They said to Cherish all the Children

“In light of their recent behaviour regarding the abortion debate and due to their long-running policy on pro-life matters I would not entertain the use of church property for any such meeting”. Fr. Eugene O’Neill, parish priest of St. Patrick’s in Coalisland, Co. Tyrone, on the banning of Sinn Fein from church property.

Hungary Ghouls

Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban, has announced that in a bid to increase the country’s population and combat Hungary’s demographic winter the Hungarian State will offer the free provision of IVF treatment to all Hungarian women.  Just recently Orban’s government nationalised six private fertility clinics and declared the ghoulish-business to be of “national strategic importance”.

In vitro fertilisation treatment involves the laboratory creation of embryonic human life with selected life being implanted into the ‘client’s’ womb whilst rejected humans are ‘disposed’ of, some of them ending up being used for so-called scientific experimental research.

Whilst previous steps Hungary has taken to halt and reverse its demographic decline are to be applauded, this is a ghoulish step too far that must be condemned for the evil that it is. IVF is essentially no different from abortion. Human life is callously murdered and the souls of millions of unbaptised children are ripped from their newly-forming bodies.

A ghoul is a mythical monster that feasts upon human flesh, and especially on children. That is what Hungary has just become.


Pornography and Political Control

Catholic professor, Dr. E. Michael Jones, argues at The Unz Review that “pornography is political control.”

We are told that “Sexual freedom goes hand in hand with freedom of speech” and that “The issue of pornographic images is intrinsically linked to the issue of freedom of speech,” but in reality pornography is a form of control. Pornography has nothing to do with freedom. Pornography is a weapon because, as St. Thomas Aquinas pointed out, lust “darkens the mind.” Lust makes you blind. A blind opponent is easily defeated. Pornography is the weaponisation of Lust ……..

……. St. Augustine brought the biblical story of Samson up to date in his day shortly after the fall of the Roman Empire when he wrote, “It is clear that sin is the primary cause of servitude.” That means, he continued in another passage from the same book, that “a good man, though a slave, is free; but a wicked man, though a king, is a slave. For he serves, not one man alone, but, what is worse, as many masters as he has vices.” …….

……. Man was free as long as he was moral, which is to say as long as he acted according to the dictates of practical reason. Man is not free to be irrational. Man can use his freedom to give into passion, but at that point he becomes a slave.”


The importance of knowing Bethlehem

James J. Zogby writes:

“I have long been troubled by the way so many believing Christians in the West have either been ignorant of or turned their backs on the plight of Palestinians, both Christian and Muslim. Right-wing Evangelicals, under the sway of heretical theology, are so blinded by their obsession with Israel that they cannot see Israel’s victims. Other Western Christians simply just do not know or about the people of Palestine.

I find this state of affairs to always be distressing, but especially so at Christmas time, since the Christmas story we celebrate not only took place in that land, it continues to define the lives of the Palestinians who live in places like Bethlehem and Nazareth.”

Read more at The Jordan Times