Archive for August, 2010

Interesting discussion over at Saint Joseph’s Young Adult Faith Community between me and Dr. John Baglow who runs Dawg’s Blog.  He and I go way back to March 25, 2008 when we both attended a “Canadian Heresy Trial” hosted by our notorious Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.  Of course, secularists are generally not honest enough to admit that that’s what they have going on under the guise of “human rights” racket, but alas,  a rose by any other name….
 
 
  1. The Catholic faith cannot support homosexual acts because they are a species of contraceptive sex.


    It’s not JUST about homosexuality. It’s about the very nature of the sexual act which, obviously, involves heterosexuals too.


    Contraceptive sex, whether by same-sex or opposite-sex partners, is immoral.


    4 Catholic Reasons to Oppose Homosexuality: http://www.socon.ca/?p=9161


    John Baglow says:

  2. Just curious, as a non-Catholic. The Church once supported the burning of heretics. And slavery. And racial segregation. And creationism. No doubt the traditionalists grumbled when these things were abandoned. But move on the Church did.


    Why can the traditionalists here not see that time will not stand still for them? When did homosexuality get officially denounced by the Church? Why must that denunciation stay in place forever? And I repeat: Christ Himself said nothing whatsoever on the subject. Read the rest of this entry »

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All those religious red-necks.  I bet the liberals and atheists are soiling themselves.

Bring on the November elections!

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As we’ve noted earlier, St. Joseph’s Young Adult Faith Community (affiliated with St. Joseph’s parish of Ottawa) is participating in Sunday’s Gay Pride parade in Ottawa.  They’re also recruiting participants to join them.

I’d like to do some recruiting of my own to document this event for the benefit of our Archbishop.

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As far back as 1986, then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger called out the threat of homosexual totalitarianism which is now bearing down on society.  As Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the future Pope would warn his fellow bishops of the political risk of not boldly proclaiming the Church’s teaching on homosexuality.  They didn’t listen. Today, we have gay “marriage”.  Tomorrow, the Church will be underground – because the bishops are still not listening or teaching.

….increasing numbers of people today, even within the Church, are bringing enormous pressure to bear on the Church to accept the homosexual condition as though it were not disordered and to condone homosexual activity. Those within the Church who argue in this fashion often have close ties with those with similar views outside it. These latter groups are guided by a vision opposed to the truth about the human person, which is fully disclosed in the mystery of Christ. They reflect, even if not entirely consciously, a materialistic ideology which denies the transcendent nature of the human person as well as the supernatural vocation of every individual. The Church’s ministers must ensure that homosexual persons in their care will not be misled by this point of view, so profoundly opposed to the teaching of the Church. But the risk is great and there are many who seek to create confusion regarding the Church’s position, and then to use that confusion to their own advantage.

The movement within the Church, which takes the form of pressure groups of various names and sizes, attempts to give the impression that it represents all homosexual persons who are Catholics. As a matter of fact, its membership is by and large restricted to those who either ignore the teaching of the Church or seek somehow to undermine it. It brings together under the aegis of Catholicism homosexual persons who have no intention of abandoning their homosexual behaviour. One tactic used is to protest that any and all criticism of or reservations about homosexual people, their activity and lifestyle, are simply diverse forms of unjust discrimination. There is an effort in some countries to manipulate the Church by gaining the often well-intentioned support of her pastors with a view to changing civil-statutes and laws. This is done in order to conform to these pressure groups’ concept that homosexuality is at least a completely harmless, if not an entirely good, thing. Even when the practice of homosexuality may seriously threaten the lives and well-being of a large number of people, its advocates remain undeterred and refuse to consider the magnitude of the risks involved. The Church can never be so callous. It is true that her clear position cannot be revised by pressure from civil legislation or the trend of the moment. But she is really concerned about the many who are not represented by the pro-homosexual movement and about those who may have been tempted to believe its deceitful propaganda. She is also aware that the view that homosexual activity is equivalent to, or as acceptable as, the sexual expression of conjugal love has a direct impact on society’s understanding of the nature and rights of the family and puts them in jeopardy.  (Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons, 8-9)    

In order to counter some of the distortions and manipulations of Catholic teaching surrounding the issue of homosexuality, I am presenting four simple reasons (with the associated evidence ) of why Catholics must oppose the normalization of homosexuality in our society.  The reasons given below are from a Catholic perspective.  While there are many valid secular reasons for opposing the acceptance of homosexuality, the following analysis is limited to arguing against the practice solely from a Catholic point of view.  It is not primarly meant to convince a non-Catholic who, naturally, does not accept the Church’s teaching authority.  Read the rest of this entry »

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40 Days for Life is an international campaign of prayer and peaceful witness outside of the world’s abortion mills to highlight and defeat the scourge of abortion in our time. There have now been five coordinated 40 Days for Life campaigns in Ottawa, beginning in the Autumn of  2007 until now.  These efforts have mobilized people of faith and conscience in 240 cities across all 50 of the United States, five Canadian provinces, plus locations in Europe and Australia. Thousands of lives have been saved!  After so many years of legalized abortion, many people of faith are experiencing a renewed sense of HOPE!

This 40 Day campaign begins September 22 and lasts until October 31.

Be part of the greatest civil rights movement of all time and  register your participation in the campaign today! 

40 Days for Life starts September 22 in 239 locations

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Teams in a record 239 locations in the US, Canada, Australia, England, Northern Ireland and Denmark are now preparing for 40 Days for Life campaigns from September 22 to October 31.

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The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is facing a critical test of support among the US bishops this week, CWN has learned.

All members of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have been asked to respond by Friday, August 27, to a confidential report on the CCHD. The document—“The Review and Renewal of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development”—was prepared in response to bishops’ concerns that the CCHD has strayed from its original and become too closely involved with radical political movements. Read the rest of this entry »

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Don’t forget to get out and vote in the Municipal elections this October…especially for Catholic School Trustee.

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SPISSKE, PODHRADIE, Slovakia, August 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – MUST READ Excerpts from Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput’s address to the 15th symposium for the Canon Law Association of Slovakia on Tuesday:

Today’s secularizers have learned from the past.  They are more adroit in their bigotry; more elegant in their public relations; more intelligent in their work to exclude the Church and individual believers from influencing the moral life of society. Over the next several decades, Christianity will become a faith that can speak in the public square less and less freely.  A society where faith is prevented from vigorous public expression is a society that has fashioned the state into an idol. And when the state becomes an idol, men and women become the sacrificial offering….

Read the whole article.

If we had frank talk like this from our bishops many years ago, we would not be in the position we’re in today.


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…from the that’s kind of obvious files.

culture shift for feminist women?

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A revolution and war is coming in the Catholic Church

Or we don’t really believe what we profess. 

In China, the faithful smell out a phony, get up, and walk when he shows up. 

…It is true that the government gave the go ahead for these ordinations after a period of closure and it is true that Beijing is well aware and agree that these ordinations have the approval of the Holy See. The point is that now Beijing can not do otherwise, without the approval of the Holy See, a Chinese bishop can not celebrate, he is no longer respected by the faithful, if he presents himself in a church, the faithful leave.  Ma Yinglin is the very proof of this.  In his own diocese of Kunming, he has only a few dozen who follow him, most of whom are paid with money or favours to attend ceremonies…. (Source)

Perhaps it’s time for Catholics in North America to petition Rome for alternative oversight.  We have too many “Ma Yinglins” – bishops who have long sold out to what the government and the culture want.  

At least China has an underground Church.  Can we have one too?

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A few days ago, John posted a story about St. Joseph’s Young Adult Faith Community seeking to recruit participants for the annual Pride parade in Ottawa on August 29th.  An anonymous person from St. Joe’s parish actually posted a comment on that post claiming that homosexuality is not a sin.  This may be true for homosexual attraction, if the individual does not follow up with homosexual behaviour or lust.  But homosexual behaviour itself is a no brainer.  Feel free to join the discussion in the comments section of that post. Please be respectful.

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McGuinty’s poison pill for Ontario schools
by Father Alphonse de Valk, Catholic Insight (republished with permission)

“No to McGuinty” reads June’s editorial. The July/August, message was “Alarm bells are ringing for your children.” In May, Catholic Insight published, “The rising polyamorous culture is out to get your children” (pp.16-18), and in January we are on record as saying that “Ontario Education Minister Kathleen Wynne is going headlong against the teaching of the Church” (“Ontario government’s initiative would force Catholic Schools to violate Church teaching,” Life Site News, Jan 7, 2010) . How serious is all this? What is the context? Read the rest of this entry »

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Although they do butcher the pronunciation of his name.  :-P


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Fr. Raymond Gravel of Joliette seems to have a kindred spirit in the neighbouring diocese of Trois-Rivières: a Deacon named Robert Hotte.  Deacon Hotte is also making a name for himself in the Quebec media by denouncing Catholic teaching.

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The priest in charge of St. Blaise Church in Vodnjan in Istria has expelled over 6,000 visitors in the past couple of years for inappropriate behaviour and indecent exposure.

The church – located several kilometres from Pula – is well-known for the mummified bodies of three saints and more than 350 relics, and Marijan Jelinic is committed to making sure it gets the respect it deserves.

“We remove around 2,000 tourists from the premises annually. This year, we have already expelled 1,000.” The visitors are usually “distanced” from the premises for not respecting the dress code that forbids clothing that is too short or revealing.

But some locals are unhappy about Jelinic’s methods. “It is not right. He is too strict and that makes younger people, especially, distance themselves from the church,” local resident Nevia Mirkovic said.

Jelinic earned the wrath of some locals when he kicked out a BBC crew for lights that he believed would damage the relics.

Local resident Livio Belci believes that the priest should adjust his methods in view of new times and ideas, the daily Vecernji List has reported. (Source)

Mass sometimes looks like a beach party.  Good for the priest.

There is a reason why we have sacred spaces.  It teaches us that there are somethings which BELONG TO ANOTHER WORLD. 

Therefore, we should not dress like surf’s up when approaching the holy of holies.

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Don’t miss the Ottawa Gay Pride Parade!

St. Joseph’s Young Adult Faith Community (University Mass at Ottawa’s St. Joseph Parish), affiliated with St. Joseph’s parish (see last link on side menu), is going to be there.

How about you and your faith community?

Will you be the pseudo-Catholic hypocrites and sodomy-pushers that God has called you to be?

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…comes COURAGEOUS

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