Melinda Gates and the stupid / I am Catholic and I disagree with the Vatican,,, / stance

I am so bloody tired of people like Melinda Gates who claim to be Catholic and then donate $1B to dump contraceptives on the “poor people” of the world.  I am tired of the media who applaud this hypocrite and then blast the Vatican and traditional Catholics for their “out-of-date” views.  I am really tired of all the so-called Catholics who laud Gates for her efforts.

What is the reality?  The reality is that society has convinced women that it is all right to pour harmful chemicals into their bodies that mess up their natural rhythms, that raise their risk of cancer, that take away any responsibility from the male partner and can create a spontaneous abortion of an embryo.   The reality is that these so-called do-gooders have convinced themselves that it is better to spend $160 to $600 a year on the birth control pill or $150 a year on condoms per woman than it is to spend the money on antibiotics, clean water and education.  The reality is that it would be a one-time cost of $15 to give a woman a basil thermometer, ask the man AND the woman to abstain together for a time every month and have less of a chance of an unplanned pregnancy.  The reality is that we are allowing the world’s wealthiest people (who use almost all the world’s resources) to tell the world’s poorest people that “there are too many of you… stop having babies)!”  If you don’t agree, check out this post from a feminist’s perspective who definitely isn’t pro-Catholic.

Thank about it and check out these links.  You will notice I tried not to use Catholic sources, just in case you want to accuse this Catholic punk of not being totally honest!

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Should you trust your local Catholic school?

Depending on where you are, some of you parents out there might be sending your children to so-called Catholic schools, thinking they are teaching your children the Catholic faith.  Be careful of wolves in sheep’s clothing!  Although this article is specific to Ontario, Canada, I am sure that this is not an isolated problem.  Many Catholic schools have teachers who are Catholic in name only and have less of a true understanding and devotion to Catholicism than a 10-year-old home schooled Catholic youth.  I recently even had a conversation with a Protestant who intended to get a job in our school system with the specific goal of drawing children away from the Catholic church!

If you spot teachers/schools teaching theology contrary to the Magisterium, you need to fight back!  Souls are being lost and we need to stop sitting in the pews, thinking all is fine, deluding ourselves that just because something is named Catholic automatically makes it so!

Where is the outrage?!?

About a month ago, there was an article on CNN where an artist, Sebastian Errazuriz, decided to make a statement by mocking the Eucharist. He snuck some wine into Mass so that when the priest did the consecration, he would have some transformed wine, ie the Blood of Christ, that he could subsequently freeze into popsicles. As if this were not offensive enough, he then served the popsicles at one of his showings. He did this as an artistic statement about what he perceived as fanaticism and violence in Catholicism.

Luckily, this former Catholic had about as much understanding of the faith of your usual lukewarm Catholic. A priest cannot accidentally consecrate wine that he was not aware of, so no real damage was done, except for the fact.that yet another slam had been made publicly against our beloved Church.  Imagine the uproar if an artist burned an effigy of Muhammad or if a mock burning of a gay marriage certificate were done at city hall. There would have been severe and immediate consequences. In fact, even my writing the previous statement, taken out of context, could have my name registered on a government sanctioned homophobia website in some parts of the world.

Once Again, I ask you all…. Where is the outrage?!?

A gay Catholic punk!

In the province of Ontario in Canada, the secular government has passed legislation forcing Catholic schools to have Gay-Straight Alliance clubs (and the name cannot even be changed!), opening the distinct possibility of speakers coming into the schools to preach an anti-Catholic homosexual advocacy message.  This was done under the guise of an anti-bullying campaign.  For an awesome description of Catholic teaching on homosexuality from someone who is gay and for a great explanation as to why this legislation is absolutely and horribly wrong, check out this article!  This young lady epitomizes what it means to be a true Catholic punk!