So, Prime Minister Stephen Harper “there’s-not-going-to-be-a-debate-no-way-no-how” plan hasn’t really worked out that way. The debate is here, Steve, so you need to deal with it…now and in the future. I’m sure there’ll be at least 2 other Bills coming round your way before your 4 year term is up.
Anyhow, Gordon O’Connor, one of his Ministers, has stepped up for the pro-abort side to offer the same lame arguments that have not changed since the ’60s – except this time he did it in Parliament.
You have to wonder just how long these arguments can withstand some basic logic and basic science, but I’m not complaining because he’s been useful in creating “the debate”, if only to make Harper look completely unreasonable and flakey on the most pressing moral issue of the day. It’s bizarre.
You gave away some intelligence, Hippie. That’s not very smart in this war. Now I can use it.
Your boyfriend is a practicing Catholic? Really? Are you supposed to be involved with the enemy like this? There is even more hope for you than I thought. There’s a big hole in your defenses, Hippie, and one which I will be exploiting in the months and years to come (this isn’t minor 30 day committment). Read the rest of this entry »
After months of pro-life protests and opposition, PepsiCo has indicated it will no longer contract with biotech firm Senomyx Inc., which uses cells from a baby killed in an abortion to conduct flavor testing. The second largest beverage company in the world contracted with the firm in a $30 million deal in August 2010 and once Debi Vinnedge of the pro-life group Children of God for Life uncovered the connection, numerous pro-life groups, including LifeNews, joined together to promote a boycott of Pepsi until it ends the Senomyx contract. Vinnedge informed LifeNews today of Pepsi’s decision and hailed it as a major breakthrough and achievement by thousands of concerned consumers who have been writing and boycotting PepsiCo beverages since last May….(Source)
I’ve been buying Diet Coke for a long time, but I much prefer Diet Pepsi. Now that Pepsi is Pro-Life (by dumping Senomyx), I don’t have any problem going back.
See? Boycotts work. We have to keep up the pressure.
Abortion as a business decision? It just doesn’t make any sense anymore. Too hot to handle. And it can sure lose a company lots of money. I hope this decision by PepsiCo gets broadcast far and wide across Corporate America.
These companies don’t want to be seen as the new Slave Traders and Human Traffickers.
Notwithstanding, Catherine was fearless in exposing and criticizing the failures of priests and bishops. In fact, she is so indelicate in her criticism that portions of the Dialogue—such as chapter 121, on homosexuality among the clergy—have been excised from various editions of the work…
In one of one of her most unusual mystical experiences, Catherine is told by the Lord that the reform of the Church will happen with the appointment of new bishops “and other zealous ones.” Her disciple Caffarini recounts another of Catherine’s visions, which occurred on Christmas night, in which the Blessed Virgin hands her Child to Catherine, who then
takes him in her arms; then, as she had seen the Mother do, she puts her cheek on that of his. The Newborn had on his breast and from his side a vine full of mature grapes. Big dogs came and bit them off with their teeth and brought them to some puppies who ate all the grapes and were full. [Catherine] meanwhile prayed unceasingly for herself, for her spiritual father, for the reform of the Church, for all sinners, and she bathed the body of the holy Child in her tears. The Lord revealed to her with that vision the reform she desired, showing her that the big dogs represented the new members of the Church, that is to say the good prelates and other zealous ones appointed to renew it….
Those Catholic women, I tell ya. They have absolutely no influence on the Church.
This is a very good article to reflect on, considering the times we live in. I see the solution is the same today as it was back then: the appointment of new bishops which is already starting to happen in Canada at a brisk pace.
And when the house is cleaned out, there won’t be any mercy for the Devil when the Church arises from these dark times.
As you know, Stephen Woodworth’s Motion M-312 is generating a lot of discussion about the beginnings of human life.
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“The decision whether or not to terminate a pregnancy is essentially a moral decision and in a free and democratic society, the conscience of the individual must be paramount to that of the state,” O’Connor said. (Source)
The conscience is above the State, but it is not above the natural law. It is not above the moral law which says that no one may murder.
But then again, we know where O’Connor is getting this conscience thing, don’t we?
In light of the Archbishop of Montréal’s decision to aggressively promote the Earth Day protests – by having all the churches in the diocese ring their bells and asking every parish to exhort their faithful to join the protest – I felt compelled to drop him a friendly little note. The original French is at the bottom of this message. Read the rest of this entry »
Speaking in the House of Commons’ first hour of debate on Motion 312, Tory MP Stephen Woodworth said: “Canadians expect parliamentarians to embody that courage, that strength, that principled quest for the truth. Will we be seen as bold for the sake of truth, or as fearful? We can trust Canadians to embrace the truth with us.”
MP Stephen Woodworth speaking at the National March for Life on Parliament Hill in 2011.
The Kitchener MP has called on Parliament to establish a special committee to re-examine section 223 of the Criminal Code, a 400-year-old provision inherited from British common law that states a child only becomes a “human being” once he or she has fully proceeded from the womb.
“How many Canadians believe that birth is a moment of magical transformation that changes a child from a non-human to a human being?” he asked in the House Thursday. “Perhaps that ancient definition made sense when leeches and bloodletting were standard medical practices, but does it make medical sense in the 21st century?”…
“If basic rights can be denied to even one vulnerable person, they can be denied to anyone,” he said. “If we accept a law that decrees some human beings are not human, the question that must be asked is: Who is next?”… (Source)
To answer his question above: “anyone who is a burden or in the way” – the handicapped, the elderly, undesirable infants. Anyone who doesn’t fit the lifestyle or eugenic mold. That’s what “abortion” has blessed our society with.
If you listen to the pro-life arguments, you will see that they are balanced, sober, humane, and backed up by hard science. The pro-abort side’s arguments are still stuck in the sixties. They’re also lame with no real substance. The pro-aborts are showing themselves to be knuckle-dragging, anti-science bigots.
Every year that advances is a “baby step” closer to abortion being overturned. It’s inevitable. The only question is the timing. How soon can pro-lifers (and God) make it happen? That’s the only question.
Hey, LSN covered Squeaker’s blog post. They incorrectly attributed the post to me, but a plug is still a plug for Socon or Bust!
Ottawa social conservative activist John Pacheco, who organized the 15,000 strong rally for traditional marriage, railed against the National Post’s distortion asking readers to contact the editor at the Post asking for correction. “50 people?!?!? Goodness gracious me! Have you ever heard of such a thing? Pandemonium on steroids! 50 people! Where did they fit them all! HUGE!!!!!,” wrote Pacheco. (Source)
Hey, let’s wait and see what kind of adjective the National Post uses for the March for Life which is scheduled for May 10.
If 50 people is “huge”, what is 15,000 going to be? “Super duper-duper-duper-duper, ginormous”?
The Left thinks it’s really quite clever by lying about the support the pro-life movement has. That might work to a point, but sooner or later, denying reality also has consequences for your side. It causes complacency and boredom, allowing your opponent to slowly but surely to gain momentum until they get to a critical mass where you, the pro-abort, can’t do anything about it, even if you wanted to.
So keep on misreporting our numbers. In the end, if you speak lies, you can’t win. And since your father is the Father of Lies, you’re doomed to fail.
The Catholic Church needs to be very careful in not being co-opted into being just another useful idiot (and an important one at that) for the population controllers who have taken over the Environmental bus.
There should be absolutely NO cooperation with any group which does not have a Christian world view on the environment…which means that 99% of them are disqualified.
When you carve out identity and mission (with all of the trappings, yes!), young people will flock to the religious vocations.
++Burke might very well be the next Pope, even if he is an American. No American has ever been elected Pope because, as the conventional wisdom goes, you don’t want the Pope coming from the greatest Superpower in the world. The optics don’t look good. If the Pope sides with the Americans on an international issue, people will claim it’s because he’s an American. If he takes the opposite view, he will be branded a traitor. He just can’t win.
If ++Burke becomes Pope, he will make Benedict look like a pussy in how he cleans house. And boy, will Catholic politicians and certain canon lawyers be really surprised at what this guy will do!
For me, he’s the cat’s meow.
Compare a previous Pope (top) with ++Burke (bottom). They look a lot alike. Lose the smile, get a hair cut, get rounder glasses, dawn the papal white robes, and ++Burke looks like a dead ringer for this Pope!
If you look at great leaders in history, they are not considered great because of their economic tricks which they championed. On the contrary, they are considered heroes or despots because of their view of the human person. Abraham Lincoln opposed slavery. People remember him for that, not the rest of his politics. Hitler hated the Jews, even though he was a cracker-jack at pulling Germany out of the economic dumps. Nobody gives him much credit for the latter. Likewise with Reagan and Thatcher. They might have been great leaders on the economy, but they will be remembered for their fight against the Communists not on growing the economy or putting the boots to the Unions. Read the rest of this entry »
Michael Voris is coming to Ottawa. I’m bringing him here to feed the sheep who have been forced-fed garbage for decades. Social “justice”, false ecumenical propaganda, tepid teachings on human life, and sexual confusion reign in Canada and in Ottawa.
A friend of mine informed me that his parish has declined to promote Voris’s talk. I knew this would happen and that’s why I organized this talk off of Church property from the beginning. Read the rest of this entry »
It seems that enough of you complained to the National Post, which forced them to correct their horrifically distorted reporting about a small pro-choice gathering yesterday. If you click on the link now, you’ll notice that the word “huge” is missing from the characterization of the crowd:
On Wednesday, the pending debate drew a [snip] crowd of pro-choice supporters to Parliament Hill where a handful of anti-abortionists regularly picket. (Source)
I saved the original for posterity, so that everyone can see how they initially botched the story:
On Wednesday, the pending debate drew a huge crowd of pro-choice supporters to Parliament Hill where a handful of anti-abortionists regularly picket. (Source)
Well done, team. This is certainly a victory. A small victory, but a victory nonetheless. I say “small” because I suspect that most hits on any given news article probably occur with the first 24 hours of its publication. So whoever was going to read that article already read it with the “huge” included. The National Post has covered its tracks by correcting the story, thus avoiding further criticism, but the damage is largely done.
We’ve seen this pattern before in many media outlets: they publish a biased story, make a big splash, then correct it 24 hours later so that the “official record” is accurate.
Nevertheless, chalk this one up as a victory for the Hobbits. Media moguls, we’re watching you.
(CBS News) An injectable form of birth control doubles breast cancer risk among young women, according to a new study. The study examined younger women, ages 20 to 44, and confirmed a link between depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) – the main ingredient in the contraceptive sold under the brand name Depo-Provera – and breast cancer risk. The contraceptive shot is usually injected into the buttocks or upper arm once every 3 months, or just under the skin once every 12 to 14 weeks….(Source)
Isn’t contraception just great! I’m sure all the drug companies want to make sure all women know about this too, huh! You know, like it’s a very responsible thing to be a good corporate citizen and no one chooses profits over women’s lives. Hell no.