Milan, Italy, Jul 29, 2009 / 04:12 pm (CNA).- Police in Milan detained a Brazilian transsexual on Sunday after he stripped naked in front of the altar during Mass and began to attack the priest who was presiding over the Mass.
The incident occurred at the Church of St. Babila at the 8:30am Mass on Sunday.
According to ANSA news agency, the subject entered the church and approached the altar, where he stripped naked. “Afterwards he took a pole used by the sacristan to close doors and approached the celebrating priest. Several people in congregation tried to stop him, and the man went to the baptismal chapel and began striking a commemorative plaque full of money, which he tried to steal.
Police arrested the Brazilian man and charged him with theft, property damage, public disruption and resisting arrest.
The Roman Catholic Church condemned Ricardo Oyarzun's plans for a show featuring the models, and a conservative group tried unsuccessfully to block it in court."
"We look on with special pain and deplore those acts which seek to tarnish manifestations of sincere love toward the Virgin Mary, which end up striking at the dignity of womankind by presenting her as an object of consumption," Chile's Episcopal Conference, which includes Catholic bishops, said in a statement.
The show is more evidence that Chile, heavily influenced by the church for decades, is shaking off its reputation as one of the most socially conservative countries in Latin America."
Catholics have a responsibility to make reparation for such blasphemies against the Immaculate Heart of Mary which were enumerated by Jesus himself to Sr Lucia of Fatima:
1. Blasphemies against the Immaculate Conception.
2. Blasphemies against Her Perpetual Virginity.
3. Blasphemies against Her Read More...
From Dailymail: "Girls as young as 13 will be urged to have contraceptive jabs as part of Government plans to curb teenage pregnancy rates.
Officials claim using long-lasting injections and implants rather than daily pills will make it easier for teenagers to control their fertility."
For teenagers to control their fertility or for the government to control their fertility?
But critics warn that the scheme, which is being rolled out at teenage pregnancy 'hot spots' around the country, will promote promiscuity.
There are also fears the move could fuel the spread of sexually transmitted infections and that the powerful drugs, which render girls infertile for up to three years, are unsuitable for their young bodies.
The Government has written to 21 councils where teenage pregnancy rates have stagnated or risen, telling them to push long-acting reversible contraception injections and implants.
It also wants more school-based contraception clinics to be set up, the Sunday Telegraph reported." Read More
From Lifesite: "On Sunday, November 9, a band of about 30 homosexuals stormed a church in Lansing, Michigan. Some were well dressed and were stationed inside Mount Hope Church, where they pretended to be normal Sunday worshippers; others were outside dressed in pink and black.
The group of self-described homosexual anarchists, Bash Back!, claims the evangelical church is guilty of “transphobia and homophobia.” The group says that it fights for "liberation," opposes "all forms of state power," and urges members not to condemn certain methods of promoting their cause "on the Read More...
Is there any wonder why our culture has become perverse and sex-obsessed when Christians reject and/or neglect the most powerful assistance to live out the Christian life--the Eucharist? Just for a moment, contemplate the percentage of human beings who believe in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist--I am certain, as you will be fter listening to the following podcast, that this figure correlates with those who are able to resist the world and live a truly chaste life, whether in marriage or as a single person.
Here is a little blessing for your listening pleasure-- Fr John Hardon's simple yet deep words about the Eucharist and chastity. The following podcast is approximately 26 minutes long but well worth your time. You can hear why he may become a saint. To listen: FR HARDON PODCAST.
From dailymail (HT: Stella Little): "Pupils need schools to help them cope with the dangers of modern life such as binge drinking and substance abuse, according to the Government.
"Ministers said putting social education on the national curriculum for five- to 16-year-olds would help cut teen pregnancy rates and binge drinking.
Schools Minister Jim Knight said making social and health education compulsory was "a bold move and a necessary one".
"We need structured classroom teaching ... Parents bring up children, not schools or governments, but schools can help guide them through the maze of issues and prepare them for the transition from child to adult."
Mr Knight said the system would be flexible enough to allow schools to take parents' values and beliefs into account."
Yes, they will take note of the parents values and then they will trample on them and the innocence of the five year olds, nevertheless. Dare I say children need God, His laws and the knowledge of eternal reward and punishment to do the right thing--not a relativistic, sex-promoting government program.
And from Fr John Hardon S.J.: "Sexual suicide is sexual liberation that has created a society hostile to the family and the institution of marriage. It is a society that fails to recognize the natural order of the male and female gender. Sexual suicide is the ultimate destination of “feminism”: female inferiority and familiarity and familial disintegration. Sexual suicide is the pollution of a culture by false ideas and misused technology. The result is an erosion of love and family that reduces sex to a form of sexual massage...Sexual suicide is the wide spread virus of radical feminism that has penetrated the culture of so many Western nations."
Women have become sex objects for the pleasure of noncommittal men who no longer feel the responsibility of rearing or financially supporting their offspring. Women who become pregnant and carry their babies to term are left to support the "family" while their children are deprived of a mother and a father. Rather than gaining equality with men and liberation from men, women have become inferior slaves to men's basest nature---sloth and lust. Suicidal sex will destroy us.
A new report indicates a quarter of all Italian couples regularly take part in adulterous wife swapping. According to yesterday's La Stampa an estimated 500,000 Italian couples are officially swapping partners at private sex clubs.
Excerpts from independent: "The La Stampa article, primly struggling with whether to call this new Italian predilection a "passion" or a "hobby", said wife swapping had increased everywhere "at a rate that makes you dizzy", largely because of the internet which had stripped away the taboos.
The source with which the newspaper arrived at the one-in-four figure was a Rome-based body called The International Federation for the Protection of Rights and Freedoms, or Federsex, for short. The organisation has 500,000 members that meet Read More...
According to an article in FT.com:
"Since Gardasil’s approval last year, there have been reports which have cited 11 deaths and adverse events which range from Guillan-Barre syndrome, Bells Palsy, seizures and fainting. The vaccine has also been linked to blood clotting and heart problems.
Also, out of 42 pregnant women who received the vaccine, 18 had complications that ranged from fetal abnormalities to miscarriages."
A pharmaceutical investor summed up up the vaccine: "[A]n estimated 10 – 12 million girls and young women are being vaccinated for an illness that is not considered an epidemic is a dangerous premise. He said there are approximately 15,000 to 30,000 cases of cervical cancer in the US, and if caught early it’s almost always curable. He asked, ”It’s not a great vaccine and so all of a sudden you throw deaths in the mix, is the risk reward all that good?”
"Dr Abby Lippman, professor of epidemiology at McGill University, noted HPV is neither an emergency nor a crisis, and as a consequence advises against the ”mass vaccination” situation that has arisen.
"She asked, ”Why can’t we take some time to realize its benefits and harms before we immunize school girls? Before we have a public health crisis, policies should be decided on harder data when we don’t have a crisis to deal with.”
Where are the feminists to defend women's bodies against the pumping of potentially deadly chemicals into young girls? They are silent --because their priority is maintaining free and uninhibited sex for women-- and for that no price is too high.
Another recent article reveals that Birth Control Pills Are sparking an Environmental Debate. This is not new news--it is rather ignored news. Many reports indicate Read More...
The suicide rate among young girls, aged 10 to 14, rose 76 percent from 2003 to 2004.
Health officials are puzzled by the increase and are watching to see if it is a trend or just a "blip."
Puzzled? Girls have been duped by our culture to think that fornication is empowering and fulfilling. They get this message in schools, from the sex obsessed media, and from their peers. Once these vulnerable girls engage in this soul-destroying act they experience a taste of hell on earth. The most precious gift that God has bestowed on women is frittered away and the girl is left feeling empty and used. Our creator made our sexuality for marriage and procreation--and when this is not respected sexual suicide results.
Fr John Hardon S.J. stated: "Sexual suicide is the pollution of a culture by false ideas and misused technology. The result has been an erosion of true love and family life that reduces sex to a form of sexual massage... How perverted American society has become. [W]oman’s maternal sexuality is diminished, reducing Read More...
From Irish Examiner: Convicted sex offenders in Sweden are free to read pornography in their cells following a court ruling that has angered the prison service.
The Supreme Administrative Court in Stockholm last week ruled that the Swedish Prison and Probation Service had no right to deny a rape convict access to his adult magazines.
Prison officials had argued that reading porn would interfere with the man’s rehabilitation programme.
They also said the magazines posed a security problem for staff and other inmates because they could increase the risk of the man relapsing into criminal behaviour.
This comes on the heels of a nationwide removal of religious books from prisons in the United States. On the one hand the Swede's must permit sex offenders their pornography magazines, while on the other, prison officials are removing religious books, including Christian books, from prison bookshelves because they Read More...
So often we hear that the sex abuse claims in the Catholic Church were brought about by the requirement of celibacy. But what of the sex abuse claims within protestanism where there is no requirement of celibacy? And what of the sex abuse claims in the secular world? One could argue that those who are not celibate are therefore "satiated" and are less likely to engage in sex abuse crimes. But this is not the case. Below are sex abuse statistics for three of the nations largest insurers of protestant churches:
Church Mutual Insurance Co. insures a total of 95,000 churches and worship centers and 1,000 religious groups. Church Mutual has received an average of about 100 reports a year alleging child sex abuse, and an average of about 100 reports a year alleging other sexual misconduct over the past decade.
GuideOne Insurance Co. insures a total of 43,495 churches-worship centers, and 1,505 religious groups. GuideOne has received an average of about 160 reports of child sex abuse a year, and 40 reports of sexual misconduct each year for the past two decades. The total amount in claims paid over the last five years has averaged approximately $4 million per year excluding attorney fees.
Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Co. insures 27,000 churches-worship centers and 3,000 religious groups. Brotherhood has received an average of 73 reports of BOTH child sex abuse and other sexual misconduct each year for the past 15 years. A total of approximately $7.8 million has been paid out in claims for sexual misconduct and child sex abuse over the past 15 years.
Today moderation of the sexual appetite is seen as unhealthy, while its uninhibited expression is seen as virtuous. The steep decline in sexual morality is the great indicator of our times. Knowing our nature Satan has placed irresistable temptations all around us in the modern world that render our sexual appetites Read More...