Saturday, February 13, 2010

Lahey child porn case to resume April 9

When this case finally goes to trial, I hope we can learn more about what accomplices Archbishop Lahey may have had within the Church to keep his little secret under the radar. We should also find out more about revelations that Archbishop Penney of St. John's was warned about Lahey 20 years ago.

These are sad times for the Church in Canada.  But the truth must be known.


Money plays such an important role in abortion

Tragically, there are so many incentives in our society today that push for abortion.  Whether it be pressures from family, a boyfriend or even financial constraints, everything seems rigged to encourage more abortions.

It turns out that even insurance companies in the U.S. prefer a woman to have an abortion rather than carry her baby to term because it's cheaper for them.  Doesn't that sound really cheap?  

The reality in Canada is no different.  The cost to your provincial Medicare program is much smaller for abortions than for babies carried to term.  As governments struggle to avoid deficits, it's little wonder that they don't want the status quo of abortion legislation to be changed.

Of course, there are longer term problems associated with abortion, not the least of which is the aging of the population that threatens the very existence of the Western world as we know it.  If we don't produce enough babies, the West will gradually wither away.  But politicians don't think long term.

So the next time you hear a pro-abort ranting about a "woman's right to choose", keep in mind that her "right" is being significantly influenced by the money driving the health care system.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Toronto Archdiocese Renews Funding Restrictions on Development and Peace

Finally some good news on the D&P scandal, again from Archbishop Thomas Collins of Toronto.  Last year, when the D&P scandal broke, he was the first to announce that no money from his Archdiocese would be sent to a D&P partner unless the partner was approved by the local bishop in the country where the operation was to take place.

He has just now reiterated this position.  Read the coverage here

This type of leadership is exactly what the Canadian Church needs.  Here's a man who is rising up to receive the grace of courage being offered by God to His bishops.  He refuses to be complicit in D&P's devious ruse and he's not afraid to announce it publicly, thus avoiding scandal among his flock.  He will not be bullied by his brother bishops.  He is clearly showing the Catholics of Toronto and of the whole country that he will not tolerate funding being send to anti-Church groups.

May God bless you, Archbishop Collins.  Your Grace, we are at your disposal should you ever need us to help bring change to D&P.  Just say the word and we'll come running.  

May this good bishop inspire the other timid bishops in this country to rise up to the full measure of Christ.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Do we really need the CCCB?

Everything said in this video about the lack of authority of the USCCB applies to the CCCB.  So why bother with a national bishops conference?  We certainly need bishops, but do we need national conferences that pretend to be their own magisterium that can oppose Rome? 


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

Toyota woes pushing people to pray in the morning?

Last Thursday, the story broke that the Prius was also being investigated for possible brake problems.  This came after 2 weeks of Toyota reeling from a gigantic recall on many models due to faulty gas pedals.

I took a quick peek on Google Trends to see if many people were searching about Toyotas.  Google Trends provides statistics on which search terms are most popular.  Sure enough, the search Prius Brakes was the most popular search that day.  But interestingly, the search term in 2nd place was Prayer Breakfast.  Could it be that people driving Toyotas are saying extra breakfast prayers to avoid accidents before they head out?  :-)


Sunday, February 7, 2010

IPCC "scientific" reports based on input from groups like Greenpeace

The UN's International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been the main vehicle to spread the so-called "scientific" evidence in favour of the climate change ideology.  Yet, the more we poke around, the less scientific the IPCC turns out to be.  

Claims that thousands of scientists contribute to the report are hugely overblown and misleading.  And now we learn that interest groups are sometimes cited as the only evidence for some of the damage that climate change is supposed to wreak on our planet.  Case in point:

Considered the climate Bible by governments around the world, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report is meant to be a scientific analysis of the most authoritative research.

Instead, it references literature generated by Greenpeace - an organization known more for headline-grabbing publicity stunts than sober-minded analysis. (Eight IPCC-cited Greenpeace publications are listed at the bottom of this post.) (Source)

The article that I quote goes on to cite many examples where the IPCC relies on interest groups like the World Wildlife Federation, Friends of the Earth or the David Suzuki Foundation for some of their "scientific" evidence.  This is a dangerous route.  (By the way, don't be deceived by the David Suzuki Foundation's charismatic leader.  The group is extremely politicized and ideologically driven.)

You should browse the blog quoted above, authored by Donna Laframboise of Toronto.  She does a good job of exposing the holes in the credibility of the climate-change-theorists.  You won't find this valuable info in the main stream media.