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Posted on May 21st, 2012 by Paycheck in Abortion, Contraception
I can’t vouch for the authenticity of the message that this woman received, but I can tell you that this is precisely something that the Lord would indeed say. It has the ring of authenticity to it and it cuts right to the heart. Very powerful and very true.
It is all about contraception. Abortion is just the camoflage. We will never, ever defeat abortion without taking out contraception and its mentality, first.
“No” to Life during sex means “No” to Life after sex. Not for everyone, but for the vast majority it is. That is precisely where the rubber hits the road, so to speak.
“Contraception: The Spirit of Abortion”
Wow. Just wow.
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Posted on May 17th, 2012 by Paycheck in Contraception
May 16, 2012 — Women who use transdermal patches or vaginal rings for contraception may be at significantly increased risk for venous thromboembolism compared with women who do not use hormonal contraception, according to a national registry-based Danish study published online May 10 in the British Medical Journal.
While its impact is still being widely studied, there is no doubt that the exposure is occurring: multiple international studies have documented elevated levels of natural and synthetic hormones in drinking water, and one such study conducted in France noted that progestins in particular were more resistant to removal by water treatment methods, compared with other types of pharmaceuticals . Due to the accumulation of synthetic steroids in water, much of the research conducted on its impact has been done using water-dwelling vertebrates such as fish and frogs. An ever-increasing collection of studies report harmful effects of these hormones on aquatic vertebrates, particularly with regard to their reproduction, as would be predicted given the nature of the contaminants . One study focused on the effects of exposure to the progestin Levonorgestrel (LNG) on the frog Xenopus tropicalis. While the male reproductive system did not appear to be impaired, female tadpoles exhibited severe defects in the development of their ovaries and oviducts, rendering them sterile … (Source)
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OTTAWA, May 14, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) today released a pastoral letter on freedom of conscience and religion. Issued by the CCCB Permanent Council, the letter expresses concern about an “aggressive relativism” in Canada that seeks to relegate religion to the private sphere. Read the rest of this entry »
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The time is ripe for faithful Catholics, especially in the US, to approach the clergy and humbly ask them to preach about sexual morality.
Think about it: the tone of the discourse of the US bishops towards Obama’s abortion/contraception mandate is rapidly approaching a feverish pitch. Some weeks ago we heard the call for a national day of fasting on March 30. Then the USCCB released a blunt statement in April on this issue. Now they’re calling for civil disobedience.
Clearly, the bishops are setting this up as the greatest battle of our age. And rightfully so. So why aren’t they preaching about it from the pulpit?
They’ve spun the issue of paying for contraception and abortion as a matter of fundamental religious freedom. Fair enough. Given how much noise they’re making, any non-Catholic outsider would logically conclude that these issues are a central part of the Catholic Faith, as opposed to accessory parts of Catholicism, like the colours of priestly vestments on different feast days. Yet, if this same non-Catholic outsider were to sit in a Catholic pew every day for a year, he’d never hear a peep about contraception and maybe only one or two mentions of abortion.
Does it make sense that I hear more about birth control on CNN than in our churches? The bishops tell us that we have to be willing to go to the rack over these issues, but they dare not mention these same issues at Mass? Read the rest of this entry »
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“…Just as Japan is a closed system, so is the world. Just as Japan’s population leveled out and began to plunge, so will the world’s, and very soon. This will lead to gigantic economic consequences and human suffering on a scale never before known…”(Source)
Here’s the thing. The generations largely responsible for this disaster won’t be around to pick up the tab. They’ll be dead and gone.
There’s a real void of justice there.
Then again, for us Catholics, there is indeed an afterlife with Purgatory and Hell. That’s the great equalizer…and even more so. The saints tell us that even the hardest penance here on earth is worth accepting to avoid spending any “time” in Purgatory.
God’s no fool and “payback’s a bitch” as the saying goes. Anyway you look at it, payback is coming for those who reject the natural law of God.
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OTTAWA, Ontario, May 2, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As bishops across the United States rise up against the Obama administration’s contraception mandate, one Catholic School Board in Ottawa has admitted that its health plan for employees covers contraceptives, including drugs that can act as abortifacients, like the birth control pill. Read the rest of this entry »
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Right on! The Cross is coming…but so is the Crown!
…The bishops state emphatically this is an unjust law and unjust laws “must not be obeyed”. They are including lay employers in their statement. Employers, who for reasons of faith or conscience, may not want to provide or pay for contraceptive, sterilization, or abortifacient services.
According to the bishops, there can be no accommodation made for an unjust law. An unjust law “must not be obeyed”, not merely objected to.
This is a powerful statement. The bishops may be setting the stage for employers, religious clergy, or even themselves to willingly go to jail over their beliefs.
They are calling for two weeks of action from June 21st to July 4th. Protest and civil disobedience have not been discounted…(Source)
I love it! And all because of the Rubber.
I do not think it’s a coincidence – not one little bit – that it is by means of contraception that the State seeks to enslave and take away freedom.
The moral reality is now reflected in the legal reality. Now everyone knows what the price of sexual “freedom” is, don’t they?
It’s subjugation, slavery, second-class status.
Time to turn this ship around and LISTEN TO WHAT SOCON OR BUST HAS BEEN SAYING SINCE WE LAUNCHED.
Dump the contraception and reclaim your freedom.
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….It appears that Obama and his team misunderstood American Catholics, and indeed the public more broadly. I think it comes down to a misunderstanding of how Americans live out their “cafeteria Catholicism” in practice: Sure, they reserve the right to disobey Church teachings — but they acknowledge the right of the bishops to define the teachings that they are disobeying. We might put it this way: They do not take kindly to being bullied by bishops, but — and here’s the shock to the Obamaites — they also don’t much like it when bishops are bullied by someone else. Nobody likes a bully, and Obama showed himself to be one in this controversy….(Source)
The Messiah miscalculated on this one, big time. Now he’s put his next term on the line, instead of being smart and pulling this stunt after the election. Now there is the potential for a “religious war” of sorts in the election.
Bad move, Barry. You’ve awakened something that really is way, way above your pay-grade.
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“The decision whether or not to terminate a pregnancy is essentially a moral decision and in a free and democratic society, the conscience of the individual must be paramount to that of the state,” O’Connor said. (Source)
The conscience is above the State, but it is not above the natural law. It is not above the moral law which says that no one may murder.
But then again, we know where O’Connor is getting this conscience thing, don’t we?
26. Counsellors may meet others who, accepting the teaching of the Holy Father, find that because of particular circumstances they are involved in what seems to them a clear conflict of duties, e.g., the reconciling of conjugal love and responsible parenthood with the education of children already born or with the health of the mother. In accord with the accepted principles of moral theology, if these persons have tried sincerely but without success to pursue a line of conduct in keeping with the given directives, they may be safely assured that, whoever honestly chooses that course which seems right to him does so in good conscience.
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Posted on April 26th, 2012 by Paycheck in Contraception
(CBS News) An injectable form of birth control doubles breast cancer risk among young women, according to a new study. The study examined younger women, ages 20 to 44, and confirmed a link between depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) – the main ingredient in the contraceptive sold under the brand name Depo-Provera – and breast cancer risk. The contraceptive shot is usually injected into the buttocks or upper arm once every 3 months, or just under the skin once every 12 to 14 weeks….(Source)
Isn’t contraception just great! I’m sure all the drug companies want to make sure all women know about this too, huh! You know, like it’s a very responsible thing to be a good corporate citizen and no one chooses profits over women’s lives. Hell no.
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Posted on April 25th, 2012 by Paycheck in Contraception
Timothy Reichert, a world-renowned economist and a Colorado resident, recently argued in an essay titled “Bitter Pill” in the journal First Things, that contraception leads to an unfair dynamic between men and women in which women who want to marry are increasingly disregarded by men who are free to have sexual relationships with no real consequences. Read the rest of this entry »
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Pennsylvania is a “swing State”, too, in the U.S. elections. It’s one of those States that’s up for grabs.
But, you know, Barry is the Messiah. He just can’t make a mistake. It’s not even possible.
So, ya wanna fight, Messiah? You’re going to get one in November.
It’s an amazing thing to see: how we Christians have been powerless to unite ourselves for 1000 years, yet here comes Barry and he’s doing it with one legislative act. Boy, am I believer now! You go, Barry. You’re doing a splendid job.
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From the Ottawa Catholic School Board’s Health Insurance Policy:
2. Drugs and medication
Drugs, serums, vaccines and injectables that either legally require a prescription or are only available by prescription and when prescribed by a physician or dentist and dispensed by a pharmacist, physician or dentist to a maximum of three months supply at one time. [That means the birth control pill and abortion pill are covered.] Prescribed smoke cessation products will be covered to a maximum of $200 per lifetime or three months supply, whichever comes first, including the costs of attendance at special clinics. As well, drugs and supplies available without a prescription and required as a result of a colostomy or ileostomy* and/or for the treatment of cystic fibrosis, diabetes and Parkinson’s or heart disease. (Diaphragms, IUDs and breast pumps are not covered.) [The injustice and unfairness of it all!]
Charges for Viagra®/Levitra®/Cialis® will be covered to a maximum of $500 per year, provided there is co-medical attestation of an impotence problem. [That's a relief. What would we do without our viagara! Maybe we need to get Sandra Fluke up here to demand access to IUDs and Diaphragms, though. We want to ensure all those fuddy-duddy Catholic contribute their fair share to our sterile sex lives!]
Source: Page 24
From a reader who flipped us this story: “I know for a fact that the Catholic School Board in Ottawa self-insures and pays for The Pill for their teachers….so every dollar they spend on contraception is a Catholic taxdollar NOT spent on textbooks for kids! Given the news from Cardinal Burke that Catholic organizations CANNOT pay for contraception, why do Catholic school boards in Ontario do so?”
That’s a good question, but you won’t get any answer from the School Board or the Bishops. And we all know why, too. Neither of these groups have the guts to admit that one of them is really no longer Catholic and the other group doesn’t have the gonads to call a spade a spade and accept the consequences of starting again in Catholic education. But the end is coming whether either group reads the blinking neon lights on the wall or not.
Or God is not who He says He is.
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From St. Joseph’s April 8, Parish Bulletin…
Catholic Gays and Lesbians
— Friday, April 13, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. Sexual Relationships: Where does our morality come from? We will discuss a talk by Bishop Geoffrey James Robinson given at the “From Water to Wine: Lesbian/Gay Catholics and Relationships” symposium. The symposium was organized by New Ways Ministry, “a gay-positive ministry of advocacy and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Catholics, and reconciliation within the larger Christian and civil communities.” The talk is available here. Please bring a beverage or snack to share. CATHOLIC GAYS AND LESBIANS get together on the second Friday of the month. We live, or aspire to live, in integrity with our gifts of both spirituality and homosexuality. We want to build bridges between gay communities and the Church. We meet to share our faith. For more information, contact SJcglgroup@gmail.com.
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In the April edition of The Interim, Paul Tuns wrote a great review of Elusive Destiny, a biography of former Prime Minister John Turner who was responsible for passing Canada’s infamous abortion law in 1969, as Trudeau’s Minister of Justice. Tun writes:
Then, Litt reports, Turner turned to abortion as a matter of conscience, claiming he “wrestled with his duty as a Catholic legislator” and “sought expert opinion”. He raised the issue with members of the theological faculty at St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto, including Rev. Robert W. Crooker, who advised that while a Catholic should oppose the abortion bill, Turner also had responsibilities to his government. Turner received a similar opinion from an unidentified “Dominican theologian from the University of Laval” in Montreal who added that Catholic legislators must not impose their morals on others. Litt also notes that the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, whose executive Turner met with, effectively gave the same advice. Litt reports Turner told the CCCB the omnibus “compromise” was the best that could be achieved to which Bishop Alexander Carter – president of the conference and brother to the future Cardinal Gerald Emmet Carter – said:
“Gentlemen, I think John has convinced us. Let’s have a drink.”
Judas-Priests…and drunk ones, at that.
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