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Posted on December 9th, 2013 by Paycheck in Catholic Scandals
What’s the difference here between the Left and the Right, aside from their political affiliation?
The guy on the Left gets slobbered over by the Catholic Church on his death, while the woman on the right got peanuts.
Both were pro-abortion, although Lady Thatcher was much less so.
If you’re on the Left, you can expect the carpet to be rolled out, but if you’re on the right, death is a very private affair indeed.
Either way, the Catholic Church and its official representatives should say NOTHING AT ALL or at the very least make sure that it isn’t just another cheerleader in the secular parade. It should calmly and charitably point out how that person departed from the moral truths which demanded to be upheld in our time, so as to not confuse the Faithful and the world with the (anti-God) cult of man that it is helping to erect. Is that so much to ask?
STOP MAKING SAINTS OUT OF SECULAR STARS.
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….to declare Mandela a saint!
Via Catholic Register.
It really is an astounding thing and shows in a crystal clear fashion how the vast majority of the institutional and professional Catholics in the Church simply do not put any sort of moral weight on abortion or those who advocated for it.
Is it any wonder why we have not made any headway in society with abortion? It’s because the Catholic Church, its leadership and its Press are the REAL PROBLEM. They have to be evangelized first. They have to be confronted first. They have to be challenged first and asked quite simply just why the hell are they canonizing and blowing daffodils and roses up the ying yangs of pro-abortion politicians?
Do the bodies of unborn children mean so little to them that they cannot reflect for a moment on what they are doing? Can they not see that their words of unqualified praise for a pro-abortion politician have cheapened human life and given scandal?
You see, folks, it’s all quite simple. There is no hesitation for the the go-along gang to trample over the unborn in a rush to get to the parade of the next secular saint. Whether it’s Jack Layton or Nelson Mandela, when the time is right and their partners in the secular press say “let’s all give praise and thanksgiving for a great man of human rights!”, everybody in officialdom grabs their violins and tambourines because it’s time for a parade, man!
Everybody luuuuuuuuuuuuves a parade, even if that parade path is lined with the innocent corpses of unborn children. But don’t the balloons and floats look marvelous, darling?
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Posted on December 7th, 2013 by Paycheck in Catholic Scandals
No longer, Reese writes in the issue of the journal released Nov. 25, should those in the leadership roles be bishops and cardinals.
“Not making curial officials bishops or cardinals would provide a severe blow to careerism in the Vatican,” Reese states. “Priests could no longer look at working in the Vatican as a way of moving up the ecclesiastical ladder. If they want to be a bishop or cardinal, they would have to leave the curia.” (source)
So what Fr. Reese is basically saying is that if a priest or layperson is head of one of the Congregations, and issues a decree of some kind, the bishops and cardinals have to obey.
Talk about gutting the very nature of the Catholic Church.
But, thankfully, that’s all it will be….just talk, talk, talk. What man proposes, God disposes.
Then again, if I’m elected as the head of the Congregation for Bishops, first order of business will be disbanding all the Episcopal Conferences. Not the worst outcomes, these new proposals, eh?
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Posted on December 7th, 2013 by Paycheck in Abortion, Catholic Scandals
In an academic research paper published by Rhodes University of South Africa, medical historian Dr. Rebecca Hodes of the University of Cape Town noted that prior to the sweeping abortion law of 1996:
There was never broad-based support for abortion within the ANC [Mandela's ruling African National Congress].
According to Rhodes University, Hodes ”points out that despite President Nelson Mandela’s explicitly-stated support for the Choice Bill, more than 80 MPs [Members of Parliament] voted against it in October 1996, with over 50 MPs absenting themselves from Parliament on the day as a show of resistance.” (Source)
The fact that this guy rammed through abortion and was not just a pantywaist, only makes the Catholic hierarchy – Pope and on down - guffawing over him even more astounding and saddening.
Have we all lost our collective minds? It’s shades of Jack Layon and the CCCB all over again.
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Pope Francis’s official statement says, “Paying tribute to the steadfast commitment shown by Nelson Mandela in promoting the human dignity of all the nation’s citizens and in forging a new South Africa built on the firm foundations of non-violence, reconciliation and truth, I pray that the late President’s example will inspire generations of South Africans to put justice and the common good at the forefront of their political aspirations.” (Source)
When the paradigm is shifted to include unborn children in the quest for human dignity, how can the highlighted text above be anything but cruelly false?
Mandela was actively pro-abortion, and not just an incidental player in the Great Genocide. There will be no praises from Socon or Bust for his legacy. The much good that he did do (or not) was wiped out by his pro-abort beliefs and political activism which sought the eradication of unborn children.
May God have mercy on his soul.
Pope Francis has disappointed us again, sadly. He has spoken in defense of the unborn on many occasions, but this time he dropped the ball.
The dignity and witness to unborn life requires refraining from praising political and social activists who seek to destroy human life, or at the very least giving some semblance of balance to the picture that is being painted of their tragic legacies.
Why is it guys like Mandela get a glowing tribute but the traditional Catholic recipients of +++Francis’s arrows in the Church get no quarter? Can someone explain to me how that calculus works, please?
No one in their right mind would be praising a pro-pedophile politician (at least not yet), even if he was the greatest “human rights defender” the world has ever seen. But when it comes to abortion, everyone and their dog gets a pass. There is no accountability or even pause by those who need to share their opinion of pro-abort activists before the tongue bathing and hand wringing begins on these activists’ accomplishments. (Mandela also had three wives and was a Communist, but these are mere trifles in the bigger debate, of course.)
This double-mindedness and mental illness concerning passing over the advocacy of abortion as having any real impact on a person’s legacy or the cult of personality that we worship over and above the truth really does have to end.
There are bleeding heart liberals all over the place, but it’s nothing like what we see from Church leadership today. The sad fact is that there are bleeding hearts… those ones belonging to the unborn, and they continue to bleed because of, or at the very least are not saved by, this kind of witness.
Have we forgotten the Commandment: THY SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS?
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Posted on December 3rd, 2013 by Paycheck in Catholic Scandals
I’m not sure who is at fault in the dispute between Salt + Light and the representatives of the Chinese Catholic Community who, by the way, have issued their own press release on the subject here (H/T Vox Cantoris who is walking the beat on this story).
From a purely public relations angle, however, it’s simply not looking good for our Channel of Hope.
It all looks like a fight over control of the Chinese Catholic Community and the bucks they can bring in. In Salt + Light’s case, could it be to keep the boat afloat? Sometimes, tapping into ethnic communities can be a real cash cow in order to help finance the airing of dissident views. (Flashback: Voris lowers the boom on Baum & Rosica — Winnipeg Statement Mentioned!)
Who really cares who is in charge if we’re all on the same team, anyhow? You know, the “New Evangelization” shtick that we’re always on about. “Unity! Fraternity! Hopey, Dopey!”
Didn’t Jesus say something about settling before you went to court? Good advice for Fr. Rosica and Salt + Light, methinks.
Too much salt and not enough light leaves one in darkened places and with a bad taste in one’s mouth.
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Posted on November 25th, 2013 by Paycheck in Catholic Scandals
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From a reader…
“great for politics and ensuring the FMLN get elected next month!”
Just like the planned Obama trip last yr.. now we know that they are fundraising and going on trips to ElSal to support the FMLN party!!
Salvaide/Compadres/CISPES/FMLN are all one happy leftist party…
the OCSB is engaging in party politics!!
Shame on the OCSB and Sister Shelley!!
Please note that there is a federal election in Feb2014
SalvAide would also like to recognize the tireless commitment of Sister Shelley Lawrence, the St. Francis Xavier – Cinquera program founder, who retires in 2013 as St. Francis Xavier’s Chaplain. We sincerely thank Sister Shelley for her solidarity and wish her nothing but the best in her much deserved retirement!
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If there was ever a reason to dump the public Catholic system and all the non-practising professional katholics who feed at its trough, this is it.
I am more and more convinced, because of this story and others like it, along with the slut vaccine that is being introduced, the public Catholic system is actually an impediment to Catholic formation and might even be, in many cases, an occasion of sin.
It’s time to pull the plug and put the onus back on the bishops to get serious about Catholic education.
Renounce Caesar and his money and strike out alone. It would certainly help align diocesan finances and ensure parents and the Church know where their bread is buttered.
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So, just like we said from the beginning of the GSAs, they are being used in Catholic schools to further the radical Gay agenda. Note the Egale paraphernalia.
I am just amazed, really and truly amazed, on how there could be such a lack of good judgement, lack of testicles, and lack of concern for Catholic children from our supposed Catholic trustees who let this abomination into our schools. It is an abomination that is going to destroy countless innocent lives. And one day, the Bishops, the trustees, and the rest of the fools who permitted this garbage into schools bearing the Catholic name are going to have to account for their colosal failure to protect the kids.
All for faux human respect, your Grace. In CanChurch, seeking after worldly human respect trumps the care of souls.
Shame on them.
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Posted on November 8th, 2013 by Paycheck in Catholic Scandals, Contraception
When lay people are instructing priests in the Church, things are really screwed up.
I see that the Spirit of Vatican II is still in full swing. Massive disobedience and dissent reign still.
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For Immediate Release:
Halton Catholic HPV Policy a Blow to Parental Consent
(TORONTO, November 7, 2013) Parents As First Educators (PAFE) and many parents with children in Halton Catholic District School Board are outraged that board trustees voted 6-2 to overturn the ban on the HPV vaccine to Grade 8 girls at Halton Catholic schools on Nov. 5th. “The Board chose to listen to the spin from vaccine advocates over the wishes of a packed boardroom of parents,” said PAFE President, Teresa Pierre, PhD.
“Trustee Morrison wondered aloud why he hadn’t been contacted by Trustees in other boards where parents have expressed concerns over vaccine side effects. This completely misses the point,” said Pierre. “Halton Trustees had been contacted by hundreds of parents, many of whom took the time to be in the boardroom that evening. Their input is what they should be considering, not what other elected officials have to say.”
Pierre added that the legal opinion obtained from the firm Keel Cotrelle spelling out the limits of parental consent over minor children’s health care shows that minor children have the final say. The report says: “It is likely that most Grade 8 students eligible to participate in the HPV Vaccination Program would be found to have the capacity pursuant to the Health Care Consent Act, 1996 to independently consent to receiving or not receiving the HPV Vaccination.”
“Parents have no way now to ensure that their consent is respected, even if consent forms are used,” said Pierre.
The benefit of the HPV vaccine ban was that when parents had to take their children to get the vaccine parents were empowered to act in their rightful role as custodian and now that role has been usurped by public health.
For the most part board parents don’t appear to be interested in the vaccine. Said Pierre
“This is the really aggravating thing about this. The low rates of HPV vaccination in the Halton board demonstrate that it isn’t a huge concern for parents. The fact that the vaccine was made an issue in the Halton board this fall was entirely the work of an external group, HPV Canada. One could detect no sympathy for the HPV Canada delegation among parents present at the meeting and no parent spoke in favor of vaccination that night. How much evidence do we need that the wool was pulled over the eyes of these Trustees on November 5th?”
“Parents do trust their kids to abide by Catholic teaching on chastity before marriage and that is really the message we wanted Trustees to endorse in their policy,” said Pierre. Parents think that “teaching abstinence and self-control is the best way to prevent the physical, spiritual, and psychological damage early sexual encounters may cause. We regret the board has chosen a policy that undermines the value of chastity.”
Burlington resident and Catholic missionary Stephen Norman said Catholic schools must not let the medical side of the debate overshadow the pressing responsibility of Trustees to teach children to practice abstinence, “If the physical needs of our children become more important than their spiritual needs, it seems to me the Catholic school board has forgotten some of its Catholic responsibilities.”
PAFE supporters do not believe in HPV Canada’s case for the medical need for vaccination when most cases of HPV resolve themselves spontaneously and most cancer cases can be prevented by regular PAP screening. In addition, parents fear their children may inadvertently end up suffering long term side effects from the vaccination, such as strokes, muscle pain and Guillian Barré Syndrome. The lead developer of the vaccine, Dr. Diane Parker, has herself said these risks may outweigh the benefits of the vaccine.
Pierre says she has been contacted by Tad Brudzinski, a parent in Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School board, who says the consent form they received for the HPV vaccination this fall was addressed to students, not parents. “Parents are right to be concerned by the law’s failure to protect them as custodians of their children. Trustees in the Halton Board dropped the ball and let down their committed supporters. When Trustee elections come around in the not-too-distant future parents will remember the two Trustees who stood by them: Anthony Danko and Jane Michael.”
Teresa Pierre, PhD, President
Parents As First Educators
Phone: (416) 889-5396
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Despite the mother of vaccine victim Kaitlyn Armstrong telling the board that her daughter suffered from round the clock pain as a result of the vaccine, Trustees did not prevent another student from suffering the same issues in the future. In favor were Trustees Iantomasi, Rowe, Marai, Viana, Morrison and Rabenda. Trustee Alice LeMay was absent due to illness. (Source)
Because the god of sex must rule. IgniteTV will be covering this with video coverage.
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Posted on November 6th, 2013 by Paycheck in Catholic Scandals
…because we must accomodate at all costs.
No problem. Since we’re all going to heaven anyway, it’s all just details, details.
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From a reader…
The OCSB refused my Freedom of Info request to see how much they are spending on contraception per year. Unfortunately, my appeal to the Ontario Info Commissioner was denied on a technicality – apparently the legislation doesn’t cover “benefits”
2) Mark McGowan
There is an OCSB PD Day this Friday (“Christian Community Day”). All teachers will be at the Convention Center ($$$$) for a meeting. Sadly, the main speaker is Mark McGowan. He was involved with the “queering” of St Mike’s College in Toronto and slammed Peter Kreeft for presenting the Catholic Church’s position on homosexuality. Exhibit A
Wouldn’t you rather have Peter Kreeft presenting to the OCSB in Ottawa?
3) Grandmothers to Grandmothers
In addition, the Stephen Lewis Foundation group “Grandmothers to Grandmothers
” will be there. When you donate to G2G, you write a cheque to SLF.
G2G is a direct arm of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
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Posted on November 1st, 2013 by Squeaker in Catholic Scandals, Catholicism
As reported by Michael Voris in the video below, Fr. Robert Barron has made some bizarre statements about hell. He doesn’t go as far as to claim that everybody will be saved, but he says we may “reasonably hope that all people will be saved.” He also frequently speaks of “hell as a possibility.” The video in which Fr. Barron gives these opinions is here (his opinion begins at 5:30). Read the rest of this entry »
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