Archive for July, 2010
On July 28, Statistics Canada released new data on the main causes of death in Canada for 2006, the most recent year available. When looking at the table of leading causes of death for all age groups combined, we read that the #1 cause of death is malignant neoplasms, i.e. cancer. However, their table did not include abortion deaths for obvious political reasons. So where would abortion rank in this table? Read the rest of this entry »
Paycheck in Development & Peace
TORONTO, July 30, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The newly released edition of Canada’s Catholic Register includes the letter of apology to Campaign Life Coalition (CLC) by the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development & Peace (D&P), the official development arm of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. D&P issued the letter in response to a threat of legal action by CLC after D&P made a number of slanderous statements about the national pro-life organization in a 10-page Question and Answer document.
The letter, signed by D&P executive director Michael Casey, apologizes for the statements and retracts them unreservedly. The letter appears in full on the back page of the current edition of the Catholic Register.
The slanderous statements that have been retracted were:
- “These groups are part of the far right wing fringe element of North American society and have themselves been associated with groups and individuals who have resorted to violence to publicize their cause and achieve their objectives.”
- “These single-issue militant advocacy groups, particularly those focusing on anti-abortion advocacy, continuously misrepresent facts and distort reality to serve their purpose.”
Responding to these statements, the D&P letter states: “DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE acknowledges that any inferred or implied references to Campaign Life Coalition in these quotations are false, and we unreservedly retract these comments. We extend our sincere apologies to Campaign Life Coalition for any embarrassment that this document may have caused.”
After the letter is reproduced in the Register, CLC comments: “CLC thanks D&P for setting the record straight.”
To see all the LSN coverage of the D&P controversy click here.
Today, the Ayatollahs come in all shapes and sizes…most notably the government secular ones who try and force sodomy into the education system.
Squeaker in Eco-Frauds
It seems the climate change fear-mongerers have tripped themselves up with exaggerated claims. It’s not unusual for us to read headlines about a certain region warming faster than everywhere else on Earth. Typically, such articles refer to the Arctic and are accompanied by cataclysmic predictions of rising water levels. However, nowadays, it seems that scientists from virtually every region on Earth are claiming that their region is warming faster than everywhere else, which is simply not possible.
Squeaker in Homosexuality
It’s so uplifting to see a clergyman clearly and charitably stating the truth. May God bless him.
Squeaker in Homosexuality, International Politics, Socialism
Just when you thought the world couldn’t get any crazier, we break a new record on the dumb-ometer. It’s worse than dumb. It’s outright evil.
In Spain, a TV network called Intereconomia has just been fined by the socialist government for ads that allegedly “attack the dignity” of homosexuals. Sounds pretty serious, eh? So what horrible things did the TV network show in its ads? After all, as Christians, we may disagree with the homosexual lifestyle, but we still want to show them respect. So what heinous ads did the TV network show?
Squeaker in CCCB, Development & Peace, Pro-Life Activism
At the end of their last Plenary Assembly, on October 23, 2009, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops expressed their desire to be more involved in pro-life work. That was welcome news at the time. However, last week marked 9 months since that lofty promise and we haven’t seen much action. On the contrary, we’ve seen regression. That being said, it’s still not too late to move forward.
Just when you think you’ve seen it all…
A great example, even if it’s politically incorrect.
Out with the communists!
Ain’t this the truth?
Think of all of the Catholic scandals that have been exposed and the frauds that have been busted.
Viva the internet!
It’s encouraging to see so many young people celebrating the Resurrection!
Squeaker in Catholic Scandals
In an earlier post, we looked at how Fr. Raymond Gravel butchered the Church’s teaching on the Eucharist. Today we gain some insight into his views of Truth and Divine Revelation. Once again, we’ll rely Fr. Gravel’s own words.
Squeaker in Euthanasia
Parliamentarians, who defeated a bill to legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide last spring, are now stuyding what pushes people to want to kill themselves in order to develop positive alternatives, such as palliative care, support for people with disabilities and the elderly. This is a hugely encouraging development, another sign that pro-life forces are shaking things up. Read the rest of this entry »