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Friday, November 17, 2006

Cardinal Arinze Podcast and the Beauty of Life

Recently the good couple over at Catholic Familyland Europe asked the blogging Catholic faithful to put the Cardinal Arinze picture up on our blogs, along with a link. I personally love the podcast. The Cardinal speaks so clearly and so brilliantly on matters of faith, morals and the family. He's one of the strongest leaders in the world today (take that Canadian and American governments! especially Liberals and Democrats!). In fact, I'd say he's only bested by the Vicar of Christ himself.

Check out the Cardinal Arinze podcast sometime, he's one of the wisest, most orthodox, most spiritual, fair governing, sanctifying and best teachers on this earth currently. Not only is he a leader in Christ's flock, whom Christ has sent out (He knew the Good Cardinal would be a successor of the apostles) but he is also one of the greatest followers of Christ in the Church militant. For those of you don't know, the Church militant is the name given to the Church on earth.

The Beauty of Life

The gift of human life is one of the most dignifying gifts that can be given or received. I write for a secular audience as well as a spiritual audience. It is most often that secular people cannot grasp the spiritual, but spiritual people have lived a secular life, seen its setbacks and moved on to a superior spiritual life full of richness and grace in Christ. The gift of life is the first step to the gift of everlasting life.

Given how beautiful the gift of life is in itself, it's difficult for me to see how people can say "it's better for that child to be killed than to live a life of incompetance and drooling." Sad, bitter people say things like that. Selfish people who care about their own money, and pleasures of the body. They will say, well I wouldn't want to take care of someone like that, so why should anyone else? But where is the love of the life? How come their minds are so limited that they can't see that gift of life? It is these people who are the self-proclaimed "progressives." There are many of these types in the U.K. and Netherlands.

In 2000, the Netherlands implemented an infant euthanasia program where a panel of doctors will decide weather to commit infanticide on a baby if he has permanent disability or chronic or terminal illness. They brush aside the fact that life should be lived to the fullest and make themselves out to be gods, deciding the fate of mere motrals. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynocologists in the U.K. is now pusing for debate on infanticide now, only six years after the Dutch legalized it.

It was only 400 years ago when the Spanish conquered the pagans in South America, where they used to commit infanticide regularly to make human sacrifices to false-gods. Please see Mel Gibson's new movie Apocolypto. It seems like the "progressives" are actually regressive in their thinking. They want to bring us back to the level of bloodshed of pagan times. In fact, if you've ever seen those pictures of aborted babies, you could conclude that we are already there, given the number of times that happens in North America, let alone the world, every year. This is all thanks of course to liberal ideology, who's cornerstone is secular humanism.

The secular humanist thinks only of the immediate gains of decisions, how will they help the "chosen" or "wanted" people on earth here and now, only thinking of long term solutions and consequenes for a few select issues, namely environmental concerns.

So before we turn our nations back into the pagan butcherfests they used to be, I urge all the liberals to actually consider real human rights such as the right to life, instead of pseudo rights, such as the right to kill vulnerable children in the womb or out, the "right to marry," marriage is a blessing and a calling, not a right, or the right to call up terrorists and not have the government listen in.

Remember, in all situations the child may be happy but the true beauty and happiness lies in the life. The child may be suffering, but the true beauty and happiness in that life, that gift, that won't change. There is always the possibility of things getting worse, but isn't the possibility of things getting better more important? Isn't letting the child live to have a chance at eternal life the best option?

Eternal life is an amazing concept, and I'll talk about more about it in another entry! Father please grant my Char eternal life, so that I may spend it with her, as well as grant all my family and friends all they need to recieve the same gift.

Pax vobiscum,

Allan O'Canada

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

All Saints Day

A Blessed All Saints Day!
This is always one of my favourite Holy Days. I had no idea about this day until about 4 years ago. How amazing it was for me to learn that the title given to everyone in heaven was Saint. I never knew the meaning of the word. Our Secular/liberal Protestant culture usually attributes the name saint to a good person. However, Saints are great persons. How great and difficult a time it is to pass this test on earth to spend eternity away from all labours enjoying the ecstacy and splendors of heaven!

I went to Holy Family Church in Toronto for the All Saints Day Mass. It was truly amazing! The Mass was a Latin Novus Ordo, so it had the correct (more accurate) words of consecration for the Holy Blood. The choir and organ were beautiful, as were the hymns. Nine priests offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and many seminarians and a few Dominicans were present. There was much incense and it smelled so beautiful. God finds the smell of incense pleasing too, especially with the Sacrifice of His dearly beloved Son. I hope my dear one likes the smell of incense;-)

Cord Stem Cells Differentiate to form a Liver

I also got word of an amazing discovery made by British scientists today that the secular media is completely ignoring. Good scientists (who respect life by virtue of their research) have taken cord stem cells and grown a mini human liver from them. This is the second organ (the first was the bladder) I have heard news that either adult stem cells (host stem cells as I like to call them) or cord stem cells. Cord stem cells derive their name because they come from umbilical cords.

What a remarkable discovery! The liver is such a fascinating organ. The organ of purification, where toxins and other product is metabolized and flushed from our bloodsteams. Many people will benefit from this research, such as people suffering from liver cerosis, people with hepatitus A, B or C who acquired it by accident, as well as by sinning, people who have been in terrible accidents, alcoholics, people on liver damaging medications to name a few. Many medications damage livers such as Crohn's disease meds as well as anti-retrovirals for people suffering from HIV.

A discovery like this could end organ donation, where contraversy reigns supreme because some doctors in the US and China will kill people to get at their organs for other people, even if there is a good chance for the donor's recovery. Also with cord cells, if they are from the hosts' cord, there will be no need for immuno-suppressing anti-rejection drugs.
We can only thank Our Loving Father and His Divine Son for such a discovery. Jesus and Mary are the health of the sick. "Every good gift is from above," says St. James the Less. And it rings true even now.

With all this good news, and all the actual cures "not just promise" that this discovery brings, it is interesting why the secular media has not made front page news of this. It is a sad state how our mainstream media has become a Liberal ideology dumping ground that they have failed the common good. They do not give proper place to miraculous medical discoveries because the source of the discoveries is advocated by Pro-Life sources. This discovery is not derrived from the failed and hopeless science of embryonic stem cell research. If it was, guaranteed it would be all over the secular press. Please see related coverage by at:

Pax vobiscum et bonae Omnes Sanctis,

Allan O'Canada