Saturday, June 02, 2007

Dedicated... to utilitarianism

says Schwarzenegger:

"I am a Catholic and a very dedicated Catholic . . . I know that stem-cell research . . . will save, very quickly down the line, lives and cure a lot of these illnesses.

ah... yes... he is the "Terminator."

At the same event, Premier Dalton McGuinty, another politician who while referring to himself as Catholic supports abortion, backed the California Governor's stance. "I would argue ... there's one moral imperative that transcends all faiths, all culture and all traditions, it would be this fundamental desire to relieve pain and suffering and death where we find it," he said.

Relieving pain apparently means hurting women and killing babies for the "greater good."

Sunday, May 27, 2007

What priest shortage?

The May issue of the Knights of Columbus' magazine, Columbia, has a thought-provoking article by the Rev. Michael P. Orsi. In "Heroes: Then and Again," Fr. Orsi writes,

Our most common mistake is forgetting that God will always provide for his Church. . . . [T]he decline in vocations actually began before Vatican II, and [Sullins' book] points out that the decline in the priest-to-parishioner ratio after Vatican II has been largely offset by the decline in Catholics attending Mass and requesting the sacraments.

This seems so obvious that I wonder why it didn't occur to me earlier.