“The Ontario Member of Parliament who has called for debate on the legal status of unborn children is challenging critics to provide medical evidence proving that they do not become human beings until birth.”
“In December, Tory MP Stephen Woodworth called for a revision of section 223 of Canada’s Criminal Code, a 400-year-old provision inherited from British common law that stipulates a child only becomes a “human being” once he or she has fully proceeded from the womb.”
“But Woodworth maintains the section originated in British common law at least 400 years ago, potentially going back all the way to the 12th century. He contends that the section deserves re-examination in light of advances in medical science and human rights protections.”
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“Ask any dedicated Catholic Priest how he would prefer to die, invariably the answer is “At the altar.” And in Spain, once a bastion of the Catholic faith, there is at least one priest that who is well on his way to fulfilling that wish.”
“Rev. Serafín Rodal Fandiño celebrated his 100th birthday on January 10 by celebrating Mass in Teis, a locale near Vigo in northern Spain. Don Serafín has served in the priesthood for 75 years and despite his age is able to read the Gospel at Mass without the aid of eyeglasses while he sits beside the altar in his wheelchair. He still celebrates Mass every day despite his age and infirmity.”
“Joined by his many friends, neighbors, and relatives, the centenarian wept in appreciation of the their good wishes as they sang Happy Birthday.”
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A cult has developed, in the last 10 years, in Mexico and those Mexicans who have crossed the border of the United States. It perverts the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, with their obsession in death and the occult. The Canterbury Tales, in the 14th Century talked about how Catholics perverted their sense, of the Catholic Faith, with an obsession with the culture of death. The black plague, in the Middle Ages probably was the impetus, of this weird cultic practice.
Mexicans have seen many people die, due to the Drug War Lords war against their own people who try to stop it. They must be crazed, with an obsession, with death. Pray for them.
This is a perversion of the Catholic Faith, by death obsessed Mexicans, has crossed over the US border and has shown up in Los Angeles, CA.
Pray for them. They must be re-evangelized, about the Catholic Faith and helped to get Psychological Counseling. It is so evil, to teach your kids this nonsense! Keep them, in your prayers.
“A Mexican devotee holds a figurine of Santa Muerte (Saint Death) outside the shrine in Tepito, a rough district of Mexico City, Mexico, 1 May 2011. The religious cult of Santa Muerte is a syncretic fusion of Aztec death worship rituals and Catholic beliefs. Born in lower-class neighborhoods of Mexico City, it has always been closely associated with crime. In the past decades, original Santa Muerte’s followers (such as prostitutes, pickpockets and street drug traffickers) have merged with thousands of ordinary Mexican Catholics. The Saint Death veneration, offering a spiritual way out of hardship in the modern society, has rapidly expanded. Although the Catholic Church considers the Santa Muerte’s followers as devil worshippers, on the first day of every month, crowds of believers in Saint Death fill the streets of Tepito. Holding skeletal figurines of Holy Death clothed in a long robe, they pray for power healing, protection and favors and make petitions to â “La Sant Ãsima Muerteâ”, who reputedly can make life-saving miracles.”
[I find this is very sad, to read about. Little Kids don't know no better. It's the parents who teach fear & scare little kids]
Pray for them
Pope: In the Eucharist, Jesus gives of himself so that our life is not lost.
Continuing the cycle of catechesis “as Jesus prayed,” Benedict XVI dedicates the general audience to the Last Supper. The gestures and words of Jesus. By participating in the Eucharist, “we live in an extraordinary way the prayer that Jesus has made and continually makes for each one of us so that evil, which we all encounter in life, does not act in us or vanquish the transforming power of the death and resurrection of Christ. “
Vatican City (AsiaNews) – Participating in the Eucharist ” we live in an extraordinary way the prayer that Jesus has made and continually makes for each one of us so that evil, which we all encounter in life, does not act in us or win”, “so that our life is not lost, despite our weakness and unfaithfulness. ” Continuing his reflections on Christ’s prayer, Benedict XVI today spoke to eight thousand people who attended the general audience at the Vatican, about the institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper.
The General Audience was marked by the festive presence of some circus acrobats who performed with for the Pope
In his speech, he described the Last Supper as a “especially impressive” and “emotional” moment, where Jesus bids farewell to his friends.” Mark says that from the start of the journey to Jerusalem “he began to tell them that the Son of Man must suffer many things,” “be killed and after three days rise again.”
At that time, the life of the people of Israel “was marked by the approach of Easter, that is by the memory of the liberation of the people.” The Last Supper is inserted into this context but in a totally new context: “Jesus looks towards his passion, death and resurrection, being fully aware of it. He wants to live this supper with his disciples, with a totally different character from other special feasts; it is his banquet, to which he brings something totally new: himself. In this way, Jesus celebrated the Passover, anticipating his cross and his resurrection. “
The “core” of this dinner “are the gestures of the breaking of bread, distributing it among his disciples and the sharing of the cup of wine with the words that accompany them, and in the context of prayer into which they are inserted: it is the institution of the Eucharist “.
In the Gospel stories, said the Pope, Paul and Luke speak of Eucharist / thanksgiving: ‘He took bread, gave thanks, broke it and gave it to them’, Mark and Matthew, however, emphasize the aspect of eulogy / blessing ‘he took bread and said the blessing, broke it and gave it to them. ‘”
The two different Greek words indicate the two intrinsic and complementary directions of this prayer. There is “the thanks and praise” that rises to God for the gift received: in the Last Supper this is the bread and wine. “This prayer of praise and thanksgiving, which rises to God, returns as a blessing, the gift that descends from God and enriches it. Giving thanks, praising God becomes thus becomes a blessing, and the offering given to God Almighty blesses man in return. The words of institution are placed in the context of prayer; in them praise and the blessing becomes a blessing and transformation of bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus
Before the words “are the gestures: that of the breaking of the bread and offering of the wine. He who breaks the bread and passed the cup is above all the head of the household, who welcomes his family to his table, but these gestures are also those of hospitality, welcoming to the friendly communion of the foreigner, who is not part of the house. These same gestures, in the meal in which Jesus took leave of his friends, take on a whole new depth: He gives a visible sign of welcome to the table in which God gifts himself. Jesus in the bread and wine offers and communicates Himself. “
Jesus knows that his life is about to be taken away through the torment of the cross. “With the gift of bread and wine offered at the Last Supper, Jesus anticipated his death and resurrection realizing what he had said in the speech of the Good Shepherd:” I give my life to take it up again. No one takes it from me: I give it myself. I have power to lay it down and power to take it up again. This is the command I received from my Father. ” He offers his life in advance that will be taken from him and thus transforms his violent death into a free act of giving of oneself to others and for others. The violence becomes an active, free and redemptive sacrifice. “
Looking at the actions and words of Jesus, “we clearly see that the constant and intimate relationship with the Father is the place where he realises the gesture of leaving his own, and each of us, the sacrament of love.”
Luke offers another element, that “allows us to see the depth of the moving prayer of Jesus for his friends that night, his attention to each. Starting from the prayer of thanksgiving and blessing, Jesus comes to the gift of the Eucharist, the gift of Himself, and, while as he is gifting it the decisive, sacramental reality he turns to Peter, “and says:” Satan has demanded to sift you like wheat; But I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail. And you, once converted, will strengthen your brothers. ” The prayer of Jesus, when the his disciples are put to the test, strengthens their weakness, their efforts to understand the way of God through the paschal mystery of death and resurrection, anticipated in the offering of bread and wine . The Eucharist is food for the pilgrims that becomes strength for those who are tired, exhausted and disoriented. And this prayer is especially for Peter, so that, once converted, he confirmed the brethren in the faith. The Evangelist Luke recalls that it was Jesus’ gaze that sought the face of Peter when after he had denied his master three times, to give him the strength to continue his journey behind Him. “
Participating in the Eucharist, the Pope concluded, “we live in an extraordinary way the prayer that Jesus has made and continually makes for each one of us so that evil, which we all encounter in life, does not act in us or vanquish the transforming power of the death and Resurrection of Christ. ” We ask the Lord that “our participation in his Eucharist, which is essential for Christian life, may always be the highest point of all our prayers. We ask that, in deep communion with his own offering to the Father, we too can transform our crosses into free and responsible sacrifice, of love for God and our brethren. “