Does this mean that ol’ Nathan may not already be in Heaven after all?

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Arguing that a Catholic funeral is no place to offer “high praise” to the deceased, the Archdiocese of Ottawa has decreed an end to the longstanding practice of allowing eulogies at Ottawa-area Catholic funerals.

“Contrary to popular belief,” reads a February church decree, “eulogies or words of remembrance are not an official part of Catholic funeral rites.

“In the Christian funeral, we gather not to praise the deceased, but to pray for them.”

Eulogies are indeed a non-Catholic invention, and while many dioceses stay faithful to the no-eulogy rule, Ottawa’s Catholics have apparently lapsed in recent years.

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Catholic Church “caves” to Canadian provincial government on homosexuality. Accepts censorship.

WHITEHORSE, Yukon, Oct. 18, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Catholic Diocese of Whitehorse has obeyed an order by the Yukon government to remove Church teaching on the sinfulness of homosexuality from its policy on pastoral care for same-sex attracted students in its publicly-funded Catholic schools.  Critics have pointed out that even in the title of the new policy, the ‘truth’ has been removed.

The original policy contested by the government was called ‘Living with Hope, Ministering by Love, Teaching in Truth.’  The new policy title reads: ‘One Heart: Ministering by Love.’

The original policy, published in the spring of 2012, sparked opposition from media, homosexual activists, and some citizens in the town of 20,000 last spring because it expounded the Catechism’s teaching that homosexual acts are “gravely depraved” and the homosexual inclination is “objectively disordered.”

The controversy culminated in then-Minister of Education Scott Kent sending a letter to Whitehorse Bishop Gary Gordon in which he effectively told the bishop that Church teaching on homosexuality was barred from publicly-funded Catholic schools because it violates the equality provisions of Yukon law.

Bishop Gordon, who also serves as the diocese’s religious education director, agreed to draft a new policy, which he released in July.

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Editor’s note: Heroic virtue in the Catholic bishopric? Not so much!

Canadian pro-lifers “think outside of the box” to stay within the law and foil baby-killers.

Protesters from the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical reform have been demonstrating in Hamilton for about a month. Some of those protests involve hanging a banner over the Linc with the slogan “abortion kills children” and a bloody photo of a fetus.

But protesters aren’t attaching the banner to any city property — instead, they’re tying the banner to their bodies and standing next to the edge of the overpass. That technicality ties the city’s hands, says Ward 7 Coun. Scott Duvall.

“We were hoping to get them on the sign by-law, but they are not hanging these signs on public property, they are attaching the signs to their bodies,” Duvall told CBC Hamilton.

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A large-scale, state-backed celebration of kinky sex.

I went to Ottawa’s Pride Parade last week.  I didn’t just happen upon it – I attended it. You may think I’m crazy; I know my wife did.

When my LifeSiteNews editors asked me to go, I had no small amount of trepidation. But after pondering it, I actually started to feel that I had a kind of duty to attend – no matter how odd that might sound from someone who’s dedicated his life to defending the natural family.

But it’s precisely because I defend the family that I thought I better go. You see, I write on homosexuality all the time. I read the homosexual websites, I follow the activists and all the latest news on the issue. I’ve studied the claims of the homosexual agenda, and tried to understand the issue from their perspective.

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Henry Morgentaler: The holocaust survivor who helped inflict the holocaust of abortion on Canada, dead at age 90.

He didn’t mind being hated and to a certain extent, didn’t actually notice it. Politicians, for example, have to develop a rhino hide against criticism, but Henry never did because he was indifferent to the opinions of people he didn’t respect. He always had his pit crew, a women’s rights team that regularly meets to celebrate the anniversary of that stunning 1988 Supreme Court of Canada decision on abortion. But he also had a distance, the dubious gift of knowing that there was nothing worse that life could throw at him.

“I knew I could not save my mother [in Auschwitz in 1944]. But I could save other mothers,” he told me for a 2003 Globe and Mail profile. “It was an unconscious thought. It became almost like a command. If I help women to have babies at a time when they can give love and affection, they will not grow up to be rapists or murderers. They will not build concentration camps.”

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Editor’s note: What a bunch of c-r-a-p! What a legacy of death and destruction! What a sad, horrifically misguided soul and totally wasted life!

Oh, Canada! Government Minister of Education claims that a Catholic school must be ‘open’ to teach for a few hours during class that Jesus could very well be just another mythical figure.

Loyola High School will appeal a decision by Quebec’s Court of Appeal that forces the Jesuit-run school for boys to cease teaching its Catholic course on religion and morality and switch to the “secular” and “neutral” Ethics and Religious Culture course (ERC) provided by the province’s government.

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Canada is killing itself. Almost 100,000 abortions each year.

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