“Rosary Bouquet for the Unborn” continues for Mary Wagner on her birthday!

Please join up.

Barona, I’m with you. I pledge a Rosary for this purpose in front of the Blessed Sacrament tomorrow evening.

My friends, do not seek saints and martyrs in the past.  Do not seek them among the false poverties and sham humilities you hear today in the Church.

Rather, open your eyes and behold the real deal where these holy souls actually walk the talk, instead of just preaching it or trying to make the Cross easier for themselves by removing it from others.

Pope decries abortion and euthanasia

But I would also like to highlight an aspect of the culture of waste: that which leads people to discard babies through abortion. I am shocked by the low birth rates here in Italy; this is how we lose our link to the future. The culture of waste also leads to a hidden euthanasia of older people, who are abandoned. Instead of being considered as our memory, our link to our own past and a source of wisdom for the present. Sometimes I ask myself what the next waste will be. We need to stop before it is too late. (Source)

The Skinny On The Street Is That Justin Trudeau Is No Longer Receiving Communion

Big Blue Wave picked up on a story about Boy Wonder, Justin Trudeau, and his adolescent rebellion against his putative Catholic faith wherein he has no problem in being a pro-abort thug and imposing abortion over his MPs’ consciences.  In true liberal fashion, no liberal is concerned with this.  Carry on Justin, you’re being a fine thug for us. Keep up the good work.

The article in questions digs up past comments made by Auxiliary Bishop Christian Riesbeck :

Ottawa’s Auxiliary Bishop Christian Riesbeck has warned that there is a possibility that Canon Law 915 could be enforced against Justin Trudeau to deny him Holy Communion if he does not back off his decision to ban pro-life candidates from running for nominations to represent the Liberal Party of Canada in the next federal election. Canon Law states that those who are “obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion. “Out of concern for safeguarding the reverence that is due Our Lord in the Eucharist and to avoid scandal, one could possibly apply this norm even in the case of a pro-abortion Catholic politician who is extremely vocal about his position.” With an election looming on the horizon, Trudeau may find that there is more at stake to winning elections than simply glad-handing on the barbecue circuit or wowing the crowds with his dance moves at Pride parades, and that neither his celebrity status nor famous legacy buy him a free pass as a Catholic from the Church’s moral authority.

There’s no new comment here from +Riesbeck. It’s just old stuff. But, what is new is the first comment from the article in the combox by a guy who attends his parish in Montreal. This is what he said:

“…the argument is, I think academic, on the several occasions I have been with him at Mass, he did not receive communion.”

Now this is very interesting. Did the Boy Wonder choose out of his own volition to refrain from receiving Communion, or did his bishop or Bishop Riesbeck school him on what is expected of him?

It’s very possible that a compromise was reached:  “Justin, bud, this is your choice:  either refrain from receiving holy communion or the religious shtick you’ve been selling about being a good Catholic is going to be challenged by us.  Take your pick.”  This is, of course, speculation on my part, but it is very possible.

Regardless of what went down, this is some news which we should be spreading far and wide.  Some smart reporter out there should ask him to confirm whether he is receiving Communion or not.  And, if he isn’t, boy does the fun begin then!  Some crackerjack, ignoramus reporter could start the ball rolling with a question like this, for instance:

Uh, Justin, why aren’t you receiving Communion?  What could be the matter? Isn’t that kind of serious?  Doesn’t that mean yer goin’ to hell, er’ somethin’?

Life Chain 2014 – Get out of the way

Unlike last year’s Life Chain where we experienced some rather cold and rainy weather, today’s event occurred on a sunny and crisp Autumn day.   We had a good turn out at Merivale and Meadowlands in Ottawa with about 70 people turning out.  This year’s event was marked by lots of noise, particularly honking.   I wasn’t really paying attention whether the honking was accompanied by smiles and waves or if they were accompanied by the middle finger.  Someone told me after the Chain was over that it was about a 10:1 ratio in our favour.  That’s good news.

After the first 10 minutes or so, I made my way away from the sidewalk and took my place on Piggy, Piggy Island so I could get the most attention at the traffic coming from all directions.  I don’t know what it was this year, but I didn’t feel anxious at all.  Not a damn bit.  We have a job to do so we need to do it and not worry about the consequences.  Blessed are those who don’t worry about their reputation, or what other people think of them for the sake of the unborn.  A great and terrible day is coming when every man and woman will be held to account for what they did and what they did not do in support of these innocent babies.  Because to reject them is to reject Jesus.  And you can’t go to heaven if you’re murdering Jesus, or standing by foolishly, letting it happen.

Away from me foolish servant, for I never knew you! 

There were two notable incidents that occurred this year.  The first was quite sad.  Some foolish kid yelled out of the passenger’s side of this one car,  “Abort all the babies!”.   Think of that for a moment.  It’s no longer about choice. It’s just about mass murder to avoid responsibility.   In principle, our opponents have no problem with this because they believe in absolute choice, and absolute choice means to leave open the possibility of total annihilation of the entire human race.  This is the great sadness and poverty of abortionism.

The other incident was also quite upsetting.  As I was standing there on the island, taking about 1 foot of the space of a 12 foot concrete pad, this woman was walking towards me from the opposite side.  As she approached me, she did not move to her immediate right where she had 11 feet to pass by.  Instead she walked right towards me and stopped about six inches away.  “Get out of the way”, she said abruptly.  So I stepped to the left and let her pass.  As I stood there, I thought to myself about how poignant the whole thing was.   I had every right to stay as I was.  I was not obstructing anything and she did not have any legal right to make me move.  She was just being a bully…like all pro-aborts are.   I could have held my ground and told her to sod off, but we all know what could have happened, and there’s a no-win situation with people in the pro-life movement in this situation.  The calls to shut us down would have been too great if there was any kind of self-defense on my part.  So I just let it go.  But as I stood there reflecting on her command, “get out of the way”, I realized that it was so emblematic of the whole pro-abortion movement towards anyone or anything that is in their way, whether that’s the unborn baby who is mercilessly removed from “their way” or whether it’s their opponents who have every right to the public square.

Pro-abortionists are just bullies at heart.

Past Life Chains: