Letter to Wladyslaw Lizon, MP

Renton Patterson, from Civil Rights in Public Education (CRIPE), sent an email to Wladyslaw Lizon, MP for Mississauga East-Cooksville, to congratulate Lizon for his successful efforts to have April 2 proclaimed as Pope John Paul II Day in Canada. Whether Lizon is to be congratulated or criticized for his efforts … Continue reading

Twenty Fifteen

George Orwell’s dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, was published in 1949; the year 1984 has come and gone, but the culturally literate recognize references to words and phrases from the novel: Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, and Newspeak. Although there is no expectation that this post will be as popular as Nineteen … Continue reading

Canadian Mint and Religious Neutrality

The Royal Canadian Mint has delivered a crushing blow to religious neutrality in Canada. The Royal Canadian Mint is issuing pure gold and silver coins to commemorate the upcoming canonization of Pope John Paul II: “These coins honour the extraordinary life and legacy of Pope John Paul II, and his accomplishments of … Continue reading

“The Mind Reels”

Update: The Catholic Register has a March 23, 2014 article on the canonization, which warns pilgrims that unscrupulous tour operators already were trying to sell fake tickets to the [canonization] Mass. What could be more unscrupulous than the Vatican peddling miracles? —————————————————————————————————————— “The mind reels” says Richard Young in his incisive … Continue reading

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