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Priest Says He'd Love to Celebrate Gay Weddings

Yup. This headline says it all, doesn't it? "Same-sex marriage welcomed by Catholic priest, hopes to officiate weddings on Tiwi Islands."

ABC.net:

If the Catholic Church would allow it, Father Pat Mara would love to marry a same-sex couple.

"I know a lot of people who have same-sex attraction and I see just the goodness in their heart, the honesty and their desire to have equality," he said...

Father Mara said gay marriage in the Catholic Church could one day become a reality, but perhaps not in his lifetime.

"Things are always shifting in the Church, and since we've had Pope Francis a lot of other things have shifted," he said.

"In terms of same-sex marriage, I don't think so, not in my lifetime.

"But the only thing that doesn't change is change, so anything can happen in the future."
Because Catholics aren't confused enough nowadays. Terrible.

If the Church becomes exactly like the world, what will the world need the Church for?


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The Importance of "No."

I am the uncool Dad. So I made this video. I hope you enjoy. It's called The Uncool Dad and the Super Awesome Power of "No."





*subhead*The power of no.*subhead*

War on Christmas is Inside the House. INSIDE!

Secularists don't much like Christmas. That's understood. Secularists secularize. Not a tough concept. So when they attack Christmas we get it. But when we get those who are celebrating Christmas working against Christmas, that's like an enemy behind the lines. That's sort of a bigger problem.



The NY Times reports that many who celebrate Christmas don't see it as a religious holiday. What the what?! Sooooo...the birth of Christ isn't a religious holiday?

In 2017, 55 percent of Americans said they celebrated Christmas as a religious holiday, including 46 percent who saw it primarily as a religious holiday and 9 percent who said it was both religious and cultural. Thirty-three percent celebrated it as primarily a cultural holiday, the study said.

We all get it. It's why I've long said that Hallmark is the devil's network. The devil, I say. And I watch it! You've got to admit that formulaic plotting and ok acting is addictive. That's why it's eeeeeevil. Here's my thinking. The Playboy channel is something I'd have to pay for. I don't. Hallmark is pretty much part of your basic cable package. And now they've got two channels (presumably because the devil has two horns.)

And Hallmark is all about Christmas. But not Christmas. It's all about a winter holiday that kinda' looks a little like Christmas but no nativity scenes and very very few mentions of baby Jesus at all. They do have Candace Cameron Bure which helps but still...I say next year they should have a special starring Candace Cameron Bure and Tim Tebow. Dude, talk about a ratings boom! I'm just spitballin' ideas here folks.

Anyway, in short, Hallmark=Satan's network of sin and filth. It's corrosive, not because it's sin and filth, you see. It's corrosive because it's Christmas without Christ. And that eventually leads you to sin and filth. Today it's the Hallmark channel. Tomorrow it's the Playboy channel. By next year you'll be watching snuff films on the dark web.



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A Beautiful Christmas Video from the Faithful Benedictine College

Love it. If only every Catholic college created such beauty.



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College Features Care Bears Display for Stressed Students

Look, I took my grades seriously in college. But the thing is, college is the easy part of life. Life is hard. This story is why we're in trouble.

Campus Reform:

A dorm display at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst is using Care Bears to help students who feel “grumpy or stressed.”
“Feeling grumpy or stressed? Let the Care Bears help!” the display states above a large, hand-drawn rainbow adorned with bit of advice for students.
"Frankly, I just think it’s ridiculous. The people that live in this dorm are either 20 or 21 years old." Tweet This

“It’s important to take care of ourselves! Self-care is an active choice and you should treat it as such,” one section proclaims, while other suggest that students “surround yourselves with supportive people” and “reminders of what you love.”
The display also suggests goofing around with friends, making time for fun, eating healthy, and getting enough sleep.


Yes. Let's keep infantilizing our youth for the low low price of $60,000 per year. Please allow me to drop a little truth bomb on you that will surprise no one. Care Bears and participation trophies are NOT a recipe for raising children to become adults.

The irony here is that we're treating them like babies but essentially encouraging them to take part in adult behaviors such as drinking and sex. Well, maybe we should pick one. But they want to have adult decision making choices but none of the consequences. It's essentially a second graders vision of being an adult with all the perks and none of the downside like having a job or being responsible for the care of others.

I sometimes think that my kids have it so easy because they all know the value of hard work and that decisions have consequences. They are prepared for the real world. But then I remember that by the time my kids become adults, the infantalized will be in charge. God help us all.

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Pediatrician: Here’s What I Did When a Little Boy Patient Said He Was a Girl.

Michelle Cretella, M.D., president of the American College of Pediatricians, wrote a column that I wish everyone would read. It's important.

As a pediatrician for nearly 20 years, that’s how many of my patient relationships began. Our bodies declare our sex.

Biological sex is not assigned. Sex is determined at conception by our DNA and is stamped into every cell of our bodies. Human sexuality is binary. You either have a normal Y chromosome, and develop into a male, or you don’t, and you will develop into a female. There are at least 6,500 genetic differences between men and women. Hormones and surgery cannot change this.

An identity is not biological, it is psychological. It has to do with thinking and feeling. Thoughts and feelings are not biologically hardwired. Our thinking and feeling may be factually right or factually wrong.

If I walk into my doctor’s office today and say, “Hi, I’m Margaret Thatcher,” my physician will say I am delusional and give me an anti-psychotic. Yet, if instead, I walked in and said, “I’m a man,” he would say, “Congratulations, you’re transgender.”

If I were to say, “Doc, I am suicidal because I’m an amputee trapped in a normal body, please cut off my leg,” I will be diagnosed with body identity integrity disorder. But if I walk into that doctor’s office and say, “I am a man, sign me up for a double mastectomy,” my physician will. See, if you want to cut off a leg or an arm you’re mentally ill, but if you want to cut off healthy breasts or a penis, you’re transgender.

No one is born transgender. If gender identity were hardwired in the brain before birth, identical twins would have the same gender identity 100 percent of the time. But they don’t.

I had one patient we’ll call Andy. Between the ages of 3 and 5, he increasingly played with girls and “girl toys” and said he was a girl. I referred the parents and Andy to a therapist. Sometimes mental illness of a parent or abuse of the child are factors, but more commonly, the child has misperceived family dynamics and internalized a false belief.

In the middle of one session, Andy put down the toy truck, held onto a Barbie, and said, “Mommy and Daddy, you don’t love me when I’m a boy.” When Andy was 3, his sister with special needs was born, and required significantly more of his parents’ attention. Andy misperceived this as “Mommy and Daddy love girls. If I want them to love me, I have to be a girl.” With family therapy Andy got better.

Today, Andy’s parents would be told, “This is who Andy really is. You must ensure that everyone treats him as a girl, or else he will commit suicide.”
As Andy approaches puberty, the experts would put him on puberty blockers so he can continue to impersonate a girl.

It doesn’t matter that we’ve never tested puberty blockers in biologically normal children. It doesn’t matter that when blockers are used to treat prostate cancer in men, and gynecological problems in women, they cause problems with memory. We don’t need testing. We need to arrest his physical development now, or he will kill himself.

But this is not true.
You can read the whole thing at The Daily Signal. In short, folks, you're being lied to. I know you know it. But we've all got to do a better job of telling people. The thing is, everyone I know in real life uses "I won't assume your gender" as a joke right now. But what they don't understand is that their children are being taught that as a reality. They say that's being liberal and kind and...progressive.

And then our enemies just have to wait until we die and then...they win.



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NY Times: Uhm, It Turns Out That Contraception Does Cause Cancer.

Old NY Times: It's nuts to say that modern contraceptives cause an increase in breast cancer.

New NY Times: Uhm.

"The study, which followed 1.8 million Danish women for more than a decade, upends widely held assumptions about modern contraceptives for younger generations of women. Many women have believed that newer hormonal contraceptives are much safer than those taken by their mothers or grandmothers, which had higher doses of estrogen."

Old NY Times: It's nuts to say that abortions are linked to any increase in breast cancer.

Stay tuned...


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Nothing Says Christmas Like a HIllary Angel on your Tree!

Hey, there's no better way to celebrate the birth of our Savior than with a failed pro-abortion politician on top of your tree.


HT twitchy

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Priest Targeted, Killed in Phillipines

Fides.org:

Marcelito Paez, called Tito, an elderly priest of the diocese of San Jose, was killed in the Philippines. As confirmed by Bishop Roberto Mallari, who leads the community of San Jose, in the central part of the Filipino island of Luzon, he was shot by four motorcycle-riding gunmen around 8 pm on December 4 as he was driving through Jaen town. He was rushed to a hospital in the nearby town of San Leonardo and died about two hours later due to gunshot wounds. It was a real execution, that Bishop Mallari "strongly condemns", asking the authorities "to investigate and do justice to his death ". So far no criminal group has claimed the killing.

As Fides learns, there is strong indignation and disappointment among the faithful in the diocese and throughout the Catholic community in the Philippines. Vigils and spontaneous prayer meetings have brought together the local faithful, whom the Bishop invited to "stay united in prayer for justice".

Paez was a diocesan priest who served the diocese for more than 30 years and retired in 2015, although he continued his pastoral and apostolic work. In his service to the Church, he was known for his active involvement in the defense of social justice, especially in human rights issues that affected the poor. For many years he had been part of the Commission for the social action of the diocese, at the head of the "Justice and Peace" office.
The priest was currently the coordinator in Luzon of the "Rural Missionaries of the Philippines RMP", a body that in the Philippines brings together religious men and women and lay people, men and women, founded in 1969 by the Association of Major Superiors in the Philippines, with the idea of offering an active Christian presence in rural areas.

Just on the day he was killed, Paez assisted in facilitating the release of political prisoner Rommel Tucay who was detained in a prison in the city of Cabanatuan.
"It is a very serious act. The execution is a brutal act that aims to sow terror among those who oppose the militaristic and despotic nature of Duterte’s government and to silence those who continue to denounce extrajudicial executions and violations of human rights", says Sister Elenita Belardo, of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, National Coordinator of the "Rural Missionaries of the Philippines" to Agenzia Fides. "We do not know who the perpetrators are and we want a serious investigation to be carried out.
There's thoughts that this violence and similar violence against missionaries is coming from the top of the government.

From what I've read, it seems this priest knew the danger he was in but persisted in defending human rights from the government.

Sister Elenita Belardo, of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, National Coordinator of the "Rural Missionaries of the Philippines said, "We believe that President Duterte is ultimately responsible for the ongoing attacks against rural missionaries, activists and human rights defenders during this period."

The 20th century was a horror for Christians. You know what, the 21st century might be worse.

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Shock News! People OK with Killing the Unborn are OK with Beating Teenagers!

In the least shocking twist in our national saga, a woman who supports mutilating small babies when they are inconvenient, felt it was perfectly fine to slap around a teenage girl who was inconveniently reminding her that all life is sacred. So yeah, she kinda' brought it on herself.



The attack on the 15 year old girl occurred across the street from a Planned Parenthood in Roanoke Virginia. A Liberty University student captured the incident on film. You know, that university that earns a roll of the eyes from liberals just at the mere mention of the name. But here's the thing. This young girl who was affiliated with Students for Life of America was ACROSS THE STREET ON PUBLIC PROPERTY! But that's not good enough because those who believe in the right to kill others also feel it's within their rights to beat you down for mentioning God and that maybe...y'know...killing people is not an optimal event.

Mind you, if this were a case where a pro-lifer smacked a pregnant woman upside the head, we'd have the ladies from The View doing location shots. Rachel Maddow would already be furrowing her eyebrows about the troubling rise in anti-abortion violence brought on by Donald Trump. And Wolf Blitzer would still be talking about Russia so no change there but you know what I mean. But truly, this incident will not be seen as pro-choice violence. Nope. This is an aberration. A local crime story as they say.

Oh wait, this just in, ABC's Brian Ross is reporting that the 15 year old may be Donald Trump's angry love child who may have been shouting Tea Party rhetoric at the poor women who thankfully had brass knuckles in her purse to fend her off...from across the street.




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