritarianism better than others.



Silly people.



The pontificate might be stuck in the mud | National Catholic Reporter

Getting to the Point: Let's Talk About Sex

Getting to the Point: Let's Talk About Sex

Intolerance and Evangelization | George Weigel | First Things

Intolerance and Evangelization | George Weigel | First Things

Sheryl Sandberg: 'The lessons that I only learned in death' - Macleans.ca

Sheryl Sandberg: 'The lessons that I only learned in death' - Macleans.ca

Going To Church Could Help You Live Longer, Study Says

Going To Church Could Help You Live Longer, Study Says « CBS Philly

Complete Transcript of Pope Francis’ Remarks on Women Deacons Challenges Initial Reactions

Complete Transcript of Pope Francis’ Remarks on Women Deacons Challenges Initial Reactions - Pope - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

24 May, 2016

.01% OF CLERGY ARE ABUSERS : Still too many but far fewer than most believe

.01% OF CLERGY ARE ABUSERS : Catholic League

3 Lies You Might Believe About the Catholic Church

3 Lies You Might Believe About the Catholic Church - Spotlight - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Andrew Coyne: "extending assisted suicide to children and the mentally incompetent, once derided as “slippery slope” alarmism, is now the next item on the agenda."

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Andrew Coyne: "extending assisted suicide to children and the mentally incompetent, once derided as “slippery slope” alarmism, is now the next item on the agenda."

Canada’s Bill C-14, which seeks to codify assisted suicide and euthanasia, is a recipe for elder abuse.

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Canada’s Bill C-14, which seeks to codify assisted suicide and euthanasia, is a recipe for elder abuse.

Shakira Hussein: Why I don't support euthanasia (and you shouldn't either).

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Shakira Hussein: Why I don't support euthanasia (and you shouldn't either).

9 Priests and Religious. 7 Countries. 1 Mission: Evangelizing through Music

9 Priests and Religious. 7 Countries. 1 Mission: Evangelizing through Music - cecilia - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Clues to origins of life may be found in Sudbury, Ont. crater

WOW! My hometown could be the origin of life on our planet? I guess that means that those of us born in Sudbury can claim to have the oldest family tree of everyone on the planet. How cool is that!!



Clues to origins of life may be found in Sudbury, Ont. crater - Sudbury - CBC News

Obama and the Bomb: Hiroshima Revisited

Obama and the Bomb: Hiroshima Revisited | Catholic Culture

Yes, No, I Don’t Know, You Figure It Out. The Fluid Magisterium of Pope Francis

Yes, No, I Don’t Know, You Figure It Out. The Fluid Magisterium of Pope Francis

The man behind Catholic U’s largest donation ever

The man behind Catholic U’s largest donation ever | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

23 May, 2016

This Is What the Future of American Politics Looks Like - This year, we’re seeing the end of a partisan realignment, and the beginning of a policy one — and U.S. politics is about to change big-time.

This Is What the Future of American Politics Looks Like - POLITICO Magazine

Pope Francis has a chance to spend political capital with Islam – CRUX

Pope Francis has a chance to spend political capital with Islam – CRUX

Here’s a First: Wealthy Atheist Establishes University Chair to Study Atheism

Here’s a First: Wealthy Atheist Establishes University Chair to Study Atheism – Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

One Catholic Teaching Resolves 16 Issues

One Catholic Teaching Resolves 16 Issues - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

21 May, 2016

The Russian Icon that Reveals the Mystery of the Trinity

The Russian Icon that Reveals the Mystery of the Trinity - Spotlight - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Pope Benedict denies there’s more to ‘Third Secret’ of Fatima – CRUX

Pope Benedict denies there’s more to ‘Third Secret’ of Fatima – CRUX

Pope Francis: Understanding for Sinners, Yes, But Never Compromise the Truth

Pope Francis: Understanding for Sinners, Yes, But Never Compromise the Truth - Pope - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

The true relationship between Christianity and science expressed in a meme


WATCH: Canada will descend ‘into the Maelstrom’ if euthanasia is legalized, warns Cardinal Collins | News | LifeSite

WATCH: Canada will descend ‘into the Maelstrom’ if euthanasia is legalized, warns Cardinal Collins | News | LifeSite

It’s time to break up with the culture wars – CRUX

It’s time to break up with the culture wars – CRUX

20 May, 2016

Restoring a Christian Culture Depends on How You Live, Not Where You Live

Restoring a Christian Culture Depends on How You Live, Not Where You Live |Blogs | NCRegister.com

In making our political decisions, we must consider the four Cs: civility, compassion, courage, calm Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz

If all politics is local, let’s be more neighborly

Andrew Coyne: Who says the Supreme Court won’t change its mind on doctor-assisted suicide — yet again? | National Post

Andrew Coyne of the National Post ruminates on what will follow the passage of the current euthanasia bill before Parliament.


But that would hardly be the end of it. Advocates of assisted suicide have already served notice they will challenge the legislation in court: because it does not apply to children, or the mentally incompetent; because it defines “grievous and irremediable” to mean, in part, that the patient’s “natural death has become reasonably foreseeable;” even for imposing a 15-day waiting period (since amended to 10).
 
They will not rest, in short, until there is an unrestricted right to death on demand. The question is what those opposed will do. Will they, at a minimum, resist these attempts to expand assisted suicide from the beachhead just established? To push further, will they be content, as their opponents are not, with the status quo as defined by C-14? Will they accept that assisted suicide should remain lawful in Canada, or will they assert the same right to relitigate the issue as its advocates?


Andrew Coyne: Who says the Supreme Court won’t change its mind on doctor-assisted suicide — yet again? | National Post

19 May, 2016

Why a Catholic church should look like a Catholic church – CRUX

I am so fortunate to now serve in three parishes that all look like Catholic churches. In fact, St. Alphonsus Parish church is one of the most beautiful places of worship I've ever seen. The exterior is featured on this blog's front page. Posted below are a few photos featuring the interior. Having such a space to celebrate the sacraments serves to lift one's soul, making it easier to reflect upon the important realities they point us to. Click on the link beside the last photo to read this article from CRUX to learn why such a building is even more important that you might have thought at first glance.























Why a Catholic church should look like a Catholic church – CRUX

Fr. Jim Martin s.j. meets people where they are -- online

Fr. Jim Martin meets people where they are -- online | National Catholic Reporter

Getting to the Point: Let's Talk About Judgment

Getting to the Point: Let's Talk About Judgment

The Four Hooks On Which Pope Francis Hangs His Thought - by Sandro Magister

The Four Hooks On Which Bergoglio Hangs His Thought

18 May, 2016

It's not just stem cell research that's overhyped— medical science spin is a widespread problem

It's not just stem cell research that's overhyped— medical science spin is a widespread problem - Health - CBC News

Trudeau accused of 'manhandling' Conservative, elbowing NDP MP in House uproar

Trudeau accused of 'manhandling' Conservative, elbowing NDP MP in House uproar - Politics - CBC News

Alberta appeal court rules against federal approach to assisted dying

Think the limitations included in the Liberal's euthanasia bill will last for long? Think again after you read this article where ALREADY the courts in Alberta are moving to strip away even the few protections included in the proposed legislation. Just as the protections in the original legislation legalizing abortions melted away like a snowbank in a summer heatwave, the 'protections' in the Liberals package will disappear before you can say 'But I don't want to be euthanized!'



Alberta appeal court rules against federal approach to assisted dying - Politics - CBC News

Liberals threaten to take full control of the House as deadline looms

So here we have it. The Liberals turning Parliament into a virtual dictatorship to ram through their euthanasia bill, shutting out all voices opposed to it. So not only is the legislation immoral, the method and means of making it the law of the land will be too. I guess their commitment to an 'open and transparent' government that respected the traditions of Parliament will only be honored when they get what they want without opposition.



May God have mercy on our souls.





Liberals threaten to take full control of the House as deadline looms | CTV News

Biblical Preaching and Healing the Culture | George Weigel

If Catholics in the United States (and Canada too) are going to be healers of our wounded culture, we’re going to have to learn to see the world through lenses ground by biblical faith. That form of depth perception only comes from an immersion in the Bible itself. So spending ten or fifteen minutes a day with the word of God is a must for the evangelical Catholic of the twenty-first century.
Biblical Preaching and Healing the Culture | George Weigel | First Things

Pope says to ignore the poor is to ‘despise God’

Pope says to ignore the poor is to ‘despise God’ – CRUX

When the Left Liked Conscientious Objection - Now it's "Conscientious objection for me but not for thee."

When the Left Liked Conscientious Objection - Crisis Magazine

WATCH: Pope Francis’s Beautiful Visit to L’Arche

WATCH: Pope Francis’s Beautiful Visit to L’Arche – Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

17 May, 2016

How the pope’s opening on women deacons can change Catholicism – CRUX

How the pope’s opening on women deacons can change Catholicism – CRUX

Pope’s latest Q&A tackles sex abuse, secularism and deacons

Pope’s latest Q&A tackles sex abuse, secularism and deacons – CRUX

Lady Gaga and the Online Eucharist Police

Lady Gaga and the Online Eucharist Police - Spotlight - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Pope: The mission is an immense work of mercy

Pope: The mission is an immense work of mercy - La Stampa

Vatican PR aide warns Catholic blogs create ‘cesspool of hatred’

Vatican PR aide warns Catholic blogs create ‘cesspool of hatred’ – CRUX - Linkis.com

Marchers in Canada plead for lawmakers to drop assisted-suicide bill

CatholicHerald.co.uk » Marchers in Canada plead for lawmakers to drop assisted-suicide bill

16 May, 2016

My childhood described in a few short minutes. If you were born in the 50's or 60's, it probably describes yours too.

Answering Stephen Colbert’s Favourite Atheist Physicist

Answering Stephen Colbert’s Favorite Atheist Physicist | Catholic Answers

Fr. Raymond J. de Souza: Hard cases made our very bad assisted death law | National Post

Fr. Raymond J. de Souza: Hard cases made our very bad assisted death law | National Post

MPs open up about personal struggles with assisted dying bill

MPs open up about personal struggles with assisted dying bill - Politics - CBC News

11 Amazing Catholic Scientists You Should Know

11 Amazing Catholic Scientists You Should Know – EpicPew

What to Do When You Believe and Doubt at the Same Time

What to Do When You Believe and Doubt at the Same Time - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

15 May, 2016

Some fascinating facts about the human body

The human body is a treasure trove of mysteries, one that still confounds doctors and scientists about how it works. It's not an overstatement to say that every part of your body is a miracle.
 
It's possible for your body to survive without large fractions of its internal organs. Even if you lose your stomach, your spleen,75% of your liver, 80% of your intestines, one kidney, one lung, and virtually every organ from your pelvic and groin area, you wouldn't be very healthy, but you would live.
During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools. Actually, Saliva is more important than you realize. If your saliva cannot dissolve something,
you cannot taste it.
 
The largest cell in the human body is the female egg and the smallest is the male sperm. The egg is actually the only cell in the body that is visible by the naked eye.
 
The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue
and the hardest bone is the jawbone.
 
Human feet have 52 bones, accounting for one quarter of all the human body's bones. Feet have 500,000 sweat glands and can produce more than a pint of sweat a day.
 
The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razor blades. The reason it doesn't eat away at your stomach is that the cells of your stomach wall renew themselves so frequently that you get a new stomach lining ever three to four days.
 
The human lungs contain approximately 2,400 kilometers (1,500 MI) of airways and 300 to 500 million hollow cavities, having a total surface area of about 70 square meters, roughly the same area as one side of a tennis court. Furthermore, if all of the capillaries that surround the lung cavities were unwound and laid end-to-end, they would extend for about 992 kilometers. Also, your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.
 
Sneezes regularly exceed 100 mph, while coughs clock in at about 60 mph. Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil.
 
Your body has enough iron in it to make a nail 3 inches long.
 
Everyone has a unique smell,
except for identical twins, who smell the same.
 
Your teeth start growing 6 months before you are born. This is why one out of every 2,000 newborn infants has a tooth when they are born.
 
A baby's head is one-quarter of its total length, but by the age of 25 will only be one-eighth of its total length. This is because people's heads grow at a much slower rate than the rest of their bodies.
 
Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood the number is reduced to 206. Some of the bones, like skull bones, get fused into each other, bringing down the total number.
 
Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents. But if you are a woman, you are a better smeller than men, and will remain a better smeller throughout your life.    
(you probably smell better too.)
 
The human body is estimated to have
60,000 miles of blood vessels.
 
The three things pregnant women dream most of during their first trimester are frogs, worms and potted plants. Scientists have no idea why this is so, but attribute it to the growing imbalance of hormones in the body during pregnancy.
 
The life span of a human hair is 3 to 7 years on average. Every day the average person loses 60-100 strands of hair. But don't worry, you must lose over 50% of your scalp hairs
before it is apparent to anyone.
 
The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as an encyclopedia. Your brain uses 20% of the oxygen that enters your bloodstream, and is itself made up of 80% water. Though it interprets pain signals from the rest of the body, the brain itself cannot feel pain.
 
The tooth is the only part of the human body
that can't repair itself.
 
Your eyes are always the same size from birth
but your nose and ears never stop growing.
 
By 60 years of age, 60% of men and 40% of women will snore.
 
We are about 1 cm taller in the morning than in the evening, because during normal activities during the day, the cartilage in our knees and other areas slowly compress.
 
The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb, even while you are sleeping. In fact, the brain is much more active at night than during the day. Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Neurons continue to grow throughout human life. Information travels at different speeds within different types of neurons.
 
It is a fact that people who dream more often and more vividly, on an average have a higher Intelligence Quotient (IQ).
 
The fastest growing nail is on the middle finger.
 
Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on the body. This is true for men as well as women. There are as many hairs per square inch on your body as a chimpanzee.
 
A human baby acquires fingerprints
at the age of three months.
 
By the age of 60, most people will have lost
about half their taste buds.
 
About 32 million bacteria call every inch of your skin home. But don't worry, a majority of these are harmless or even helpful bacteria.
 
The colder the room you sleep in, the higher the chances are that you'll have a bad dream.
 
Human lips have a reddish color because of the great concentration of tiny capillaries just below the skin.
 
Three hundred million cells die in the human body every minute.
 
Like fingerprints, every individual has an unique tongue print that can be used for identification.
 
A human head remains conscious for about
15 to 20 seconds after it has been decapitated. 
(How on earth could they know this?)
 
It takes 17 muscles to smile
and 43 to frown.
 
Humans can make do longer without food than sleep. Provided there is water, the average human could survive a month to two months without food depending on their body fat and other factors.  
 
Sleep-deprived people, however, start experiencing radical personality and psychological changes after only a few sleepless days. The longest recorded time anyone has ever gone without sleep is 11 days, at the end of which the experimenter was awake, but stumbled over words, hallucinated and frequently forgot what he was doing.
 
Every human spent about half an hour after being conceived, as a single cell. Shortly afterward, the cells begin rapidly dividing and begin forming the components of a tiny embryo.
 
Right-handed people live, on average,
nine years longer than left-handed people do.
 
Humans are the only animals to produce emotional tears. Just think, all this cannot have been formed by accident.
God did an amazing job creating us.

Fertility doctor arrested in Italy after woman says eggs stolen

Fertility doctor arrested in Italy after woman says eggs stolen | CTV News

What’s the Church say on unemployment? A lot, actually – CRUX

What’s the Church say on unemployment? A lot, actually – CRUX

WATCH Jim Gaffigan's Commencement Address to Catholic University of America – EpicPew

WATCH Jim Gaffigan's Commencement Address to Catholic University of America – EpicPew

Care for Some Monk-Made Flaming Habanero Sauce? The monks at Subiaco Abbey in Arkansas have a treat for you!

Care for Some Monk-Made Flaming Habanero Sauce? - Best of the Web - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

14 May, 2016

Doctors want protection to ‘opt out’ of assisted suicide: ‘I just don’t feel killing them is compassionate’ | National Post

Doctors want protection to ‘opt out’ of assisted suicide: ‘I just don’t feel killing them is compassionate’ | National Post

The cultural climate of sexual confusion: A column by Rev Eric Strachan in the Pembroke Daily Observer

The cultural climate of sexual confusion | Pembroke Daily Observer

Critics blast report on Catholic hospitals as ‘distorted, inaccurate’ – CRUX

Critics blast report on Catholic hospitals as ‘distorted, inaccurate’ – CRUX

Complete Transcript of Pope Francis’ Remarks on Women Deacons Challenges Initial Reactions

Complete Transcript of Pope Francis’ Remarks on Women Deacons Challenges Initial Reactions - Pope - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Expert Q&A: 10 solutions to sticky wedding situations – For Her


'Tis the season for weddings so here's a little something to help make the preparations a little easier for all the busy brides-to-be.




Expert Q&A: 10 solutions to sticky wedding situations – For Her

The Gift of Pentecost: Bound Together by the Holy Spirit

The Gift of Pentecost: Bound Together by the Holy Spirit - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

13 May, 2016

Pro-choice protestors crash anti-abortion rally. (Actually it was a PRO-LIFE rally, but why quibble over details, eh?)

Pro-choice protestors crash anti-abortion rally | CTV Ottawa News

Scrapping the Just War Teaching is a Bad Idea

Scrapping the Just War Teaching is a Bad Idea |Blogs | NCRegister.com

Women Deacons and Pope Francis: Keep Calm and Carry On!

Women Deacons and Pope Francis: Keep Calm and Carry On - Pope - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: June 1 rally on parliament hill: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Are Not The Answer.





Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: June 1 rally on parliament hill: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Are Not The Answer.

Finding habitable planets is one thing, finding life quite another: Bob McDonald - Technology & Science - CBC News

Finding habitable planets is one thing, finding life quite another: Bob McDonald - Technology & Science - CBC News

Francis to create commission to study female deacons in Catholic church | National Catholic Reporter

Francis to create commission to study female deacons in Catholic church | National Catholic Reporter

12 May, 2016

Meet the prototype for a ‘Pope Francis bishop’ – by John Allen

Meet the prototype for a ‘Pope Francis bishop’ – CRUX

It’s time to break up with the culture wars – CRUX

It’s time to break up with the culture wars – CRUX

Lady Gaga: “God Is Never a Trend, No Matter Who the Believer”

Gaga: “God Is Never a Trend, No Matter Who the Believer” – Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Pope Francis: You Don’t Have to Earn God’s Love

Pope Francis: You Don’t Have to Earn God’s Love - Pope - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Bishop Barron: Daniel Berrigan and Non-Violence

Bishop Barron: Daniel Berrigan and Non-Violence - Society - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

11 May, 2016

Special Needs Abortion: A Holocaust

New book says Vatican II key to understanding Pope Francis – CRUX

New book says Vatican II key to understanding Pope Francis – CRUX

Dutch medics euthanise sex abuse victim

CatholicHerald.co.uk » Dutch medics euthanise sex abuse victim

Getting to the Point: Let's Talk About Euthanasia

Getting to the Point: Let's Talk About Euthanasia

Now what? | George Weigel | First Things

The reconstruction of a morally serious political culture is essential, if American democracy is not to descend into incoherence and what an eminent churchman once called the “dictatorship of relativism.” That reconstruction could start with U.S. Catholics leavening our politics—and the culture as a whole—with Catholic social doctrine.



Now what? | George Weigel | First Things

Safeguards to assisted suicide quashed by Liberals

Safeguards to assisted suicide quashed by Liberals

10 May, 2016

An amazing 3 minute video giving perspective to the entire history of our planet if it occurred in the time it takes to fly from L.A. to New York.

Support Quinn Mitchell’s Mission Trip to Mynamar | Saint Bryce Missions

St. Bryce Missionary, Quinn Mitchell, is asking your support to travel to Mynamar (Old Burma) on a mission trip to meet with the Bishop of Mythinka, Mynamar (Old Burma), UN and WHO Officials with his father Mr. Gregory Mitchell to research the possibilities of opening a pregnancy hostel and center for evangelization mission and chapels for remote tribes. Quinn Mitchell aids the organization now with his photography and graphic design skills and will act as photographer and assistant to his father. http://stbryce.org/support-quinn-mitchells-mission-trip-to-

Support Quinn Mitchell’s Mission Trip to Mynamar | Saint Bryce Missions

Pope: Facing pain with faith in God, opens us up to joy - La Stampa

Pope: Facing pain with faith in God, opens us up to joy - La Stampa

The Church's Wisdom: The Church's wisdom On issues of faith and morals, the Church consistently is proven to be ahead of the societal curve

Editorial: The Church's wisdom

07 May, 2016

Barbara Kay: Unborn babies will stay persons in fact, but not in law

"That the unborn are not “legal persons” in law is true, but morally and historically irrelevant: women, after all, weren’t “legal persons” until 1929, but were always considered murder victims in their own right before that date."


Barbara Kay: Unborn babies will stay persons in fact, but not in law

Online Exclusive: What John Paul II Intended to Say the Day He Was Shot - Aleteia.org

Online Exclusive: What John Paul II Intended to Say the Day He Was Shot - Spotlight - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

News story on Syrian refugees making donation in aid of Fort McMurray victims - 'We know how they must feel'

There are still many Canadians who oppose Canada taking in Syrians fleeing from the war in their homeland because of the mistaken belief that as Muslims they intend to do us harm. Hopefully, this news clip will help to demonstrate that they are just people like ourselves who are moved when tragedy affects others who they do not even know and that they mean us no harm at all.


http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=865164&playlistId=1.2890530&binId=1.810401&playlistPageNum=1&binPageNum=1

Theft of sausage and cheese offers a Vatican 101 lesson – CRUX

Theft of sausage and cheese offers a Vatican 101 lesson – CRUX

Pope's document opens door to pastoral flexibility on family issues: An analysis of Pope Francis’ newly published Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia”

Pope's document opens door to pastoral flexibility on family issues - La Stampa

Francis reprimands European leaders, forcefully asking continent: ‘What has happened to you?’

Francis reprimands European leaders, forcefully asking continent: ‘What has happened to you?’ - La Stampa

Editorial: Peacemaking is a transformation of the imagination |

Editorial: Peacemaking is a transformation of the imagination | National Catholic Reporter

06 May, 2016

Report Shows 3 in 10 Illinois Hospital Beds Are in Catholic Facilities That Prohibit Essential Health Care for Women « American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois

Given that the study demonstrates that a clear majority (70%) of beds are not in Catholic hospitals, isn't the solution to go to one of them if you want a procedure that you know isn't available in a Catholic institution? Or is the ACLU more concerned with prohibiting hospitals owned by the Catholic Church from operating according to their own ethics and beliefs? I suspect that this latter question best captures the intent of this 'study'. 



I guess the ACLU is interested only in promoting the values it considers right and proper and has no desire to respect or protect religious values it considers to be antiquated or inappropriate in our times.



Report Shows 3 in 10 Illinois Hospital Beds Are in Catholic Facilities That Prohibit Essential Health Care for Women « American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois

Reid: Here’s hoping the Catholic church does the right thing | Ottawa Citizen

Reid: Here’s hoping the Catholic church does the right thing | Ottawa Citizen

What Catholics Should Know About the National Spike in Suicides

What Catholics Should Know About the National Spike in Suicides | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Assisted-dying bill fatally flawed for saying eligible patients must be terminal: lawyer

Don't think people will be 'duped' into being euthanized? I have a senior parishioner currently in a Quebec hospital with a diagnosis of cancer. The doctors were unsure as to the stage the cancer has progressed to and the biopsy reports are not yet in. But what was the FIRST treatment option presented to him yesterday? 'Doctor-assisted death'. Not only that, but given his limited education he thought the doctor was telling him he had a terminal condition. If his daughter had not been with him, he would have agreed thinking that he was being offered palliative care.

But the question should be asked: why was euthanasia the first option presented when all the diagnostic tests and procedures were not even complete?

Fr. Tim


Assisted-dying bill fatally flawed for saying eligible patients must be terminal: lawyer | National Post

Nigerian cardinal escapes injury as attacks on clergy mount

Nigerian cardinal escapes injury as attacks on clergy mount | National Catholic Reporter

Vatican magazine gives attention to unheard women, official says

Catholic News | Vatican magazine gives attention to unheard women, official says | American Catholic

Review: 'Captain America: Civil War' provides nuanced high-flying action

Review: 'Captain America: Civil War' provides nuanced high-flying action

Pope Francis tells Europe, ‘I Have a Dream’ – CRUX

Pope Francis tells Europe, ‘I Have a Dream’ – CRUX

Does Charlie Brown Believe in God? A recent article published in The Atlantic explains how Charles Schulz’s faith inspired his work

Does Charlie Brown Believe in God? - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

05 May, 2016

Ascension isn’t Jesus ‘on sabbatical’ until Second Coming – CRUX

Ascension isn’t Jesus ‘on sabbatical’ until Second Coming – CRUX

Pope Francis delivers another lesson in the ‘theology of tears’ – CRUX

Pope Francis delivers another lesson in the ‘theology of tears’ – CRUX

Cycling Imam stops in Pembroke - proof positive that not all Muslim clerics want to do us harm!!

Cycling Imam stops in Pembroke | Pembroke Daily Observer

Pope Francis: 'For God, no one is definitively lost. Never!'

Francis: 'For God, no one is definitively lost. Never!' | National Catholic Reporter

A Woman ‘Prime Minister’ for the Vatican?

A Woman ‘Prime Minister’ for the Vatican? – Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Up From the Footprint of God: Ascension Thoughts - Christ, raised and glorified, has gone to his Father to watch for us, wait for us and welcome us. But the saga is not over

Up From the Footprint of God: Ascension Thoughts - Spotlight - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

04 May, 2016

Groundbreaking trial will attempt to bring the brains of the clinically dead back to life | National Post

Groundbreaking trial will attempt to bring the brains of the clinically dead back to life | National Post

"Protect Doctor's Conscience Rights!" Belgium's Advice to Canada

Good Catholics, Good Citizens by George Weigel

Good Catholics, Good Citizens | George Weigel | First Things

Francis: 'For God, no one is definitively lost. Never!'

Francis: 'For God, no one is definitively lost. Never!' | National Catholic Reporter

Papal Prayer Intention: That Women Be Honored, Respected and Valued

Papal Prayer Intention: That Women Be Honored, Respected and Valued | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Atheist pastor sparks debate by 'irritating the church into the 21st century'

Atheist pastor sparks debate by 'irritating the church into the 21st century' | World news | The Guardian

03 May, 2016

Syrian refugee rescued by Pope Francis: "I appreciate him more than any Islamic leader"

Syrian refugee rescued by Pope Francis: "I appreciate him more than any Islamic leader"

Coordinated attack feared after massive cathedral blaze | New York Post

Coordinated attack feared after massive cathedral blaze | New York Post

The Pope Video - Respect for Women - May 2016

Getting to the Point: Let's Talk About Suicide - by Fr. Denis Lemieux

Getting to the Point: Let's Talk About Suicide

Why there's no freedom without religious liberty

Why there's no freedom without religious liberty :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

The World Thinks Sex Is Boring - These people need help!

The World Thinks Sex Is Boring - Culture - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Police charge Indian bishop was kidnapped, beaten by his own priests

Police charge bishop was kidnapped, beaten by his own priests – CRUX

Pope Francis to close Holy Year with 6,000 homeless people – CRUX

Pope Francis to close Holy Year with 6,000 homeless people – CRUX

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