Every day we hear and read trickles of frightening news about the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. For the first time in 1600 years there is no Holy Mass celebrated in Mosul, Iraq as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) attack Christians in the city. Similar scenes of devastation repeat themselves all over the Middle East. The assaults on beleaguered Christian communities in Pakistan are among the worst examples of Christian persecution by Muslim extremists and the violence is largely ignored by the mainstream media and Western governments….read the rest here at Catholic Insight

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From the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada:

Myths about income splitting a disservice to Canadian families

June 25, 2014, Ottawa — The Institute of Marriage and Family Canada is debunking myths about income splitting with its new report, released today.

An array of respected authors contributed to Busting income splitting myths: Income splitting is a viable option to help Canadian families come Budget 2015.  In it, they respond to false arguments brought forth by political and special interest groups on the proposed tax policy.

One common myth is that income splitting would help very few families, and only the rich.
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The reality of homosexuality is that there is a lot of pain and suffering that has to be worked on to overcome.

Please pray for people who struggle with this heavy cross.

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From our friends at Catholic Vote:

Dear CV Friend, 

“Deo Gratias.” 

Thanks be to God. 

That’s what a Catholic business owner who sued the U.S. government wrote me this morning following the Supreme Court decision. 

Specifically, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that closely-held corporations do not forfeit their First Amendment right to religious liberty, and therefore cannot be forced to comply with the HHS ‘contraception’ mandate. 

This means that thousands of private businesses run by Catholics and other people of faith are free to live their deeply held beliefs, and provide quality health coverage without the threat of crippling fines that could ruin their businesses and their lives. 
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This is just delicious.  Hits the spot.

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It started with the Nazis.

Now, it’s Corporate America.

Read this great article on how the gay movement has rolled over our culture:  Marriage, marketing, and intimidation.

The Gay Agenda will not survive the light of truth or the open exchange of ideas and debate.  That’s why when you hear about censorship, it won’t be difficult to figure out who is behind it and why.

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Here’s what we know.

We know that Catholic schools in Canada raised funds for Free the Children (FTC) to bring relief to Haiti following the devastating earthquake in 2010 (for example here and here).

We know that part of FTC’s help to Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake was delivered by the condom-pushing NGO called Partners in Health.

We know that both Craig and Marc Kielburger consider condom distribution to be part of “basic medicine”. So when FTC’s website says that its work with PIH in Haiti involves providing “medical care” to Haitians, it’s entirely possible that this medical care included condoms. Condoms are, after all, a major activity of PIH.

Does that sound like a stretch? What do you suppose PIH was doing in Haiti following the earthquake? Do you think they stopped distributing condoms to focus exclusively on emergencies? Not a chance. They actually intensified contraception distribution, perhaps because the increased donations gave them more resources to do so. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sodom
4. “There inevitably follows a loss of awareness of the covenantal character of the union these persons had with God and with each other. The human body retains its “spousal significance” but this is now clouded by sin. Thus, in Genesis 19:1-11, the deterioration due to sin continues in the story of the men of Sodom. There can be no doubt of the moral judgement made there against homosexual relations. In Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13, in the course of describing the conditions necessary for belonging to the Chosen People, the author excludes from the People of God those who behave in a homosexual fashion.” (Source)

Someone should school Michael Coren on the correct understanding of the sin of Sodom….and the team he is now batting for:

The Deceitful Propaganda
9. “But she [the Church] is really concerned about the many who are not represented by the pro-homosexual movement and about those who may have been tempted to believe its deceitful propaganda. She is also aware that the view that homosexual activity is equivalent to, or as acceptable as, the sexual expression of conjugal love has a direct impact on society’s understanding of the nature and rights of the family and puts them in jeopardy.”

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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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