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Since faith is one, it must be professed in all its purity and integrity". Pope Francis/Pope Benedict

Sunday, 2 August 2015

The Canadian Federal Election and the War on the Unborn, the elderly and the disabled...

"Their mouths are gaping tombs, they use their tongues to flatter. Under their lips the venom of asps is hidden. Their talk overflows with curses and calumny. They run hot-foot to shed blood; havoc and ruin follow in their path..." 
(Romans, 3:11-15)

Pope Francis kissing a baby, May 8, 2013

Pope Francis with the elderly and disabled on
 "Evangelium Vitae" Day, June 16, 2013

"As long as I'm Prime Minister we are not reopening the abortion debate".
Stephen Harper, Conservative

"...our position, as a Party, is we do not open that debate". 
Justin Trudeau, Liberal

"We're resolutely in favour of a woman's right to choose"
Thomas Mulcair, NDP

As the upcoming federal election commences today in Canada, (with Liberal Party mis-leader, Justin Trudeau kicking off his campaign by marching in the gravely sinful Vancouver "Gay Pride" parade), as we recoil from the recent uncovering that the body parts of murdered prenatal infants are sold, traded as mere commodities; as the Supreme Court and Parliament are "preparing" to bring in euthanasia, let us, as Catholics, Christians and men and women of good will soberly assess our options for the elections. It may be that in most Ridings across Canada there is no candidate who can carry the vote of a good, Christian conscience. If that be the case, please ensure to formally refuse your ballot on election Day. 

We should also not forget: Mr. Harper even voted against "Roxanne's Law", a proposal to ban the coercing of women to have abortions (and so, so many are viciously forced to have abortions against their wills!). The Liberals too - virtually all - voted against the Bill. The NDP, under the fascistic Mr. Layton, unanimously. Change "abortion" to "gas ovens" and you quickly see that to vote for a pro-death or even weak kneed MP who will be a lackey of  a pro-death (if not always - how clever! - in theory, but certainly, in fact) Party, is not an option for a Christian. "No man can do evil, that good may come of it" (c.f Romans 3:8).

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Support Deacon Joseph from India

Dear friends and readers of Witness. May I propose to you for your consideration a small financial donation to help Deacon Joseph, who is studying for the sacred priesthood in India, to raise funds to provide a modest and humble home for his good parents, who have given Our Lord and His Church a priest. In supporting this project, you will also be thanking the parents of this soon to be priest. 

Please visit Vox Cantoris for further details and how to donate. 

Thursday, 30 July 2015

The Horror of Abortion ~ abortionist plays with dying baby mortally wounded from chemical abortion

Please visit Vox Cantoris to see what the real, full horror of abortion leads to. Be warned, this will greatly disturb you. But you should at least try to view the video. We should not avoid seeing with our own eyes what we have allowed our society to become. A sick, wicked and depraved place. 

Let there be no doubt: abortion is human sacrifice to Satan. 

Little baby, pray for us. 

"Health Canada" approves the abortion pill, RU-486

"Every unborn child, condemned unjustly to being aborted, has the face of the Lord, who before being born, and then when he was just born, experienced the rejection of the world..."
Pope Francis

A little person who is just six weeks old

Health Canada has approved the abortion chemical pill, RU486, that causes a miscarriage within one or two days after being taken. The chemical killer may be taken up to seven weeks into the pregnancy. 

According to a Sheila Dunn, who is a "researcher" at the Toronto's Women's College Hospital, other chemical killers are "second rate", and Canadian women deserve the best when they set about killing their children. Dunn further provides us with the shocking statistic that one in three women during her lifetime will kill at least one child. This is incredible, but it shows the depth of evil and depravity we have fallen into. 

"...And every elderly person, even if he is sick or at the end of his days, bears in himself the face of Christ. They cannot be discarded!"
Pope Francis

This is the insane world we live in. Killing must be made to look beautiful, gentle and loving. Likewise the "dying with dignity" movement" sugarcoats its wickedness in this false "love". Health Canada is currently seeking "consultation" on this matter. In all of this one see a satanic component that is driving it. Remember: whenever satan gets control he demands human sacrifice. Abortion is a "anti-sacrament" to the devil. 

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Mary Wagner is free but wishes the focus not on her, but on the unborn, the suffering and the deprived...

Last Saturday, July 25th, just before ten a.m., on a warm and sunny day, Linda, Mary Burnie and myself met Mary Wagner as she walked free after nearly eight months incarcerated in the Vanier Centre for Women in Milton, Ontario. Her sentence was:four months for mischief and four months for probation violations; a virtually unheard of sentence, when the standard for the latter is usually 30 days). Her exit from the prison was exactly as she wanted it: discrete, quiet, private, without media or any fuss. 

Later in the day, a Mass was celebrated in "Thanksgiving for Linda Gibbons and Mary Wagner" at the Church of the Precious Blood in Scarborough, Ontario. After the Mass, a potluck was served. 

Mary is well and happy to be free and with friends. But she wishes to remind us to keep the focus on the unborn, those endangered by the culture of death, such as the elderly and disabled. Mary would also like us to keep in mind the women who remain incarcerated in Vanier.

 Prayer for Life by Pope John Paul II 

O Mary, bright dawn of the new world, Mother of the living, to you do we entrust the cause of life. 

Look down, O Mother upon the vast numbers of babies not allowed to be born, of the poor whose lives are made difficult, of men and women who are victims of brutal violence, of the elderly and the sick killed by indifference or out of misguided mercy.

Grant that all who believe in Your Son may proclaim the Gospel of life with honesty and love to the people of our time. Obtain for them the grace to accept that Gospel as a gift ever new, the joy of celebrating it with gratitude throughout their lives and the courage to bear witness to it resolutely, in order to build, together with all people of good will, the civilization of truth and love, to the praise and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life.

Auschwitz survivor forgives former SS guard

I have had only a passing interest in the case of Oskar Groening, the 94 year old former SS guard at Auschwitz who was recently sentenced to four years in prison for being an accessory to murder. There is, however, a deeper story here that I only recently stumbled onto. Auschwitz survivor Eva Kor reacted to the sentence in a startling way. She said
"They are trying to teach a lesson that if you commit such a crime, you will be punished. But I do not think the court has acted properly in sentencing him to four years in jail. It is too late for that kind of sentence... My preference would have been to sentence him to community service by speaking out against neo-Nazis. I would like the court to prove to me, a survivor, how four years in jail will benefit anybody."
She has received criticism from other survivors and their families, being characterized as a traitor. She responded
"As long as we understand my forgiveness that the victim has a right to be free, you cannot be free from what was done to you unless you remove from your shoulder the daily burden of pain and anger and forgive the Nazis – not because they deserve it, but because I deserve it. When I talk to survivors, and I say why on earth does my forgiveness hurt you, they have no answers. I guess victims like to have more victims; the bigger the crowd, the better. I don’t understand it. The victims, 70 years after liberation, with 300 others, they were all talking about their experience, falling apart – “poor me… what have they done to me?” I don’t forget what they have done to me. But I am not a poor person – I am a victorious woman who has been able to rise above the pain and forgive the Nazis."
Eva Kor embracing Oskar Groening at his court hearing.

Digging a little further into this story one finds something even more startling. Oskar Groening could have continued to lead the quiet life he enjoyed after the war. All he had to do was keep his mouth shut. Instead he responded to friends and acquaintances who denied the holocaust by saying "I know a little more about that. We should discuss it sometime." He responded to a pamphlet by a holocaust denier with "I saw everything, the gas chambers, the cremations, the selection process. One and a half million Jews were murdered in Auschwitz. I was there." He continued to receive phone calls and mail from neo-Nazis trying to prove him wrong, prompting him to go public with his testimony.

I am grateful that I do not have to pass judgement on this case but I am continually amazed at God's ability to draw good out of the most horrific circumstances.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Pope Francis: "... contrary winds arise everywhere in the world..." ~ the Holy Father denounces ideological and media agression

"Do whatever He tells you...." Our Lady

These words were spoken in late April. Have you read them before? Just who are these "wolves" in the Holy See Press Office, under "Stato", who so carefully censor and manipulate the words of our Holy Father? Sadly, these "wolves" in shheos clothing, warned of by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, just prior to his election to the Papacy, remain very active within the Church. 

In an ad limina address to the Bishops of Benin, the Holy Father had these words:

You are right, however, in stressing in your reports that this faith, spreading increasingly, is sometimes superficial and lacks solidity. Now it is important that the desire for a profound knowledge of the Christian mystery is not the privilege of an elite, but that it animates all the faithful, because they are all called to sanctity. This is of capital importance for the Church in Benin to resist and overcome the contrary winds that arise everywhere in the world and which will not fail to blow in your country. And I know that you are vigilant in face of the multiple ideological and media aggressions. The spirit of secularism is at work also in your country, even if it is not yet very visible. Only a profound faith rooted in the heart of the faithful, and lived concretely, will enable you to address it.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Pope Francis: Laudato si is "not a green encyclical..."

True Catholic social action: a nun helping an African family

During the course of the Mayor's "Symposium", Pope Francis gave an impromptu speech, seeing the need to reject the media labeling of Laudato si as a "green" encyclical. The Pope tried to emphasize that it was a "social" encyclical. Further, that the main theme was the concept that "ecology is total, it is human"

The fact that the Pope needed to make these remarks - edited by the Vatican Press Office as they were (what else the Pope said, we are left to guess) - implies that the Holy Father has become aware of a concerted effort to manipulate his encyclical and force it into a certain "environmentalist" mindset. It is unfortunate that the Holy Father still seems to believe that large, bureaucratic entities can help achieve his desired hope, that we live in greater harmony with God's creation. Indeed, these huge internationalist entities are part of the "technocracy" that the Holy Father rightly denounces. Not Catholic, entities that are globalist by inclination can hardly offer solutions in accordance with Catholic moral teaching. This was seen in the gender ideology announcement that was issued by the mayor's "Symposium. And even if these internationalist organizations are well meaning, common human experience tells us that the larger an entity, the more incompetent and inept it will be. Bureaucracy by nature grows. The Catholic principle of subsidiarity needs to be applied in any true Catholic social action.