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  • Alfie Evans’ non-existent coroner’s inquest – what are they trying to hide?

    05/10/2018 5:31:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    JohnAllman.UK ^ | May 9, 2018 | John Allman
    The very first post on this blog concerned a court case I had brought against a coroner, about an inquest into a death.  Since then, there has been a long, drawn-out court case against a council that occurred because a police officer took exception to some of the earlier posts on this blog, all of which are still here.  That case is presently in Strasbourg, awaiting a decision on admissibility. It looks as though I am not going to be able to escape from my duty, which seems now to be to bring another court case before long, this time against the...
  • Why Was Alfie Murdered Before His Second Birthday?

    05/10/2018 10:37:22 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Restore DC Catholicism ^ | May 9, 2018 | restore dc catholicism
    Last week I and others pondered aloud the very real probability that the British medical system, with the collusion of Britain's legal system and even the Roman Catholic hierarchy in that country, murdered Alfie Evans in cold blood.  They did the deed just before he attained his second birthday, which is today.  The timing of that is no coincidence.  They appeared in a hurry to have him die before he reached his second birthday, and there is a reason as explained here. "Oh, it's just a tin-foil-hat crank conspiracy website!", one may poo-poo.  If you believe that, did you search...
  • Princes of the King of Heaven, Enemies of the Prince of the World

    05/06/2018 8:24:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | May 6, 2018 | Fr. George Rutler
    The exotic concept of spontaneous generation was taken seriously by astute thinkers for a long time before the invention of microbiology. Of course, they knew about the proximate process of birth, but the biological source of life itself exercised such minds as Anaximander six hundred years B.C. and Saint Augustine, Shakespeare, and the philosopher of fishing Izaak Walton, and was at least a puzzle to Darwin. Spontaneous generation was the theory that living organisms could arise from inanimate matter, like fleas born from dust, or mice from salt and bees from animal blood and, in the speculation of Aristotle, scallops...
  • MIRACLE IN MOBILE: Boy comes back to life after parents sign papers to donate his organs

    05/06/2018 7:19:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    KSLA News 12 ^ | May 4, 2018 | Devan Coffaro
    MOBILE COUNTY, AL (WALA) - A story you'll see only on FOX10 News-- A local boy is being called a miracle after suffering severe brain trauma from a dune buggy accident. He came back to life after his parents signed the paperwork to donate his organs.13-year-old Trenton McKinley of Mobile was playing at a friend’s house two months ago. He was riding in a small utility trailer being pulled by a dune buggy for kids. Trenton says his friend pressed on the breaks suddenly, causing the trailer to flip. He says he quickly threw his friend’s 4-year-old niece off into the...
  • When Peter Cried Wolf and Spooked the Sheep

    05/06/2018 5:18:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Torch of Faith ^ | May 5, 2018 | admin
    An Apocalyptic Atmosphere When it comes to discerning the nature of this moment in history, the apocalyptic thrust of the Catholic headlines would give even the most moderate of thinkers pause for thought. Just to give an overview:- The Rome of Francis hosts the occultic Katy Perry to give a talk on transcendental meditation; promotes a presentation on ''Fake News'' by the disgraced Msgr. Vigano of ''Letter-gate'' infamy; and gives out spooky ''meditating eye'' erm, charms, to participants... Over in Germany, Cardinal Marx utters gushing praises of the evil Karl Marx and the Communist Manifesto; claims that, if it were...
  • King David's city discovered? Ancient site linked to biblical kingdom, archaeologists say

    05/03/2018 7:51:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/02/2018 | JamesRogers
    Archaeologists in Israel have uncovered an ancient site that may offer fresh insight into the ancient biblical kingdom of David and Solomon. Researchers from Bar-Ilan University have been excavating the remains of a large house dubbed the “Governor’s Residence” that was destroyed by a fire in an 8th century B.C. Assyrian military campaign. The impressive four-room home, located at Tel ‘Eton in the Judean foothills, had at least two stories and its ground floor extended over 2,420 square feet. Occupying high ground at the top of a mound, the house was carefully built with deep foundations. Large masonry stones were...
  • Ancient Christian Ruins Discovered Under Former ISIS-Held Territory

    05/03/2018 7:00:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/2/18 | Hollie McKay
    MANBIJ, Syria – For more than two years, ISIS forces who occupied this northern Syrian city paid little attention to the tip of an old gate on an empty mound of land where they dumped trash. They were clueless the gate ran several feet into the ground down to something they might well have destroyed had they known: The ruins of an ancient Christian refuge, or early church, possibly dating back to the first centuries of Christendom’s existence, under the Roman Empire. “I was so excited, I can’t describe it. I was holding everything in my hands,” Abdulwahab Sheko, head...
  • TX Bishops and the Culture of Death

    05/03/2018 3:43:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Church Militant ^ | May 3, 2018 | Bradley Eli,
    Texas bishops are actually supporting end-of-life directives that allow Texas hospitals to kill their patients much the same as U.K. hospitals did to Alfie Evans and Charlie Guard. The Texas Advance Directives Act (TADA) allows hospitals, not patients or family members to decide when to withdraw life-sustaining care from patients if doctors deem continued care to be futile. The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB) last year showed strong support for the measure: "Human intervention that would deliberately cause, hasten or unnecessarily prolong the patient's death violates the dignity of the human person. ... TCCB strongly supports §166.046 as indispensable for ensuring dignity at end of life."  In other...
  • Lawyers, Media on Alfie: ‘They’ve Killed Him’

    05/02/2018 4:01:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Church Militant ^ | April 28, 2018 | Juliana Freitag
    As the world received the terrible news of Alfie Evans' passing this morning, his Italian team of lawyers and consultants was still working tirelessly to exhaust all possible means to get him to Italy. Monica Boccardi, one of the four lawyers from Giuristi per la Vita ("Lawyers for Life"), who had been following Alfie since last July, was on Italian television a day before the infant's tragic death.    Lawyers for Life had taken the case to heart because "firstly, it isn't just a case. It's a child. A defenseless child. It's David against Goliath," she said. Boccardi also complained of "judicial harassment" by the...
  • UK Prime Minister: ‘Important’ that ‘experts’ decided Alfie Evans’ fate

    05/01/2018 5:55:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 1, 2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    British Prime Minister Theresa May has finally weighed in on the Alfie Evans case, offering condolences to the family but ultimately siding with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. During a visit to Brooklands Primary School in Sale, Greater Manchester on Monday, May received a question as to whether she would support Alfie’s Law, legislation proposed by British Member of European Parliament Steven Woolfe to restore parental rights over medical decisions in similar cases. Alfie died Saturday at Alder Hey, which had removed his ventilator five days earlier in defiance of his parents’ wishes. Alfie’s doctors said he had an undiagnosed and...
  • Alfie Evans was given 4 drugs just before he died: report

    05/01/2018 2:28:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 41 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 1, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    UK toddler Alfie Evans allegedly died within hours of receiving four different drugs from a nurse at Alder Hey hospital, Italian media is reporting. The information that Alfie was given four injections has also been obtained by LifeSiteNews from two different sources with connections to the Evans family.  Alfie Evans died in Liverpool’s Alder Hey children’s hospital on Saturday morning at 2:30 AM. According to Italian newspaper La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana, a nurse entered the child’s cubicle after his father Tom had been called aside and gave him four drugs. A source close to the family told LifeSiteNews that these were...
  • Here's how Alfie died

    05/01/2018 10:22:41 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    La Nuova via google translate ^ | May 1, 2018 | Benedetta Frigerio
    Alfie held up the removal of life support, but Alder Hey denied the oxygen brought to the child without permission. The baby was not fed for 36 hours and the lung infection was not treated but it was still stable, so that Thomas was convinced to have almost one foot out of the hospital that negotiated the silence of the press in exchange for more contributions vital. Just before the child was given small drugs.
  • Alfie Evans and the Experts

    04/30/2018 6:07:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 28, 2018 | Ross Douthat
    Some magazine stories are fishhooks; they work their way into your mind and don’t come out. Rachel Aviv of The New Yorker has written several such pieces in the last year, including one about an African-American mother’s battle to keep her brain-damaged daughter alive after the girl was declared clinically dead, and another about the way court-appointed legal guardians in Nevada exploit the elderly placed into their care.I’ve been thinking about both stories while watching the drama of Alfie Evans, an English almost-2-year-old with a devastating brain condition whose parents were denied the chance to move him to another hospital...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Tom Evans and Kate James - (Real) Catholicism is With You!

    04/30/2018 5:19:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Torch of Faith ^ | April 30, 2018 | admin
    The law of the Lord is without spot, converting souls: the testimony of the Lord is faithful, giving wisdom to little ones (Psalm 18:8). This is an important message which we hope will soon reach Tom, Kate and their supporters. It is already clear from the ministrations of Fr. Gabriele Brusco, the practical assistance provided by Catholics from England and abroad, the many exchanges on social media, the prayers of Catholics last week outside of Alder Hey and all around the world, and the various articles which we have ourselves posted here, that grassroots Catholics everywhere wholeheartedly support you. Their...
  • The Corruption Of The Oath Of Hippocrates

    04/29/2018 7:50:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Catholic365.com ^ | September 21, 2014 | A. Patrick Schneider II, MD, MPH
    For 2500 years the Hippocratic Oath had guided, guarded and grounded the medical profession. It was a source of professional unity and pride, as well as an ancient and trusted ethical compass that assisted the profession (and patients) in the navigation of both familiar, as well as unchartered waters. Its certain call for physicians to be defenders of life, not destroyers of it, did not survive Roe and Doe. This is a commentary on the original Hippocratic Oath and the corrupted version. The Hippocratic Oath is attributed to Hippocrates of Cos (469-399 B.C.), who is also called the Father of...
  • Alfie Evans: Another Child Sacrifice on Britain's NHS Altar

    04/27/2018 7:51:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 27, 2018 | Joe Herring
    I admit, my reaction to the plight of young Alfie Evans is colored by my experience with my own grandson, Joseph, who suffers from a similar disorder. I see Joseph's innocence in Alfie's eyes, and I struggle with the marked physical resemblance between Alfie and Joseph at that age.  I also vividly recall the doctors counseling my daughter to abort her pregnancy, to save her child from suffering. "He will likely live 18 months, certainly no more than three years," they told us solemnly.  Joseph celebrated his 17th birthday in February of this year.
  • Could the Alfie Story Happen Here?

    04/27/2018 4:24:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | April 26, 2018 | Steve Skojec
    Yes, I know there are other things going on in the Church and the world, but the Alfie Evans story continues to eat up the majority of my attention, whether I want it to or not. We are watching one of the milestones in the descent of Western Civilization into madness play out before our very eyes, and despite the massive worldwide attention, nothing seems capable of staying the hand of evil. Court arguments have been tried and failed; appeals have been exhausted. International medical professionals and ethicists have weighed in. Diplomatic efforts have been attempted.But Alder Hey Hospital and...
  • Vatican hospital director: ‘Ideological battle’ is keeping Alfie Evans in UK

    04/27/2018 3:08:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 27, 2018 | Calivin Freiburger
    IMPORTANT: For live updates on the Alfie Evans case click here. ROME, April 27, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- The director of the Vatican-run hospital that had offered to treat Alfie Evans is accusing those holding the 23-month-old boy in the United Kingdom of doing so for ideological motives. “I suspect [Judge Anthony Hayden’s denial of Alfie’s transfer] responds to an ideological battle and that the decision does not respond strictly to legal reasons,” Mariella Enoc, director of Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital, told the Spanish paper ABC. Alfie’s doctors say he has an undiagnosed neurological condition that has resulted in serious and...
  • The New Atheism May Be Finished, but Its Sad Legacy Lives On

    04/27/2018 10:14:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/27/2018 | Randal Rauser
    The movement that became known as the New Atheism was born in the smoldering ruins of 9/11. It was the horror of that scene, perpetuated by terrorists driven by a radical Muslim ideology, that convinced several atheists that the root problem was religion. Like secular versions of the biblical prophets of old, they concluded that they needed to speak out and denounce the dangers of religion with a new boldness and ferocity. Sam Harris led the way in 2004 by when he published The End of Faith. That book exhibited a strident, anti-religious message which helped it become a bestseller....
  • World watches as Alfie Evans’ life hangs in the balance - live updates (11:20 pm ET; 4/27/18)

    04/27/2018 8:52:48 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 27, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean and Pete Baklinski
    April 27, 11:20 AM ET: The Christian Legal Centre has released a statement regarding its involvement in Alfie Evans' case. They are defending themselves against comments made by a judge and from criticism in the way case was handled.  "Again, we underline that our driving concern throughout our short involvement in this case has been to contend for little Alfie’s bests interests and to serve his parents," they write. "Having reviewed the case with Mr Evans, we believed that Alfie’s ‘best interests’ would be served not by allowing him to die but by respecting his parents’ wish to take advantage...