Thursday, March 2, 2017

Anti-Semitism on the rise


Jews in Europe have been advised not to wear any outward signs of their Jewish heritage in order to keep safe. This means taking off the kippah or yamulke, a distinctive hat that orthodox Jewish men wear; girls are advised not to wear the Star of David around their necks. 


It is a dramatic phenomenon: first, the kippah disappears in the streets, then the Jews themselves flee these societies. 40,0000 Jews have left France in the last fifteen years, one-tenth of the whole French population. In the tolerant, liberal and democratic West, where Muslim minorities have become more and more assertive, Jews have become more and more “invisible.”

Even in Finland, where a small but historic Jewish community has always lived in peace, the Jewish community has issued a directive asking its members not to wear the kippah in public. In Malmö, Sweden, the situation is even more dramatic: the Jews there live like Christians in Mosul.



We have already had one holocaust in our history; we must not have another. 
But people are simply not paying attention, because the 'progressive agenda' is telling them not to worry, when in actual fact they and we are acting like dhimmis before the advance of Islam. 





Sunday, February 26, 2017

Muslim rape slavery in Montreal


There seems to be a problem embedding the video from YouTube so I can just post the link.




A Muslim migrant has raped 10 teen-aged girls and is in prison for, wait for it, a grand total of two years.

The story buried in a Montreal newspaper, Ezra Levant of The Rebel won't let it be hidden there.



Monday, February 20, 2017

Clash of Civilizations - Sweden "no-go" zones




It is amazing how people simply deny what is happening. Afraid to be called "racist", they bow to the progressive mindset of accepting all cultures as morally equal. Unfortunately, the truth will be learned through violence.

Mark Steyn has been on top of this for a decade, but no one is listening.

http://www.therebel.media/mark_steyn_after_one_year_of_mass_muslim_migration_sweden_s_male_female_ratio_is_now_worse_than_china_s

Well, perhaps Donald Trump is.












Saturday, February 18, 2017

You know something's wrong when .....


.... when your liberal friends say they appreciate the statements of this Pope

.... when the Pope seems to be more concerned with matters of the world than matters of the spirit, e.g. speeches about harming the environment and practically nothing about sexual sins and abortion

.... when stories emerge of Pope Francis' rants inside the Vatican

.... when devoted Catholics feel marginalized by this pontiff


The list goes on. Some of the latest include the Pope's language on abortion, substitution "interruption of pregnancy" for the word abortion, his statements that all religions are religions of peace when evidence abounds to show the opposite, when he said we should confess the sin of 'littering', when orthodox clergy are demoted and clergy who share the Pontiff's worldview are put in their stead.

I have provided some quotes and links below.


A few months ago, I included in my daily prayer journal a prayer for the ending of this papacy. I am not wishing for Francis' death or demise, but I am asking God to somehow intervene to stop Francis' influence on the church.  Because he is causing dismay, he is creating confusion, and he is undermining the authority of the Catholic church.

...........

February 7, 2017 (Voice of the Family) – Pope Francis has marked the “day for life” in Italy by adopting the abortion lobby’s euphemism “interruption of pregnancy” in place of language that accurately describes the killing of unborn children. In his message the Holy Father does speak some welcome words, encouraging “courageous educational action in favour of human life” and reminding the gathered crowds that “every life is sacred”. Unfortunately rather than refer to abortion he adopts terminology used by the abortion industry. In fact, the form of words used by Pope Francis is specifically condemned by Pope John Paul II in his encyclical letter Evangelium Vitae:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/pope-francis-marks-pope-francis-marks-day-for-life-with-abortion-language-c


Somali Muslim migrant Mohammad Barry in February 2016 stabbed multiple patrons at a restaurant owned by an Israeli Arab Christian; Ahmad Khan Rahami, an Afghan Muslim migrant, in September 2016 set off bombs in New York City and New Jersey; Arcan Cetin, a Turkish Muslim migrant, in September 2016 murdered five people in a mall in Burlington, Washington; Dahir Adan, another Somali Muslim migrant, in October 2016 stabbed mall shoppers in St. Cloud while screaming “Allahu akbar”; and Abdul Razak Artan, yet another Somali Muslim migrant, in November 2016 injured nine people with car and knife attacks at Ohio State University. 72 jihad terrorists have come to the U.S. from the countries listed in Trump’s immigration ban.
What’s more, all of the jihadis who murdered 130 people in Paris in November 2015 had just entered Europe as refugees. In February 2015, the Islamic State boasted it would soon flood Europe with as many as 500,000 refugees. The Lebanese Education Minister said in September 2015 that there were 20,000 jihadis among the refugees in camps in his country. On May 10, 2016, Patrick Calvar, the head of France’s DGSI internal intelligence agency, said that the Islamic State was using migrant routes through the Balkans to get jihadis into Europe.
In spreading this nonsense, the Pope is endangering his own people, particularly in light of the papal idolatry that is rampant in the Catholic Church today.

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/02/pope-francis-migrations-are-not-a-danger-they-are-a-challenge-for-growth


For human beings to “destroy the biological diversity of God’s creation,” to “degrade the integrity of the earth by causing changes in its climate,” to “contaminate the earth’s waters, its land, its air, and its life–these are sins,” he wrote.
Among these are “avoiding the use of plastic and paper, reducing water consumption, separating refuse, cooking only what can reasonably be consumed, showing care for other living beings, using public transport or car-pooling, planting trees, turning off unnecessary lights, or any number of other practices.”

The traditionalist blog Rorate Caeli suggested that ‘ageing or an underlying medical issue’ was responsible for his ‘persistent anger, rancour, vituperation, use of uncouth words (which is known to be increasingly frequent in private)’.
Again, this is an opponent speaking. There is no evidence that the Pope is mentally ill. However, plenty of Vatican employees will testify to his outbursts of temper, rudeness towards subordinates and vulgar language.
‘Bergoglio divides the church into those who are with him and those who are against him — and if he thinks you’re in the latter camp then he’ll come after you,’ says a priest who works in the curia.
It’s not hard to detect a Latin American flavour to the deal-making and settling of scores that has become blatant over the past year. Most Catholic bishops had thought Francis was a plain-spoken and perhaps touchingly naive reformer. Instead, they are confronted by a pope who is simultaneously combative, charming, bad-tempered, idealistic and vengeful.


Many of us feel that the direction and emphases of this current pontificate are fundamentally misguided and can be summed up in a word: worldliness. Whether this is actually the intention of the pontiff or not, it is hard to deny that there is a huge effort on part of the Vatican to search the things that are below, and not vice versa, from pandering to the leftist presses of Europe and North America to inviting those with categorically anti-Catholic agendas to give speeches and conferences at the Holy See, and on and on.
Thirdly, there is a type of uncharity, which is clearly the antithesis of the Christian life. We orthodox seminarians see this as a top-down problem. Some of the comments made by Pope Francis make many of us think that if he really knew us, he would see us not as loyal sons who have given up worldly careers and families for the sake of our vocation, but rather as instigators and troublemakers who don’t really know the Church.
This is not only tragic, but disingenuous. The pontiff who has been made infamous for saying things like “Who am I to judge?” also has made a habit of tearing into mainly hypothetical clerics who dare to wear the cassock, emphasize the importance of God’s law, or promote sacred liturgy. It gets tiresome to see your spiritual father rip you for the all the world to see when he doesn’t so much as know your name. And it gives other priests the justification to attack their more traditionally minded younger brothers, creating an environment of distrust among generations of priests. While this division is certainly not a new phenomenon, the tension has escalated dramatically since the ascension of Latin America’s first pope.


Thirdly, I thought about writing to OnePeterFive recently with all the rhetoric about “rigidity” and “rigid young Catholics.” It reminds me of a chapter from Nietzsche’s “Beyond Good and Evil” and something came up which I thought would be a good article for your site. In Chapter 31 of his work, Nietzsche criticizes young people because they want ayes/no, black/answer because we (I intentionally say ‘we’) do not understand the nuances of life. One could interpret what Nietzsche says by with the simple phrase that “young people are rigid.” I highly suggest reading that 31st chapter of Nietzsche’s work because it characterizes the current overwhelming attitude of the Church’s hierarchy. Who knew that our pastors were Nietzschians? Most likely they themselves have no idea. Nietzsche himself writes that after years of experience the young man begins to doubt his enthusiasm and retreats from his youthful passion. I have seen this myself, young priests’ fire being sniffed out by the pessimism of a previous generation. Of course there is no doubt that youthful passion can be unhealthy, but when it goes to the extent that young man just accepts the status quo and never then seeks to fight for the Kingdom, then he falls into what my brother seminarian mentioned as the pursuit of worldliness; creating for himself a little kingdom of comfort where no one bothers him and he challenges no one to live up to the Gospel.






Thursday, February 2, 2017

Canadian Abortion Stats


Kudos to blogger Pat Maloney who keeps the blog http://run-with-life.blogspot.ca/

Pat has been digging into government statistics for years, writing to sitting politicians to obtain the facts, and she has been persistent in holding them to account for transparency with the people they claim to represent.

Pat found out that the Ontario government had excluded abortion stats from their annual reporting on medical procedures and she set out to discover why. After all, we have the Freedom of Information Act in Canada, and since we pay for all abortions with our tax dollars, we certainly have a right to know where that money is being spent.

Yesterday Pat got this information from the Ontario government.

45,471 abortions were done in Ontario in 2014/2015

The year 2014/15 is actually one year, from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015.

This number is obtained from OHIP billings, so all of those abortions were paid for by our taxes.

However, previous information from the government revealed that there were only 23,746 abortions for the year 2014. So the actual number of abortions is practically double what was previously reported.

Keep in mind that Stats Canada lists the number of abortions across the country as pretty close to 100,000 per year. And that does not include abortions done at private clinics, as well as a couple of provinces that simply do not report their abortion numbers to Statistics Canada.

You have to wonder what the actual number of abortions is across the country. Because if Ontario is having that number (half the given total), you can be sure that it exceeds 100,000 when you add in provinces like Quebec and BC.

Thanks to Pat for her diligence in this.

h/t  http://run-with-life.blogspot.ca/






Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Politically Incorrect Witnessing


The news from Quebec is terrible and the loss of lives is truly regrettable. Our condolences and our prayers go with the victims of this assault on innocent people. May their families find peace after this tragedy that robbed them of their loved ones.

The bulletin from the archdiocese this week expressed Archbishop Mancini's condolences; this will be especially close to him as he has been a life-long resident of Quebec.

http://www.halifaxyarmouth.org/index.php/item/archbishop-mancini-s-comments-on-the-mosque-shooting

So here is the but. You knew it was coming.

AB Mancini attended a vigil at Halifax's Grand Parade for the victims and their families. Estimates of those who attended are in the 1000 range, that is a lot of people for a Halifax vigil.

I would ask why hasn't the Archbishop ever attended a vigil for the victims of abortion? There are close to 100,000 of them each year in Canada. He has been asked and he has declined; he has never been present at any pro-life public event. Nor have many of the priests of the diocese. I can count on one hand the clergy who have come out to Life Chain, or 40 Days for Life, or for the March for Life.

The Catholic Church teaches that abortion is an intrinsic evil.

Of all the crimes against humanity mentioned by the Second Vatican Council, including racism and anti-Semitism, two were singled out as “unspeakable crimes”: abortion and infanticide (Gaudium et Spes, 51). 
To say that an action is intrinsically illicit is to say that, when committed, it is always evil. There is no circumstance that could ever render the act morally good, or even morally neutral. Abortion is such an intrinsically evil act.
And yet, our clergy do not come out for vigils for the unborn.

I know the reason. It is politically incorrect. No one will ever criticize the Archbishop for attending a vigil for people killed in an assault on a mosque. But should he ever stand publicly as a witness for pre-born life, he would be vilified by the media and certainly excoriated by the feminists.

Our poor weak clergy, who cannot even take the scorn of society when it comes to the issue of abortion, how are they ever going to lead us when things get even tougher?







Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Worrisome News for the West


The outcry against President Trump's executive order that temporily curtails immigration to the US is being stoked by the sentimental feelings of tolerance and diversity. What people fail to see is that there is a very real danger to western society from the migration of Muslim peoples to the west. There is not a shared belief in our way of life; those fleeing the middle east do not hold the same views on personal liberty as Americans. Donald Trump has every right to protect the American borders from the threat of Islamic violence.

People simply do not see and will not admit that there is a clash of civilizations coming. Most North Americans haven't a clue of the problems that Europeans are now facing as a result of accepting large numbers of refugees from Syria. Malmo Sweden is now known as the 'rape capitol' of Europe. Germany has seen a dramatic uptick in sexual assaults on women by Muslim men. And it is coming here, unless we stand firm and say not on our watch. We need to be concerned citizens of the world, but it is useless to be naive and think that you can just let thousands of Muslim people enter your country and that they will assimilate. History shows that this is a culture that does not wish to assimilate and, when they are in sufficient numbers, their belief is that they are to dominate the nation they live in.


A cursory read of news items this morning yields a disturbing storyline.

http://pamelageller.com/2017/01/loud-islamic-call-prayer-inside-dallas-fort-worth-airport-muslims-take-time-protest-pray-chant-allah.html/



I have been in this very area in Dallas airport. I would feel quite scared if this happened while I was there.


This is not a protest. This is how Muslims show their dominance in a country that they are seeking to take over. - Pamela Geller


Next item:

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/01/uk-no-more-weekend-changing-of-the-guard-ceremonies-due-to-fears-of-jihad-attacks



Another submission to the threat of Islamic violence.



And this last item:

http://www.dailywire.com/news/12957/war-against-free-speech-canada-close-passing-michael-qazvini

Passing laws to prohibit speech that criticizes Islam is tantamount to bowing to Muslim authority. It is the first step to allowing Sharia law; Prime Minister Trudeau has already assumed dhimmitude.


With far-left multiculturalism-minded Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the helm, it’s only a matter of time before the Canadian government institutionalizes de facto Islamic blasphemy laws.
- Michael Qazvini, www.dailywire.com