Reluctantly, the saint followed and found himself in a desolate, desert-like place. As guide and guided trudged through the dismal valley, a delightful, green, flowery road opened before them. Don Bosco eagerly took to the path, but as he walked, realized it gently sloped downward.
He then saw that his boys and others were passing him left and right. Suddenly, one of them fell violently backwards, legs in the air, and as if pulled by an invisible snag, disappeared over a distant cliff. Several of the boys met with the same fate.
On closer inspection, Don Bosco realized that there were lassos on the ground made of such filmy fiber they were hardly detectable. They have spread cords for a net; by the wayside they have laid snares for me – Psalms 139:6.
“Do you know what this is?” the priest asked his guide.
“A mere nothing,” he answered. “Just plain human respect.”
When you read an account like that, you sit up and take notice.
Don’t get flabby or sucker-punched. Once you’re in there, there’s no getting out.
Jesus Christ died for a reason. To save us from that most horrible fate imaginable.
Don’t be fooled into thinking our moral decisions are arbitrary or temporal. They are not!
“Human Respect” — “Openness to the World” Sound familiar?
No one will be that surprised if the verdict falls against LSN. Why would we? Call someone what they are and get sued. It’s the new extortion of the Left and by the Catholic Church, no less.
I guess CanChurch’s bishops think there will be no consequences to them. I beg to differ.
This will drive a very deep wound into the Church’s already fragile relationship with the Pro Life movement.
Has one bishop spoken out against this injustice? No. It’s all one big happy family.
Fr. Gravel: Pro-choice priest in good standing of God’s Holy Church.
p,s. Some of us might be thinking that this is a major setback. But, really, if Gravel ends up winning, there will be such a backlash that it will ignite true Catholics in the Church like nothing else could. Nothing ignites like injustice. And, boy, this will be a whopper. I predict a massive irony….just in time for the V2 Conference
30 pieces of silver, after all, did lead to victory.
“Too many people today have come to view government as the first resort instead of the last resort,” he wrote in a 1994 op-ed. “Most forget that our first schools, universities, hospitals and all forerunners to our modern social programs were not run or even funded by government. These services were provided by individual volunteers and charitable organizations.”
…Women are often great shooters but can’t run in 50-80 lbs of gear as long, hard, or fast as men. Military training is hard enough on men’s bodies; it’s harder on women’s. And until women stop menstruating, there will always be an uphill battle for staying level and strong at all times. No one wants to talk about the fact that in the days before a woman’s cycle, she loses half her strength, to say nothing of the emotional ups and downs that affect judgment. And how would you like fighting through PMS symptoms while clearing a town or going through a firefight? Then there are the logistics of making all the accommodations for women in the field, from stopping the convoy to pee or because her cycle started to stripping down to get hosed off after having to go into combat with full MOP gear when there’s a biological threat.
This is to say nothing of unit cohesion, which is imperative and paramount, especially in the combat fields. When preparing for battle, the last thing on your mind should be sex; but you put men and women in close quarters together, and human nature is what it is (this is also why the repeal of DADT is so damaging). It doesn’t matter what the rules are. The Navy proved that when they started allowing women on ship. What happened? They were having sex and getting pregnant, ruining unit cohesion (not to mention derailing the operations because they’d have to change course to get them off ship.)…(Source)
Gender benders will stop at absolutely nothing to push their lethal ideology…even at the expense of their own survival.
…Bishop Sample: My generation was the first in the wake of Vatican II. While I certainly don’t blame the Council, much upheaval occurred in the Church in its aftermath. Culturally, society was experiencing the sexual revolution, the women’s liberation movement, and the anti-war movement, among others. There was an anti-authoritarian spirit.
In this time of great confusion, catechesis suffered. We booted the Baltimore Catechism out the door, but there wasn’t anything to replace it. I was taught the faith in Catholic schools using materials that were weak and insubstantial. I wasn’t being taught my faith. The liturgy suffered from experimentation as well. (Source)
When young, hip, orthodox bishops like this start to get appointed, it’s lights out on the cosa nostra.
At the time of his episcopal ordination, Bishop Sample was the youngest Catholic bishop in the US, and the first to be born in the 1960s. He also made headlines in 2009 when he asked retired Detroit auxiliary bishop Thomas Gumbletonto not speak within the Diocese of Marquette because of Gumbleton’s dissenting views on homosexuality and women’s ordination.
What? No “Cumbaya, we’re all on the same team!“, clap trap? What a refreshing perspective on a bishop. After 50 years of the rainbow crowd, it’s almost inconceivable that a bishop can act like this. It’s invigorating to see that a bishop favours the Church’s teachings on human life and sexuality over some fraudulent idea of “unity”.