You’ll find that in the course of Sacred history, it is not uncommon for a story’s significance – a very important story – to become truly appreciated only after decades and even centuries have passed. Because the Church’s history has been largely tied to what was going on in Europe, Catholics have generally looked to the drama going on there to read the signs of the times. But here in Canada, we have had our own drama going on for 46 years concerning one faithful priest’s courageous witness to the most important issue of the last 50 years — the transmission of human life. I am speaking, of course, of our great champion, Msgr. Vincent Foy – Canada’s great priest and prophet of our times. Read the rest of this entry »
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Msgr. Foy was right and the rest of the Canadian Church and society was wrong. That’s why saying the “electorate is always right” is just plain stupid and dumb.
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There’s a better chance of the bishops gutting Development & Peace….which is to say none at all.
National churches – like the ones that exist in all but name today – need to be disbanded. That one move might very well save the West. Get rid of it….at least in the rich western countries. Let the Africans and Asians keep them, but for the corrupt West, OUT!
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And herein lies the problem: a false and distorted view of collegiality which destroys the responsibility and duties of an individual bishop. Cardinal Burke has said what everyone else can see. Episcopal conferences have been a noose around the Church’s neck. It’s become a bureaucratic nightmare which has made diocesan bishop nothing more than functionaries of the Borg. If Pope Francis really wants to ignite a revolution in the Church, he can make one simple move that would do it: abolish and forbid these conferences. In a stroke of a pen and the words “You’re on your own, fellas”, we could see a flourishing of the new evangelization overnight.
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Good to see that decent, family people and even the Government of Canada recognize courage and integrity.
Then again, one needs to understand these virtues to be able to model them.
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Check out their slide show:
Trees are more important than the unborn. They get a mention and some money. The unborn get nothing except more of the same.
D&P still has not come clean…4 years to the month since their scandal broke.
And the bishops have done little more than smoke screen it away. But we won’t forget and we won’t let them forget.
Shame. Maximum shame.
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It’s not so much that they state the occasional truth. It’s the selective, convenient truth that they state that’s the problem. It’s usually very convenient and very politically correct.
They wouldn’t be caught dead supporting anti-Semitic comments and those who make them, even when those persons are not in Communion with the Catholic Church. They’re sure to let us all know that they are not in Communion with us. But, when it comes to distancing themselves from their own social justice agency and the support of the pro-abort pimps in the Global South, it’s like take it easy, man, and let’s not jump to any conclusions, eh!?
They denounce the schismatics, only to refuse to apply that label to themselves when they, in their parallel Canadian magisterium, treacherously dissented from Humanae Vitae and have never, ever repented of it. In fact, they have refused to do it on at least one occasion.
And such is the bitter complaint of Faithful Catholics when it concerns the two-faced ecclesiastical establishment that runs CanChurch today. How brave they are when meting out the condemnations against wayward Catholics whose liturgical, doctrinal, and moral tastes they detest, but oh what a great latitude in forgiveness and forbearance that they have for the ocean of liberal dissent and destruction that has drowned the Church in filth and perversion and the death of the innocents these past 50 years!
Amid the ongoing revelations of dissenting partners still being funded by Development and Peace, there are some signs of hope too.
The recent resignation of a “theologian” at D&P, Michel Beaudin, provides valuable insight into their internal struggles. Beaudin wrote an interminable resignation letter that reads mainly like a rant, but which also reveals some useful insider information. Key takeaways:
Sadly, the situation is far from resolved and the internal fight continues. So the boycott on donations must continue, especially since dissenting partners are still on the payroll.
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Here’s something to reflect on:
1) Stop giving money to pro-abort pimps,
2) Try a little transparency by revealing the identity of the groups that you give Catholic money to.
I suppose the Borg thinks these are unreasonable demands.
It’s never a happy day when people get laid off, but a downsizing of the CCCB bureaucracy is long overdue and will be good for the long-term health of the Church.
According to their most recent filing with the Canada Revenue Agency, the CCCB had 58 full-time employees and 7 part-time employees in 2011. So a net reduction of 15 positions is quite significant.
I received this email from the CCCB publications office:
While this release is about as non-transparent as everything else the CCCB does, it appears they’re feeling some sort of money crunch, at least in the publications office, if not elsewhere in the bureaucracy. Perhaps the collection of the “Needs of the Church in Canada” wasn’t so good?
I take no pleasure in anybody losing their job, but sometimes it takes a bit of trauma to rouse people from their slumber.
I sense a rant coming on.
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) put out a press release this week:
There’s nothing wrong here, of course. Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha was an amazing young woman, full of faith, compassion and humility. It’s always a great joy to celebrate the life of a Saint and to give thanks to God for the wonderful blessings He poured out on her, and on us through her intercession. We should definitely celebrate this event.
But the excerpt above got me thinking. Do you notice how the bishops can massively mobilize when it’s time for a celebration, but how so many of them languish at glacier speed when it comes to sacrifice, like say, the annual March for Life? Ottawa is a lot closer than Rome, and you don’t even have to change your currency or dig out those pesky voltage adapters. Yet, there seem to be a million impediments and excuses when the March rolls around each year. Um… er… uh… I already have a commitment for… er… the Blessing of Vehicles at St. Ford parish.
Maybe his Grace should bless a vehicle and drive it down the 401 to the March.
Some bishops attend faithfully each year and have become fixtures on the pro-lfe circuit, like Archbishop Prendergast and Cardinal Collins. God bless ‘em. But for most of the CCCB, it’s more miss than hit. I don’t have an official count, but somehow I doubt that we got 17 bishops at the March for Life in Ottawa this past May.
And Salt and Light TV sure didn’t broadcast it live, unlike EWTN which broadcasts the U.S. March for Life live through TV, radio and live streaming on the Internet. Was Father Thomas Rosica too busy with other projects, like interviewing that excommunicated dissenting ex-priest and calling him “a faithful, deeply devoted Catholic?” Everybody has their priorities, I suppose.
In the case of the Alberta bishops, we’re talking about receding glacier speed, since they actually boycotted the March for Life in the last two years. We had more pro-aborts than Alberta bishops showing up at the March.
They can sure talk the talk. A month before the March, back in April 2012, the CCCB issued Elements of a National Pastoral Initiative for Life and the Family. It called for “Participation of members of the CCCB in the National March for Life (Ottawa) and comparable local events, and encouragement addressed to all members of the Church to participate.” Looks awesome on paper, eh? But it seems that most bishops discarded their own memo with the junk mail. They probably placed it in the same trash bin as the excellent brochure published by their own pro-life organization, the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF), that explains that the morning-after pill and birth control pills can be abortifacients — you know, those same pills that the CCCB covers as part of their staff health insurance plan.
That’s why we shouldn’t get too excited when we see promising promises on paper. We’ve seen more lip-service than you can shake a chapstick at.
Ostensibly, Christ has many friends in His glorious Resurrection, but darn few in His Crucifixion.
It’s all very sad. Bishops have been given amazing authority and spiritual gifts to accomplish great things, if only they would move beyond the role of diocesan administrator and become the Apostles they’re supposed to be.
So it’s with mixed feelings that I’ll be thinking about soon-to-be Saint Kateri this weekend. While she certainly deserves the pomp and circumstance, I suspect that this humble virgin would have preferred that the Canadian bishops save their Air Miles for the March for Life.
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, pray for us.
While I don’t particularly celebrate that people lose their jobs, I am more than thrilled that social justice is getting the axe somewhat.
Why is it that the bleeding hearts cry out for the government to meet the needs of “the poor”, but when it comes to their own back pocket they pull the plug? Why is that? One rule for them and one rule for the rest of us?
The “Needs of the Canadian Church” are not being met! And for that, my dear Busters, we can be most grateful.
That’s what you get for not being transparent and honest with pro-lifers. You cannot expect us to fund you when you give us the back of your hand.
There’s money out here, but you’re not getting it because we’re sick and tired of your management.
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Indeed. And so those bishops who fail to ADEQUATELY and SUFFICIENTLY instruct the Faithful and the general public about such truths are equally culpable.
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This Sunday is the annual collection for the “Needs of the Church in Canada”. The name sounds really nice and all, but it’s really just a collection to pay for the bureaucracy at the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB). Oh, and it also pays for the contraceptives and morning-after pills of the CCCB staff. Didn’t you know?
You may recall that a journalist from the Montreal newspaper La Presse broke a story a few months ago in which he reported that the CCCB covers contraceptives and the morning-after pill as part of its health insurance plan for staff. The story was published in February 2012, in the wake of the controversy in the US whereby Obama had just announced the HHS Mandate on birth control. Perhaps the journalist was curious to see how Canadian bishops were positioned on this issue in light of the robust opposition of the US bishops to Obama. Read the rest of this entry »
If you listen to what’s happening over at the Plenary, you won’t be shocked to learn that some periti are trying to turn the New Evangelization into a New Plan for Social Justice.
It’s all very sad…and sadder still that it’s not getting lighter but darker in Canada.
A great many Canadian bishops needed to hear this.
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So it’s all about perception and the politics of getting their money back. Meanwhile, the unborn are totally ignored in their “internal struggle”.
This is disgusting.