Peter Baklinski

‘98% of Catholics contracept?’: Not true for hardcore Catholics

Peter Baklinski

A group of faithful Catholic ladies who grew sick and tired of hearing ad nauseam the White House’s Cecilia Munoz’s tidbit that “98 percent of Catholic women have used contraception” decided to take the matter into their own hands and run their own poll.

Catholic Sistas knew that the study quoted by the White House was conducted by the Guttmacher Institute, a research organization founded by Planned Parenthood. They knew that this meant that the final figures would probably be skewed (which in fact they were). So they decided to poll the women who read their blog and ask them the big C question.

What they found should make Cecilia Munoz eat her Planned Parenthood funded study and then some.

Of the 1000 women who voluntarily responded to the poll, only 18% were using contraception. Almost 60% of respondents used a method of natural family planning that is consistent with Catholic teaching.

While the poll isn’t a scientific survey by any means, nonetheless, its results are what one should expect when polling faithful Catholics.

The ladies from CatholicSistas.com scoff at the poll used by the White House.

“When you poll non-Mass going Catholic women who don’t have a firm stake or understanding in the [Catholic] Faith, can we really be surprised that the contraception numbers are 98%?”

While the ladies at CatholicSistas.com know that their sample population — drawn mostly from supporters of their blog — skews the final results, nonetheless they believe that they have accomplished something significant. They have showed America that there are a number of women out there who are faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church. They have given a voice to the many wives and mothers who have chosen to be faithful to the teachings of the Church on contraception.

“Even if our stats are slanted because our population is more devout, it leads us to reconsider what really matters,” said one member from CatholicSistas.com.

And in the end, what is it that really matters? Here are my two bits: that true morality can never be the slave of statistics, and that doing the right thing often means doing it alone.

To the ladies from CatholicSistas.com and all their supporters, I say ‘Bravo’ and ‘keep up the good work!’


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‘Kid President’ gets it right in letter to new-born baby (VIDEO)

Peter Baklinski
Peter Baklinski

If every person had the attitude of this kid towards new life, then believe me there would never be another abortion. Ever. Again.

“And you, you’re awesome. You’re made that way!”

“You’re made from love, to be loved, to spread love!”

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This kid has it spot on. Well done.


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Unborn had ‘right to live’ and ‘strict’ protections in ancient Persia: journal

Peter Baklinski
Peter Baklinski

Abortion advocates turning to history in an attempt to find justifications for the killing of children in the womb will have to skip over the entire history of ancient Persia it appears.

According to a study released last year by the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Iran, Ancient Persians saw abortion as murder, as “cutting off the roots of life and the most important blessing of God.”

“Therefore, in their view, abortion equalled murder, and both doctors and priests condemned it,” the study, titled An investigation into the ancient abortion laws: comparing ancient Persia with ancient Greece and Rome, found.

So much did the Persians value the “foetus as a living person equal to others” that they did not even have a rape or sexual abuse exception. Abortion in every case was “considered to be a murder” and due punishments were “meted out to the mother, father, and the person performing it.”

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The authors conclude: “In ancient Persia, even the foetus had the right to live, and governments designed strict laws to protect it.”

“Severe and equal punishment for all persons involved in abortion and the measures as well as supporting laws to protect the wellbeing of the mother and child suggest that the aim of Persian legislation was to prevent abortion…”

How awesome is that?!

See full study here.

[H/T Big Blue Wave]


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Heartbreaking photo: Young girl covers her eyes as nude men walk past during Gay Pride Parade

Peter Baklinski
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Warning: Some people may find the images in this blog post disturbing. Viewer discretion advised.

Earlier this week, our managing editor Steve Jalsevac published a slideshow with his photos from the 2011 Toronto Gay Pride Parade. Many of the photos were shocking. But one commenter pointed out a detail in one photo that many people probably missed. 

The photo says it all: Naked men marching in Toronto’s Pride parade, showcasing what supporters cheer on as the advancement of “gay rights” and “sexual liberation.” The naked men march past men, women, and yes even children. Everyone is encouraged to celebrate “diversity.”

Oh, but what’s this? A young girl with blond hair in a turquoise teeshirt knows that something is wrong.

The girl, maybe 8 or 9, doesn’t want to see naked men displaying their genitals. She feels assaulted by what she sees. She implicitly understands that her innocence is threatened by what she sees. She knows something wrong is happening.

She does the most natural thing: She hides her face in her hand to protect herself. She doesn't want to see the genitals of naked men.

Who will save the children?


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