O Lord of Hosts, lend strength to your faithful servant in his hour of need. May he find the resolve to bear witness to your truth, and may we in turn take heed from his example even as we mourn the fate that threatens him. Spare him, O Lord – or, if not, stand with him
The Supreme Court has usurped the power of the elected officials that we put into power and have decided to legalize shoot ‘em up sites in Canada.
When you read the details of their ruling about the controversial supervised drug injection site in Vancouver, they actually uphold the law against illegal narcotics that the federal government was invoking to shut down the site. They basically admit that the federal government was within its legal rights to close the shooting gallery. Yet, they still forbid the federal government from doing so because the judges think that the site is good policy and supposedly saves lives. So they’ve clearly moved from a role of interpreting and enforcing the law to a policy-making role. They think they know what’s best for you and me, regardless of which policies we vote for.
“As far as the Catholic Church is concerned, the principal focus of her interventions in the public arena is the protection and promotion of the dignity of the person, and she is thereby consciously drawing particular attention to principles which are not negotiable,” he said.
Among these the following emerge clearly today:
- protection of life in all its stages, from the first moment of conception until natural death;
- recognition and promotion of the natural structure of the family – as a union between a man and a woman based on marriage – and its defence from attempts to make it juridically equivalent to radically different forms of union which in reality harm it and contribute to its destabilization, obscuring its particular character and its irreplaceable social role;
- the protection of the right of parents to educate their children….(Source)
“Being a bishop is not for cowards,” he adds. “Failure of episcopal leadership in the post-Vatican II era has typically not been in the clumsy exercise of power, but in their reluctance to support those who defend authentic Catholic teaching. This trend is passing.” (Source)
If you want to know the state of the Episcopacy over the past 40 years in the Catholic Church, you just read it.
At least the future is looking brighter. When you’re at the bottom, there’s no where to go but up.
What you are about to read does not exist. At least that’s what some influential people would have you believe.
Today we bring you yet another partner that should never have gotten on Development and Peace’s roster because of their violation of Church teaching. For those keeping score at home, this is #51 on the list. You can view the updated tote board here.
As we approach the Plenary Assembly of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (October 17-21), Socon or Bust wants to make sure that the bishops have as complete a list as possible of the dubious partners at D&P. Since there are signs that the bishops are cleaning up D&P, we’d better make sure they don’t miss any dirty spots. Read the rest of this entry »
As a follow-up to yesterday’s story on birth defects, here’s another problem with IVF:
A University of Toronto geneticist is calling for more study of a link between fertility treatment and certain rare genetic disorders, noting that babies born after treatment are up to 10 times more likely to suffer from the conditions — one of which causes serious mental disability. And that is likely just the tip of the iceberg, Dr. Rosanna Weksberg said after addressing Canada’s fertility-medicine community recently.
Dr. Weksberg said she supports in-vitro fertilization and other reproductive-technology procedures, with the “wonderful” benefits they usually bring families, but noted that she is already seeing many fertilitytreatment offspring with one of the conditions show up in her genetics clinic.
Called Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, causing symptoms such as unevenly sized limbs, an enlarged tongue and a high risk of kidney tumours, it occurs in one of every 1,300 such children, compared to one in 13,000 in the general population.
Just goes to show how bloggers are so important to getting at the real story. Too much Koolaid in the Catholic Mainstream Media.
Don’t believe everything you read, just because an organization has money or manpower. They’re all collecting paychecks from “the man”. And if the man tells them to ignore a story…they’ll ignore it….which is why we have the crisis in Catholic journalism we have today.
Little transparency and too much sucking up to “the Club” instead of upholding the Faith and basic virtue.
French doctors are increasingly refusing to do abortions, and look down upon the practice of killing the unborn, according to an unusual confession by a French abortionist published on the prominent blog of medical journalist Martin Winkler. The author, a female abortionist who writes anonymously, says she fears that if current trends are not corrected, the killing of the unborn will be “endangered.” “I think that [abortion] is a medical practice that is ‘tolerated’ more than it is really accepted, even several decades after its legalization, and including in the heart of the medical community,” she writes. “It isn’t rare to hear strongly disagreeable reflections [regarding abortion] on the part of fellow physicians, a sign of little openness of spirit and of tolerance regarding VIP [Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy].”…(Source)
The reality is that “doctors” who perform abortions are seriously disturbed individuals. Even in their heyday, they were generally treated as social outcasts, except, of course, Henry Morgentaler, Canada’s poster boy for abortion, who received the Order of Canada.
A lot of the abortion debate has surrounded “demand” while the supply factor (i.e. doctors who are willing to perform them) has been almost ignored. That’s why now, faced with dwindling numbers of abortionists, the abortion lobby wants to strike conscience clauses from the medical code of ethics. They want to force unwilling doctors to perform abortions. In the name of “choice”, of course.
It’s the end of the line for the abortion industry when it starts to do that. They’ve lost the political and social debate and now they are resorting to thug-like tactics.
Abortion is not normal. And it’s being pushed away by the young doctors who don’t have the baggage of the sexual revolution around their necks like their old colleagues do.
Abortion is being de-mainstreamed and is being pushed back into the back alleys where it really does belong.
Without question, it’s the greatest crime against humanity of all time.
Please take 1 minute and a few cents to call Bev Oda at 613-992-2792 and leave a message letting her know you object to your money going to fund Planned Parenthood anywhere in the world.
CANADA RENEWED PLANNED PARENTHOOD FUNDING
IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED
(These are your tax dollars.)
SHOCKING NEWS: CBC news just released an article that states that Canada will give $6 million dollars to Planned Parenthood International, which will provide sexual and reproductive health services, including abortions and abortion counselling in five developing countries where abortion is illegal – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Mali, Sudan and Tanzania. Click here to read the full article.
International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda approved the proposal by the International Planned Parenthood Federation. The IPPF went around the issue of abortion by asking for money for sex education and contraception services. This is contrary to the Federal governments’ commitment at the G8 Summit last year to improve maternal health in developing countries, abortion free! Something that 4MYC (YOU) prayed so hard to ensure, that LIFE was protected! Click here to review results of your prayers.
WHAT CAN WE DO?
We are asking Canadians to take part in the following action points below, and then kindly ask 3 of your friends to do the same! There is potential for over 3,000 voices to be heard on the Hill and an even greater potential for millions of babies’ lives (globally) to be saved. Let’s do it!
3. CALL (most effective) Bev Oda’s office at 613-992-2792. Politely but firmly say you disapprove of tax dollars funding overseas abortions, and are extremely disappointed that the government is going back on their word from the G8 summit when they said they would not fund overseas abortions. Let them know that this decision will reflect how you vote, volunteer, and donate in the next election. Your voice is powerful, and taking the time to call and speak to a live person will make a big difference.
Did you know that in 2006, 1 out of every 3 Canadians was a baby boomer? All of the stats are showing that Ontario is rapidly aging and this is going to cause many problems for our health care system and pension programs, not to mention other social services and the economy.
Did you ever wonder why this is happening? It’s because of abortion, and we’re paying for it too. It’s time for Ontarians to stop the funding of non-essential services.
On October 6, vote for the only pro-life Party, the Family Coalition Party.
“What the IVF industry is doing is creating a population of sick babies … that is impacting all society,” he said after his address to the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society conference.
“If it’s so obvious the practice is doing harm, why do people still do it? I haven’t got the answer to that.”
In a medical field fraught with controversy, the creation of countless twins, triplets and beyond is perhaps the most pressing issue. The number of multiple births in Canada surged 45% to almost 12,000 a year between 1991 and 2008, according to Statistics Canada, even as the number of single births dropped. Often born early and at a low weight, multiples are at much greater risk of delivery complications and birth defects. (Source).
But it gets worse. Multiples are not the only source of problems for IVF babies. Come back to read tomorrow’s article.