Sunday, May 18, 2014

Imagine A Conversation Between Cardinal Collins And Adolph Hitler

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We expect so little of Catholic Bishops.

Yet God entrusts them with the most urgent and consequential of tasks, really the gravest mission in the world.

Think about that for a moment. Why then do we expect so little?

Obviously Catholics are in the forefront of my thoughts at this moment. I’m sure non-Catholics as a whole have even less reason to expect much from Catholic Bishops, even from the Pope.

In short, I’m steamed and dismayed at the recent dust up between two Catholics: Cardinal Collins and Justin Trudeau.

In our society, nobody forces somebody else to be a part of a club or organization; still less, a part of a church. Likewise nobody forces Justin Trudeau to be a part of the Catholic Church. It can, and has, been clearly shown by many competent authorities that he is a renegade and a traitor to the Catholic Church. His own words place him directly at odds with the weightier moral tenets of the Catholic faith and condemn him unequivocally. This rejection of basic teachings places him prima facie outside the Church; however, he continues to claim publicly that he is a Catholic in good standing. Such a contradiction provokes scandal in the public arena by bringing into question the good conduct of faithful Catholics and by encouraging social structures that lead to moral decay and corruption.

The Canadian public is justifiably confused by Trudeau’s actions and this confusion gives rise to much controversy and even a misrepresentation of the Catholic faith, both of which can further scandalize the nation.

May this predicament, which threatens the souls of those touched by the scandal, be resolved? Indeed, yes, and with immediate and powerful effect through a clear, comprehensive statement from the competent Church authority, i.e. a Bishop. However, to date no Church authority has issued a legal decree formalizing a judgment against Justin Trudeau, even though Church law mandates that for the sake of the soul of an obstinate sinner, appropriate steps MUST be taken.

But make no mistake about it; Cardinal Collins’ letter to Justin Trudeau was not a pastoral one at all. It did not address him as a Catholic nor did it make any official Catholic judgment against his behaviour, let alone prescribe any discipline.

Furthermore, the Canadian Bishops have taken no such Church-mandated steps EVER with regard to the highest level politicians of our land.

Up until PM Harper’s election, except for a five month break in 38 years, "Catholic" Prime Ministers have managed the affairs of Canada. Every one of them without exception has flouted Catholic teaching on sexuality through their pro-contraception, pro-abortion, pro-sodomy agendas. And every one of them considered themselves good Catholics and regularly presented themselves for Holy Communion. During that 38 year reign of social devastation and spiritual ruin too many Catholic Bishops failed to take steps to deal with this epic scandal. Despite the fierce defiance of Catholic teaching exhibited by the Prime Ministers there is no record of even one single occasion when a Catholic Prime Minister was denied Communion.

Through their decades old inaction, and their continued inaction in this Justin Trudeau debacle, they actually sustain the scandal taking place in Canadian society and they fuel the killing of innocent children growing in their mothers’ wombs.

What do the Catholic Bishops imagine that Justin Trudeau will do if he rules over Canada some day as our Prime Minister? Will he do better than the last pseudo-catholic Prime Minister? Isn't it time now to help reform the man's soul and try to salvage our nation from the ever expanding culture of death?

Yet it appears to me that very few individuals in Canada grasp the connection between the cowardly actions of our Bishops and the sustained mass murder taking place in our nation. Even when a controversy arises such as the one described herein between Cardinal Collins and Justin Trudeau, media and even religious reporters are quick to characterize the Cardinal’s letter as some sort of a pastoral letter of correction. Again, how little we expect of Catholic Bishops! Apparently this is the best our prelates can do according to the vast majority of Catholics who have drunk the Kool-Aide, so to speak.

[Although, to be fair, Faith Goldy is one of the finest and boldest reporters on the Canadian television scene and seems to be doing most of the heavy lifting on this news story.]

Even pro-lifers rush to praise (but only because they hear so little from the Church hierarchy when these three tags collide: abortion, politician, Catholic Bishop). Some, though, are in the know.

Really, I can’t blame the average Canadian too much, even the pro-life ones. We are a culture so far disengaged from God in the public square for so long that we have lost sight of how [or even if] the mind of God can touch and transform the kingdom of man. One wonders what we as Christians really envision when we pray, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.”

A friend sent me the [satirical] comments of a fellow Catholic on the Cardinal Collins affair. It helps to bring much needed focus to the conversation.

Cardinal Collins was saddened by Adolf Hitler's decision to murder all the Jews in Europe.  "It's a regrettable decision on his part", said the Cardinal.  "I pray that he reconsider this.  I regret his decision very much.  I urge him to consider dialogue with the Jews instead, avoiding all polemics", said the Cardinal.  When asked if faithful in Germany should regard it as a sin to vote for Adolf, the Cardinal replied, "Absolutely not!  One must consider all the issues when casting a vote", said the Cardinal.  "One candidate might regrettably favour mass murder while another one is just as bad owing to his refusal to enact the Guaranteed National Income or his refusal to reduce carbon emissions by two per cent".  When asked if Adolf should consider himself excommunicated for these murders, the Cardinal said that the Code of Canons did not impose* an automatic excommunication for mass murder, and the bishops would not consider imposing such penalties on his Nazi supporters.  "Excommunication is such a harsh and extreme penalty", said the Cardinal, "and refusing to allow them to receive Holy Communion would be counter-productive.  Instead, we are praying that they will accept our invitation to dialogue with them.”

Last week, when several Nazis escorted some religious to the gas chambers, the religious proposed that the guards engage in dialogue with them instead.  To their surprise, the guards 'declined' the invitation and slit their throats on the spot.  "Do you think that dialogue is working on these Nazis?", the Cardinal was asked.  "It's too early to say", replied the Cardinal.  "More time is needed to assess the process.  I am saddened by this incident with the religious, and I equally regret the decision taken yesterday to arrest and exterminate all the religious in Germany.  The bishops both here and in Germany will implore that the Nazis consider alternate policies but we urge the faithful not to regard them as unelectable owing to these incidents.  Now is not the time for rash decisions", said the Cardinal.

* well, actually, in fact, there is (Canon 1397)

Transgenderism, Sexual Abuse and Educated Fools In NL

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I took the title from an article this week in BarbWire.

What follows is the relevant portion from our illustrious House of Assembly Proceedings of just a few days ago. Themes: Homophobia, Transphobia, Same-Sex Parenting, Tolerance and Diversity.

The controversy at Trinity Western University was even raised and the gauntlet thrown down:

As a member of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, I will be making a submission that emphatically states that attorneys educated under a homophobic program lack the requisite, character, and fitness to practice law in our Province.

How tolerant!

The inmates have taken over the asylum.

Sick. Unnatural. Godless.

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY PROCEEDINGS                       
Vol. XLVII No. 28
May 15, 2014                 

MS SHEA: Mr. Speaker, I rise today in this hon. House to recognize Saturday, May 17, as International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.  The theme of this year's campaign is Same-sex parenting: I love my two moms, I love my two dads, and it aims to reduce prejudice towards children who grow up in same-sex parented families.

Mr. Speaker, this day aims to raise awareness of homophobia and transphobia, to campaign against it, and to celebrate gender and sexual diversity. 

Celebrating the full diversity of our Province and continuing to educate is the first step to preventing violence against all vulnerable populations, including gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, or LGBT individuals. 

Every day, Mr. Speaker, LGBT individuals are subjected to acts of violence in schools, workplaces and communities, and experience higher rates of violent victimization than heterosexual individuals. 

Mr. Speaker, our Violence Prevention Initiative aims to educate and increase awareness about the prevention of violence against women, children and youth, Aboriginal women and children, older persons, persons with disabilities, LGBT individuals, persons of varying race or ethnicity, and persons of different economic status. 

As part of the Violence Prevention Initiative, our Regional Co-ordinating Committees have many events planned throughout the Province to educate and celebrate International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.  For example, the Southwestern Coalition to End Violence arranged a proclamation signing yesterday in Stephenville.  Violence Prevention Labrador has arranged for an individual with same-sex parents to do an interview tomorrow morning with CBC Radio's Labrador Morning Show, and the Western Regional Coalition to End Violence has created stickers promoting facts about same-sex parenting which will be placed on coffee cups provided by Brewed Awakening in Corner Brook.

Mr. Speaker, I invite all of my colleagues to join me in recognizing International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, and acknowledge the hard work that our Regional Co-ordinating Committees do on a daily basis.  The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador remains fully committed to preventing violence against all populations so that residents of Newfoundland and Labrador can live in violence-free communities.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

SOME HON. MEMBERS: Hear, hear!

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for Burgeo – La Poile.

MR. A. PARSONS: Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

I thank the minister for an advance copy of her statement.  Certainly, we in the Official Opposition would also like to recognize the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. 

Gains made in the LGBT community have been hard fought and won by the LGBT community.  The right to marriage, the right to raise children, are accomplishments we should all celebrate because it is reflective of a society that is evolving.  These are rights we should defend in our daily conversations to uphold a tolerant society. 

We are all aware of the controversy surrounding the application of Trinity Western University in British Columbia to establish a law school that requires all students, faculty, and staff to sign a community covenant prohibiting any sexual intimacy outside heterosexual marriage.  How can the pursuit of law proceed unhampered when lawyers are being trained in homophobic institutions, when their institutional homophobia conflicts with our Charter of Rights and Freedoms?

Law Societies across the country are grappling with this issue and our own Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador are seeking feedback from its members on how to deal with graduates from this school.  As a member of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, I will be making a submission that emphatically states that attorneys educated under a homophobic program lack the requisite, character, and fitness to practice law in our Province.
I appreciate the opportunity to speak to this very important day.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

SOME HON. MEMBERS: Hear, hear!

MR. SPEAKER: The hon. the Member for St. John's Centre.

MS ROGERS: I too thank the minister for an advance copy of her statement. 

As a same sex parent, I am proud to stand in this House to celebrate the incredible work LGBTQ activists have done throughout the ages and around the world with passion, audacity, determination and style to bring us to this point where our rights are enshrined in our human rights legislation.  Rights are not given but hard won. 

Our Department of Education has become a world leader with Egale Canada by developing and implementing a full education program to deal with homophobia and transphobia in our schools.  This will benefit our whole society, Mr. Speaker, as these very students come and teach us all about diversity and acceptance. 

I invite all members here today to join me in the anti-homophobia breakfast tomorrow morning, organized by Planned Parenthood.  It is at the Uptown Club on Kenmount Road at 7:00 a.m. 

Bravo again to all the LGBTQ activists and bravo to Planned Parenthood.

Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

SOME HON. MEMBERS: Hear, hear!

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Michael Voris Charges Catholic Bishops With Lies And Deception

“Some Bishop has got to have the spine to step up and say this all publicly… admit to his own complicity if he has been complicit and call out the global failings of his brother Bishops. This is a public apostasy and must be spoken about publicly. He needs to stand up and say we have deceived you about contraception by keeping our mouths shut. We have lied to you about the social justice aspects of the Church's teaching and their implementation…”

Thursday, May 15, 2014

What Catholic Bishop Is Watching Over Justin Trudeau’s Soul?

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Justin Trudeau is a renegade Catholic. Who is looking after his soul? Who is helping him to bring his actions in line with the objective truths of the Catholic religion?

We have a right to know because he is a public figure and he claims to be Catholic while engaged in scandalous conduct by words and actions. We have a right as Catholics to know that those ordained of Christ to preserve, protect and teach the Faith are, in fact, dealing with the scandalous behaviour in the manner specified by the Church under Canon Law.

As always, souls are at stake in any controversy over Church teaching and therefore this is a very serious matter indeed. If we care about our Catholic Faith and about the Gospel of Christ and about the Kingdom of God we must insist on an entirely congruous and complete resolution to this question of Trudeau’s conduct. To back away from the issue is to cede the ground to the enemy who would like nothing better than to see more souls scandalized and lost to the Faith and also to see the Faith misrepresented and maligned by the enemies of Christ.

To say nothing of the continued political and societal consequences of our tragic approach to abortion law in Canada, i.e. at least 100,000 dead children annually.

Who exactly is Trudeau’s Bishop? May we even know the answer to that question? Why doesn't some media person directly ask Cardinal Collins that exact  question?

Somebody suggested that it is not Cardinal Collins, whose recent letter to Justin Trudeau, in my opinion, fell far short of a Bishop’s response to a pro-abortion Catholic politician claiming adherence to the faith. Perhaps it’s Archbishop Prendergast of Ottawa, but in any case, why should it be such a secret?

I understand why perhaps 100% of the establishment Catholic media want to give Cardinal Collins kudos for writing his letter to Trudeau (and why my posting and tweets enraged some). The Catholic Bishops, as a whole, have been extremely reticent to go on record with ANY public statements to politicians, even Catholic politicians, for decades. So I suppose any statement will be seen as outstanding. Particularly for pro-lifers, the Cardinal’s reference to “the most vulnerable among us” grabbed our attention, refreshingly, and seemed hopeful.

However, that’s simply a case of not seeing the forest for the trees. To prove my point, ask yourself, what happens if Trudeau backpedals completely on this conscience controversy and returns to the old status quo? How does that help the pro-life cause in Canada? Right. It doesn’t change a thing for what unborn children must face tomorrow in Canada.

What’s at stake here is redress for an ACTUAL daily death toll of innocent human beings, not simply more of the status quo of political knee-jerk reactions from Catholic Bishops. We are not interested in a political statement on conscience or the qualifications for political office, or anything else for that matter which might be interpreted as a bone to pacify noisy pro-lifers.


That can only happen if the Catholic Bishops exercise their full authority in obedience to Christ and His Church, which, up to this point, they have failed miserably to do in regard to binding the demon of abortion in Canada. That is not some ethereal make-believe possibility but a series of concrete actions in real time and space based upon Church law. To put it in sharp focus, the Most Reverend Rene Henry Gracida, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, explains the process and the rationale for dealing with the souls of renegade Catholic politicians hell bent on defying Church teaching, actually providing a powerful case history.

Granted, many if not all, our Catholic Bishops will first have to do much soul searching and repentance themselves before they are spiritually prepared to fully implement Church law but why delay? It’s not only the souls of wayward Catholics at stake here. It’s their own souls as well.

Bishop Gracida’s instruction is quite specific. If you follow my argument thus far, perhaps you’ll take a few minutes and read this document to see how respectful, loving, orderly and effective the process can be to restore public sinners to repentance or at least curb the scandal, maintain a virtuous Church and keep our children safe from conception through to birth.

[If the PDF document does not open properly, go here to read same contents.]