EWTN now on youtube
I prefer the RSS feed which is MP3, but now videos are available.
"...In horrifying yet necessary detail, Sacrilege surveys the full extent of the damage, showing victims failed by bishops, laity, therapists, police, courts, press and even popes. Sacrilege is an essential resource for all those concerned with the history and future of Catholicism..."
so the Pope is right that we should be grateful that this sin is being exposed and hopefully purged.
Of course, those who are at the forefront usually were those who under the guise of compassion wanted to just make it disappear by discounting sexual abuse of teens and preteens is normal and healthy (or at least that is what my teachers in psychiatry in medical school in the 1960's assured us).
And no one sees the irony when these same folks, the powerful in the media and their "reformer" friends insist that just by making promiscuity, homosexual acts, and abortion licit (no longer considered a sin) will "cure" the problem.
At that point, the Singularity holds, human beings and machines will so effortlessly and elegantly merge that poor health, the ravages of old age and even death itself will all be things of the past.If you read the whole thing, it is a rebellion against not only death, but our limited biological bodies.
“There are enormous social and political issues that will arise,” Mr. Clarke says. “There are vast groups of people in society who believe the earth is 5,000 years old. If they want to slow down progress and prevent the world from changing around them and they engaged in political action or violence, then there will have to be some sort of decision point.”
Both cases demonstrate that nothing is more paramount either to the establishment nor to the politically correct sections of the media than the maintenance of a lie. For the lie is in the service of the greater good. High reasons of policy will be invoked to explain why the truth should not be so. But the extreme reliance on fantasy by parts of the Western establishment goes well beyond surrounding a kernel of the truth with a “bodyguard of lies.” Instead it is the lie itself which is guarded by even more falsehoods. Gradually and inexorably, an entire political class has staked its existence on continuation of falsehood. The greater good is the fiction. Deception has become a necessity in itself.
As a result, any moderately well informed individual knows that there is no Islamic extremism, nor even terrorism. There are only man made disasters. Everybody knows that we can borrow our way out of debt, that the welfare state is the sustainable wave of the future; that Egypt has no border with Gaza through which it can provide supplies if it wanted; that the UN has kept Hezbollah from importing hundreds of missiles into Lebanon; that the thought of a handful of Jews has kept hundreds of millions of oil-rich Muslims from attaining prosperity; and that Global Warming is the main danger facing the planet Earth. That these assertions are untrue hardly matters; that they are indisputable is what seems to count. For who shall dispute them?
Reality might. And therein lies the problem.