16 July, 2017

How could ordinary men be capable of such evil? The last Nazi prosecutor has an answer.

Last Nazi prosecutor on evil---Aleteia

More evidence of the culture of death that's flourishing at the Pontiac Hospital in Shawville


I wanted to highlight this comment that was posted to my earlier post:  "We live in dangerous times... at least that is if you're sick enough to need hospitalization". It demonstrates that the culture of death which seems to have taken over our community hospital in Shawville QC is indeed a real and present danger to the elderly, the vulnerable and the seriously ill. Please note the quote from the physicians in response to the demand for treatment on the part of the patient and his POA (power of attorney): 
"I told this doctor and her replacement on hospital rotation that it was his decision and mine as POA. They both said no that it was up to the doctor to decide..." 
Such a remark is only possible because we have erased the prohibition against taking an innocent life via the legalization of euthanasia and the moral values of doctors who are quickly becoming warped into agents of death rather than promoters and protectors of life. Such a deformation of a doctor's role is only possible in a culture that no longer respects the value of life and the express wishes of patients to be treated. 

It deeply saddens me to say that we have every reason to be afraid of doctors these days, especially when we become sick in our later years and have need of hospitalization. 

Read the comment for yourself and come to your own conclusion as to whether or not you believe I am being an 'alarmist' (as some health care professionals have alleged) or if indeed we are seeing the emergence of a culture of death in our Shawville hospital - a culture that we must fight if we are to be guaranteed the right to life if that is our wish. If it's happening in a small hospital in rural Quebec, it most certainly is happening elsewhere as well.

Father Tim: A friend of mine shared your eloquent article as I too was struggling with this same issue at the Shawville Hospital for an elderly relative who also had a bladder infection.By the time I realized that when the doctor said she would keep him comfortable she meant pain medication and had no intention of giving an antibiotic for a bladder infection, I argued for treatment.She told me, in front of him, he was going to die...and die soon.I had a rigourous discussion with her and she finally backed down and gave him an antibiotic.He is now placed in long term care and will have a new doctor. He has been able to resume bladder function and is walking again with assistance.I told this doctor and her replacement on hospital rotation that it was his decision and mine as POA.They both said no that it was up to the doctor to decide in their opinion the best course of action or apparently if you are over 80 inaction.I am encouraged by the progress the patient has made but will remqain chilled at the treatment he received.If you do not have a strong advocate beside you questioning and checking each medical decision I fear you are quietly rushed to your death in the Pontiac.

Science Is Great, but It's Not Always Enough

Science Is Great, but It's Not Always Enough | Catholic Answers

'From What Is Left Over' by Rémi Brague

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13 July, 2017

Woman emails colleagues about mental health day... and the response from her boss is perfect.

Woman emails colleagues about mental health day--Aleteia

Jesuit journal close to pope says "Manichean vision" behind Trump

Jesuit journal close to pope says "Manichean vision" behind Trump

Making parishes more personal by making personal parishes

Making parishes more personal by making personal parishes

As an astronaut, an engineer and a woman, Julie Payette will make her mark as governor general

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The Sufis: Islam’s Anti-Terrorists

The Sufis: Islam’s Anti-Terrorists | Public Discourse

Awkward? Or Wise? : The latest from George Weigel

Awkward? Or Wise? | George Weigel | First Things

4 Keys to Discerning God's Will, In One Infographic

4 Keys to Discerning God's Will, In One Infographic | ChurchPOP

Catholic Collapse in Australia Even Worse Than It Looks -- and Bishops are to blame (?)

RORATE CÆLI: Guest Op-Ed: Catholic Collapse in Australia Even Worse Than It Looks -- and Bishops are to blame

11 July, 2017

God's unified field: For Albert Einstein, "The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible."

God's unified field

Charlie Gard and the Age of “Do Harm” Medicine

Charlie Gard and the Age of “Do Harm” Medicine | ncregister.com

The West and What Comes After: A column by Ross Douthat of The New York Times

The West and What Comes After - The New York Times

Father James Martin s.j. Explains His Vision Regarding ‘LGBT’ Catholics

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A Tragedy Either Way: The Cardinal Pell case

A Tragedy Either Way | Philippa Martyr | First Things

Are priests being targeted in Mexico? Another priest is shot and killed there.

Are priests being targeted in Mexico?--Aleteia

Why monks and nuns wear different colors

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07 July, 2017

Charlie Gard situations have happened here too

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Spider-Man: Homecoming - A movie review

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Democrats’ Religion Problem: Progressivism & Faith Inherently Contradictory | National Review



Progressivism has always been premised on the notion that man has a changeable nature and thus is able to achieve perfection during his time on earth. As a result, progressives consistently maintain that government is responsible for transforming men and women into perfect creatures. They develop programs and reforms suited not for man as he is, but for man as he ought to be (and, progressives would argue, for man as he could become, with the right societal structures).
Against that idea, most religious believers contend that man is flawed by his very nature and incapable of perfecting himself without the help of God, and that perfection is in fact unattainable during earthly life. While sects and denominations differ vastly, religion itself — and indeed any dependence on a Creator — is a direct contradiction to the progressive conception of man as changeable and perfectible. 
In short, progressivism and religion — understood as a fundamental reliance on God rather than on oneself or on other men — are inherently incompatible. 





Democrats’ Religion Problem: Progressivism & Faith Inherently Contradictory | National Review

Joaquín Navarro-Valls, spokesman and image-maker for Pope John Paul II, dies at 80

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06 July, 2017

Scientists find way to delete memories associated with traumatic events (YIKES! Is this a good thing or bad news?)

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Should parents blame themselves when kids leave the faith?

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Bishop Barron’s Roadmap for the New Evangelization

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And now for something truly bizarre - We need to talk about the future of sex robots, experts say

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Pastoring Pastors: A priest writes about the needs of priests in times of stress and change in their lives

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In Charlie Gard’s case, a basic moral principle: should the state decide?

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04 July, 2017

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Dolan: Pell's response to abuse charges shows 'mettle of a great man'

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Nigerian Catholic Community Defies Pope Francis, Insists On Removal Of Bishop

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A 4th of July Meditation on the Paradox that Freedom Can Only Exist Within Limits by Msgr. Charles Pope

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Time Magazine Reinvents the Priesthood

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Facebook as Church by Mark Bauerlein of First Things

Facebook as Church | Mark Bauerlein | First Things

01 July, 2017

Residential schools seen as ‘major black mark’ in Canadian religious history: poll

Residential schools seen as ‘major black mark’ in Canadian religious history: poll | National Post

Euthanasia pioneer provides new information concerning euthanasia in the Netherlands.

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Canadians think religion does more harm than good, latest poll says

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'Extreme' abortion push in UK prompts outcry from doctors

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Is there a future for Catholic doctors?

Medicine and Catholicism--Aleteia

Charlie Gard case raises questions about medical treatment and parental rights

Charlie Gard must be allowed to die, European court rules--Aleteia

Do not put your trust in doctors

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