Tuesday 28 February 2017

Thank-you Bishop Fred Henry for being a faithful servant of Christ and His Church

“I guess I don’t like evil. Period. I don’t like the forces of evil and when I see something that’s wrong I’ve got to name it. 

I’m not really important. I don’t consider myself to be any great prophet. I’m just a little guy who has been given a job to do and I’m trying to do it faithfully. 

You can be canonized or condemned, sometimes by the same people. It flip-flops back and forth. I don’t care. I can’t be bought.”

Friday 24 February 2017

BREAKING: Islamists call for the beheading of Canadian freedom fighter Tarek Fatah !

Islamic terrorists in India have offered a financial reward for the beheading of Canadian freedom fighter, Tarek Fatah. Mr. Fatah has written to Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau publicly via his Twitter account. It remains to be seen if the Prime Minister will stand up and defend Mr. Fatah.

Tarek Fatah: Freedom Fighter
From the Hindustan Times: 

A Bareilly-based Muslim organisation has announced a “reward” of Rs 10 lakh to behead Islamic scholar Tarek Fatah for allegedly promoting “un-Islamic” views through his TV programme.

The All-India Faisan-e-Madina Council also demanded an immediate ban on ‘Fateh ka Fatwa’, a television programme hosted by Fatah on a private news channel.

“Tarek Fatah is conspiring to disrupt harmony between Hindus and Muslims. He is as an agent of our enemies. He must be stopped at any cost and our organisation will pay Rs 10,00,786 to any person who will decapitate him,” said Moeen Siddique, head of the council.

“He and his programme are being funded by foreign enemies of our country and the government must initiate an inquiry against him,” Siddique said.

As of this writing, Mr. Fatah has received no response from Justin Trudeau. Apparently Mr. Trudeau is against "bullying". Let us see if Mr. Trudeau's opposition to bullying will include the murderous Islamist bullying of my fellow Canadian, Tarek Fatah, and not be limited to the fantasy of "bullying" against the powerful, wealthy and fascist homosexual lobby?

Will Trudeau make a stand against REAL bullying?

Homosexuals are so "bullied" in Canada that they have a near stranglehold on the media, the academia etc. Not to mention powerful homosexual infiltration into the Catholic clergy. Indeed, homosexuals are so "bullied" that the Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne is an open, proud and practicing lesbian. 

Alas, for Mr. Fatah, who is also a resident of Toronto, he will not be receiving any help from Wynne. For you see, dear reader, Wynne - see photo below - is an adherent of Sharia Law. 

What do homosexuals and Islamists have in common? They hate Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Church.

Lesbian Premieress of Ontario, devoutly obeying Sharia Law in an Ontario mosque 

Monday 20 February 2017

OUTRAGE! The website "Traditio" puts up photo of Mgr Foy claiming he is homosexual Gregory Baum

The lying Traditio website has done it again. This sedevacantist website - run by the "fathers" - who are  quick to denounce sin seem to have no problem sinning themselves - by putting up a photo of the holy Monsignor Vincent Foy and claiming it is the face of the evil, homosexual Gregory Baum. What is even more vile, is that Mgr Foy has devoted his life to fighting the very evils that Baum has devoted his life to promoting. 

Catholics, demand this evil website apologise for this calumny. 

Thursday 16 February 2017

Stephen Colecchi, Director of USCCB International Justice and Peace:How much money do you make?

Stephen Colecchi has been quite busy this morning excoriating Catholics who oppose illegal immigration and support President Trump's temporary 90 ban on a number countries that export and support terrorism. 

However, this is all a smokescreen. The real issue is money. We know that the USCCB, for whom Colecchi works, receives nearly  $100,000,000 for their "refugee and immigration" programs. This does take into account other monies received by the USCCB from the Federal Government. 

It seems obvious that being a professional do-gooder is highly lucrative. 

Stephen Colecchi: just how much money do YOU make as Director of the Office of USCCB International Justice and Peace of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops? 

Sunday 12 February 2017

SEX WEEK: A Catholic Bishop's Response (Part 11)

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

When Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty withdrew the hastily crafted new sex education curriculum, it didn't take long for some liberals to draw their swords. Susan Pinker opined in the Globe and Mail that "sex education is too important to be left to parents."

What Pinker fails to acknowledge and understand is that parents have the original, primary, and inalienable right to educate their offspring in conformity with the family's moral and religious convictions. They are educators because they are parents. At the same time, the vast majority of parents share their educational responsibilities with other individuals and institutions, primarily the school.

Elementary education is an extension of parental education; it is extended and cooperative home schooling. In a true sense schools are extensions of the home. Parents, and not schools either of the state or the Church, have the primary moral responsibility of educating their children to adulthood.

In keeping with a basic tenet of Catholic social doctrine, the principle of subsidiarity must always govern relations among families, the Church, and the state. As Pope John Paul II wrote in his 1994 Letter to Families: "Subsidiarity thus complements paternal and maternal love and confirms its fundamental nature, inasmuch as all other participants in the process of education are only able to carry out their responsibilities in the name of parents, with their consent, and, to a certain degree, with their authorization."

It is interesting to note that Dr. Brock Chisholm, a Canadian soldier and psychiatrist who became the first director of the World Health Organization in 1946, thought that the greatest obstacle to children's self-realization was the concept of "right and wrong". From his perspective, sex education was necessary to overcome "the ways of elders - by force if necessary."

Such thinking reduces sexuality to bodily pleasure and ignores the fact that since the introduction of state-based sex education the rate of sexually transmitted diseases, unwanted pregnancies, pornography addicted teens, and sex-linked depression has increased. There is no evidence that young people are more responsible and happy if they received school- rather than family-based sex education.

Even Pinter admits that: "Ontario's program wasn't perfect. If I had my druthers, teachers wouldn't be instructed to talk about "partners" instead of "parents," or to educate 8th graders to distinguish between 'male, female, two-spirited, transgendered, transexual, intersex, gay, lesbian and bisexual.' I can see how this might be seen as politically correct overkill."

Sexuality has to be discussed and taught within the context of God's revelation.

For Catholics, the Christian vocation is lived within the sacrament of marriage or the sacrament of holy orders or consecrated life or the single life. The virtue of chastity is at the root of sexual morality. This virtue calls all persons, married and unmarried, to respect God's intention for human sexuality and so to honour God in our quest for human fulfillment and happiness.
Chastity is a positive orientation to life. It is to be taught as a discipline of the heart, the eye, of language and all the senses, which frees us to embrace important human goods. Teaching chastity begins from a spiritual intuition that helps us to grasp the obligation inherent in the fact that our body belongs to God. On this point it is St. Paul who reminds us that: "The body is meant...for the Lord, and the Lord for the body" (1 Cor. 6:13).

In Christian marriage, a man and a woman live out what Pope John Paul II has called "the nuptial meaning of the body". As the Holy Father puts it, "The communion of persons means existing in a mutual 'for', in a relationship of mutual gift." Man and woman, in their complementarity, are a manifestation of the creation of humanity "in the image and likeness of God." Marriage is, in the solid tradition of the Church, the only proper context for sexual relationships and is the way of chastity for married people. It is here alone that the two-fold meaning of sexual intercourse, the unitive and procreative, finds its proper order.

Sexual activity is truly meaningful only when it embodies and expresses marital love, love that is both fully committed and open to life, and it cannot do that outside of marriage for anyone, heterosexual or homosexual. This means that sexual activity which is outside marriage cannot be condoned, and is taught by the Church to be immoral. This includes masturbation, fornication and adultery, and sexual activity with a person of the same sex.

Students in our Catholic schools are still growing up, and marriage is not an imminent prospect. They are called to develop true friendships, marked by genuine love and affection, with members of both sexes. This involves learning to communicate about important things, developing their own gifts and learning to cherish the gifts of others, and engaging in a wide variety of wholesome activities together. This time should also be devoted to discerning the future unfolding of personal vocation.

Sexual activity between unmarried people can undermine such friendships and block vocational discernment. One reason is that sexual activity inevitably tends to become the focus of the relationship, and other activities, despite their great worth, tend to be valued less.
Sexual desire is not in itself sinful. It can, depending on the choices a person makes, be an occasion of growth in virtue or an occasion of sin.

Students need to be taught that their present choices determine their character. If they co-operate with God in making choices, they will be capable of receiving the fulfillment that God wants for them, not only here but hereafter.

☩ F. B. Henry

Bishop of Calgary

Tuesday 7 February 2017

SEX WEEK: A Catholic Response by a Bishop (Part 1)

I was recently introduced to statistical data collected re the Pornography Industry:
  • Size of the Industry $57 billion world-wide = $12 billion U.S.Adult Videos $20 billion; Escort Services $11 billion; Magazines $7.5 billion; Sex Clubs $5 billion; Phone Sex $4.5 billion; Cable & Pay Per View $2.5 billion; Internet $2.5 billionCD-Rom $1.5 billion; Novelties $1 billion; Other $1.5 billion
  • Porn revenue is larger than all combined revenues of all professional football, baseball and basketball franchises.
  • U.S. porn revenue exceeds the combined revenues of ABC, CBS, and NBC ($6.2 billion)
  • Child pornography generates $3 billion annually
Internet Porn Statistics:
  • Pornographic Web sites 4.2 million (12% of total web sites)
  • Pornographic pages 372 million
  • Daily pornographic search engine requests 68 million (25% of total search engine requests)
  • Daily pornographic e-mails 2.5 billion (8% of total e-mails)
  • Average daily pornographic e-mails/users 4.5 per Internet user
  • Monthly pornographic downloads (peer-to-peer) 1.5 billion (35% of all downloads)
  • Web sites offering illegal child pornography 100,000
  • Sexual solicitations of youth made in chat rooms 89%
  • Youths who receive sexual solicitation 20%
  • Worldwide visitors to pornographic Web sites 72 million annually
Children's Exposure to Pornography:
  • Average age of first Internet exposure to pornography 8 years old
  • Nearly one-third (31%) have a computer in their bedroom, and one in five (20%) have an Internet connection there
  • Largest consumer of Internet pornography 12-17 age group
  • 15-17 years olds having multiple hard-core exposures 80%
  • 8-16 year olds having viewed porn online 90% (most while doing homework)
  • 7-17 year olds who would freely give out home address 29%
  • 7-17 year olds who would freely give out email address 14%
  • Children's characters linked to thousands of porn links 26 (including Pokeman and Action Man)
Pornography offends against the divine plan for the body and for the intimacy of sexual union. It fixates on certain normal bodily functions in an immodest and obsessive way. It offends against chastity generically and in ways that reveal its specific evil. Following the Catechism of the Catholic Church, we can identify several ways in which pornography harms both those who produce it and those who use it.
The Pontifical Council for Social Communications (Pornography and Violence in the Media: A Pastoral Response, nos. 14-17). describes the evils of behavior or character that result from pornography, such as:
It can have a progressively desensitizing effect, gradually rendering individuals morally numb.
It can be addictive, causing some viewers to require progressively more perverse material to achieve the same degree of stimulation.
It can undermine marriage and family life since it demeans their sacred value.
In some cases, it can incite its users to commit more overtly violent crimes such as rape, child abuse, and even murder
We come to know one another through our bodily experiences of seeing, talking, and listening to each other. God intends the affective and aggressive drives to support each other in maturation toward strong, faithful, and self-giving love. When the affective drive turns to lust and the aggressive drive to violence, both the integrity of the person and communion between persons are lost.
Issues involving sexuality, which offers the prospect of the most intimate experience of the drive toward social communion, are not easily addressed. Even within morally deformed acts, there can lurk a hint of the ability to satisfy humanity's powerful longing for intimacy. This is the promise with which pornography often ensnares a person. The pleasure it gives is offered as a substitute for genuine intimacy. The result of this pleasure is not intimacy but a disconnection from oneself and from others. It can even become addictive. The body and its functions, including sex, are reduced to the object of increasingly bizarre fantasies that must be taken in larger doses to reproduce the thrill of the initial involvement with pornography.
In dealing with pornography, it is important not to treat only the symptom. As an illegitimate response to legitimate desires for emotional and physical intimacy, pornography must find its remedy in a conversion to an understanding of the body and sexuality found in their intrinsic meaning as well as in revelation. This conversion culminates in an active witness to the dignity of our embodied existence. It includes sensitivity to each person's need for the bond with others that God has placed in us. Such a witness enables us to overcome the deceptions of pornography that separate us from a true appreciation for our bodies.
Isolating sexuality from a moral context and using it to titillate or degrade others for one's own profit or pleasure is always wrong.
☩ F. B. Henry
Bishop of Calgary