The benefit of typing, and writing as a whole, is the ability to formulate thoughts in a methodical fashion. You can take your time and measure your words in a thoughtful and appropriate fashion. Yet, at the time of myself writing this, I find myself struggling to retain my composure over some news I came across hours earlier.
In England, there has been some dark discoveries found of late pertaining to Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) notices. Specifically, the charity Mencap has said they received reports in January 2021 from people with learning disabilities who were told they would not be resuscitated if they fell ill with COVID19.
I’d like to take some moments to discuss the nature of COVID19 vaccines, and how it interacts with the theological and philosophical concept “cooperation with evil”.
Several sites (such as Science Magazine specifically say the cell line used in the development of the vaccine are from an elective abortion that was performed decades ago. There was no specific harvesting of unborn children then, and there’s no specific harvesting of unborn children now related to the COVID19 vaccine. I welcome any reputable citations others may have that points towards the harvesting of unborn children for the COVID19 vaccines, however you’d think someone would’ve presented this at some point in the last several months.
I’ve spent the last several months working on this, and I’m finally able to share it.
To understand Pope Francis, we need to examine the role the consecrated life has om the entire Catholic Church. Specifically, how the spirituality of the five “Religious Orders” shapes the Church as a whole (from the Pope to the laity), and how this had specifically impacted not just this papacy, but recent ones as well.
This particular topic has become rather important to me, so I elected to invest a considerable amount of time to write this lengthy post.
It’d be nice if I could say I always understood, but that’d be lying. It’d also be lying if I said in the past I didn’t actively take up many of the counter-arguments that are prevalent within in the online sphere. Over time, fortunately, there was a change to my mindset, my words, and my actions
In Ottawa Ontario Canada, the Salvation Army have just had approval from Ottawa’s City Council to move from their current location to 333 Montreal Road, in the Vanier area. The Salvation Army said that according to their research, they have many “clients” in the area, and as a result will be able to help more people than they can in their current location. They’re also going to put their money where their mouth is, spending fifty (50) million dollars for the new facility.
For some additional context to this, Vanier has a certain “reputation” in the city. Some buildings look run down, there’s questionable businesses like payday loans centres. The area has been described by many within the city as “sketchy”. As a result, residents of Ottawa (including those in Vanier proper) have voiced some concerns regarding the homeless shelter. During a conversation I recently had, they mentioned four concerns/comments regarding the building of the homeless shelter:
1) Concerns about “the population it brings” (ie; more homeless people migrating to Vanier).
2) Shelters “entrench” homelessness.
3) The quality of life in the area will go down.
4) Only through economics and revenue generation can we fight homelessness. Instead of spending fifty million on a shelter, the money should be used towards grants so people can startup businesses.
For the first point, I mentioned something in my last post about this, but I want to discuss it in more detail. Primarily because it’s personal; I was once homeless myself, and this first point and what it entails is something I know about.
For many years I have posted on the Catholic Answers Forum (“CAF”). During my time there, I saw a conversation involving some posters who were advocates for the Society of Saint Pius X (“SSPX”). The current status of the Society is quite irregular, and their current circumstances can be somewhat difficult to both understand and explain. As a result, I’ve decided to compile some information regarding both the past and present of the SSPX, including a timeline of events and some summaries.
I do not write as much as I used to, my tendinitis in both hands has prevented me from doing so. It’s been quite painful for many weeks now, so I have been wearing hand braces and reserving my efforts for work purposes.
However on this day, I must share a few different notes. Some of which is about my Patron Saint, on this his feast day and after the Transistus. And some words about other things as well.
I’d have an easier time understanding the concept of assisted suicide within Canada if the proposed law strictly stuck with the terminally ill. But, the proposed law doesn’t; in fact many say it doesn’t reach far enough. People are advocating that assisted suicide be available to those with mental illnesses. “Unbearable suffering”, whatever that may imply.
Every year the Archdiocese of Ottawa holds the “St. Don Bosco Gala”, in which awards are given to people for the efforts in youth ministry. This year I received the “Don Bosco: Heart of Youth Ministry” award, which considering that it’s named after the Gala itself is quite the honor.
In lieu of giving a speech, I wrote some thoughts and placed them on the Facebook event, which are as follows: Continue reading
In light of Pope Francis being in the news with his address to Congress, his critique(s) of capitalism, and his comments regarding refugees and immigrants. It brings my mind theological constructs, economic theories, and other socio-political issues – as well as the reactions from both believers and non-believers.