Question: If the Pope can "invalidate" his papacy, just WHO is to make the determination? If Pope X has been validly elected, who is to judge that said X-papacy is invalid? The individual theologian? If my history is correct, an individual theologian with a doctoral title in the early 16th Century condluded that not only Pope X is invalid, but that the papacy per se is invalid. I mean, of course, Luther.
Catholicism is in a difficult position here. I thought that the Pope, the bearer of the … [Mehr]
@Galahad, I am a bit confused. The title of your posting is ambiguous. I interpreted you as meaning that Card. Pell is an example of False Ecumenism and the Jews. Or? Yet the speech of Card. Pell did not, at least with my first reading, say anything in itself "false" or talk about "false ecumenism". Or? If your answer is that the speech is an example of false ecumenism, could you briefly explain why?
Your posting "The Jews and the broken Covenant" lends itself to a Replacement theology re "the … [Mehr]
@Galahad, you have presented an excellent horrifying report. No irony here. The report was very informative, the content was horrifying. My compliments for noting the parallel between Luther and Francis. Howeever, the comparison is not fully fair. Luther actually strays less from the truth that Francis. I explain myself so:
Luther held that humans are sinful, cannot stop being sinful. Because he could find no forgiveness for his sinning, he became despondent until he concluded that God … [Mehr]
"Respice in me" can be translated into modern character terms such as "cynosure". A cynosure is a person of s developed and often compulsive "narcistic personality". Such persons can be nicer than nice so long as the "look at me" is feed with adulatory praise . But, let one be of another opinion and the narcisstic mind turns to rage and represses or rejects his non-admirer. Pope Narcisscus has continually referred to traditionalists in the most unmerciful terms. Where did the Latin phase come … [Mehr]
Correct me someone if my speculaton is wild nonsense, but ... Well it appear on the surface of description that Maitreya has assumed a Catholic form and is, yes, none other than Pope Francis. Honestly, change a word here or there and would not the report be describing Pp Francis?
@romanpoc, Sie haben keine meiner Fragen beantwortet, nur Ihr Prinizip wiederholt. Sie haben dennoch was verwechselt. "Töten" und "hassen" sind nicht notwendig vereint. Ich war immer bereit, aus Liebe, meine Kinder zu schützen, falls notwending durch "töten". Solches "Töten" wäre eine Funktion meiner Liebe für meine Kinder und für mich selbst als Vater. Gibt es was Grüßeres, als das eigene Leben (im Kampf) für einen anderen aufzuopfern. Weil ich Leben liebe, werde ich, wenn notwendig, … [Mehr]
@Romanpoc: Ein jüdischer Kollege hat mich informiert, daß das Verb "(er)morden" und nicht "töten" das hebräisches Wort übersetzt. Muß ich aus Ihren Worten schließen, daß die Päpste der päpstlichen Staaten alle immoralisch gehandelt haben, indem sie die Todesstrafe für die Aufrechterhaltung des Gesetzts benutzt haben? Ja oder Nein? Haben diese Päpste deswegen "Totsünden" begangen? Sind sie vielleicht deswegen alle in der Hölle?
Frage: Sie sind im Nordirak und ein ISIS-Kämper kommt in ein … [Mehr]
Name: Giovanni Battista Bugatti, Spitzname Mastro Titta. Arbeit: Staatshenker, Arbeitslauf: 1796-1865, mit 516 Vollstreckungen der Todesstrafe (normalweise Enthauptung) Arbeitsgeber: Päpstliche Staaten, Chef: jeweiliger Papst Pension: 30 Scudi/Monat vom Papst Pius IX
Confesio: Als Amerikaner, der vollständig hinter der Todesstrafe für die 16 Nazis (inclusiv Göring) steht, und, der es für vollständig moralisch gerechtfertigt hält, daß Israel Eichmann rechtlich verurteilt und hingerichtet … [Mehr]
One added thought: If sex outsight of marriage is being lessened in importance, could it not be that there is a carry over to "no sex" inside the priesthood. If sex becomes too trivalized in its importance, what is the big deal with celibacy of priests?
Question: Did the couples to be married make use of Confession before the ceremoney or did they utter no repentance? If the first alternative is the case, Pope Francis did not place in jeopardy the traditional view. If the second alternative is the case, well he did make former Catholic (and Orthodox and some Protestant denominations) doctrine problematic.
Comment: "Sex outside of marriage", if accepted, will not long remain merely a pre-marital "outside marriage", but transmorph, as it … [Mehr]
Part 2 In order to focus matters I quote from a fatwa of an Islam Online:
"Sacrifice is not a pillar of Islam. ... Not only did the pagan Arabs sacrifice to a variety of gods in hopes of attaining protection or some favor or material gain, but so, too, did the Jews of that day seek to appease the One True God by blood sacrifice and burnt offerings. Even the Christian community felt Jesus to be the last sacrifice, the final lamb, so to say, in an otherwise valid tradition of animal sacrifice … [Mehr]
Part 1 As I begin my comment I just came from the German section of Gloria.tv and learned that Christians are in danger in Tripoli as armed groups have taken control. Groups of Hindus? No, they are Muslims!!! The ISIS fighters are demanding conversion or special dhimis tax. Are these fighters Buddhists? No, they are Muslims. Strange, no? Are THE acts of following Allah to be respected and praised just like the Christian acts of following God? I will come back to these facts below.
@a.t.m.:Danke für die Bemerkung. Sie ist gleichzeitig "korrekt" und "unkorrekt". Zuerstmal "unkorrekt": Ich habe die Funktion von "Conchita" als stellvertretend, d.h., symbolisch für den Seelenzustand Europas verstanden. Das ist zwar sexuell pansexual. Das Gegensymbol wäre "Papst Franziskus", egal welche Probleme ich mit seinem "päpstlichen" Verhalten habe. Deshalb die Benutzung von Anführungszeichen in beiden Fällen. Wenn es um die "Seele" Europas geht, dann bleibe ich mit meiner These, … [Mehr]
Der Artikel ist in vielen Hinsichten sehr einsichtsreich, nur ein Fehlerchen! Und das wäre? Die Redaktion hat den Wirrwarr der heutingen europäischen Identität als eine Art "Schiziophrenie" gekennzeichnet. Diese geistige Krankheit setzt die ursprüngliche Einheit des Betroffenen voraus. "Conchita" und "Papst Franziscus" sind nicht zwei europäische Erscheinungsformen von einer und derselben zugrundlegenden Identität, sondern sind die zwei sich völlig auseinanderschließenden Konhärenten von … [Mehr]
Part 4. Obama's Christianity: For 20+ years Obama attended the church of Jeremiah Wreight whose view of America is summed up as: "God damn America!" Wreight has fused Leftism with religion (called Christiantiy) and treats America as evil, to summarize mildy. Importance of Wreight: The Pastor's general condemnation of America strengthens Obama's negativity towards the West and willingness to excuse Islam. Wreight made it clear to Obama that becoming a Christian in no way was contradictory to his … [Mehr]
Part 1 I have followed the words and deeds of Pope Francies treating them as "dots" to be connected into a coherent "outline". Tentatively I think I have a vague, but revealing outline. Applying this method to Obama is more problematic. I will suggest immediately below a few sources or comments on Obama that might aid the Gloria.tv's viewer who is seeking to understand Obama. The autor of the entry above is shocked that Obama refers to the "Islamic State" is "not Islamic". I would have been … [Mehr]
It seems that three equal principles determine the "open mindedness" of St. Paul's High School, namely: diversity, inclusivity and equality. But this is not so as the principles lead St. Paul's HS into "selective" open-mindedness and that is phoney and suggests a deeper value hidden away.
"Diversity" entails apparent behaviorial patterns that exclude each other, particularly in terms of traditional Catholic teaching. "Diversity" existes in the traditional Church under such norms as Franciscans … [Mehr]
Islam (<<-slm- >> = "Unterwerfung") ist nicht gewalttätig, auch nicht friedlich. Warum? Islam existiert nicht. Was existiert, sind Menschen, die sich nach bestimmten notae religiös verhalten. Das Sein von Islam (wie des Katholizismus) besteht aus den definierenden essentia. Ich folge hier Raymond Ibrahim, einem amerikanischen Kopten. Wenn man sich mit den Quellen (wie Luther mit dem Christentum zu tun versuchte), die aus der Gründerzeit der Religion von "Muslimen" stammen, beschäftigt, wird … [Mehr]
This article deserves serious discussion. if time permits I will briefly indicate in a further comment a different method, i.e., gathering the Pope's deeds and words and then (here is where the method would differ) pasting them together (no camparison with previous Popes) in order to derive an outline of Pp Francis' probable theology. In the light of my pitiful attempt at this method I think it possible to explain that the comparative picture of the Pope is a function of the Pope's own theology … [Mehr]
One can argue plausibly, @Temperance, that Hitler had to go to war (1939) early (= his military was not sufficiently built up) and hence recklessly (despite the early victories << brilliant new strategy of German generals vs. WW I thinking of French generals) because he financed all with deficits, to be paid for by conquered lands or face the collapse of his government. That early start was militarily "reckless", it was "insanity" to continue the war after Stalingrad and/or Kursk plus the … [Mehr]
Just a point of information: The Korean War is not ended, it extends up to NOW! What? What was arrived at between the main combatants, US vs NK, was a semi-permanent truce holding to this day. The war is not over and that has implications. There are legal refinements here, but the truce aspect catches the meaning. Let the US military disappear from Korea and ONE partner of the truce is no longer there. That means that the truce would no longer be valid. North Korean in the past and now … [Mehr]
The Americans army lost some 36,000 soliders--dead, plus many times the number of wounded. The American army was, until recently was stationed between Seoul and the boarder to N. Korea. Why? The North Koreans could not attack and conquer the capital without overrunning the American Army. There was and is not doubt that the North Koreans could do it. Then why the American stationed in an exposed position? If North Korean forces run over the American Army, America is guaranteed to enter the war - … [Mehr]
"The Church must make everyone feel at home," so the words of the onsignor in the spirit of Pp Francis. O.k., let us test the welcome mat. The head of Auschwitz, 1944, after having overseen the murder of thousands of Jews, had Dr. Mengle realize terrible medical experientments on children (many dying in horrible pain), and shot for random fun this or that prisioner feels lonesome and needs company. In this imaginary world, the Nazi MASS murderer takes a walk and goes to the home (at the back of … [Mehr]
@Gregory, I do not know what you are talking about. I know of no wide-spread Christian use of mititary violence either to advance Christianity or to restrict other religions. Islamists have not only mistreated Christians, but Hindus, homosexuals, women and I can go on. I do not see that in Christianity. I see nominal Christians, really fallen away (and in Germany because of the taxing of Christians for their church the fallen away "renounce" Christianity), who have doubtful claim to the term, … [Mehr]
@VRS, thank you for your response. In reality I have been reacting to you and to @Gregory. My The Random House Thesaurus, College Edition lists "evolution" as a synonym of "development". So your oppositional interpretation is wrong. You seem to be taking the term "evolution" from biological theory. Perhaps! I saw last night on German tv an examination of animal types on islands thousands of years separated from the mainland. It turns out that the very same species as those on the mainland do … [Mehr]
@Gregory, you state that "no true Christian or Muslim" can accept the horrors of ISIS and you base this upon your understanding of the "dignity of religion". As I mentioned below to @VRS, the formal object of religious studies constitutes actions and beliefs carried out by religiously acting people. If you want a rational theory of "religion", you must start with the data and not exclude certain sacrifical horrors from religion. If you define a "true" Muslim as being "true" only insofar as he … [Mehr]
@VRS, religions do evolve, including Catholicism. Please consult Cardinal Newman's famous Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine (1845). Development per se does not mean "fundamental transformation". It can mean drawing out insights from previous insights based upon the deposit of faith. And such drawing out is a process of evolving. For instance, a theology of Mary as the Mother of God could not develop, viz., evolve until it was dogmatically ascertained that Jesus is God (Second … [Mehr]
News Flash, News Flash, Sheikh Muhammed Munjaid, a Saudi cleric of importance, former diplomant to the US, has claimed that, according to Islamic law "Mickey Mouse should be killed!". Yes, the Disney cartoon figure, Mickey Mouse is so upsetting to a fundamental believer in Islam that, however one might do it, Mickey Mouse must be killed (perhaps by a mouse-trap?) You can read Michael Ledeen, "Save Mickey from the Terrorists", PJ Media, August 24, 12:18 PM. Rediculous? No! It certainly sounds … [Mehr]