Monday, July 27, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The CCCB and it's Employees

The CCCB is the Employer of record for Development and Peace. Once a year they ask for donations in the parish envelopes from the faithful. What have they been doing with this money?

Well they're not directly supporting abortion-related projects, but that was never the charge. Rather they are supporting a multitude of organizations that themselves promote abortion in varying guises:

“Just the Facts”…from a reader:

Development and Peace- the facts

  1. Five pro-abortion groups in Mexico received $170,000 in total this year from D&P in Canada.  These five groups are pressuring the government of Mexico to legalize abortion.

  2. D&P is also funding at least one pro-abortion group in Bolivia (Center for Promotion and Integral Health- CEPROSI).  This group has been described as “one of the most militant, radical and active pro-abortion organizations in Bolivia.”

Read the whole thing.

(Via SoCon Or Bust.)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

What Have You Been Doing?

Working; not hard, but day shifts and I don't get along.

Trying to practice golf; I'm taking my first lessons now. What a frustrating game. More time, more practice...

And attending my daughter's play: Jacques (or Obedience) combined with The Future is in Eggs, two one-act plays by Eugene Ionesco. Welcome to the Theatre of the Absurd. It's running tonight and Sunday (8 p.m.) at the Carousel Theatre on Granville Island.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

What Is This About?

A rapist or a murderer has a higher place in hell than someone who leads little ones astray to false teaching, especially to false moral teaching, for the one defiles the body, and the other defiles the soul. God help us!

Father John Corapi, Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 1, 2001

Father is apparently coming back to this theme:

The Canadian Bishops & Their Rebellion: What It’s Going to Cost:

The majority of Canadian bishops signed the infamous Winnipeg Statement that just categorically rejected Humanae Vitae. That kind of rebellion is catastrophic

Read the whole thing.

(Via SoCon Or Bust.)

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

The Brave New World

is upon us:

Re: Designer Babies:

As I mentioned yesterday, when it comes to issues of bioethics the “degradation of language only leads to linguistic confusion and muddy thinking.” A prime example can be found in the BBC article that Ryan cites. The term design means to intend for a definite purpose—and the gene mapping test is intended for the very definite purpose of culling embryos that do not meet the parent’s concept of quality.

Read the whole thing.

(Via First Thoughts.)

As Long As We're Sighing Over Italy

We should have a look at Joan Lewis' pictures of Saint Peter's.

Lies, Damned Lies

and Statistics, in that order. I blame today's outburst on Mark Shea's particularly excellent output today.

Persistent Myths in Feminist Scholarship -


"Harder to kill than a vampire." That is what the sociologist Joel Best calls a bad statistic. But, as I have discovered over the years, among false statistics the hardest of all to slay are those promoted by feminist professors. Consider what happened recently when I sent an e-mail message to the Berkeley law professor Nancy K.D. Lemon pointing out that the highly praised textbook that she edited, Domestic Violence Law (second edition, Thomson/West, 2005), contained errors.

Read the whole thing.

(Via Catholic and Enjoying It.)

From One Extreme to the Other

So here's an in-country commentary on the Honduran crisis. From Capuchin silence to radio-talk-show host blather in sixty seconds. Beat that.

What the world needs to know (Please read!) « Witnessing Hope:

What the world needs to know (Please read!)
June 30, 2009 by Emily
After watching the international news last night, I’d like to clear up a few things concerning the recent political upheaval in Honduras. The coverage these events are getting on the international level is horribly unbalanced! For those of you who don’t have time to read a long explanation, here are the basics:

Read the whole thing.

(Via Catholic and Enjoying It.)


doesn't always mean absence. I was away from the Internet for ten days while visiting the family in Minnesota. But mostly the daily checks of the New aggregator haven't moved me to comment.

Iran is too complex and I'm still not on the Obama-is-a-wus bandwagon. His gradual move to a mild rebuke isn't necessarily the worst thing he could have done, though I do remain concerned about his grasp of geo-political reality. Reagan was a realist who recognized opportunities to change the reality presented themselves. I'm no convinced Obama and his advisors have that kind of vision.

There has been a lot to comment on besides that, but others seem to be doing a fine job of presenting various perspectives. But I'd be remiss if I didn't point you towards Amy Welborn's series on her taking her family to Sicily. Ah, Bella Italia:

Castle: Check:

As in - serious castle.This is the Castle of Chiaramonte overlooking the town of Mussomelli.We headed up there around 9:45 and arrived around 11:00, even though it was maybe 30 miles from where we are as the crow flies. But...

Read the whole thing.

(Via Via Media.)

Moral Retardation

is a phrase I just picked up from Mark Shea. He's commenting on the Swedish couple who want to keep their child's sexual identity secret until later in life. And I love that there's such a thing as a "Gender Equality Expert" to consult. Could there be a more pernicious form of expertise in our culture?

Anyway, read and think:

Idiots Use Child as Ideological Mannequin:

A Swedish couple believe so strongly that gender is a social construction that they do not reveal whether their 2.5-year-old is a boy or a girl.

Idiot mother explains her stupid, selfish and cruel plan, "We want Pop to grow up more freely and avoid being forced into a specific gender mold from the outset. It's cruel to bring a child into the world with a blue or pink stamp on their forehead."

Read the whole thing.

(Via Catholic and Enjoying It!.)