Saturday, January 23, 2010

Obama's arrongance is starting to cost him

Read this great article by Rex Murphy in the National Post.


D&P partner supports new abortion policy in Brazil

In case you haven't heard, our brethren in Brazil are facing a tough battle over a new government policy proposal.  Here's a quick overview:

Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva has introduced a massive legislative reform package in the last year of his term that would secure abortion as a "human right," impose socialist and homosexualist ideology in the schools and media, and ban crucifixes from government facilities, among other measures.
The legislative program, which is called the Third National Program for Human Rights (PNDH-3), would establish a level of control over the media and private property that is being called a nonviolent "coup d'etat" and a socialist party "dictatorship." It has elicited widespread protest from institutions ranging from the Catholic Church to military leaders, the agricultural sector, and even members of the president's own cabinet.

The leadership of the National Conference of Brazilian Bishops (CNBB) has issued a declaration "reaffirming its position, manifested many times, in defense of life and the family, and against the decriminalization of abortion, against marriage between people of the same sex and the right of adoption of children by homosexual couples."

The CNBB leadership "also rejects the creation of 'mechanisms to impede the display of religious symbols in public establishments of the Union,' because it regards such an intolerant measure as ignoring our historical roots." (Source)

Development and Peace (D&P), the official charity for pro-choice Catholics and wishy-washy bishops (or OCPCCWWB for short), funds three partners in Brazil. One of them is called FASE (Federação de Órgãos para Assistência Social e

Friday, January 22, 2010

The CRUtape Letters

A new book has been published to summarize the scandal now known as ClimateGate.  They explain behind-the-scenes details about those famous emails on the climate change hoax that were leaked from the Climate Researu Unit (CRU).  

They picked an awesome title:  The CRUtape Letters.


Beware of killer baby strollers

Apparently some strollers have a design flaw that could chop off your child's finger!  Read here.


Contraceptives linked to bone problems

Study: Low-Dose Birth Control Pills Decrease Bone Density in Young Women

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski
SEATTLE, January 21, 2010 ( - A new study showing a link between long-term use of oral contraceptives and a decrease in bone density in women under the age of 30 has found that the modern low-dose forms of estrogen pills have the greatest risk of harming a woman's bone density.

The study, published in the January issue of Contraception Journal, measured bone mineral density (BMD) of the hip, spine, and whole body to analyze how both the duration of taking the contraceptive pill and the estrogen dose affected bone density in young women.

Researchers studied 606 women, aged 14 to 30, and found a 5.9 percent decrease in bone mineral density of the spine in young women taking birth control pills for longer than one year, as compared with those not taking oral contraceptives. BMD of the whole body was shown to be decreased by 2.3 percent in those taking the pill.

Read the rest here.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Seeking a missionary opportunity in Haiti

I've been heart-wrenched at the images of Haiti that I've seen on TV.  I'm feeling a tug to go on a trip to Haiti to help with the disaster relief.  I'm currently discerning this in prayer.  

In the meantime, I would be grateful if anybody would let me know of any Canadian Christian groups that may be organizing a missionary trip to Haiti to help with the relief.  I don't want to go on my own.  I wouldn't know where to go or how to make myself useful.  That's why I'd like to go with a group that has a plan and has done this sort of thing before.  This would be a first for me.