03 September 2010

Tea Mug Browsing

"The humans? The planet does not need humans."  The "manifesto" of the terrorist who took hostages at the offices of the Discovery Channel.  Must have been a Tea Partier.  Save the Planet?  Check.  Stop birthing "parasitic humans"?  Check.  Human sterilization?  Check.  Religion is at the root of civilization's filth?  Check.  Mandatory education on evolution?  Check.  US economy is dangerous for the world?  Check.  Yup, he's one of those right-wing nutjobs who hates freedom. 

The terrorist killed by police while holding hostages was "enlightened" by Pope Gore I's encyclical, "An Inconvenient Truth."

Mark Hemingway discovers that this eco-terrorist shares the scholarly opinions of B.O.'s science czar, John Holdren. 

Here's another Catholic charity you should probably stop donating to:  Caritas International.

Before working in three different psych hospitals, I worked in a battered women's shelter.  I also worked as the ER-trauma chaplain in an inner-city hospital.  I've seen real domestic violence.  Using domestic violence laws to push an ideological agenda is beyond inhuman.

Fr. Z. overdoes the Mystic Monk coffee and produces a New Conspiracy Theory!

Interview with soon-to-be Archbishop Joseph Tobin. . .Fr. Tobin, a Redemptorist, was tapped by the Holy Father to serve as the secretary for the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life in Rome.  Fr. Tobin was on sabbatical here at Blackfriars and we had the privilege of having dinner with him before he headed off to Rome.  He is a remarkably humble, down-to-earth kinda guy.  He told us that he got The Call from the Vatican while painting his mom's house.

A detailed plan for repealing ObamaCare

Satanists plan ritual to exorcise God. . .let's be frank here:  atheists and Satanists would look rather more ridiculous than they already do if it weren't for Christianity.  Both groups are constituted solely by their opposition to Christ.

A Magnificent Manifesto for the Massively Enhanced. . .I prefer the term "gravitationally enhanced."

Ooooooooo. . .The Knife to have for the Zombie Apocalypse. . .I'll add it to the Wish List.

I've only wrecked one car. . .my wreck looked nothing like these.

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  1. Domestic Violence laws are seriously flawed. I have a friend who was trashed by a spiteful woman who didn't get her way. She nearly ruined his life with a lie. The same is true of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Unrelated: Why doesn't the Catholic Church do anything about 'father' Michael Pfleger? Why is he untouchable?

  2. Perhaps you can clarify the problem with Caritas International. According to the article, the campaign's goal is to support the Millenium Development Goals of the UN which are:

    1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
    2: Achieve universal primary education
    3: Promote gender equality and empower women
    4: Reduce Child Mortality Rate
    5: Improve maternal health
    6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases
    7: Ensure environmental sustainability
    8: Develop a global partnership for development

    All of these goals seem, to my mind, quite laudable. Now the question of method is of course different, so clearly contraception and abortion could be shoehorned into these goals. But this is up to individual countries, not the UN as a whole, and the Caritas International campaign seems focused on increasing anti-poverty funding, not the other development goals.

    At this point, unless there is some more concrete evidence that Caritas is supporting or promoting programs in conflict with Church teaching it seems to be a case of guilt by association. There is a need for religious organizations to engage and work with secular ones in order to have some influence. If this is what Caritas is doing then they need more support, not less. However, if there is evidence that they are disregarding Catholic morality then they need to answer for that.

  3. The UNMG's, like most things coming out of the UN, are a front for abortion and contraception, esp. #'s 5 & 6. You have to really dig into the footnotes of several documents to find the administrative definitions for "maternal health care" and "combat AIDS," but you soon discover that they are really just talking about abortion, sterilization, and condoms. Several strongly Catholic nations, like Malta, have signed the goals with the stipulation-in-treaty that they understand 5 and 6 to exclude the anti-Catholic practices.

  4. Sharon6:47 PM

    I wonder what Fr Tobin thought of the Redemptorist publication which contained material advocating women's ordination?