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This is rich.  Yo!  Your Eminence! We need to check out our own backyard social justice cabal and start moving against it before we start telling everyone that society has a problem.

It’s a bit much….really.

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Get ready. This is the future of the West.

H/T Big Blue Wave.

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Good read.

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Not so good.

I got a better solution.  Instead of us cowing to the secularists like we do all the time to find some “reasonable compromise”, the Cardinal should declare he wants Canada to become a Catholic state which guarantees freedom from coercion to non-Catholics.

If the Secularists have the balls to ban religion from the public square,  we should have the balls to ban them.

That is, unless you profess a religious faith, you’ll be fired.   What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

Here’s a little secret to my socon friends:   if you’re always playing defense, you’ll never score, and if you never score, you’ll never win.

Go on the offensive, for a change.  Be ballsy and let the chips fall where they may.  The Secularists do it. The Muslims do it. And they gain turf at whose expense, do you think?

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Homosexualists are tipping their anti-Catholic bigotry hand.

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Yah!….with my best Harlem drawl…..Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about.

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Europe and Hungary will only be renewed if they focus on traditions of praying and working, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said during a ceremony marking renovation works at the church of Ják in west Hungary. The new Constitution introduced last year includes the Christian roots of Hungary’s statehood at the behest of voters who brought Fidesz to power in 2010, Orbán said, adding that “we consider the path of St Stephen to be our own”.,,,(Source)

Hungary is going one way, the rest of the world is going the other.  Guess where you should make your financial investments, if you want to have something for retirement?

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At the government’s own request, a federal appellate court Friday dismissed the Obama administration’s appeal of an order that stopped the president from enforcing his abortion-pill mandate against a Bible publisher. The administration’s retreat marks the first total appellate victory on a preliminary injunction in any abortion-pill mandate case…(Source)

First victory. Time to up the ante and go for the jugular.  Keep pushing.

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Great article here.

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…Canada’s top court has released an unanimous decision today that critics say has struck a monumental blow against freedom of speech, opinion, and religion across the country. The court ordered the defendant, a Catholic pro-family activist with a reputation for intense activism, not only to pay a fine, but also to pay court costs which could amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

“It’s a bad day,” said Bill Whatcott to in an interview. “The ruling and the reasoning [behind it] is terrible. They actually used the concept that truth is not a defense.”

“It’s worse than I expected. What it means is that my life is over, as I know it. It means that the Christian Church is going to be libel for speaking the truth,” he said…. (Source)

In 2005, in front of nearly 20,000 people, this is what I said: Read the rest of this entry »

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Religious Freedom is an important issue.  But, it’s the WRONG defense in the fight over Obama’s mandate.

And here is a perfect explanation why that is so, found in one of the comments in this YouTube clip:

“…As you may know Jehovah Witnesses do not believe in blood transfusions.  Do you think a Jehovah Witness business owner should be allowed to deny blood transfusions to their employees?”

How would we answer that from a purely religious freedom perspective?  Not very well. We only win, ultimately, on the SUBSTANCE of the issue at hand which means getting into the nitty gritty of the morality of things.

Blood transfusions are morally licit.  Contraceptives are not.  If we convince people of these truths, we win.

We will never win on the basis of religious freedom alone.  It’s a waste of time.

Something tells me that God is going to take down 2 huge problems in the Church today:  contraception and a false idea of religious freedom.  I don’t know how He’s going to do it, but I have a strong belief that that’s what going down here is some mysterious way.

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I wonder if the CanChurch will pull another Judas on us.  Time will tell.

I also wonder if they’ve stopped taking the heavy drugs that they were on when they got Routhier to testify on their behalf.

Still no apology from the bishops for their betrayal, as per the standard operating procedures.  Bishops grovel over the ranking of which politically correct issue they should apologize about, but when it comes to PROFOUND ISSUES like human life and Catholic education, a simple “sorry” is not in their vocabulary.

This is another very good reason to dissolve Episcopal Conferences, or at the very least, prohibit them from speaking on anything important unless they have the Pope’s direct approval.

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H/T Concerned for Life

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At last we’ve come to it, the great human rights battle of our age (cue the sarcastic grin). The two poster children of the Human Rights Commissions will duke it out. In one corner, a progressive lesbian. In the other corner, a conservative Muslim. Socon or Bust had been expecting this inevitable clash for a while.

How did it come to this? The story is really simple: Read the rest of this entry »

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EDUCATION IN ONTARIO: The Ontario government’s Equity Policy and Accepting Schools Act (Bill 13) have created a hostile environment for students and families with traditional and/or faith-based values. Being publicly funded, Ontario’s Catholic schools are not exempt. Some parents in Ontario have been prevented from being informed about their childrens’ education with respect to religion, sexuality, and gender identity.

Come and hear pro-family, Christian hero Dr. Steve Tourloukis share his experience of religious discrimination in the education system in Hamilton and how he’s fighting back. Presentation followed by question-and-answer. Refreshments provided. Bring your cheque book to help him in his fight.

Saturday November 17 at 7:30 PM, Holy Trinity Hall, 58 Arthur Street (north off Somerset between Booth & Bronson).  Poster here. 

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Not sure if any of you have been watching the press conferences after the CCCB Plenary sessions.  I’ve actually watched them.  Not exactly newsworthy stuff,  considering that inconvenient press was banned, you kind of get the idea of who’s left to answer those “hard hitting” questions. Read the rest of this entry »

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…When asked about the nature of the increased threats to the religious liberties of American institutions, he told LifeSiteNews, “the day may come when religious institutions will have to seek out their own accrediting associations because of the continuing encroachment of political correctness.”…

I’ve seen this coming now for many years. As Christians become squeezed out of the secular world because of our allegiance to Christ’s teachings, we will have to start forming our own associations and indeed even our own economy amongst believers.  There will come a time where Catholics will be treated like the Blacks were in the Deep South during the last century.

Back of the Bus.

Welcome to tolerance.

Welcome to the payback of betraying Humanae Vitae.

But the good news is that we will have a strong religious society start to develop within a crumbling culture of death.  The culture around us will fall but we will, with these new institutions and associations, provide the seed for a new civilization.  It will be the basis for a new Catholic identity and the new Evangelization.

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Catholic schools that fail to uphold Church teaching may be stripped of their affiliation with the Church, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) warned last week.  “If we are a Catholic school, we should not teach anything contrary to the official teaching of the Church,” Archbishop Jose Palma, the CBCP’s president, told CBCPNews, the conference’s official news service….(Source)

See?  The Filipino bishops know the score and are playing hardball.  We did not get that here in Ontario when the bishops caved on Catholic education in favour of the Gay clubs.  I’m not sure just exactly how long we can go on by passing the buck, but it can’t be that long.  The good news, of course, for any of us who really care about the Catholic faith, at least we’ll have a clean slate to build on.  It won’t be built on pseudo Catholicism.

Off to pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament in a little while.   I’m more and more resigned to the collapse of the culture and CanChurch and am more and more unwilling to put up much effort to stop its demise.  Instead, I think it’s time to think outside of the box. So far, we’ve been busy trying to salvage what was once part of our culture and Church.  I don’t think that’s really the ticket out of this.  In fact, there is something to letting the existing edifices collapse, and let the full weight of it come down on the architects who built it and the “religious” cowards who propped it up.

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Here.  Pretty slick, if you ask me.  The comparison to the eating with tax collectors and sinners was pretty lame and hardly comparable on many fronts, however.  A more relevant example would have been Christ before Herod, but that would not suit ++ Dolan’s perspective, now would it?  Jesus didn’t dance across Herod’s swimming pool in Jesus Christ Superstar.

Believe it or not, I’m not that spooked by ++ Dolan’s response, provided that he uses the occasion to really lay into Obama or embarrass him or both.  It doesn’t even have to be nasty or mean, but it certainly does mean communicating to Obama and the rest of the Secular Fundamentalists out there that people of Faith have rights and freedoms too.  And more importantly, we will fight for them until our very last breath.

The Cardinal can even smile when he points the finger at Obama and tells him to stop trampling on our rights.  The evening doesn’t have to be all “nice”.

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I am more and more convinced that the misinterpretation of the documents of Vatican II are at the root cause of the disaster in the Catholic Church and with it, society at large.  For as the Catholic Church goes, so goes the West and the world.  Our enemies know it, but we have largely forgotten it.   Many Catholics believe that the Church is just “one of many” players in the culture.  That’s false. We’re the player on which everything hangs or falls. Read the rest of this entry »

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