Friday, May 30, 2008

Attention Canadians!

Apparently, pro "choice" -ers believe only in choices that allow for people to kill their babies. Not freedom of speech for those whose conscience leads them to the pro-life view.

If you are currently pro-choice, and reading this, please take a few minutes to ask yourself if this is the type of activity a free society should tolerate. Are the only points of view worth discussing the ones you agree with?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Monday, May 19, 2008

A scam in Saint Matthew's name

I received an odd piece of junk mail the other day. It offered divine graces and blessings, as well as secret prophecies, and some sort of prayer rug (all inside was paper, no cloth). There was something to open as well that I was not supposed to open until I did something (probably donated money).

There is nothing Christian, or Catholic, about this. If you get something like this in the mail, rip it up and throw it away, and say a prayer for those who get sucked into this scam. Read here for more information.

Catholics care nothing for secret prophecies, and if anyone, priest or layperson, says otherwise, do not associate yourself with that person.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

How to keep strip clubs out of your community!

What does one do when a neighborhood is suddenly faced with a strip club down the street? How do you explain to your small children what the place is?
While I generally believe the argument that Saint Thomas Aquinas makes about keeping brothels legal for the sake of protecting innocent young ladies from overanxious and unscrupulous men (his argument is described here), I think local communities ought to set up laws keeping the places in certain areas of towns (red light districts) IF even allowed at all.
Saint Thomas' argument is not DOGMA, so I would bow to the Church if there is evidence that she teaches otherwise, but mainly, I'm interested in the question of WHAT DOES ONE DO, within the law, to get rid of a place or keep them out?