Archive for July, 2010

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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 »

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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The slanderous statements that have been retracted were: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.

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Today, the Ayatollahs come in all shapes and sizes…most notably the government secular ones who try and force sodomy into the education system.


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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.

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It’s so uplifting to see a clergyman clearly and charitably stating the truth.  May God bless him.

Santiago, Chile, Jul 27, 2010 / 03:02 pm (EWTN News)

The prefect emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, Cardinal Jorge Medina Estevez, asserted this week that the Church distinguishes between homosexual tendencies and practices, with the latter being unacceptable because they go against human nature.

During Mass Sunday at a parish in the Chilean city of Vina del Mar, Cardinal Medina explained that science has not determined the origin of homosexual tendencies. “The Church distinguishes between homosexual tendencies and homosexual practices. If someone has a homosexual tendency, it is a defect, like missing an eye, a hand or a foot. But when it comes to sexual practices among people of the same sex, this is not acceptable,” he said.

As a priest, he continued, “I have helped many people with this issue. I have known some who have reformed,” and others who “have had this tendency their whole lives but who have never given in to it.” The cardinal added that this is very difficult and requires “great effort.”

Regarding same-sex “marriage,” approved recently in Argentina, the cardinal said that same-sex “marriages” are “contrary to the laws of God and no human law can go against God’s law.

“If a human law goes against the law of God … it is a violation, something that is of no benefit to society,” Cardinal Medina stated. “I hope that something similar does not happen here in Chile. If it is proposed here in Chile, we bishops will speak out loudly and forcefully.” (Source)

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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?

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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.

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A great example, even if it’s politically incorrect.

Out with the communists!

Communists angry after Kerala bishops urge vote for ‘God-fearing’ candidates

July 21, 2010

Bishops in Kerala– the southwestern Indian state that has been the Church’s stronghold in India since its evangelization by St. Thomas the Apostle– told the faithful in a July 18 pastoral letter to vote for “good, capable, and God-fearing” candidates.

The bishops’ letter prompted a rebuke from Thomas Isaac, the state’s Communist finance minister, who accused the bishops of “meddling in politics.” The Communist Party of India has more members in Kerala than in any other Indian state.

“We are not against religion but we will resist the move of religious leaders interfering in politics,” said Isaac. (Source)

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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!

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It’s encouraging to see so many young people celebrating the Resurrection!

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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.

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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 »

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Watch this amazing story of Janet Boynes.  It’s very inspiring how she overcame so many obstacles in her life.

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From the Mail Online.  Abortion=bad.  Breastfeeding=good.

An abortion can triple a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer in later life, researchers say. A team of scientists made the claim while carrying out research into how breastfeeding can protect women from developing the killer disease. While concluding that breastfeeding offered significant protection from cancer, they also noted that the highest reported risk factor in developing the disease was abortion. Other factors included the onset of the menopause and smoking. The findings, published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, are the latest research to show a link between abortion and breast cancer. The research was carried out by scientists at the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka. It is the fourth epidemiological study to report such a link in the past 14 months, with research in China, Turkey and the U.S. showing similar conclusions. (Source)

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The video below shares a very uplifting story and illustrates the power of the prayer of priests. Four priests positioned themselves at the four corners of an abortion facility in Illinois and started praying a powerful prayer of exorcism.  Interesting stuff started to happen almost immediately.  Watching the video below.  Two key points to take away from this incident: Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s great to see people mobilize to defend an innocent man who was unjustly dismissed by autocratic thugs.  Keep up the good work.  We need more of this.

By Kathleen Gilbert

URBANA, Illinois, July 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A University of Illinois professor fired for explaining the Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality has gathered several thousands of students, alumni, and others – including the head of the the University’s atheist club – demanding that the Catholic professor be reinstated. (Source)

The university will be investigating the firing of Dr. Kenneth Howell.  I suggest you drop them a line to put in your 2 cents worth:

Office of Public Affairs
(217) 333-5010
publicaffairs@illinois.edu

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Many people have the impression that the Catholic Church thinks sex is bad.  This belief may have been reinforced by some over-reactions by members of the Church to the abuses of sexuality that have occurred in the last 50 years.  However, the Church actually teaches that sexual union, when properly understood, is very good.  It is sacred, beautiful and glorious! Read the rest of this entry »

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This says it all.


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Hmmm…  This sounds awfully familiar…  But I can’t seem to connect the dots…

By Peter J. Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With Kenya’s pivotal referendum on a new pro-abortion constitution just a few weeks away, three pro-life congressmen have brought forward more evidence that the U.S. federal government has heavily invested in procuring the approval of the document – to the tune of $28 million. The U.S. has also enlisted pro-abortion groups to convince Kenyans to approve the constitution, they said, despite the existence of federal laws prohibiting such activity. (Source)

Ah yes!  Of course!  Isn’t this the same as what Development and Peace is doing in many countries of the Global South?  I.e. funding pro-abortion groups that are lobbying to overturn legislation in order to legalize abortion?  We’ve certainly seen it in the Philippines, Peru, El Salvador and East Timor, to name a few off the top of my head.

Actually, in the case of East Timor, the pro-aborts succeeded and abortion was legalized under some circumstances in June 2009.  The blood of those babies is on our hands.

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