Christopher’s Catholic Update

Catholic Family Development Centre

Thunder Pride and Catholic?

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / June 20, 2012

Yesterday I was reading the newspaper from last week, and noticed the Thunder Pride Insert. I sighed a little to myself. Isn’t there a single day I can go without watching our society descend into moral chaos?

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Choice Chain

CCBR Assault and Choice Chain Highlights

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / June 18, 2012

  Here are the video highlights from the June 16th, 2012 Choice Chain in Thunder Bay.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHo44-60IXs

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Abortion Truck

CCBR Speaks in Thunder Bay about The New Abortion Caravan

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / June 18, 2012

I attended and recorded the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethnical Reforms presentation featuring Stephanie Gray and Jonathon Van Maren.  The presentation highlights the new “Abortion Caravan” and pro-life witnessing.  The event was held June 16th, 2012 in Thunder Bay, Ontario.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Exjk3cPTW6s

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There Aint No Pure Church

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / June 13, 2012

Today I stumbled on this article below, titled “There Ain’t no Pure Church” by Mark P. Shea.  In the article he highlights some of the common areas that we as humans fail at, how we are all sinners bound to fail, and how the Church “Ain’t” perfect or “Pure”.  Even though he falls short on some points and borders some dangerous territory, his overall message is genuine.

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CAW Union counter-protests Abortion Van?

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / June 11, 2012

The Canadian Auto Workers Union is organizing counter-protests to the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethnical reforms abortion van. 

On the CAW website, an article dated June 7th urges other members to participate in counter-protests to cooresponding events that the CCBR are going to hold in 7 cities.   These cities are Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Brampton, London, Toronto, and Ottawa. The article states that “anti-choicers” are assembling to overturn legal rights to abortion.

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Corpus Christi 2012

Solemnity of Corpus Christi Chant – June 10th, 2012

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / June 10, 2012

Procession of the Body and Blood of Christ at Corpus Christi Parish, Thunder Bay, ON https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JjVZwB4HLk

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Anti-bullying bill Passes in Ontario

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / June 7, 2012

June 5th, 2012, Ontario passed Bill 13 the Accepting Schools Act 65 yay to 36 nay.  This is another unforunate blow to moral values in Ontario, and Canada.  This Bill seeks to erode religious liberty even further. Even though the ACT is filled with feminist, and anti-Catholic rhetoric the most damaging part to Catholics is the section below.

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Sentimentalism and Violence

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / June 5, 2012

Fr. Dwight Longenecker on his blog gives an excellent analysis of sentimentalism and its distructive force. Personally I have seen some people, and groups attach themselves to this ideology in our churches. Sentimentalism is a twisting and counterfeit of compassion. Please read his full post over at

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/standingonmyhead/2012/03/sentimentalism-and-violence.html or click the readmore

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Feast of Pentecost Chant

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / May 27, 2012

Veni, Sancte Spiritus,    et emitte caelitus    lucis tuae radium.     Veni, pater pauperum,    veni, dator munerum,    veni, lumen cordium.     Consolator optime,    dulcis hospes animae,    dulce refrigerium.     In labore requies,    in aestu temperies,    in fletu solatium.     O lux beatissima,    reple cordis intima    tuorum fidelium.     Sine tuo numine,    nihil est in homine,    nihil…

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Prayers for Unborn

By Saint Gabriels Newsroom / May 19, 2012

Clip(s) of the Prayers of the Unborn Service at the Mausoleum in Thunder Bay, Ontario.  May 14th, 2012. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0UVI_VRSOY

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