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Get Ready for Genetically Modified Kids

NCRegister | Get Ready for Genetically Modified Kids

A message to ISIS from the people of the cross

Dad gets parental rights: Shockingly, law not on side of a woman who used turkey baster to impregnate herself | National Post

Yes... you read that right... a 'turkey baster'! The best comment that accompanied this news story is even better:  "Memo to all her friends: do not attend Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner at her house ..." You know the drill. Click on the link below if you want to read the rest of the article and the hilarious comments that follow. Dad gets parental rights: Shockingly, law not on side of a woman who used turkey baster to impregnate herself | National Post

The world is going to 'hell in a handbasket' - end of April edition

Reading the news can be hazardous to one’s sense of hope for us as a species or as a just and vibrant culture. This past couple of weeks offered a perfect illustration of this with two stories. One dealing an imprisoned priest fighting to clear his name while the other deals with two chimpanzees named Hercules and Leo . Fr. Gordon MacRae has been in prison in the United States for the past 20 years. The crimes for which he was accused and convicted are claimed to have occurred when he was between 25 and 30 years old. Brought with no evidence or corroboration whatsoever, the claims were accompanied by lawsuits settled by his Diocese for hundreds of thousands of dollars despite evidence of fraud. Father MacRae maintains his innocence of these crimes, and could have left prison 16 years ago had he accepted any of the “plea deals” presented to him before trial. In the years since the panic-driven and selective release of files and other accumulated claims and demands for money – but n

The Critics Rave! - by Mark Shea

As a guy who's done a bit of chatting about the Catholic Faith with folks, one of the things that has struck me over the years is the sheer fecundity of the human mind in giving reasons not to be Catholic. To a young Catholic or a new convert, such overwhelming fertility in repudiating the Faith can be rather daunting. A trip to an Internet list group, for example, can be a bit like drinking from a fire hose of anti-Catholic rhetoric. One can simply be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of it all. This is, however, all to the good for the intrepid Catholic who takes seriously the fact that "in everything God works for the good with those who love him" (Romans 8:28). So when life serves you lemons, make lemonade! I do so by keeping careful track of reasons not to believe. Read more:

Clarke, council should forget prayer at work - Letter to the Editor - Cape Breton Post

The same day the Supreme Court of Canada ordered the city council of Saguenay, Que., to stop praying inside its council chambers, Cape Breton Regional Municipality Mayor Cecil Clarke announced: “One way or another we will do the prayer, and if I have to do that prayer in a public hallway outside of the chamber, that’s what I’ll do.” Click on link below to read entire article: Clarke, council should forget prayer at work - Letter to the Editor - Cape Breton Post

The abyss of mercy | Crux

“Mercy of God” is one of the most prominent themes in Christian understandings of God, it’s also the most problematic. Simply put, how can a merciful God allow so much human suffering?" The abyss of mercy | Crux

Last month of life costs health-care system $14K on average: report | National Post

I have been arguing that with the advent of legalized euthanasia and Doctor-Assisted Suicide we would see the building of 'evidence' to convince Canadians that there will need to be a mandatory system of obligated death enforced across the land. I've pointed to the editorial published by the American Medical Association in last year's journal arguing that there needs to be a 'cut-off age' after which medical procedures designed to extend life should be established. (The authors suggested either 65 or 70 years of age would be an appropriate point in a person's life to cut them off from life-saving procedures.) I've pointed out as well the new policy of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario which is trying to extinguish the rights of its membership from refusing to materially cooperate in procuring death services for their patients as another step in turning physicians from agents of health into instruments of death. Now we see articles lik

Does God Exist? A YouTube video with theoretical physicist Michio Kaku

There's truth... and then there's TRUTH! This is an excellent example of the latter.

An Easter treat - A tribute version of Highway to Heaven