Varia — May 2, 2016

1. A conference at the UN calls attention to the genocide of Christians: http://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2016/world-must-respond-to-islamic-state-genocide-actions-un-conference-hears.cfm. The brave story of one heroic priest from Iraq: http://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2016/world-must-respond-to-islamic-state-genocide-actions-un-conference-hears.cfm.

2. There really is no limit to the depths to which euthanasia advocates will stoop in advancing their evil agenda: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/434712/netherlands-push-euthanize-children.

3. Wesley Smith on the non-dialogue about assisted suicide, and the imperative not to cooperate with it in any way: http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2016/04/declare-total-non-cooperation-with-assisted-suicide.

4. You won’t bake a cake for a gay "wedding"? Off to the re-education camps with you! http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/colo-baker-faces-re-education-training-after-state-court-refuses-to-take-case-28967/.

5. Yet another excellent dissection of the nonsense world of gender ideology brought to us by our Administration and our Black-Robed Platonic Guardian Rulers on the Courts: http://www.libertylawsite.org/2016/04/26/coopting-the-words/

6. Catholic universities regularly show their unwillingness to consider the opinions of their local bishops, but are likely to bend over backwards to please the NCAA: http://mirrorofjustice.blogs.com/mirrorofjustice/2016/04/the-ncaa-and-religious-colleges-and-universities.html.

Varia — May 2, 2016

Varia — April 26, 2016

1. News article on the debate over assisted suicide, which went very well for our side: http://www.lohud.com/story/news/health/2016/04/25/aid-in-dying-debate/83513370/. Thanks for all the prayers!

2. The 1000% pro-abortion Administration goes into full bully mode to prevent states from de-funding the Temple of Moloch: http://www.cruxnow.com/church/2016/04/23/administration-tries-to-block-de-funding-planned-parenthood/.

3. A new report on Christian persecution around the world, its roots in Islamic extremism, and the disproportionate impact upon women: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/how-christian-women-suffer-worse-persecution-than-men-46793/.

4. On the recent crazy transgender ruling, and how it reflects "office dysphoria" among the judges: http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2016/04/16826/.

5. The Holy Father hearing Confessions in St. Peter’s Square: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/23/pope-francis-holds-confession-in-st-peters-square—can-you-spot/.

Varia — April 26, 2016

Varia — April 25, 2016

1. Blogged on the clear danger signs of assisted suicide: http://archny.org/news/the-danger-signs-on-suicide-are-clear.

2. And a terrifying look down the slippery slope that leads to Belgium and Holland: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/434446/euthanasia-belgium-netherlands-slippery-slope.

3. The persecution continues against Christians who dare to assert their right to conscientious objection: http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article73334687.html. A reflection on the trend: http://usccbmedia.blogspot.com/2016/04/polite-persecution.html.

4. The news media apparently seems to think that it’s okay to ignore the vandalism of pro-life displays, while hyperventilating about slights against other favored groups: http://www.getreligion.org/getreligion/2016/4/21/mirror-image-news-smu-activists-suffer-attack-on-something-much-larger-than-a-cake.

5. Yesterday was the centenary of the Easter Rising in Dublin. Today is the anniversary of the birth of the genocidal tyrant Oliver Cromwell who tried the ethnic cleansing of Ireland to eliminate Catholics. Coincidence?

6. This evening I am participating in a public debate over assisted suicide. May I ask for prayers?

Varia — April 25, 2016

Varia — April 22, 2016

1. Is this really the time to talk about legalizing assisted suicide, when suicide rates across the board are skyrocketing? http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/22/health/us-suicide-rate-surges-to-a-30-year-high.html?_r=0. Will suicide advocates be held accountable? http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism/434437/assisted-suicide-advocacy-and-suicide-increase.

2. The Government is still dug into their bunker, in their insistence on forcing religious non-profits to cooperate with the HHS mandate: http://www.nationalreview.com/bench-memos/434415/governments-zubik-supplemental-reply-brief-what-mess.

3. More evidence of the ghoulish trade in human body parts by the Temple of Moloch and their partners: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/were-profits-made-in-aborted-tissue-transfer-53121/.

4. Meanwhile, Georgetown happily provided a platform for the High Priestess’ pro-abortion lies and propaganda: http://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2016/planned-parenthood-ceo-at-georgetown-said-dismissive-of-pro-life-views.cfm.

5. Would you consider a donation to help our suffering brethren in Ecuador? https://secure.crs.org/site/Donation2?df_id=9320&9320.donation=form1&gclid=CLviqZDloswCFQEmhgodml8Mpg.

6. And a blessed Passover to our Jewish brethren!

Varia — April 22, 2016

Varia — April 20, 2016

1. The descent into gender ideology madness continues, courtesy of yet another group of our Black-Robed Platonic Guardian Rulers on the Courts: http://www.nationalreview.com/bench-memos/434247/fourth-circuit-transgender-ruling.

2. And it comes at the cost of the loss of religious freedom: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/434246/religious-freedom-more-important-transgender-rights.

3. The State of Utah is about to declare porn to be a public health hazard: http://tinyurl.com/hagyp2m.

4. They’re right, of course, and the science is unequivocal: https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/04/08/is-porn-immoral-that-doesnt-matter-its-a-public-health-crisis/. Bishop Barron, as usual, is precisely on target: http://www.wordonfire.org/resources/article/porn-and-the-curse-of-total-sexual-freedom/5143/.

5. An interview with the Cardinal about Christian refugees in the Middle East: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/cardinal-dolan-we-cant-forget-our-christian-brothers-in-the-middle-east/.

6. In memory of a beautiful Bride of Christ, who lost her life in the Ecuador earthquake:

http://youtu.be/qVypJOk0a2A.

News story: http://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2016/young-nun-postulants-among-hundreds-of-ecuador-earthquake-victims.cfm. Please pray for the repose of her soul, and for the suffering people of Ecuador.

Varia — April 20, 2016

Varia — April 19, 2016

1. A good summary of where things stand on the HHS mandate litigation: http://www.scotusblog.com/2016/04/scotus-for-law-students-the-supreme-courts-contraceptive-mandate-cases/.

2. The scientific basis for rejection of gender ideology couldn’t be clearer: http://mirrorofjustice.blogs.com/mirrorofjustice/2016/04/sex-and-gender-in-the-literature.html and http://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view/the-scientific-objectivity-of-gender-difference/17903.

3. The Cult of Mammon is our enemy on gender ideology: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/04/25/the-corporate-fight-for-social-justice.

4. The US Commission on Civil Rights has decided that the rights to religious liberty and conscientious objection need to sit in the back of the bus: http://religionclause.blogspot.com/2016/04/us-commission-on-civil-rights-condemns.html.

5. Strong statement from the Holy See about discrimination against Christians in Europe: http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2016/04/15/holy_see_christians__target_of_anti-religious_bigot.

6. Our culture’s weird inconsistency over how to refer to an unborn child: http://www.nationalreview.com/node/434096/print.

Varia — April 19, 2016