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Want to be a true ‘progressive’? Be Catholic.

 The Church has long shown the flaws in ersatz 'progressive' ideologies. Catholic progress is divinely ordered progress.

May 1, 2018 (The Catholic Thing) – In our culture, there are many abused terms, but perhaps the most abused is “progress.” The word comes originally from the Latin for “going forward.” The Renaissance gave the word a distinctly subjective meaning – new ideas about person and government that preceded their application in concrete terms, for example. The Industrial Revolution added the expectation that technology was going to solve the world's problems. It did not, of course; it just created a world of machines, without the necessary human moral development.

Historically, the greatest misuse of the word started when progress began to be understood simply in terms of ideas. When this or that elite constructs an idea of progress, their visions may or may not have anything to do with reality. Karl Marx, for example, may have been moved by the harsh conditions of workers, but all he proposed were alternative ideas about ownership and government. And not very good ones, as it turned out, as we can see quite well in the 200th anniversary of his birth this year.

There was no guarantee (except in his mind) that Marx's ideas would lead to the “progress” that he envisaged. Forcing the complex dynamics of the world to fit his ideas caused the deaths of tens of millions. That is a verifiable fact – and does not constitute progress. Yet surveys show that many philosophy departments in America still teach Marxism as a serious subject.

The Church has long shown the flaws in ersatz “progressive” ideologies – Pope  Leo XIII already knew where socialism would go in 1891 – which is why those who embrace such ideologies hate the Church.

But let's consider progress and the Church more closely. Joseph Ratzinger reminded us, decades ago, that our faith in the Divine Trinity comes out of the concrete historical experiences of Jews and Christian.

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Armes, cannabis, tabac et alcool saisis à Saint-André-d’Argenteuil

Les policiers du poste de la MRC d’Argenteuil, en collaboration avec le Service des enquêtes sur la contrebande de la Sûreté du Québec, a mené récemment deux opérations en lien avec la contrebande d’alcool, de tabac et de cannabis, à Saint-André-d’Argenteuil.

Police officers from the MRC d'Argenteuil station, in collaboration with the Contraband Investigation Service of the Sûreté du Québec, recently carried out two operations related to the smuggling of alcohol, tobacco and cannabis, in Saint- Andre-d'Argenteuil.





Search and rescue (SAR) is the search for and provision of aid to people in distress or imminent danger. The general field of search and rescue includes many specialty sub-fields, typically determined by the type of terrain the search is conducted over. These include mountain rescue; ground search and rescue, including search and rescue dogs (such as K9 units); urban search and rescue in cities; combat search and rescue on the battlefield and air-sea rescue over water.

International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) is a UN organization that promotes the exchange of information between national urban search and rescue organizations. The duty to render assistance is covered by Article 98 of the UNCLOS.


Search and rescue have many definitions, depending on the agency involved and the country in question.

Canadian Armed Forces and Canadian Coast Guard: "Search and Rescue comprises the search for, and provision of aid to, persons, ships or other craft which are, or are feared to be, in distress or imminent danger."

United States Coast Guard: "The use of available resources to assist persons or property in potential or actual distress."

United States Department of Defense: A search is "an operation normally coordinated by a Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) or rescue sub-center, using available personnel and facilities to locate persons in distress," and rescue is "an operation to retrieve persons in distress, provide for their initial medical or other needs, and deliver them to a place of safety."

Types of search and rescue

  1. Ground (lowland) search and rescue
  2. Mountain rescue
  3. Cave rescue
  4. Urban search and rescue
  5. Combat search and rescue
  6. Maritime search and rescue
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_and_rescue


Air and marine Search and rescue duties in Canada are the responsibility of the Canadian Forces and Canadian Coast Guard in conjunction with volunteer organizations. The Department of National Defence (DND) coordinates the coordinated search and rescue system. SAR operations are organized by Joint Rescue Coordination Centres (JRCC). The JRCC is staffed 24 hours daily by SAR coordinators from the Canadian Coast Guard and Canadian Forces. Authority for the provision of maritime SAR is assigned to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans by the Canada Shipping Act and the Canada Oceans Act. Ground and inland water search and rescue (GSAR) is the responsibility of provinces and territories, with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and other police forces coordinating operations, often using volunteer GSAR teams operating in specific areas under provincial coordinating bodies.

The Canada Shipping Act, most recently passed in 2001, is the framework document that funds international SAR activities.

Some municipalities and provinces have their own SAR units:

  • Halton Regional Police Service Marine Unit - using marine craft on Lake Ontario
  • Toronto Police Service Marine Unit - using marine craft on Lake Ontario
  • Peel Regional Police Marine Unit - using marine craft on Lake Ontario and rivers in Peel Region
  • Ontario Provincial Police Marine Unit - using marine craft on Great Lakes (excluding Lake Michigan) and Georgian Bay
  • Durham Regional Police Marine Unit - using marine craft on Lake Ontario and lakes within Durham Region
  • York Regional Police Marine Unit - using marine craft on Lake Simcoe
  • Niagara Regional Police Marine Unit - using marine craft on Niagara River and Lake Ontario
  • Vancouver Police Department - using marine craft on waterways around the City of Vancouver
  • Heavy Urban Search and Rescue (Toronto) - using land base equipment
  • Brockville Police Service Marine Patrol Unit - using a boat on the St. Lawrence River

There are also volunteer non-profit associations that conduct SAR in Canada:

  • British Columbia has 80 community-based volunteer Groups in B.C. providing GSAR services within assigned areas in conjunction with Police, ambulance and other agencies. The GSAR Groups are represented by the British Columbia Search and Rescue Association
  • Alberta / BC Cave Rescue, Alberta/British Columbia
  • Canada Task Force 2, Alberta
  • Civil Air Search and Rescue Association
  • ERT Search and Rescue
  • Grande Prairie Technical Search and Rescue Association, Alberta
  • Halifax Regional Search and Rescue - Nova Scotia
  • North Shore Rescue, British Columbia.
  • Pincher Creek Search and Rescue, Alberta
  • Québec Secours, Québec.
  • River Valley Ground Search and Rescue, New Brunswick
  • Roberts Bank Lifeboat - Delta, BC
  • Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCM SAR)
  • Sauvetage Bénévole Outaouais - Ottawa Volunteer Search and Rescue - Ottawa, ON and Gatineau, QC[
  • Search and Rescue Manitoba (SARMAN), Manitoba
  • Vancouver Urban Search and Rescue (Canadian Task Force One), British Columbia
  • York Sunbury Search & Rescue - New Brunswick

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