I could make fun of this, make a joke out of it. Alas, it is joke, one on me and my need for transcendnce, the Holy, the Eternal, the Godly. Outside after Mass, fine. For the limits of my psychology (a type already insulted by the current Pope), this type of "liturgy" is blasphemy! Attendance for me would be a sin! I cannot imagine Jesus imitating the priest and making a fool of himself. At least Modanna could sing.
Why, oh why, is Gloria.tv trying to torture me? The information is not really surprising. Indeed, quote amsing, worthy of "I told you so". But the situation, it brings me into deep temptation to make a joke of it, one not too favorable to the Pope. I will resist, though I hope the two men never embrace eachother because ..... (blep, blep).
I am confused. At first I thought that Gloria.tv was presenting a hero (sounds like than in the text), but then his positions seem to be, well, "heretical". This seems to be Dr Bobus' interpretation below. Gloria.tv does take him for "heretical"? If so, both Gloria.tv and Dr Bobus are not in accord with the Spirit of Francis, not to mention Kasper, Marx, Wuerl, etc. Should not orthodox Catholics "welcome" Fr. F into their midst and celebrate the "positive" features of heresy, e.g., courage to … [Mehr]
K. Marx is sly, change the subject a bit and the subject bothering Catholics is passed over. Certainly there are problems with polygammay, etc. in Africa. But they are not "decadent" problems, but ones of a long standing history in Africa. Aftrican Bishops are seeking to overcome that which is already present. Europe had as culturally a series of sexual values, from which Europeans, including Catholics, are falling away. That is "decadence", viz., the corruption of what is already present. So, … [Mehr]
There is an old saying that one can catch more flies with honey than with a fly-swater. Just how? Well, if the honey is smeared on paper and the flies land on it, expecting a feast, they cannot free themselves from the "honey-ed smeared" paper of death. A fly-swater can, with luck, take out one fly at a time, whereas honey just collects them with sweet death. The article by Mr. Allen is so sweet in tone that it lacks precision (see the next entry below on "precision" re "The Church's Essential … [Mehr]
Der Kurienkardnal hat recht, ohne weiteres. Kultureller Marxismus, Feminismus, Postmodernismus, Modernismus auch sind genau die Ideologien, die die moderne (d.h., westliche) Welt definieren. ABER, so habe ich gehört, aber der Papst & Co wollen nicht nur das offene Fenster zur modernen Welt weiter öffnen, sondern weit in diese moderne Welt hinaus- und hineinspringen und sie in die "deep structure" des Lebens der Kirche hineinziehen, damit die Kirche modernisch relevant für die moderne Welt … [Mehr]
Laut Wittgenstein ist Philosphieren (Denken) eigentlich eine Art Wortspielerei. Andere Regeln, anders Denken. Gut, ich will mitspielen. Kdl. Kasper vertritt, nolens/volens, doch ein Naturrecht, nur daß die Natur metaphysisch einen Okkasionalismus voraussetzt. S. "Gender-Mainstreaming", wobei die psychologische Identität einer Person absolut strukturell nichts mit ihrer biophysichen Identität zu tun hat. Man ist, was man für den Tag wählt, bzw., WILL. Das, was die Mannigfaltigkeit zusammenfügt, … [Mehr]
Pp Francis' contention that corruption is more fundamentally evil than sin is in accord with his Liberation Theology talk about the "structure of sin". In other words, "sin" is a function of human collectives and their structures of action (e.g., economic). The implications is, willy/nilly, that, if one changes the structure, then sin must disappear. If one ceases being corrupt, one will cease sinning. But why is one corrupt? That is the question and the papal answer refers again to the … [Mehr]
Apologizing for the Truth: Catholic journalist Michael Voris has profusely apologized for having truthfully reported last weekend about Cardinal Burke’s truthful statement that the Pope was harming the Church by not speaking out openly about the crazy ideas floating around in the Synod. Voris apologized for having given the impression that he – Voris – was criticizing the Pope. But Gloria.tv believes that Voris has now to apologize for giving the impression that defending the Pope is in … [Mehr]
Oh, you innocents, you youth of today. Years ago, many indeed, long before any of your were even a twinkle in your fathers eye (and maybe before your father was feven conceived) there appeared on the moral scene something (and I remember it) called "Situation Ethics", an ethics that considered itself as accepting the moral teachings of Jesus, namely: LOVE! (Before I continue, does not the reduction of Jesus' teaching to the content of love sound like proclamations made today, particularly by … [Mehr]
Well, what do you? Pope Francis' behavior, particularly faced problems of upkeep (physical and financial) of the Sistine Chapel, has applied the "capitalistic" thinking described by Ludwig von Mises in his Human Action, a 900 page tractatus on pure praxeiological and monetary acts of human. In other words, the Pope has wisely acted as a capitalist and has been able to calculated monetarily only because of the value of money produced by market exchange. Whereas the Pope's "renting out" the … [Mehr]
All thinking leads to sytematization >> system. Previous or traditional theologians started from cognitive info derived from Scriptues, tradition and developing existant doctrine. "Cognition" is the principle of traditional thinking. What to do is a fuction of what is known to be. Pope Francis has as his idiosyncratic principle of thinking: feeling good, helping others (as they are). sweet bubbling emotionality (and occasionally hugging men). The principle forming this thing is "incoherence", … [Mehr]
I repeat my suggestion to Gloria.tv. Remain shy about politics. I have watched Glenn Beck for years and still do as much as possible and read daily his The Blaze. I (with three doctoral titles from three different countries) do not like being accused of being a part of "the dumbed-down American public" and being "confused and cemented in Rabbinic lies ..." and manipulated by a "Zionist Court Jester", influeced by perhaps the future "most dangerous man in America" (not Obama or H. Clinton, … [Mehr]
I do not know exactly who is proposing the "Vat II New Church" creed. Perhaps @Galahad can clarify that for me. Let me, however, comment upon the last thesis, i.e., the "tree with religions icons (? religion ?). 1. During my teaching stint (during Benedict's reign) at Seminario Redemptoris Mater in Brasilia, the aspirant priests were taught to see "Jesus" in each person or Jesus' love for each person. If this is what is mean by "the Divine in each person" I cannot see any specific problem. a. … [Mehr]
Wörterbuch: Deutsch-Englisch: Gender = Geschlecht. Punkt!!! Man, hoppla, "es" mißbraucht Englisch, um hinterlistig Geschlecthlichkeit vom pyschischen Sein zu trennen, d.h., "Mann", "Frau" oder "genderless" wird zu einer willkürlichen Identitätswahl des Individuums. Auf englisch ist das nichts anders als "split personality", eine geistige Krankheit in der anomalen Psychologie. Dazu sind gleiche Chancen nicht Gleichstellungung (mein Gott, das klingt wie Hitlers "Gleichschaltung"), sondern gestztl… [Mehr]
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 … [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, das … [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 Zimmer … [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 hat, … [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?