30 June, 2016

29 June, 2016

A note from Fr. Tim to the Parishioners of the Upper Pontiac Parishes

A note from Fr. Tim | uppontiacparishes

Where the Rubber Hits the Road - MIA report

To all my friends and readers of this blog. I've been 'off the air' since Sunday as I was admitted to a local hospital after suffering a minor stroke during a weekend Mass. I've been discharged home now and will resume posting July 1st again. Your prayers and patience are greatly appreciated as I work at getting solidly back on my feet again. I hope to use my time to convalesce to work at writing a few articles and putting all the material I've wanted to comment on down on paper while I've still got all my faculties!!

Thanks one and all for your understanding!

Fr. Tim

24 June, 2016

One Priest’s Concern About Recent Remarks by the Pope

One Priest’s Concern About Recent Remarks by the Pope |Blogs | NCRegister.com

New guidelines forbid Montreal Catholic priests, lay workers to be alone with children | National Post

This is a prudent and appropriate step for the Diocese to take. In fact, it is a policy that I have personally practiced throughout my entire priesthood. It provides protection both to children from being abused during church activities as well as to the priest from having to deal with a false accusation sometime in the future.

It is tragic that such a protocol is required, but it is just a reflection of the times we live in... times that reflect a past where children were abused by predator priests and feckless bishops who lacked the courage to respond as they should have by immediately referring such cases to the police. We might wish that the times were different, but as a Church we have no one to blame but ourselves for having to institutionally implement such a policy.

Kudos to Archbishop Lépine for the forthright manner in which he is addressing this problem.

Fr. Tim
New guidelines forbid Montreal Catholic priests, lay workers to be alone with children | National Post

The Jim Gaffigan Show brings Catholicism to the masses

The Jim Gaffigan Show brings Catholicism to the masses - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

EWTN Has an Awesome Game That Teaches Your Kid About Mass, Church, and the Catholic Life

EWTN Has an Awesome Game That Teaches Your Kid About Mass, Church, and the Catholic Life – EpicPew

Hospital Said He's “Brain Dead' and Refused Treatment, After Care Elsewhere Israel Can Go Home

Hospital Said He's “Brain Dead' and Refused Treatment, After Care Elsewhere Israel Can Go Home | LifeNews.com

Instruction, not insults: How many priests actually deny a child baptism solely because the mother is not married in the Church?

Instruction, not insults | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

A tale of two kinds of bioethics education

A tale of two kinds of bioethics education - Education - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

23 June, 2016

DC’s Catholic archbishop: People ask me why religion matters today. I tell them we’d be a mess without it.

DC’s Catholic archbishop: People ask me why religion matters today. I tell them we’d be a mess without it. - The Washington Post

Anti-Catholic bigotry at the Center for American Progress - National Catholic Reporter

Anti-Catholic bigotry at the Center for American Progress - National Catholic Reporter

Montreal priests to be prohibited from being alone with children

Montreal priests to be prohibited from being alone with children - Montreal - CBC News

5 daily habits to overcome anxiety in an age of terrorism

5 daily habits to overcome anxiety in an age of terrorism – For Her

Live fully, or better off dead? The problem with 'Me Before You'

Live fully, or better off dead? The problem with 'Me Before You' – For Her

22 June, 2016

Five simple steps to effective Catholic fundraising

Given that we've just received the unexpected news that we need to complete $1.3 million dollars worth of structural repairs to our Chapeau Church (YIKES!!) on top of the $400,000 we're already spending to replace the side entrance, this is an article I hope all our parishioners read!



Five simple steps to effective Catholic fundraising – CatholicHerald.co.uk

Harvard professor who published ‘The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ now believes ‘ancient’ papyrus is likely a fake

Harvard professor who published ‘The Gospel of Jesus’s Wife’ now believes ‘ancient’ papyrus is likely a fake | National Post

Vatican marks ‘Laudato Si” anniversary with new website

Vatican marks ‘Laudato Si” anniversary with new website - Crux

Oh No, Canada! Assisted Suicide Now Legal Throughout Country

Oh No, Canada! Assisted Suicide Now Legal Throughout Country - Politics - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

“The Great Evil”: The Holy See and the Carnage of Armenia

“The Great Evil”: The Holy See and the Carnage of Armenia - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Vatican not backing away from 'genocide' but pushing beyond it

Vatican not backing away from 'genocide' but pushing beyond it - Crux

Pope’s Marriage Comments Highlight Urgency of Diocesan Rethink of Marriage Ministry

Pope’s Marriage Comments Highlight Urgency of Diocesan Rethink of Marriage Ministry | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Confessions of an “Elitist” by George Weigel

Confessions of an “Elitist” | George Weigel | First Things

21 June, 2016

There is no such thing as neutrality with assisted suicide.

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: There is no such thing as neutrality with assisted suicide.

Full Text and Synthesis of 'Iuvenescit Ecclesia' — The Church Rejuvenates

Full Text and Synthesis of 'Iuvenescit Ecclesia' — The Church Rejuvenates |Blogs | NCRegister.com

Reflections of a Catholic Scientist: Are We Special? New Thoughts about the Anthropic Principle

Reflections of a Catholic Scientist: Are We Special? New Thoughts about the Anthropic Principle

Cardinal Robert Sarah: Are we looking at the African St. John Paul II?

Are we looking at the African St. John Paul II? - Crux

Why would anybody not want a sweet Vatican gig?

Why would anybody not want a sweet Vatican gig? - Crux

Canada is already looking at expanding assisted suicide

Canada is already looking at expanding assisted suicide :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

There are 21 million refugees around the world in need of solidarity

There are 21 million refugees around the world in need of solidarity :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

World Refugee Day a reminder to turn away from indifference

World Refugee Day a reminder to turn away from indifference - Crux

Fr. Georges Lemaître, Father of the Big Bang, Died 50 Years Ago

Fr. Georges Lemaître, Father of the Big Bang, Died 50 Years Ago - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

17 June, 2016

Charles Lewis: We will continue resisting euthanasia.

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: We will continue resisting euthanasia.

5 Scientifically Supported Benefits of Prayer

5 Scientifically Supported Benefits of Prayer | Psychology Today

Let's not get bent out of shape over 'Transcriptgate' - Crux

This is indeed a bit of weird logic on Pope Francis' part! The marriage is 'invalid' because a couple has the option to divorce down the road? If we follow this through to its logical conclusion marriages could never be valid unless divorce was illegal thereby guaranteeing permanence. That's just ludicrous. The fact is that 99% of couple who stand before the altar to marry intend to remain with their spouse. Events down the road may affect this commitment, but that doesn't reflect upon the intent of the couple - and it's their intent at the time of the marriage that is required to establish the validity of their sacramental union.

I like Pope Francis... but I think he's off the mark with this one.

Let's not get bent out of shape over 'Transcriptgate' - Crux

Why Pantheism Stifles Science (and Christianity Does Not)

Why Pantheism Stifles Science (and Christianity Does Not) |Blogs | NCRegister.com

Senators set to debate whether to concede or fight over amendments to assisted dying bill

Senators set to debate whether to concede or fight over amendments to assisted dying bill | National Post

Catholic church: ‘Good Riddance or Good Influence?’

Catholic church: ‘Good Riddance or Good Influence?’

A Catholic’s Guide to the Post-Orlando Shouting Matches - a guide that applies everywhere for Catholics

A Catholic’s Guide to the Post-Orlando Shouting Matches - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

16 June, 2016

Most marriages today are invalid, Pope Francis suggests

Most marriages today are invalid, Pope Francis suggests :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Halifax archbishop calls physician-assisted death 'wrong and immoral'

Halifax archbishop calls physician-assisted death 'wrong and immoral' - Nova Scotia - CBC News - Linkis.com

Catholic extremists do ‘untold damage’ to church, says priest

Catholic extremists do ‘untold damage’ to church, says priest

Scientist says he found definitive proof that God exists.

Scientist says he found definitive proof that God exists.

'Assisted dying' law shows disrespect for life

'Assisted dying' law shows disrespect for life | National Catholic Reporter

Senate passes assisted dying bill with amendment to delete near-death proviso - so much for a body of 'sober second thought'!

Senate passes assisted dying bill with amendment to delete near-death proviso | CTV News

Pope: When Jesus Healed Blind Man Who Cried Out to Him, It Was ‘an Encounter of Mercy’

Pope: When Jesus Healed Blind Man Who Cried Out to Him, It Was ‘an Encounter of Mercy’ | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Pius XII not only opposed Hitler but plotted against him, book says

Pius XII not only opposed Hitler but plotted against him, book says - Crux

Is Africa's emerging superpower on the brink of religious war?

Is Africa's emerging superpower on the brink of religious war? - Crux

Be Not Afraid: A Lesson from the Deep End

Be Not Afraid: A Lesson from the Deep End - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

15 June, 2016

Physician-assisted dying bill passes Senate 64-12, sent back to House

Physician-assisted dying bill passes Senate 64-12, sent back to House - Politics - CBC News

A bit of wisdom we can all live by!


A Response to Fr. James Martin s.j. on the Orlando Massacre

A Response to Fr. James Martin on the Orlando Massacre | Elliot Milco | First Things

Doctor who experimented with head transplants on mice is getting ready to try surgery on human patients

Say what???


Doctor who experimented with head transplants on mice is getting ready to try surgery on human patients | National Post

Bishop Robert Barron: Priests, in Vision of Pope Francis, Are Mercy Messengers

Bishop Robert Barron: Priests, in Vision of Pope Francis, Are Mercy Messengers | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Here's your cinematic bucket list for the Year of Mercy

Here's your cinematic bucket list for the Year of Mercy - Crux

Two Catholics and the Catholic Game by George Weigel - Catholicism and baseball

Two Catholics and the Catholic Game | George Weigel | First Things

Pope Francis rejects Argentine president’s suspiciously specific donation: ‘I don’t like the 666’

Pope Francis rejects Argentine president’s suspiciously specific donation: ‘I don’t like the 666’ | National Post

Science and the Evidence for God

Science and the Evidence for God - Ignitum Today

Can Arithmetic Set an Atheist Free?

Can Arithmetic Set an Atheist Free? - Catholic Stand : Catholic Stand

The Easy Act of Witness That Tells Strangers God Exists

The Easy Act of Witness That Tells Strangers God Exists - Spotlight - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

13 June, 2016

Autonomy’s open road - the latest from Charles Lewis

Autonomy’s open road

Intolerance and Evangelization - the latest from George Weigel

Intolerance and Evangelization - CatholicCitizens.org

What does the Catholic Church say on gun control?

What does the Catholic Church say on gun control? - Crux

Pope blasts a world in which war is fed but the hungry are not

Pope blasts a world in which war is fed but the hungry are not - Crux

Cardinal Wuerl on Orlando Terror Attack: Christ has promised that evil will not have the last word

Cardinal Wuerl on Orlando Terror Attack: Christ has promised that evil will not have the last word |Blogs | NCRegister.com

Solidarity: Paying It Forward in Christian Charity Is Both Natural and Supernatural

Solidarity: Paying It Forward in Christian Charity Is Both Natural and Supernatural | Daily News | NCRegister.com

CatholicHerald.co.uk » Pope Francis: Euthanasia is a triumph of selfishness, not compassion

CatholicHerald.co.uk » Pope Francis: Euthanasia is a triumph of selfishness, not compassion

Social media, WYD, and a 'tweetable' Pope – evangelizing in a digital era

Social media, WYD, and a 'tweetable' Pope – evangelizing in a digital era :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

12 June, 2016

Under attack: Curbs on free speech are growing tighter. It is time to speak out

Under attack | The Economist

Atheists embarrassed: study proves atheism uses less brain function

Atheists embarrassed: study proves atheism uses less brain function

Pope expresses 'horror and condemnation' for Orlando shootings

Pope expresses 'horror and condemnation' for Orlando shootings - Crux Now

Capitalism Is Good for the Poor

Capitalism Is Good for the Poor | Foundation for Economic Education

WHY PEOPLE BELIEVE GOD CAUSED THE BIG BANG | David Roemer - Academia.edu

WHY PEOPLE BELIEVE GOD CAUSED THE BIG BANG | David Roemer - Academia.edu

How God Can Use Your Sin for Good

How God Can Use Your Sin for Good - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

“What’s My Line?” The Same as the Gospel’s Sinful Woman

“What’s My Line?” The Same as the Gospel’s Sinful Woman - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

10 June, 2016

New Film Shows How John Paul II Defeated Communism and Freed a Continent

New Film Shows How John Paul II Defeated Communism and Freed a Continent |Blogs | NCRegister.com

Activists see assisted dying debate taking same path abortion did 25 years ago

Activists see assisted dying debate taking same path abortion did 25 years ago - Sudbury - CBC News

Hockey legend Gordie Howe passes away at age 88 - Arguably the best player who ever laced on skates. May he rest in peace.



Anti-abuse expert says it's clear: Bishops must follow rules

Anti-abuse expert says it's clear: Bishops must follow rules - Crux Now

Historic: Dramatic Changes to Liturgy for Papal Mass for Sick and Disabled

Historic: Dramatic Changes to Liturgy for Papal Mass for Sick and Disabled – Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

What Theology Teaches About Corporate Responsibility

What Theology Teaches About Corporate Responsibility - Catholic Stand : Catholic Stand

Father Spadaro’s 5 Traits of Pope Francis’ Pontificate

Father Spadaro’s 5 Traits of Pope Francis’ Pontificate |Blogs | NCRegister.com

Catholic sex abuse facts :: Fast Facts from TheMediaReport.com - While even one is still too many, we are making progress in ensuring the safety of the most vulnerable in our Church. This is a GOOD THING.

Catholic sex abuse facts :: Fast Facts from TheMediaReport.com

09 June, 2016

Most bestiality is legal, declares Canada's Supreme Court | Americas | News | The Independent

Christians said that if we redefined the legal definition of marriage that polygamy, pedophilia, and bestiality would soon follow and be accepted under law. People said that we were alarmists and trying to scare people needlessly. Now we have had the Supreme Court in British Columbia state that there are no legal grounds to charge the polygamists in Bountiful B.C. with bigamy and the Supreme Court of Canada says in today's ruling that bestiality cannot be a criminal offence. The next to fall will be the prohibition against sexual acts with children.


It is a sad day for Canada that our predictions have come to pass but such are the fruits of playing with long-held traditional institutions like marriage. We should all weep when we see what we have sown.



Most bestiality is legal, declares Canada's Supreme Court | Americas | News | The Independent

Bishop Barron on Porn and the Curse of Total Sexual Freedom | Word On Fire







Bishop Barron on Porn and the Curse of Total Sexual Freedom | Word On Fire

Thursday proves it: There's just no 'slow day' with Pope Francis

Thursday proves it: There's just no 'slow day' with Pope Francis - Crux Now

Senate votes to scrap near-death requirement from assisted-dying bill | Toronto Star

Senate votes to scrap near-death requirement from assisted-dying bill | Toronto Star

Prosecution of cardinal shows problems with 'hate speech' laws

Prosecution of cardinal shows problems with 'hate speech' laws - Crux Now

Lord Sacks: demographic decline heralds fall of West

MercatorNet: Lord Sacks: demographic decline heralds fall of West

‘Council of Cardinals’ Talks Simplification, Decentralization for Curial Reform

‘Council of Cardinals’ Talks Simplification, Decentralization for Curial Reform | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Cardinal Charged With Hate Crimes

Cardinal Charged With Hate Crimes | Courageous Priest

Thinking incorrectly about Pope Emeritus Benedict

Thinking incorrectly about Pope Emeritus Benedict | Catholic Culture

08 June, 2016

Feed both body and soul on your Roman pilgrimage - Crux Now

Feed both body and soul on your Roman pilgrimage - Crux Now

Abp. Gomez on legalization of assisted suicide in California: 'This is the beginning of tyranny.'

Abp. Gomez on legalization of assisted suicide in California: 'This is the beginning of tyranny.' | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

Helping out our parish secretary's daughter stay in Ottawa with her newborn daughter who was born prematurely yesterday


Tasha Ann Godin, a 19 yr. old girl from Chapeau, QC. has just given birth prematurely to a baby girl, Aston Marie Anne Godin. Aston weighs in at a scant 1.5 lbs and is facing a minimum of three months in the neo-natal intensive care at CHEO in Ottawa. Let’s help Tasha stay with her newborn!
Funds raised will go to pay for Tasha’s stay in the Rotel attached to the hospital. The daily room rate is $40 plus the costs of her food and other basic expenses. Funds are needed as soon as possible as she is on social assistance and has very limited funds at her disposal.  Tasha is the daughter of Pauline Lepine-Godin, our parish secretary, a job that is a far cry from a high salary position. I can assure everyone that this is indeed a worthy cause.
All donations will be gratefully received. I thank you very much for your consideration and generosity in helping this young mother stay at her newborn’s side until she is ready to be discharged and come home to Chapeau.
Fr. Tim Moyle, p.p.
Parishes of the Upper Pontiac

My Top Ten Favorite Excuses That People Give For Not Going To Church (and my snarky responses to those excuses)

My Top Ten Favorite Excuses That People Give For Not Going To Church (and my snarky responses to those excuses)

Study: ‘Nones’ Outnumber Believers in Britain

Study: ‘Nones’ Outnumber Believers in Britain | Daily News | NCRegister.com

There Aren't “Two Popes” in any Way, Shape, or Form | George Weigel | First Things

There Aren't “Two Popes” in any Way, Shape, or Form | George Weigel | First Things

Pope Francis: Want to celebrate well? Drink wine.

Pope Francis: Want to celebrate well? Drink wine. :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

It didn’t happen overnight: The cultural and social changes of the past 50 years laid the groundwork for transgenderism.

MercatorNet: It didn’t happen overnight

WATCH: What’s the Eucharist All About? Original sin, Christ’s death and Resurrection and the Holy Mass explained in one video.

WATCH: What’s the Eucharist All About? - Best of the Web - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Lust and a Willingness to Compromise Do Not a Marriage Make: What secular advice columnists don’t understand about love.

Lust and a Willingness to Compromise Do Not a Marriage Make - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

07 June, 2016

Married Ex-Engineer-Turned-Catholic Priest Breaks Down Exactly Why He Sees ‘No Contradiction’ Between Science and Religion

Married Ex-Engineer-Turned-Catholic Priest Breaks Down Exactly Why He Sees ‘No Contradiction’ Between Science and Religion | TheBlaze.com

What happens if the Senate amends the assisted-dying bill? | CTV News

All senators will have the chance to vote on as many as 50 expected proposed changes. The debate on those changes is likely to happen on Wednesday.
Looks like this bill is headed back to the House of Commons.



What happens if the Senate amends the assisted-dying bill? | CTV News

Students walk out of classes after 5 youth suicides in Woodstock, Ont. | CTV News

So I guess this wouldn't be a problem if they just asked their doctor to kill them? In Ontario, the government will even provide the medication for free. Perhaps someone should explain to these students that under the new Ontario policy suicide hotlines will be tasked with referring people to the executioner of their choice rather than trying to talk someone out of killing themselves. They'll then recognize that they've walked out of class for no good reason... at least in the government's eyes.


What a sad state of affairs we've arrived at... 




Students walk out of classes after 5 youth suicides in Woodstock, Ont. | CTV News

Leading cleric says Orthodox Church's 'Vatican II' is a go

Leading cleric says Orthodox Church's 'Vatican II' is a go - Crux Now

Christians renovate Christ's tomb together in sign of unity

Christians renovate Christ's tomb together in sign of unity - Crux Now

No one celebrates gorilla's death, but let's keep our priorities straight

No one celebrates gorilla's death, but let's keep our priorities straight - Crux Now

It Takes Practice to Be a Practicing Catholic

It Takes Practice to Be a Practicing Catholic - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

06 June, 2016

A Marian apparition has been approved in Argentina - and it's a big deal

A Marian apparition has been approved in Argentina - and it's a big deal :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

ARCHBISHOP: Allow doctors to follow their conscience

My column in today's Ottawa Sund ARCHBISHOP: Allow doctors to follow their conscience | ARCHBISHOP | Columnists | via @Linkis_com:

Doctors can’t refuse to help a patient die — no matter what they say

A scary legal opinion! Here's a small part of it:



Granted, some doctors conscientiously object to assisted dying — but if the situation arises, they cannot refuse to help their patients access what is now part of the legal standard of care. Anyway, those doctors whose conscientious objection to assisted death is absolute could always migrate into a specialty where the subject would never come up: radiology, dermatology, pathology, obstetrics, surgery or almost any type of medical research, for example.


Doctors can’t refuse to help a patient die — no matter what they say

Health minister warns of 'patchwork approach' without new doctor-assisted death law

Health minister warns of 'patchwork approach' without new doctor-assisted death law - Politics - CBC News

Pray for Canada: We are fashioning a culture of death and despair. This need not be.

The Reason for Our Hope: Pray for Canada

Leading constitutional expert says assisted dying law unconstitutional

Leading constitutional expert says assisted dying law unconstitutional | CTV News

Philpott tells doctors provincial regulations on doctor-assisted dying do not provide enough clarity

Philpott tells doctors provincial regulations on doctor-assisted dying do not provide enough clarity | CTV News

Pope approves new Vatican department for the Laity, Family, and Life

Pope approves new Vatican department for the Laity, Family, and Life :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Here's what could delay Canada's controversial assisted suicide bill

Here's what could delay Canada's controversial assisted suicide bill :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

An interesting question about the Atomic Bombs and the biblical Flood narrative

Daffey Thoughts: An interesting question about the Atomic Bombs and the biblical Flood narrative

The case against physician-assisted dying - Dr. Will Johnston

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition: Will Johnston: The case against physician-assisted dying

Catholic Church Unfairly Singled Out in Proposed Law on Sex Abuse

Catholic Church Unfairly Singled Out in Proposed Law on Sex Abuse – Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

04 June, 2016

Legalizing assisted suicide endangers the vulnerable

Legalizing assisted suicide endangers the vulnerable | Montreal Gazette

​Canadians: The New Hobbesians - an essay on Canada's rush to legalize euthanasia

The New Hobbesians | Jeffrey Collins and Douglas Farrow | First Things

How to put lipstick on assisted suicide

If someone was on a bridge and wanted to jump, we'd try to save them, right?

Right?

Perhaps it's the violence that makes us shudder. Putting a gun to your head, throwing yourself off a building, slitting your wrists – what if Claflin's character or Maynard chose one of these methods? What would the narrative be then?

But no, taking a lethal dose of barbiturates and passing “in peace” as your vital organs shut down one-by-one makes all the difference. And yet, there is no difference. All we've done is put lipstick on something which, despite our glamorizing attempts, is the same awful, isolated despair.


How to put lipstick on assisted suicide :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Sisters of Life offer a ‘booster shot’ for the Church

Sisters of Life offer a ‘booster shot’ for the Church – CRUX

8 Ways Your Dog is Saying "I Love You": Happily I can report that my two canine companions do each of these things with me. I am a very lucky fellow!

Arditor - 8 Ways Your Dog is Saying "I Love You"

Pope issues motu proprio on removal of Bishops

Extremely important news for the church: Pope Francis has issued a "motu proprio" that provides the mechanism for the swift removal of bishops who covered up sexual abuse or moved around abusive priests. This has long been one of the missing links in the fight against sexual abuse: a mechanism for the removal of bishops. Holding bishops accountable and removing them if they are found to have been negligent in their duties is absolutely paramount. An absolute necessity.

Many Catholics have been angry and frustrated that while priests can be (rightly) removed from ministry after a credible accusation had been lodged, bishops who ignored or covered up the abuse, or shuttled priests from parish to parish, seemed to suffer few consequences. Even on the rare occasion when a bishop resigned or was removed there was no mention of the reasons. This holding of bishops accountable has long been demanded by the People of God. And the Holy Spirit speaks through them.


Pope issues motu proprio on removal of Bishops - Vatican Radio

My 4 biggest problems with religion—and how I solved them

My 4 biggest problems with religion—and how I solved them – For Her

03 June, 2016

Truth from the mouth of the Dalai Lama


In Assisted Suicide Debate, Jean Vanier Calls for Greater Focus on Life

In Assisted Suicide Debate, Jean Vanier Calls for Greater Focus on Life - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Catholic groups believe conscience rights will be respected on assisted suicide: I sincerely hope they are right, but I fear that they will be proven wrong.

Catholic groups believe conscience rights will be respected on assisted suicide

Stephen Colbert and America’s Catholic Comic Moment

Stephen Colbert and America’s Catholic Comic Moment | Daily News | NCRegister.com

Canadian Hospital Declared Euthanasia Free Zone: No Doctors Can Kill Patients in Assisted Suicides

Canadian Hospital Declared Euthanasia Free Zone: No Doctors Can Kill Patients in Assisted Suicides | LifeNews.com

Are There "Lost Sayings" Of Jesus?

Are There "Lost Sayings" Of Jesus? |Blogs | NCRegister.com

It’s time to consign clericalism to the past, where it belongs

It’s time to consign clericalism to the past, where it belongs – CRUX

Abuse scandal shows ‘Hour of Laity’ must include accountability

Abuse scandal shows ‘Hour of Laity’ must include accountability – CRUX

02 June, 2016

The Bible has been translated into emoji for millennials - Seriously?

The Bible has been translated into emoji for millennials - Trending - CBC News

Let the politicians keep talking, Supreme Court already settled death debate: Neil Macdonald

Let the politicians keep talking, Supreme Court already settled death debate: Neil Macdonald - Politics - CBC News

11 Amazing Catholic Scientists You Should Know

11 Amazing Catholic Scientists You Should Know – EpicPew

How I Saved My Marriage: He did it by asking one simple question each morning. Maybe it would work for you?

How I Saved My Marriage

Getting to the Point: Don't Get Cocky, Kid - the latest from Fr. Denis Lemieux from Madonna House

Getting to the Point: Don't Get Cocky, Kid

As bill C-14 moves to Senate, Sudbury doctors debate

As bill C-14 moves to Senate, Sudbury doctors debate - Sudbury - CBC News

Vatican’s Chief Astronomer Says You Can’t Divide the Universe Into “Kirk and Spock”

Vatican’s Chief Astronomer Says You Can’t Divide the Universe Into “Kirk and Spock” - Science - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Me Before You: Dear Hollywood, Why Do You Want Me Dead? 11-year-old wheelchair athlete tells the culture to get over itself.

Me Before You: Dear Hollywood, Why Do You Want Me Dead? - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

01 June, 2016

Assisted death is the new pro-choice: Assisted dying is dredging up the big questions of the abortion debate, for better or worse.

Assisted death is the new pro-choice

Kung-pao diplomacy?

"If the Holy See makes a deal that seems to abandon Chinese democrats on Taiwan, while seeming to turn a blind eye to the pressures intensifying on civil society institutions (including churches) on the mainland, the Church’s evangelical mission is going to be seriously damaged, now and in the future."


Kung-pao diplomacy? - Denver Catholic

Canada Hospital Declares Euthanasia Free Zone

Canada Hospital Declares Euthanasia Free Zone | National Review

Medically assisted dying bill set to pass House of Commons, but uncertain Senate awaits

Medically assisted dying bill set to pass House of Commons, but uncertain Senate awaits - Politics - CBC News

Priesthood in the Real Presence and the Present Absence

Priesthood in the Real Presence and the Present Absence

Getting to the Point: Let's Talk About Chastity

Getting to the Point: Let's Talk About Chastity

How Tears for Gorilla Water Seeds for the Culture of Death

How Tears for Gorilla Water Seeds for the Culture of Death - Society - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

The difference between speaking up and speaking too much

The difference between speaking up and speaking too much – For Her

What Is It About Confession That Bugs Non-Catholics?

What Is It About Confession That Bugs Non-Catholics? - Top Stories - Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

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