Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Judge tells offenders to go to jail or church - Weird News -

The article linked below was captioned under weird news on Canoe this morning. The MSM cannot get into their heads that current approaches to minor crimes are not in any way restorative, or remedial. So, offering miscreants jail or Church as options could prove to be excellent options to halt a downward spiral in behavior. Have we lost our way so badly that the existence of a loving God and of people who want to serve Him and help others to find Him is considered weird?

Judge tells offenders to go to jail or church - Weird News -

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Touch of Deja Vu: The Case against Rev. Gordon ...

The Truth is Relative?

Does the truth matter? We Christians know that the truth alone can set you free. Yet, we see evidence daily of where intentional lies and falsehoods are treated as factual truths, and produce success for their bearers. Thou shalt not bear false witness, or so the commandment goes, yet it is everyday fare for so many among us.

The case that was put together against Father Gordon MacRae, the author of These Stone Walls is one of those blatant circumstances where lies of gargantuan proportions were perpetrated by alleged victims, and possibly also by investigating detectives, and prosecutors, though maybe the detectives and prosecutors were just so focused on their objective that they lost their . . . objectivity.

Ryan MacDonald who has done a lot of long distance research into the tragic case of Father Gordon has once again brought some of the lies and corruption to the surface about this case.  And still midst all the evil falsehoods perpetrated against this man of God, he languishes in prison, and his accusers go free to spend their ill gotten lucre.

The story will not end well for those who deal in lies and falsehoods.  It just may take some time.  My hope and prayer for all those who have contributed to the deceptions that have kept Father Gordon in prison for about 17 years is that the lies are weighing on the hearts and minds of those who were their source, and that God's Holy Spirit is working to turn their hearts back to Him, who is the Truth.

A RAM IN THE THICKET:: by Ryan A. MacDonald Whatever you think about the guilt of Catholic priests accused over the last two decades of the Church's sex abuse ...

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A Young Girl Confronts an Atheist

A Moral Inside Humour

A friend sent me this as a joke, but considering the source, I expected something more than just a laugh, and I was not disappointed.

See what you think:

An atheist was seated next to a little girl on an airplane and he turned to her and said,"Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger."

The little girl, who had started to read her book, replied to the stranger, "What would you want to talk about?"

"Oh, I don't know," said the atheist. "How about why there is no God, no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death?" as he smiled smugly.

"OK," she said. "Those could be interesting topics but first let me ask you a question. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff--grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that is?"

The atheist, visibly surprised by the little girl's intelligence, thinks about it and says, "Hmmm, I have no idea."

To which the little girl replies, "Do you really feel qualified to discuss why there is no God, no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death, when you don't know shit?" And then she went back to reading her book.

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Invisible Woman

A Friend sent me this video to watch,

and to be astounded with the simplicity of faith it calls us to, not self centredness, but other centredness, because God sees everything, and it is for Him that we are called to live.

The Anti-Catholic Moment

Robert Royal on what may be (in the reverse of Richard John Neuhaus) the Anti-Catholic Moment in contemporary history.

Over at The Catholic Thing, Robert Royal writes with reference to Father Richard John Neuhaus, a now deceased Roman Catholic priest (and friend of Father Tim Moyle from whence I came upon this article) and former Lutheran Pastor. Though Father Neuhaus wrote of a Catholic Moment, My Royal has noted anti-Catholic sentiment, much of it brought on by our own sinfulness in the Catholic Church, and what we can expect.

The Anti-Catholic Moment:

Eucharistic Miracles

Monsignor Charles Pope - Archdiocese of Washington

Monsignor Pope writes today over here of a Eucharistic Miracle he was a part of 15 years ago.  I had my own experience of a Eucharistic Miracle many years ago, that I wrote about last year here.

Some of us need these experiences to help us get the truth of the Eucharist into our hearts and out of our heads.  What a blessing for those who without these physical experiences have a faith deep enough to know that they know that they know without external evidence beyond the Eucharist itself.

The Holy Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith.  We in the Catholic Church believe that Christ becomes present in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at the Consecration, when the priest performs that rite as Christ prescribed it before His death on the Cross at Calvary.

BUT, we are so often not giving faithful witness to this fact, and bear much responsibly for the ongoing separation of our Christian brothers and sisters from this miraculous appearance of Our Lord and Saviour.  When we do not show appropriate reverence to the Eucharist, how can we expect others to?  When we dress casually to attend Mass, and make it an occasion for seeing our friends, when we are in fact in the presence of our best friend and lover, how can we expect others to grasp that truth?

If we truly believe that Jesus Christ is present on the altar at each and every mass, and that He is residing in every tabernacle in every Catholic Church, should we not show Him respect?  Dare we create scandal for ourselves and our brothers and sisters by showing disrespect for the One who dies to save us and was resurrected again on the third day?

Forgive me Lord for the many, many times in my life that I have not shown reverence for who You are, and for what you have done for me.  Wash away my sins; cleanse me from my iniquity.

Life is Precious

From Australian X Factor - Choosing Life
Keep your head back from your keyboard.  Don't want to short out your computer should this video hit you in the tear ducts.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Largest ever study finds abortion increases risk of severe mental health problems by 81%

Life Site News
The loss of an unborn child to abortion is a tragedy, but abortion is the gift that keeps on giving. The mother (and the father) will live forever with the decision (choice) they made. Short term gain (questionable). Long term pain (guaranteed).

You might notice that the study referenced in the linked article is not one you have seen in the Main Stream Media. Why is that? Because, it is one of the real inconvenient Truths.

Largest ever study finds abortion increases risk of severe mental health problems by 81% |

Saturday, September 3, 2011

My Chocolate Heart: The Gospel of Tolerance: You Must Approve

My Chocolate Heart: The Gospel of Tolerance: You Must Approve: at Catholic Online Stacy Trascanos is one gutsy lady.  Last week she wrote a little blog post about how she’s getting tired of wonderi...

Abortion and Diabolical Lies

Fr. Dwight Longenecker

Abortion is probably the most absurd thing in our world today. If abortion raises the risk of mental health issues for women, should they not get some independent advice other than from an abortion provider before making their "choice"? If abortion raises the risk of breast cancer for women, should the leading breast cancer awareness group be funding Planned Parenthood?

Abortion and Diabolical Lies