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Culture, Christianity, Catholic Dogma & The Death Of The West

Culture, Christianity, Catholic Dogma & The Death Of The West

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IRISH CATHOLICS MUST VOTE NO ON LISBON TREATY

Let's all do our part in getting the Irish to vote down the Treaty of Lisbon. I received this publication via email from Modesto Fernandez. Spread the Word.

From
Irish Society For a Christian Civilization: "Can I approve of the Treaty of Lisbon?

The violation of non-negotiable principles raises a grave question of conscience for
Irish Catholics in the face of this referendum.

A spectre is haunting Europe—it threatens you, the Christian future of your family, of Ireland, and of the Continent. It is a European Union without God and without moral principles.

The Treaty of Lisbon seeks to reform, for you and for all Irish Catholics, the fundamental values which govern the functioning of the European Union. These new values are in stark contrast to the non-negotiable principles given by Pope Benedict XVI.

The Pope insists that, in the construction of Europe, there are three areas in which the Church defends “non-negotiable principles”:

* “the protection of life at
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CATHOLIC LUXEMBOURG LEGALIZES EUTHANASIA

Luxembourg was once almost a 100% Catholic Nation but is now the third EU nation to approve euthanasia. One by one Catholic nations are succumbing to the culture of death and rejecting their Catholic heritage. Radical individualism has replaced the notion that every human life has value and has the potential to become a vessel of God's grace. How different the world would be if the leadership of the Church had taken an active role in condemning the predominant culture and teaching the truths of the faith over the last half century.

This reminds me of an interesting e-mail I received from
Marshall who is considering the priesthood:

“It [the Third Secret] has nothing to do with Gorbachev. The Blessed Virgin was alerting us against apostasy in the Church.” ... Cardinal Oddi, quoted March 17, 1990, in the journal Il Sabato

“In the Third Secret it is foretold, among other things, that the great apostasy in the Church will begin at the top.”
... Cardinal Mario Luigi Ciappi, Pope John Paul II's personal papal theologian, quoted in the journal Catholic, March 2002

Well it began at the top and now we are witnessing the destructive effects at the bottom.

LUXEMBOURG (
AFP) — Luxembourg lawmakers have adopted a bill legalising euthanasia, priming the Grand Read More...

CULTURAL SUICIDE IN THE EU--DISAPPEARING YOUTH POPULATION & ONE DIVORCE EVERY 30 SECONDS

A recent report released by the Institute for Family Policies, a nongovernmental organization which helps to promote family issues, reveals the shocking truth of the status of the family in the EU. Their findings are based on member states' and EU official statistics.

"There are currently more elderly people than children living in the EU, as Europe's young population has decreased by 21 percent - or 23 million – in 25 years, 10 percent of which in the last ten years alone."

One of every 25 EU citizens is over 65 years old. In Italy one out of every five citizens is over 65. Italy also has the least young people at 14.2%.

But the greatest loss of young people is in Spain, where the young population has diminished by 44% from 1990 to 2005.


"Despite these figures, the EU population has grown by 8.2% over the last 27 years, now reaching almost 500 million. This paradox can mostly be explained by an ever increasing number of immigrants coming to the EU."

Acccording to the study, in the last year alone, 75% of the population growth in the EU resulted from Read More...