Archive for May, 2012
Campaign Life Coalition Ottawa is organizing a rally against Bill-13, which will force Catholic Schools to host Gay – Straight Alliance Clubs.
The vote on this Bill is due to take place before Thursday June 7, 2012, (possibly on Monday June 4th).
The rally will take place on:
Friday June 1, 2012
12 noon to 1pm
at Dalton McGuinty’s Constituency office
1795 Kilborn Ave, Ottawa (between Alta Vista Dr & Haig Dr)
Signs will be provided. For information please call Campaign Life Ottawa at 613-729-0379 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
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Posted on May 31st, 2012 by Paycheck in Catholicism
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We must understand that the fight over these GSAs, while valiant, is going to be an uphill battle. If – and it’s a really big “IF” – the Catholic Church is able to stave off McGuinty’s attacks, the writing is still on the wall. Why? Because we are effectively fighting over the equivalent of “same-sex civil unions” and “gay marriage”. It’s a distinction without any substantial difference. Likewise with these GSAs. In the event that we win “legally” (and again that’s a big “IF”), what does this have to do with what eventually gets into our schools? The Gay Jackboot will simply rev up “Plan B” which is to start to chip away at the reality of these clubs in the Schools. They’ll encourage their recruits to engage in “civil disobedience” and play the victim card. They’ll be a host of different tactics, all aimed at forcing acceptance. The media and other anti-Catholic bigots will chime in, too. Eventually, under the sheer weight of it, everyone will simply have to admit that the law doesn’t reflect the cultural reality in these schools, and it too, will have to fall…just like it did in Quebec and Newfoundland. Read the rest of this entry »
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…particularly this point:
So, in a few months, after you all have played right into their hands and shut down your facilities, hospitals, schools and services, congratulating yourselves on your “brave protest”, the Obama regime is going to make a ginormous propaganda offensive telling all of the stupid TV-addled idiots that the Catholic Church doesn’t give a crap about “the people” because they have shut down their hospitals, schools, their soup kitchens, their adoption agencies and won’t even provide health insurance plans to the poor, poor youths attending their universities. The Catholic Church hates “the people”, hates charity, hates sick people, hates women, hates children, hates poor people and is hoarding all of its money.
We’re so screwed; it’s not funny. Failing to preach the Gospel really does have ominous consequences and we’re all going to feel it.
The really good news is that the bishops of tomorrow will look NOTHING like the ones today. The ones who are retiring today and of the past 40 years are going to fall under severe judgement of history.
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Back when I was planning the March for Marriage in 2005, I had a telephone conversation with 2 Canadian bishops. I told them that the push for “gay marriage” was a front for getting to the Eucharist. They fell silent on the other end of the phone. They thought I was a loon. I tried to explain it to them. Marriage was ultimately about social acceptance, not about phoney “rights”. That was their game. And when the train from Sodom rolled over marriage, it looked at the last obstacle to total social acceptance: religion. And in particular, the Catholic religion where partaking of the Eucharist signifies total acceptance in the Church and acceptance by God.
I told you so.
But no one in the Church listened.
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Posted on May 29th, 2012 by Squeaker in Contraception
It all boils down to basic math:
Unmarried women were among Barack Obama’s most loyal supporters in 2008, turning out in droves and delivering 70 percent of their votes to him. When many of them stayed home in the 2010 midterm election, Democrats lost the House and had their Senate majority trimmed. (Source)
Obama is no idiot. He knows the bishops’ arguments on “freedom of religion” won’t gain any traction. People will just say to themselves: I don’t believe it. This is America. There’s no way our freedoms are going to be violated. Especially not by such a cool-rock-ski as Obama. It can’t happen to us. The bishops must be exaggerating. Besides, what’s the problem if my insurance covers my contraception? Bonus!
Here’s another juicy quote from a news report on the lawsuits launched by various Catholic organizations against Obama’s policy:
Once upon a time the political left viewed Catholics and especially the bishops as their allies in using government to create more equal opportunity and redistribute income. But today’s Democratic Party puts a higher cultural value on sexual politics and expanded reproductive freedom. (Source, you may need a subscription to see the article)
Obama knows that most Catholics don’t follow Church teaching on contraception. He also knows that those Catholics will continue using contraception indefinitely because the bishops don’t have the guts to teach the Truth. Therefore, he has nothing to fear from the bishops. Catholics won’t be switching their votes. The ones that oppose contraception never voted for Obama. For the rest, they’re already his sex slaves, in a figurative manner of speaking. They won’t switch their votes.
Obama has stolen the flock. He has no more use for the bishops. Time to throw them away like a used condom.
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Posted on May 29th, 2012 by Paycheck in Catholic Education
From an email….
Catholics are legally allowed to invoke Section 93 of the Constitution Act which permits Catholic schools to reject any legislation that will negatively affect faith and morals. If the Catholic bishops invoked Section 93, Bill 13 would fall entirely – for both Catholic and public schools. All must pray that the Cardinal will hold his ground against Bill 13, and the GSAs.
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From a reader….
This is an important article on SSA that should be forwarded to others including priests and Bishops.
Dr Fitzgibbons is an eminent psychiatrist.
Medical science backs up Catholic doctrine!
Please blog, tweet, fwd email, facebook etc etc before Bill 13 is passed in 2 weeks!
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Last week, the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario issued a three-page brief regarding bills 13 and 14 (the bullying/GSA bills). Although there were a few good points in the brief, it’s largely relativistic in its approach that undermines Catholic teaching on the important issue of homosexual behaviour.
The bill rightly denounces the evil of bullying and deplores the suffering it causes to children. It is unequivocal in condemning bullying as being incompatible with the Gospel and urges that all forms of bullying receive the same attention, not just the most politically-correct ones. It also emphasizes the principle of subsidiarity, calling for specific initiatives against bullying to be decided by individual schools based on their local situation.
These are good points, but you’ll notice that none of them touch on the issue of Catholic teaching on homosexual behaviour. They do eventually get around to that topic in the second half of the brief, with catastrophic results.
Their treatment of gay-straight alliances (GSAs) is a relativistic disaster. Here’s the key paragraph: Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted on May 27th, 2012 by Paycheck in Religious Freedom
My goodness. How the U.S. has fallen. We can clearly see now what happens when our leaders fail to teach.
Catholic is the new Black.
Thanks, your Graces, you’ve done a swell job these past 40+ years in transmitting the Faith. Read the rest of this entry »
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The Catholic Diocese of Erie’s lawsuit against the federal government highlights the rift between some in the Catholic hierarchy and the White House over birth-control coverage.
The suit also reveals local tension over the very same issue.
Not all Catholic institutions within the diocese are adhering to the tenets that the diocese, in the suit, said are sacrosanct for Catholics and Catholic organizations…(Source)
The Emperor has no clothes.
So, let me get this straight. The Catholic Diocese of Erie is suing Obama for something that it already tolerates within its own jurisdiction?
As Michael Voris pointed out to me while we were having lunch on Thursday: “What’s the big deal with the HHS lawsuit? 28 Dioceses already permit this stuff.” Read the rest of this entry »
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Scottish First Minister, Alex Salmond, has been banned from meeting the Pope because of proposals to redefine marriage. Mr Salmond had hoped to put himself on the world stage by meeting the Pope at the Vatican ahead of a Scottish referendum on independence. But Roman Catholic leaders blocked the move because the meeting would have sent out the “wrong message”, given Mr Salmond’s position on gay marriage…(Source)
The proverbial gloves are coming off. Long live this Pope. The Gospel, it appears, is more important than diplomacy, thanks be to God. I have forseen this coming for a long time. Be prepared, folks, because the next Pope will not be able to travel to many Western countries in the future.
Dark days are ahead. But they are, paradoxically, days of hope too. The old glad-handling, back-slapping institutional structures within the Church which have smothered the Gospel of Jesus Christ are being swept away and destroyed. Purification is the order of the day, and it can’t come soon enough.
The Catholic Church is becoming Catholic again!
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The Catholic Register reports:
The Liberal government of Dalton McGuinty has pulled a dramatic about-face by breaking a pledge not to force Catholic schools to use the term gay-straight alliance for anti-bullying clubs.
Instead, Education Minister Laurel Broten has announced an amendment to Bill 13 to make it mandatory that Catholic students be allowed to name their clubs gay-straight alliances if that is their wish. (Source) Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted on May 25th, 2012 by Paycheck in Catholicism
Last night, two hundred people packed Mac Hall at the Bronson Center to hear Internet sensation, Catholic Evangelist and…uh…Peacemaker, Michael Voris. Although I was expecting about 140 people based on the registration information that I received over the past month or so, it seems that word travelled quickly during the last couple of days and many people showed up above my original estimate. The place was packed and there were about 80-100 people already there when I, my wife, and Michael arrived with the Tim Horton’s coffee, timbits, and other refreshments. (Thanks to all who helped out last night including Cynthia B., who brought the fruit and veggies, Andy who helped out with the Sound and Chairs, and Paul L. who helped collect the donations, along with everyone else who helped prepare the place.) Oh and by the way, none of this was promoted by any parish in Ottawa or by the Archdiocese. The word got out by the internet and word of mouth…which goes to show you that the communication lifeblood of the future underground Church will be through email, the Catholic blogosphere, and other underground channels of cyberspace.
The actual talk was about 50 minutes, but we stayed for two hours until 10PM to field questions from the audience. I brought along my digital audio recorder to record the talk. The quality is not great, but it’s audible. The talk and the questions are presented below on Socon or Bust’s YouTube Channel, SoconTV.
Voris’s talk was entitled “Igniting the Firewall: Drawing Boundaries & Preserving Catholic Identity“. Read the rest of this entry »
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See? I told you so.
Religious freedom is important and it must be defended, but the real issue here is contraception. If the bishops start talking about THAT, it will get coverage because the media THINKS it can win on that topic. But if the Church actually provides a defense – ANY DEFENSE – it will win. Why? Because people think contraception is like apple pie, so any criticism of it is at least going to gain some converts.
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THE PROBLEM WITH ANTI-BULLYING LEGISLATION
Research does not show that new laws help repair school yard relationships
May 24, 2012 (Ottawa) – Today the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada is pleased to release a new report:The limits of anti-bullying legislation: A cross-Canada assessment of what legislation can—and can’t—do. Read the rest of this entry »
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