Tuesday, 30 March 2010
The nation's Catholic bishops have released a new detailed legal memorandum
analyzing both the health care bill President Barack Obama signed into law and
the executive order he issued. The memo says abortion funding is still present
in the new law despite the executive order.
This upsets me . It is heartbreaking, absolutely heartbreaking. It makes me want to bust. "Why? Our money is just heling needy women" is what the Liberals say. The reason it angers me so, is that (even though I don't live in the states), Your money is going toward murder. When you pay the taxes, your money helps kill babies against your will! When you pay the taxes it helps women loose and kill their child, and you have no choice on the matter. All thanks to Obama. Well, this little tidbit shall also brighten your day:
They say the health care bill violates both provisions of the Hyde amendment -- which, only pertaining to the federal budget, stops abortion funding and funding abortions in federal health insurance programs.
The attorneys note that, since the bill lacks any specific ban on abortion funding, "federal funds that PPACA appropriates anywhere else, including, at a minimum, Community Health Centers, are unrestricted by Hyde and so must be used to pay for abortions."
"Thus, the stated purpose of this provision of the Executive Order is commendable, but the provision is ineffective apart from the two particular contexts where Hyde-like statutory protections actually apply," they write.
Grr. This concerns me, also, because--the Canadian government really likes to copy the American government, 'cause Harper is an Obabma wanna-be. Honestly, have you been following Harper? (and I really don't blame you if you haven't, cause he's boring), he really copies Obama. And he says he's prolife. pughfghgf.
Read more here, from LifeSite.
Sunday, 28 March 2010
Saturday, 27 March 2010
There must be more than just this though....there must.
Friday, 26 March 2010
One college in particular, catches me. What one is it!
Thursday, 25 March 2010
The blue on the keys work when you click "alt", so when I want the "@" symbol, I press "alt" "2", not "shift" "2", like our American friends :-). Regardez....
My keyboard when shifted for numbers: ! " / $ % ? & * ( ) _ +
American keyboard when shifted: !@#$%^&*()_+
My keyboard when in alt: ± @ £ ¢ ¤ ¬ ¦ ² ³ ¼ ½ ¾.
American keyboard when in alt: none.
'Tis easy. There are also different accents, where the " is on an American keyboard, there is an ` for letters like è, à, ò, ì, etc. Also, there is ê, û, ô, î, etc^, and ç, ë, ö, etc... Thats my random musing.
God Bless You!
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
It goes from: The Queen, the Governer General, the Prime Minister, the Cabinate, the Ministries and Civil Services, and the Voters. In the side of the Prime Minister, we have the PM's Office, and the Privy Council (sometimes Privvy). Therefore, the Queen has the most power, the Governer General represents the Queen in Canada, and fulfills her duties. The Governer General can approve laws when the Queen isn't available. The Queen (Elizabeth II) is our Head of State, like the President is for America. She can kick ol' Stevie off his high throne, and replace him with anyone she likes. The Governer General also can ask any of the leaders of the political parties with seats in the house if they are ready to take over the duty of being Prime Minister. The Cabinate and Senate vote on the laws, once the laws are voted anf agreed on the Queen (or Governer General) has to approve. The Ministries and Civil Services are things like, the Health department, etc. Then there are the voters who choose what political parties they can vote for. The Conservatives, Liberals, New Democrats, the Greens (eww), the Bloc Quèbècois, the Christian Heritage Party (Pro-Lifers!), Newfoundland First (Pro-Lifers!).
The Christian Heritage party, is confusing. Their political ideology is "Social Conservative". Their main goal is "For Canada to be governed by biblical principles, as we see the bible as The Holy Bible to be the inspired, inerrant written Word of God and the final authority above all man's laws and government". This is problematic, as that is not in line with church teaching, but I suppose it's better than these liberal "conservatives" who are in PM now. The CHP (Christian Heritage Party) is Pro-Life, and also Pro-Family. They aim, when elected, to "provide $1000 to any family, whos parent(s) decides to be a stay-at-home mother/father". In the 2008 election, they had 59 candidates. They only got 0.19% of the popular vote. They are social conservatives, so they believe that government and/or society have a role in encouraging or enforcing traditional values or behaviors based on the belief that these are what keep people civilized and decent.
The Green party is an eco-obsessed party, who is too concerned with the environment, and cares about nothing more than keeping whats green, green. They all live off of salad and croutons, with a healthy serving of swamp soup. (forgive me for that, it's just a joke...I couldn't help it!)
The Conservatives are conservative to a point, Their MP's are against abortion, and against contraception. They are also against Planned Parenthood (yay!) See here.
The Liberal party is a cold place to step, for they are pro-death. I will say no more, except that their leader is Greek Orthodox, who is definately not in the Orthodox spectrum.
The Bloc Quèbècois make my head dizzy. They are Quèbèc seperatists, but you see-- they run for national election...and they only run candidates in Quebec, and if their leader is elected they will seperate from Canada, which doesn't make sense, because where does that leave the government du Canada? Ahh, confusing......anyone, please correct me if I'm wrong on this one!
The Newfoundland First Party is sort of a political party that is registered at both the provincial and national levels. They aren't seperatists "per-say", but they are definately (along with the PC's) leaning that way. They fight for the better treatement for Newfoundland which was guarenteed at confederation, which wasn't given.
I will have to go off a little more to explain the Newfoundland predicament, bear with me for a moment...
When Newfoundland hoined confederation, they weren't given fair treatment, especially in today's government, with Harper's "anti-Newfoundland" agenda. Newfoundland is a have-not province, and was a "have" province for approx. 5 seconds, so they were a full member of Canada for approximately 5 seconds. The NL First party fights for better treatment of Newfoundland, and if not seperation. I suppose that they are now leading towards seperation because of unfair treatment. Oh, and they are Pro-Life! The Progressive Conservative party, their name can be misleading. They aren't "progressive" like, "liberal". They are not hte ideology "progressive", thay are adjective progressive. So, they are also Pro-Life, headed by the very Catholic, very moral Danny Williams, the current Premier (although John Crosbie, the Lieutenant Governer, who represents the Queen in NL, has the same power over him as the Governer General does over the PM the Lieutenant Governer is also very Pro-Life, and very Catholic.). The PC (Progressive Conservatives) are a Red-Toryist party, and the Wikipedia page has a very very accurate explanation of Red Toryism, and the Progressive Conservatives, see here, (PC's) and here (Red Toryism) . Now, God Bless you for sitting through my long explanation, and forgive me for wasting your time, hehe.
Monday, 22 March 2010
Children should be taught what the church teaches, what you are supposed to believe as a Catholic, because Catholics do not choose what we believe, we must believe what the church teaches, if not then we are not fully Catholic. The children must be taught prayers, the rosary.
You would be surprised about the lack of catechization in the progressive 60-70-80's. Children are our future Priests, Nuns, Monks, Brothers, Sisters, Deacons, etc... they are also our current Altar Boys. That's why proper catechisation is absolutely essential.
Though, Catholic children are being catechized more properly! The generations are becoming more orthodox, and more reverent. Thanks to the FSSP, ICRSS, Una Voce, etc... Thank God for our traditional Nuns and sisters, and our teaching orders. Thank God for the Monks of Downside Abbey, and for the Westminster Cathedral Choir School. Thank God for St. Bonaventure's College in Newfoundland (one of the very few orthodox Jesuit schools in British Canada). Thank God for St. Michael's Cathedral Choir School in Ontario. Thank God for the Dominicans, Thank God for the St. Benedict Center, Thank God for our teaching Brothers, and our Monks.
Our church is going through a hard, hard time right now. What, with the shake up over in the Publacht na hÈirlann, and the even more scandals in the Bundesrepublic Deutschland.
Remember. God will never give us anything we can't handle, and the gates of Hell will never prevail against the church!
I am so worried
Sunday, 21 March 2010
Saturday, 20 March 2010
It really is, uplifting. It is so beautiful! So, so beautiful! Just listen..........
Lead, Kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home --
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene, -- one step enough for me.
I was not ever thus, nor pray'd that Thou
Should'st lead me on.
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
0 Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will: remember not past years.
So long Thy power hath blest me, sure it still
Will lead me on,
O'er moor and fen, o'er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone;
And with the morn those angel faces smile
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile
Friday, 19 March 2010
Thursday, 18 March 2010
The first video is of the Westminster Boys Choir, the second being Kings College Boys Choir.
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
A one for the Pope...
Karl Rahner, Hans Kung and Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger all die on the same day, and go to meet St. Peter to know their fate.
St. Peter approaches the three of them, and tells them that he will interview each of them to discuss their views on various issues.
He then points at Rahner and says "Karl! In my office..." After 4 hours, the door opens, and Rahner comes stumbling out of St. Peter's office. He is highly distraught, and is mumbling things like "Oh God, that was the hardest thing I've ever done! How could I have been so wrong! So sorry...never knew..." He stumbles off into Heaven, a testament to the mercy of Our God.
St. Peter follows him out, and sticks his finger in Kung's direction and "Hans! You're next..." After 8 hours, the door opens, and Kung comes out, barely able to stand. He is near collapse with weakness and a crushed spirit. He , too, is mumbling things like "Oh God, that was the hardest thing I've ever done! How could I have been so wrong! So sorry...never knew..." He stumbles off into Heaven, a testament to the mercy of Our God.
Lastly, St. Peter, emerging from his office, says to Cardinal Ratzinger, "Joseph, your turn." TWELVE HOURS LATER, St. Peter stumbles out the door, apparently exhausted, saying "Oh God, that's the hardest thing I've ever done..."
Haha. I thought that was so funny!
Monday, 15 March 2010
Also, the Anglican Catholic Church of Canada has officially asked for an ordinariate.
The ACCC, is mostly found in Ontario, and in the British and Irish Isles of North America, (Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton [Nova Scotia].)
Sunday, 14 March 2010
It was well written, and a great explanation of the infriltration that the Church went through in those horrid days of the 60's. Well said!!!
Saturday, 13 March 2010
Friday, 12 March 2010
Sisters, wear your habits!
Laymen, get off the altar!
Joan Sobala, get out of your alb!
Nancy DeRycke, get out from behind the pulpit!
Martha and Bobo? Stop prancing around the church!
Little Emily, Please take off your surplice and soutane!
Why? Because the Pope Said So!
Thursday, 11 March 2010
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
But, I must applaud the Catholic Book of Worship for including some traditional hymns. I much, much, much more prefer the Adoremus Hymnal, and the St. Joseph's Missal hymnal (pre-Vatican II).
Monday, 8 March 2010
Sunday, 7 March 2010
Though, I still prefer Aquinas & More, and the Cukierski Apostolate.
- Anglican Catholic Church of Canada - www.anglicancatholic.ca
- The Anglican Church in America - www.acahomeorg0.web701.discountasp.net
- Traditional Anglican Communion - www.acahomeorg0.web701.discountasp.net/tac/tac_index.aspx (long enough!)
- Church of Ireland-Traditional Rite - www.angelfire.com/ca7/ttac/citrhome/html
- Church of Torres Strait - www.churchoftorresstrait.com
- Anglican Catholic Church (Australia) - www.avoca.vicnet.net.au/~frgraeme/ACCA
- Traditional Anglican Church of England - www.thetraditionalanglicanchurch.org.uk
- Continuing Anglican Church in Zambia - www.anglicancatholic.ca/zambia/caczambia.htm
- Orthodox Church of Pakistan
- Nippon Kirisuto Sei Ko Kai
- Church Missionary Society (TAC)
- Missionary Diocese of Central America
- Missionary Diocese of Puerto Rico
- Church of Umzi Wase Tiyopia
- Anglican Church of South Africa - Traditional Rite
- Anglican Church of India
are coming home also. Any that I missed? Wrong link? Just comment!
Saturday, 6 March 2010
They are one of the very fine and orthodox churches in this world!!.
Here is their blog: here
and their youtube channel is here.
Check them out!! I am really suprised with my self that I have never mentioned them before, I have been following them on YouTube since I can remember!!
Friday, 5 March 2010
I will post more later!!!
Thursday, 4 March 2010
Now, my dear readers, you probably remember me posting about Fr. Liberal before? Well, if you haven't ... just look at my previous posts ... I can't locate the link, but anyhow.
Ever the new priest has been there, I have been there a few more times recently, to see how he is doing. These are the things I have noticed
- When Fr. Liberal was there, at Lent, he would remove all the holy water. This Lent, there is more holy water in the church than there ever has been before!!
- The Rosary Chapel has been taken care of more than what it was when Fr. L was there.
- Our Lord is reverenced more.
- He does confession whenever, even when he is most busy. Fr. L barely ever did confession, and when children would make their first confession, he would get his sister (not a nun) to "help him". He would also do it behind the altar. This new priest, does private confession and barely ever makes use of the "Reconciliation Room" that a former liberal had installed.
- He is more friendly, and always wears his clerical collar, except for this one instance (when I believed he was sick, I could be wrong).
- He is very, very pious (as all people, not only priests should be).
This new priest says the vernacular (Novus Ordo), but I much rather the TLM. Besides that though, he is very orthodox. I also checked their bulletin. Their collection has gone up!! I will soon post it.
Oh yes, and please forgive me for not posting yesterday. I was with my Grand Father again, he is not getting any better, I am afraid. Please pray for him!
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
Monday, 1 March 2010
The other day, I bought some new incense for my house ... now, I haven't tried this brand before, and so I have high expectations. I have bought "Gloria" incense from Aquinas & More. Today, I have 2 questions.
1. Has anyone tried this incense before?
2. A few days ago, before buying the incense, I clicked on this link that went to the "Catholic Web Store", which was another website for Aquinas & More. Now, when ever I go to their website (Aquinas & More), up in the logo section, it comes up as the logo for the "Catholic Web Store". How can I get it to go back to the A&M logo???
Well, God Bless!