Let's At Least Know What We're Talking About

This is about what an abortion really is. Really.


We don't find essay contests like this at public schools:


We are so desperate to keep the abortuaries in business, we're reluctant to secure the physical safety of the very women we purport to champion. Finally , some progress towards integrity:

"..The bill makes it a crime to threaten or harass a pregnant woman into having an abortion.
The measure targets the frequent occurrence of a woman's partner coercing or pressuring her into having an abortion she otherwise wouldn't want.
The Idaho Senate voted last month 29-6 to create the crime of abortion-coercion and Otter signed the bill into law Thursday. The Idaho House chamber voted 55-11..."

OLSWA - liberal education (Catholic Style)

"...It seemed almost like heaven had descended and the angels were in full voice as the Mass which preceded the April 5 Gala dinner for Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy commenced. The Academy is the only Canadian Catholic College included in the Cardinal Newman Society's list of 21 most faithful Catholic colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. That being the case, the college emphasizes the value of traditional moral principles and is the only Canadian college to travel en masse to the National March for Life in Ottawa each year.
The wonderful music came courtesy of the Academy Schola choir, under the direction of Maestro Uwe Lieflander - the founder of Canada's Sacred Music Society and the director of the World Youth Day Choir. "I haven't heard music like that since the 50's," murmured a deacon in awed reverence as he took his leave..."

Truth Cannot Lose

"The world is rapidly being divided into two camps, the comradeship of anti-Christ and the brotherhood of Christ. The lines between these two are being drawn. How long the battle will be we know not; whether swords will have to be unsheathed we know not; whether blood will have to be shed we know not; whether it will be an armed conflict we know not. But in a conflict between truth and darkness, truth cannot lose."

(Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen)


VOTF - Where does the 'Faithful' come in?

Deal Hudson:

"...This myth of a post-Vatican II Church is still believed by many lay Catholics because it is a constant drumbeat in most major Catholic institutions. It has become the "sacred deposit" of the institutional dissent that opposes the ban on contraception and abortion, promotes female priests and would "transform" the Catholic Church into a democratic body, ruled from below. As the VOTF ad puts it, "Laity would be fully involved in the decisions that impact the life of our parishes and our dioceses."

The claim that VOTF is a "worldwide movement of concerned mainstream Catholics" is hyperbole, unless you consider the combination of Boston, Long Island, and northern New Jersey "worldwide," and the few hundred VOTF activists and dissidents "mainstream."

But in spite of its inability to create a strong national organization, VOTF represents a deep inclination in most established Catholic institutions still controlled by the generation of Catholic leadership shaped by post-Vatican II dissent and its associated mythology..."



GO HABS GO! (all the way please!!!)

Ah yes, I remember the 'Canadiens' baby bottle and moccasins when we were up north...

We're off to a good start!

Ontari-ari-ari-o !

"...In Ottawa, the attempted censorship of Canadian magazines in the name of "human rights" has caused such a backlash that some politicians are openly talking about amending the Human Rights Act (HRA). But the Ontario Human Rights Commission hasn't gotten the memo: In a politically tone-deaf statement released on Wednesday, the OHRC told Canadians that it covets the same censorship powers that have brought so much discredit to its counterparts in Ottawa and other provinces..."

PRAYER and PENANCE - a LIFE necessity

by Father Ted Colleton

Having worked on the inside of the pro-life movement for a dozen or more years, I have become more and more convinced of the absolute necessity of prayer and penance as a support for the necessary frontline action. So, I would like to take a few examples from the Bible that teach us how dependent we are on God and how helpless we are when we depend on ourselves.
The first is the story in Exodus 17, which tells of the battle between the Israelites and the Amelikites. We are told that the Amelikites, with a far stronger force, attacked the people of Israel. Moses ordered Joshua to go into military action against them. But, he went up on the mountain with Aaron and Hur. He knelt down with his arms held out in prayer and penance. According to the Bible, as long as he kept his arms up, the Israelites had the advantage. But when he allowed his arms to sag, the Amelikites began to win the battle. Eventually, Aaron and Hur held up the arms of Moses and the Israelites conquered.
I believe there is a great lesson for us in this story. We are also pitted against – humanly speaking – a more powerful foe. The pro-abortionists have the media on their side; they are strongly supported by the philosophy of secular humanism, which places man rather than God at the centre of the universe; their greatest allies are the radical feminists, who see the rights of women or their own convenience as superior to the lives of unborn children.
Perhaps the most serious of our disadvantages is the fact that the pro-abortionists have the backing of a government that has bartered its soul for a mess of politics and is far more interested in the ballot box than in the lives of unborn babies. The forces against us are truly formidable. But, so were the Amelikites, and yet, the Israelites prevailed because they trusted in God and expressed their trust by prayer and penance.
Tell the cowards to go home!
One of the most fascinating stories in the Bible, in my opinion, is that of Gideon. It is related in Chapter 6 of the Book of Judges. The Israelites were being harassed by the Midianites, who destroyed their crops and killed their animals. The Bible says the Midianites were like locusts and their camels past counting. There is the famous story of Gideon, who was just an ordinary young farmer. An angel told him that he was to lead the Israelites into battle against the Midianites. Gideon felt totally inadequate for such a responsibility and said so to the angel.
However, he obeyed God’s call and formed an army of 32,000 men. But God said to him, “Your army is too large. If you win, they will attribute the victory to their own power. Tell the cowards to go home.” Twenty-two thousand left him. Ten thousand remained. But God said, “Your army is still too many.” After another test, Gideon was left with 300 men to do battle with the vast hordes of the enemy. Yet he conquered, not by force of arms, but by the power of God. His men’s battle cry was, “For God and Gideon.”
The lesson here is the same as the previous one. The Israelites went into battle, but they depended on the power of God and the righteousness of their cause, rather than on the power of worldly endeavor. There are many other instances in the Bible that teach the same lesson: without the help of God our puny efforts are of little avail. The 16th chapter of the Book of Proverbs begins with the words, “Man’s head makes the plans. God gives the answer.”
The New Testament
The New Testament is not lacking in examples of the importance of prayer and penance. In Matthew, Chapter 17, after the Transfiguration, Jesus came down the mountain and found his disciples trying in vain to cast a deaf and dumb devil out of a young boy. Jesus rebuked the devil and the boy was cured. The disciples asked him why they could not cast him out. Jesus answered, “Because of your lack of faith. This kind of devil is cast out only by prayer and fasting.” Fasting is a generic word for penance.
I believe that Satan is extremely active in the world today. Abortion does not stand in isolation. It is part of a whole diabolic scheme to ruin society and destroy souls. The foundation of that destruction is the philosophy of secular humanism or a godless society, a society with man, rather than God, at the centre. It is a replay of the Garden of Eden scenario, “You will be as gods, knowing good and evil.” In other words, it is man and not God who decides what is right and what is wrong.
This has led to the materialism that is rampant today in our world and that expresses itself in the consumer society. We must have everything we see. It has led to the destruction of the family, homes without fathers and permissive sex – uncovenanted sex inevitably leads to unwanted pregnancies and abortions.
There is a devil abroad today who is both deaf and dumb; deaf to the cries of the unborn and dumb in the sense that even those who do not agree with abortion will not speak against it. And, this kind can be cast out only by prayer and fasting. My appeal to you is not to be apathetic. Heed the words of the Irish statesman Edmund Burke, “All that evil needs in order to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” First, find out what you can do and then do it – typing, editing, filing, writing, speaking, rescuing. But don’t forget to flavour your efforts with prayer and sacrifice. Thus, we shall overcome.

(This column first appeared in The Interim, April 1990 and is reprinted in their current edition at:http://www.theinterim.com/2008/mar/index.html)

Although there are some strong 'life' advocates without a Christian identity, the reality is that only CONVERSION of our world will protect the unborn. We (believers) must pray and sacrifice for the conversion of the world to God's Love.

I'd like to put a word in for Perpetual Adoration Chapels in parishes. Many blessings are forthcoming from the increased prayer and devotion a chapel inspires. Most dioceses will have at least one 'perpetual' chapel, and several 'part-time' ones. As a homeschooling Mom, I cannot express the importance of our chapel to my spiritual health. Thank-you Jesus.


Just A Reminder...

Cardinal Arinze Q/A 2007 (75th Birthday!)

March On Christian Soldiers!


President Honours Navy Seal:
"...On Saint Michael's Day -- September 29, 2006 -- Michael Monsoor would make the ultimate sacrifice. Mike and two teammates had taken position on the outcropping of a rooftop when an insurgent grenade bounced off Mike's chest and landed on the roof. Mike had a clear chance to escape, but he realized that the other two SEALs did not. In that terrible moment, he had two options -- to save himself, or to save his friends. For Mike, this was no choice at all. He threw himself onto the grenade, and absorbed the blast with his body. One of the survivors puts it this way: "Mikey looked death in the face that day and said, 'You cannot take my brothers. I will go in their stead.'"

O Prince of peace, we humbly ask your protection for all our men and women in military service.
Give them unflinching courage to defend with honor, dignity and devotion, the rights of all who are imperiled by injustice and evil.
Be their rock, their shield, and their stronghold and let them draw their strength from you.
For you are God, for ever and ever.

Dear Lord Jesus and Mary, Mother of God,
Hold all these brave souls in the palm of your hand,
comfort them and their families.
Send angels of protection, love, and comfort to all the service men and women still at war,bring them home safely and comfort their families.
We ask all our prayers in Jesus' name.

Bob Barr on Homeschooling

The Maritime Sentry: Home school ruling should strike fear

If I were a GOOD Mom....


Old Reliable

Paul Nichols comments on the popularity of Catholic dissenters with the MSM.


Feminists For Life


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Carl Olson at Insight Scoop:

"...Yes, I really am trying to drive myself insane...
...but I cannot help it. Help what? you kindly ask. I cannot help playing the "MSM Papal Word Assocation Game." It's simple: just highlight the words and phrases that have been used over 264,000 times by other journalists to describe the Pope, creating a "story" that is simply a regurgitation of some 74,527 other stories..."

The Pope Is Coming!

(District of Columbia bus ads announcing the Pope's arrival) http://www.americanpapist.com/2008/04/graphic-archdiocese-of-dcs-metro-bus-ad.html

Motherhood Interrupted (Book Review)

Motherhood Interrupted: Stories of Healing and Hope after Abortion poignantly details sixteen journeys—sixteen children lost, and mothers found—in the women’s own words. “It is my hope that after reading my story and the stories of the other women in this book,” says editor Jane Brennan, “many women who have had abortions will not be afraid to tell their own secrets. We all need to let other women know that abortion is not just a clinical procedure or fundamental right, but tragedy. In and beyond this tragedy, there is forgiveness, but if we don’t speak out, other women will have to endure the pain."


Earth Day Down Under

Sounds like Cardinal Pell has his work cut out for him !
"...According to the glowing report of the diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, the goal was to combine “the reconciling elements of water and fire within Aboriginal culture and the centrality and commonality of baptism within the Anglican and Catholic traditions.”
If this spirituality strikes you as more Wiccan than Catholic, then you can probably write the rest of the script..."http://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/blog.cfm?id=226


The Perfect Team

There's something surreal about this. If they weren't so sincere it might be funny! ! !

"... So we were quite glad to hear Illinois senator Obama's answer to today's town hall question 'if elected president would he consider tapping Gore for his Cabinet to address global warming.'

(Sen. Obama)'I would. Not only will I, but I will make a commitment that Al Gore will be at the table and play a central part in us figuring out how we solve this problem. He's somebody I talk to on a regular basis. I'm already consulting with him in terms of these issues, but climate change is real. It is something we have to deal with now, not 10 years from now, not 20 years from now.'.."