Welcome to Witness

This blog will be our Witness for the Faith. We see a need for good, traditional, Catholic fellowship. Witness will strive to be imbued with charity. Love of neighbor - and yes, love of enemy.
We can be reached at: torontocatholicwitness@rogers.com

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

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Linda Gibbons to re-appear in Court Tuesday, April 28th at the College Park Courts in Toronto

Linda Gibbons outside the east-end Toronto Morgentaler abortion mill
where she was arrested on March 24th, 2015 

Today, at the College Park Courts, via video link, Linda Gibbons retained in custody and informed that  there will be another hearing next Tuesday, April 28th, video appearances from the Vanier Centre for Women, in Milton, commencing at 9 a.m. 

Please pray for this extraordinary woman, who has spent over ten of the last 20 years behind bars; witnessing for life through her love for our Blessed Lord in the babies. As Linda told me to my face this past Sunday, "this is the right place to be while this injustice goes one..."  

Monday, April 20, 2015

Linda Gibbons will appear in court tomorrow, April 19th.

"Let hope be your joy; be patient in trials" 
Romans, 12:12

Linda Gibbons, who has spent ten out of the last twenty years of her life behind bars, witnessing for life, incarnating Our Blessed Lord's love for children will appear via video link from the Vanier Centre for Women at 9 a.m., in court at the College Park Courts. Presently, delays regarding disclosure are delaying charges and a trial date - if any. Linda may well be released in the future without any charges laid against her. 

Linda told me something wonderful yesterday: "it would be wrong if I were not in jail, given the injustice against the unborn". I may be paraphrasing, but I am conveying with absolute clarity, the essence of her testimony. Please pray for her, and Mary Wagner, who is awaiting a pre-sentence hearing on May 5th. 

Psalm 71

In you, O Lord, I take refuge;
let me never be put to shame.
in your justice rescue me, free me: 
pay heed to me and save me. 

be a rock where I can take refuge,
a mighty stronghold to save me;
for you are my rock, my stronghold.
Free me from the hand of the wicked,
from the grip of the unjust, the oppressor.

It is you, O Lord who are my hope, 
my trust, O Lord, since my youth. 
On you have I leaned from my birth, 
from my mother's womb you have been my help.

My hope has always been in you...

Sunday, April 19, 2015

2005-2015: April 19th marks the 10th Anniversary of the election of Pope Benedict XVI

It was 10 years ago today that Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger formally assumed the Supreme Pontificate of Christ's One, only Church. May God bless this holy man who lives a quiet, contemplative life....

Friday, April 17, 2015

Linda Gibbons' next court appearance will be April, 22nd in Toronto, at the College Park Courts via video link

Linda GIbbons with friends:
This sweet, loving and gentle woman 
is behind bars in fascist Canada

Linda Gibbons, was arrested on March 24th, 2015, on the Vigil of the Annunciation, outside the east-end Toronto Morgentaler abortion mill, for quietly holding a sign that read:" Mom:  why, when I have so much love to give?". She appeared via video link from the Vanier Centre for Women this past Tuesday, April 14th, at 9 a.m.. Another appearance is scheduled for this coming Tuesday, April 21st, via video link to the College Park Courts. Such is the lack of pro-life support in Toronto that many a time Linda Gibbons has virtually no one in court to witness to her "incarnating" the love of Christ for the unborn. 

The date of Linda's actual trial is unknown, due to a lack of disclosure and delay from the Crown. Linda has told me that her guess is that the earliest possible date will be in June, if the Crown actually intends to go to trial.

Please pray for Linda, please do not forget her. Please pray for Mary Wagner, who will re-appear before the "Judge" for sentencing this May 5th. 

Please pray for Canada, for Canadians that have allowed this sub-culture of death to spread over the past few decades like a cancer. Remember: "they" will not atop at the unborn, "they" will come for the weak, the elderly, the sick..."they" will come for YOU. And then it will be too late, because YOU did nothing.  

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Mary Wagner was "convicted": a sentencing hearing will be held on May 5th

Fr. Piotr Bałtarowicz
Mary Wagner's trial for "probation violation", and "interfering with a business" was held this Thursday at 10 a.m., at the College Park Courts (444 Yonge St; at the corner of Yonge and Dundas). It is important to note, that while Mary's trial ensued, her dear friend, Linda Gibbons, will be sitting in prison at Vanier, 60 kms away, awaiting her upcoming trial (probably in June).

At the trial, this time, finally - thanks be to God - a Catholic priest was  present, Fr. Piotr Bałtarowicz; in Canada - from far off Poland - for a pilgrimage of solidarity with Mary and Linda - to the "Sanctuary behind bars".

The formal witness of  an alter Christus, is extremely important. This trial is a manifestation of the confrontation between Christ and Belial, between the Church and the anti-church, hence the necessity for one of Christ's priests to be present. 

Christ before the Jerusalem mob
This is not a trial about "probation", or 'interfering with a business"; just as Our Blessed Lord's trial was not about "blasphemy". That is a superficial perspective. This trial was about truth, God's truth, not man's invented non-truths. It is about the truth and dignity of human life: from conception to natural death. It is about solidarity with the unborn, and by extension, the elderly, the frail, the weak, those despised by society as "unwanted"...those in grave danger of the ever expanding "culture" of death.

Because they hate truth, Mary was "convicted"; convicted by an evil and vile system that rejects truth and life. On two counts of probation violation, and one count of interfering with the business of bloody murder. A pre-sentencing hearing will be held on May 5th. 

It was extremely important that we attended, that we gave witness to the unfolding of this event, just as the women witnessed at Calvary. Mary has taken up her cross and is following Him, because she knows that faith without good works is dead; she knows that one must "incarnate" Christ's love in deed. Mary refused to cease offering love and alternatives to mothers who intend to exterminate their children, and, as a result, it is deemed that she interferes with the operation of a "business". But God draws good out of evil, for out of the mouths of these abortionists and the State we already have an admission: the running of abortion mills is a "business", indeed a bloody business of murder and profit.

In Poland, the ever resourceful Jacek Kotula and Przemysław Sycz, have organized a large demonstration in Warsaw, for the 16th: in "Solidarity with Mary Wagner and Linda Gibbons". This will be a public manifestation of the defense of the unborn. This is ultimately a protest for the voiceless, through the conduit of two humble women who have made a stand in the name of Christ for the unseen, the voiceless, the unborn. Exceedingly beautiful will also be the fact that the demonstration will include public prayer, especially the Rosary. To all the Catholics of Poland who have played the major role in building the Rosary Bouquet for Linda and Mary this Easter: thank-you! Nonetheless, it is important to remind supporters of Mary in Poland that what has become amongst some a personality cult, is counter productive. 

 Our Lord is adamant, "pray always" (Luke 1:18). Through prayer, the "pro-life" movement can be transformed into a "Gospel of Life" movement, which was what St. Pope John Paul II emphasized in Evangelium Vitae.  Fr. Paul Nicholson emphasized this by referring to the power of witnessing for life through love of Christ, through solidarity with the victims of abortion.

For detailed analysis of yesterday's court proceedings please visit Lifesitenews.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Let us petition Our Lady with Rosaries for Mary Wagner as her trial approaches this Thursday, April 16th

"The mightiest helper of the Christian people, 
and the most merciful, is the Virgin Mother of God".
Leo XIII, Adiutricem

Dear friends, this Thursday, on April 16th at 10 a.m., at the College Park Courts (444 Yonge St. at the corner of Yonge and Bloor; Rm 508, 2nd Floor), our dear sister, Mary Wagner will be on trial for her Christian actions taken last December 23rd, 2014, when she entered a Toronto abortuary to offer alternatives to mothers who were there to kill their babies. 

This is a special time to bombard Heaven, through the hands of the Mother of God to see that Mary is, be its God's holy will, freed. Our Lord asks to, " pray always": (St. Luke 1:18). Now is the time! As the hour of Mary's trial approaches, let us redouble our prayers and petitions. Just as the Saviour came to us through the Blessed Virgin, so to, we should approach Him through His Mother. "Do whatever he tells you", she said at the wedding at Cana. 

He tells us to pray, to keep watch with Him.... let us not disappoint Him. Please consider offering your Holy Communion, a Rosary, prayers, sufferings for Mary as she faces the State for her decision last December to "incarnate" Christ's love for the unborn. 

Prayer is the greatest and most powerful weapon we have; why do we seek others? 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Fr. Paul Nicholson on St. Faustina Kowalska's mission of bringing Christ's mercy to a sinful humanity

Jesus, I trust in you

O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of Mercy for us, I trust in You

O Jesus, eternal Truth, our Life, I call upon You and beg Your mercy for poor sinners. O sweetest Heart of my Lord, full of pity and unfathomable mercy, I plead with you for poor sinners. O Most Sacred Heart, Fount of Mercy from which gush forth rays of inconceivable graces upon the entire human race, I beg of You light for poor sinners. O Jesus, be mindful of Your own bitter Passion and do not permit the loss of souls redeemed at so dear a price of Your most precious Blood.

O Jesus, when I consider the great price of Your Blood, I rejoice at its immensity, for one drop alone would have been enough for the salvation of all sinners. (...) Oh, what immense joy burns in my heart when I contemplate Your incomprehensible goodness, O Jesus! I desire to bring all sinners to Your feet that they may glorify Your mercy throughout endless ages.