Friday, December 16, 2005

Brief Blogging Vacation

Not that I've been posting all that much anyway, because of exams, but I'm travelling home to Canada tomorrow, to my humble farm where there is no Internet. (That's right, and no microwave or dishwasher either - it's a good life.) So my blogging will be sporadic at best (only when I have the chance to log on at the public library in town).

So on that note, I wish all of you a Merry Christmas. Rejoice in the dwelling of Christ among us.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Embryonic Stem Cells to Cure Disease is "Folly"

Finally, an honest researcher on this topic. I'm so sick of hearing about how embryonic stem cell research will save the world, when there hasn't been any successes to date (that and the whole killing a human being thing). And the discrediting of adult stem cell research (the type of stem cell research that isn't morally reprehensible) rings sooo hollow. I just don't understand it. It's like some researches WANT to end embryonic human life, even in the face of progress on the adult stem cell end.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Canadian Catholic High School Allows Martin to Speak During Campaign

It's bad enough that the school let this openly pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, "Catholic" politician speak to students during his campaign, but the worst part to me was the response of the Bishop of that Diocese. When asked whether he was concerned about the action of the high school in light of the the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' document that condemns Catholic institutions giving platforms to pro-abortion speakers, his response was, "I'm not aware of that document."

Now granted, it's a United States Conference document, but it was the subject of much controversy in the last few years, especially with Kerry's campaign. And maybe non-Canadians are more sympathetic because they don't realize how much Canadians actually know about all things American, including American politics, but isn't this a little irresponsible? I mean, that a Bishop of a diocese has no idea about the norms concerning Catholics in political life? I mean, I can't actually believe that he hasn't heard of this document. And even without the document, the Church has been very clear on the issue of Catholic institutions relating to Kerry Katholic politicians.

Also, the Chairman of the School Board was blathering about having a "world leader" come to speak. Even if Paul Martin was a world leader instead of corrupt and embarrassed politician about to lose his seat as Prime Minister, shouldn't the Catholic school be the one to take a stand. I mean, the public schools politely declined because it's during a campaign, but the Catholic school was just drooling in the sidelines waiting to pick up the scraps. Pathetic.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

She said She'd "Try to Explain" Someday

My disgust for this woman is a little hard to contain. My hope is that when her daughter grows up, she might have a more forgiving spirit than I would.

Imagine, for a moment, attempting to kill your child through an abortion. Then imagine that the doctors made a "mistake," and the child survived the procedure. I can image these things. But what I can't imagine is a mother who sues the hospital that performed the abortion for damages, speaks to a national news source about the burden that is now on her life, and claims that she'll try to explain it to her child someday.

For all you pro-choice people who shout about how pro-lifers don't care about life after birth (a claim that is absurd at best), how is this action not callous towards the life of her 4 year old child? Mommy, why did you try to kill me? How will she explain her actions without inflicting emotional/psychological trauma on her child? And the added fact that this girl was a twin - Mommy, why did you kill my sister? In the end, this woman will have to try and explain why she at one time wanted this precious little person dead. And she will furthermore have to explain why she thought the child was so unbearable of a burden that she initiated a court case to collect damages.

I wonder if she takes Jayde (the child) with her to court so that she can hear the lawyers argue about just how much of a burden she is today, tomorrow and for the rest of her life.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Happy Feast of St. Nicholas!

Here's a link to the history of the saint. My grandfather used to drive to our house every year on the eve of this Feast and drop off a bag full of fruit, chocolate and other small gifts. Like St. Nicholas, he always gave anonymously. We would get a knock on the door, see the bag and then run to the windows in time to see tail lights going down the driveway in the dark.

Here's a link to the St. Nicholas Center's website, which has tons of cool ideas about how to celebrate, plus history, etc.