The above preaching does not really fit with the current regime’s meme, does it? It’s good old time religion where pepper made life interesting and there was an incentive to…wait for it….repent and change.
Louisiana’s Supreme Court has ruled that a priest may be compelled to testify as to what he heard in the confessional in 2008 concerning an abuse case. The priest, Fr Jeff Bayhi, faces automatic excommunication if he breaks the seal of the confessional. But he also could face jail if found to be in contempt of the court should he refuse to testify. (Source)
There goes the State again trying to impose itself on Religion. The Catholic Church preceded all nation-states and Her doctrines and rules have served society very well. In fact, the boneheads who are trying to impose this seem to forget that the whole “client-solicitor” privilege between a lawyer and his client is based on the Catholic Church’s seal of the confessional.
But one good thing might come of it….we’re back to dark and anonymous confessionals where the priest does not get to hold your hand during “Reconciliation”. That’s a bonus.
When I started tuning in to my body’s signals about about fertility, I was absolutely blown away by what I learned. I mean, how did I get to be a grown-ass, sexually-active adult woman without any understanding that the fluid that comes out of your vagina is indicative of where you are in your cycle? I don’t know, but I’m certainly not the only one who operated for the majority of her reproductive life with a serious deficit in basic fertility knowledge: I just explained cervical fluid to two of my friends, who were absolutely shocked. I don’t know why this information isn’t covered in basic sex ed or written about in all those omnipresent women’s mag articles on fertility and contraception. We’re educated about the menstrual cycle and the hormones that play into it, but I don’t think it’s common knowledge that you can really only get pregnant for roughly seven to 10 days each month. It certainly wasn’t for me. (Source)
Lady, lady, lady….the reason that you were unaware is because Big Money wants to keep you clueless and ignorant. You need to get with the program and realize the bigger agenda here. It’s not the Catholic Church which wants to suppress this info. It’s your liberal masters because they are making big money off of the sexually stupid.
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I think this film is very relevant to what Catholics around the world are experiencing, especially those Catholics who are under the boot of their Islamic oppressors. We are starting to lose our religious freedom (Contraceptive HHS mandate in the U.S.) and the right to participate in society (Trinity Western Law School). Outside of the West, we are on the receiving end of the Islamicists. In the West, the secularists and homosexualists want to deny us the basic civils rights like the right of association (the anti-Christian bigots of Nanaimo City Council). And even though many of the Islamicists and the Homosexualists goals are diametrically opposed to one another, they still share one goal which is the eradication of traditional Christian culture. Obama’s administration is a perfect example of this when they even co-operate with one another to crush Christianity and stamp it out.
Unfortunately, most North American Catholics are simply clueless about the persecution Christians are suffering, and don’t even care as long as Kathleen Wynne and the corruption she represents preserves their union jobs. The reason for this is because we have failed to preserve our identity in many important ways. One of the consequences of failing to preserve our identity is that we fail to recognize our own family’s cry for help. If we think of the situation of our own families and consider what our reaction is when they are suffering and in trouble, we are not as concerned with what’s going on outside of it. We need to take care of business within our own families before we can address what’s going on the outside. You can bet the professional aggrieved groups in our culture take care of their own. You know what? We need to do the same and be a much more selective in our charitable giving. We need to build up our Catholic identity again and stop it from being compared to the porous Mexican-American border.
And that starts with helping our own. What passes as “social justice” in the Catholic Church needs a complete make-over and rework. A lot of it is backwards-political thinking. We need to change the program. We need to direct our social justice efforts to alleviating the sufferings of Catholics and other Christians first, especially those Catholics who take the risk of evangelizing in Muslim countries like Fr. Simon does in Pakistan, despite its blasphemy laws. Political avante-guard causes, on which most of the modern social justice industry is based, should be dead last. Preferably dead rather than last. There is a greater glory and we need to seek it.
Every day we hear and read trickles of frightening news about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. For the first time in 1600 years there is no Holy Mass celebrated in Mosul, Iraq as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) attack Christians in the city. Similar scenes of devastation repeat themselves all over the Middle East. The assaults on beleaguered Christian communities in Pakistan are among the worst examples of Christian persecution by Muslim extremists and the violence is largely ignored by the mainstream media and Western governments….read the rest here at Catholic Insight
That’s what a Catholic business owner who sued the U.S. government wrote me this morning following the Supreme Court decision.
Specifically, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that closely-held corporations do not forfeit their First Amendment right to religious liberty, and therefore cannot be forced to comply with the HHS ‘contraception’ mandate.
This means that thousands of private businesses run by Catholics and other people of faith are free to live their deeply held beliefs, and provide quality health coverage without the threat of crippling fines that could ruin their businesses and their lives. Read the rest of this entry »
Does that sound like a stretch? What do you suppose PIH was doing in Haiti following the earthquake? Do you think they stopped distributing condoms to focus exclusively on emergencies? Not a chance. They actually intensified contraception distribution, perhaps because the increased donations gave them more resources to do so. Read the rest of this entry »