The Canadian Facist - Coming Home?

Louise Arbour has completed her tenure as head of the UN 'High Commission for Human Rights'(LifesiteNews):

"During Arbour's stint as High Commissioner, she retooled human rights treaty monitoring bodies. In the four years since Arbour took the helm, each of the treaty bodies responsible for monitoring state compliance with their obligations under various human rights treaties has become increasingly critical of laws restricting abortion.

Homosexual rights groups had praised Arbour's appointment to the post of High Commissioner. In 2006, Arbour gave the opening address at the international homosexual rights conference and encouraged conference-goers "to make greater use of the international human rights institutions, ultimately for the benefit of the greater number of rights-holders," urging non-governmental organizations "to include sexual orientation and gender identity in their agenda and to partner with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered [LGBT] NGOs to advocate better protection of human rights for everyone."

What next, Louise? Any more REAL rights to trample? (sovereign,life,religion,free-speech). Perhaps you can help the CHRC out of a jam by standing up to those freedom bullies...you know, those ordinary Canadians who think they have the right to THINK ON THEIR OWN, and SPEAK THEIR MINDS!

I tell ya, between Louise Arbour, Stephen Lewis and Moe Strong, Canada has a LOT to answer for. Will the world ever recover?



Canada; UK; US ;Europe - the homosexual activist lobby is not satisfied with being 'left alone'. They seem to be aiming for a total realignment of reality. They want the next generation of children to be born into a world where sexuality is unimportant. Where there is no significance to being male or female, no mother and father, no identity with a particular gender. Every possible combination of sexual preference and behavior ok. Every social structure to honour and preserve family and marriage obliterated. (No particular significance to being human. No God.)

They imagine they will accomplish this through the courts, the UN, the EU.

Through the public schools.

(As a Catholic family with eight children, I feel that we are doing our part to supply the RESISTANCE that will assuredly be required. Also the sacrifices and prayers. We know the end of the story - Lucifer loses. I'm just not really looking forward to the battle - homosexual activism being only one legion to contend with.)

Lisbon Treaty - Truth or Dare


Apparantly there is some discrepency between what WILL happen, and what the 'yes' side are SAYING will happen:

"The President of Poland, one of three countries to maintain legal protections for the unborn, warned in March that ratification could mean that Poland will be forced to adopt same-sex "marriage" or similar concessions to the powerful homosexualist lobby at the EU.

Jens-Peter Bonde, President of the EU Democrats, and a Danish member of the two EU constitutional conventions, warned last week that the Referendum Committee was not telling the full story and that the Lisbon Treaty could well overpower the Irish constitution. "The Referendum Commission does not explain what differences there are between Lisbon and the rejected Constitution. It does not explain that that the Lisbon Treaty will give the constitution of the European Union primacy over the Irish constitution, as indicated in Declaration No 17 - which has been moved from the Constitution's Article I-6," Bonde wrote. "


REAL MAN - Mark Steyn

Mark Steyn Live on The Al and Mike Showtoday:

"We want to lose here so we can appeal it in a real court...and restore freedom of speech in Canada."

"the phony complainants, the phony tribunal, the phony crime - none of this matters"

"some would argue they didn't actually go to a lawschool, they went to Osgoode"

"the hatred and contempt he's suffered has actually come about since he's launched his lawsuit"

"I feel sorry for him"

"I might be prepared to offer him some casual work as a joke tester"



Canada gets more and more publicity -around the world every day- for totalitarian 'human rights' commission activities! How long will the Canadian Gov't be able to hold up its head in international conversations about 'democracy' and 'freedom'? How long will the Canadian public be able to cling to their self-concept as freedom loving , peaceful, and benign?


"HERE is a little known fact about Canada. It is today a country where you can say or write things that are true and yet still be brought before a tribunal.

That tribunal can fine you; it can order you to pay money to the people who complained about your words; it can force you to issue an apology; it can do all three.

That's not all, though. The people who complained will not need to hire a lawyer.

Their costs will be picked up by the state, by the taxpayers.

You, on the other hand, will have to hire a lawyer to defend yourself. And there will be no award of costs at the end, so that even if you win, you will still be out of pocket to your lawyers tens of thousands of dollars.

Of course, you will not win.

Why? Because in the entire history of these Canadian tribunals, hearing these cases, those people like you who have been hauled before these tribunals have never won - not one single time.

The complainants always win."

But that's OK. Because Mr. Ian Fine,Director General CHRC, says it fits in with UN discussions on limiting free-speech, even if it doesn't exactly get unanimous support at home...

(h/tthe black kettle)
(h/tmagic statistics)

One For Us


"The decision to pull the ads was made after Hamilton's transit office received three complaints, and one of the ads was vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti. A city councilor, Brian McHattie, also personally submitted a request for the ads to be removed, saying that they were 'offensive,' and 'totally inappropriate'.

Subsequently Hamilton Right to Life, which had sponsored the ad campaign, filed a human rights complaint against the city.

Peter Boushy, a lawyer and the secretary for Hamilton Right to Life filed the complaint on behalf of the pro-life organization. He says that he now credits the complaint with having pressured the city into changing its unfair policy.

'No one wants to be labeled a human rights violator,' Boushy told LifeSiteNews.com in an interview today.

Boushy said that he and Hamilton Right to Life welcomed the city's decision, which has yet to be ratified by city council. According to an e-mail from a member of the Hamilton Public Works Committee, sent to Father Slaman of Hamilton Right to Life, the decision will come before the council on June 11.

'Coming on the heels of our complaint to the Ontario Human Rights Commission, this new decision by the Hamilton Director of Transit to allow religious and advocacy messaging in the bus shelters is healthy for a society that values freedom of expression,' said Boushy. 'We are hopeful that the decision will be ratified by city council. Now, in terms of the whole Right to Life issue, it is important that the public understand that there is absolutely no law whatsoever regulating abortions in Canada. This is a grave injustice that urgently needs to be rectified and I would urge all like-minded persons to call upon their politicians to help the pro-life movement in this regard.'"

Poetry Friday

(This week hosted by snoring scholar)

by Stephen Mullen

the mountains blush
laying a rose foundation for the sky
piercing heavenward
cutting the horizon
breaking serenity upon the plains
old but youthful
endearing and powerful

megaliths of splendour
ushering a new day
carrying the distant
sun into our midst
each pass
a portal to the future
each peak
a golden ember of hope

From In Our Write Minds

What the World Doesn't Get...

Fr.Stan Fortuna concludes his series on suffering :

Father Stan came to our little parish for a Youth 2000 retreat this past November. Having only heard his music, I was a little sceptical. He was great. Very straight, very firm and very sincere. For the kids sake, he also is very personable.

The three-on-three basketball between Fr. Stan and our own Fr. Paul was also entertaining, as the kids were switched in and out off the spectator bench, and the two middle-aged priests (sorry Fathers, its true!) were VERY COMPETITIVE, even in the HOT Cayman sun! I was grateful for this little extra chance the kids had to get to know Fr. Paul who arrived from Detroit just last summer.

Gloria TV
(h/t Big Blue Wave)


"Environmental (Mis)education"

Kenneth Green , D.Env., writes in the Fraser Forum :

"In an examination of environmental textbooks used widely both in Canada and the United States...(the scientists) found that many of the books and learning materials they reviewed had 'serious flaws', provided 'superficial coverage of science',and mixed 'science with advocacy'. Textbooks were found to have three major flaws: they exaggerate environmental problems; they emphasize harm by humans while ignoring the good they do; and they encourage students to take political action before they've learned the underlying realities of environmental issues."

This Fraser Institute report is an eye-opener. I suppose the intended result of 'mis-educating', was meant to be support for things like the global warming scare-mongering. Very nearly successful, except for the actual scientists in the field that are still inconveniently alive and voicing their dissent .

It boggles the mind.

Just For Fun...


Stupidity and self-importance are the two-heads of the monster called audacity. Here's a woman who is enabled to proclaim with assurance her total, complete, and obvious ignorance:

"Jardine says she is 'not a whit dismayed' by the ethical problems presented by the HFE Bill's provisions to create human/animal hybrid clones or to use embryonic human beings for medical research. In fact, she says she enjoys the life and death implications of her new position.

Jardine is a British intellectual who was appointed this April as chairman of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. Her academic background is in early modern history and she is professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary College at the University of London. Dr. Jardine, who calls herself an 'extremely devout' 'non-sectarian believer' in values and moral judgments, told the Guardian's Sarah Boseley that this teaching is a recent Catholic invention. 'Now that wasn't true in the 19th century - the Catholic church did not believe that then,' she said."

"... Dr. Jardine, whose academic background does not include training in either theology, Church history, bioethics or human embryology, may be surprised to find that she is also opposed by the entirety of the scientific consensus of the field of human embryology.

The idea that an embryo 'becomes' an 'individuated' human being at 14 days was invented by secular bioethicists in the late 1970s in the early days of in vitro fertilisation research. The same bioethicists have, through their testimony, informed and helped craft embryo research legislation around the world. Human embryologists, however, have only rarely been asked to give testimony before governments who seek to legalise or regulate embryo research." (LifesiteNews)

Obviously hand-picked for her ... unique qualifications.

Reminder To Self

Almighty and eternal God,
who created us in Thine image
and bade us to seek after all that is good, true and beautiful,
especially in the divine person of Thine Only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
grant, we beseech Thee,
that, through the intercession of Saint Isidore, Bishop and Doctor,
during our journeys through the internet
we will direct our hands and eyes only to that which is pleasing to Thee
and treat with charity and patience all those souls whom we encounter.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

(Fr. Z)

Heads Up

Magic Statistics reports:

"The Middle East Times has received a series of photographs taken in Africa, probably in northern Nigeria, indicating that the Shiite terrorist organisation Hezbollah is supporting and co-operating with Islamist extremist groups in sub-Saharan Africa."


The Pill Kills

'Protest The Pill Day' is June 7:

"Everyone should know the deadly consequences of the pill and similar contraceptive products- they cause chemical abortions. Therefore, American Life League, along with Pro-Life Wisconsin and Pharmacists for Life International Associate groups, calls all pro-lifers across the country to speak out on Protest the Pill Day '08: The Pill Kills Babies, scheduled for the Griswold anniversary of Saturday, June 7. We encourage you to gather with your friends for peaceful protests in front of facilities that distribute birth control products."

Perverse Education

One more example of homosexuality being 'stuffed down our throats' until we choke - a Nova Scotia schoolboard is FIRED by the Dept. of Education because they couldn't stomach approving the proposed sex-ed program:

"The SRSB has been grinding the issue of the program for nearly a month; originally a decision had been expected several weeks ago. Last week, however, the entire board was fired before coming to a decision and without any further statements being made to the public on the issue of the "Healthy Relationships" program.

"Healthy Relationships for Youth" advocates for complete gender "equality" through suggesting gender analysis by way of 'role-play' exercises. The second section of the program is designated expressly to expose 'gender stereotypes', such as the need for women to be "lady-like" or for men to "act like men". The students are also subject to exercises to increase awareness and acceptance of homosexual tendencies in themselves and in their peers, and to keep in mind that failure to accept homosexual lifestyles is a type of "violence" against these individuals.

In implementing this new program, the school board will terminate the two existing programs which are decidedly 'not run by the appropriate people', said a SRSB board member.

The new program will be delivered in the classrooms by a "community person" and accompanied by a "Youth Team volunteer" (students selected from grades 10-12) to be trained in leadership and in facilitating by the Women's Resource Centre."


The Cranky Conservative blogs:

"...Even the most ardent pro-aborts have come to support the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, a measure that would ensure that abortion survivors would receive medical care. But not Obama. He can’t even come to support this relatively modest and moderate proposal. And yet his useful idiots within Catholic circles just ignore or rationalize away this bit of immoderation.
Kengor turns his attention on Doug Kmiec, and he is absolutely right about Kmiec and his ilk..."

'Thrill of the Chaste'

....and now for something completely different...music video for a book !

(h/t The Dawn Patrol)


Hunting for Churchy Type Group

I'm not sure how blessed the chosen ones will feel, but 'Creative Minority' 's in-depth investigative reporting reveals Obama's next move:

"Your intrepid Creative Minority Reporters have an exclusive report on which Church Barack Obama will join next. In addition, CMR has exclusively obtained critical notes that reveal the inner most thoughts that went into the choice of a new Church for the charismatic presidential candidate."

(*WARNING* potential to offend churchy type groups)

Catholic Carnival #175

POSTED at 'Just Another Day of Catholic Pondering' -

Culture,music,parenting,prayer,modesty,attitude ...pretty good round up!

SS Marriage - It Doesn't End There

Jennifer Roback Morse lays out the path of 'social de-construction' that necessarily results from same-sex legislation:

"Legalizing same-sex 'marriage' is not a stand-alone policy, independent of all the other activities of the state. Once governments assert that same-sex unions are the equivalent of marriage, those governments must defend and enforce a whole host of other social changes.

Unfortunately, these government-enforced changes conflict with a wide array of ordinary liberties, including religious freedom and ordinary private property rights." more...

"Unreality Shows"

An article by Kristen West McGuire, of 'Secretum Meum Mihi', frankly debunks the 'sex' shows of popular t.v.:

"The statistics are pretty stark for women who sleep around as much as Carrie and friends. The writers forgot to mention at least one or two cases of genital warts, several pregnancy scares , and at least a brush with HIV infection. Yeah, they’re practicing 'protected' sex, but even smart women get 'caught.'

Forty-eight million abortions after Roe v. Wade, it’s hard to argue that we are any better at controlling our fertility today than we were thirty five years ago. Artificial birth control measures treat the fertility of the female as a problem, a biological hazard, rather than a gift and a mystery woven into the fabric of being a woman. 'Protected' sex implies that there is something wrong when a woman’s body does what it was created to do in the aftermath of a steamy session with McDreamy."

Outrageous Action - Christian Reaction

A couple in Cesena ,Italy (couple - in that they were coupling -I can't vouch for their 'relationship') decided that since they were atheists, they should be able to 'have sex' in the Cathedral. During Mass.
Some poor soul who was there, later informed police, and the two were arrested for perfoming sexual acts in public. (Apparantly that's still illegal in Italy)

"Bishop Antonio Lanfranchi of Cesena-Sarsina has announced a Mass of Reparation, saying that the couple's behavior was blasphemous and offensive, showing "a complete lack of respect" for the sacred and for their Catholic neighbors."

To say the least!

(Any bets what another religion's response to this outrage might have been? In Italy? In England?)

I don't believe Christianity is appreciated enough for its peaceful responses to injury and insult. Really!

(h/t CWNews.com )

Humility, Fraternity, Service

Vatican, Jun. 4, 2008 (CWNews.com) - Bishops must always be humble, Pope Benedict XVI (bio - news) told his weekly public audience on June 4.

Speaking to a large crowd in St. Peter's Square, the Holy Father continued his remarks on the legacy of St. Gregory the Great. When St. Gregory assumed the papacy at the close of the 6th century, he did so with some reluctance, Pope Benedict recalled, because Gregory had wanted to continue his simple life as a monk.

The Pontiff now known as "Gregory the Great" did live very simply, the Pope noted; he preferred the title servus servorum Dei, "servant of the servants of God." Pope Gregory, the Holy Father said, was "inspired by the humility of God Who in Christ became our servant." His pontificate bore witness to the advice he gave to other prelates, "that a bishop must imitate such humility."

In his preaching and teaching, Pope Benedict observed, St. Gregory showed the same sort of humility. In his many written works he "never displays any concern with outlining a doctrine of his own. Rather, he seeks to echo the Church's traditional teaching on the path to follow to reach God."

The Pope called special attention to St. Gregory's approach to the Scriptures. From the Bible, St. Gregory taught, "Christians must not draw theoretical knowledge so much as daily nourishment for their souls." To that end, they must read the Bible with a sense of reverence and wonder, avoiding temptations to pride at esoteric learning. "Intellectual humility is the primary rule for people seeking to penetrate supernatural truth on the basis of the Holy Books."

In his "Pastoral Rule," St. Gregory sketched a portrait of an ideal bishop, who would be an effective preacher, teacher, and example to his flock. Pope Benedict said that his predecessor realized how "pastors have to recognize their own poverty, so that pride does not make the good achieved ineffective in the eyes of the supreme Judge."

In an observation that has implications for current ecumenical work, Pope Benedict observed that St. Gregory carefully maintained close relationships with the patriarchs of Antioch, Alexandria, and Constantinople, "constantly concerned with recognizing and respecting their rights, avoiding any form of interference that could limit their legitimate autonomy." It is true, Pope Benedict said, that St. Gregory opposed the use of the title "Ecumenical Patriarch" in reference to the Patriarch of Constantinople. But the Pope added, "he did so because he was concerned for the fraternal unity of the universal Church and, above all, because he was profoundly convinced that humility was the fundamental virtue for all bishops."


Liveblog from BC HRC Kangaroo Court

*WARNING* Government Sponsored Disregard For Free-Speech and Common Sense!

Andrew Coyne liveblogs from the BC Human Rights Tribunal - Mark Steyn/MacLean's Magazine on 'trial' for hurting the feelings of Mohamed Elmrasy and lackeys.

Only in Canada Eh?!

"Conscience Rights Under Threat"


"The attempt to limit religion to the purely private sphere is a major area of conflict in many countries. One of the areas of battle involves Christians and Church-based institutions active in health care more...


For some reason, Tony Blair keeps putting himself in the news concerning religion. The latest is a bit troubling.
What's coming next? Rubrics for measuring the 'extremism' of 'fundamentalists'? A 'Blair' definition of 'fundamentalism'? A "Tony Blair' list of approved non-extreme religions and/or religious doctrines?

I'm not optimistic.

Live on C-PAC - Free Speech Debate

Ezra is SMOKIN' in this debate . The CHRC rep. is very much as expected - a poor excuse for a civil servant. Keith Martin is 'stand up'.

Well worth the time to listen to in entirety.

I would like every pseudo-intellectual UN supporting 'Bill of Rights' advocate in Cayman to LISTEN TO THIS. THIS IS WHERE WE ARE HEADED thanks to you!

(Would Mr. Levant like a vacation in Cayman? Perhaps with his 'buddy' Mark Steyn?)

(h/t SDA )


Cooling Off

First Things contributor Thomas Sieger Derr explains why 'Global Warming' is no longer 'scary':

"The theory is thus highly vulnerable in two ways. One is the accumulation of evidence that appears to falsify it, and the other is a public opinion that is no longer susceptible to media alarms. There are signs that both of these events are happening."

Oh well, I guess I can put that 'carbon credit' business opportunity on the back burner!


The Curt Jester Reports :

"The Illinois senator said he and his wife Michelle were withdrawing from the 8,000-strong congregation of the Trinity United Church of Christ, following a new uproar over a priest's mocking attack on his rival Hillary Clinton...The Senator then went on to tell reporters that he is currently in the hunt for a new church to attend. 'I am currently leaning towards an Amish or any Anabapist congregation. I really like the idea of them not using electricity, especially in their churches...'"


Generous Americans

In spite of the constant barrage of negative assessments by Americans themselves, Star Parker points out - the facts tell a different story:

"To put this in some kind of perspective, the $8.8 billion in giving from American religious institutions to developing countries was $1.5 billion more than the total giving from all private sources in 30 of the world's major industrialized democratic countries combined."

Scottish Self-Hatred

There isn't really a better way to explain this :

"Officials in Scotland have unveiled a plan to cut the waiting time for women having abortions while news reports from just months ago show British maternity wards are turning away women because they're full. While women seeking to have a baby may not get help, the government is pushing abortions forward."

Petition The Queen

'Friends With Christ' draws our attention to a petition for the Queen to withdraw her assent from the 'Human Fertilization and Embryology (HFE) Bill'.

Worth a shot!


Funny Catholics

More from 'Stuff Catholics Like': Miracles

"Catholics already think God is ineffably cool just because He’s God. Miracles show God’s presence in a more tangible way. Many people are so deeply impressed by miracles that they become Catholics. Miracles also show that God has a great sense of humor, or at least a deep appreciation of the ironic. Catholics like miracles because they are another opportunity to give thanks and say, “Wow, God, that was a good one!”

That would Be A Shame...(Not)

The 'Telegraph' speculates on results from the Irish referendum:

"If Ireland rejects Lisbon on the basis of what might be termed parochial reasons – say, abortion or farming subsidies – and the vote is close, the country could be given opt-outs that would salvage the treaty.
But if it votes No by a substantial margin, and the reasons for doing so are varied, it will be impossible to resuscitate the fatally wounded treaty.
The EU will be faced with the prospect of starting all over again with a new document several years hence, or trying to bring in changes one by one."

Obfuscation Versus Truth

Fr. Richard John Neuhaus compares 'Catholic' responses to California's recent 'same-sex' decision:

"...Father Reese concludes: “The issue of gay marriage is not going to go away quickly. It is a highly emotional issue that continues to divide our country. Everyone needs to step back, take a deep breath and count to ten before saying anything.” (Now that I’ve had my say, Father Reese says in effect, you should shut up.) Presumably Father Reese took his own advice. If only he had, in addition to taking a deep breath and counting to ten, considered how embarrassingly transparent his support for same-sex marriage and opposition to the Church’s teaching would appear to any thoughtful reader.

Very different is the response to the court’s ruling by Bishop Allen Vigneron of Oakland, California. Writing in the diocesan paper, he says, “We appear to be heading—at least for a time—toward a social order in which same-sex couples will be able to contract marriage. This is a profoundly significant matter. . . . Marriage is a reality authored by God in his very act of creating the human race. According to his irrevocable plan, the marriage relationship is only possible between one man and one woman. The purposes of this relationship are (1) the mutual loving support of husband and wife and (2) their loving service of life by bringing children into the world and raising them to be virtuous and productive. The experience of history—both ancient and in our own time—has taught us that no government has the power to change the order which God has inscribed in our nature..."

Its Not News - Same Sex Ruins Marriage

Even Liberals Know Its Bad :

"International surveys show that same-sex marriage and the erosion of traditional marriage tend to go together. Traditional marriage is weakest and illegitimacy strongest wherever same-sex marriage is legal. "

Frank Turek discusses David Blankenhorn's book "The Future of Marriage", and the impact that same sex marriage has already had in other countries. Of course, we'd much rather learn the hard way, through experiencing the total disintegration of traditional marriage and the concept of 'family'. We'd rather have the next generations grow up bereft of personal security and completely centered on self....or maybe we are already experiencing that!

Why do we hate ourselves SO MUCH !

'Bobby' Jindal

10 Things You Didn't Know About Bobby...

One of John McCain's 'potential' running mates.

(h/tLifesite News )

A Light From Lebanon

A new Maronite Order, Maronite Servants of Christ the Light, has been founded in America by Sister Marla Maria Lucas .

(h/t Dawn Eden )

'Thought Police'

The CHRC may not 'form policy', but are they being used to repress expression of ideologies that reject homosexuality ?

Bishop Fred Henry voices concerns:

"Bishop Fred Henry of Calgary said the issue is whether Christians can continue to maintain their freedom of religious expression. Bishop Henry has also been through an Alberta HRC complaint by homosexual activists in 2005 after publishing a pastoral letter defending the traditional definition of marriage earlier that same year.
'I really feel that we are into a crisis situation here where we are experiencing a trumping of religious freedom,' said Bishop Henry.
Despite assurance from politicians that Canadian faith communities would not be affected when the government legalized same-sex marriage, the number of complaints against Christians have significantly increased since 2005.
Bishop Henry feels that Canada's human rights tribunals are censoring the expression of traditional Christian teaching: 'The social climate right now is that we're into a new form of censorship and thought control, and the commissions are being used as thought police.'"