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by Catholic Church-goer.

Mustn’t upset the congregation with the truth.

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Beautiful story of the Black Madonna visiting Mary Wagner, a pro-life heroine and political prisoner in Canada.

Funny, but last time I checked I didn’t see Amnesty International too concerned about Mary’s fate. They’re too busy actually trying to promote abortion.

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Whatever the political calculations were in this move, it doesn’t matter.

I think Ontario just got a huge boost in the fight against the Culture of Death.  JPII, pray for us.


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Our Lady of Częstochowa Icon in Ottawa March 18-19th 2014

Yours truly (in black) to the immediate left of the Icon, outside of Ground Zero on Abortion Street (65 Bank Street, Ottawa)

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Check out the beautiful story below. God bless these people. They’ve devised an alternative to abortion for many women, thus giving babies a chance at life. Do we have enough parents on waiting lists for adoption to make such an operation work? Is there a church or residence that would host this?

Lee Jong-rak [a pastor in South Korea] is the creator of the Baby Box. His Baby Box is the first and only box in Korea that is for collecting abandoned babies who are physically or mentally handicapped or are just unwanted by their mothers.

Hundreds of unwanted babies are abandoned on the side of the street in South Korea every year. Jong-rak knew he needed to set up a way to save the lives of these precious babies.  He built a drop box on the side of his home with a humble sign reading, “Place to leave babies.”

The inside of the box contains a thick towel covering the bottom, and lights and heating to keep the baby comfortable.  A bell rings when someone puts a baby in the box, then Jong-rak, his wife, or staff associates come to immediately move the baby inside. His aim was to provide a life-giving alternative for desperate mothers in his city of Seoul. He even admits that he didn’t really expect that babies would come in– He was mistaken. The babies came. In the middle of the night, in the middle of the day, some with notes, some without a word, and only a very few mothers actually spoke to him face-to-face. (Source)

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From a reader, reporting on events at 65 Bank Street, Ground Zero, Morgentaler’s Abortuary….

The reason I am writing you today is, that for the second time in a few months, I witnessed an ambulance and a paramedic car come with the emergency lights on to attend to someone from the abortuary. The first time I saw this months ago, I had a camera that had a video camera on it, and when I took it out to take a video of the emergency vehicles I was subjected to a barrage of cursing and abusive yelling by the people who work there as well as the security guard. The woman they took away had a sheet over her face and I do not know if that was to cover her identity or because it was cold or if she had died. Read the rest of this entry »

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In his statement to LifeSiteNews, the bishop-elect highlighted his personal commitment to the pro-life cause. “In my ministry as a priest I have always been committed to promoting and defending the sanctity of life from conception to natural death,” he said. “I have been a member of Priests for Life (U.S.A. and then Canada) for many years. I have supported the 40 Days for Life initiatives, participated in Canada’s National March for Life and spoken on the Gospel of life in my preaching.” (Source)

Bishop-elect Christian is featured below at the 2009 Fall Campaign of Ottawa’s 40 Days for Life.

The reality here is that the Canadian episcopacy is going through a bit of a youthful transformation.  In 2011, we saw Bishop Tom Dowd appointed as an auxiliary in Montreal.  Now with Fr. Christian Riesbeck being called to the Order of Bishops, we have yet another young priest being consecrated bishop.  He’s 43 years old!  When Bishop Dowd was consecrated bishop, he was the youngest bishop in the world.  When Fr. Christian gets consecrated in March, he will be 44 and also likely will be the youngest bishop in the world…or close to it, at any rate.

Last year, Pope Benedict appointed solidly Pro-Life Msgr. Stephen Jensen as the bishop of Prince George.

While Fr. Christian is getting elevated, we also have some other movement in the Church as Archbishop Weisgerber (sadly known in Pro-Life circles from D&P fame) retired in Winnipeg and was replaced with Archbishop Richard Gagnon.  Suffice it to say, from a Pro-life angle, these appointments are pick-ups in the “engagement of the culture” (read: “culture war” for the rest of us) arena.

Shout out to Archbishop Prendergast too, who has shown some real grit since coming to Ottawa in dealing with some prickly situations and has been a Pro-Life stalwart during his time here.  With the appointment of Fr. Christian as an auxiliary bishop, we’ve got a strong voice coming through the ranks:

“I intend to join with the Canadian bishops in taking a leadership role in promoting the Gospel of life and showing particular love and concern for the most defenseless among us.”

All this is good news as we are starting to see a slow shift to more orthodox men in the  Episcopacy.  It can’t come too soon, either. Thanks be to God.

Catholic Register coverage here.


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…A supplemental tactic is to accuse those of pointing out the danger as trouble-makers, divisive, extremists, exaggerators, negative, fear-mongers and the like.  That should come as no surprise. The One Whose birth we just celebrated warned us 2000 years ago “you will be hated by all for my name’s sake” and even that one day we will face tribulation and death….(Source)

Or in other words, Jesus never asked you to be a Pollyanna.

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From a reader:

I would like to cordially invite all of you to an evening with Stephanie Gray, pro-life advocate and co-founder of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform. This event will take place at 7pm on Wednesday, January 8th, and will be held in St. Patricks Basilica in downtown Ottawa. The theme of the evening is titled ‘All Are Called’, and will focus on empowering people to seize the everyday opportunities to defend life. Not everyone can become a full time pro-life volunteer, but everyone can gain the knowledge and the tools to defend life courageously in our own lifes. Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something, and so we invite you to join us for this unique opportunity to learn from an experienced pro-life advocate.


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As I was standing in front of an abortion clinic the close of the Fall 40 Days for life campaign, a group of bicyclists rode by and one of them said something that got my attention. He turned to his bicyclist companion and said, “Why do they care so much?”

Shout out to all the meanie doctrinal conservatives out there who participate in the 40 Days for Life campaigns.  Not all of our opponents think we’re “ranting crusaders” like certain irrational quarters of the Church today do.

Pro-life is the Gospel of Life which points back to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Don’t buy the BS that the Professionals are peddling these days.

Just keep on obsessing folks, and don’t be lulled into milktoast.

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because someone has to be obsessed about the most important work on earth.

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Let the frothing at the mouth from the Socialists begin.

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She’ll lose in court  (because Moloch must be satisfied), but she will have put a crack in the abortion iceberg…bigger than anyone can imagine.

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Sign here.

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This very confused young woman shows just how weak the pro-abortion position is…not only on human life…but human freedom and free speech as well.

Pro-choice – just doesn’t make any sense anymore.

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Show the Truth will be doing another 90 minute pro-life display with graphic images of aborted babies.

When:  Saturday – November 16th, 2013 from 11:30am to 1:00pm

Where: Meet at the southwest corner of Ogilvie Ave. and St. Laurent Ave. We can park in the St.Laurent Shopping Mall Parking Lot

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Despite some fierce competition from other venues in the City, we had a decent turnout this past Saturday night to hear Michael Coren speak at Action Life’s Annual Fundraising Dinner.  About a 100 people showed up.   Michael shared his personal experiences of Faith and the issues surrounding abortion that he has encountered during his years as a pro-life journalist.  Attendees even got a crack at buying his next book, The Future of Catholicism, which has not been officially released yet.  I had a chance to have a chat with Michael for about 30-40 minutes since he showed up a little early.  He’s easily approachable and open.  No smugness about him at all.   He comes across as a common Joe, but can maneuver rather easily up an down the foodchain, if you know what I mean. The conservative media is not exactly found in great quantity in this country, and the Catholic ones who operate in secular circles even less so.  We need to change that, if we ever hope to make gains in the culture war. 





















Sacred Music Choir from Maryvale Academy..


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