God will reclaim his sign. He will not be mocked.

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Vox’s take.

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“Nobody believes the story of Sodom refers to consensual homosexuality any more and Jesus never mentions the subject. He does, however, repeatedly condemn judging oth
ers and – oh yes divorce. Quite a lot of both in Christian circles these days. (St) Paul’s writing may well refer to the use of young boys by adult heterosexual men and not adult, gay partnerships. Thing is, we need to discuss all this and not just smugly point fingers.” (Source)

Seriously.  No, really. He said that. That’s from his Facebook page today, plugging his article “I was wrong”. Nobody believes the story of Sodom refers to consensual homosexuality?  Uh, your Church does, Michael. In fact, no serious theologian before the sexual revolution thought or wrote otherwise. “Nobody believes, nobody believes”?  What is this, some kind of massive fraud that you are trying to perpetrate, Michael? This is so sad, but the alarm bells have been sounding for some time about Mr. Coren.  I think this fire drill clears out the building. I don’t think Mike quite gets it:  STERILIZED SEX IS CONDEMNED IN THE BIBLE IN ALL ITS FORMS. That’s why Mr. Coren won’t answer my question about Humanae Vitae.  He won’t do it, because his jig would be up. The problem with giving Michael Coren a Catholic megaphone is that he doesn’t know what the hell he is talking about.  Please don’t help spread his errors in the Catholic community.

p.s. Under Coren’s rubric of St. Paul condemning heterosexual rape of boys, I guess the only orientation on the outs are the bi-sexuals, for all intents and purposes.  Or, perhaps, heterosexuals who rape boys should have their own orientation too.  After all, we wouldn’t want to discriminate, would we?   Mr. Coren’s view of sexual sin simply consists in ensuring that all parties consent…then there’s no problem.  But that is hardly the Catholic view…because GOD does not consent.

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According to most accounts, Emanuel Jaques was shining shoes on Yonge Street in the afternoon of July 29, 1977, when he agreed either to help some men move photographic equipment or to pose for them. Four days later, on August 2, his body was found in a garbage bag on the roof of a massage parlour on Yonge Street. It was subsequently discovered that he had been raped by three men and then drowned. The brutality of the crime provoked cries of outrage across Toronto, but particularly in the local Portuguese community. There were large protests in the city and endless editorials condemning what became known as Toronto’s “sin strip.” Considering that Jaques was sexually attacked by the three men before they killed him, the case also caused a major rift between the city’s Portuguese and gay communities. This was particularly true when, even before the accused came to trial, a local gay magazine decided to publish an article extolling the virtues of “Men Loving Boys Loving Men.” That being said, public opinion was overwhelmingly on the side of the victim and, by extension, of the Portuguese community. In fact, the Jaques case would attract the broadest media coverage of any murder in the region until the Bernardo-Homolka serial killings of teenaged girls of the mid-1990s. Yet soon after his brutal death, and the subsequent sanitization of Yonge Street, Emanuel Jaques would largely vanish not only from the headlines but from the very consciousness of Canadians. When one searches through the archives, one finds almost nothing about the story that captured the imagination of a whole city. Until the publication of Barnacle Love in 2008, which had been preceded by Bill Moniz’s television film Shoeshine Boy in 2006, Jaques pretty well disappeared from Canadian discourse, both popular and scholarly. (Source)

Disappeared because it doesn’t fit the approved victimology meme.

Sidenote:  My parent were from the Azores too. I was born here in Canada. In 1977, I would have been 8.  This whole account really sickens me.

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Since it’s the Feast Day of St. Peter and St. Paul.

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Ro-oh.  Could this be the big pendulum swing back?

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Sad. Very Sad.

Mike, in case you read this post, here are four things you need to ‘git:

1.  Please stop the pornography of victimology that you fraudulently try to trump up, creating a caricature based on the gay fantasy of your opponents.  It’s really becoming a source of fatigue.  You know, as crazy as it sounds, people can actually disagree with you without being hatey-haters.  Shocking but true!

2.  No one claimed you were “intimidated” into buying the Gay line.    You are simply in a difficult situation, having to choose between a close family member or friend and the Truth. You chose the former.  We’ll keep praying for  you, but please understand that your choice has consequences (Matthew 10:37).

3.  You cannot evolve on this “single subject” because this “single subject” – if you are honest – will force you to accept other sins which the Catholic Church categorically rejects.

4.  “Sin” and “disorder” are indeed ugly terms, but that doesn’t mean they should not be used.  The Catechism uses them a lot  – especially in talking about homosexual acts.  Have you heard of the Catechism, Mike? It’s a big book which John Paul II called a “sure norm for teaching the Faith”.  Check it out some time.

By the way, if you must carry on about your new evolution, please be so kind as to distance and disclaim any association with Catholic teaching on the subject.  I trust that you still value integrity.  We expect you to show it.

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It was never about “marriage equality”.  It was always, always, always about going after your kids and corrupting them.

Clueless lemmings didn’t have an answer when the media asked them, “How does gay marriage affect you“?

Duh.  Now they know.

Sex has never been a private affair.  That’s why there were laws on the book, Buckwheat!   — because our fathers before us knew what the hell would be unleashed, but we forsook their counsel and here we are…gay porn for kids.

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‘I would like to be a mother one day so I can finally have someone I’m genetically related to, but if I can’t have children naturally I would never have one through donor conception,’ says Gracie. ‘I wouldn’t put anybody else through what I’ve  been through. (Source)

After the “me” generation is gone, what will our culture look like?  Dear Lord, just make this nightmare end sooner rather than later.  That’s all I ask.

Future generations will look back and condemn this one. They might even create a monument of “how not to do society”.

We’re the most technologically “connected” society in history, and yet the most jaded and separated one too…where it counts…in the family.

That’s the problem when you reject God. Everything starts to fall apart.

Note to all single women who think they don’t need a man:  THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A “RIGHT” TO A CHILD.  That’s the problem when we start commodifying human life.

And you can thank contraception for starting it, too.  Hello Winnipeg Statement!

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When the police arrested him two days later, he was accused of allegedly saying, “Jesus is true. He is the Son of God. He will come to save me, while Muslims’ Prophet is fake.” After the accusation, based on the verbal statement of a Muslim barber Shahid Imran, more than 3,000 Pakistani Muslims rioted and torched about 100 Christian homes in a small neighbourhood of Christians called Joseph Colony. While the Christians fled, the police silently watched as the Muslim protestors destroyed the Christians’ homes and stole their possessions. (Source)

That’s what Catholics have to deal with in Pakistan. Please do your part and help me help them.

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The thing about sexual sin is that it is founded on a theological error.   And while most “gay friendly” churches don’t really focus on “old time religion” doctrines, every so often they let some doozies slip….like this one…..

The Trinity is rather different. It’s not three persons competing against each other. It’s one person manifest in three different ways. So, is God really the supreme actor, taking on three different roles, simultaneously?

Uh huh.  God is one person manifested in three ways?  No. That’s what we call modalism and it was condemned by the Church way back in the third century.

It’s not surprising that gay friendly “theologians” don’t really understand or accept the Trinity because they don’t have a proper understanding of what “family” is  —  a reflection of the Trinity!

If your conception of family is all screwed up, it is only logical that your idea of what the Trinity is will be equally erroneous.

Reflection for Trinity Sunday-June 15, 2014 by John Mark Keyes proves it.

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Very interesting.

The thing about those particular texts is that they aren’t ambiguous or prone to misinterpretation. Pretty crystal clear.

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Oh goodie. I bet you are really excited about Catholic education in Ontario, aren’t you?

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Things are disintegrating everywhere as we let these militants loose.

Where is the U.S.?

For everyone who is just stupid enough to believe we are not in a religious war, please stop drinking the Koolaid.

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As many of our readers know, yours truly went through a bit of a rough patch over the past year.  No need to go through all of the sordid details at this time.   In fact, the drama is still playing through and might be a good write-up for a future blog post.  It has all the earmarks of a classic, I assure you.  Bastards, liars, gamblers, money laundering, the mafia.  You name it.  It’s been quite a ride, and it’s still not over!

Anyhow, around November of last year, I was at the low point in my little adventure.  One evening, I was sitting on my bed, bemoaning my fate — like one of those  “dark nights of the soul” gigs that the saints some time experience except that I am no saint but it sure was all darkness — when I heard a bling on my one of my kid’s IPADs.  It was a Facebook message from a priest in Pakistan, named Fr. Simon.

Here is how the conversation went:

Fr. Simon:  How are you John, Glad to meet you, praying for you, God bless you always, yours in Christ fr. Simon.

JP:  Thank you for your prayers, Father. May I ask what prompted you message to me?

Fr. Simon:  I just message you because I felt it you are a nice man of God, I am a parish priest my stationed is in Asia and I appointed here in Pakistan in a non-Christian nation.  I am sorry if you feel bad about send you messages.

JP:  No need to apologize, Father. I thank you for your timely prayer as I was feeling rather low and it is a depressing period in my life. So I thank you very, very much for your prayer. God Bless You. I will pray for the Christians in Pakistan. I know things are tough there, and makes my problems look miniscule by comparison.

Fr. Simon: Yes, life is very hard especially for our abused, neglected, rejected and hungry children who suffering very hard here in a non-Christian nation and we need to save them to the human trafficking and to the slavery. I am involved with a small registered ministry who working for children here for save them, life is very hard here and under much persecution than all over the 3rd word, so tell a little bit about your family and about your mission or work? God bless you.

And so the conversation between Fr. Simon and I continued over the next several months, as Fr. Simon related to me the struggles and challenges he faces to minister to the Christian community in Pakistan, and the uplifting zeal he has for evangelization even in the midst of great persecution and suffering.  It puts us all to shame here in the West.  It really does.

Bishop Joseph Coutts, blessing the dead bodies of victims of Islamic violence.

His bishop, Bishop Joseph Coutts, even called me on my cell phone asking for my help.

Many of you have heard of the famous case of Meriam Ibrahim.  Well, Islamic persecution of Christians is becoming more and more common place all over the world.  In Pakistan, the persecution is particularly vicious in recent years, as Islamic militancy is turning to violence to conquer any profession that is not Islamic.  For the most part, that means Christians are on the receiving end of this terrorism which includes human trafficking, sexual slavery, hard labour, and lethal violence.

After hearing about Fr. Simon’s accounts, I thought to myself, “Enough of this.  I can do something.  I have a blog. I have readers.  I have an e-mail list. I have a mouth.  I’m going to use them all.”  I felt moved to do something about the plight of our Catholic children (and other Christians) in Pakistan.  I hope other bloggers will join me.

I’ve set up the website for our relief organization called, Mountain of Jesus Ministries.  You can read more about us there.

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Fr. Simon Felix with some of his children at the rented school Socon or Bust is trying to support.

So here we go, folks, I’m hoping to raise about $1,000 to get us started.  Please help me.  If you are a blogger, I need your help to spread what I - ahem what we Catholic and other Christian bloggers – are trying to do because I want this to be a blogger-based initiative (although other sources and means of generating funds are gratefully accepted).  As bloggers and blog readers, we have an incredible resource to do a lot of good.  We don’t need a big bureaucracy.  We just need the will and the determination to do our part and to right an injustice.

All money raised goes directly to Fr. Simon’s efforts to save our Christian children there.  There is no overhead expenses here.  The money is going directly into my PayPal Account (The Catholic Legate) and then to the Ministry’s bank account.  He has promised a full accounting of the expenditures.   Eventually the plan is to register Mountain of Jesus Ministries as a charitable organization here in Canada, but that is likely 6-12 months away.  In the mean time, they still need our help.

So this is what I need from you all:

1. Prayer for the success of this venture.

2. Prayer for the success of this venture.

3. Prayer for the success of this venture.

4.  A PayPal donation, if possible.

2. Please e-mail your friends about our initiative (yes, you can really believe this is ***your ministry***.  It’s just started, so you have first dibs!)

3. Please like and share our Facebook page, and let people know about the website.  Fr. Simon is going to be posting regularly on what’s going on in Pakistan and the challenges he faces there.

On behalf of Fr. Simon, Bishop Coutts, Mountain of Jesus Ministries, and Socon or Bust, I thank you for your support and prayers. – John Pacheco

 

 

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Here.

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City workers found the lower half of a newborn baby’s body in a sewer drain at a North York park on Monday morning, according to Toronto police.

The remains, found at Heathrow Park near the intersection of the 401 and 400 highways, are believed to be a newborn, no more than a month old. (Source)

It still amazes me how nobody clues into the double standard between the tragedy of a newborn’s death vs. the collective yawn over abortion.

This part of the article is my fave:

Toronto police were appealing to anyone who may know a woman who suddenly stopped being pregnant without producing a child, Const. Kwong said.

Uh, officer… It happens about 100,000 times a year in this country, including a few hundred in the third trimester when a woman is clearly showing. Can you give me anything more to go on?

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Right on.

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Praise be to God! Now let’s pray she doesn’t get killed by a lynch mob.

A Christian woman on death row in a Sudanese prison has been released on the orders of a court in Khartoum after her case became the focus of an international campaign.

Meriam Ibrahim was sentenced to 100 lashes for adultery and to be hanged for apostasy after refusing to renounce her faith last month.

The Sudanese state news agency Suna said: “The appeal court ordered the release of [Ibrahim] and the cancellation of the [earlier] court ruling.” (Source)

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Early in the morning of January 21, 1610, the Archangels St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael appeared to Mother Mariana. Then Our Lady appeared to her and predicted many things about our own times: this is part of what Mother Mariana afterwards related that she told her:

“…. I make it known to you that from the end of the 19th century and shortly after the middle of the 20th century…. the passions will erupt and there will be a total corruption of customs (morals)….

“They will focus principally on the children in order to sustain this general corruption. Woe to the children of these times! It will be difficult to receive the Sacrament of Baptism, and also that of Confirmation…

“As for the Sacrament of Matrimony… it will be attacked and deeply profaned… The Catholic spirit will rapidly decay; the precious light of the Faith will gradually be extinguished… Added to this will be the effects of secular education, which will be one reason for the dearth of priestly and religious vocations.

“The Sacrament of Holy Orders will be ridiculed, oppressed, and despised… The Devil will try to persecute the ministers of the Lord in every possible way; he will labor with cruel and subtle astuteness to deviate them from the spirit of their vocation and will corrupt many of them. These depraved priests, who will scandalize the Christian people, will make the hatred of bad Catholics and the enemies of the Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church fall upon all priests…

“Further, in these unhappy times, there will be unbridled luxury, which will ensnare the rest into sin and conquer innumerable frivolous souls, who will be lost. Innocence will almost no longer be found in children, nor modesty in women. In this supreme moment of need of the Church, the one who should speak will fall silent.” In a subsequent apparition, Our Lady told Mother Mariana that these apparitions were not to become generally known until the twentieth century. (Source)

She really did call it.  But wait!  That’s not the end of the story….

The most important thing to understand is that it would be just wrong to despair at all this. The fightback is underway. For, in the end, Our Lady of Quito’s prophecies do not end with spiritual catastrophe. In a later apparition she foretold that “In order to free men from bondage to these heresies, those whom the merciful love of My Most Holy Son will destine for that restoration will need great strength of will, constancy, valor and much confidence in God. To test this faith and confidence of the just, there will be occasions when everything will seem to be lost and paralyzed. This, then, will be the happy beginning of the complete restoration.”

Bring it!  My dear fellow warriors in the trenches.  Be not afraid. Understand that we are facing the greatest fight in the Church’s history and that everything we do for Holy Mother Church, even the slightest thing, becomes amplified in eternity to the Glory of the Risen Christ.

Fight!

 

More on Our Lady of Good Success here.

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